No I’m not suggesting kicking him in the wotsits, or in any way threatening violence against the smug, arrogant, bombastic, cockney puke.

I’m also not suggesting we deny ourselves our god given right as paid up members of the Geordie nation to turn up and support the black and whites on match days.

I’m not even advocating that anyone should deny themselves some cheap trackies or trainers by refusing to shop in the Mike Ashley stores (what’s the point).

However, after 11 long dark years of this fat imbecile, enough is enough,

It’s time to stop our ongoing collective whingeing and en masse make a concerted, coordinated effort to rid ourselves of this tyrannical idiot.

It is apparent to anyone who loves our magnificent club, that Ashley is not in the least bit interested in our views and cares not one jot about what we shout inside the ground on match days.

All Mike Ashley cares about is the brand he has spent his life building. Ashley is one of life’s users, unfortunately his ownership/ use of NUFC gives him a perfect platform to enjoy free global advertising of his Sports Direct brand, why then would he ever want to sell up?

The only thing that is going to get Ashley’s attention is hurting what he loves most. A good start could be peaceful, lawful, energetic protest outside Sports Direct on every single home match day and where possible extend the exercise to away games.

A minor irritation maybe, however the ongoing poor publicity this action would inevitably generate would not be good for Mike Ashley or the Sports Direct brand.

This activity would need scale (200/300 people) and it would also require imagination, energy, enthusiasm and determination.

Imagine 30 minutes of a loud boisterous Gallowgate flag waving crowd in front of his Northumberland Street Store encouraging Mr Ashley to politely get-out of our club.

Let’s take our protest away from St James Park, as that’s our place and we love it.

Instead take it to Ashley’s retail operation as it would irritate the life out of him and make me feel I was in some small way hurting what Ashley loved most.

If you’re up for this let’s use @IfRafaGoesWeGo to coordinate.

#IfRafaGoesWeGo

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  • Leicester Mag

    The one store where this would impact is Lillywhites in central London

  • Fireman Sam

    Everyone should buoycott the shops end of

    • TeessideMag

      Drop in the ocean though really, the protest is better

      • Mxpx

        Newcastle have 6 million fans were not just a drop in the ocean if we ALL boycott

        • Ben Jones

          Imagine if, instead, all alleged 6million of them put £60 each into a fund and bought the club….

          Nah let’s think bad things instead

        • TeessideMag

          Right, but how many of those 6 million ‘regularly’ use sports direct anyway?… I can’t remember the last time I did, I think it was a pair of cheap trainers for when I signed up for the gym 2 years ago. I’m not saying we shouldn’t all boycott it, because we absolutely should, I’m just saying surely a protest will have a better and more public impact.

          • Mxpx

            I’d imagine alot of the overseas fans still make a contribution buying a shirt or coming to a game etc it’s not just about sports direct but the official nufc merch too

        • Virsino

          Now, if only we had names and addresses of all six million fans to write to them and let them know about we are ALL boycotting. I wonder does that count overseas fans. We might not need to contact them.

          Anyway, where does the 6 million number come from?

        • Garry Norman

          6 million fans worldwide maybe, not uk based.

  • H

    Your description of mike ashley is very accurate
    Your article was to the point and pulled no punches

    Quite rightly you said whats the point in not shopping at sd because other than us and the blue half of glasgow no body else would

    Protests and litterally blocking off the doors out side sports defect would be the best way let nobody in for a good few hours however i think a coordinated approach would be best hit ten stores say 50 people at each one completely stop all customers going in for a full day and even one by one go in the store get about 100 items and “forget” your wallet/purse

    • Ben Jones

      100% do all of this and please video it and make sure you’re in the thick of it, you be the ‘forgetful’ shopper and you be the one who is at the forefront of physically and illegally stopping innocent shoppers going about their business . You the man

      • TheFatController

        You see, again your moral compass being so poor you jump all over someone for the merest mention of law breaking, yet support Ashley despite the legal loss to Keegan and being forced to explain business practices in front of a panel of politicians where he admitted many practices were wrong.

        Does that lack of morality in you not worry you? You sound like a weak man addicted to a powerful billionaire

        • Ben Jones

          ‘I don’t care if you just want to buy some stuff for your kids P.E. kit, this is about me and my pain now shop elsewhere me me me’

  • Arty Hume

    The fans group should contact his rival DW and ask them for big flags to wave at matches and to give supporters to parade outside his shops. Also match any price of $hyte Direct for a short period ( or as long as required to get him out ) or longer. This would severely impact his chosen favourite firm and deliver a message we mean business this time. I am sure DW sports could quickly manufacture cheap flags for our us, they may even provide them F.O.C, but even paying a couple of quid for them would surely be worth while. Imagine the impact on the first day of the season if everyone waved a D.W Sports flag??? He would be utterly humiliated and be on the phone to anyone interested in buying the club for 300m. It just needs coordinating.

    • Albert Stubbins

      didn’t he effectively bankrupt DW sports to the point where they have literally half a dozen stores across the whole country? His pal from Wigan (DAVE WHELAN?) called him a few nasty names and Fat Mike basically blew him out of the market place. Bad move taking him on in business. This is a bloke that makes millions by selling total Tat and is happy for people to know that. Look what happened to DW sports as an example of how ruthless the f at man is.

    • TeessideMag

      I like this idea so much! If not DW then a few different online rivals

  • SuperDesHamilton

    The one thing Ashley loves? It’s Monkseaton isn’t it?

    • MP01

      ahhh this has me in tears….

      where is the monk these days anyway???

      • Megatron1505

        Changed his name to Ben the 🛎🔚

        • Ben Jones

          Nope. But if I had to pick someone who’s views seem to be most inline with mine I would say Monkseaton Magpie so I can see why you’d say this while at the same time rolling my eyes

          • Tino11

            Ben Jones is ‘LHC#Free Tommy Robinson’

          • Ben Jones

            No. I’ve always been Ben Jones and never posted as anyone else. You have issues mate, obsessed with people being linked together, have you considered I might be you in a fight club type scenario?

      • SuperDesHamilton

        A think he’s let his younger brother on the family laptop & he’s running wild as ben jones

        • MP01

          awk bless his cotton socks. its been awfully quiet without him around to entertain us all!

          • SuperDesHamilton

            His brother & dad are a new level of gonk trust me

          • Ben Jones

            Yeah trust superdeshamilton, nothing gets past him, this Hebburn lad ain’t fooling him one bit

  • ghostrider

    How about the fans buy Ashley out and run the club themselves. Those that want Ashley out can maybe set up a bank account where every week they all put £20 in, so that every year there’s £1000 going towards buying the club from each fan who wants Ashley out.

    Just 1000 fans will earn 1 million in that year.
    50,000 fans will accrue 50 million in one year.

    Do you know what this means?
    It means that, in 8 years his asking price is paid off.
    Imagine if Ashley accepted that interest free for 8 years to allow the fans to run the club.

    Or a worse case scenario could be borrowing the money up front from the bank after 1 year of proof that the money is consistently paid in each week, each season and negotiating a fair interest rate on it which maybe could add another 3 years to the overall payments…which weirdly would only be the 11 years that Ashley’s been at the club.

    From then on the fans can run the club in house like Ashley’s doing….only this time they get to know exactly what’s to spend and cannot dupe themselves…but also know that the club is literally their club, lock, stock and barrel.

    Just imagine what the fans could all do with ticket prices they feel are too high, or season tickets they feel he’s been ripping them off with. But mainly, Imagine keeping Rafa and providing him with exactly what he wants, every time he wants it….assuming the extra 10’s….100’s of millions are there in excess due to profit to cater for his magnificent ambition…and obviously the fans agreement on it.

    yes? No?

    Kids ice creams and flakes that week?
    Car insurance due so can’t keep up the payments?
    Maybe wanting out after a few years when the reaiisation is, it’s not so simple to run something with massive overheads?

    The resentment of paying players wages, because you are now paying them.

    Or would it just be easier to get rid of Ashley and take a chance on some super billionaire who rides into the toon with waving hands from a sun roof of a bentley/limo/rolls and proclaiming to be the people’s person who’s came to hand out blank cheques so he can see big wide mouth grins galore forever.

    • Ben Jones

      Will he be one of them nice billionaires? Everyone like a nice one

      • TheFatController

        Bot you again, using abuser tactic number one of ‘if you don’t like my abuse find someone who’ll treat you better….’

        The moral compasses of Ashley abusers show they are not quite right to deal with other people at any level.

        Frightening.

        • Ben Jones

          Poor Sheila, she don’t half pick em doesn’t she, all the men she’s had have left her in a worse state than where she was prior to meeting them,all of them taking money from her purse every week to supplement their lifestyle, when she met Michael we had a lot of hope that he was finally the one for our Sheila, he’s got rid of her debt to the bank and he gives her the remainder of his paycheck after he’s paid the bills, but there’s something shifty about him so I think she should dump him

          • TheFatController

            You really are not quite able to stay calm about anything, are you?

            Maybe find other things in life so that small things don’t magnify out of all proportion.

            Maybe seek help – ‘I fawn over a hard-to-like billionaire. Is that normal? Supporting him blindly makes me very excited.’ Is all you need to say to the people on arrival.

          • Ben Jones

            Poor Sheila, it’s the kids I feel sorry for the most, they don’t understand it all

      • ghostrider

        He’ll be super in the minds of those who hate Ashley, until he’s not so super.

    • TheFatController

      Works for Chelsea and Man City.

      • ghostrider

        What works?

        • TheFatController

          Billionaire owners delivering success regularly.

          • ghostrider

            That’s not success. It’s robbery and cheating at the highest level.
            If that is the sickening nonsense you want for Newcastle United, then you carry on. I’d rather win nothing than have a club full of badge kissing players who are secretly kissing their bank books.

            I’m serious as well.

          • Ben Jones

            My view also, he wants tainted success, I wouldn’t touch it with a poopy stick

          • Ben Jones

            Look it’s not brian science, buy the fasterer car and finish betterer and more firstest than the rest who buy slowerer cars . It’s proven

          • Trappy

            Ben, ghost rider thinks opening a box of Jaffacakes is rocket science !

          • Icky (Heaton)

            Brian science! Life of Brian?

            Saying that I’m sydlexic, and my brian is often ached speaking to my good mate Brain, all true’erer.

            I got a good memory of seeing a nice red Boxer for dust I’m my mirror, this once, I wasn’t even at the wheel of a car, proven how a decent driver WILL always make a difference, even on straights.

            Yep, the right person in total charge can make all the difference!

          • Trappy

            Real Madrid, Barcelona, Man Utd, Liverpool, City, Chelsea, PSG, Milan, Inter, Juventus and Atletico have all bought the league, at one time or another.
            Success is success, a trophy is a trophy.
            Also you saying it’s robbery, how is it robbery if a club is paying? Robbery implies you take without permission. You want to use a metaphor, make sure it actually makes sense.
            Football’s about money you tool.
            The ones with excess achieve, the ones without struggle to stay afloat.

            Do you have a short memory or something? Or were you bore post 2000, Keegan tried to buy the league!
            What do you think spending 27million in 1996 was pennies to the club.
            Year after they spent another nearly another 20million.
            So Newcastle tried to cheat to win the league (your logic, not mine), worst part was it back fired and we finished second… spending money is cheating. I’ve heard everything, i best watch what i buy in my shopping this week don’t want to get accused of cheating.

            If your going to fight for a moral, try and have a leg to stand on first

          • ghostrider

            Yes Newcastle did try to cheat to win the league. Just as Blackburn did.
            That’s my whole point.
            Some fans are living on it to this day and even the younger fans are jumping on a bandwagon because they follow a trend.

            And I’m being correct in my thinking. It’s footballing robbery because the legitimate clubs are being robbed of the chance to partake because they are being bullied out of quality due to bigger sugar daddy clubs ramping up the fees.

          • Trappy

            No they can’t afford quality player’s, that’s there problem. Nothing else, they don’t have the money, FACT.
            No your not correct in your thinking, your giving your opinion… an opinion based upon this fantasy idea the world is a fair and level place. Open your eyes it isn’t, and neither is football. Its like saying if you had the money you would buy your child into a top class university. Sorry Billy bullshi* but you would.
            Its no different an owner of a club wanting to spend how ever much of their own fortune to invest in their club.
            Blackburn never tried to buy the league, again, wrong. But at least this time you tried to state a fact but got it totally wrong.
            Yes Blackburn broke the transfer record, twice, but Tottenham and Liverpool out spent them… and the record was broken was an English record for a player not World record, (so you cant really blame Blackburn for moving the goalposts either)the world record was by one of the Italian clubs around 13mil.
            What is a legitimate club exactly? Because I’m sure Man Utd and Man City aren’t a figment of my imagination.
            Been robbed of the chance of partaking, are you joking me? How old are you? Did you not see leicester, they never had the chance to compete them like did they?
            Ever head of the FA Cup, that’s how a little team partakes, do well and your financially gifted. With time and more hard work you get to the top.
            You don’t get given a chance out the goodness of someones heart to compete at the top, you earn your way their! AS EVERY TEAM HAS!
            Saying an owner shouldn’t be allowed to spend his money is like saying all basketballers have to be the same height!
            But you clearly have a vivid imagination thinking Blackburn bought the league, and helped inflate transfers.

          • ghostrider

            I stated what I believe and you’re quite entitled to believe what you want. I just don’t share it as you don’t mine.

          • Milo79

            The logical conclusion of your argument is actually very admirable. It would involve clubs having only locally-born and locally-coached players at their disposal and it would involve no transfers and no money ever changing hands between clubs. I like that idea.

            Newcastle lads would represent Newcastle
            Manchester lads would represent Manchester
            Lads from Barcelona would represent Barcelona.

            Not sure it’s remotely realistic at this stage in the evolution of the modern game, but I approve wholeheartedly.

          • ghostrider

            That would be fantastic but that is not the logic of my argument.
            My argument is in spending more than the clubs legitimately generate in order to win trophies.
            We cheated, Blackburn cheated and the sugar daddy clubs of today are all doing it.

          • Trappy

            Time and time again dude, it’s the only consistent in football isn’t it?. Did anyone ever hear of the that small team with the Galácticos policy, they may have won a trophy or two

    • I Think Therefore I Am, Will

      Admittedly, I didn’t read, in fact what seems Eons ago now, I decided never to read your posts, but as I’ve already deleted this, below, as I wished not to cause offence, yet most of your posts put peeps backs up, so I apologise for any offence caused!

      You sir, like every MA Apologist are such

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      • ghostrider

        What breed of dog is that?
        It looks like a setter type.
        Can you confirm the breed for me.

        • Ben Jones

          Lol. King Charles looking the other way surely

          • ghostrider

            Hahahaha.

          • Superdooperhooper

            Hi Monkseaton . Why don’t you and ghostrider just get a room or something ?

    • Davey Miller

      Great idea this is totally the way forward. It sounds impossible but it’s not, £1000 from 50 000 is £50 million as you say a great start. Some could afford more than that, they would get a proportionate share ( that they could resell ) but one member one vote. If fans really want change they need to take control of our club.

      • ghostrider

        It is doable but it could also be the death knell for the club in its entirety if it isn’t run to the in house letter.
        There would be no begging bowl.

        • Davey Miller

          with fan control and sensible business model / management team in place the risk of this would be minimized. Plus significant opportunity to raise commerical revenue without SD sucking up sponsorship for free. Long term planning and youth development would be possible and should form the bedrock

          • ghostrider

            In an ideal world it would work.
            In reality it would likely struggle at best and fall apart overall, into oblivion.
            Why?
            Because the onus has been placed on the very people that fought against what they saw as a bad regime…but are now fully in charge of their own club’s destiny.
            Just to put things into perspective, it means that all people have an equal stake, with maybe minor fluctuations.
            That also means that all people get to argue the case of transfers and fees and the running of the club.

            As we know, not all people are in cahoots. They appear to be when tackling what they deem as external threats…but in house it would be the old, too many cooks routine.

            Basically speaking, many would be constantly threatening to withdraw their pledge at the first sign of struggle….and believe me the club would struggle…because it really would have to work like clockwork, with no contingency….in house.

            However…at best….the fans would get to see what it would be like on the side they crucified beforehand.
            If all started to collapse, it could be handed back to an owner who would hopefully run it in house but not under the threat of shareholders playing games with in house economy.

            A difficult one that does not have a genuine overall outcome of good bad or ugly, until it’s actually into a case of proof of the pie being in the eating.

          • Davey Miller

            strange that you suggested this idea in the first place you seem to have turned against it already.. See partnership models like John Lewis or in Football members – Barcelona. Right structure means members hold management to account but are not involved in day to day decisions which would be impossible. It is perfectly feasibly to operate an efficient organisation with a members governance structure behind it to protect their interests and boot the management out if they aren’t doing a good job / running the org in the interest of its members.

          • ghostrider

            I haven’t turned against it. I’m merely mapping out the potential pitfalls of it.

      • paul mclaughlan

        Providing of course there’s 50,000 people with a grand to spare. 🙄

        • Davey Miller

          not all will of course but some could afford more, an investment would be a stake in the club and a say on its future

    • Mxpx

      Completely agree I suggested something similar in another thread

    • Mirandinha9

      How is Llambias?

  • Mxpx

    Great let’s have a sports direct protest that generates free publicity for sports direct

    • Ben Jones

      Been after a new pair of sambas, was gonna get em at JD but all the talk of Sports Direct made me wonder on to their interweb page and would you believe it, same trainers I was gonna buy but £10 cheaper!

      Thanks guys

      • Toon

        Sambas – capital letter, back to school virgin boy

        • Ben Jones

          You always know you’re winning when you’re correcting spelling don’t ya Toon, gets to the stage where you don’t even have to respond to the comment that was understood and all time is spent on important things like correcting grammar that you would have had to know what it meant by the very fact you’re able to correct it

      • Paul Patterson

        I think you mean “I’ve been after . . was going to get them at . . made me wander onto their web page.

        Then just add in that you’re happy with the way Ashley is running the club so you shop at his stores as approval and you’re grammatically and stupidly correct.

        I’d rather give JD the extra £10.

        • Ben Jones

          I think the fact you can translate it means you know exactly what I mean , which is the sole purpose of communication, anything else seems ‘picky’ for the sake dontcha think

        • Trappy

          He has shares in JD…
          So your still giving him a percentage.

          • Paul Patterson

            Wynsors then?

      • paul mclaughlan

        “Samba’s? It’s Spzls the cool kids wear now you outdated bamp.

        • Ben Jones

          Unlike you Paul, I’m no longer a kid

    • Trappy

      Glad someone else see this.
      It’s like the other people, let’s go to the game and protest… yeah, great idea give Ashley your money first so you can sing about how much you hate him in a stadium advertising his brand.

      I don’t know who the joke is…
      Ashley for been Ashley
      Newcastle fans not having a backbone.
      Or the fans who beilve things will change.

      • bob0411

        So what are your suggestions lads? Because doing nothing isn’t an option any more. We know how thin skinned the bloke is, personally I think this is a good idea and suggested as much last year.

        • Mxpx

          Well not giving him your money is a good start an empty stadium would gain far more publicity than the sports direct protest and would have no direct links to the sports direct brand if we effectively removed 100m a year from the club how much money does Mike make then? He had no incentive to sell because the club makes him money its something we can change though

          • bob0411

            Ok, but why not try both forms of action, protests in and out of the stadium? Here’s a novel idea, let’s support each other in whatever form our protests take because the infighting and name calling is playing right into Ashley’s hands.

          • Mxpx

            Because one is a direct contradiction to the other?

          • bob0411

            I don’t get that, explain your thinking?

          • Mxpx

            If you protest inside the stadium you are giving Mike Ashley your money because you have to pay to be inside the stadium if you protest out of the stadium by refusing to buy anything from Mike Ashley you cut off his revenue two different ideas and protests in the stadium haven’t worked for the past few years not sure why anyone would expect them to now he only cares about money

          • bob0411

            Because as I alluded earlier he’s as thin skinned as an overstuffed sausage. Like all bullies he doesn’t like it when the tables are turned, look at the way he reacted when Keegan left, he panics every time any kind of protest ensues. In my book any and all (legal) methods are on the table here.

          • bob0411

            Not to pour cold water on your theory but I think you’re confusing your revenue streams, the £100M is tv revenue, I’m sure the revenue from fans is only around a quarter/third of that at best? Not to be sniffed at certainly but it’s only a relatively small proportion of overall profit. Hence my saying all forms of protest need to be considered especially when you’re never going to get 100% of fans staying away.

          • Mxpx

            Not so much gates alone are 40 million a season plus you then have stadium tours merch the stadium hospitality etc

          • bob0411

            You’re wildly out with your figures man, it’s got to be no more than £40M all in, nowhere near the £100M you originally quoted.

          • Mxpx

            Do some maths I promise we are worth that much season tickets there are 40000 of them some are more expensive than others I’d average this at £600 so here we have £24 million then you have the other games again some seats cost more than others let’s average a seat at £40 and 12000 per game 40×12000=480000 but this is per game so you have around 20 home games in a season which then gets you to 9.6 million so we’ve just hit 33 million adjust for corporate boxes and vip packages and suddenly 40 million seems very realistic to me merch sales we can’t really quantify in the same way as I don’t have my own figures for what is sold but to suggest it’s likely to be a lower figure than gates would be unlikely as there are plenty of people that can own a Newcastle shirt without having ever been to St James Park you have multiple products too it’s not just about shirts either this all adds up number 9 bar snacks stadium tours if all this revenue is added together do you really think 100 million is really a stretch?

          • bob0411

            The commercial revenue is on the decline, the merchandise revenue goes to SD not NUFC, the catering was outsourced years ago… I’m not disputing the £40M but it’s not £100M. Ashley has systematically asset stripped the club…

          • Arty Hume

            The unfortunate truth is there will be 52k thick &U!#$ attending games because they somehow believe you can support the team without supporting the regime! This is right up TFBC’s street and he has exploited that fact for over a decade. The only other option in this unfortunate circumstance is the negative advertising idea, unless some other folk have a better idea, we would ALL like to hear it and act on it. SO do not decry idea’s by people who are desperate to get TFBC out of the club, at least they are trying!

        • Trappy

          Simple… stop give Ashley your money!
          It is that simple, it’s that easy.

  • Tino11

    I said this a couple of years ago, even submitted an article for approval on it.

    The only brand MA cares about is SD. He hates going to AGM’s and things like that but has been forced to attend the last few SD ones because the shareholders were getting very unhappy with how the company was being run and the reputation the company was developing.

    Two journalists became shareholders just so they could attend and ask questions, they were found out and banned.

    Ashley hates going to any inquiries in to SD’s working practices and sent his minions to one in Scotland investigating one of his dodgy deals, he was however forced to appear at the PAC in London and you could tell he hated it!

    He loves SD, it’s HIS baby, he grew it and he is very protective over it.

    You need lots of large banners and flags at every home game, not about MA as a person, he is thick skinned and doesn’t care, but about SD. Factual slogans and sentences that will bring worldwide attention to the dodgy deals and poor working conditions at SD.

    If that is done at every home game, no violence or threats, then MA will start to get fed up, more importantly the shareholders will be breathing down his neck as to why there is all this negative press attention on SD at his football club and what is he going to do about it.

    Buying fairly cheap drones that can be used once, these could fly over SJP just before kick off, carrying a negative SD banner, the drones would land in the centre circle just before kick off so everyone sees the message.

    • Albert Stubbins

      How long do you think Anti SD posters are going to stay up at St James’? He’ll just ban flags all together thus nullifying the atmosphere even further.

      • Ben Jones

        Albert! Spoiling my fun! Sooner all them flags go the better

        • TheFatController

          Those, not them

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            you`ll get nowhere replying to idiots

          • Ben Jones

            Didn’t stop you here did it

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

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        • Toon

          ‘Sooner all them…’ trying to be clever and making yourself look like an idiot! Back to school you virgin…..

          • Ben Jones

            I wasn’t trying to be clever, I was articulating what my preference would be, correcting me proves you understood what I was trying to say, this is the fundamental principle of communication . I’m happy :)

          • Icky (Heaton)

            Articulating, wow a big word that really hurts my brian!

    • Gallowgate Dave

      Nail. On. Head.

    • Leazes.

      The biggest problem with the publicity angle is getting the media on board….. they won’t back the fans of this club they never have not even the local media.

      Both the BBC and Sky blanked out the Gallowgate flags protests with minimal comment…. that was shameful, then you had MOTD exactly the same and they were all too keen to refer to the renamed stadium when Ashley tried to walk over 135 years of history.

      No the media will not help us one bit, it has to be done without them, straight aim at those people and journalists who have supported the regime and lets try to change the law!

      • Arty Hume

        IMHO the negative flag thing would be very difficult to cover up by the media, and do not forget there are foreign media stations which cover games that U.K ones do not. ;)

  • justchampion

    I have said this before. Why is Ashley
    involved? Because of the global TV exposure for his brand. Play him at his own game, we’ll give his brand exposure all right. Anti SD chants, banners, anything to tarnish the brand. Think big, a couple of bedsheets outside a couple of stores is not enough. We have a billion or so tuned in from all over the world, let’s turn his main weapon against him. Everyone can still go to the game, a more united fanbase. DO IT!

    • Ben Jones

      BEDSHEETS!

      Called it yesterday and I claim my £5!

  • Toonrobbybobson

    If you stand outside his stores hold banners of his rivals. That would hurt more. Start taking banners of his rivals into the stadium.

    Reach out for support from other clubs fans.

    Also while at it cancel all skysports subscriptions. Go to your local pub instead. Skysports are happy to peddle his rubbish. When other outside forces start feeling the pinch from the Geordies not being their usual supportive selves things will start to happen. Sky will stop showing games hurting his pocket. The more the club is worth less the more hes backed into a corner. He has a captive audience at present. That needs to change.

    If you go to games whole heartedly support the lads. But don’t spend a penny which leads back to him.

    Once the tyrant is out whoever the owner is will get an immense amount of financial support from fans as the fully support the club in a rebuild. The longer it goes on the the less chance we have to potentially bridge the gap on the monopoly clubs. Still believe this club should be at least part owned by the fans.

    • Ben Jones

      ‘If you’

      No Toonrobbybobson, ‘YOU’

      • Toonrobbybobson

        Sorry forgive me for my non perfect wording of a sentence. AMEN

        I will now check out of this conversation as a generalisation is not permitted and is picked up on more than the real meaning of the post.

        • Ben Jones

          You could be THE man ya know! It doesn’t have to be someone else, that person could be you…

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    I`d rather just kick him in the Balls

    • Peaky

      Or taser his gonads…

      • Dillon Tovak

        Those big business people pay good money for that type of treatment.

      • kingfisher

        Or what about suspending him from the Tyne Bridge Peaky, with piano wire wrapped around his helmut (ouch) ?

        • Peaky

          😂🤣😂 Laughed so much there I put my prawn sandwich down…….one of my dogs has nicked it and buggered off down the garden with the others chasing him barking their heads off…..😂😂

    • kingfisher

      It’s not like you to sit on the fence Moose ! 🤣🤣🤣

  • Jonas

    Not a bad idea. In conjunction with the other things and the support for retails rivals, great free advertising for them.

  • Tony English

    It’s understandable as the deadline approaches that we have article upon article upon article about protests, banners, gobshite MPs, gobshite pundits…..

    …unfortunately nowt will work as the balance book will always be healthy enough for him to string us along (unless we suddenly plummet like a mackem). The more Ashley is told he is in the wrong, the more he will dig his heals in…

    ..even a bright orange Ashley baby blimp floating down the Tyne would be ignored.

    Our only hope is that someone minted, makes him an offer he can’t refuse.

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    This article lost me by the fourth sentence and it was basically rendered useless from that point on.
    It had a heading that suggested hitting Ashley where it hurts but by the fourth sentence reverts back to the mantra of keep attending games.

    I am sorry, But if someone is advocating attending matches while Mike Ashley is owner then they cannot complain about what it going on !
    If you are willing to hand over your money to him then anything you say concerning protests etc, Becomes null and void.

    • Arty Hume

      While I support your point unreservedly, my post was for those who feel they have to attend games. I think exactly like you and have not been St James Park since the K.K debacle and will not go back until TFCB has sold up and left and the whole ground and surrounding area has been chemically cleaned from top to bottom by Rento Kill or some other such company. I want/need to attend games but on principle will not, giving him money keeps him here, that is without question. The above was only a short term option.

    • kingfisher

      Spot on X.You can just imagine the scenario: a few hundred people protest outside SD on Northumberland Street on Saturday morning, then at 2pm everyone puts their banners away and they head off to SJP and give Ashley their money. Double standards methinks.
      You can’t have your cake and eat it.The 50,000 sheep brain washed by Ashley will never stop going to SJP despite however he treats them.
      Boycotting a high profile tv game by not going will attract much more publicity than a few hundred protesting outside his stores.

    • I Think Therefore I Am, Will

      Nailed.

      Trouble is, as well as not going to games (both home/away), and all discussed SD etc. action, the other obvious and not mentioned often? Would be the boycott of Sky, the main monies vehicle and possibly why the odious ones attention was first attracted! i.e global advertising…

      Many would find this a hard one. After all, we all love watching a good game, myself included – tho not Sky 🤐

      I’ve more or less thought, from the Premiership’s tentative first couple of years, that they loved showing the Newcastle games? (after promotion). We seem to pull in favourable viewing figures that keeps them happy, from what I remember reading, the drop in said figures when we got relegated a 2nd time wasn’t good for Sky.

      I suppose really all possible angles have to be examined for optimal &/or a more devastating affect and to hopefully make an effect that odious takes note of?