While several fans have said ‘enough is enough’ and intend to boycott Arsenal, there’s still some who fully intend to attend our opening game of the season.
As a result, fellow NUFC fan group @IfRafaGoesWeGo have politely asked why those planning to turn up feel the need to attend after what has been an absolutely atrocious summer of neglect and incompetence so far.
Here’s what fans planning to attend had to say in response to the following tweet, with some of their reasons sparking huge controversy amongst NUFC supporters on Twitter:
“Won’t let the FCB stop me from going and watching my team I’ve supported for over 40 years ( season ticket for over 20). Income from season tickets is minimal these days compared to TV income.”
“A lot of people take their kids and can’t just stop going and deny them a match day, they aren’t remotely interested in all of the politics and just wanna see football”
“I’ll be there. Think Ashley has done wonders for the club. Kept us afloat. Could have done a Pompey or Leeds without him.”
“I will be there at the Arsenal game, I was there under the Mckeag regime, when thinks looked bleak. Like every NUFC fan I want Ashley out, so the club can move forward, however I simply cannot give up on my team my city. Had a season ticket for 28 years and I will continue to go”
“Been going 20 years, my mam has been going 54 years. She’s been at stockport away to see us lose on new year day and potentially be relegated to the old third division. Theres been bad times but we support the shirt. A toxic, empty stadium wont help the 11 on the pitch keep us up.”
“I’ll be there and don’t have to justify my reasons personal or not. I don’t like Ashley but support a team with a manager and 11 players.”
“My Dad is 66 and I am 31. My Dad has been going all his life and I’ve now had a season ticket 20 years. My Dad was born in Byker but we live in Leeds! It is our time together and our passion. I don’t know how many years it will continue so can’t let him stop our father/son time!”
“A boycott won’t change a man like Ashley. Not going will change the way I think and feel about my hometown club, like I’m letting the club down.”
I do find it quite incredible that some aren’t even willing to miss ONE GAME.
It’s not our decision. Every fan has a right to do what they like with their life and their money, however I must say that the ‘it won’t make a difference’ comments don’t sit too well with me.
After a summer this devastating, it’s quite unbelievable to see some knock a movement that is only trying to free Newcastle United of Mike Ashley and get OUR club back.
If people want to continue going then that’s their decision, but those people must also accept that going and lining his pockets will only help keep him at the club – meaning we will continue to suffer both on AND off the pitch as a result.
Whether you turn up or not, we need to unite as a fanbase and all do our bit to strip him of money – be it via ticket sales, buying our new home shirt or your spending in ANY of his high street stores.