Ahead of the next few games and in light of the recent news to come out of the football club, we wanted to outline our plans to give fans as much notice as possible. More information will follow but we hope that there won’t be any further disruption to these plans prior to these events. We are constantly working on more ideas after suggestions from fans so if there are any updates to plans for the day, we will advise.
Leyton Orient (a)
Saturday 11th September
Pay on the Day
We have finally had it confirmed that Saturday’s game will have a pay on the day option, which is great news and supports our cause. We have really pushed for this and we thank Leyton Orient themselves and also Leyton Orient Fans Trust for their efforts with this. We want as many fans in the ground as possible and we want to create a great atmosphere (as we always do!), especially in the 4th minute when we have a show of solidarity against poor ownership in football. For clarity, while there will be a pay on the day option, you will have to purchase tickets beforehand so please ensure that you allow the appropriate amount of time for this to avoid lengthy queues
We have been pushing the sale of these all week and we hope to see a number of these in the away end as a visual for supporters as we cheer the lads on. If you get the opportunity to purchase one before weekend and take it with you, that would be fantastic!
Solidarity – 4th Minute
We have also made Leyton Orient aware and we are encouraging fans to come together in the 4th minute to call for the owner to leave by being as vocal as possible. This symbolises the 4 years that the current regime have been associated with or club. It therefore makes it all the more important that we arrive early at the stadium.
Flags & Banners
Take your banners and flags and make yourself heard. Orient have confirmed that they have no intention of confiscating these on their way into the ground but this is obviously at their discretion. Let’s remember that while we have incredibly strong feelings about the ownership of the club, we are representing ourselves and the entire fanbase, so we want to ensure that everything is passionate but also peaceful/lawful so please refrain from entering the field of play or throwing objects on the field. There is an incredible amount of goodwill around at the moment from other clubs and supporters for our cause, and we want to retain that support and if possible, even generate more by helping us spread the message. There is also the increasingly important matter of 3 points at stake the team will need our support.
Saturday 18th September
Your Protest. Your Way.
There will be organised a protest for this fixture and at this stage and we have notified and invited the local and national press to attend and add more weight behind our cause. The recent news out of the club regarding tickets changes nothing from our perspective and may just add more weight to the numbers inside and/or outside the ground. We have billed it as Your Protest, Your Way because we appreciate some people will be boycotting Boundary Park and others will still want to attend and make their voices heard in the stadium. We support both courses of action and don’t feel it’s appropriate to make people choose. We only want and need maximum effect with whatever we do.
The plan for the day will be to meet outside the main stand entrance at 2pm with our flags, banners and we will make our voices heard in a passionate, lawful and peaceful manner.
For those that want to go in the stadium, we encourage you to do so and to make your voices heard in the correct & lawful manner. We want as many people as possible to attend and let the regime hear exactly how we are feeling.
Thank you to those that have already confirmed their willingness to attend and help PTB coordinate throughout the day, if there are any people out there that are willing to offer their assistance, please get in touch via the usual means.
Our protest in December 2019 was a huge success and set us on our way, we want this to be bigger, better and even more passionate.
Saturday 25th September
We appreciate that this will more than likely be an all-ticket affair, so are prepared for this. We will be looking to go down a similar route as the Leyton Orient game, with flags and banners and collective chants in the 4th minute, although we will not currently be asking for a show of solidarity in the same manner. Please keep hold of your wigs or whatever you may wish to use to show your unhappiness at the way the club is being run. We will keep you informed on this as with the current landscape things are always subject to alteration.
Finally we need you to spread the word to your family, friends and anyone else who can attend to stand loud and proud alongside us against Hartlepool. This is your club it is time as a fan base to show the owners the strength of feeling by standing together in unity. If there was ever a time for a fan base to be unified it is now.
The next few weeks are massive in terms of media attention and to show the owner that he is no longer wanted at the club. As recent as this week, he has sought to divide us and to somehow make us feel that it is OUR actions that are ‘hurting the club’. We are taking a stand for what is right and it is clear that he doesn’t like that level of opposition. He may dig his heels in, but we are Latics fans, we are resolute and we are as loyal as they come…and we will be here long after he has gone. We can deliver that message yet again, loud and clear.
Let’s Reclaim the Faith!!