Amongst those having their say after the match was Danny Mills, the ex-player turned pundit spelling out what he thinks Newcastle fans have to do if they really want to effect change at St. James’ Park.

The former Leeds and England player says that tens of thousands need to stay away if Mike Ashley is to take any notice.

Mills though wonders if long-term fans are really going to make those sacrifices with nothing guaranteed even if they stay away.

Danny Mills:

“If you have a stadium where the fans aren’t turning up, that is not good for business, not good for advertising.

“That might be the only thing that forces Mike Ashley to sell up but it has to be en masse, in their tens of thousands, if it’s to make a difference.”

Willing to miss games?:

“Are Newcastle fans willing to miss their first games in 20, 30, 40 or even 50 years?

“Do Newcastle fans wish they had treated Alan Pardew better? He was never liked at St James’ Park, sometimes though better the devil you know…be careful what you wish for.”