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Win Win – Newcastle United 69 Minute Walkout And 3-0 Victory

6 years ago
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Newcastle beat the worst team in the league 3-0 and fans staged a successful walkout to make their point to Mike Ashley – a real win win result.

Supporters today came together and respected each other’s point of view – if you stayed in St.James’ Park then no problem, but special thanks to everybody who walked out of the ground to send the message to Newcastle’s owner.

It was always going to be symbolic but many of us felt it essential that we demonstrated in some way that it is unacceptable what is happening at Newcastle United under Ashley.

A social media driven drive to get fans to leave on 60 minutes proved a minor success with maybe around a thousand leaving the ground and I must admit I then had reservations about exactly how many would respond to the call to leave on 69 minutes, (19)69 being the last time we won a trophy.

I can only say a big thank you to everybody who then left with 21 minutes to go, no doubt different people will claim different figures but I would guess somewhere between five and ten thousand vacated their seats and left the ground in a dignified way.

No doubt things won’t change overnight but everything has a starting point – Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither did Newcastle United have fresh life breathed into it.

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