Toon For Change release new statement after Newcastle 2-1 Southampton – “There’s no way back”

*Toon For Change (@ToonForChange) statement following Newcastle 2-1 Southampton*

Yesterday’s attendance of 42,303 represents the lowest attendance at St James’ Park for a Premier League match since November 2010.

This follows the Brighton match earlier in the season which had set an eight-year low attendance for a game in the league.

Despite the upturn in fortunes over the last two months for Bruce and the lads, who are unbeaten at St James’ in the Premier League since August, it’s clear that the thousands of fans who decided to take a stand against Mike Ashley in the summer, by vowing to no longer attend home matches are staying true to their word.

This should send a message to the club’s hierarchy that fans who felt they had no choice but to walk away from St James’ and sacrifice watching the team that they love to prove a point, will simply not be won over by good run of form.

For us, the issue of nine-year low attendances isn’t about the players, it isn’t about Steve Bruce – it’s a result of one man, Mike Ashley.

As far as the club under Ashley is concerned, the damage has been done and for many, there’s no way back. The only way to remedy the situation is for Ashley to sell our club to a party that has the ambition to make Newcastle United a dominant force in English football once again.

About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

3 thoughts on “Toon For Change release new statement after Newcastle 2-1 Southampton – “There’s no way back”

  1. Sorry but you lose all credibility when 51,000 turn up for Man U, and 50,000 turn up for Man City, 48,000 for Arsenal.

    It appears to us fans as if you are saying “boyccott boycott boycott”, then “oh hang on we’re playing a decent team next week, I’m not going to miss that!”

    Another inconsistency is that it was Rafa leaving that triggered your action.
    The facts are pretty straight forward and you can’t deny them. Rafa, Perez and Rondon left, all things you cried about at the time, yet thet team is doing better with Bruce in charge, and the players we had last season are contributing more.

    Yeah yeah yeah, you’re going to say wait until the end of the season, or Rafa did well second half, but at this moment in time we cannot compare what hasn’t happened yet, and the fact that you cherry pick Rafa’s highlights again shows that he wasn’t the star that everyone claimed.

    A message for Olly – by aligning yourself with TMG and such like, which you obviously are, you are taking money out of your own pocket mate.

    that we had 2 appalling seasons under Rafa, and that Steve Bruce is doing better than Rafa did would suggest that Rafa wasn’t the huge loss some of you are claiming.

    As for your comment about it not being about the team or Steve Bruce – that’s exactly what it is about for many of us.

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  2. Brrrian:
    Sorry but you lose all credibility when 51,000 turn up for Man U, and 50,000 turn up for Man City, 48,000 for Arsenal.

    It appears to us fans as if you are saying “boyccott boycott boycott”, then “oh hang on we’re playinga decent team next week, I’m not going to miss that!”

    Another inconsistency is that it was Rafa leaving that triggered your action.
    The facts are pretty straight forward and you can’t deny them. Rafa, Perez and Rondon left, all things you cried about at the time, yet thet team is doing better with Bruce in charge, and the players we had last season are contributing more.

    Yeah yeah yeah, you’re going to say wait until the end of the season, or Rafa did well second half, but at this moment in time we cannot compare what hasn’t happened yet, and the fact that you cherry pick Rafa’s highlights again shows that he wasn’t the star that everyone claimed.

    A message for Olly – by aligning yourself with TMG and such like, which you obviously are, you are taking money out of your own pocket mate.

    that we had 2 appalling seasons under Rafa, and that Steve Bruce is doing better than Rafa did would suggest that Rafa wasn’t the huge loss some of you are claiming.

    As for your comment about it not being about the team or Steve Bruce – that’s exactly what it is about for many of us.

    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with giving protest groups a voice when, at the end of the day, their aim is to get Mike Ashley out of the club.

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