It’s back on, dog sitter sorted. The Sports Redirect flag is heading back to Dublin for another appearance and another opportunity for anyone wanting to join in protesting outside one of Ashley’s Sports Direct stores.

If you want to show your support and are in the area, get yourself along to the Sports (Re)Direct store on Earl Street in Dublin between 4pm and 5pm tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon.

Saturday’s attendance wasn’t high in numbers attending but it did the job. Also of course, the weather was dreadful, but my main concern was security at Manchester airport and potentially Ryanair playing funny and refusing to take it on the flight as hand luggage.

Now that those concerns have gone and someone has offered to take care of Scooby Doo, my mad boxer, it’s all go again. With no winds cancelling any Dublin bound flights like Friday I am confident we can get a few people together.

My usual traveling colleague for Ireland matches (they are home to Wales on Tuesday 7.45pm), Mick from Doncaster – an Everton fan, doing his little bit as well. Hopefully we can spread the word which will entail Sports Direct security in Earl Street having to send anther email to HQ informing them of toon fans outside again.

I know a few people missed out, as I respect not everyone has a twitter account, but this may be a strange opportunity for any Welsh Newcastle fans in Dublin for Tuesday’s nations league game to boost numbers.

Obviously strange things happen at football and no stranger then bumping into five Geordies (Jarra and South Shields) on my way to Saturday’s game. They had nipped out of a building they were working on and were having a smoke with their toon shirts on when I bumped into them. They were duly encouraged to come along Tuesday but work commitments came first they said.

Lastly, I have to say the encouragement I have received has been outstanding regarding taking the banner across the sea and it’s all appreciated.

Let’s do our bit. I know it’s a difficult time during the week but if you are in Dublin this Tuesday and either support the toon, or disagree with the way Mike Ashley runs his business empire, then you’re welcome along to join us.

It may be only handful of people but Mr Ashley, we are not going away.

See you outside Sports Direct on Earl Street North, Dublin, just off O’Connell Street – 4pm-5pm Tuesday afternoon.

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  • John

    Ashley has turned nufc into a pound shop football club like his pound shop clothing shops.

    • BanJones

      After you have agreed £1 the assett stripper will follow up with a call saying 50p.

  • Cockneytrev

    Well done Dave,, 👏👏👏👏,, keep it up
    ASHLEY OUT!!!!

  • Ashley-out

    Die, fatso

  • Themoscow72

    You could not make this up. First Jezza admitting he used to go to watch Sunderland. Next Jonathan Drape admitting he had a season ticket for West Ham went to watch Celtic matches instead of Newcastle and wants Sunderland to get promoted. Now a protest in a City which sends plane loads of supporters to Sunderland and Celtic matches. Are Roy and Nial going to help hold the banner if not get some anti Newcastle fans to help you as there will be loads in Dublin that is for sure. That banner brings nothing but shame on the City of Newcastle and Newcastle United Football Club a disgrace.

    • Davey drape

      The shame is on you Monk

    • Big Hairy Man

      The sh*te Direct adverts which blight SJP and the tacky advert on the stadium roof brings shame on the city.

    • Wor Lass

      ” … a City which sends plane loads of supporters to Sunderland …. matches. Really? Tiger Moths or Swordfishes, maybe …

      • Themoscow72

        Quote from Guardian Sunday 6th May 2007.” The substantial number of Sunderland jersey’s filing through Dublin’s x ray machine a week ago suggested interest is booming. There is talk of hundreds if not thousands following the 2007-8 season. Outside the Stadium of Light the Tricolour was much in evidence as were Dublin, Cork and Limerick accents.” So yes a great place to protest. Next weeks protests are no doubt going to be in South Hylton. Coming soon training camps for protesters in Pennywell and Castletown.

        • Ron

          6th May 2007! Topical stuff on The Mag today.

          4th May 1974 “Lower Bootle Bugle” – substantial number of red jersey’s heading to Wembley many swimming from Dublin because Guiness was on offer and they spent their air fare.

          No offense intended to any Irish toon supporters that may also have swam the Irish sea! (Magpie1974??)

          • Magpie1974

            I was only seven years old then and watched the disaster unfold on TV :'(
            No offense taken.

          • Ron

            I’m relieved I didn’t offend – I couldn’t that loon was quoting something from 2007 to bolster a non-existent argument!

        • Wor Lass

          Quinn as manager followed by Keane? There will have been interest in Ireland, I suppose. Is Sunlun known as a Catholic club? I know there are some bi-partisan hotbeds south of the river but i`ve never really thought too much about it. All that God-bothering and bigotry`s more than I can stand. Anyway, a double decker Tiger Moth should just about do it now.

        • Wor Lass

          Reading the Guardian these days, Monk?

          • Ron

            He’s a very slow reader, only up to 2007, there must be papers piled up in every room that he hasn’t read yet!

    • Magpie1974

      A a long time (since 1974), Irish Newcastle United supporter, I have to say you are far wide of the mark if you think Ireland is full of Sunderland supporters.
      Back when Quinn was chairman it became fashionable for a certain type of wealthy, well connected Irish sports fan to follow the Mackems. The type who is just as likely to be seen at Cheltenham roaring on Irish winners or watching the Irish or Leinster rugby teams because they happen to be good.
      Around my town I regularly see Newcastle tops or car stickers, but almost never see any Sunderland supporters.
      I have to admit we Newcastle fans are a small minority compared to the likes of Liverpool, Celtic or Man United but Sunderland are far less popular among real football fans.
      An SD shop recently opened in my town and I have never been in it and never will be until Ashley is gone from Newcastle United.
      Good luck with the protest today.

  • Carverlier football

    Good work Dave 👏👏👏 Clarko might take exception to you calling a boxer Scooby Doo mind…

    • MadMag83

      Clarko takes exception to everything, it’s his schizophrenia.

      • Leazes.

        He’s not schizophrenic, he’s a right wing sociopath, lacking in understanding and empathy with little intelligence and he’s called Kevin.

        Egging him on only encourages his belief in his own importance and he’ll be happy to troll you or anyone willing to keep feeding his craving for the attention he seeks.

        • MadMag83

          I try to ignore him, he’s an annoying moron. Nobody could be that stupid without trying!

        • Wezza

          Do you think this monkseaton/themoscow username is the father Brian Lee? Sounds delusional and senile and has a sore spot for Jezza.

  • Leazes.

    Boycott Wolves!

  • Realist

    These people need to go and get jobs.

    • MadMag83

      In a SD shop by any chance Mike?

  • Mxpx

    Anyone in Dublin not in a pub with traditional music being played has my sympathy as you’re in an amazing place but you’d rather stand on the street generating publicity for Mike Ashley and if you’re not smart enough to realise thats what you’re doing and how much you’re missing out on Dublin there’s no helping you