The campaign against Mike Ashley and his ownership of Newcastle United continues.

Various sustained initiatives online have clearly created problems for the NUFC owner’s retail empire so far.

Whilst the first on the streets demonstration of the new season took place on the opening day, around two thousand fans protesting before the Spurs match outside the Sports Direct store in Newcastle city centre, on Northumberland Street. This was repeated, with Newcastle supporters asked to gather before the Chelsea game.

The focus then shifted for the Arsenal game, with Newcastle fans protesting outside the last remaining Newcastle United (Sports Direct?) club shop at St James Park.

This Saturday, Newcastle supporters are asked to do the same, with fans asked to meet outside the shop at St James Park at the Gallowgate End, starting at 2.15pm and ending at 2.45pm, allowing people time to get in for kick-off of the Leicester City match.

There is also a second public open meeting  next week, organised by the Magpie Group (a collection of NUFC fans/groups), with all Newcastle fans invited to come along.

The meeting is at The Labour Club (11 Leazes Park Road NE1 4PF) just down the road from St James Park.

Admission is free and it takes place at on Wednesday 3 October 2018, doors open at 6pm and the meeting starting at 6.30pm.

There are three guest speakers:

Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah, her constituency included St James Park.

Gateshead MP Ian Mearns, he chairs the all party parliamentary group for football supporters.

Whilst also appearing is Kevin Miles, the Chief Executive of the FSF (Football Supporters Federation).

Get yourself along if you can make it.



  • Kenny

    Here we go again, protest then go to the match, unbelievable. 😠😠

    • Cushty lad

      Get your self down to gamestore nugget. “Keyboard warrior 8” is out! Zzzzzzzz

      • Geordiegiants

        What he is trying to say is, why protest against a man about money, decked out in all his gear that you have paid for, then go and give him more.

        • Cushty lad

          I Don’t go to games or buy owt off Fat lad either, but I respect the decision of folk who wish to go to games. As I’ve said numerous times on here. Ashley has skin thicker than a rhinos. Empty stadium will not bother him one jot. His sweatshop factory gets untold bad press day in day out and still churns out the parcels to millions. The general country cud’nt give a hoot about us Newcastle fans suffering under Ashley and will continue to buy from him. That’s the way it go’s. The answer?? God knows. Oh & p.s. Kenny is just plain boring. Same old same old!

          • Cockneytrev

            The rest of the country might not be bothered, but sky/BT etc who are selling the brand round the world for multi billions need an atmosphere to sell the product, an empty stand will have an adverse affect on the product,,,

          • Cushty lad

            Yes Trev I agree with you about sky/bt. I packed mine in two year back. But let’s face it the stadium will never ever be empty. Regardless whot happens folk will always go to games. And who are we to say they cant/shud’nt???

          • BigHairyDog

            You have people who are unwell, disabled or elderly/retired, do people really want to tell them to be self isolated? They are labelled “day trippers” along with those that go for a few pints and an afternoon away from the family and the stresses that entails. So what’s left? Well if these people protest at least they’re providing numbers and numbers can’t be ignored.

          • mentalman

            There’s little atmosphere now anyway and it doesn’t come across on the tv as it used to, so i don’t think an empty stand will make much difference to bt or sky.

            The biggest thing will be fans streaming the games instead of paying sky or bt to watch the game.

          • Cushty lad

            Yep. Even when we get beat I still smile to mesel knowing i’ve saved some beer tokens thanks to the faithful firestick!

          • Viru leckworth

            Many prem clubs have large areas of empty seating, commentators never mention this.

          • Cockneytrev

            A full stand totally empty would make them take notice,, especially if the crowd is outside,,,,

          • Viru leckworth

            True, and it would be a magnificent gesture but we all know it would never happen. Unless, of course, people were to picket the turnstiles… but even then there would be counter protests.

          • BigHairyDog

            I very much doubt atmosphere even comes into it, they dub out a lot of the songs when we’re on anyway. When was the last time we were on that you heard any anti-Ashley songs?

          • BigHairyDog

            If it wasn’t for the people going to games boosting the numbers at the protest it would be a damp squid, all those who “boycott” sitting behind their keyboards spouting how much the hate Ashley but won’t get of their arses are just as bad. So you don’t go to matches, but someone else will and take your place…TELL ME HOW THAT WORKS THEN?

          • Geordiegiants

            That’s great you don’t go, but the point I’m making is, they are going to protests about Jabba, be it Northumberland street or outside the ground and online trying to give bad publicity to his empire, but they are decked out in all his gear going and spending money in his business’s that they are protesting against?????!!
            WTF man???????
            An empty stadium for a few games or however long, would 100% force his hand!
            There is absolutely 💯 % no doubt about it.
            At the minute everyone is divided, he loves that. The people that go have no answers what’s so ever none, I haven’t heard one single suggestion that would work apart from not giving him money.
            So why don’t they come up with some sort of solution or go with what others suggest, because sitting like they have been for another 11 years isn’t worth thinking about.

          • panther

            I dont respect the hipocritical, gutless collaborators, these are the kind of people who grassed their neighbours to the Nazis

    • Geordiegiants

      Decked out in all his gear!!!

    • BanJones

      I paid £770 hard earned cash for my season ticket in early Summer firmly in the belief that fatty would back Rafa to a minimal extent – which he didn’t. I go to the protest then I go and cheer the lads on. If there was an organised boycott I would watch it on the telly. I am fckd if I am going to leave my one seat empty as a “protest” to keep people on here happy.

      • Viru leckworth

        Fair comment. I have said all along you can’t expect fans who have paid hard earned money to give up their match day. But why oh why do the spend money in his shops and in the stadium snack bars?

        • BanJones

          I buy my sambas on the internet now so everytime they pinch my feet I hate fatty a little bit more.

        • Jonas

          Totally understand because of the Rafa factor this time but when he goes all hope goes and i trust people wont be fooled again. A drop in season ticket sales may even negate the need for a boycott of matches, he may see the writing on the wall and cop out as its revenue he’ll have to replace, which will kill him, unfortunately not literally.

      • panther

        where have you been? hes never ever backed him

        • BanJones

          Fair comment – almost. He had never had a world class manager after the lesson of relegation before, I thought the billionaire would have learned that a reasonable investment of letting Raffa spend the incoming would protect his £125m for being in the Premier League, hey my crystal ball didn’t work but I still support the lads and demo against FCB, I hope that’s oK with you.

          • panther

            But he didn’t having a manager like Rafa was his excuse not to spend, even the fat mong knows a tactician is worth 10 points

          • BanJones

            Agreed but it was still common sense to spend which he didn’t so we are left with Fatty in charge Rafa with no money and me with a season ticket. I hope we win today. I am off to the protest now, as soon as I hear the team.

          • panther

            Off to the protest then off to your seat, ok, never speak to me again

          • BanJones

            Is that you flouncing off?

          • panther

            and Im taking my ball home

          • BanJones

            Ha ha – i wish they’d forgotten the ball yesterday, it was grim.

    • kingfisher

      If it wasn’t so serious, it would be laughable Kenny.

  • Leicester Mag

    In the US Kaepernick took the knee at 2:45 we take the steps. Addict shouts at drug dealer then lights a joint.

  • Allan

    No let up in the targetting of anything that has ASHLEY’s grubby hands on or in it.Hit online sales of everything that he has shares in.
    Pile it ON , Pile it ON , Pile it ON

  • panther

    we need to find out every single business Ashley has his pudgy little mits in, and start hitting those

  • Tenerifetoon

    How about a compromise. All protest outside the ground. Go inside and support the team. In the 80th minute sing for the team and then do a mass walkout all together whilst singing about how poor sports direct are.