As we hurtle towards relegation, the only thing stopping us will be the efforts of Manchester United, or lack of goals from Hull – as our own players seem incapable of beating a pub team at the moment.
The only person who does not give a damn is Mike Ashley. He has used the club in an advertising role for his own retail empire.
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He does not care about the region or the people, and relegation would not be a disaster for him, as he will buy even cheaper players than at present and cut staff and wages of everyone left at the club. Turn us into an even worse version of what we are at present.
Where Mike Ashley has achieved his greatest success, is in turning the fans on each other. We now have countless arguments between people who go to the games, against people who have given up. I will be devil’s advocate here and argue for both sides.
Those who have given up:
They haven’t stopped feeling/loving the club, they have seen a man rip the heart out of the team they have supported for years. There is no ambition, it is only a money making machine. He has surrounded himself with people who have forgotten where they have came from, and what they once were, loved by the supporters, now telling us what a great man Mike is.
No, he is arrogant, bullies anyone who stands against him, and wherever possible silences them. You wonder why long suffering supporters do not want to be part of this. I do.
Those who still go:
They know what is wrong with the club but their love for Newcastle United overcomes all of this. They stick to the belief that things will improve, we will spend in the summer. Sorry, with this man in charge that won’t change.
For my part – I have given up going, but I will return on Sunday as I believe relegation will destroy this club. There will be no automatic return, there is no one in the dressing room to galvanise the players. Plus we have the worst head coach in the world.
So all I can do is sing my heart out and if you do go you have to do this, not sit and suffer in silence. Even shout abuse at the players to wake them up, as they sleepwalk to relegation.
Without our help we are doomed, they are incapable.
If we stay up, will anything change? NO.
The Newcastle United I have supported for over 50 years will not come back until Mr Ashley has left the building. This breaks my heart.