Extreme protest idea put to NUFC fans – & 62% of 8,500 voters say they’ll do it..Would you?

Anti-Ashley group @IfRafaGoesWeGo have asked if Newcastle fans would take part in a pitch invasion – and 62% of 8,568 voters have said ‘YES’ they would.

When this could occur is unclear, but our next match against Manchester City is just days before the transfer window closes, with no sign of any transfers in – AGAIN.

Many fans have reached breaking point after nearly 12 years of misery on the field: Two relegations, our transfer record still from 2005, not progressing past the FOURTH round of the FA Cup, another relegation battle this season, constant lies – the list goes on!

A pitch invasion is a more controversial idea but Ashley clearly doesn’t listen to the fans, so more radical ideas do have to be considered:

It is worth noting that these polls, despite large numbers, can often be misleading for a number of reasons. Firstly, people may vote one way but act differently – especially with pitch invasions where things like stadium bans may be dished out from the club. Also by nature, if you follow an anti-Ashley page you are more likely to say yes – there is a far bigger pool of fans who perhaps don’t follow Twitter pages but have a season ticket.

Protests are quite a personal thing – I don’t think you can criticise anyone’s right either way. Some fans will never boycott as the games represent so much more than the game, meeting friends, spending time with family or lifelong attendance of homes games and so on. However, we all know we need change and you also can’t criticise some fans for being proactive and trying to drive change.

What are your thoughts, what is the best form of protest? Is a pitch invasion too far – or the only way to get through to Ashley?

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About Simon Riddlesden

Lifelong Newcastle United fan and East Stand season ticket holder. Observations from a supporter who has followed NUFC during Champions League participation and through relegation, taking me from Milan to Scunthorpe.

11 thoughts on “Extreme protest idea put to NUFC fans – & 62% of 8,500 voters say they’ll do it..Would you?

  1. Lets not do anything keep smiling and going to games as this makes Mike Ashley, Bishop, Wise, Rio Ferdinand happy. Please toon fans grow some but Ashley knows you won’t and what will it take

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  2. yeah and only about 8 of that 8000 will actually have a season ticket and only 2 of those 8 would actually have the bottle.

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  3. Time to make a stand Ashley and his London mafia are just taking the piss out of us we sit here watching sky sports news waiting and hoping he’ll make a couple of signings and a decent striker so that Rondon can feed off but it doesn’t happen and won’t happen till the fat ******* gets out of our club and take Charnley & co with him.

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  4. Never been a fan of disrupting the team by throwing things on the pitch or god forbid a pitch invasion during a match but if the ‘sit in’ was a pitch invasion that happened after the full time whistle has blown at the end of a televised game so the cameras could broadcast it that would certainly send a message. Imagine thousands of fans just sitting on the pitch with not enough stewards or police to remove them…

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  5. What a stupid idea………..
    Why not punch a few police horses too and give the national media a field day of how stupid we Geordies really are..

    If you want to show togetherness, choose a game, preferably one on TV and don’t attend, or protest outside for the whole of the first half, then come in half time and then really make some protest noise inside the stadium live on TV….

    Only thing that hurts Ashley is if you hit his baby (Sports Direct) and with negative press around all his banners and ads he will deffo act…Everything else just makes him laugh.

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  6. Ashley is not a Cockney…This is an insult to people who are from the East End of London.
    In fact he isn’t even from London. This is like calling someone from Leeds a Geordie!
    He is actually from Burnham in Buckinghamshire, which is Home Counties.
    He currently lives in Northampton

    So “You fat STINGY Bas::::, get out of our club” is more appropriate.

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  7. I suggest you look at a map, mate. It’s only 10 miles by car from Burnham to the outskirts of Greater London.

    Cockney is used by all of the country as a colloquialism for London and surrounds, as I’m sure you are aware. He certainly fits the bill of a FCB…

    BillyTheFish:
    Ashley is not a Cockney…This is an insult to people who are from the East End of London.
    In fact he isn’t even from London. This is like calling someone from Leeds a Geordie!
    He is actually from Burnham in Buckinghamshire, which is Home Counties.
    He currently lives in Northampton

    So “You fat STINGY Bas::::, get out of our club” is more appropriate.

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  8. Billythefish yes that’s really going to work protest outside for the first half thousands of people and what will the police do emmm disperse the crowd!!!! Also making noise in the ground your saying ‘you fat stingy bst&5’ may even get a smile from him and a wave to you.

    Drastic measures call for drastic means and if a pitch invasion does happen lets hope its a peaceful sit down protest in the centre circle and as Ive said all along why don’t we not have Magpie group distinctive scarves and tops say yellow and green and donate some of the cash raised to the homeless/food bank?

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