The season kicked off with demonstrations outside Sports Direct, around two thousand Newcastle fans gathering outside the SD store on Northumberland Street before the Tottenham match.

Keith Bishop may have told Mike Ashley that this will all blow over by September but his PR minion may have just possibly underestimated how strongly supporters feel about the disgraceful ownership of our club.

Sunday sees Newcastle at home to Chelsea and protest organisers have asked fans to congregate at 1pm to protest, once again outside the Northumberland Street store.

Attempts to sicken Mike Ashley continue, with Newcastle fans continuing to try and be an irritant to his retail empire.

As well as other brands he operates, Sports Direct is being targeted online, with fans slaughtering attempts by SD to put out positive messages on social media to try and stimulate sales.

After a gap of a month with nothing sent out, the official SD Twitter account has attempted a few Tweets  in the past 48 hours and they have seen up to a thousand replies on each one, humiliatingly pointing out all of the disgraceful ways in which both Mike Ashley and his brands operate.

Newcastle fans also visiting the official SD online store and filling up shopping baskets so numerous lines show out of stock when customers are browsing.

Lets keep it going!

The Mag – 11 August 2018:

Newcastle fans were asked to demonstrate outside Sports Direct against Mike Ashley on Saturday morning.

The campaign gathering pace against Mike Ashley.

The plan was to demonstrate outside the Sports Direct store on Northumberland Street in Newcastle from 11am to 11.30am, giving fans plenty of time to then get to the match.

As you can see below, a great turnout as fans make their feelings known.

The Mag – 10 August 2018:

Details of protests against Sports Direct and Mike Ashley have been confirmed on Friday night.

Newcastle fans operating under the banner of The Magpie Group, invite supporters to join them on Saturday morning ahead of the Tottenham match.

The peaceful protest will take place outside the Sports Direct store on Northumberland Street, starting at 11am and last roughly half an hour, which will then allow plenty of time for those fans going to the match to get up to and into St James Park.

Fans coming along to the protest are asked not to enter the SD store as part of the demonstration against the Newcastle United owner.

The statement reading:

The Magpie Group

[email protected]

www.themagpiegroup.co.uk

Friday 10th August 2018

The Magpie Group announce details of protest at Sports Direct Newcastle North

Peaceful protest action to take place outside of Sports Direct on Northumberland Street in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 11th August 2018 at 11am.

Magpie Group will lead proceedings and provide material. No entry into the Sports Direct store will take place. Relevant authorities have been informed.

Newcastle United supporters encouraged to take part in an audible and visible display of displeasure against Mike Ashley and his running of their football club.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – Friday 10th August 2018: The Magpie Group, an alliance of Newcastle United supporter groups, organisations, and social media accounts, today announce protest action against Mike Ashley’s running of their football club.

A peaceful protest will take place outside of the Northumberland Street branch of Sports Direct (Newcastle North) on Saturday 11th August at 11am, it is expected to last until 11.30am.

Thereafter full attention will turn to supporting Rafa Benítez and the team.

Representatives of the Magpie Group will be present in high-visibility jackets to lead proceedings and provide protest materials.

There will be no entry into the Sports Direct store, and all relevant authorities have been informed of the group’s plans.

With Newcastle United’s opening game of the 2018/19 Premier League season against

Tottenham Hotspur kicking-off at 12.30pm, supporters are strongly encouraged to attend in order to help create an audible and visible display of dissatisfaction with Mike Ashley.

This is just the first of what the Magpie Group envisage to be many protests against Mike Ashley and his Sports Direct chain.

Protest action will not cease and will likely escalate until Mike Ashley sells Newcastle United Football Club to a fit and proper person.

Mike Ashley is one man, we are a city. If you love United, stand united.



  • panther

    we need to go all out Madmax on this

    • Carverlier football

      What, turn up wearing S&M gear…?

      • panther

        it is the weekend

  • Squintytoonarmy

    Surely some of the infamous families in the area must be NUFC supporters and drive Fatty out. The 80s support would have chinned him in the directors box by now

    • Leazes.

      He hasn’t been north of Shirebrook in a year….. he’s an absentee owner.

    • mentalman

      There’s plenty of very rich people speak out about MA and yet don’t put their words in to action

  • Leazes.

    Just think about the Official Club Shop and a fan goes in thinking the money he’s spent in some way will be of benefit to the club….

    …He comes outside and looks at his till receipt which says Taxpoint Shirebrook Derbyshire….. and it dawns on him…..

    ….I’ve just given money to S**** D*****…. its not going to the club at all.

    Of course it isn’t….the owner not only takes 3 to 5 million worth of free advertising from United…. it would take a heck of a lot of shirt sales to even make the deficit of that! He gives a ‘token’ fee back to the club despite being the owner of a Sportswear company with the largest purchasing power in the UK…..

    ….He wouldn’t even allow the club its own income!

    • Lord

      I had hoped by now The Mag might have reported on the excellent True Faith Podcast held with the Rangers protesters.

      Truly ruthless business transactions from Ashley denying revenue streams the club needed to get back on its feet. And, of course, he’s almost certainly doing the same to NUFC except because he has full ownership there’s no-one who can force out the details of the transactions bleeding away our potential revenues behind the scenes.

      • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

        I’ve listened to it, it’s comparing apples and pears though,

        • Lord

          Happy to hear your thoughts on why we can’t make comparisons between Ashley’s investment in Rangers vs NUFC.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            We can make comparisons but the moan from the Rangers guys with rswipe Michael Martin centred around the SD deal. SD had that deal as they lent Rangers the money to get through the season. Despite getting the club into the same mess that got them in the bottom league, the shareholders and directors would not lent Ranges any money, nor would the banks. SD came to the rescue and came up with the cash but their security was the merchandise deal. It was a high risk loan and despite what the Rangers lads said, they needed that loan.

        • Denzel

          die

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            One day I will, I promise you that.

        • MrShack66

          Stairs? You going all cockerney?

      • Carverlier football

        I have some gaps in my knowledge around contract law but I get the feeling that it wouldn’t stand up to legal scrutiny either – I’m sure contracts between connected parties have to be on the basis of an “arms-length” transaction i.e. an agreement that would reasonable be struck with an unconnected 3rd party – primarily to stop corporations shifting profit around to avoid tax or account creatively

        • Ron

          The tax man wouldn’t care as long as the profit stopped in the UK. He doesn’t mind if SD paid the tax or NUFC it’s all the same to him, and who else (apart from the likes of us) would care? MA knows he can bleed us dry and authorites don’t care and Prem Leg are to toothless to try,

          • Carverlier football

            It would be more if it was an attempt to avoid tax overall. Two connected companies, one makes a taxable £20m profit, one makes a £10m loss. Shuffle £15m profit across so they both make £5m profit, suddenly you’re only taxed on a total of £10m not £20m. I’m not saying that’s what’s happening, but that it’s one of a number of reasons why I’m sure there are rules around transactions between connected entities – my knowledge is incomplete though

          • Ron

            Chances are they are a group and they will be able to “group relief” the loss of one to the other. Point is he can grind us down to bare bones and get away with it.
            However, if connected but not a group, then yes, Revenue would get excited! If loss maker spread the loss to reduce anothers profit.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            If Leazes’ was right about the arrangement (he’s not) then there would be more tax paid. SD make millions, NUFC lose millions. If NUFC reduce their loss, they still don’t pay tax, if SD make more profit, they pay more tax.

            The tax point that Leazes’ refers to is the VAT tax point. Yes, the transaction is with Sports Direct but NUFC get the profit.

      • Leazes.

        I listened to it….. proper fans….. the funny thing about Rangers Retail Ltd…. its previous name was NEWCO No.1…. run by Ashleys acolites who took over half of the profits in the form of wages.

        It was as if Ashley allowed them through the door to wreak havoc.

        • Paul Patterson

          Ah, you’ve answered my above question.

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      That’s not true though is it?

    • Paul Patterson

      Did you hear the recent Rangers podcast?

  • Kenny

    I will be there

  • Ken Forster

    Time to move the protest to London stores then we will get real attention

    • Monkseaton Magpies

      Be one man and his dog at the London protest a couple of dozen and his dog up here. Mostly shoppers and passers by last time. Should be getting a flag display ready for the game. Why have the Magpie Group not bought the club yet like the last Magpie Group or if they cannot afford it found a buyer a right waste of time they are.

      • panther

        wrong, there was quite a few there last time, itll only get bigger

        • Carverlier football

          And of course nobody was allowed to leave until they’d pushed over an innocent mum out shopping or tripped up a sweet old lady…

      • Toonarden

        What a complete and utter waste of time you are

      • MrShack66

        Yup because any sort of protest is a waste of time. We should accept thefuckinshite Ashley throws at us like good little citizens.

      • Toon Arnie

        Seriously poor response Monkwearmouth – you need a holiday

        • Monkseaton Magpies

          So is the Magpie Group going to buy the club like the last Magpie Group yes or no not a difficult question.

          • Westdentoon

            You could buy a club for sixpence back then. Unfortunately the 400mil required these days may be a wee bit out of grasp I fear.

  • Ken Forster

    Time to move the protest to London stores thats the only way to draw real attention.

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Pathetic again just distracting from the game itself and only serves to create a negative atmosphere. Wonder why Wor Flags have not been concentrating on their excellent displays like last season to get behind the team rather than protesting.
    Be the same two hundred as last time the usual moaners. No doubt George from the Times will be supporting this so might get a few anti George and Times banners and protest outside his house. With it being a late kick off and not going in the ground till half two will be down to count the people who want us relegated.

    • Denzel

      what is pathetic is yourself and the 2 Trolls above you.

    • Toon Arnie

      200 ? What ? No you’re right, people should do nothing and accept Ashley’s lies and asset stripping. Well done, an excellent and thoughtful post.

  • ghostrider

    Protest again to get him out with the usual banners?

    “HE IS ONLY ONE MAN, WE ARE A CITY.”
    Be that city and buy the club. The MP who brought it all up in parliament should get the city to buy the club and there would be no more need for boycott’s or banners…because the city and the people would have full control and be the champions of the fate of the club.

    If that can’t or won’t be achieved then the banner makes little sense in the grand scheme of things.

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      Can you imagine the city council owning the club. Unison would have the players on strike most of the time for having to work on a Saturday. The players would just walk off at 90 mins as they don’t get paid for injury time.

      Every time a mistake was made, the prices would go up and passed straight onto the customer but anyone who was a bit lazy and din;t fancy working would get free entry.

      • MrShack66

        You’re so ant trade union. Yet I’m guessing you’re the first onto them the first signs of any trouble.

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          Unions are the preserve or the thick and lazy.

          • Coble’s Return

            Unions can bring balance to the relationship between employer and employee. In the absence of a strong union, employees can be subjected to grossly unfair treatment – paid below the minimum wage; forced to undergo time consuming searches in their own time; denied basic rights to breaks and subjected to arbitrary and job threatening penalty point schemes. Fact is, some employers are odious, dictatorial, self obsessed, workhouse operating leeches. If you had the misfortune to work for one, you might appreciate it if someone had your back.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            If you need a union, you are no good at your job. If you are not happy in your job, move and get a better one. If you can’t get a better one, you should have worked harder at school, college, university and your post-grad.

          • simonjames60

            Are you being deliberately inflammatory or just parading your ignorance?

            You seem unaware of their importance of unions for not just for protecting the individual but also the population in general from unscrupulous behaviour or poor decision making by authority figures

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Once upon a time, yes. Unions had their place when the workforce could be monopolised but we’re in a wold where the workforce are almost completely mobile with an education system that gives everyone the chance to have transferable skills.

            They have long been an irrelevance in my opinion.

          • simonjames60

            lack of awareness then.

            its not about preserving wages for some loafer with phantom back pain who is swinging the lead.

            there is constant activity by the unions representing teachers, nurses , midwives, hospital consultants for example. I wouldn’t consider these people lazy, uneducated, ignorant or incompetent in the main.

            in health sector the majority of the union work and negotiation is to try to prevent government bodies, local trusts or executives from dismantling important health standards, jeopardising services and exposing the public to unnecessary and unacceptable risks.

            simply running away, re-training and working somewhere is not the answer to these problems. it may be an easy solution for the individual, but not for the population.

            a cohesive, national response is important and these bodies provide that when required.

            are you unaware of the RCN, BMA, hospital consultant assocaitions work in dealing with national problems with health provision?
            .
            or is it that you don’t care because you’re one of the minority who can afford private health care?

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Opening a can of worms in the health sector. I think the BMA wealds far too much power because we have a centralised health service that is too inter-dependant on the different areas of the NHS. That’s not to say I don’t believe in the NHS or that free health care for UK taxpayers should be an entitlement, more that it could be far more efficient if the BMA had less influence.

            School – teachers, I agree they need some representation but I do think a results based remuneration would be better. Our education standards are slipping.

          • Wezza

            Just block the trolls lads, fleckman, ghostrider, monkseaton, mentalman, those are two brothers who are man utd fans. They were exposed a long time ago by reputable users.

          • Danimal

            He and his pathetic friends on here would like to wind the clocks back 150 years, with the workers knowing their place and doffing their caps to the landowners and aristocracy. That’s why they’re so comfortable with the way Ashley treats us.

          • simonjames60

            bizarre attitude.
            clearly intelligent and educated but without any thought for the population as a whole.

            must be one of the (hereditary) truly rich, as only they seem to have such blatant disregard for the welfare of others

          • MrShack66

            Nah, Thatcher is his hero. He’s just a fuckintit.

          • MrShack66

            I bet you don’t come out withthisshit unless you’re in the privacy of your own home. Mr paid up union member.

          • Superdooperhooper

            Not letting you get away with that . I grew up in Walker and went to middle Street school but the teachers were useless and the main aim was staying unharmed/alive . I left school with one o’level yet I would consider myself to be reasonably intelligent so what went wrong ? You can’t blame one person or party can you ?

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I think I’m with you in that case.

          • Superdooperhooper

            Can you rein in your mate Monkseaton then? He hates my dead mother. Bit much isn’t it ?

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I agree with you there, he can’t go blaming parents for an individual’s decision making.

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            My Mother dead to died after a two nil win against Chelsea but she supported the Club and the City and brought me up
            to be the same. Plenty of people on here want me to die they post it in their comments but that is because they are protesters not supporters and have been brought up badly.

          • Billmag

            You are an absolute ignorant fool a typical Thatcherite, keep the workers down, squash the union’s, you make me sick

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            It’s not about keeping a collective workers down, I believe in a meritocracy, the best get the biggest cut.

          • Danimal

            It’s more convenient for him to just spout his prejudice.

          • Kneebotherm8

            That’s Shirebrook to a tee………

          • Kenny

            how would you know you troll c nut

          • MrShack66

            Still stand by my comment 100%. People like you are hypocrites of the highest order.

          • Ashley-out

            he is a Troll and a WUM

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I don’t think it’s hypocrisy, think of a better word.

          • MrShack66

            Didn’t say “hypocrisy”, I said “hypocrites”.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I’d have thought a hypocrite is guilty of hypocrisy.

          • MrShack66

            Like you.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Right, so we got there with the meaning of a hypocrite, however, I’m not so sure you can say I’m a hypocrite. Surely you can come up with a better and more valid put-down.

          • MrShack66

            Wasn’t a put down, I was stating a fact. I can tell your sort a mile off. Hates trade unions, yet is still the first to cry to them as soon as trouble is on the horizon. Hates people who are off sick, yet has loads of time off with stress related issues. The list goes on and on.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            You can tell that? Fella, I’ve not had more than 4 days consecutive holiday for the last 10 years never mind being off sick.

          • MrShack66

            I work with the general public and can smell bullsh1t a mile off. And you sir are the prime example. Absolute nonsense you not taking more than 4 days holiday over the last decade. You’ve had more time off sick this last couple of months. You try and come across all middle/upper class but in reality you never quite reached your goals. Probably wanted a detached house in Ponteland but had to settle for a semi in Wallsend. Applaud tax evasion yet don’t have the finances to do it yourself so fully pay your taxes. So your unachieved goals stress you out hence you taking loads of sickness time off over the years. When management pull you about your sickness record you run to the union so they’ll stick up for you. And so on it goes. Like your hero Thatcher you are desperate to be accepted by the middle to upper classes. But like the grocers daughter you will never be.

          • Superdooperhooper

            Fleckers claims to live near Leeds and his local is the boundary house which places him in an area called Methley according to Google

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I’ve had holidays, just not more than 4 consecutive days off at one time. I bill my time, self employment / consultancy cures far more illnesses than doctors.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            My father grew up in a terrace in Wallsend, a semi would have been a dream.

          • MrShack66

            Honestly mate not even owning a semi in Wallsend is not a failure. Just be happy with your lot.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Ask Leazes’ he apparently knows exactly where I live, it’s with my brothers & elderly father in Salford Quays, Manchester – in the shadow of Old Toilet, the team I support.

            That’s true that is, Jezza got private investigators onto me.

          • Kev Newcastle England

            East End Rajey wannabee

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            They didn’t have radgees back then.

          • Kev Newcastle England

            You aint got a clue Fleckman just like Monkseaton Monkey. .just keep dropping yourselves in it with lack of history/knowledge.There were 100 times more football radgies around back in the day than there is now .

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Football “radgies” were not a thing when my Dad was in Wallsend and as captain of Wallsend Boys club, he did not aspire to be a Redee of any sort.

            I think football bother only really started in the late 60’s where the 1967 act frustrated young males right through to changes in Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994. That said, by the late 80’s it was less popular as the ecstasy and rave culture relieved tensions.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            A bet your lass says that about you now 😂

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            It’s something she can work with

          • SuperDesHamilton

            More power to her then

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Those blue pills are over the counter now

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Don’t take the red pill. You’ll end up in the matrix with Monk

          • Albert Stubbins

            What are the lotto numbers gonna be for the weekend please mate?

          • MrShack66

            I can read people not predict the future mate.

          • Kev Newcastle England

            I dont no,Fleckman seems the type NOT to holiday

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I like you too

          • Toon Arnie

            Ironic grammar !!

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Whoops

          • Danimal

            Tory prat.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Liberal prat actually. I did vote Tory last time so I suppose, currently you are right.

          • Danimal

            The first part might change occasionally, due to tactical voting but the second part seems to be firmly cemented in place after your embarrassing performance today.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I don’t do tactical voting, I could not care less about a political party. I can’t understand anyone who only votes Labour or only votes Conservative etc. Both those parties have recently swung their policies from centre to left and left to right yet people would vote for a monkey if you put the right colour rosette on it.

            I joined all 3 major parties once and they are all nutters.

            I’m liberal with a small ‘l’ i.e. people can do what they want but they need to take responsibility and not rely on the state or others to bail them out.

            ‘prat’ I can live with, not arguing with that.

          • drc74

            unionist are thick or lazy (paraphrasing) hardly the comment of a liberal

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I’d not say that about those whi want Ulster to be British.

            Unions, however, are different. They are not about the individual but seek to group people together and discourages individualism and flair.

          • drc74

            please see dictionary reference below

            unionist
            ˈjuːnjənɪst,ˈjuːnɪənɪst/
            noun
            1.
            a member of a trade union.

          • Wezza

            Thats what the troll brothers are – tory based, Manchester supporting scum.

          • glassjawsh-got-banned

            idiot. they are the only reason we have any of the protection we do. and currently, collective bargaining is most responsible for why we haven’t lost all of what was previously gained. you are wrong about literally everything.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Collective bargaining allows the freeloaders to ride the coatails of the talented and keeps the talented from getting the remuneration they deserve.

          • glassjawsh-got-banned

            without it, the talented would get “the remuneration they deserve” at the expense of everyone else. That’s how blind capitalism WORKS you clod. your line of thinking pits worker against worker, and ignores THE REAL issue. The unchecked greed of those in power. We have to stand together against the uber rich who don’t give a single flying fart about anyone other than themselves.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            The invisible hand that leads the entrepreneur to deliver good for all in pursuit of individual attainment?

            A safety net must be in place, where that is set is where we may disagree.

          • drc74

            yup. .. another liberal comment

          • Billmag

            Very proud ex union man that Thatcher tried to destroy.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            And her failure to do so properly means we still have a long way to go.

      • ghostrider

        lol

    • Denzel

      do us a favour, f##kin die

      • James B

        grow up you fuck!n moron. Counter or block him. Wishing someone to die online..What are you 8?

        • mentalman

          Thats the problem with this site, there’s very little debate any more, the majority just block or resort to name calling

          • Kenny

            another scummy troll

          • mentalman

            Thank you for proving my point

            You said last week you were blocking me

          • Kenny

            troll scum, just p1$$ off you Manc [email protected]

          • mentalman

            And again

          • Kenny

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          • mentalman

            Are you looking forward to going back to school in a few weeks

          • Kenny

            you signing on the dole, you troll [email protected] nt

          • Toon

            Ha ha! What a loser

          • Kenny

            SCUMMY VERMIN

          • James B

            he’s clearly [email protected], don’t bother mate…He probably run’s around his house calling his batman toy a troll too.

          • Kenny

            debate, i would rather cut your throat

          • Toon

            Ha ha, how pathetic is that! You remind me of another user who used to resort to this level of childish behaviour, funny that because he often cried his eyes out about multiple users

          • Big Hairy Man

            Going a bit too far there Kenny.

          • Damon Horner

            Still opportunities for debate. Just ignore the rubbish about trolls and respond to the rest.

        • Kenny

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          • glassjawsh-got-banned

            kenny, admonishing someone for issuing death threats over a sports ball team isn’t generally the work of a troll…

      • Superdooperhooper

        Too far dude reel it in . I can’t be doing with ghostriders long winded nonsense so I blocked him

    • Toon Arnie

      You’re past the point of tiresome now – you can’t seriously be happy with the state of the club and the way your hero treats everyone associated with it ?

      • Kneebotherm8

        He’s he’s like a record with the needle stuck……

    • Cockneytrev

      Ashley hoop licker👅👅

  • Denzel

    Bombard the twitter account, keep filling those baskets on his shop website,
    crash Bishops website & keep up the protest at every home match.
    constant pressure on Sports Direct will see him having sleepless nights.

    • mentalman

      Does filling a basket actually stop people being able to buy the stock?

      • Kenny

        That’s the general idea you idiot troll
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        • mentalman

          Leave the adults to have a mature conversation

          • Kenny

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          • Ashley-out

            keep up the good work Kenny 👍

      • Will In Despair!

        Depending on set up, it can hold the item out of stock – say for an hour etc, but techies can change this at any point, or even cancel said orders in basket etc.

        Again, all dependant on the setup, plus no doubt they’ll now have peeps watching for such things 100% of the time, as, er, I’ve been told that some peeps have had several of their baskets back to 0 items, likes of 78 million worth of goods at 1 point – gone 😂

        • mentalman

          I don’t know much about it bit thought there would be systems in place to stop this happening

    • Leazes.

      My trainers are wearing out.

      • Ashley-out

        the Nike are going fast, just had a look

      • magpiefifer

        So you’ll be going to DW then!?

      • relaxed

        What size are you ?
        I will order you 6 or 7 dozen pair
        Let me know if that will be enough for you

        • Will In Despair!

          You can add 99999 to the basket, though it gives you notice at checkout of the order being above stock numbers 🤣

  • mentalman

    I’ve said many times the best protest would be to bring a live tv match to a halt or stop it starting

    • Kenny

      troll scum

      • Toon Arnie

        How is that comment trolling ? I think you’ve missed the point ?

    • Superdooperhooper

      An empty ground would do it but it’ll never happen

  • East Durham Mag

    Will Keys and Wise be there?

    • relaxed

      If Keys is Wise and Wise is Wise i doubt it

    • Ashley-out

      they would be lynched

      • East Durham Mag

        That would be great

    • Ron

      Wise Keys are these keys? They’re Mackems, only just sussed it! Sorry for being so slow!

    • Paul Patterson

      That would require more front than Brighton ..

  • Scottie Chugger Dearden

    Keep up the good work, #if rafa goes, we go!

    • Monkseaton Magpies

      Where you going please tell me the Metro Centre or Eldon Square.

  • toonterrier

    I’ll say it again. Instead of standing outside fatties shops at the next televised game stand outside the stadium until ten minutes after kick=off which will show the world what we think of the running or is it running down of our club, What’s ten minutes its not as though you’ll miss the whole match.

    • mentalman

      With the numbers that would do it you would hardly notice the odd seat here there and everywhere

    • Flasheart

      TBH I think a better idea would be to stage a sit-in protest after the final whistle, for about an hour. Sky couldn’t hide it as the pundits talk about the match at the end with a view of the stadium seats behind them. Furthermore, it will hit fat Cash in the pocket as the club would have to pay extra for the policing, stewards etc etc

    • Kev Newcastle England

      Happy Clappers wont do that man

  • Jimmy_toons

    Perhaps going into the shop, filling up a basket or two, and lining up with a few like minded sorts, getting to the counter and asking for 6 bags for life, and then rembering you haven’t brought your debit/credit card may result in a few problems in store.

    • Carverlier football

      Tell the cashier you won’t hand over the cash until they sign a contract agreeing to serve you exclusively for 5 years (small print: this contract does not guarantee any cash will be given…)

    • Taz

      ICan’t agree with you on that approach, that will only fk the staff over and won’t bother those high above one bit.

  • AlanWVX

    It’s a pity JD Sports don’t give 50,000 cheap, or free T shirts away outside the ground for everybody to wear at the match, that would get good publicity

    • Carverlier football

      I’ve thought this. Just a generic black and white shirt with JD Sport on the front to really annoy him

    • Lewis SG

      That’s a terrific idea. 100%.

    • Taz

      I’ve mentioned that idea loads of times, I totally agree with you

    • Cockneytrev

      👍👍👍👍👍

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Lets start a campaign for George from the Times to get sacked writing letters to the Times every day.

    • musicman2018

      How much does Ashley pay you?

    • Cockneytrev

      Ashley hoop licker👅👅👅

  • Ben Jones

    Seems like it’s all blowing over

    Give it till September and it’ll be forgotten about

    • Albert Stubbins

      what will?

      • Ben Jones

        Exactly!

  • Sickandtired

    It’s not just us at it.

    “(Reuters) – Proxy adviser Glass Lewis & Co has recommended that shareholders in British sportswear retailer Sports Direct International Plc (SPD.L) vote against some directors, including Chief Executive Mike Ashley and Chairman Keith Hellawell, at the company’s annual meeting on Sept. 12.

    Hellawell and two other directors – Simon Bentley and David Brayshaw – were accused by the proxy adviser of responding poorly to past concerns of shareholders.

    The proxy adviser also accused the chairman of “poor gender diversity practices”. Sports Direct does not have a meaningful board diversity policy or measurable gender objectives, Glass Lewis told Reuters in an emailed statement.

    Sports Direct, which currently does not have a single female board member, should aim for a target of 33 percent of female board representation by 2020, the proxy adviser recommended.

    Glass Lewis commented on the purchase by Sports Direct of department store group House of Fraser, saying that shareholders should be concerned about any regulatory investigation.”

  • Stephen Paylor

    This is the most effective way to push Ashley out. Its the only thing he really cares about it seems.