The Society Board has decided that Saturdays mass protest should be a GREEN Card protest and not red.
There are a number of very important reasons for this.
- The ownership / purchase situation is very much up in the air so it is very difficult to target individuals / bids for support / criticism without knowing where we will be on Saturday morning. Things are changing so quickly so we need messages that will remain valid whatever the situation.
- I have had in depth consultation with the media (their coverage is vital) and they are very positive about the association of Argyle / Green Army / Green Cards
- We can use Green as a positive (protest messages below)
- This fits in with the Brighton and Fans Re-United protest
- Green paper is cheaper than red ..... Just kidding.
The clear messages for the protest are
1. Save Our Club
2. Green for 100% support of our players / staff
3. BIL to pay up or get out
4. Brendan Guilfoyle to immediately engage with James Brent as per his committment at the Pavilions meeting.
Lets go Green for Argyle.
We have had a great response for volunteers but we need more. Every turnstile needs to be covered. Can anyone who is able to arrive at 1:15, outside the Devonport please PM Sue Pollard as she will be coordinating the volunteers on behalf of the Trust - go on theres a free Green Card T-Shirt in it for you
PRESS RELEASE – MASS GREEN CARD PROTEST
Plymouth Argyle fans are set to stage a mass protest at this weekend’s League Two clash Port Vale. The Argyle Fans’ Trust will be distributing thousands of green cards to supporters as they enter Home Park on Saturday afternoon. As kick-off approaches, the Trust is hoping that every fan in the stadium will brandish their green card as part of a striking visual protest at the way the club’s well-documented financial woes have been dealt with. The protest is also designed to show 100% support for the club’s staff and players, many of whom haven’t been fully paid for nine months.
Argyle Fan’s Trust Chair, Chris Webb said:
“This is a colourful way for all Argyle supporters to get the message across that the time has come for BIL to pay up or get out. The staff and players are at breaking point and our club is in dire straits. However there is an alternative bid on the table, and, with time running out, we would urge the P & A partnership to immediately begin a meaningful dialogue with James Brent.”
Volunteers will be distributing Green Cards to supporters from 1.30 pm on Saturday. This protest marks the beginning of a series of high-profile events designed to draw attention to the club’s plight.