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Man Utd Fans Start Fund-Raising Campaign To Fly Silly Anti-Moyes Banner Over Old Trafford

By Chris Wright

Britain Soccer Champions League

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A group of surly Manchester United fans are trying to raise enough money to hire a plane to fly over Old Trafford during Saturday’s game against Aston Villa towing an anti-David Moyes banner behind it.

Ah, the ol’ plane banner shtick. Classic.

The campaign, which started over on the Red Issue fanzine’s forum, was sparked by the growing ire over the “Chosen One” banner that is hung in the Stretford End – a banner which had to be closely guarded by an entire garrison of stewards following United’s derby defeat to City on Tuesday night…


According to the forum thread on the Red Issue website, the plane hire stunt would cost £840 to stage, with donations already rolling in.


Aren’t some people silly?

(Via Manchester Evening News)

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By Chris on March 27th, 2014 in Man Utd, Managers, Newsnow. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

10 Responses to “Man Utd Fans Start Fund-Raising Campaign To Fly Silly Anti-Moyes Banner Over Old Trafford”

  1. abubakar aliyu says:

    manchester united should sack moyes and get new coach and new players at oldtraford.

  2. Saladinho says:

    Not silly at all

  3. Tommy swayze says:

    Its a good idea i wish it was there every game . The fans are turning simple ….. Why .not because were plastic or not proper fan its because moyes was a huge mistake a mistake with good intentions . Every other manager out thinks him . 7 th place is his level . This rubbish about squad not good enough kagawa former bundesliga player of the year rvp top goalscore last year mata chelsea player of the year twice roon class . Fellaini erm well moyes bought him to improve the midfield apparently . Ive no beef with moyes as a person he was given an opertunity by friend fergie and hes taken it but its to bigger job . His lack of tactical knowledge is there for all to see .if a team parks the bus he dosent know what to do to find a way through think back to fulham cross cross cross . It seems to be if were trying to keep posession the passes are sideward an backwards if were attacking its just a 1-2 down the line . Thats not enough for a united manager . A better manager would do better with are squad . And look how well everton are doing with out moyes

  4. BKRed says:

    Fair weather fans if ever we had them. Anyone who didn’t think we were going to struggle this season doesn’t know football. Moyes has made some questionable decisions over the course of this season but he deserves time to figure it all out. He’s brought in a new system and a few new players (albeit disappointing) and things need time to fall into place. The problem is that there are too many people supporting this club who have only done so in the Premier League era and don’t remember what it was like not to win anything for years.

    Moyes at least deserves one more season as well as the summer transfer window. I’ve definitely had questions many times this season about selection and tactics but I’m not going to go all “Chelsea” on Moyes and demand he be sacked after taking over probably the most challenging role in world football management.

    Grow up and get behind your team.

  5. Bear says:

    Good lord, Tommy…go back to grammar school, mate.

    @BKRed, well said. The Premier League has created a system where players and bosses are constantly moving around between teams, so many fans have been conditioned to think that if it is not working the team should replace the manager. Fergie saw this coming, which is why he rightly spoke with the fans to ensure that they would be patient. Oh how quickly they forget.

  6. Joe says:


    Unfortunately for Moyes, this is not the late 1980′s, and the club literally cannot afford the patience they showed with Ferguson way back in the 20th century. Manchester United are one of the biggest businesses in sport, and their ‘product manager’ is dropping the share price at an alarming rate. The riches that the Champions League offers, and the lure it holds for world-class players – who help build the brand around the world – is out of their reach for at least a year, which is a very long time in football and business. The shareholders demand satisfaction.
    If Man Utd were trying to rebuild an already struggling performance on the pitch, then Moyes should rightly be given time to build his team. However, that was definately not the case for the current Premier League champions, and he has failed to attain the smooth transition that a sucesful business like Manchester United required.

    It’s not how any normal football fan would like, but that’s how it is I’m afraid.

  7. Jarren says:

    Precisely, Bear. Seems that Sir Alex’s plea to the fans has suddenly been forgotten by a moronic minority.

    We got accustomed to success. It will come again.

    But you don’t breed long-term success by constantly changing the system.


  8. SteveBristol says:

    Good to see some Man Utd fans saying to give him time. No point in changing managers every few months. I’m sure it’s the media that are whipping up the casual fans. Stick with him, he has some great players, but the same team can’t win the league year in year out, that’s not good for the game.

  9. MJ says:

    @BKFRed: i for one wouldn’t be concerned with being out of the cl for a season or two or not winning the league for a year or two. in fact, i hate the idea many united fans have that they are better fans or supporting a better club just because it is succesful. i want moyes gone because of the shit football we are producing and the fact that we keep regressing. he simply is not a united manager – not in title winning terms and even less so in playing quick attacking football. i want to be entertained by united, much more than seeing them lift a pot at the end of the season. with moyes in charge, we won’t be entertained.

  10. JLBK says:

    @Joe – I would agree with you about the mentality in football currently, but I just don’t think it’s the right mentality. Difference of opinions I suppose but I remember a time when we struggled and were mid-table and look at the Ferguson era after a couple years of disappointment. I just don’t think it’s time to cut and run based on one season.

    That said, I think the majority of United fans are in the same state of mind. There are always a minority who are going to scream “FIRE!” and want a huge change, but I think the supporters have been fantastic home and away. They have been louder than I ever remember and that is very encouraging.

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