Earlier this week, the Ashley Out campaign group released a statement encouraging all supporters going to Sunday’s match, to ‘Occupy SJP’, at the end of the West Ham game.

The idea being to show a worldwide TV audience the depth of feeling against the Newcastle United owner, from the supporters.

Checking the Newcastle United website this morning, a look online at the match tickets still available shows very few left.

West Ham have taken 3,000 tickets which has been helped by the Hammers subsiding tickets by £10, meaning for example that Under 18s are only paying £3!

So a full house looks on the cards as the fans attempt to drag this disgraced collection of players over the proverbial ‘line’.

The bottom line anyway is that the only viable plan against Mike Ashley is to support the team during the game and not disrupt it, as per the Ashley Out statement below.

Then rather than protests outside St. James’ Park before or after the game, let’s show Mike Ashley our feelings after the match is over INSIDE SJP, when hopefully we are still in the Premier League despite Ashley’s best efforts to relegate the club.

This is part of a statement by the AshleyOut.com campaign group:

Whatever the result of the game and the outcome of the “battle” against relegation, during and following any lap of ‘honour’ that might or might not take place, we will continue to occupy the ground after the final whistle and we urge all Newcastle United supporters to join us in this form of protest, which has been cleared with Northumbria Police.

Bring your flags, bring your banners and most importantly bring your voices. Together we will make it clear that enough is enough and demand – on the worldwide platform that is Sky Sports – that the man ultimately responsible for the club’s demise into mediocrity, Mike Ashley himself, puts the club up for sale with immediate effect to “a worthy custodian of such a fine football club”, which is how he said he judged potential takeover parties when he first took the club off the market in 2008.

We have no specific protests planned to take place during the game so as not to disrupt the outcome in any way, shape or form.


  • Phildene

    The team is a lost cause now and would have thought an ongoing protests during the match with it being televised on Sky, would’ve been more productive as Sky will leave the match when it’s finished, so all the protesting will probably go unnoticed by the media. What a waste of a good opportunity!
    You either go full out to protest and keep it up every week or not bother at all. The reason for my opinion and views on this is purely to get Ashley out and nothing more.
    The only other way is for the so called fans to stop spending their hard earned money on nufc altogether so it will hit Ashley in the pocket, but fans of NUFC don’t seem the have the bottle to do this-I do despair!

  • Sickandtiredstill

    Phildene Well said, Lass.

  • GraemeAllon

    I’m surprised that Mike Ashley hasn’t arranged to keep the bars and food outlets open after the game! If there are 30 or 40,000 in there – may as well make some money out of them!

  • Life long fan

    Said it before the only way to have any chance to implement change is to vote with your feet and not attend games this will create negative publicity for sd and send a clear message to the owner. If you do attend you in effect are backing the club, never mind all this support the team the club itself does not even support the team, stay away implement change then get behind the team,wake up you people the club are taking you for a ride.

  • Hez

    Doubt the people in the Wonga shirts will want their day out at St James spoilt by staying in the ground after! Most only go for a social experience so it’s off to the pub and restaurants after no matter what the result and good luck to them, I just don’t get why anybody would buy a ticket with the money they earn through working hard to watch Ashleys NUFC, been fleeced and ripped off for years

  • Tony79

    On the pitch.  That’ll make the news.  I’m chucking me season ticket in anyway so don;t care if i’m banned.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    Tony79 This crowd needs a good dose of the the old Leazes Boot Boys. Fatty would take notice then when the ‘Sports Dire-wrecked’ signs were ripped from the stadium.

  • Alexh1984

    It’s the main Sky game so the presenters will be in the stadium and will be for the 30 minutes or so after the game. If it works and enough stay it will be hugely visible and unignorable on millions of tv screens around the world.

  • TheBoneYard

    Live on sky………everyone walking out at half time would be an attention grabber

  • stevennufc

    totaly pointless!….an empty ground would be on every channel in the world!…..once again fattys pockets are filled!……object achieved!…..he must be pi**ing himself laughing!

  • A lex

    As some point out below, yes, the action may not be ideal or suit everyone’s ideas. But, please, let’s just MAKE THIS POINT of staying in the ground after. We’ll get plenty of exposure, especially when Ashleys stormtroopers try to move everyone out – just hold the ground. As also said below, get some of that Leazes Boot Boys attitude back for a while.

    Irrespective of the result, the worst thing would be for any fan to meekly leave SJP at the end of the match. This chance must be siezed so we ensure that “fan unrest into next season” is on the agenda of this post season autopsy they’re doing. If they know they’re finally in for a hard ride from us, they’ll make decisions accordingly. If we give them apathy and obedience and leave for the pub, then they’ll be happy………..and we know what we’ll get next season, don’t we?!

  • Toon Magpie

    I can see a few arrests and if it true about smashing the Sports Direct signs up then it is best not to bring your kids to the match.

  • Toon Magpie

    Please do not wreck the city again lads.

  • Toon Magpie

    I am not supporting violence and thuggery and smashing up the toon. All fans that disagree with smashing things up as a form of protest thumb me up, just trying to gauge the level of non thuggery in toon fans. I am not expecting many thumbs up.

  • Toon Magpie

    I agree best form of protest is stay away.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    Toon Magpie Keep ‘liking’ Mackem posts, as you did on another article,  and see what that brings you.

  • A lex

    Toon Magpie I would not support ‘person-to-person’ or ‘person-to-property’ violence in the town, nor any personal violence in the stadium, and property violence to the general infrastructure of SJP. 
    However, I see that Ashley has almost destroyed NUFC, so I also every reason to take it out on his SD, Firetrap, Karrimor signs blighting our stadium. Specifically targetted ‘destruction’ at his own brands is fair game, as far as I’m concerned.

  • Toon Magpie

    You are spreading poorly pies again and spreading discord amongst toon fans. As the frequency of the posts and your replies to the MacLean were separated by mins I suspect it is thumbing the Mackems up and arguing with yourself using your original profile to pretend you are a fan. It is only you arguing with them and thumbing up I suspect.

  • Toon Magpie

    You could get arrested and a criminal record for that. Is it worth that?

  • Sickandtiredstill

    Toon Magpie Who the [email protected] are you? You’ve been posting all day and seem to have the mental age of a delinquent Chimp.

    No one is condoning violence against anyone. If anyone takes out their rage and anger against SD hoardings etc then that is entirely understandable given the ownership of this Club.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    Toon Magpie Aww bless. You learn’t to ‘unlike’ did you, to hide your Mackem supporting tracks?

    My profile and posts are there to see and I’ve been here for quite some time. Longer in every way than you, bonny lad.

  • Tony79

    A lex Toon Magpie Well said mate  Vandalising his branding hoardings that vandalise our proud stadium is legitimate imo

  • IntravenusMP

    Sickandtiredstill Tony79 We really don’t need any thuggery, the 70’s & 80’s culminated in Heysel and Hillsborough and all those involved back then have blood on their hands. 

    Make your point how you wish but vandalism or worse is not clever.