Sunday morning has seen the Newcastle fans behind the Flags displays reveal that there won’t be anything on show at the Manchester United match today.

The ‘Wor Hyem’ fans group have used their Twitter account to inform everybody that due to ‘restrictions’ they are ‘unable to put on a display today’.

When the excellent flags banner was revealed before the Burnley match, using the Kevin Keegan quote about Mike Ashley (see below), most supporters assumed that this would mean the end of the flag displays.

However, local media then claimed that Mike Ashley wasn’t going to ban them, only now for this mornings news to appear to contradict that..

Reading between the lines, the fan group are being very diplomatic in what they are saying, so maybe safe to assume that this is maybe a yellow card rather than a red issued by the Fat Controller.

Today’s match against Manchester United is arguably the biggest of the season and very likely to have the largest worldwide TV audience of the season as well.

So Mike Ashley wanting to avoid any chance of him being so publicly embarrassed, with possibly flags returning (with restrictions….????) for the non-televised lower profile home game with Southampton on 10 March?

Wor Hyem announcement:

“Due to restrictions, we are unable to put on a display today.

“Make some noise and get behind the lads.”

The Mag – 1 February 2018:

A big well done to those responsible for the Flags at the Newcastle v Burnley match.

They had hinted that they had something special lined up and with the game coinciding with the closing of the January transfer window, it was all very appropriate.

Despite the Mike Ashley PR machine saying the owner was backing Rafa Benitez with a £20m striker, not a single player was bought.

Indeed, even the last gasp loan deal for an (injured) Islam Slimani only appeared to happen after Rafa Benitez made one last plea for support, speaking on the phone to Ashley on Tuesday.

The Flags resurrected a Kevin Keegan quote, which famously told us not to give up and one day we will be rid of Mike Ashley.

The Flags showing:

“Don’t ever give up on your club, keep supporting it,

“It’s your club and trust me, one day you will get your club back and it will be everything you wanted it to be.

“Newcastle United is bigger than anyone.

“It hurts I know but just keep going.

“He is only one man. We are a city, a whole population. Trust me.”

Sadly, it looks certain to be the displays of Flags that will now be leaving us, instead of the owner.

Whilst the club have milked the Flags displays relentlessly for their own purposes, Ashley and his minions will surely be calling time on them, rather than putting them on the naughty step.

Fair play to the organisers because obviously they get a kick out of doing the displays and naturally will have known that they are now going to be blocked from further ones.

It was of course when Kevin Keegan was forced out and the Newcastle fans turned on Mike Ashley, that he took the decision to wipe out the 3,000 strong ‘Singing Section’, which had become the focus for very vocal protests against his ownership.

What a club.



  • Peaky Magpie

    Fat fu**ing dictator is a festering pile of shyte.I hate wish a passion everything about this disgusting fat c**t and everything he stands for….
    ASHLEY OUT
    ASHLEY OUT
    ASHLEY OUT

    • kingfisher

      Peaky, do I detect a hint of bitterness there 😁😁😁

      • Peaky Magpie

        I would get banned if I put what I really wanted to 🤬🤬🤬

        • kingfisher

          Yep, there would be a lot of others banned as well !

        • Geordiegiants

          Especially on this snowflake platform .

  • kingfisher

    You can’t blame Ashley for banning the flags, as obviously the message was aimed at him, however, the best way to change things is not flying a few flags which he can ban, JUST STOP GOING AND LINING HIS POCKETS !! By continuing to go, you are not only condoning the owners behavior and business ethics ,but you are also condoning his regime and minions!

    • Shields Mag

      Agree 100% only way to get to Fatty is in the pocket, the man has a skin like a Rhino so insults will make no difference whatsoever……

      • Alex

        It’s the reverse, insults have clearly worked and he has anything but a thick skin! He reacts to everything like a spoilt child.

        The trouble is we don’t throw enough at him. If we did, he’d have been long gone.

        • Shields Mag

          Aye he does I suppose if he had empty stadium he would sharp leave.

        • Peaky Magpie

          It’s a hand grenade he needs throwing at him….

          • Alex

            It would need at least three, PM.

          • grantham mag

            put one in each of his tat shops and pull the pin.

        • DavyB

          Every time there’s a large scale protest, he reacts! Keep it going if you can lads! You are clearly ruffling his feathers.

          • Guest 2

            Read his first long-winded statement, released when he originally decided to sell back in 2008.

      • Arty Hume

        He’s hard as a goat’s knee!

      • nufcslf

        I would break the fat c**t by being a bad bulletin board outside the ground every home match. I know people would join in eventually and there would be f**k all he could do about it.

    • Dave Henderson

      What would that do to the team morale. Totally wrong as it’s bad enough as it is.

      • Alex

        So, let’s get back to the “support the team, not the regime” mentality, then. But, first, just remind me how that successfully works in practice, please.

        Notwithstanding what I’ve said, I’d not support anything being done that would undermine Rafa’s efforts, so I suppose I’m still in ‘truce mode’ while Rafa is here.

        However, the opportunity was there to really take things to a high protesting level when numpties like Pardew and McLaren were around. That was a missed opportunity and the servile behaviour of fans didn’t save us then, and it won’t in the future.

    • Guest 2

      Doesn’t need anyone to turn up to ensure his pockets still get lined. Thank a minimum of 100 million from tv revenue. He knows that all too well and why he doesn’t give a chuff.

    • Arty Hume

      Its what I have been saying for a long time now, more and more are beginning to see the light. Its painful to have to say it but a boycott is the ONLY way to be rid of this knave who is destroying our club. I know its a sell out and its on T.V, an empty ground would have compounded his humiliation and there would have been no way back for him. However its a democracy in this country, at least it is at the moment and fans can make their own choices. Unfortunately IMHO going to home games and lining his pocket is a sure fire way to tell him we are all going to play nice and go along with anything he does, its been going on for years so will not change now. Sad some will just not make a stand to drive him to the point he has to sell!
      When will this nightmare ever end and we get our club back?

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        We are in a relegation battle and Rafa has called on the fans to be united ban the Gallowgate flags group and their parents if they have any if they do shame on them to.

    • Georgia Peter

      Porciestreet.
      Sadly, with over 50,000 season ticket holders, his back pocket is already bustin. Empty seats is the ONLY protest that will draw the televised attention we need, and the very thing the fat git has absolutely no control over.
      Sadly, all the sheep are not in Wales.

      • Gareth Marshall

        Why do you always write “Porciestreet”?

        • Rich Lawson

          Try saying Percy St in a geordie accent and you’ve got it.

          • Gareth Marshall

            Ok, thanks. But I still don’t get why he writes it before every post.

          • Rich Lawson

            Ha ! Just tried to explain it and my post has been blocked for no obvious reason,I guess the Mag just hates Geordie heritage,sorry pal !

    • nufcslf

      Too many blind sheep that know sweet fa about football the same as the fat c** t himself.

  • East Durham Mag

    Fat C*nt.

    • Peaky Magpie

      Short but sweet
      🤣🤣

  • Tino o

    He is such a nobb that bloke

    • Peaky Magpie

      He’s just a big overgrown Augustus Gloop….

      • Tino o

        A good description as is east Durham mags

  • Mrkgw

    Guess the truth hurts then. So much so, that MA feels that he doesn’t need reminding what a collosal hash he has made of everything at the club. Pathetic.

  • Leicester Mag

    Taken for mugs again, stick this outside every direct shyte shop in the NE. No future under this count.

  • Peaky Magpie

    That KK quote should be put on t-shirts and worn….what will the fat 💩 do then ???

    • Guest 2

      “I was always prepared to bank roll Newcastle up to the tune of £20 million per year but no more.”

      That’s what should be on T shirts. From Ashley’s statement,Sep 2008.

      So, 10 years on, where’s the 200 million, Mike?

      • nufcslf

        His back pocket, the piece of sh*t

      • Paul Patterson

        Simple problem. He’s a court proven liar.

        • Monkseaton Magpies

          Keegan is the liar walked out three times twice under Sir John Hall and did not honour his contract a horrible greedy man

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Find out who made the flags and ban them for life. Mike created a singing end this season for them and let them in the ground the day before to help with the flag displays and this is how them scum bags repay him a disgrace ban the parents to that is if they have any morons.

        • Guest 2

          Hoop licking moron.
          It’s a football stadium and fans sing – or they used to. Your fat mate broke up the singing section as he didn’t like what was being sung.
          Now you expect the supporters to be as subservient and brainless as you?
          Repay Ashley? For what????

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            We still have a singing section at the top of the Gallowgate thanks to Mike Ashley. The club had meetings with the fans and what followed was a brilliant display of flags which generated a great atmosphere with good publicity. Now some morons have ruined everything and brought shame on the club.

          • Guest 2

            Cretins like you bring shame on this club. The club had ‘meetings’? They can’t even maintain a rigged fans forum, man.
            Since when the F did a football supporter need ‘permission’ to sing? That’s how twisted you are, you collaborator.

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            He gave them a singing section this season and they stabbed him in the back spoiling what is great idea ben them for life

          • Guest 2

            Collaborator. You should meet the same ending.

    • Monkseaton Magpies

      Keegan walked out on the club three times twice under Sir John Hall the man is a coward pathetic.

  • DavyB

    Shame the protest wasn’t saved for today. He would have been furious! Still, hindsight is a wonderful thing.

    • Leazes.

      Aye…. and the ‘We are United’ flag would have had some significance.

  • relaxed

    Someone on here mentioned about protesting by at set times everyone standing and turning their backs to the pitch. I thought that was an excellent way to protest even if it is only for a minute in each half, I think that it would be impossible for Ashley to ban that and the media would pick up on it right away and really embarrass Ashley

    • GToon

      Yep. I thought it would be good to do after 11 minutes as a celebration of his tenure. That would get coverage too like that Poznań celebration. Obviously we cudnt just do it when we score!

    • Geordiegiants

      Excellent idea! I’ve been asking if anyone had any good ideas apart from a boycott. I think most people would go for that.

      • Tino o

        Or everyone do Moonies on a set minute that would grab attention all over the world on a live game of course

        • Tino o

          Could call it moon for the toon😂

          • MadMag83

            Moon Army surely?

          • Tino o

            These are different things we could have written on our rses like kiss this Ashley this is a gooer just imagine double pages in the papers of Geordie rses all with messages for fatty!!!!

          • MadMag83

            Just put some specs and a nose on your rse and you’ve got a pretty good Penfold.

          • Tino o

            In his dreams

          • MadMag83

            Less she-ite would come out of it!

          • Tino o

            To encourage people to do it get sponsored and do it for local charities I’m not joking think about it this could be legendary and extremely embarrassing for fatty doing something off the wall!

          • MadMag83

            He’d probably threaten with lifetime bans etc.

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            THEY NEED BANNING A DISGRACE TO THE CLUB HE CREATED A SINGING SECTION AND THIS IS HOW HE IS REPAID BAN THEM FOR LIFE.

          • Ben Jones

            It’s horrible isn’t it they all hear but they can not see

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Better idea ban the people who made the flag and their parents.

    • Monkseaton Magpies

      Support the team or better still stay away you are not welcome at our club.

  • TheNutJob

    so they bow to Fatty, a real protest is one that would go ahead no matter what the circumstances
    Lions to lambs under Fat Mike

    • GToon

      But they wouldnt get in with the flags. Bit too big to put under ya coat.

      • TheNutJob

        there`s other ways to protest than flags.

      • nufcslf

        Use t-shirts.

        • nufcslf

          Or even better, loud nasty angry voices.

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Ban them for life they have no place at the club . Ashley gave them a singing section, helped with the flags and these morons betray him take there tickets off them.

  • TheNutJob

    Huddersfield 1 up already

  • nufcslf

    Well done the sheep for following your fat c** t leader. Ever thought of keeping it outside of the ground. Cameras would show that as well. Pathetic.

  • Andy Mac

    Let no one be left in any doubt about the Fatman’s priorities and they are in no way compatible with owning and running a successful football club

  • Geordiegiants

    The man is scum, pure and utter scum, I hope he dies the slowest and most painful death ever suffered to a human being. He is trying his best to slowly kill our hope, our city our fans, our club. F,cking scum.

    • Peter Graham

      Stop sitting on the fence and say what you mean man😀

    • Monkseaton Magpies

      The fans who created the banner should be banned for life not supporters.
      Ashley gave them the singing end helped with the two fans flag groups and they stabbed him in the back morons do these people have parents probably not.

  • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

    It just goes to show what a positive attitude can do for our players.

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    The fans stabbed Mike Ashley in the back he gave them the singing end at the back of the Gallowgate let them have the big flags in the ground early to create a good atmosphere and they repay him with a disgraceful banner from a manager who walked out of the club three times. These supporters are a disgrace.

    • Cockneytrev

      Ashley hoop licking troll,,👅👅👅