For Newcastle fans to come together and say enough is enough, I’m asking, what does Mike Ashley have to do, or not do?
For god’s sake man, he’s even given us the two fingers quite literally to our faces!!
I have followed this club of OURS for over 50 years now but during the last hot summer of ours, I made a mammoth decision (in my life anyway! ) to boycott games both home and away, until this cheap and tatty soulless owner does one.
I, like a lot of fans, thought that in the autumn of 2017 this was really going to happen when Amanda Staveley made it clear that she wanted to buy the club and it also came to light that there were other potential buyers on the scene. Then we had that bad run of results and relegation threatened any sale going through. I decided then that I personally had to go to as many games as possible to help support the lads to achieve safety and then hopefully the sale of the club would go through.
Well, we ALL know now that Mike Ashley is not going anywhere and I doubt even if someone offered more than the asking price he would still refuse to sell because WE are worth so much more to him and his empire, than the 300 million or whatever the current price is that he is supposedly asking for the club.
Unless we do something we will have this parasite for the rest of our lifetimes and quite possibly our kids and grandkids will as well, if he decides to hand it down to his kids or whoever.
I think targeting Sports Direct is a very clever idea but we also have to attack on all fronts and that includes mass boycotts of home games. Not partial boycotts or a few thousand empty seats here and there. What would the watching world think if they saw live games from St James Park with a completely, or a very nearly, empty stadium week after week.
What would Ashley think of his main business being shown and associated with that to the entire world? He wouldn’t like it would he and I personally don’t think it wouldn’t take too many matches for him to call time and get the hell out as soon as he can.
Fellow fans of this great and truly wonderful club, that has broken our hearts many a time, but given back twenty fold in return, the choice is clearly OURS!!!
If you want to continue with this shambles of a regime who has done absolutely nothing for OUR club and the city as a whole, but who has continually taken and taken, and made countless meaningless promises which have all meant absolutely nothing.
If you all want to continue to support him and his retail empire then you continue to go to games ( I know you are going to support the lads but there’s a BIGGER picture here lads and lasses) but please don’t complain to the rest of us, when in 30 or 40 years we’re fighting off relegation yet again with a tinpot yes-man for a manager!
If we do nothing THAT is our future.