The Magpie Group have urged Newcastle fans to ‘keep the pressure on’ Mike Ashley – with them having ‘no reason to believe’ claims today that the NUFC owner has reduced his asking price to £300m.
The group have led recent protests outside St James’ Park and Northumberland Street’s Sports Direct and, although some fans feel today’s ‘news’ indicates that Ashley may have finally buckled, The Magpie Group have insisted that we must continue to tighten the screw.
Here’a what they’ve said on Twitter today after the Shields Gazette’s story claiming that Ashley has now reduced his asking price to around £300m to secure a quick sale.
We hope Ashley is considering accepting a realistic price for the club but at this stage have no reason to believe these stories given his previous attempts to "sell" the club. Keep the pressure on.#AshleyOut #UnitedAgainstAshley
— The Magpie Group (@TheMagpieGroup_) September 18, 2018
The same message has been sent out by fellow NUFC group ‘If Rafa Goes We Go“, suggesting that today’s news is nothing we haven’t seen before by Ashley, inviting fans to put even more pressure on to build on the protests so far:
“Ashley is prepared to lower his asking price for Newcastle United – as fans step up their protests against him”.
Been here before?
— If Rafa Goes We Go (@IfRafaGoesWeGo) September 18, 2018