As momentum builds, the latest statement from the Mike Ashley out campaign declares that the Newcastle United owner is not ‘untouchable’.

Carried on the AshleyOut.com website, it references the fact that the pressure from supporters has led to a number of statement from club officials and others loyal to Ashley.

With propaganda about supposed significant summer investment and warnings that there will be insults thrown at fans who protest against the way the club is being run.

Statement featured on the AshleyOut.com campaign website:

‘Mike Ashley is not untouchable.

The untouchable do not need to deal with supporter unrest unless they believe it poses a real threat to them.

Ahead of the burgeoning publicity being achieved by the #BoycottSpurs campaign, Mike Ashley has already begun deploying his numerous flunkies in an attempt to quash, discourage and disparage the protest.

All of a sudden, with fan unrest bubbling palpably at the surface, significant summer investment is being talked about in statements by club officials.

Over the next fortnight, expect to hear from former players and pundits on the payroll of the club, piping up from the ether with statements condemning the “disloyalty” of fans or the “futility” of the planned protests.

Expect to hear dissenting voices urging you to “support the team not the regime” as though this action wasn’t possible without further lining Ashley’s pockets and further fueling his power over the club (which he incidentally wields to the direct detriment of the team you want to support).

Expect to be told by people you’ve never met what your expectations are for the club, and how they’re too high – expect no commentary from these same people that the primary business plan of the club is to collect TV revenue from the Premier League’s TV deal and advertise a tatty sports company whilst suffering as little by way of overheads as possible – overheads being the category into which all footballing matters fall.

Don’t believe the hype. He’s not untouchable.

#BoycottSpurs’



  • Demented_Man

    He’s not untouchable.  Remember, after the protests regarding KK’s departure, the piece of pathetic whining from Ashley on the official NUFC web site about it not being safe to attend matches anymore?
    Protest evidently rattles the fat bar steward.

  • NottsToon

    He is far from untouchable, in fact there are numerous examples from his history with Newcastle United which show him to be a petulant and mardy man child. A over grown and under matured baby who disbands the singing section, uses a senile old loon with a heart condition to blame for player sales and failed signings, rewrites history, lies to fans (as proven in legal proceedings), and whines on the official website when him malicious actions attract the abuse which they deserve.

    He is very touchable, and we are no longer afraid of him.

  • Morpeth mag

    Nobody is untouchable, but the problem here is that the media, pundits and general football fans seem to be under the impression that he has been a saviour to NUFC and we should be grateful for his patronage. In my opinion the perception of the rest of the football community and media need to be shown the real facts and not what ashley wants them to hear,, eg his interest free loan, how he didn’t know the extent of the club debt,,,

  • NottsToon

    Morpeth mag Honestly, I don’t give a monkeys about perceptions of anyone else in the media or the football community. Worrying about what other people think has held us back for far too long.

    This is about us, about our cause, about our voice and about our club. We cannot alter what is written in the press unless we act and act publicly, we cannot be restrained by the nay sayers any more. This is about no one else but the fans of Newcastle United.

    Apathy or integrity is the only choice that matters any more.

  • No Brainer

    NottsToon Morpeth mag What is it that you would do differently?

    For me i would have kept season tickets the same rather than reducing
    I would have got a manager in after 5 games of JC, 
    I would have bought a CB in of quality in January.
    I would definitely sell naming rights to the ground. (but not a payday loaner) (though i don’t object about the shirt)
    The only other thing needed would be an independent medical assessment of those who are injured and the NUFC practices, although they may already do that and all injuries may have been unavoidable.

  • NottsToon

    Thank you for asking. I would remove the owner and make Newcastle United a football club once again.

  • Morpeth mag

    I’m also not bothered about other peoples perceptions, but it’s not enough just newcastle supporters boycotting the odd game or his shops, we need the media and football in general on our side, to get rid of this greedy parasite,,

  • NottsToon

    And we do that by drawing attention to the issue through boycot and protest.

  • Dogsheep

    Boycott the last game of the season – West Ham

  • wor monga

    Everybody
    knows too well what Ashley has done to this club, and he doesn’t care that they
    all know…I hope there’s less than 20,000 of us in the ground against Spurs,
    because I don’t think it’ll make any difference to the result, but if it does
    and we manage to get something out of the game…then something obviously worked
    on the team…so I hope they all stay away for the next home matches because they
    will be the critical ones that we need to get points from!!!

  • dude 1

    See Steve Howard in the sun had a pop at him that will be the next paper to be banned email the guy and tell him what you think I think he is a journalist who may chase the story not like the chronicle lot

  • keeganRescueUs

    Fight and you may lose, don’t fight and you WILL lose

  • newcastle7

    So who is going to buy Newcastle the Mag or the hundred at Bar Loco who have not been seen since Hull.
    Can not wait to see your offer to buy the club

  • toon tony

    Baa .

  • NottsToon

    newcastle7 Yes, because thats the logical conclusion isn’t it. Because no one can name a potential buyer we should accept what is served.

    I wonder if people with a potentially incurable terminal illness should bother fighting it or just stop moaning and accept death by your logic?

  • v0ices

    newcastle7 lots of billionairs out there who knows what a bit of publicity may attract.

  • John45

    Ashley isn’t untouchable, but ineffectual protest actions has just about the same effect as making him look untouchable. Good luck to all those on the boycott, but it doesn’t take a genius to see that it may not succeed simply because the majority of fans might not even be aware of it. And whether they like it or not, launching AshleyOut.com only after the record derby defeat, and making your first (and seemingly only) campaign to be to boycott the next home match (and no others?), makes it look for all the world like half-baked reactionary nonsense. I’m even hearing that they plan to gather in Leazes Park, which is the exact opposite side of the ground you need to be to persuade fans who may not already know about it, to turn around and watch it in the pub instead.

    It strikes me that the only effective way to counter Ashley”s propaganda machine going into full effect, is to announce a permanent boycott campaign now, one that will officially start next season (but which people can abide by from now). This will make it clear to fans that the best chance we have is for fans not to attend any match at all until he announces the club is for sale. You would then have the rest of this season, and the whole of the summer, to persuade those fans who are sceptical as well as those who simply don’t know, that it’s worth backing. Without the support of the media, you probably need that long for word to get out – anyone who thinks the majority of the fanbase reads twitter is deluded – and you will certainly need that long to persuade people if the media is actually pumping out puff pieces about new signings etc.

  • John45

    Irrelevant. That simply persuaded him to stop treating it as a hobby and instead treat it as a business. And it doesn’t take a genius to realise that when it comes to business, Ashley doesn’t care one bit about what people think of him – he may even take a perverse pleasure in being seen as the guy who’s not doing it the ‘right’ way.

  • Brownale69

    Demented_Man Aye and the sht saying we threatened his kids at the ground!!! FFS. never seen his kids there and theres not a shred of evidence

  • Sickandtiredstill

    Why did he have the Club borrow money in September? How much was it? Fatty used PL central funds as security (to Barclays). This is an excerpt from the ‘charge’ on file at Companies House, signed 9th Sep 2014.
    4 1 
    The Assignor with full title guarantee hereby assigns to the Bank absolutely all of its right, title and Interest (present or future) in and to, and
    all benefits accruing under or in connection with, all amounts (excluding VAT) due or owing to, or which may be due or owing to, or purchased, or otherwise acquired by, the Assignor in relation to, or in connection with, or deriving from the Central Funds relating to the 2014/2015 Season as security for the payment and discharge of the Secured Sums

  • Sickandtiredstill

    newcastle7 Hey Dingbat, Here’s evidence of your savior borrowing more money from Barclays (just last September) and securing that against our PL revenue this season. Its on record at Companies House and this is a piece of it- 

    Assignment
    4 1 
    The Assignor with full title guarantee hereby assigns to the Bank absolutely all of its right, title and Interest (present or future) in and to, and
    all benefits accruing under or in connection with, all amounts (excluding VAT) due or owing to, or which may be due or owing to, or purchased, or otherwise acquired by, the Assignor in relation to, or in connection with, or deriving from the Central Funds relating to the 2014/2015 Season as security for the payment and discharge of the Secured Sums

  • MikeAshleyAteMyHamster

    Fans who do attend the Spurs match should make banners adorned with DW Sports and display them during the game. I completely support the boycott but at the same time the best way to get to Fatty is to attack his beloved Sports Direct (felt dirty just typing that). Can you imagine how pi$$3d he’d be if, as the the TV camera’s pan across the stands all you can see is a sea of DW Sports banners.

  • Dogsheep

    Exactly that’s why he shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near a football club

  • ilullissat

    Would you shop at a retail outlet that gave you crap service.And would you pay upfront if they gave you crap service.Exactly!The shop would then be called”seen you coming”I know it’s a football club and you would say that normal rules don’t apply.Google “Ratner” and you’ll see what I mean.Also the “Emperors Clothes”syndrome

  • ilullissat

    I think the fans have what’s called FOMO which means fear of missing Out. they are scared that if they don’t turn up then their mate might.Each fan needs to take their own decision and follow their conscience

  • ilullissat

    can the fans not organise a march on Northumberland Street outside his stinking shop

  • Sickandtiredstill

    Here’s the deed assignment proof I mentioned previously. I’ll post some more pics following this

  • Sickandtiredstill

    more

  • Sickandtiredstill

    By the way, I’im the frst to admit I am not sure what exactly those Docs are in relation to. What I do know is that for all the Ashley supporters who bang on about how he paid our ‘debt’ off, well this looks like bang on proof that he hocked something last September and used our PL money from the FA as security. 
    Given that we were/are supposed to be in profit, it sure has got me wondering.

  • ilullissat

    This is what needs to happen, a forensic focus on his business dealings.Anyone who has followed the actions of Ashley will know that he likes to bully but doesn’t like to be put under scrutiny such as when Llambias stormed down to the Civic Centre and threatened the council leader as was reported in an article in the Daily Telegraph last week. this was after the leader criticised them for changing SJP name and the use of Wonga

  • ilullissat

    Everything in the the 
    Toon  fans arsenal should be used against the regime Do things that stick in the craw.They could turn up wearing Rangers scarfs and carry Rangers flags in solidarity.Yes I know he’s done a secret deal with the Rangers badges and emblemsbut it would rub his nose in it that he may be a billionaire but he can’t control his customers

  • Deltic13

    Exactly that! Scrutinise his every fart with regards to his dealings.

  • Deltic13

    I would of hoped the chronicle did a bit more in relation to showing this regime up for what it is and also delving into his murky workings.

  • Jamiekgordon

    ASHLEY OUT PARDEW OUT…….
    We are embarrassing ourselves now.
    Maybe just maybe the problem with our club is right under our nose… Could it be we expect to much to soon?
    Should Ashley make some big name signings to show us fans he cares? Players like Owen, Luque, Viduka, Duff, Geremi, Smith etc etc etc
    We as a club can not compete with the big guns anymore so why should Ashley invest £150million on players to finish in the top 6?????
    SHUT UP MOANING AND STOP GOING GOING

  • NottsToon

    You are Mike Ashley’s 12 year old nephew and I claim my £10!

  • Morpeth mag

    If the club had not been systematically raped off every chairman that we’ve had, yes we could compete, selling our best players has gone on since I started watching in the sixties,, as has underinvestment, but the last three chairman have taken it to a new level, but it’s not that we can’t compete, it’s the fact this chairman is using the club as an advertising tool and taking out millions for example taking the profit from the club shops and putting it into sports direct, it’s also the lie after lie,,,, why were the the likes of kinear, wise and even pardew brought in? Had Chris houghton not done a fair job in charge? You also said why should ashley put in £150 million, because he said he was here to win things, yet another lie, as for embarrassing ourselves, we embarras our selves if we just sit back and let it happen,,,,,

  • NottsToon

    Morpeth mag Nail on the head MM.

  • Toon Magpie

    CARVER OUT

  • ilullissat

    Question:Would you shop somewhere if they gave you crap service and would you pay upfront if you got crap service?.So why are you?

  • Toon Magpie

    Ashley would jus not turn up until it dies down. Put the pressure on Carver.

  • Toon Magpie

    ilullissat Are you a fan?

  • Toon Magpie

    NottsToon newcastle7 What’s your bid, Moron. Mine is two pounds Fiddy pence.

  • Toon Magpie

    v0ices newcastle7 Buying Newcastle would be their biggest mistake. Businessmen are about making money not paying football.

  • Toon Magpie

    keeganRescueUs We have already lost. The club is doomed.

  • Toon Magpie

    NottsToon Your logic is lost here. How you going to do that? Call in the removal men. Are you this stupid always?

  • Toon Magpie

    NottsToon How does that work? Explain how  you would get rid of the boss?

  • NottsToon

    Toon Magpie NottsToon Good one, worth the wait. Have you enjoyed your Saturday night chirping on the internet to nobody giving a f**k.

    I’ve just got in after a night out with some mate, cracking night, I trust your night has been similarly enjoyable talking to yourself on an internet message board ha ha ha ha ha #sadb**stard

  • Toon Magpie

    Just as I thought haven’t a clue, just all talk and no action.I thought you had a master plan to remove Ashley. Guess your logic got all messed up in alcohol and kebabs.

  • IntravenusMP

    It’s very easy to get Mike Askley to sell, make him an offer. NUST and now the ridiculous Ashleyout website have been all mouth. If you want him out, raise some money, get people to re-mortgage their homes and pool together with a clear strategy and put it to MA to buy his shares.

  • newcastle7

    Well said all talk no action could not raise a fiver between the lot of them.

  • NottsToon

    newcastle7 No one has any money, Fatty took it all and used it as collateral against another loan….but what a mint job he’s doing eh?

  • Morpeth mag

    Even if the fans could raise the money, ashley wouldn’t sell, he is making too much money out of NUFC,,,,,

  • Sickandtiredstill

    IntravenusMP Why would anyone need provide Ashley with a clear strategy? The bloke has been clueless since the day he took over the Club other than for how he could make himself and SD more money.

  • pissed off mag

    north shields at wembley in a few weeks and no cancerous fat leach in sight its wonderfull

  • IntravenusMP

    Sickandtiredstill IntravenusMP A clear strategy to raise funds, so far NUST have hardly raised a penny.

    Sadly, NUST have not indicated they have any idea and i certainly would not invest in NUST given their utterances so far. However, if they set out a clear alternative strategy that is costed with credible people that would be a different matter.