New statement – ‘Toon For Change’ send message to Mike Ashley as NUFC hit 7-year low

*A statement from Joe Haliday, a spokesperson for the ‘Toon For Change’ supporter group (formerly Empty for Ashley), after Saturday’s attendance was just 44,157 – the club’s lowest Premier League attendance for 7 years.*

Thousands of fans didn’t renew their season tickets ahead of the new season and Saturday’s attendance is further evidence that supporters are unwilling to continue filling Mike Ashley’s pockets.

“The lack of ambition shown by the current ownership is leading to fans turning their backs on a club that they once loved – it’s heartbreaking.

“Within our group – we sat down at the start of the season and asked ourselves why we should continue financially supporting Ashley’s Newcastle United, if he isn’t prepared to invest appropriately in the club’s squad and facilities.

“As you might have guessed, the conclusion we came to was that we shouldn’t.

“The numbers are clear.

“The attendance at the Arsenal match earlier this month was the lowest for an opening day Premier League match at St James since 2011.

“The attendance for Leicester in the cup was 5,000, or eighteen per cent down on the last EFL Cup second round match at St James’.

“Today’s attendance was the lowest attendance at St James’ Park since December 2012, when we were at one of our lowest points under Pardew having lost four games in a row.

“Despite last week’s fantastic result at Tottenham, the feeling around the club is rock bottom and we’re only three games into a new season.

“We’re becoming a zombie club – and that’s down to one man, Mike Ashley.”

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4 thoughts on “New statement – ‘Toon For Change’ send message to Mike Ashley as NUFC hit 7-year low

  1. not many Watford fans came, but you didn’t write that and the pictures you show are of the away end. Good to see 44,000 loyal supporters at st james park, we didn’t miss the ones who stayed away, and no moaners there, so please stay away we didn’t miss you, go and moan about something else.

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  2. ‘Toon For Change’ send message to Mike Ashley as NUFC hit 7-year low.

    When you say they sent Ashley a message, where did they send it to? Was it to Ashley himself? His Office maybe? His house?

    Or is this just another “open letter” that was dumped on the internet with absolutely no hope of it ever getting in front of Ashley?

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  3. You didn’t miss them because you are one of 44000 who love our leader mister fatty and shop in his stores and promote his every endeavour

    Yet when things go wrong and mark my words they will you 44000 will soon turn you will start with the snide remarks then agree with everybody that the remaining fans are fools

    Fatty is here till he dies because the money from this league is too good to leave it supports all his other outlets and he knows that there will always be enough fools to come though the gates of Newcastle and keep things afloat

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  4. Get it right

    “The lack of ambition shown by the current ownership is leading to fans turning their backs on a club that they once loved – it’s heartbreaking.”

    We’re turning our backs on Ashley, no question in any feelings towards the Toon, he’s rippint the club apart, he’s a cancer

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