Mike Ashley has had his minions fighting a shambolic PR offensive against the fan boycott of the Spurs match on Sunday.

The predictable shameless figures have been rolled out to get the message out that supporters should go to the games, the players need them, it’s what proper fans do etc etc.

John Carver himself has said that if he was just a fan he would go to the Spurs match ‘…because he supports the team’.

Not content with wheeling out the peripheral figures, Mike Ashley has also clearly sent the message down to get the players to do their bit.

Various members of the team and squad have asked the fans to not boycott becaus ethey need their support etc etc.

If they had any sense they should just keep their heads down and get on with the job of trying to win football matches, something they have pathetically failed to do for most of this season.

Three wins in the last nineteen matches is shocking and they shouldn’t be getting into the whys and wherefores of whether fans come to the game or stay away.

One of the most blatant examples of the using of the players has emerged on Twitter, with an image looking as if it’s been clearly prepared by the club for Mehdi Abeid to use, with a plea to come to the game.




  • Belfast Ali

    What a sad post.
    Here, I’ve just heard Ashley is the new ISIS leader.
    Take care in the park tomorrow you might get decapitated!

  • nonsocialsteve

    NUFCTheMag pointless article! Of course some of the players would say that! This time you can’t blame it on Ashley for a change #NUFC

  • essexMag

    Agreed, He is a fool. Cashley must go. Along with most of those players. However, we have to stop trying to blame him for everything at the club.
    I doubt he gives more than a few hours per week to Toon business as his empire is far bigger than just us. His henchmen do the day to day stuff and will be responsible for most of the crap the club come out with.

  • APillinger

    NUFCTheMag NUFC_Stats NUFCTips Mike_Ashley_Out SackPardew what players? Apart from abeid

  • LeazesEnder

    @nonsocialsteve NUFCTheMag … Heres a picture to cheer you up

  • PteNUFC

    Le_Danny0 that the mag is dirt, whole thing is anti newcastle nomatter how good/bad we are

  • MikeAshleyLies

    Le_Danny0 you think Rolando Aaron’s did the Photoshop work on a stirring image to get fans in?

  • PeterRobson

    Actually, I can understand the players coming out and pleading for our support !!!

    Week in, week out we get behind the team in our thousands, at the ground, in the pub, on the sofa, but surely there comes a time when even the most die hard fan says “enough is enough”.

    Well here´s a plea from me to all those overpaid players who pull on the Black and White shirts that encompass our hopes and dreams: “Give us something worthy of our support, give us something worthy of our years of undying loyalty” !!!

    Treat us with respect and not like small children to be appeased with promises of an ice lolly if we clean our room !!

    Just the fact that Mr Ashley feels the need to trot out (yet again) players to appeal to our loyalty, is indication that maybe, just maybe, we´re starting to get through to those charged with running OUR club !!

    Pull the other one Mr Ashley, it´s got bells on it !!!

  • MikeAshleyLies

    Le_Danny0 Look what an older player like Jonas is saying publicly for a more realistic view of how players feel.

  • Porciestreet

    Mike Ashley, you horrible cowardly fool. Get out of Newcastle United. It would be better if we were skint and in the Championship.

  • MackEdwards

    LeazesEnder NUFCTheMag Wonder if the portly lad on the left regrets letting this happen to him?

  • Le_Danny0

    MikeAshleyLies Aarons “special moment” pic? Or do you mean Mehdi? And Jonas is a player who’s been hard done by recently.

  • gary_tomo

    NUFCTheMag AshleyOutdotcom 50% of our problems are because of the press and pointless articles like this. Just get behind the team! #nufc

  • Le_Danny0

    MikeAshleyLies In either case, we can believe what we want, but stating it as fact is what irks me. Abeid’s pic, no, I don’t believe…

  • Le_Danny0

    MikeAshleyLies …he made that. But I do believe the players want a good atmosphere over a bad one.

  • Porciestreet

    @gary_tomo NUFCTheMag AshleyOutdotcom 
    wer’e sick of being behind the team and getting absolutely nowt back. People like you need to wake up mate.

  • 2someitsonlyagame

    @gary_tomo NUFCTheMag AshleyOutdotcom This is about supporting the CLUB, not just the team.

  • LeazesEnder

    MackEdwards LeazesEnder NUFCTheMag Very embarrassing for the lad.

  • Porciestreet

    @Le_Danny0 MikeAshleyLies 
    Perhaps they should have thought of that befor the gutless performances that are now so common in black and white.

  • Wingpaddock

    50% of our problems are because of “fans” like gary tomo – refusing to accept where the problems really lie suggesting it is because of the press is laughable. Get behind the new campaign. Ashley out.

  • minibigmack

    NUFCTheMag NUFC_Stats NUFCTips Mike_Ashley_Out SackPardew and then it’s our fault if we lose rather than the club… Shift the blame!

  • Porciestreet

    Why shouldn’t he be blamed when every decision that Charnley or Charver have ever made, has to be accepted and rubber stamped by the pie eater as it witnessed by the photo below.

  • LeazesEnder

    @gary_tomo NUFCTheMag AshleyOutdotcom I can’t believe you really want more of this!

  • Porciestreet

    LeazesEnder NUFCTheMag 
    It would cheer me up no end if he went BANG…..!

  • Will Richardson

    Fat b*stard

  • MackEdwards

    Porciestreet LeazesEnder NUFCTheMag Which one???

  • luckily, Ashley doesn’t  normally do PR or even that magic word “communication”. 

    Therefore the recent attempts by his imported London PR man to try some PR on us have been way off target because they have no idea what makes us tick.

    It’s all so pathetically obvious that most sensible fans are just laughing at it.


    It’s time to stand back, remember our love for our unique people, our city, our culture, our heritage and traditions.

    Take a deep breath.

    It’s time to be proud geordies again, stand up for our club and begin to put an end to the slow death which is being visited upon it by a man who is clearly the wrong person to be owning our club.


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  • 2someitsonlyagame

    @PteNUFC Le_Danny0 please don’t comment on something you don’t understand.

  • 2someitsonlyagame Le_Danny0 You started it LOL!

  • failNUFC76

    Le_Danny0 I agree… if I was a player I be asking the fans to back the team
    Tbh the stick Abied got on here last night was terrible

  • foggy



  • ilullissat

    @failNUFC76 Le_Danny0 Yeh I like the bit “we’re living a situation” Join the club mate!!On thousands of pounds a week,I don’t think so

  • chris_billany

    MikeAshleyLies Le_Danny0 it’s not hard to read between lines. Some people need facts slapped in their face before get believe out.

  • ilullissat

    So already the fans can see that merely the mention of a boycott has them scuttling about so just think what a real boycott could achieve

  • TheRaw_D

    NUFCTheMag NUFCTips Mike_Ashley_Out The Abeid tweet is pretty awful tbh. Shows they’re rattled though and that’s a good thing

  • Le_Danny0

    chris_billany MikeAshleyLies Reading between the lines people are most welcomed to. Stating speculation as fact is a different matter.

  • chris_billany

    Le_Danny0 MikeAshleyLies is it speculation when players all coming out banging the drum when they usually don’t?

  • Le_Danny0

    chris_billany MikeAshleyLies Yup. Cause how do you truly know, without reading between the lines. Has someone at #NUFC told you?

  • Le_Danny0

    chris_billany MikeAshleyLies Yes, but that doesn’t mean it’s facts because we think it is. There’s a line here.

  • SenatorsHC

    gary_tomo NUFCTheMag AshleyOutdotcom Can’t remember the press picking a team. 100% of our problem is the way the Club is currently run.

  • newcastle7

    Quite right to.None of the other fans in the relegation battle boycotting.How about a mass demonstration at Burnley.Picket lines at Hull or a walk out at West Brom. No chance of that just Newcastle fans alone yet again.
    Champion moaners,Champion boycotters no one in the world can touch you.
    Get to the game on Sunday and support the team.

  • 2someitsonlyagame

    newcastle7 None of those clubs you mentioned are owned by Ashley, somebody else making comments about something they obviously don’t understand, Support the CLUB, not just the team.

  • PeterRobson

    foggy Well said !!! And that´s what some “fans” can´t or won´t get through their thick skulls !!!

  • David Baty

    Don’t think a boycott is gonna work, it’s one game one game he’s already got the money for, it won’t make any difference

  • Paul Nicholson

    Not with that attitude it won’t

  • bill black

    I put to bed your remarks earlier, now you come up with 3 other clubs, who are not owned by Ashley do not have 52000 fans and have not seen there owner make over £3 billion pounds in eight years ALL FOR HIMSELF while he takes the mick out of people who have no pride in themselves and buy his tacky shirts.

  • Phil Kennedy

    Just remember Ashley – this is all down to your refusal to spend money and putting that idiot Carver in for rest of season. Now we’re at risk of the drop, and we WON’T get back first time this time

  • Sickandtiredstill

    newcastle7 But Simon, didn’t you mention Man City in one of your other posts? How protests put off potential buyers? How did their’s work out for them?
    How did Liverpool’s’?
    Didn’t you protest against McKeag?
    Aren’t you the guy who keeps banging on about Ashley’s money and how he has ‘saved’ this Club? Didn’t he get the Club relegated?
    Nowt but a hypocrite and one who is most obviously devoid of any common sense at all.

  • Mark Brooker

    When they give 100 % so will we F*%k off ASHLEY. Fatty may have season ticket money but he hasnt got beer money, programme money and food money.. BOYCOTT NOW

  • Peter Nealon

    Boycott has to be for rest of the season

  • David Baty

    Well it won’t attract a buyer which is the only way ashly is leaving, and they’ve already said there gonna spend In the summer so it’s not like the boycott can take credit if that happens, plus it’s one game ground will be full again next week for Swansea

  • Paul Nicholson

    Ffs mate they have said they would spend every summer and they haven’t only what they have sold and what they have brought in has been bang average
    I’ll ask you this are you totally happy with the way the club is been run if ya fair enough get ya self along that’s your choice but am not I think he’s ripping the soul out so I won’t be there and might not be back again this season

  • David Baty

    Mate when you pick a club to support you don’t get a say if there successful unsuccessful rich poor, premier league or conference, whether they sign good players bad players, have a good owner bad owner , your job as a fan is to support the team on the pitch even if there shite, am sick of fans thinking they deserve something just because they support the club, if fans should of been more careful with club they picked to support of they wanted success because Nufc history isnt dazzling with cups n building title winning teams, when I started supporting the team history told me we won’t win much If anything at all n we will sell our best players n so it’s proved to be that way

  • sajnufc

    Le_Danny0 NUFCTheMag if it looks and smells like a fish, it probably is a fish.

  • howaymebonnylads

    newcastle7 Pretty sure Hull fans aren’t happy or quiet about their chairmen’s plans for name change

  • Ollie Burtons Grandad

    More shite from the resident Ashley employee and lickspittle Newcastle7. How much are you getting paid to post all this crap?
    I see you have a few mates today as well; a slow day selling tat at SD then?
    FatMan must be getting worried !
    Ashley out!

  • joseph7890

    im from newcastle. i dont get to choose.

  • Paul Nicholson

    And also to say supporters don’t get a say look at Germany football clubs owned by fans that’s the future

  • David Baty

    Mate you have to have a buyer for that n there isn’t

  • 2someitsonlyagame

    Why do i keep getting this sudden urge to hit my head against the nearest brick wall?

  • Stevie Aces Renforth

    We need to do this till the end of the season

  • Steve Wales

    I used to be proud to be a supporter of NUFC even through all the dark years but now I’m embarrassed to be a supporter,we are a joke of a Club

  • Anth Lumsden

    You boycotting mate?

  • Paul Nicholson

    Yes mate

  • Anth Lumsden

    Good man, think people will get a surprise tomorrow. Everyone I know is boycotting!

  • Paul Nicholson

    Excellent these people that are saying nothing will change
    Well ffs at least let’s try

  • RobBrown

    Seriously? You think that if the club were trying to do something about it they would use Mehdi Abeid to get the message out?

    Have you any idea how contrived that is?

    “An image looking as if it’s been clearly prepared by the club…?” What kind of a statement is that?

    It’s almost an apology of an accusation.

    If they were manipulating the players they would go for someone like Colo, one of the Taylors, or Tim Krul.

    The club are shameless – and we know this – but this article is just plain desperate.

  • mick57

    While I believe that everybody needs to make their own decision to go and whatever they decide is right. I hate the fact that I read supporters decrying each other and shagging each other off. This is exactly what fatty wants he wants us to scrap amongst ourselves and he walks away into his summer laughing his wobbly man boobs off and season tickets being renewed and £ 100 million from next year’s tv money. We a can’t make him walk but we can affect his publicity. However whatever you do tomorrow make sure that as fans we support each other. Remember Keegan ,Sir Bobby, Shearer not Ashley Llambias, Charnley and the other filth who have inhabited our club since FCB came. We are better than all of them. Show the world we are all black and white but all against Ashley and his ilk. Toon toon black and white army.

  • NottsToon

    It’s clearly not about match ticket money though is it?

  • grahame49

    I decided to show my love and passion for my club by proving critics etc wrong and go to games in the championship I’ve attended most home games since. I’m going Sunday mainly to see if our players have passion also to see how the stewards and police treat loyal supporters who want to protest, Il be sober and very supportive and vocal in my protection of fans who protest being stopped I’m 49 and do love our fans and if I’m asked to leave itl be by Ashley’s twisted rules no by breaking any law

  • KevinBrown11

    Why bother for this team their not exactly trying for us are they? This has nothing to do with the team its Ashley and his chums we’re protesting about. Boycott the game! If you must go and the team are playing said loosely, crap as normal use your feet and walk out,

  • alreet

    I totally agree. Theres no guts and glory from anyone. The charva can go suck an egg as well.
    Either dont go for all the right reasons or if u must go and at half time we are getting ripped a new one just walk away.
    If a film director made 5 mint films then only made really bad ones u wouldnt keep watching even if u had already paid in advance. Its a waste of time. Lets go and watch paint dry coz something might happen……. Get real ppl. 5 derby defeats. No win in too long and Sir Bobby. Shearer. Keegan. Beardo. Tino. Solano. Ferdy. Ginola. Cabaye and ben arfa are all gone and not coming back.
    Now lets try to send a message!!!
    Our club. Our town. Our history being burned alive…… Get out of town ash or give us a team and gaffer to be proud of.

  • gazchampion

    Let’s make the boycott the beginning of the rebellion… I hope the Toon Army is ‘big enough’ to retaliate against fatboy & his regime who are slowly killing everything that is NUFC!

    Everything he has done and is doing to the club has been an embarrassment & it has to be stopped!
    Those who continue, as paying customers, to line his pockets then you are SUPPORTING what HE is doing to NUFC. 

    Howay, let’s be honest – It’s not as though the team are playing for their lives… most of them are journeymen, already eyeing up a move anyhoo! How many of them can you see as iconic heroes in the future? 

    WE MUST BE UNITED AND BOYCOTT …and why not for the rest of the season?

  • Gary Linney

    Typical tat from the arrogant fat market trader!

  • Fozzyworld

    Only glory hunters CHOOSE their team. Most of the rest get the club nearest their place of birth and that makes the bond stronger. Don’t tell me I have no rights!

  • Mehdi Abeid might be concerned with the short term and doing what he’s told by the club, but I’m far more concerned with the bigger picture.
    The bigger picture and the long term future of the club is more important than a meaningless game against Spurs which will decide whether we finish 15th or 16th.