In the past 24 hours the message #IfRafaGoesWeGo has gone viral.

Putting into words what we are feeling at this moment in time.

As always, the question of what to do about Mike Ashley is the one we all struggle to answer.

How do you get a billionaire owner to change his ways.

Selling the club feels like an untouchable dream now, the farce of Ashley supposedly putting the club up for sale last October being the biggest joke of all.

Whatever his motivations were for claiming Newcastle United was up for sale, we will almost certainly never know.

However, no supporter can surely now think he ever intended to let go, unless of course somebody gave him £100m+ than it was actually worth. Although even then I’m not convinced he would would have sold up, such is the vital ongoing importance of NUFC to his Sports Direct empire.

So if selling the club is seemingly off the agenda, how can you ‘convince’ Mike Ashley to run the club along ambitious (normal) lines?

If only there was an easy answer to this never ending nightmare.

That hashtag (#IfRafaGoesWeGo) has come about due to the launch of Twitter account @IfRafaGoesWeGo on Thursday, overnight it now already has over three and a half thousand followers.

In these past 24 hours this Twitter account has quickly become a focus for Newcastle fans to vent their anger at the owner and support for the manager.

Where it goes from there, who knows?

At a minimum, it will allow supporters to spread a collective message of #IfRafaGoesWeGo, easily done on social media. That in itself won’t change the world but it does allow fans to come together and share their frustration.

The PardewOut.com and AshleyOut.com initiatives went far beyond just getting a Twitter message out there and the people behind those campaigns remained anonymous.

It remains to be seen whether whoever is behind this latest @IfRafaGoesWeGo account is planning something of more substance, with the time and energy to put something together that everybody else can come together in supporting.

Either way, great to see anybody coming up with anything to help push the agenda to support Rafa Benitez and campaign against Mike Ashley.

None of us can pretend it is going to be easy after everything we know about Mike Ashley from these past 11 years but every journey starts with a single step.

So give @IfRafaGoesWeGo a follow and help spread #IfRafaGoesWeGo

Remember though, this isn’t a battle of wills between supporters, and whatever might happen in terms of backing up the above sentiment with action, there is no need to disrespect any other fans simply because they disagree with you on what is worth trying in terms of solving our Mike Ashley problem.

What a club this is when we are forced into these issues only three weeks before the season starts, whilst supporters at other clubs simply look forward to who they might sign and the season ahead.

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  • Geordiegiants

    Jabba will already have a plan in place to fool the sheep. I have no ideas what it will be, but I’m telling you now he is 10 steps ahead with shitlike this, it’s what has made him so rich. Still the sheep will flock.
    Baaa baaa baaa

    • TheNutJob

      he covers all the bases, he`s a snide & runs rings around all and sundry
      so much for him being an idiot, not

      🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑
      🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑
      🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑

    • Lostprofit DBC

      Those who stop will probably get SKY in or watch it at the pub! Worse still in my opinion.

  • Paul Patterson

    #IfRafaGoesWeGo

  • John

    Why do the fans renew tickets time and time again? All he cares about is numbers.

  • BillytheFish

    Rumblings that the sheep are starting to stand up to the Fat Cuckoo??, he will no doubt give them a flag or a t-shirt and they will come back skipping…

  • TheNutJob

    you think Jabba`s worried about, he`s not.

  • TheNutJob

    I notice leazes is back causing mayhem
    😂😂😂

    • Geordiegiants

      🤯🤯

    • TheFatController

      Mayhem, that’s a Wiltshire surname. Are you sure you’re actually a Mayhem? I only ever knew one Mayhem, and he was from Swindon.

      • Peaky

        🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

      • Leazes.

        The funniest surname I’ve ever come across is ‘Gotobed’

        That is absolutely genuine…. its from Cambridgeshire

        • Kneebotherm8

          Really?………. Trying to work out if that’s a wind up that one like………….I’ll sleep on it………..

  • Shipcote Willy

    Never happen and Miser Mike will have his PR in place anyway and more spin. Another couple of loan signings and all will be forgotten till Rafa leaves next summer then more of the same. It all probably keeps the Miser entertained. He and his cronies must laugh their heads off

    • Geordiegiants

      💯 %

  • Steven05

    It could be argued that it is pointless or it could be argued it’s better than doing nothing

    We all want Ashley gone (NUFC fans – not you know who). When somebody at least thinks of something, thinks of a small step which MIGHT help – surely we should at least get behind it??

  • SuperDesHamilton

    But no one will go. They’ll all stay and pay to see absolute S*** served up like we’ve had for 11 years.

    Anything not nailed down has been sold the full time that fat cancer has been here. Player after player & constantly replaced with inferior players or sometimes not replaced at all

    • Lostprofit DBC

      Yes and he hasn’t even got going yet!

  • Toonlol

    I’m sick of Ashley , I thought even he would see the potential of backing Rafael but he’s a greedy lucking fastard , he’s running us into the ground .
    I hate him and all his yes men .

  • JonMag

    Rafa will leave at the end of the season, if the season ticket holders renew for the following season then they are complicit in the Fat [email protected] staying

    • Lostprofit DBC

      Some already have their tickets and he knows this. I share your views but I extend to SKY TV subscriptions and watching from a pub.

  • Lostprofit DBC

    Ashley hates us, is at war with us and is playing games with us. Yes big Mike loves a wind up I hear.

  • Arty Hume

    There will always be the lucktards who say ” You have to support the team ” not the owner. It is this convoluted logic which hinders the club. Its been said for year ” put monkeys in too shirts and you will still get 50k every week ” never more true than now. Fans being fleeced by TFCB and they are O.K with it. So sad!

    • Lostprofit DBC

      Satellite tv gives it a new dimension. Use this to get at Ashley?

  • Lostprofit DBC

    Get your satelite tv out now and tell them why!

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    The club is still up for sale and £350m will be acceptable which to be fair does not represent a huge profit like Hall and Shepherd made. The Pardew and Ashley out campaigns were both pathetic and achieved nothing except that the country viewed us as morons. Ashley is still here and Pardew left on his own accord. These people were not faceless their head quarters was Bar Loco near the Trent House. I used to go and rip their leaflets up. The people behind this new campaign are so thick as all it will do is damage the club. Ashley will sell when he gets a buyer not because of a few leaflets. When or if Rafa goes a lot of fans may stay away but what will he do to balance the books guess what sell a player.

    • Lostprofit DBC

      Ashley is already damaging the club, in case you haven’t noticed!

    • pedrodelgardo

      The sale is a charade of the fattest proportions believed by imbeciles of the coastal variety.

    • TheFatController

      So you’re a believer in freedom of speech. Whilst ripping up the leaflets.

      You’re not a god, Mugpie. Don’t censor people.

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        I gave out my own leaflets and people ripped them up so did likewise. My leaflet was Ashley Saved the Club.

        • TheFatController

          So two wrongs make a right?

          Your moral compass is often fairly alarming, given some of your comments on here.

          • Wezza

            He is just trolling guys and laughing at the anger he stirs up. Just block him.

        • Paul Patterson

          I don’t know if you’ve had a stroke or suffered some mental illness. If you have then I’m sorry for your plight and your stance is at least explainable,- if not you’re an idiot.

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            Without his £144m loan of which £135m was needed on day one we would have been in serious trouble with Barclays.
            That is a fact and the bank was no longer prepared to give us any further money. The season Ashly bought us we finished only five points of relegation and the writing was on the wall .
            It was only a matter of time before we went down. No mental illness these are facts. Part of the problem was the fans turned against him so the proposed extra £10m a year which he was going to put in was withdrawn. The fans protesting are not only damaging the club financially but will also put off any prospective buyer of the club. The fans were protesting at my first ever match and they are still protesting now always have always will.

          • East Durham Mag

            Carroll, Cabaye, Sissoko and others sold for good or big profits. None of it used to strengthen the team, the cat funt has had his money back and more besides. That load of p**p is wearing thin.

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            The truth is he has not had a penny back he has put £11m more in than the £135m he put in the first place. Not taken a penny out in wages, dividends or bonuses unlike previous chairmen who took millions.

        • Big Hairy Man

          “Ashley saved the club”
          🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

        • robbersdog

          ‘Ashley Saved The Club’

          You should write comedy for a living.

        • Coble’s Return

          I am surprised that they stopped at ripping your leaflets up. You really are special.

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      Spot on, there is a way of taking Mike on but it involves parting with money.

  • Wor Lass

    I can`t stand Ashley – I`d dislike him for his shoddy business practises even if he had nothing to do with nufc – but anyone who thinks we`re of “… vital ongoing importance …… to his Sports Direct empire.” is addled.

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      Exactly

  • Lewis SG

    There’s a friendly against Augsburg at St. James before the first Premier League game. This is the time to have your voices heard. Outside the stadium, not inside.

    • TeessideMag

      Don’t even enter, 90 minutes stood just outside the stadium, would be a scene

  • TheFatController

    Why did he put us up for sale?

    Well, take a look at the comment Ashley made early into the strained relationship: ‘if there’s a Geordie billionaire out there….?’

    When you have a strained or abusive relationship, one of the major tactics of control is to use the shaming line ‘nobody else……’

    – nobody else would have you (usually said by spouse abusers)
    – nobody else will believe you (usually said by child abusers)

    Now, think back to last year’s interview on Sky ‘I’m not an oil state’ etc – this was a thinly-veiled pre-meditated reminder of the fact that ‘no one richer than me wants the club’ dressed up as a bizarre reference, given the reality that only one club has a middle eastern oil state owner.

    Ashley seems to enjoy reminding us that ‘nobody else would buy you…’ – yes, he’ll raise publicity for himself and test waters for a big windfall buyer, but he doesn’t put much effort into the sale. So what benefit does putting us up for sale give him?

    ‘Nobody else will buy you….’

    ‘Know your place. I’m as good as you’re going to get. Be grateful, be subservient, and we’ll forget you ever challenged me…’

    • Lostprofit DBC

      Also gave him an excuse not to spend, now he is using Rafa’s contract as another excuse. Yes he has us all ways but at least we have Shearer to tell the truth.

      • TheFatController

        Agreed yes, it’s a gift that keeps on giving, the sale that never completes.

        But watch the language he uses in interviews- he’s always saying ‘I’d go, if only I could…’

        Then Staveley offers good money but he won’t go.

        The problem he has is he doesn’t understand that in football everyone will get criticism, a lot of it can be undeserved (Arsene Wenger?) – but most successful football people don’t generalise a minority.

        Then when you have a big fallout, the mistake is to demonise all supporters by tarring them with the worst traits of a small number of supporters (eg expectations too high, too quick to blindly support managers/players)

        Ashley demonized all of us, and rather than accepting some are unreasonable, he had us all down as unreasonable and it’s now a vendetta…

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          Stavely’s group didn’t offer good money at all. £250m for a company that makes £40m a year and holds £285m of his money is not good money.

        • Geordiegiants

          It’s always been a vendetta.

      • Leazes.

        After 10 years of sitting on the fence I doubt it!

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      I think someone has been with too many psychology students.

      He will sell if someone offers the right amount. He could do without the hassle now but he isn’t giving it away.

  • Clarko

    I don’t get it. Shouldn’t the point be to keep Benitez? And not “we will boycott after he is already gone”? So f*****g stupid.

    • East Durham Mag

      Language Timothy.

    • TheFatController

      It’s a threat. “Actions have consequences, so mind your actions, Ashley”

      • Clarko

        You’re right it’s a threat, it’s a stupid threat, it benefits nobody, Benitez goes and we lose Benitez, if (big if) we boycott, Ashley loses money and that would further effect the budget. Nobody wins.

        Actions speak louder than words. If fans want to boycott, do it now, cancel your season tickets now, protest now, while the transfer window is still open and Benitez is still here.

        • JonMag

          are you [email protected]@king thick, he`s leaving because of the Fat scumbag, nothing will change his mind.
          Dummy

          • Clarko

            When is he leaving? Can you give a quote from the club or Benitez that states his intention to leave?

          • TheFatController

            Leaving? Legally? End of contract, so next summer.

            That’s legally binding. Why would anyone comment? They’re legally bound by his leaving next summer.

          • Clarko

            Right, so he’s not leaving now ‘because of the Fat scumbag’. Below is quote from last week stating his intention/desire to stay and not leave:

            ‘I’d like to stay here for five years or 10 years if it’s possible because I can see the potential, the fans and the city. Everybody (needs to be) pushing in the right direction’

          • only2ameobis

            well when his contract ends next summer and he hasn’t renewed it, it will be a direct result of ashley and charnley not giving him what he wants. pretty black and white.

          • Clarko

            Never said anything to the contrary.

        • TheFatController

          Well, there’s nothing stopping people doing that, it’s just a slogan to get people unified.

          How soon the threats become reality will depend on the mood of people, not the actions outlined in the slogan. Theey can easily be bypassed.

          • Clarko

            The slogan is #IfRafaGoesWeGo, it’s silly, their “mission statement” reads:

            ‘We will do everything we can to keep him here. Failing that, if he goes we go.’

            They will boycott after he is gone, while he is here they will do ‘everything’, by ‘everything’ they actually mean nothing because what can you do other than boycott? Silly slogan, silly movement.

        • magpie 1969

          If we boycott Ashley loses money and that would further effect the budget.
          WHAT FU)KING BUDGET

          • Clarko

            You know the budget that brought Dubravka, Kenedy, Sung-yueng and Rondon (pending) in? That budget.

          • Jonny

            Off the sale of merino and still profited off those because we still dont have a budget as rafa hasnt signed an extension

          • Rich Lawson

            To be fair tho’ the Rondon signing does seem to hinge on Fulham buying Mitro’ to provide the money ?

          • Clarko

            Right and Ashley is allowing Benitez/Newcastle to spend that money, he doesn’t have to. He could hold that back.

            The boycott could effect future windows, it could negatively effect results which would result in a loss of income, decrease in matchday revenue and just p*****g Ashley off.

          • Wezza

            Don’t feed the Man Utd season ticket holder troll.

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          A big problem with the transfer window closing as the season starts.

        • Geordiegiants

          For once you speak some sense.

  • Jake

    why do supporters keeping on giving Ashley money ?
    other than the season ticket, don’t spend a penny in the bars at SJP and don’t buy anything from sports direct. Boycott him.

    • East Durham Mag

      They won’t. A lot of people have but other people just take their places.

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      It makes no difference, Sodexo effectively rent the kiosks from the club so the income is guaranteed.

      • Megatron1505

        Unless people stop shopping in them, then Sodexo won’t rent them any more.

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          yep, a long wait for that contract to finish and by which time the new owners may find their negotiations with Sodexo is adversely affected.

          • Megatron1505

            So you know the length of a catering contract at Newcastle United, plus that Sodexo would be a new owners preferred supplier? There really is no end to your talents/ bvllsh1t is there?

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Do I know the length of the catering contract? No but the one in place must last until June 2019. I suspect we’ll hear of interested parties in October again.

            It really does not matter if Sodexo were the new suppliers, the problem the new owners would have is ANY potential bidder will look at the profitability of Sodexo and sodexo’s experience and bid accordingly.

            In terms of my talent, I try to help those who know less than me but some do not want to learn.

          • Megatron1505

            So basically you were wrong then.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            No, I’m not wrong at all. You have to think logically, you seem to have a problem with that.

          • Megatron1505

            You said there was a long wait for the contract to end, then said you don’t know how long the contract is. Wrong.

            You seem to have a problem with simple comprehension.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            A long wait is reletive. If you think you can hurt MA by not buying Bovril at half time, it will not effect the club / MA until contract renewal.

            There is a good chance of new owners within 12 months hence the idea is flawed.

          • Megatron1505

            More unfounded guff, your stock and trade, you know nothing and you’re generally wrong with what you post. You’re like the Daily Mail, a tabloid masquerading as a broad sheet.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I’ve been wrong once mate, I thought Pardew would last the season at WBA on account of them being almost dead and burried and he was still in place.

            In this case, what can I be wrong about? I’ve given the reason why boycotting the kios

          • SuperDesHamilton

            You’re wrong every time a word comes out your mouth, so that’s yet another lie

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            No, never been wrong. You must be thinking of Leazes’ who lies in almost every post and Jezza who either lies or is just simple

          • SuperDesHamilton

            i Couldn’t care less about if they lie or not. I’m talking about you, you couldn’t lie straight in bed

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Very good, care to point out these lies you think I tell?

          • SuperDesHamilton

            I’ve just said before, absolutely everything that comes from you either verbally or on him

          • SuperDesHamilton

            A bet your breath is lifting

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            That’s clearly not true.

  • Peaky

    #FuckOffFatty

    • Kneebotherm8

      That sounds like a much better Twitter account title…………😂😂

    • Rich Lawson

      You’ve started getting away with some inspirational swearing the last few days.What are you making of Sheff’ as opposed to living in the potteries ?

      • Peaky

        Geordiegiants tutorials for the best swearing in the business 🤣😂🤣
        Yeah we are just outside Sheffield on The Peaks Border…..love it around here…..lovely city Sheffield,very green…..

  • Toon

    What nonsense – first home friendly the ground will be full of fans in replica shirts with a half hearted chorus of get out of our club. The social aspect of the pub etc is to important to many fans to take a stand, Ashley will always win, he has for 11 years

  • Peaky

    Welbeck available for around £15m….got to worth a punt…oops no,won’t pay his wages..

    • Wezza

      Wages is right, even if we sell Mitrovic to pay the £15 million we won’t attract anyone offering less than £70k a week.

    • Paul Patterson

      I was listening to Talksport last night and heard Zaha was available from Palace, I though that would be a decent shout, then the Journalist mentioned £130k a week and I turned the radio off . .

      • MP01

        They’re supposedly looking £70mil for him with Spurs sniffing around – good luck seeing anything north of £13mil paid for any player let a lone Zaha!

      • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

        Zaha is what kept Palace up. They are nothing without him.

      • Peaky

        Aye and if Zaha goes Townsend definitely won’t….not that he was returning anyway.

  • Wezza

    “How do you get a billionaire owner to change his ways.”

    He has not and will not ever.
    This recent anger towards MA has been there for a decade so why is it any different. I simply do not understand why people thought this summer we would be spending millions.
    I and others have been saying that the TV money will dissapear and low and behold it has. AND I forget who mentioned it, but also the Sissoko and Wijnaldum instalments too!! Every penny indeed.
    If Rafa does go this has to be our stand or we never will. We have to oust this greedy excuse of a human being out and we have to mean it.

  • magpiefifer

    My hashtag is ‘ I’ve Gone until Ashley Goes!!!
    I will return to being a season ticket holder as soon as the odious owner departs – whichever league we are in!!!

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      If there any available.

      Having saved £700 a year for the last 10 years (i assume you were OK until KK went) then you have £7,000. You and all the other stay aways could get a nice little takeover fund. I’ll put £2,500 in (if the business plan stack up)

      • Down Under Mag

        Gone are the days that the fans could ever take over the club (they can’t even organise a protest in unison let alone manage to buy a football club). For what Ashley is asking it would take 180k fans with 2500 each. Then what?? There won’t be any money (because if you think that will suddenly be placed inot an account for the club when Ashley goes you clearly have been following a different owner than I have for the past 10 years).

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          He’s not asking that. I think most accept that he’s off if he gets £350m, perhaps a little less.

          So far, we’ve not even tried. 150,000 with £2,500 buys it and gives a little into the transfer kitty.

          Takovers need the assets to be in place. any spare cash belongs to the new owners, any cash taken out by him reduces the amount owed.

          £350m pays off £144m and gives him £206m for his shareholding. As a straight , all cash takeover he may take less, say £144m for the loans and £176m for the shares. Take the latter option costing £320m, £2,100 on average from each fan. If, however, after takeover, the fan owners can re-finance the club and get £144m in loans to replace their own, they can get £900 back so it’s actually only cost £1,200 each.

          • Geordiegiants

            Bobbi it needs a celebrity / High Profile figure head to stand any chance.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I can understand why Stavely’s team would not entertain it but had the NUST lot been in a position to have started the ball rolling , they could have approached her and said they had a commitment of £25m to go with her group’s offer. It may not have been enough on the basis of the last offer being £250m but it could have pushed things along.

            Does it need a celeb? There are plenty well off Geordies even if they are not billionaires. It could start tomorrow, someone could mobilise such a plan and mobilise some HWI’s but 10 years of all moan and no action is not right.

            I’m not a HNW type but I’d also come up with a business plan that most would consider too close to Ashley’s to appear attractive.

          • Geordiegiants

            Bobbi it doesn’t have to be a celeb no, but it needs a figure head regardless. As for a business model, anyone that buys the club is going to run it as a business, but sucking every last penny possible from every single stream of revenue is not the way to do it.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            It is the way to do it.

            Except for the advertising, the club is pulling money from all streams, they do it well

          • Geordiegiants

            So if it’s tha good how come we can’t compete.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Who says we can’t? We got promoted, finished 10th and we’ve bought 2 of the 3 essential signings already. I’m told we have another to announce next week with the wide right position also being upgraded as early as next Friday.

          • Geordiegiants

            No I mean financially, you say “they do it well”. Where is all the money?

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Why spend it? We’ll have to pay for the lad that comes in next week.

          • Geordiegiants

            We should have enough to buy plenty of players. Bournemouth have less revenue than us, they have players on £100,000 a week yet still stay in FFP rules. So if we do it well where is our money?

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Bournemouth have had two seasons making a profit o£18m and a low cost base as they effectively started from scratch with a decent young side and £140m loan. Their wage is £20m less than our championship wage cost.

          • Geordiegiants

            So how come they have players on £100,000 per week and aren’t in the debt we have.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            They do have a similar debt.

            They have a far smaller player base than ourselves. They’ve only had 2 years to make mistakes in their player purchases and if they have a player on £5.2m costing £6m a year, that suggests their other players on far less as their total wage bill is £62m

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I know it’s usually a left wing rag of nonsense but there is an article in the Guardian today by Mackem Louise about our finances.

            In the comments, a chap called Jo Allen (not Allon) summarises the position

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Bournemouth’s total wage bill is £12m under the threshold for ffp

          • Desree

            I am out if Sting and Jimmy Nail are involved

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Hey hey, does Sting like football?

          • Desree

            No but he loves publicity and any opportunity to show he is a geordie again!
            Mind as an expat myself you do find yourself pining for home as you get older.
            Newcastle is a unique city and the people are truly unique.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            If only Desree were Nufc fans, they don’t need money to make Thier world spin.

          • Superdooperhooper

            He’s a plastic geordie like Sean connery is a plastic scot . Going on about Scotland every five minutes from his villa in marbella . Sting’s the same

          • Desree

            How much can you legally raise via crowdfunding?
            #Ipledge£2500

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Is there a limit? I’d have thought the beauty of crowdfunding is that it’s an unregulated market.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Is there a limit? I’d have thought the beauty of crowdfunding is it’s an unregulated market.

          • Desree

            No its regulated Bobbi. Not sure of UK laws but in Aus it is a $10m limit per year per company.

            UK and Aus regulators are fairly similar.

            We really need some UNW and HNW families to get involved.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            To be honest, if a real NUST set up as a real trust would be fine. That can raise this sort of money.

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          Don’t get me wrong, it’s not easy to sort this out. In part, people are all mouth, I was one of those who threw art of my student grant in to the pot in 1991 and the amount needed was only a couple of hundred quid. Back then, fans didn’t really back up the sack the board chants with anything tangible.

    • Leazes.

      That’s the reason I can’t do it

      Ant and Dec have joined the campaign and its now topped 7000…. getin

  • Albert Stubbins

    Fatso stays until the well runs dry. I’ve reluctantly accepted at least another five years minimum. He won’t break me. I’ve invested too much of myself in this club emotionally to let that odious excuse for a human being ruin everything. He’ll quit before me and the youngun do. Bring it on fatso!!

    • Megatron1505

      He has broken you, and you pay him for the privilege.

      • Albert Stubbins

        Lol. Broken me. I’m still smiling mate. It’ll never happen. Season ticket holder since 1988. He’ll blink before I do I can absolutely guarantee you that!!

        • Megatron1505

          So, does he have your money or do you have his?

          • Albert Stubbins

            Chairman have had my money since the early 80′ s. It’s how football works. You pay for the privilege of watching 11 lads in black and white. Mostly it’s poor,sometimes good and very occasionally brilliant. That’s just the way it is. This owner is without doubt the worst we’ve had but the football isn’t the worst by a long way. Where do you think the money went before fatso like?

          • Megatron1505

            Well, on players which got us in the champions league, on Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand, Andy Cole, David Ginola, Tino Asprilla and other greats. The money went on ambition, dreams and actually trying to compete.

            I care where my money goes, and on whether the person i’m giving it to is giving me quality, enjoyment and ambition in return for my hard earned cash. You don’t.

          • Albert Stubbins

            Where do you think the money came from for the likes of des Hamilton and Frankie pingle? Howay man think about the facts before spouting nonsense. Plenty of yours and everybody else’s money has gone on absolute tripe man. Having the best chairman in the world will never change that!!

          • Megatron1505

            So where does your money go these days? Where is today’s ambition, today’s progress, today’s willingness to compete. What are you paying for now?

          • Geordiegiants

            Albert, I agree with your sentiment, the thing I don’t get is, why will nobody make a stand as the boycotts will only be temporary, nobody is asking everyone to stop for ever. The Arsenal goons managed to get Wenger out without giving up their tickets.
            Frustration sets in from both sides of the divide (No more so than me) when the sheep mentality set in with the remainers, it causes the leavers to get angry because it’s so obvious that not one single business could survive without its customers.
            The fans need to unite in their goal of a successful Newcastle United, I’m not charismatic enough to lead the fight, but it must start somewhere or we are stuck like this for a long time.
            The difference between now and then with the money is night and day, we could run a successful club and the fatcunt could still make money with the incomes of today.

          • Albert Stubbins

            I see what your saying but the harsh reality is this. Twenty five years plus ago the chairman relied on supporters through the turnstile to generate income for the club. If fans voted with their feet like we did in the early 90’s then it brings about change. It won’t work now. It’s a totally different situation. Matchday income only represents a fraction of what the club now generates. You mentioned arsenal fans getting Wenger out. It took nearly ten years. It’s a very slow process nowadays especially with a c like fatso. All we can do is keep the pressure on him like we are doing now. Remember he is trousering around thirty million in profits a year. We’ve all seen the money generated by transfers over the last eleven years alone. He isn’t going to give this up because a few thousand season ticket holders didn’t re new. He doesn’t need the matchday revenue. It’s relatively insignificant. We’ve just got to keep voicing our united disapproval and I will not stop doing that until he has gone that I promise.

          • Geordiegiants

            I think people are under playing the turnstile money, it’s at least £30/40m a year.
            It’s another myth that fatty has created, that it means nothing to him.
            The Arsenal mob only boycotted for one season and it forced him out, West Ham created havoc, the Madam and pair of nonces sat up and listened to what the fans were saying.
            Sitting doing nothing is feeding jabbas dream. I do know it won’t be easy, but it’s time for action one way or another.

        • Kev Newcastle England

          Well he seen me off 6 years ago.Season ticket holder 84 to 2012.First game 1968,match goer from 72.

        • Michael Wharrier

          That’s why they will never be any change,because 52k Muppets turn up every wk to give him money

          • Albert Stubbins

            Yes we know. And you staying away demonstrates your undying love for the club. Well done. Blue Peter badge on its way!!

  • Jordi

    I love NUFC, but hate MA. I stopped going to SJP years ago. I refuse to spend money in his tacky shops. What else can I do? Every match I am either watching on TV or listening on the radio. It’s in my blood I can’t change my allegiance. NUFC till I die.