Police in Newcastle have today said they are well prepared for a series of demonstrations against Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley this coming Saturday.
Mike Ashley – Newcastle Public Enemy Number 1 right now
Various fan groups are planning protests both in the city center and at St James’ Park itself for the match against Hull City on Saturday.
A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said that police levels would be adjusted according to intelligence reports they have been monitoring.
“Safety of the public remains top of our agenda at all football matches throughout the season.”
“The forthcoming game on Saturday is no different and policing levels will always be adjusted according to any intelligence.”
“We are aware that there is the potential for protest on Saturday and we will facilitate lawful and peaceful protest.”
The BBC is reporting The Toon Ultras group is organizing a protest outside the main entrance of St. James’ Park one hour before KO at 2:00 pm, and The Talk of The Tyne fanzine is planning a march from Tilley’s Bar, Westgate Road, to the ground from 1500 BST.
If the fans’ organizations want to contact us we can publish where the demonstrations will take place, and the only thing we would add is that they be carried out peacefully, and then full force of the demonstrations will be apparent.
When you look back at where we were at the end of August as a team, yes we were short of players, but the team was starting to play some great football again, and the team was becoming popular again for that.
And to think all that has now been spoiled by the idiocy of people in charge at the club.
So sad to see good times go bad.