Keep you eyes peeled on Saturday for an unusual sight, no unfortunately we aren’t talking about the ball nestling in Manchester United’s net, rather a ‘Magical Misery Tour’ taking place around the streets of Newcastle

A cross-section of fans, with the help of the MAOC (Mike Ashley Out Campaign) are holding an open top bus parade through Newcastle city centre to ‘celebrate’ the achievements of Mike Ashley’s time at the club.

magical misery tour

Get On Board!

A message from the organisers;

The date is significant not because this fixture used to be a high profile game between two top clubs but because April 5th is the end of the financial year and we want to highlight how Newcastle United appears to be more of an accountancy exercise these days than a football club and sporting institution.

The ironic ‘celebration’ will show that the club has achieved exactly what it set out to do in its hopelessly limited aim of Premiership survival whilst not taking Cup competitions or European qualification seriously. Amongst a general feeling that Mr Ashley has nothing to contribute to the progression and growth of Newcastle United, fans also want to highlight concerns over the following  issues:

•             The continued feeling of alienation and exploitation fans feel from the club they love and support

•             Asset stripping; the latest proposed land sale at the Gallowgate End appearing to permanently end any chance of future ground expansion

•             Lack of ambition, direction and investment. Cashing in on our best players, whilst being bottom of the league in team investment over the last 5 years.

•             The free advertising enjoyed by Mr Ashley’s companies inside St James’s Park, which the club have now admitted is seen as an offset to Mr Ashley not charging interest on his non decreasing interest free loan!

•             The continued contraction of NUFC Commercial Revenues making the club appear hamstrung at a time when  Financial Fair Play rules show that revenues will be crucial for growth under the new regulations

•             The financial ‘blackhole’ created by MASH Holdings and the questions which arise as to whether fans’ money goes towards the benefit of the football club.

•             The continued diminishing of the Newcastle United brand and identity.

•             The association of the club with morally dubious sponsors

This ‘event’ is meant to highlight in a humorous way some very serious points about the running of the club. If you’re out and about Newcastle city centre please give us a toot or a wave to show your support.

NUFC needs new direction, new leadership and accountability.

On behalf of the invited bus guests.

MAOC Committee

Keep in touch with what MAOC are up to by following them on Twitter @Mike_Ashley_Out

16 comments
tyne toon T
tyne toon T

If carver was employed in any other industry he would have been sacked long time ago.. he needs to take a long hard look at himself. Fall on your sword carver admit you are sub starndard go find a pub team to run. You are an embarassment sonner jog on..

Phildene
Phildene

Wonder what the Coaching Badges took to get because it's looking like the certificates not worth the paper its printed on judging by Carvers job! Unless he's lied his way through his jobs. He's THE worst coach in the profession never mind the Prem League.

We certainly haven't enjoyed watching our team/club losing as many matches and plummeting down the league John! And just hope to God you don't get the job permanently

GToon
GToon

This is the biggest worry for me, after the FCB of course, that somehow Carver doesn't know when to step back and let a grown up do the job. Exactly when will he think he isn't good enough? When the football is cr@p? When the team records its worst ever sequence of results? When the team get relegated? Or when somebody In a white coat puts their arm round him and tells him it's time for bed? Can you imagine the abuse he will get next year if he insists on having the job (because Ashley will give him it if we stay up). Coming from the region will be a negative not a positive because he should know how much a failing football team affects us. The phrase "do the right thing" springs to mind. Let's see.

Malcolm Bell
Malcolm Bell

Dont be like that...ya just need the skunks to win to give Carver a chance to keep his job!!

Graeme Ramsay
Graeme Ramsay

This bell end is using the media to try and get the job on a full time basis. Jog on back to Canada....

Pete Snowdon
Pete Snowdon

we are hoping that all his fine efforts will ensure that he gets thejob full time, quite easily the best coach in the premier league.....not sure if he meant the Indian Premier League though.................

Malcolm Bell
Malcolm Bell

A think he needs locking up in a small room with a straight jacket on...he just does not know when to shut up.....and when he does talk it is utter nonsensical.....#gone mental#

toonmad1956
toonmad1956

Well I'm pleased you've enjoyed it John because I certainly haven't and I'm going to enjoy this afternoon even less

David Bell
David Bell

I don't think I've seen a public display of self delusion like this before. Utterly stunned by him.

Andgeo
Andgeo

What a total noddy this guy is. Pure and simple John, you think you can manage a football team but clearly havnt got the foggiest!!! You have had nowt to deal with you muppet, you have overseen a fall from mid table to relegation and have absolutely no excuse. A complete capitulation. MUPPET!!!!!!?

And get Abeid in that team today pillock.