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A time to be united in Newcastle

3 years ago
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Much has been written about the current state of affairs Newcastle United has found itself in – but let’s take a moment of pause and ask ourselves.

What’s new?

Haven’t we been here before?

It’s a feeling of deja vu that all fans know well.

More like a nightmare that we keep being subjected to.

What have we learnt from past situations and how do we move on?

Previous times have seen similar events unfolding. These need no reintroduction but they all led to one thing. Distrust. Substandard managers being brought in. Poor league performances leading to relegation. And now our world class manager leaves and another purported takeover is on the cards.

But what has not changed is our unwavering support. Attending games equals supporting a regime which is not going to change. St James Park average attendances are still over 51,000, near capacity.

Also, what has not changed is the purchase of merchandise via official stores. This also contributes to revenue for the current Ashley regime.

It’s time we all took a stand. It’s time for us all to be united. Stop attending games. Stop buying merchandise.

Most importantly, realise that by supporting our club we are indirectly supporting the Ashley regime. He has never been one to back down in his terms. Rafa is gone and so have others before him, players included…and many more I am sure will walk out the doors either physically or mentally.

However, the cash register keeps on ringing due to us fans clamouring to support the team. Our team.

It’s time to change and unite. We have never had a full season boycott. This is the time. As doing the same things again and again and expecting different results is insanity. It’s time we united and learnt.

It’s time that like Rafa and other mangers before and players who have left and have yet to leave, we too should walk out the door and never return until Mike Ashley has gone.

It’s time to set a new kind of record. The lowest attendances in a season.

Only if a takeover is successful and a new regime is in charge should we walk back in.

Fortiter Defendit Triumphans

United we stand.

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