It's all very well and good moaning about our overall situation, but I can't see how a protest will benefit anyone. The board already knows we're up the creek without a paddle, and they don't need to be constantly reminded, and more importantly neither do the players. All it does is fire up the fans about how poorly run our club is.
I remember when Rooney burst onto the scene and everyone was chuffed to bits that we finally had a lad capable of something in our team. All our worries of finance, and where our next win was coming from, went out the window and optimism finally returned. Many believed that was our chance, and Rooney's shot at becoming a club legend.
It should be the same today. Sure, we've just offloaded a few players but we have a fantastic talent in Ross Barkley, who's showing all the quality's of a future star. How is all this protesting nonsense going to affect him? Does anyone really think that a kid like him is going to want to be involved in this? No.
At the rate we're going, we'll either:
A. Cause the board to sell Barkley to balance the books, then claiming that the protests meant they 'had to do it'.
B. Force Barkley to hand in a transfer request to get out of such a negative environment.
C. Find a buyer, become the next Man City and forever lose talent like Barkley in the youth system due to us simply buying established players.
To be honest, I'm not happy with any one those options, and it still hurts seeing 'Wazza' banging them in for Utd, as no amount of money in the world compares to a local lad netting the winner for us (can't wait for Hibbo to do it). I don't know how I'd cope if Barkley and Rodwell were the ones setting him up! I'm not saying that we're a one-man-team, but does anyone really want to sell the 'young guns' to fund the purchase of Moyes' "Cahill formation V.2"?
In a nutshell, I really can't see any good coming from this protest. The fans need to prove to investors that we're the club to be buying, we're the club that will support the club as a whole through thick and thin, not that we mouth off at the board seemingly every time something doesn't go our way. Hopefully the players prove me wrong and use it to fire themselves up and knock a few past Given. We'll find out shortly.