I have been a Newcastle fan all of my life, since 1964 and my first game, taken by my dad. God rest his soul.

I am 58, and yes, addicted to this football club.

However, I have never been to a Newcastle game since 2008. Why, you may ask.

Do I really need to explain…two words, Mike Ashley!!!

I have been bleating on and on about this guy since then and nothing and nobody will ever change my view on this.

That man and ‘His’ football club will not get one penny out of me until he is gone and quite frankly, banished into the wilderness.

This man ruined my weekends, my love for my football club, and to be perfectly honest, broke my heart, in footballing terms.

This man is selfish, arrogant, annoying and cares about nothing but himself, what is more, the man is a compulsive liar.

He has lied to me, you, and everyone else who will listen to him and, unfortunately, this will never change.

Transfer window, what transfer window?

Once again, this guy has lied, not only to the fans, but to a Manager as knowledgeable as Rafa Benitez.

He has no scruples or morals, he sucks you in and spits you out.

After this latest transfer window closed, Β I don’t think its just my heart that has been broken…again.

Will Rafa walk?

He should, I know I would – or will he rise above this guy and his muppet cronies and try and outstay him.

Oh, I wish the latter could be true.

I read an article about Lotto looking at a huge payout of Β£401million.

If I were to win it guys, you’d have a new owner and I would gladly wipe the disgusting smirk from his arrogant face.

(All contributions from Newcastle fans welcome, send articles (as well as ideas/suggestions) to [email protected])



  • Steve Pearce

    I wish there were another 51,999 with the same attitude as you – there would be an empty stadium and the fat stinking bag of southern pus would have sold up and left us. A Mag For Life – keep on playing the Euro millions mate because you never know….

    • TheNutJob

      I think you have a certain affinity to Fat Mike
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  • TheNutJob

    there`s many a fan on here but mainly on the chron that`s puts up with Fatty no matter what he does
    i`ve heard all the bull from them saying they support the team not Ashley,
    well Ashley is the team, the club, the whole works
    you want rid of him, then empty the stadium every time we`re on Sky or BT, boycott his tat shops, don`t buy the shirts & he`ll be off in a year

    • Buck Blacket

      Of course he wont because he will still be making a significant profit from the ludicrous Sky TV deal and he knows it!

      • TheNutJob

        his main vehicle of advertising is Nufc, how well would that go down on Sky or BT if viewers looked on at 22 players in an empty stadium
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      • FatParosite

        Ashley was frightened when there was unrest with Pardew. Murdock does not want his product damaged. Consistent empty stadiums would rid us of Ashley. Ashley is not the problem the fans are….

        • Alex

          Almost correct.

          Ashley is the problem, but the fans are the ‘solution’. Pity so many don’t see it and haven’t the guts to stand against Ashley’s ruination of our club.

          • FatParosite

            Ergo they are the problem.

          • Alex

            Yes, I agree. But, was just using your words to show that it’s only the fans who can get us out of this IF they have the guts to act. They don’t, and that’s pitiful.

        • Leazes Ender

          parasite….

    • Leazes Ender

      I read that thing about Liverpool supporters problems with these delusional fools, and its plain that you get these people attached to every club not just ours…. if only we could blow them away like the dust mites they are.

    • fatboysneverendingstory

      Liverpool live on Sky beamed worldwide. Watch the first 15 mins in the bar. Let the game kick off in a half empty stadium. This time next year it might be the norm.

  • Kneebotherm8

    According to the Ashley apologists on this site,you’ll be anti Newcastle United when,in fact,you’re most definitely not. They’ll back Ashley to the hilt against Rafa or any other criticism levelled against him. Sorry,but pro Ashley is the polar opposite to pro NUFC.

    • steve

      There are no “pro Ashley” fans, there are fans who will support their club no matter what but it certainly doesn’t mean that they approve of what Ashley is doing.

      • Kneebotherm8

        There are pro Ashley fans on this site and,believe me,they do approve of what Ashley is doing.

        • Damon Horner

          By “pro-Ashley fans” do you just mean 2 or 3?

          • Kneebotherm8

            There are a few and they are in the minority on this site.
            I think your point is that actual Ashley supporters are in the vast minority, and I think you’re right. However 40000 season ticket holders tell Mr Ashley that he’s well supported,and actually give him the mandate to do what he does. If he believes those 40000 are actually supporters of Rafa,then he’s treating them with utter contempt with his shabby treatment of the manager.

  • Mark Barnett

    I wonder just how many NUFC fans there are world wide if there is 450 million of us we could all club together,chuck in a quid each and buy back our beloved club.Then chuck in a tenner each and take over English premiership football

    • Kneebotherm8

      Nice thought,I’m in if we can get that one up and runningπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

      • Oooh bobbi fleckman

        If we all do Β£5,000 enough to go 50-50 with Ashley. Down size the car, remortgage, get a part time job. Β£5k from 52,000 matches MA.

        • Kneebotherm8

          Robert,why do you assume I,or anyone else,would need to downsize the car,remortgage or get a part time job to raise 5k.You condescending,look down your nose,individual that you are.

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            That’s where my contribution will come from, stick with the current car for a little longer.

            If you have Β£5k spare, great. So, we’ve already got 2 commitments and Β£10k.

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      Yep, that’s what is needed but there will be the majority who freeload and rely on others. 1990, we all wanted SjH and his share issue but when it came down to it, too few cared enough to cough up the money.

  • magpiefifer

    Couldn’t agree more.I’ve been a supporter since 1954 when I was 5 – yes,I was around to see us pick up a domestic trophy!!!
    Fan power could force a change – but there will never be a high enough percentage of fans prepared to sacrifice staying away from SJP.Pity.

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      The only thing which can force a change is enough fans getting together and buying Ashley out. It will not happen because, as in 1990, not enough fans really care to risk their own money or their kids inheritance.

      Football fans are like socialists, they want the world but paid for by someone else.

      • Damon Horner

        You’re wrong. Wearing a T-Shirt will make a buyer magically appear and Ashley pleading to sell for Β£1.

        Ashley won’t think to use the fans reputation against them as they protest over not being satisfied with club transfer spend.

        • Oooh bobbi fleckman

          Protesting fans with bedsheets and shouting geographically based insults is the best way to attract an overseas buyer πŸ˜‚

  • steve

    There is no Rafa vs Ashley, at the end of the day Rafa continues to pick up his salary. The undermining quotes are simply so his reputation doesn’t take a dive if it all goes wrong, there isn’t a chance in hell he’ll walk away and lose his pay off.

    • Kneebotherm8

      He’ll not walk,he’ll wait till some club comes in that will appreciate a world class manager,unlike our present owner who appreciates nobody and nothing except money and profit.

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      On and spot, it’s all about reputation preservation.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    The Uk`s leading legal Slaver, odious man to say the least

  • Brian Standen

    My opinion for what it’s worth is there is too much money in football with or without the working class paying public
    Days of boycott having an effect are gone, empty stadium would fill a few inches of newspaper columns but won’t affect club income to any great effect

    It’s not why I go I hasten to add, I go because I don’t know how not to go, I won’t ever slag of those who don’t go and detest being slagged because I do go!

    Only at this club could such a conundrum exist!

    • Leazes Ender

      Standing…..

      • Brian Standen

        Nope sitting in club while England ( no interest ever) fill the screens!

    • Damon Horner

      I agree, back before TV deals match day income was more significant. I can’t see a protest working.

  • Monksaton Magpies

    So Lord Westwood is your hero who was asked to put twelve thousand pounds into the club and declined so then we had Gordon Mc Keag who reduced the crowds to seven thousand. When the Halls and Shepperd’s took over it was great except they nearly bankrupted the club with their wages dividends, offices in Gibralter warehouses on the quay side at 500k a year and then took 135million out the club selling to Ashley after only putting a million pounds in. Ashley so far has put two hundred and fifty nine million in and not taken a penny out. Yes he has had free advertising but his interest free loan of 129 million over ten years with Barclays would have cost us one hundred million at least so that pays for the advertising.

    • Kneebotherm8

      Lord Westwood ain’t anybodys hero and neither is Mckeag so stop being silly. Funny,Hall only put a million in yet we end up with a top class stadium and a team that very nearly won the league,take him out of the equation and what would we have had these last 50 or 60 years? Fck all is the answer to that one.

      • Oooh bobbi fleckman

        Hall put money in but it went out once the plc started and then it was all external borrowing

        • Kneebotherm8

          Those days were the best days of my NUFC supporting life,absolutely brilliant,you were probably studiously poring over the books deliberating where we could have saved a couple of quid here and there.

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            They were mine too, the first season promoted was the most enjoyable. However, it was built in debt, initially to Hall, then to the banks and even a casino, it was built on quicksand and once the money ran out, it was doomed.

    • Leazes Ender

      Monkseaton…..

      • Oooh bobbi fleckman

        It’s Fulwell

    • NUFCLX

      Anyone who does not go now and went during the Westwood / McKeag era are hypocrites. It was far worse during their period than it is now and believe me it is bad now.

      • Kneebotherm8

        Are you trying to state the bleedin’ obvious there? If you were then you succeeded 100%.

        • NUFCLX

          Did not realise it was the obvious, so many negative posts on this website from people who CLAIM they used to go.

      • Geordiegiants

        The difference is, we got them out! We done something about it, we didn’t just sit there in silence moaning doing nothing, we hounded them out, we created interest. John Hall may of took millions away from our club, but he tried to get the fans to buy the club themselves first.

    • fatboysneverendingstory

      Please will someone gave me a breakdown on this mythical Β£259 mill. How much of this windfall has he actually given to the club?. He took over an established and proud premiership club and his decisions relegated us TWICE. Why should we pay for his mistakes. Last season alone HE cost US 70 million in TV income alone (Β£100 mill – Β£30 mill parachute). To add insult to injury he then charges interest in the form of free advertising for Sports Direct . Anybody who can’t or chooses not to acknowledge this is no better than him.

      • Oooh bobbi fleckman

        Loans of 111m + 33m purchase price of 131m is the current position although you can rightly say the purchase price was not put ‘in’ but from Ashley’s view, it went out. The Β£259 was Β£260 being 129m loan and 131m purchase

        • fatboysneverendingstory

          In other words he’s gave the club nowt… apart from a load of grief. Interest rates are at an historical low. Sports Direct is everywhere and the Prem is broadcast live round the world. Does anyone seriously disagree that his loans have been as a result of his own mistakes. All it would of took was to pacify most fans would of been a Β£30 mill or so advance on next May’s guaranteed Β£100 mill tv cash leaving Β£70 mill to go to the club.

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            His loans initially were to bail out Hall and Shep’s mistakes, another to pay the Vat man after hall & Shep tried to treat agents work as business. We were running loses of Β£30m a year.

            Don’t be so stupid.

          • fatboysneverendingstory

            So how much did too relegations cost stupid. Go ahead enlighten us stupid. Let me tell you stupid. Enough to pay his loans and start raking in what we would get for advertising his junk.

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            From Ashley’s point of view, when does the shelling out end?

          • Geordiegiants

            What shelling out?

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            Β£15m last season, the response was to the suggestion that Ashley threw another 30m in

    • Geordiegiants

      1. Who lends themselves money and charges themselves interest?
      2. The club has made a profit for the last six years in a row to the tune of Β£100m, where is it if he doesn’t take money out of the club?
      3. The advertising, he owns all of NUFC, and half of his jumble sale, why does he give free adverting to half of a company he doesn’t own?

  • DaveBillyAllen

    Stop whinging and support your team

    • Toon Barmy

      I support NEWCASTLE UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB, so please excuse me while i continue to whinge.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

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  • thewildchimp

    How hard it can be to skip at least a game or two to demonstrate the power fans really have? To state “start investing instead of pocketing or we’ll stop putting money in your pockets”. Why can’t you folks do it?
    I get it, the manager and the players will be sad because of playing in front of the empty stands. Or they might be disheartened because it would seem that we think they are sh*te and can’t avoid relegation. But guess what: it’s not about them. It’s about the club. As far as I’m concerned, they will quit their jobs when they become bored and play with their millions. But the club will remain, still immersed in sh*t, unless something changes.

    So why boycotting the games? Because Ashley only hears the sound of gold and the only way you can divert his attention and make him listen to you is either by paying him some cash or kicking him in his money-sack. And we don’t have enough money to pay him off. So we have to resort to kicking. It might or might not work. Nobody knows.

    You don’t want to make a protest? It’s fine. That doesn’t make you less of a supporter. But if you know you can do something and choose to do nothing – than you have no right to berate Ashley.

  • Leicester Mag

    Spot on. Like you supported Newcastle since the age of 7, first game FA cup vs Forrest 1974. Should have known then! πŸ˜‚. The final straw came for me at Leicester, 3 years ago when we contrived to concede after 20 seconds despite kicking off. Since then my fix has come from away games. Vowed I’d never step foot in St James while this parasitic worm remains. This is the only way. I’d go further and also protest outside sports direct as Unite union have done. Ultimately this needs organisation and support. Support across the region, politicians, councillors and the EC in same way as under Hall in early 90s.

  • Wor Lass

    Really, the only hope we have is that someone buys him out. You can look at the fans` role in two ways. One is that we should all boycott the home games and Sh*te Direct and try to “starve” him out. I`m now entering the fourth season of doing that (admittedly made easier by the fact that I`ve now moved abroad) but I don`t think it`s doing any good, to be honest – and I don`t blame the people who decide they WILL go. It`s their choice. The real money comes from Sky and his world wide sales and other deals. The other way of looking at it is that a buyer is more likely to want a club with a massive fan base, filling the stadium and being the envy of other cities. I`ll just carry on taking in the odd away game when I`m back in Blighty, hoping that the lads on the pitch can succeed despite the fat bar steward`s best efforts and praying that someone with more money than sense (and a grain of decency) will come in and end our misery – preferably before Rafa gives up the ghost!

  • Hughie

    Sad article… i have every sympathy with you and the current owner defies logic, and I have been around much longer than you . BUT …..the club has never had an owner who has run it to it’s potential in a sustainable way–as the mails below show that goes back virtually for ever……no-one can name one–each owner has failed abysmally. Remember watching garbage in the old second division– as a kid standing in horizontal rain in the Gallowgate I still thought it was great. Not everyone goes solely for the footy either — it’s a cultural thing for many of us with the soap opera continuing, and an excuse to meet our mates. Perhaps a petition from 40k ST holders asking for their money back might move the mountain?- wouldn’t ever happen of course. I have a feeling that the current squad may surprise a few people………far too early to write it off.

  • mactoon

    I decided to give my ticket up around 2013 as the enjoyment had simply been sucked out of me due to the way the club was being run on a shoestring. The 5 year plan he had back then had dissipated without any progress and nothing has changed since. Pardew commented that the summer recruitment had to be brought forward due to the threat of relegation so I knew that there would be no money spent in the summer so I thought stuff it if you’re not going to back the team I’m not going to give you any more of my money.

    Rafa is the best thing Ashley has ever done but he is rapidly messing it up again, watch for the forthcoming interview where he pleads “I made a mistake by not backing Rafa and I didn’t want him to leave, New manager, full backing, cup win, Champions League blah blah blah”.

    I’m a fan but no longer a supporter, he won’t get another penny from me. Having said that I don’t know how successful a fans boycott would be, the gate sales come to around 20% of the annual income so it would financially damage the clubs finances but wouldn’t make any difference to him. He has already stated he won’t put any more money in and with no buyer on the horizon it won’t force a sale or magically produce a buyer who would be interested in a financially stricken club. So apart from harming the club and putting it in more of a financial mess what else would it achieve?

  • Coble’s Return

    There is one thing in particular that I fail to understand about Ashley. As galling as it is to say, the guy is clearly pretty astute when it comes to his retail interests. Yes, he had the right offer at the right time – selling cut price sports gear during an economic depression – but to build the business as he did, sell it for a huge profit, buy it back for half the price and then build it up again, there must be something about him, however uncouth he may be. My point is that he has the eye for the opportunity and he exploits it. So why not do the same with NUFC? Surely he can see that the opportunity is bigger than simply using the stadium to advertise his other interests? Could he really not feel the momentum building at the back end of last season? I guess that is the answer. His vision and our vision of success for the club are so completely at odds, they will never be reconciled. As far as Ashley is concerned, NUFC is a roaring success. As for the rest of us, that is clearly not his concern.

  • ghostrider

    I put a long reply in yesterday and it seems to have disappeared. Any reason for this, does anyone know?
    I’m obviously new to this but never used any abusive words or anything.