So many articles and comments recently have been from people calling for accord, from fans asking for us all to stand together and if we cannot stand together then to at least respect each other’s views.

There has been a view presented that those who do not understand people still attending matches, and are openly critical of them, run the risk of alienating them and driving them away from any protest movement.

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There has been a view presented that those in the stadium believe that the protests will actually damage the chances of the owner selling up, making it less attractive for a new buyer.

There has even been a view that those who want to voice their discontent with the owner are actually just jumping on the bandwagon, which should have begun years before under the stewardship of the Halls and the Shepherds.

What do the conflicting views serve to accomplish? What is behind them and what does it accomplish?

I have made no secret of where I sit on this issue, I hate the current incarnation of Newcastle United, it is not anything like the club I have loved since childhood – a shallow profit driven subsidiary of the world’s biggest tat sports retailer rather than anything resembling a football club.

I am well aware that my views are confrontational to anyone who does not feel as I do, but the one point that I cannot fathom is just why anyone would feel remotely differently.

Is it that they don’t want to give up their comfy seat with a nice view of the humiliation on the pitch?

Is it that they would miss the match day misery with their friends?

Or is it apathy to the bone which has infiltrated every fibre of anything and anyone vaguely associated with what used to be Newcastle United?

However, what I have come to realise is that there is a section of the support who genuinely do not feel as I do, whether that is Stockholm syndrome (where hostages begin to feel empathy/sympathy to their captors) or lunacy is debateable, but they will in all likelihood carry on filing into the ground and justifying the stewardship of the owner regardless of what I, or others like me, say.

My views will never change on this issue, and in all likelihood there is a percentage  of people whose opposing view will also never change, regardless of how much damage the current regime does or how many insults the owner heaps upon the club, simply attending is too important to them for whatever reason.

Where I agree with the other camp is that a divided view from the fan base only benefits one person, Mike Ashley, where I disagree with them however is that accord is required to facilitate change. The problem being that change will irreparably damage Newcastle United for generations to come due to the range of views and actions being so extremely opposed.

I cannot and will not accept that after 8 years under Ashley that there are still fans who need a cuddle and a pat on the head to do the right thing, time has long passed for polite chats and reasoned debates, if after everything that has passed people still cannot see what is required then change must happen in spite of them, not with them.

I find myself asking if these people’s homes were on fire would they remain seated because ‘I’m comfortable in my favourite chair’? Would they stagger around the streets with blood running down them, refusing to visit hospital to have the knife pulled from their back because ‘it’s my favourite knife’? If every time they visited a local restaurant they were punched in the face and had to pay for the privilege, would they carry on going because they like the soup?

The logic which leads to their viewpoint eludes me, and I know that passion in football isn’t logical, but where the hell is the passion?!! I could go some way to understanding if they discussed at length the roar of the stadium, the jumping fans, the banter, the songs, but there isn’t any.

stockholm syndrome

On the contrary, even the most ardent fan bemoans the lack of atmosphere as much as they do the ineptitude of those soulless cowards masquerading as football players on the pitch.

My view is clear, and will not change, my only regret is that in order for this to happen we must accept that there will be casualties, the most telling of which will be the shared passion and love of being a Newcastle United fan, something which we used to hold so dear.

I read a comment the other day where the situation was compared to the miners’ strike and the fans entering the stadium were described as scabs. I would not go this far with the metaphor but having grown up in a family who felt the very real effects of the miners’ strike, but even I have to admit that there is a similar feeling to this situation, genuine opposition amongst a group of people who once existed in harmony, with now mistrust, lack of understanding and even genuine dislike. This is the reality, this is where we are and it will only get worse.

To those who feel that they need encouragement to join the protest, I will echo the same statements made time and time again in support of action.

Are you happy with what is happening and what you are seeing? If not, then know that nothing will be achieved by doing nothing, the fans still have the power of protest, it’s the only power we have left. So I urge everyone who can, to exercise their right of protest and boycott, please take this very public opportunity to stand up rather than lay down.

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  • IainT0842

    Well said.

  • Maximus Moose

    The fans are that used to watching Shyte they`ve became immune, i was lucky enough to go throughout the Keegan era
    I wouldnt pay a Fiva to watch the Krap dished out now

  • LeazesEnder

    Good piece Notts

  • pissed off mag

    well said im now waiting for the wonga ashley arse kissers saying your wrong

  • PeterRobson

    I´m lucky (or unlucky, depending on your viewpoint) enough to have witnessed the highs and lows from Joe Harvey leading us to Fairs Cup glory, to Ossie Ardilles incompetent displays right up to todays mockery of a football club !!

    Personally I think a boycott would have an impact, insomuch as big or small, it will help to keep our plight in the public eye !!!

    Pressing for change doesn´t make one fan better than another, nor does blindly following on !!!

    I will tell you what blindly following does get you though: The person you´re blindly following doesn´t always know where he´s going !!!

    Boycott by all means, but respect or pity those who choose not to, it´s their money after all !!!

  • PeterRobson

    Maximus Moose I´ve been watching Newcastle United since the 60´s trust me you never become immune !!! Every twist of Ashleys dagger, every befuddled selection by “Geordie (I worked with Sir Bobby Robson) John” still leaves a scar !!!

  • Fozzyworld

    Nice one Notts. It’s not rocket surgery. It’s like banging your head on the wall… It’s great when you stop! To those nervous about the boycott, and to borrow a phrase Feel the fear and do it anyway.

  • NottsToon

    My main staggering disbelief is that there are still folks (like that Roberts Grey Pants chap) who want us to comb their hair and tell them how pretty they are before they decide whether it’s right to protest or not!! After all the insults and proven lies from this regime they still don’t get it, why ???

  • Tynewalker

    I have been supporting NUFC since 1953 and had a season ticket since the 1970’s. If I had boycotted the team because of ” poor owners” I would’nt have seen many games. We had years of mismanagent under McKeag and Lord Westwood. We had some exciting teams but no real ambition. Hall and Shepherd did provide ambition and it was an exciting time but there were of course elements of their ownership which were negative.
    This current regime are awful with very limited ambition. I probably will join the boycott but others have to make up their own minds. They have paid there money and if they choose to go so be it.

  • No Brainer

    All hail to the leaders of the toon social media revolution from their smartphones in the south, they doth decry, you mad you support the team when they’re injured and suspended, your mad you like to have a day at the match, your mad they say, Ashley’s took  your money.

    That maybe so but we’re not as mad as you lot for moving away.

  • No Brainer

    NottsToon Keegan said he had the best team once, Keegan said trust me i know whats right for this club, Keegan sold andy cole,  Keegan said its your money whats buying the players it wasn’t it was the banks.

    Many lmanagers lie or hope they are telling the truth.

  • No Brainer

    Fozzyworld rocket surgery thats a new one.

  • LeazesEnder

    No Brainer Fozzyworld Its a nuclear fusion emema

  • No Brainer

    Maximus Moose Glory hunter, never found it with the quitter though eh!

  • LeazesEnder

    No Brainer NottsToon Hope you find your brain soon!

  • Conman

    Absolute fool

  • DanRobson

    If a protest had a clear, direct and influential effect on Mike Ashley im positive 99% of Newcastle fans would particapate. The fact, wether you chose to see it or not from your ivory tower, is that the circumstances surrounding this boycott have minimalistic effects on the chairman, and the negative effects of this boycott could far outweigh any good tha could come from it. 
    This protest will:
    – Reduce the clubs attandance statistics, making us a less attractive option to potential buyers, leave us open for ridicule from opposing fans and dent our repuation as loyal supports
    – Reduce the motivation of our players to A) Want to play for Newcastle long term B) Be motivated on the day against Tottenham C) To help to survive what is an ever increasing risk of relegation
    – Increase the perception in the world media of Newcastle fans as being intolerant, fickle and emotional
    – Promote the fact were in turmoil and make us a less likeley destination for talented players
    This Protest Wont:
    – Effect Mike Ashley financially in any remotley significant way
    The only positive i can see from this boycott is by “sending a messge” – but sureley that could have been done by a 60m Walkout, which would have avoided the majority of the negative implications listed above, still sent a message, and looked far more impressive of a spectacle to anyone watching the game on TV. 
    Just my views, I wouldn’t sit in my house while it burns, but i will still be taking a seat against Tottenham on Sunday.

  • NottsToon

    No Brainer NottsToon You compare Keegan to Ashley and proclaim yourself a fan, unbelievable. Fact is that Keegan did have the best team in his view, did know what was best for the club in his view and replaced Andy Cole with Sir Les and Shearer, our money was contributing to the buying of players also.

    All that was wrong with Keegan was that the man himself, great as he was, was undone by Fergie.

    Your comparison starts at ridiculous and ends in idiocy.

  • NottsToon

    No Brainer Maximus Moose Glory hunter eh? Oh how I miss the glory of nights in the Champions league and competing with the best in the land, don’t you? Are you happy to keep funding what has always been mediocre at it’s absolute pinnacle and utter sh1t for most of the time?

  • Sickandtiredstill

    No Brainer Do you think every dissenter against the regime no longer lives in Newcastle?
    You throw that line out almost as often as you attack the very articles on this site, or national news and journalists. 
    If you are the shining example (along with Simon) of the remaining ‘support’ then that really says it all.

  • NottsToon

    DanRobson I see you have no actual facts to back up your facts…excellent.

    Also your comment about reducing player motivation just made me spit coffee out from laughter, well done.

    Also congrats on totally missing the point that a boycott and protest is about the fans standing up for what is right, by continuing the status quo what exactly do you expect to change? Nothing is achieved by doing nothing is it?

    Do you genuinely believe that those who protest expect the owner to sell up the day after? Protest is the only power we have left, the only way the fans can actively and publicly give voice to their anger, and from small acorns might oaks (might) grow.

    What is assured is that by carrying doing what you are doing the only type of buyer you will attract is one much alike…..guess who…..Mike Ashley.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    No Brainer NottsToon Aye, we should have stuck with Pardew and now get behind Carver. That seems to be your line for months.
    None of this is anyones fault according to you – just bad decisions, injuries and suspensions. 
    34 million in cash in the bank and we signed no one again as we plummet towards the bottom three. God spare us from supporters like you. 
    Arrogant, self righteous and utterly spineless. 
    Didn’t you once post you were giving your own ST up in protest against not signing a new defender? 
    I think the only thing you support and get excited about is reading your own shyte.

  • NottsToon

    Tynewalker If the 8 years of lies and insults have not made up their mind yet then what will? Does Ashley have to urinate on a picture of SBR? Does he have to personally have sex with all their wives, girlfriends, pets and parents? What will it take to make them realise that he is killing our club and they are assisting him in your compliance.

    Older supporters who quote McKeag and Westwood as reasons to not protest are totally unfathomable to me, it’s like saying I survived hepatitis so I’ll take aids on the chin too. Utter madness.

  • CiaranD1892

    DanRobson A) why would a club whose fans stands up for themselves seem less attractive to investors? That certainly wasn’t the case when Fenway Sports Group came in to buy Liverpool after they protested Hicks and Gillet.

    B) If you think the players are motivated right now as it stands you’re having a laugh, so protesting will unlikely impact their sorry lazy arses any more than they already are.

    C) Why do you give a s**t what the rest of the country’s media, or indeed the world, thinks of us? Since when was being emotional a bad thing?

    D) We’re in turmoil whether you choose to accept it or not. Players only come here to be stepping stones anyway and will continue to do so while Mike Ashley is at the helm.

    You are entitled to your opinion, but that is all it is – it is not fact so do not present them as such. Also, if you could not be so condescending to your fellow fans that’d be great.

  • martydee1

    No Brainer Maximus Moose  no brainer resides in the gusset of the fatman’s underpants

  • NotFatFreddy

    1975-77 IS REMEMBERED FOR GORDON LEE’S management, mostly because he sold ‘supamac’, yet I remember those days as we reached the League cup FINAL and had a good FA cup run.  In the league that same season in 75-76 we finished 15th,…BUT we scored 51 goals the most in the First division that year!

    NUFC fans would be happy with that these days (goals, excitement, cup runs and the usual mass hsysteria that is NUFC), BUT…the reason we need to protest now is because we are not run by Westwood with peanuts, but by a multi-millionaire with 50,000 gates and TV money etc.  If Ashley can’t be motivated to put in place a top manager and buy some quality players THEN WE NEED TO ASK WHY?  The protest is about how Ashley mismanages the club from top to bottom.

    The club is rank from top to bottom, just look at the youth team AFTER the supposed work to get it right.  We are force fed that we have some ‘really’ good players after Pardews 5 year plan, but we haven’t ONE decent player (2 promising youngsters and one improving Dutchman (not Krul) and will finish lower agai than when Chris Hughton was sacked.  We accept it all because that is how it is when you become brainwashed that we belong mid-table somewhere below Palace, WBA and around the level of Stoke and that we have these wonderful French players (?), but who rarely turn up.

    To be fair Pardew has Palace playing the way we would like.  It isn’t rocket science to buy some pacey proven Premiership and Championship players either, the best rarely fail when they get into the Premiership—-look at Charlie Austin at QPR. 

    Brand NUFC stinks.  The club staff including management and Moncur and Beardsley are like puppet zoids.

    The fans are what make this club great, but even we are now like the grey seats.  The atmosphere has gone.  The excitement is none existent.  The club is like Mr Ashley’s plastic toy which he has lost interest in.  We are becoming like the grey plastic seats…stiff and emotionless, but there week in week out in the grey atmosphere that is Club Ashley.

    If we have gates of 50,000 and a multi-millionaire chairman, why can’t we aim top six and cup finals and compete with Southampton, Everton, WHU, Swansea etc?

    What motivates us to think we have to aim mid table and deserve no more?  Mr Mike Ashley and his regime?

    Methinks I could sign 14 championship players and put one of three championship managers in charge and we would be top 6 next year.  But alas that is another story!!!

  • Demented_Man

    Totally agree, Notts.  If we tried to take all views into account we’d end up marching through Newcastle at 3 a.m. so as to minimise disruption and avoid upsetting anybody.

    The trouble is a lot of supporters like moaning but, like true Englishmen, hate the idea of protest.

  • PhilYare

    DanRobson indeed

    – We’ve filled the stadium for 20+ years, sunday is a protest 
    – Motivational levels seem to be about zero at the moment anyway
    – intolerant?! we should tolerate being the worst team in the PL with NOTHING to play for???
    – we are in turmoil and as shearer said recently nobody would want to soon for us in the current situation (apart from kinnear, really c**p players and injury prone ones seeking a few quid)

  • PhilYare

    NottsToon Tynewalker seeing pictures of SBR and the late Gary Speed in that skip should be enough for any toon supporter to scream Ashley out. 
    Like you say what does the c**t have to do to upset the wonga brigade? there are actually idiots who would go if he changed the kit to orange and blue. I think those who got the letters off the east stand should return them so we can put them back up once that sportsdirect s**t has been ripped off.

  • Grumpyoldmag

    Well it’s quite simple, really. I support the right of fans to stage a peaceful boycott. I understand those who feel the only way to make their feelings known is to stay away.
    Sometimes when you feel you have no voice, you have to scream. Ashley probably won’t listen. But as a famous Frenchman – not in the United squad – once said: “Not being heard is no reason for silence.”
    However, I also support the fans who believe their role is to support the team on the field, especially with the spectre of relegation not entirely banished.
    Those who stay loyal are not doing so to endorse the Ashley regime. Most will equally desire change, although many will question what form that might take. There’s no doubt a weakness of the boycott plan is that no-one has really been able to articulate what change looks like and how it can be made to happen
    That last paragraph of the chronicle response is the weakness of your position – you can’t tell me what change looks like or how it can be made to happen. So I choose not to join your army.

  • PhilYare

    No Brainer NottsToon yes but he had already spoke to Hall about getting Ferdinand and even Shearer. cole wanted away, he saw the opportunity and made us BETTER!

  • SGM

    NottsToon DanRobson When did DanRobson use  the word “fact”?

  • NottsToon

    I cannot begin to understand the depths of delusion which would make a person still freely give their support to a club who has so wilfully and publicly insulted club legends. Especially at a time like this.
    It’s like they actually want to goad us further.

  • NottsToon

    Grumpyoldmag No, but we can show you 8 years of evidence of what it doesn’t look like. 

    Sometimes you have to take your own power back by having a leap of faith and simply doing what’s right.

  • NottsToon

    SGM NottsToon DanRobson Second word, second sentence…..jeez.

  • grahame49

    Even a small comparison to the miners strike just sounds so wrong as a lad raised in hazelrigg and around 19 at time of the strike whats happening at Newcastle united will not destroy family’s and communitys. Any how my resentment is the new years day morpeth to Newcastle runners it took ages on new years day on the moordale coaches to gan along the great north road, plus I say ha,way the lads so love me or hate me I’m still a magcon the 20th april

  • NottsToon

    grahame49 The conveyance of a feeling of disparity amongst a group who were once “united” is apt. The miners strike tore parts of my own family apart so I feel able to reference it in this way.

  • grahame49

    If your a notts lad or lass the strike divided family’s and communitys and still casts a dark shadow.

  • NottsToon

    To add, as geography is an issue for some, I now live in an area where many people are fans of Nottingham Forest. My gaffa is a Forest Season ticket holder and we spend a lot of time discussing football, today we spoke about the planned boycott and the situation at Newcastle in general.

    Now Forest used to be a canny side, with a pair of European Cups to their name (back to back no less), and were managed by arguably one of the greatest managers in the history of the English game, since then things have not gone well for Forest and they have found themselves in the lower leagues for the last 9 years. The point to this being that I find Forest fans, generally, have a good take on what it was like to be once great and then somewhat less so.

    My gaffa oftem laments that his little lad has never seen his team play in the top flight, and his words to me today were that if Ashley continues what he is doing at Newcastle then we will end up where Forest are. An opinion from a fan of another club, not a fact, but it rang true with me. He said to me that in football terms once your history dies then you’re a long time dead. 

    Newcastle are still associated with the highs of the Keegan and Robson days, but that won’t last. Soon the next generation won’t know about our Champions League campaigns, or how we nearly won the league with the most exciting team that has ever graced the Premier League.

    Soon we will be rightly seen as the equals of teams like our neighbours down the road and teams such as Stoke or even worse. That is the future.

  • NottsToon

    grahame49 Two uncles worked at Thoresby Colliery (both geordies), two at Blidworth. The area has never recovered.

  • HateAshleysBendyToys

    SGM NottsToon DanRobson SMB you’re a dummy.

  • Grumpyoldmag

    Fine do it. Just don’t abuse me for not doing it.

  • NottsToon

    Grumpyoldmag Then also don’t be surprised when your inaction leads to nothing more than your money in Fatty’s pocket and the continuing decline of the club.

    You’ve made your choice, I’ve made mine.

  • Grumpyoldmag

    And don’t be disappointed when your action results in the continuation of the status quo also

  • NottsToon

    Given the choice of action or apathy, I’ll be happy that I didn’t bend over and pay for the priveledge.

  • DanRobson

    Hold on, when did I say anything I said was fact? It’s my opinion and that’s all it claims to be. Where are the facts in your article to back up everything you say? Have you got the fire surveillance report from all the dead burnt Geordies who stayed in their burning homes?
    I’ve not for one second backed the regime or said that a protest is pointless, just think there was better ways, better times and a general lack of thought put into this one.
    If you don’t expect an immediate change from this protest. What is it that you do expect? For every fan to show their loyalty by never going to a game ever again till Ashley leaves? Come off it. No one has even publically shown an interest in buying us.
    I 100% understand the reasons to protest, as much as anyone, but ill reserve ruining my weekend and wasting my money for when I know it will make an actual difference.

  • NottsToon

    Right, so where you say “the fact”, you didn’t actually mean fact. Good one, with brains like you offering your loyal support I’m sure king Mike of the Mugpies will enjoy a long and happy reign, [email protected]

  • DanRobson

    No, when I said fact it was in reference to what directly followed it. Not anything I ever say for the rest of my life after using the word. Just that the financial losses of the boycott wouldn’t be that much of an issue to Ashley as they will be tiny in comparison to his worth. I’ll stop commenting because you’re so childish that you try to belittle anyone with a different opinion because you’re an intimidated little boy. Avoir.

  • Belfast Ali

    That’s a really good read. But here’s my dilemma, I only get to about 5 or 6 games a season. Mainly because of finances. The Spurs game was a game I had promised to take my 12 year old son to all season. So I had bought the tickets before any protests were announced. I will be there and not just because I wouldn’t waste the money or more importantly let my son down. He doesn’t understand the militant views and I’m not sure I do either. I agree that we need rid of Ashley, but we will be in the ground on Sunday shouting for the black and white shirts. To me three points and premier league football are top priority in my mind. I’m hopeful of 35,000 plus and good luck to the lads in the pubs. I know we will all chear if we win. But God help anyone who calls me a scab on my way to the match!

  • NottsToon

    Right, because obviously the protest and boycott are all about financial loss for the owner and not at all about about the gross mismanagement of what use to be a football club. Another point successfully missed.
    Sorry if I offended you petal, you can go back to your knitting now.

  • NottsToon

    That is a dilemma and even a militant like me couldn’t condone calling a man taking his kid to a football match, even this one.

  • PeterRobson

    Grumpyoldmag I don´t think it´s a question of loyalty. I would NOT consider myself more loyal than you simply because you choose to go to the match.
    Loyalty isn´t measured in how many matches you attend in your lifetime, it´s measured by your feelings toward the Black and White that symbolises our hopes and aspirations for our team.

    If you feel your loyalty is better expressed by going to the game, then I respect that.

    I choose the other option and if by chance I bumped into you after the game I´d certainly bend your ear to get the lowdown on the match.

    I hope you enjoy it !!!

  • LeazesEnder

    Belfast Ali …..Walk out when the third Spuds goal goes in then, a lot of those inside will be contemplating it!

  • Belfast Ali

    It’s a deal mate, but I think we will get something from the game!

  • LeazesEnder

    Belfast Ali …a hammering?

  • PeterRobson

    NottsToon DanRobson  This is exactly the sort of behaviour that drives a wedge between both camps on the boycott/no boycott issue !!!

    Both sides should respect the others decision and learn to live with it !!!

    It´s not the boycotts and the pardew out/ashley out protests that make us the butt of other fans´ jokes, it´s the petty bickering between fans on both sides of the argument !!!

    If you were children I´d bang your heads together !!!

    FFS United ? My arse !!!

  • LeazesEnder

    PeterRobson NottsToon DanRobson That is very true but young Dan doesn’t seem to have any moral dimension to his character…

    ….maybe with time!

  • LeazesEnder

    PeterRobson People forget there were protests against Harvey.

  • pissed off mag

    PhilYare NottsToon Tynewalker  well said pal

  • pissed off mag

    Belfast Ali  humiliated

  • ilullissat

    What did you do with your Saturday before you went to the Match.I followed Newcastle for years,Fairs Cup,74 Cup Final etc but I found other things to do.It CAN be done,Ashley doesn’t like the spotlight on him.Shine it bright enough and he will feel it

  • grahame49

    Off to the match Sunday my protest will be a white shirt with you don’t own me on back of it. Protest your own way if it feels right do it Ashley will never own our souls and hearts

  • Brian Standen

    I have said before I won’t be attending on Sunday! But I won’t accept fellow mags being called scabs if they do attend! The Thatcher times of the 80s are gone and some families did not ever recover from the miners strike, it’s a very emotive subject that dwarfs football !

  • newcastle7

    Will tell you this the ones not attending the game on Sunday are traitors in my book who run away in the hour of need.If you cannot support the team when still in a relagation battle we do not want supporters like you.When or if the good times come back you will come out like rats from the sewers pretending you were great supporters like in the Keegan days.A true supporter is there for life come good or bad.
    The only scabs are the ones who stay away.Please NEVER EVER COME BACK.

  • newcastle7

    PeterRobson Grumpyoldmag It’s a fact that some fans are more loyal than others that’s why the club operates a loyalty system so the best fans get tickets for important games .Fans who have sacrificed cars holidays and even food .

  • Tony79

    newcastle7 You are everywhere wit the same comments.  You are an Ashley shill, probably paid by him.

    A scab is someone who crosses a picket line to support the boss.  That is what you are doing on sunday of you go not the other way round.

    You are chamberlain.  You are the silent germans as Hitler rose to power. You are the scab on the miner’s strike.  Self centred boss loving shill.

    Take your gobshite Ashley support (and his money probably by the sounds of it) and get off our supporters forums.

  • Tony79

    grahame49 That’ll work mate

  • Tony79

    Be aware lads.  nufc and ashley have got staff commenting on these boards trying to divide us and calling the protest movement traitors.

    Don;t listen to the trolls, they are staff go Ashley

  • Tony79

    Belfast Ali Take your bairn to leases park, it will probably be an invigorating and amazingly inspiring event for him.  Go to your 5 or 6 games, but this is ONE game we are asking for support.

    Your bairn chill learn more by joking the protest, will appreciate more about his club and his love for it, understand solidarity more and unity and identity than watching one match of overpaid journeymen looking forward to their summer holidays.

    At least come for 15 minutes mate and gan afterwards into the ground late?  Please.  For gods sake we need people like you

  • Tony79

    Grumpyoldmag  “and don’t be disappointed when your action results in the continuation of the status quo also”

    On;ly inaction guaranteed the stays quo.

    Fight and we may lose.  Don;t fight and we definitely lose

  • Tony79

    Demented_Man Not this Sunday.  In spite of all the moans and the defeatists it will be big.  Np doubt, ignore the sheep and lets get going.  One chance to get some pride back

  • Grumpyoldmag

    To be fair I think loyal was a clumsy use of words by the Ronnie. I don’t think its a matter of loyalty or that boycotters are not loyal.

  • Demented_Man

    newcastle7 If we are traitors, then you are a COLLABORATOR.
    We know what happened to many of them in France after the Liberation.

  • grahame49

    It works for me, if I liked football that much I’d jump on I support the champions bandwagon, alas I love Newcastle united and understand our fans heartache and mixed emotions.

  • NottsToon

    newcastle7 PeterRobson Grumpyoldmag For loyal and best, substitute complacent, delusional, apathetic and compliant. 

    See what I did there?

  • NottsToon

    “We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the bidding of the ungrateful. We have done so little, for so long, with so much, we are now qualified to do nothing with anything.”

    A motto for the “stadium” fan, apathetic in their misery.

  • AMarkDixon

    newcastle7 PeterRobson Grumpyoldmag Best fans?  Really? So you are a better fan than me?  I live away so can’t get to every game.  That makes me less loyal.  You’re a proper knob jockey mate.

  • 2someitsonlyagame

    newcastle7  The fans have supported the team all season, yet the team is fighting a relegation battle, seems to me that supporting the team is not helping very much.

  • PeterRobson

    newcastle7 Don´t talk crap !!! Loyalty is a two way street !!!

  • pissed off mag

    newcastle7  bell end

  • pissed off mag

    Tony79 newcastle7  newcastle7 is a prick hes sat in fattys office spouting shite

  • ilullissat

    Totally agree,if the fans have to wear their tops st the match,cant they wear one without that poxy Wonga on it.Youre only playing the Fatmans game

  • Jail for Ashley

    Brian,
    I don’t think it’s directed at just anyone attending the match but at those calling those of us that want something done about our current situation traitors.

  • Belfast Ali

    What, miss 15 minutes, I’ll miss Sammy’s hat trick!!!!

  • Toon Magpie

    Idiot article. If you can’t understand why you are an idiot too.

  • Toon Magpie

    People like NuttsToon are dangerous tools and far from a Stockholm Syndrome he thinks it is, he is the type who has hijacked this club for his own purposes and everyone else is the enemy to this guy. They are similar in mind set to ISIS and everyone else is wrong.
    Everyone should make his or her own decisions and not be pressured or called a scab or any other hijacking kidnapping of fans for their own purposes.
    I respect all view apart from extremist views like NuttsToon.

  • Toon Magpie

    Why do you call yourself a militant?

  • Toon Magpie

    Intimidation!

  • Toon Magpie

    A boycott is not a loss because season ticket sales.

  • NottsToon

    F**king hell lad, you really are thick as mince.

  • CiaranD1892

    Toon Magpie “I respect all views except those I don’t respect”