Newcastle Fans Plan Peaceful Protests Against Ashley


The march that is being planned for Saturday as a protest against Mike Ashley, from the Central Station to St. James’ Park, may not now take place.

Newcastle fans want peaceful protests

Some of our fans, and avid readers of this web site, who were trying to put together the march, have talked to the Newcastle police this morning, and have been advised of other safer ways to protest against the club’s Board.

Obviously protests should remain within the confines of the law, and the police are somewhat concerned that such a march on Saturday would be difficult to control, with a packed city center, and of course it just takes one or two supporters to mess up a peaceful march.

So right now that specific protest march may not happen.

But a simple way to protest, which would also get some publicity in the Sunday papers the next day, is that those supporters at the game on Saturday support the lads 100% during the game, and we should be able to get the win against Hull City, which is still very important.

Whatever happens with the Ashley ownership at the club, we still need to do the very best we can to get into Europe next season, and every league point counts, even when the club is in disarray, as we seem to be right now.

But we’re sure the Newcastle fans will give the players and stand-in coaches Richard Money and Chris Hughton, all the support they need, and have asked for, in their very difficult task of picking up the pieces after Kevin’s resignation.

After the game those fans who want to peacefully protest can gather in the St. James Park car park, and show their non-support of Newcastle owner Mike Ashley and the Board, in a peaceful demonstration.

There’s nothing illegal in this, as long as the fans are peaceful and behave themselves – with the goal being to let Mike Ashley and company know, the fans are not with him, because of his actions over the last week or so, where he went against the wishes of Newcastle fans, Newcastle players and the Newcastle City Council.

The police have stated this morning they would prefer an organized protest like this, rather than having people disrupting the Newcastle’s City Center, when it will be packed full, and that is understandable.

To have the protest at the club, seems also to make a lot of sense.

As the week goes on we’ll let you know what the fan groups have further organized, but we think that something simple for Saturday, will have the greatest impact, and of course it will not be the first time fans have peacefully protested to the Newcastle Board after a game.

But let’s keep it all civil and within the law, then we can really make a big difference, otherwise it will not succeed.

Comments welcome.



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344 comments so far

  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #1

    FOR GODS SAKE NO! .. A MARCH … THAT WILL LEARN HIM … MARCHING COS WE ARE MARCHING

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  • arctoa

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Shame, I was going to take photographs. S’pose I’ll have to get myself up to the stadium now.

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  • Toon4Life

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #3

    What an utter load of bollox.

    From Boycot to March to a quiet little disagreement after the match in the car park.

    We look like a right bunch of idiots

    Well I for one will NOT be going.

    Looks like we’ve played right into Cashley’s and the Southern press’s hands.

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  • whitepoint

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #4

    The website called The Spoiler is now officially taking the mickey out of the so called fans revolution.

    All the previous kneejerk reaction especially on sites like this has backfired and made us look ridiculous

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  • Lee Coxon

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #5

    I personally think the players should stay out at the final whistle and give us a round of applause or lap of honour or somthing for king kev 🙂

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  • ObaFan2

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #6

    100% behind the team w/e.

    0% behind Ashley and his cronies.

    Protest outside SJP.

    Is the carpark @ SJP making money for Ashley or the City council?

    If the car park is making money for Ashley boycott it aswell.

    Keep united and boycott everything but the team/squad.

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #7

    It is a shambles and reflects the shakey un-substantiated claims of wrong-doing by MA …. We shud be marching against Keegan AND MA failure to work their issues out … 2 wealthy men who basically couldnt get on so the slightly less wealthy man decided he cudnt be bothered .. good ridance .. NEXT

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #8

    Lee … dont you think several of the players are almight p issed off with Keegan for leaving mid-season .. cant imagin Collicini very impressed that Keegan went cos he didnt get his own way

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #9

    Obafan you have to appalaud your continued efforts but you are deffo one who hasnt thought about the reason for your actions .. sos to be blunt like but you divent knah what ye are on aboot

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  • shearer9

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #10

    TOONPIPES

    I think the players may be a little bit more p.issed with Ashley/Wise if the stories that they were all put up for sale are anything to go by.

    The players aren’t daft, they all watch the telly and read papers and use the internet like the rest of us.

    They’ll know what’s gone on.

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #11

    Gan on Obafan boycott the car parks – hit him where it hurts …. knack him .. gan on 20p per car .. gan on get stuck in lad ..

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  • 51times

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #12

    Ashley’s second rate propaganda seems to have done the trick then…I would do anything for an Ambani buyout.

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  • Punk Skunk

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #13

    Lol!.. 😀

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  • toooooonfan

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #14

    GUYS I HAVE A FEW BASEBALL BATS AND SHOVELS IF YOU WANT TO CAUSE A RIOT AND SMASH UP ASHLEYS BOX MEET ME OUTSIDE THE CLUB SHOP HALF AN HOUR BEFORE THE MATCH

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  • steve

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #15

    I’m with toon4life
    This is a complete joke which is exactly what Ashley and the southern press will think we are
    Ashley and co are obviously banking on us turning up and supporting the team, if thats what we do it just proves that the press are right, we are just a bunch of northern whingers who like to be taken of mugs.

    I had a fair idea this would happen, reminds me of the “march/boycott” that was going to happen after Robson got sacked.

    We slagged off Sheppard in the ground but he obviously didnt give a toss and hung around for years

    Shouting outside teh ground after the match will receive very little attention in the national press and Ashley and co won’t even be there so there’s hardly any point!

    Oh well I’m off to sports direct to stock up on toon tops and other stuff so I can line Ashleys pockets some more

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  • Lee Coxon

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #16

    you know i used to enjoy this blog but too many kids on these days, bye ppl

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  • Punk Skunk

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #17

    Aye 51 times, let’s have ya’ Anil!..

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  • KK FOREVER

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #18

    U LOT HAVE GONE FROM YEAH WONT DO THIS WONT DO THAT TO WELL GET BEHIND THE TEAM DONT BOYCOT .THERE WUDNT BE A NEWCSTLE WITH OUT KK COMEING ALL THEM YEARS AGO.AND NOW U DOING JUST WOT ASHLEY DID AND STABBING KK IN THE BACK LESS THAN A WEEK AND U FORGOT ABOUT HIM U MUPPETS

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  • AlexW

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #19

    right heres what i think, after the game everyone storm the pitch??? a mean it would be funny and cuase havoc

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  • Spyro

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #20

    lol @ TOONPIPES

    “I personally think the players should stay out at the final whistle and give us a round of applause or lap of honour or somthing for king kev :)”

    Maybe they would if they actually cared about KK, i doubt the majority of them do tbh.

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  • ObaFan2

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #21

    Toonpipes, I have stated over the last week + my feelings on this matter and the reasons I continue my protests, I AM NOT ALONE and we’ll see a united backlash to Ashley and his cronies on Saturday.

    “sos to be blunt like but you divent knah what ye are on aboot”
    You do not know me, you obviously haven’t read my posts on this blog over time and I must say you are very offensively ignorant.

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  • Spyro

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #22

    lol @ TOONPIPES

    Lee Coxen

    “I personally think the players should stay out at the final whistle and give us a round of applause or lap of honour or somthing for king kev :)”

    Maybe they would if they actually cared about KK, i doubt the majority of them do tbh.

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #23

    SHEARER 9 ……. Mate .. every player has a price – that is why we were able to buy Collicini …. he loved the club, the fans loved him, the manager loved him .. but he was sold – cos he has a price. … any manager worth having knows it and understands it – he might not like it, but he understands it .. without the money men, the footballers and managers wouldnt get 4 million a year .. you are mad if you dont see that + sadly Keegan didnt get it until too late he had signed and then he quit .. no room for sentimentality anymore in football .. remember who it is that drives the clubs to spend more and more and feed the gravy train = THE FANS – yee and me …. dont remember fans complaining when MA the billionaire was coming ..

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  • ken

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #24

    Boycott its the only way ashley will get it !!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lc8qfQehNg

    Ashley out

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  • geordiejayne

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #25

    I do think that there will be a lot of backlash against Ashley this weekend. We have to remember that there are only a few hundred if that write on here, but there are more much more than 52,000 fans of NUFC.

    I think this is a disgrace, if you don’t make a stand that is totally up to you, but I for ONE will be, and that is up to me

    ASHLEY OUT

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  • geordiejayne

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #26

    Toonpipes the fans did not complain when Ashley was coming and we certainly did not when he was drinking with us and promising us all sorts.

    ASHLEY BROKE PROMISE AND TOLD LIES _ FACT

    ASHLEY OUT

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #27

    Obafan i have read your blogs for the last 2 weeks .. you have just been on about how you were there when the sky sports cameras were there having a go at them for SENSATIONALISING the toon story – YOU ARE THE MOST SENSATIONALIST FAN ON HERE … YOU WANT TO BOYCOTT THE CAR PARKS YOU BLOODY TYRANT .. like i said have to applaud your efforts but ye are off your heeeead

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  • Macca

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #28

    Suppose this is the view of an American after all…

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  • geordiejayne

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #29

    Toonpipes

    Obafan is totally entitled to do and say what he wants just like you think you are.

    He has stuck to what he believes in and not backed down or changed his mind so let him have his opinion, you have had yours

    ASHLEY OUT

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #30

    Gerodiejayne .. you are with Obafan i have read your comments n’all .. mad as a box of frogs … Not sure what promises you are reffering to .. however, suspect they are related to transfers and what not … pet, times have changed since XMAS .. the economy is foooked .. cash is not available to finance business transactions .. so, sadly perhaps the transfers we hoped didnt happen but that cos MA is sensible and inst prepared to spunk cash if it doesnt make sense … i know you wont agree but that is why themoney has not been spent …. by the way i am still WELL chuffed with the signings we made – we are not very attractive club to come to yet we still signed 2 argentinian internationals .. i would sayt that is f ucking amazing

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  • ryunufc

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #31

    the ‘all players are up for sale’ story is as bullshit as ‘the keegan want henry, beckham ronaldinho’, i dont get it how some people pick and chose what they read on the papers and internet

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  • Ganiyu

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #32

    Any negative things done will disturb d players morale according 2 my fm

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  • hitman

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #33

    we will have to join the toon ultras at sjp now.

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  • thefuturesbrightthefuturesblackandwhite

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #34

    what a load of nonsense. ^^^^^ i’m not impressed with the way things have been done, but at no stage have i switched from boycotting. i was always going to game. i will show my displeasure inside the ground. my choice, some of us do have a mind of our own. rather than following the sheep. chav city last week was the embarrassment to true newcastle fans. to stand waving behind a reporter to your mates while on your moblile grinning your head off really showed how bothered they were in reality. 5 mins of fame and all that. the silence coming out of the club since sundays joke statement is dreadful but why haven’t we seen keegan make a comment to the fans during this time either. lets be fair you cant slag one off for being silent and praise the other. legal reasons no doubt. the TEAM comes first for me. i hope we win and win well but i won’t be purchasing anything other than the sason ticket i have already paid for. Anyone else think saturday will play into the press’ hands and fans turn on each other. ie bevvied up fans boycotting attempting to stop fans whose democratic right it is to go into ground . oh how sky and the southern press will love to see fighting amongst ourselves. i hope i’m way off the mark but it is my concern. each to their own, i personally don’t think either way is necessarily right OR wrong.

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  • Lost prophet

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #35

    Smash things up! Storm the pitch! What are you 12? Yeah that will show the press how REALLY mature we are! Go and support your team. Show people we are LOYAL to Newcastle United and not the wankers that run it.Sing and hurl abuse at the board.Give the gutter press nothing negative to write about.

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  • TOONPIPES

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #36

    Hitman .. gan on – lets get behind the team .. TOOOOOONAARRRMMMMMMYYYYYYYYYYYY

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  • geordiejayne

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #37

    Ganiyu – you are more than entitled to support the players, go to the match quietly and say nothing oooops sorry you can’t.

    Have you ever been to Newcastle let alone st james’

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  • IanG

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #38

    Unless people stay away from the match itself nothng, and I mean nothing will change. The only thing that will be reported in the press is how fickle the supporters are or how they couldn’t wean themselves off the drug that is a match day fix.

    The team need our support alright and it has nowt to do with being at the match cheering them on as if its business as usual.

    The march should go ahead – so it’s a bit inconvenient for the police but it is our right in a democracy.

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  • KK FOREVER

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #39

    ryunufc is rite u lot beleve wot u want only

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  • hitman

    Sep 10, 2008 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #40

    ive always been behind the team pipes,but not ashley,ashley had his chance yet again today,but had nothing to say to us fans.

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