The greatest lie propagated by the club, it’s owner, sections of the local media and those ‘supporters’ who take being deluded to a new level, is that nothing that we can do will remove Mike Ashley from power.
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Believe this and you might as well give up on anything related to the club right now. The formula by which the club is run is completely transparent; collect the TV money, sell any assets of worth, cut costs and repeat until it cannot be repeated any more, i.e when what used to be Newcastle United is completely bled dry.
The apologists would have you believe otherwise, they would say that Mike Ashley has secured the club financially, all the time ignoring that the debt has actually grown, they would point to the immediate impact that Pardew has had at Palace, all the time conveniently forgetting the lies he peddled for the owner, the consecutive derby defeats and the numerous shambolic performances resulting in total and complete thumpings.
They will even go so far as to tell you that protesting is embarrassing and makes the club a laughing stock, like continuing to give money and support to a man who has so publicly and repeatedly lied to us and mocked our club hasn’t already done this. Remember please that he was proven as a liar in the legal proceedings after Keegan’s departure.
The apologists will go on to say that by protesting and creating such a toxic atmosphere that no other potential owner in their right mind would touch NUFC with a bargepole, well what sort of owner do you think sitting there and happy clapping gets you? That’s right, it gets you Mike Ashley, happy now?
For the first time in a long time we have people offering some organisation to the supporters who have had enough, offering materials to co-ordinate the protest and manpower to organise it, but still these lies and false cautionary tales are peddled as if from the mouth of Mr Ashley himself.
I have not held a season ticket at St James’ Park for 5 years now and live a considerable distance from Newcastle, but I will be there on the 19th to offer my support for something which genuinely needs it, not the cowardly millionaires on the grass, but the people of integrity outside the ground who will make a stand for the good of Newcastle United. I hope to see many of you there.