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A Newcastle United fan coalition have called for supporters to boycott St James’ Park this season in protest against Mike Ashley and the way the club is run.

In a new statement released jointly by the Magpie Group, the Ashley Out group, If Rafa Goes We Go and online sites NUFC360 and Empty For Ashley, they say supporters “will no longer stand idly by” against what it calls “disrespect” towards the city and an “obsessed fanbase”.


The group will mobilise around the tag “Boycott Arsenal” and “Boycott St James’ Park” and say their initial aim to “mobilise supporters to boycott the Arsenal game”. The intention is to “send a message” to both United and the Premier League by not attending fixtures. The campaign say they are working on city centre pub deals to ensure fans can still have a match day experience while making their point.

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The Empty for Ashley Twitter account has accrued over 3,000 followers but the problem for supporters has always been translating anger into anything sustained or visible to make their point. Periodic flashes of anger at the club have not tended to hurt attendances noticeably.

But the new group claim this can be different and there have been reports of fans cancelling season tickets in protest against this summer’s depressing developments. With the club unlikely to release season ticket numbers, it will be difficult to gauge the exact numbers until the first game of the season but anger is growing at the way the club's summer has progressed.

So far Rafa Benitez has left at the expiry of his contract, Ayoze Perez has been sold to Leicester and the club are the only one in the Premier League yet to sign a player.

Here is the statement in full :


“Dear supporters of Newcastle United Football Club,

If you go to the match this season you are not in the wrong; Mike Ashley is.

If you boycott televised games you are not in the wrong; Mike Ashley is.

If you boycott the Arsenal game and St. James Park for the rest of the season you are not in the wrong; Mike Ashley is.

Ashley is wrong for this club and he is wrong if he thinks he has a future here.

Newcastle United fans hold up a flag featuring Rafa Benitez(Image: Getty Images)


He does not give or build, he only knows how to take and throw his weight around. His bottom-line approach will see this club fail. Perhaps not this season nor the next but we will do nothing except circle the bowl and it will be slow, painful and totally needless.

What we need is a message. Not just to Ashley but also to the Premier League and football as a whole, that this man is toxic. Your brand will be tarnished and your product degraded.


The ‘best league in the world’ seeming tolerant of a club existing solely to promote one of the country’s most loathed brands. We need him gone from our club.

Many will say it’s impossible to achieve, that he doesn’t care what we do or say or think but what is it we’ve criticised Ashley for most? A lack of ambition. Now it’s time we

become the counterweight - the ultimate display of ambition. Wor flags set records, just look what our fans are capable of.

Each of us wants to be stood shoulder to shoulder, United in voice for our club so let’s get ambitious. Let’s change the narrative. Let’s show what can happen when you disrespect a city, a community, a passionate, obsessed fanbase.

To this end, we call on all NUFC supporters to show the world that we will not take it lying down, that we will no longer stand idly by. The first step is to boycott the Arsenal game...

#BoycottArsenal

To all fans of Newcastle United FC and all media outlets. Due to the ongoing situation at our great club, we would like to confirm that the following groups are now working together:

@IfRafaGoesWeGo

@emptyforashley

@TheMagpieGroup_

@AshleyOutdotcom

@Mike_Ashley_Out

@NUFC360

@LondonMagpies

@maintainSJP

@NWMagpies

Our initial aim is to mobilise a boycott of the Arsenal game (#BoycottArsenal) on the 11th of August with details and plans to boycott future games to be announced in the coming weeks. This is step one in our plan to starve Mike Ashley of the thing he desires most: money.

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#BoycottSJP

That’s why we will be focusing on a full boycott of matchday activities at St James’ Park going forward and this will be our mantra until the club has new ownership.

We, collectively, will not be putting another penny in Mike Ashley’s hands and so we have effectively banned ourselves from entering SJP, Nine bar, the club shop or any Sports Direct store nationwide.

We are in the process of organising protests at Sports Direct branches nationwide. More details will follow .

Boycotting is the hardest decision any of us will likely ever make regarding NUFC. We will still support the club and follow them at away games but this no longer feels like ‘our’ club and it is time to make a stand.

We are working tirelessly to find alternatives for fans during boycotted games which we explain below.

#SupportOurToon

We are very happy to announce that we have the support of many local businesses, some of whom are offering special deals on match days for food and drink to fans who boycott the games. This list is ever-growing so please follow the hashtag #SupportOurToon on twitter to keep updated.

More specific details to follow. This is why we are using the #SupportOurToon hashtag so fans can still enjoy the pre-and post-matchday experience whilst also supporting our local bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants.”
9th July 2019 07:12 PM
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Anyone going to home games after all that has gone on now are wide open to the shite that will come there way.
Surely now is the time to not go.
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9th July 2019 07:22 PM
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It will never Happen...
9th July 2019 07:25 PM
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That's the spirit
9th July 2019 07:50 PM
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He's probblies right though
9th July 2019 07:53 PM
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Spirit in what Hey i was in the Toon on Monday and Metro Center early Bells and seen loads of people inside DW Sports buying the Toon Tops..

And people were inside Sports needs to be Derelict
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If people aren't going to boycott now i think we are past the point of trying to persuade them.

They can get to fuck.
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9th July 2019 08:36 PM
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Plenty will go regardless of what is happening. It’s how it is. It is their choice whether you agree with that choice is up to you and largely irrelevant. Maybe a good few will boycott I hope they do but there will still be enough through the gates to keep Ashley in pocket I guess.
10th July 2019 06:18 AM
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(9th July 2019 08:36 PM)ToonArmy1892 Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.If people aren't going to boycott now i think we are past the point of trying to persuade them.

They can get to fuck.
You could say the same about the protestors but more valid. By the time the Arsenal game comes we will have a new manager possibly even a decent one and some new players. The protestors will look as stupid as usual if this turns out to be the case.

People just need to accept protesting in todays climate is ineffective and damaging.
10th July 2019 09:38 AM
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(10th July 2019 09:38 AM)t00nraider Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.
(9th July 2019 08:36 PM)ToonArmy1892 Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.If people aren't going to boycott now i think we are past the point of trying to persuade them.

They can get to fuck.
You could say the same about the protestors but more valid. By the time the Arsenal game comes we will have a new manager possibly even a decent one and some new players. The protestors will look as stupid as usual if this turns out to be the case.

People just need to accept protesting in todays climate is ineffective and damaging.


Hahaaa
10th July 2019 09:46 AM
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(10th July 2019 09:38 AM)t00nraider Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.
(9th July 2019 08:36 PM)ToonArmy1892 Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.If people aren't going to boycott now i think we are past the point of trying to persuade them.

They can get to fuck.
You could say the same about the protestors but more valid. By the time the Arsenal game comes we will have a new manager possibly even a decent one and some new players. The protestors will look as stupid as usual if this turns out to be the case.

People just need to accept protesting in todays climate is ineffective and damaging.

More damaging than say a mr Michael ashley?

Can anyone be more ineffective?
10th July 2019 10:11 AM
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Sal Offline

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I disagree and I think that there will be a big chunk that dont go.

10k ST's not renewed, that doesnt include the likes of me that have paid up and have no intention of going plus those that go and pay on the day - You would expect at least half wont bother.
10th July 2019 10:22 AM
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Deliberately getting rid of Benitez to bring in someone like Bruce.

Anyone still going wants shot with shit Big Grin
10th July 2019 10:27 AM
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(10th July 2019 10:27 AM)ToonArmy1892 Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.Deliberately getting rid of Benitez to bring in someone like Bruce.

Anyone still going wants shot with shit Big Grin

Bit disingenuous. Benitez didn't sign a contract that was offered to him. Bruce is one of not many available who want the job or who is available.
10th July 2019 11:59 AM
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(10th July 2019 11:59 AM)t00nraider Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.
(10th July 2019 10:27 AM)ToonArmy1892 Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.Deliberately getting rid of Benitez to bring in someone like Bruce.

Anyone still going wants shot with shit Big Grin

Bit disingenuous. Benitez didn't sign a contract that was offered to him. Bruce is one of not many available who want the job or who is available.

Hahaa
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10th July 2019 12:13 PM
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(10th July 2019 11:59 AM)t00nraider Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.
(10th July 2019 10:27 AM)ToonArmy1892 Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.Deliberately getting rid of Benitez to bring in someone like Bruce.

Anyone still going wants shot with shit Big Grin

Bit disingenuous. Benitez didn't sign a contract that was offered to him. Bruce is one of not many available who want the job or who is available.

Must try harder bonny lad.
10th July 2019 12:15 PM
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(10th July 2019 11:59 AM)t00nraider Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.
(10th July 2019 10:27 AM)ToonArmy1892 Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.Deliberately getting rid of Benitez to bring in someone like Bruce.

Anyone still going wants shot with shit Big Grin

Bit disingenuous. Benitez didn't sign a contract that was offered to him. Bruce is one of not many available who want the job or who is available.

You need a fuckin lobotomy...maybe you already have.
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