Posted on Monday, 31st May 2010 by The Red Knight
When news broke yesterday that The Red Knights would be abandoning their bid to take over the club, the news was met with dismay by many fans.
Many feel that this is the end of the Green & Gold movement (despite the fact that 45% of the consortium still wanting to push on with a bid) as the Glazer family have cemented their position that they won’t sell the club.
It was never going to be easy to get the Glazers to sell up and unfortunately it looks like the Red Knights despite all the pressure they and MUST applied have failed for now. It appears that their bid may have been too reliant on public participation ie non renewal of season tickets and playing off media reports on how badly the Glazers were running the club. To be fair it seemed to work but again any bid was always dependent on the Glazers playing ball and they didn’t.
Although many United fans aren’t happy that the bid has failed, looking through forums and the web in general the response I have seen from some is peculiar to say the least. Many fans have taken the stance of ‘I told you the bid would fail’, whilst others seem to have lost interest and given up on the Green & Gold movement and are ready to accept the Glazers which right now isn’t what we need.
Of course this is a minority but at this current moment in time, we need to be more United than ever as it’s times like this that in remaining firm and showing the Glazers that despite their insistence that they won’t sell we still are not happy and we will still protest. Despite the fact the Red Knights won’t press forward with a bid we are still unhappy and will still protest.
Very rarely do things of these nature pass without problems and obstacles and what would we be if we gave up at the first one that has appeared? I’m not trying preach, these are just my 2 cents on the situation. Some will disagree and say it’s time to be realistic but I think I am, there is still plenty of life left in the movement as long as we the fans remain positive.