Magpie Group reveal new protest plan at SJP – but there’s several big issues with this idea..

With little happening on the takeover or transfer front, it’s been revealed by the Chronicle that The Magpie Group are planning a ‘sit in’ protest ahead of our home game with Man City at the end of the month.

While any attempt to unsettle Mike Ashley and force him out of our club will always have my support, this idea seems an ill-thought out idea to me.

A ‘sit-in’ following a night match set to end at 10pm in cold winter conditions seems ambitious – especially when so many people have to catch public transport home and have work the next day (with it being a midweek game).

A ‘sit in’ does mean that fans can watch the entire game (so no boycott which many are reluctant to do), with it also having no impact on the players, but there’s just too many factors that could see this protest. I understand that the game falls just before the January window shuts, but surely a protest after a 3pm game (Watford at home next weekend?) would work better.

I do admire them for giving it a go, but I think these protest ideas need to involve something that’s guaranteed to allow as many as people as possible to get on board.

If there’s only the odd few who participate then it does little to attract those who are reluctant to join in – not forgetting the fact it has so little impact on Mike Ashley as a result. 

Don’t get me wrong, I hate knocking these plans when they have nothing but the best for the club at heart, but I just struggle to see how this one will work next week in these circumstances.

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2 thoughts on “Magpie Group reveal new protest plan at SJP – but there’s several big issues with this idea..

  1. I have a 60 mile journey after the Game and up for work at 5 the next morning , something has to be done but this is badly thought out sorry..


  2. THe Magpies group really are a bunch of idiots.

    Their walk-in failed, they cancelled their boycott when they realised that if the response was on the same scale as the walk-in they’d look pretty silly, now a late night sit in? What are these people thinking?

    Let’s not forget it’s City. What happens if we’re 3 down with 10 minutes to go and the stands will empty as usual? All the Magpies Group will be half way home thinking “I’m sure I was supposed to be doing something……”

    One week they look weak with their poor attempt at democracy (what do you think is the best way to protest against Ashley? – yep, always a good move move to pass decisions on to the mob) then when they make unilateral decisions like this one they get it so wrong you have to worry which 7 year old is making them.

    I also don’t see how they can claim to support Rafa and the team while putting up anti – Ashley banners and chanting Anti-Ashley chants. How is this supposed to work? How can that not have a negative effect on the players on the park?

    Idiots hardly covers it.


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