On December 22nd the Farnan-Verity Group (formerly known as Together Leeds) called a meeting of a cross-section of ordinary supporters which included both fans affiliated with groups and independent fans. The meeting was not chaired by any one person and didn’t have a pre-set agenda.
After two and half hours of free flowing open dialogue, we all came to the conclusion that the fans need more influence over the future of Leeds United. The Farnan-Verity Group agreed to be part of this community and were asked to hand over the name ‘Together Leeds’. This allows us to access it’s contacts, expertise, and potential funding in the future, and use the vehicle ‘Together Leeds’ to kick start this idea.
We are not acting as part of any fans group, but as a community of all fans. We want every fan and fans group to come together, and use our collective power for the benefit of Leeds United.
Leeds United needs a return to the family spirit which was such an important factor in our most dominant era, and which has been a great part of all the club’s high points since. In doing this our first aim is to secure the 25% of Leeds United Football Club not held by Massimo Cellino. We believe that subject to him successfully appealing the Football League decision, our ownership of the minority stake would free Massimo Cellino to make the stalled investment in Elland Road, and the club.
We will be answering questions using the @togetherleeds twitter account on the morning of January 4th before the Sunderland FA Cup game, please start sending your questions.
In late January there will be a meeting of all interested parties. If you would like to attend, express your interest through the @togetherleeds account using the hashtag #TogetherLeedsMeeting and closer to the time we will follow up with details of time, date and venue.