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The talk over on the Facebook page is of a protest about the current state of the club. An open WhatsApp group has been set up to discuss the details, so maybe we'll see something concrete over the coming days.

While it helps to have a specific demand during a protest, a demonstration of feeling surely wouldn't be a bad thing. Maybe something creative like a wheelbarrow march? Let's face it, us fans have been silent for too long and it's about time we made our voices heard. Also, if the worst happens (heaven forbid) we're going to have to pull together to get the club up and running again in some form. So getting organised isn't such a bad thing.

What do you think? Are any of you going?

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Been on the WhatsApp group lots of support, but as yet and I’m only commenting on that group not on FB , it’s early stages suggest support is good but needs to pick up momentum, real purpose, structure , and leadership, but I would take part if it’s done properly. 

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Good to see some action being taken by our fans. We need answers. We've got less than 15 days till the court date and it's just been pure silence. We need to hear something

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For it to be a meaningful protest it will have to be a sizeable percentage of the fan base. Hardy isn't going to be bothered by a couple of hundred people camped outside of Meadow Lane, we would have to be talking over four figures.

Even then he probably won't be there, it would only get his attention if everybody descended onto his beloved golf course.

 

 

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Whilst I am all in for fans protesting when it's needed, I'm just personally unsure if now is the time. I mean, do we really want to poke the bear?

By this I mean, Alan Hardy could put the club into administration at any moment. He could become neglectful and even downright bitter, causing more hassle for us. This and I am not sure what exactly a protest in this current situation could possibly achieve. Again, I stress it's important for fans to unite and stand behind something they care so passionately about - we really are the heartbeat of the club.

I am just extremely sceptical to be perfect.

What's the difference between the What's App group and this newly formed Facebook one? Are all parties working together?

Has anyone stopped to think out it could possibly seem to a potential buyer? Yes, I know there's people who question if anything is actually happening, and there's a very slim chance that a protest which is passionate could make Alan Hardy consider accepting a lower figure. I just feel, he's in the driving seat (not that he's literally a driver anymore) but when it comes to bargaining the price. He will either want what he has in his mind, or he'll risk gambling it in order to keep the assets. If there's no serious bids, a protest could seem quite hostile and I think avoiding unpleasantness would be more beneficial.

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A protest for what?

To get Alan Hardy out of the club? To get him to accept whatever is on the table? The way that the club is being ran? It sounds a mess to be blunt.

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Fans need to voice constantly, independently and together. If this protest is to work, people need to work together and make sure the message is put out right.

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Protests are generally not worth the time or effort, these days it seems more of a reason to become ugly and start fighting.

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i have been invited and it seems to have a lot of support, i suspect most is just talk but i do hope some really try to get our voices heard.

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Nothing will come of it, it's just hot air and ring leaders wanting to seem like they're doing something.

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Makes our voices heard right now is important, the club won't listen to letters and clearly Alan Hardy is out of depth. A protest to make him realise his actions are ruining the club, may help sway him towards making the right decision and sell to the highest bidder.

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I have family things on tomorrow, I will be looking out for the first pre-season game and the happenings at the protest. I can only see it adding pressure to Alan Hardy.

Anyone here going?

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We all want him gone but protesting and causing more trouble could easily make him just sell up to anyone even if they are bad for the club

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I fail to see how the protest has been successful, a little bit of media coverage isn't worth shouting about and I would believe it's had zero impact on Alan Hardy. I wouldn't even call it a protest, no message was heard and it seemed like a handful of people wanting to steal the thunder and limelight from Hardy.

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I noticed how hardly any younger fans turned up, there was a lot of talk about doing stuff at Nuneaton. I think its all daft. Talking is not going to get noticed, it was the lamest protest I have ever seen.

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at least it was peaceful, i think it showed some class but i do think the whole thing was a waste of time. getting on the news or in the media should not be the motivation for it, i think others felt this way because it soon turned from that being the point to support the staff donations. i wonder how many of the protesters donated.

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I'll tell you what should happen, Paragon former employees and Notts staff should form to do a proper protest.

Tell the media how they have had their lives turned upside down, that would have more effect than 3 people only wanting to have a jolly trip to be on the news and TV.

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