NUFC fans asked for new ideas on how we can get rid of Mike Ashley – Here’s the responses

With the Magpie Group and ‘If Rafa Goes We Go’ emerging in the last few months in a bid to create change at Newcastle, we’ve seen a new wave of protests and anti-Ashley campaigns – but there’s a feeling that more will need to be done to get Mike to sell up for good.

There’s been several protests outside the Sports Direct on Northumberland Street, the emergence of Sports Re-direct and there was several protesting outside the St James’ Park club shop on Saturday, however the pressure needs to be intensified if Ashley’s ever going to pack his bags.

As a result, fans have been tasked to come up with new ideas.

Here are some of the responses to the following questions posed by fan account @NUFC360:

“Full boycotts of televised games, with protests outside. The lack of fans in the stadium would be a big statement, and would probably also effect Sky coverage of our games, hitting Ashley in the pocket.”

“Novel, new protests. Cover up the sportsdirect signs with black and white covers at the start of a game.”

“Stop going. It is the simplest, most obvious thing to try that we’ve never, collectively, done together. Make it a televised game, max exposure, and fill the Toon pubs with fans. Make the CITY the stadium, and leave the SD Arena empty.”

“Sit in after the games??”

“Stop spending money at all SJP bars, gambling outlets, food outlets, club stores. Go to match as ST already paid for but stop bloody lining his pockets. It’s a city centre ground, plenty of alternatives.”

“1) Continue online protests at his brands. 2) Continue protest on match day (home/away). 3) Anti SD clashes during games. 4)Mass protest outside SJP during the next live Sky game. Anti Sports Direct flags on the protest. Empty stadium would mean cameras go outside and see protest.”

“Banners inside the stadium home and away.”

“Stop going to games but then the team ultimately pay the price… catch 22 situation!”

Some decent ideas here, but a mass boycott of games is what’s going to hit Ashley most.

The question is, will people stop going? I’m not so sure..

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

8 thoughts on “NUFC fans asked for new ideas on how we can get rid of Mike Ashley – Here’s the responses

  1. Let’s start targeting rugby, magic weekend, rugby finals and internationals. 2000 geordies protecting outside Gallogate where they have there pre match carnival won’t go down well. This will put off such yearly events retunine annually. This would annoy Ashley.

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  2. Mitchelson:
    Let’s start targeting rugby, magic weekend, rugby finals and internationals. 2000 geordies protecting outside Gallogate where they have there pre match carnival won’t go down well. This will put off such yearly events retunine annually. This would annoy Ashley.

    Good point.

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  3. Protests in the city, outside the ground and inside, outside his own home wherever he lives and anywhere he leaves his trail. Get celebrities involved like Shearer, Keegan and boycott the televised games. This is a start which needs to build momentum, the risk being the affect it might have on the players but a risk fans I reckon are willing to take.

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  4. KennySamsung:
    Protests in the city, outside the ground and inside, outside his own home wherever he lives and anywhere he leaves his trail. Get celebrities involved like Shearer, Keeganand boycott the televised games. This is a start which needs to build momentum, the risk being the affect it might have on the players but a risk fans I reckon are willing to take.

    Spot on with this but I cant see people who have already paid hard cash for season tickets being too willing to waste their money by not going but a half empty stadium will look very bad on the TV..

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  5. What about having a chant at Ashley at the 11th minute of every NUFC match from now on for the whole minute . More Reporters coverage and live talk about the situation with Ashley.

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