A popular poll has gone up on social media following Saturday’s win over Bournemouth, asking NUFC fans if they will boycott next month’s home game with Wolves – with 49% voting YES, 35% saying NO and 16% ‘Undecided’ after over 4,000 votes.
Of course, with any poll of this nature it is important to consider a few factors: Not all match day fans are on twitter, not everyone who says they will boycott will and anyone following the ‘If Rafa Goes We Go’ movement are more likely to vote to protest at this stage.
That all being said, it is still a substantial poll and the idea of half of the stadium empty live on Sky would send a very powerful and clear message to owner Mike Ashley; we are sick of his tenure and the protests aren’t going away, regardless of results on the field.
Here’s the results of @IfRafaGoesWeGo’s poll over the weekend – gaining a big response from NUFC fans with over 4,000 votes:
4 weeks today #NUFC.
Will you #BoycottWolves?
— If Rafa Goes We Go (@IfRafaGoesWeGo) November 11, 2018
Another important aspect to all this is that the atmosphere at SJP has improved massively in the last two games and this has played a big role in us finally starting to deliver on the pitch. Wolves are playing well but it still represents a winnable game if we are at our best; presenting the big question on this issue – as fans, do we harm one result for the greater good?
We need Ashley out and something has to be done, even it means Newcastle suffering in a one off match. Newcastle have incredibly loyal fans and our fan base being so reluctant to miss a game is a big strength of ours but on this occasion, it feels like a necessary evil.
11 years of mismanagement has to stop. As much as we want him to stay, we will be here after Rafa leaves and when Ashley finally sells – anything we can do to speed up the process of getting Ashley out, has to be worth a go.