Is it time to follow in the footsteps of FC United of Manchester…

When the Glazers purchased Manchester United  back in 2005, a group of fans decided enough was enough and started the journey of a fan owned/run club.

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10 years later and  on the eve of opening up the club’s new 5,000 capacity purpose built stadium and only 2 promotions away from league football, is it time to say enough is finally enough on Tyneside?

We as fans are at a similar crossroads to the decision that the Manchester United fans took in 2005, stay with the regime that we hate or create our own club.

Just like AFC Wimbledon before them, we have the power as fans to achieve this.

There is enough hate and venom for Ashley to create the momentum and as fans surely we can create the funds needed to make this happen.

Former players who also publicly speak out against Ashley can hopefully support the move and bring in investors to get the infrastructure ready to start a new journey and create a chapter for the city with a new team to follow.

Bringing the enjoyment back to watching football on a Saturday afternoon, after all isn’t that all we ask to be able to enjoy – watching football again?

The blueprint is there from the success stories of AFC Wimbledon and now FC United of Manchester to follow. With upcoming protest against Spurs on Sunday the momentum will only build to try and get rid of Ashley, it though pains me to say this but the protest will not work.

Ashley ihas just made huge profits from owning Newcastle United and he stands to make an even bigger profit  when the new TV rights kick in when we get to 2016, so he isn’t going anywhere.

Is FC United of Newcastle the only way of getting away from Mike Ashley?