The question we asked Newcastle fans on Sunday was: Are you supporting protests at West Ham and Wolves matches against Mike Ashley?
The results are now in and you can see them below but this is how we presented the situation…
‘Coordinated protests have been organised by The Magpie Group against the club’s owner.
So we just wanted to gauge what level of support there is out there.
In six days time, Newcastle fans are being asked to delay taking their seats at the West Ham match.
Supporters asked to either not enter St James Park until the 11th minute of the match, or wait on the concourses inside the stadium until the 11th minute of the game before heading to their seats.
The 11th minute representing 11 years (and counting) of Mike Ashley’s miserable reign.
Then two weeks today, Newcastle take on Wolves at St James Park, with fans being asked to support a total boycott of the 90 minutes.
The idea to send a message, in front of the Sky Sports cameras and worldwide TV audience, saying enough is enough and Mike Ashley needs to sell up, or else otherwise look forward to many more empty seats if he continues to refuse to sell the club at a realistic market price.’
Are you supporting protests at West Ham and Wolves matches against Mike Ashley? The results:
44% Yes both of them
39% No neither one
10% Only the boycott of Wolves game
7% Only the delayed 11th minute walk in at West Ham match
So taking those figures overall, of the Newcastle fans voting 54% have indicated they will be supporting the boycott of the Wolves match and 51% the 11th minute walk-in at the West Ham one.
Obviously you get some Newcastle fans frustrated that everyone doesn’t see things exactly the same way and that anybody not taking part in the protests is letting the side down BUT reality is that if indeed the Wolves match sees 20,000+ seats empty, it will send out a massive message to Mike Ashley.
Plus of course, just because 46% say they won’t be boycotting DOES NOT mean they support Mike Ashley, simply that for whatever reason they don’t want to take part, whether that is because they think a duty to support the team/Rafa or whatever.