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The Magpie Group Wednesday night meeting – The key outcomes on what to do about Mike Ashley

3 years ago

The first public open meeting hosted by The Magpie Group was held on Wednesday night.

Hundreds of fans meeting up in Newcastle City centre to hear from the fans involved in setting up the group, exactly what the aims are, and maybe most importantly, what the wider fanbase can do to help.

Those behind the #IfRafaGoesWeGo initiative are part of The Magpie Group and they have summed up the key points to come out of the meeting.

Remember, this is just the start of the campaign, Mike Ashley is clearly not going to give up control of the club easily.

There is no one dramatic thing or magic answer that those involved with The Magpie Group, or anybody else, can come up with.

Ashley is now in his 12th year of holding Newcastle United back and ensuring it has no chance of fulfilling its potential whilst he is in charge.

No doubt some tough times ahead but we have to see the back of him.

IfRafaGoesWeGo overview of last night’s Magpie Group meeting:

As the meeting draws to a close the Chair summarises what happens next.

Focus on Sports Direct and Ashley’s other business interests. Disruptive action.

Maintain pressure online and social media. Positive use of facts to change narrative and disruptive action.

Need more people involved. Everybody needs to spread the word.

Need to impact on Sports Direct AGM

Action at the Arsenal match. We WILL be protesting outside Sports Direct (‘Newcastle United club shop’) at SJP. We need to do this.

The Magpie Group will listen to everyone and take ALL views on board.

Get in touch on email, on social media and in person.

If we unite we will get Ashley out of OUR club.

Newcastle. United. Will never be defeated.

The Mag – Wednesday 5 September 2018:

Wednesday night sees an open meeting organised by The Magpie Group, a collection of fans who have come together under this one banner.

It is a public meeting open to all (incl Under 18s) and is taking place at Newcastle Labour Club (11 Leazes Park Road, NE1 4PF) just along and down from the Gallowgate End.

Protests are ongoing against Mike Ashley and tonight is billed as an opportunity to ‘Discuss the current ownership of Newcastle United‘, with the meeting kicking off at 7pm.

The Chronicle report that Greg Tomlinson from The Magpie Group will outline the group’s aims and how they hope to achieve them.

With then Kevin Miles (Football Supporters Federation Chief Executive) the guest speaker.

An open discussion will follow, with fans able to ask questions and put forward ideas on how to take the campaign forward.

In advance of the meeting, Newcastle fans are invited to suggest questions and discussion points by using the #TMGRafa hashtag on Twitter.


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