Newcastle Police Well Prepared For Saturday Demonstrations

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.

She said:

“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.

42 comments so far


    Sep 11, 2008 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #1


    -Protest outside milburn reception
    -Boycott of all club merchandise, drinks, food, programmes etc
    -Supports the players 100%
    -Stay in the stadium after the game to protest against ashley. Dont Leave

  • AO

    Sep 11, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #2

    I dont think there will be any trouble. The majority of proper fans have calmed down now. Lets get behind Ashley and the team!

  • ende

    Sep 11, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #3

    That’s an idea, actually. What about a lock-in? Everybody lock themselves into their seats, refuse to leave the park, keep up a lot of Keegan chants, etc


    Sep 11, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #4

    Lads If we are “UNITED” in agreement that Ashley and the board must go!! Why on earth is there a mere 5500 signatures to the petition!
    considering we usually have a full ground of 52K


  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Sep 11, 2008 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #5

    Im all for the protests but anyone here who is taking part dont do anything stupid like get arrested etc Ashley isnt worth it. Good Luck Lads.

  • hitman

    Sep 11, 2008 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #6

    ashley better be as well

  • ObaFan2

    Sep 11, 2008 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #7

    A peaceful protest by those that want… if the police were not aware of the unrest then they’d not be doing their job tbh.

    All the fans want is to unite and let the owner know what we feel, no violence just voices from the people who have supported their club for many a year.

  • cause I got the girth

    Sep 11, 2008 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #8

    i think we should have some sort of child’s themed party while the game is going on to match the mental capacity of some of our fans, a big Mr Whimpy to punch, chocolate crispy cakes, pineapple cheese and pickled onion sticks, pease pudding sarnies which no one ever eats apart from ya mental nan, those white skull heads with red stuff in the middle, streamers ahh the list is endless!! And of course, some sort of clown dressed as Keegan to make balloon animals and maybe the odd phallus shape! Wont it just be magical!


    Sep 11, 2008 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #9

    found this on the mad site!!
    “Keegan’s plane”


  • Ian

    Sep 11, 2008 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #10

    Keep it cheerful no trouble.

    you are quite right ed, it is sad.


    Sep 11, 2008 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #11


    An aircraft named after Kevin Keegan is to have its nose cone painted black after his abrupt departure from Newcastle United.

    The plane, part of low cost airline Flybe’s fleet, was dedicated to the former Magpies boss in July.

    But the company said it believed Keegan had been treated “very badly” by the club over player movements.

    The move is a mirror to the celebratory gold nose cone on the plane used by Britain’s medal-winning Olympic team.

    The newly-decorated plane will make its first scheduled flight on 14 September.

    Flybe’s Tyneside-born chief commercial officer Mike Rutter said: “We honoured Kevin because he was a great player and a great manager at Newcastle.

    “He has been treated very badly by the club, and like many supporters, we wanted to show our support for him.”

    The Bombardier Q400 aircraft, which has the registration KKEV, will have a weekend paint job, before going into service between Newcastle and Gatwick.

    Mr Rutter added: “We got the idea from the British Olympic team that came home from Beijing in a plane with a gold painted nose cone.

    “That was a celebration – this is the opposite.”

    Keegan left Newcastle United earlier this month amid a row over player transfers.

  • cause I got the girth

    Sep 11, 2008 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #12

    The time warp?? Greece mega mix??? Maybe a bit of I owe you nothing by Bros, that should get us in the party mood at half time!

  • KevinHann

    Sep 11, 2008 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #13

    Hello, dear friends!

    A few might remember my rare, but sophisticated posts on his blog concerning our beloved Newcastle United. Which makes me a little uneasy about what I am going to ask. Though with the knowledge that we already share a passion, I might as well light some enthusiasm with this project.

    A few of us here, in Bulgaria, decided to start a research of massive proportions. The basic idea is to create a method for universal club research, based on various groups of criteria such as finances, history, fan-base, etc. This method will therefore be used for various tasks, including thorough compare between two clubs, the way different club policies function in different environment and so on. The possibilities are unlimited.

    Let me know if any of you believe they can be of assistance and have the desire and knowledge to do so!

    Thank you for the attention and may we defeat Hull with a sound result!


  • AO

    Sep 11, 2008 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #14

    Those fans planning on staging a dirty protest, can you do it at hulls ground and not against spurs at sjp.

  • steve

    Sep 11, 2008 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #15

    Don’t know what the police are bothered about.

    What started off as all the fans arging against the sacking and calling for a: boycott, march, lock-in etc has now died down to a few people in the car park after the game. No doubt it’ll be raining on Saturday and even that will be called off.

    Ashleys been proven right – fans are fickle and forget after a week or so, a friend of mine is good friends with Dennis Wise and he reckons he told him that the board aren’t bothered what the fans think now, he believed that once we get a new manager in and a couple of wins we would forget keegan!

    anyway looks like he was right

    shame on us indeed

  • AO

    Sep 11, 2008 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #16

    If it rains i doubt any fans will turn up to protest.

  • ObaFan2

    Sep 11, 2008 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #17

    lmao @ steve, a friend of a friend of Wise, says enough really.

  • coz i got the gurths cousin!!

    Sep 11, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #18


  • Rasko a.k.a Hadji

    Sep 11, 2008 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #19

    Ashley WILL sell,he can’t stand the fact that he is one of the most hated person in Newcastle.

  • JonasisGod

    Sep 11, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #20

    AO are you taking the piss, your comments are not welcome here atm TIT

  • magsie

    Sep 11, 2008 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #21

    Posted on here a few days ago the “who do we despise” song a lad on rivals just made up! Here`s another quickie, “old nots forest tune”
    We Hate Fat Mike Ashley, We Hate Lambias To And Wisey, We Hate Fat Mike Ashley, Lambias And Wisey To, Here Us Sing. Then repeat as often as you wish.

    Wisey Out!

  • magsie

    Sep 11, 2008 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #22

    Comment 4 : Possibly because not everyone has or bothers to muck about with the internet m8

  • keeeguuurn

    Sep 11, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #23

    Rasko a.k.a Hadji — he won’t care how we feel about him …. obviously.

    He is just interested in making a tidy profit from us and making a killing if and when he does sell… when we have forgotten everything.


    Sep 11, 2008 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #24

    @ Cause i got girth .. thats the best post in a while mate .. i agree! .. belter

  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 11, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #25

    Cos I got the Girth – that sounds beltin – mebs u should try and start a petition for it or get some t-shirts printed up

  • Michael12

    Sep 11, 2008 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #26

    This is ridiculous. You are provoking them Ed by placing a picture of a defiant looking Ashley rather the the more humble, friendly looking Ashley.

    It is irresponsible of you to author such an article knowing the feelings of rancor among the populace.

    Mob mentality once protests start are irresistibly going to go sour and thus, violent.

    As an author of a widely read mouth piece and someone as well educated as you, you should know better; or perhaps you do and these provocations are deliberate.

    I can only condemn the protests, they will do no good but may harm Ashley but we too will be seared by the flame of our own vengeance.

    I am not an Ashley fan and do wish he would spend more but he took all the risk in buying Newcastle to lead us. I do not see anyone of these so called fans going into such a financial commitment and having to make such tough decisions.

    The masses do not know what is good for them and should let Mike Ashley lead. It is his club and he has the right to put in place whatever set up he sees fit for the good of the club.


    Sep 11, 2008 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #27

    Michael12 .. that is an excellent post.

  • MikeAshley

    Sep 11, 2008 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #28

    Why don’t you lot stop whinging and go and buy the new strip from Sports Direct.

    I’ll run this club how I like and you’ll still turn up
    As for the supposed boycott and/or march – I really don’t believe this will happen and the fact that I won’t even be in the country means I don’t actually care how loud you chant.

    Either shut up or put up as we say down south

  • laurent32

    Sep 11, 2008 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #29

    SACK THE BOARD!! although i agree with some of the stuff you have said michael and i feel mike ashley has done a few good things for the club getting it more financially stable etc and sorting out the youth system. i am still utterly disgusted at how kevin keegan was treated and will be protesting before the hull game on sat.

  • Michael12

    Sep 11, 2008 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #30

    Many thanks Toonpipes.

    What completely baffles me is that the fans think they have a right to tell a man how to run his business, who he should hire and fire.

    He has only been in charge for a year, ploughed huge sums of money into the club and has set a direction for the club.

    He has not committed a crime. All he had was a disagreement with Keegan in how the club should be structured.

    There is no law in the land that has been broken.

    If you wish to help Newcastle, go to the game, support your team, and the money you are proposing to use to pay for protest shirts with who knows what emblazoned on them, use that money to support your team, so we are financially better, and are able to use our position to get the players we want in the future.

    The league is not going to wait for Newcastle united.

    This tension is also making it harder to attract managers.

    Keegan is gone, get over it! Life goes on.

  • skin d

    Sep 11, 2008 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #31


  • GeordieDeb

    Sep 11, 2008 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #32

    Michael 12
    ‘The masses do not know what is good for them and should let Mike Ashley lead. It is his club and he has the right to put in place whatever set up he sees fit for the good of the club’

    The problem is he is running a business – so needs to ensure that the business meets his customers requirements. At the moment I would argue he is treating his customers with a complete lack of respect – no communication, rudderless ship, no clear vision on if we are just to become a feeder club for the big 4 etc with his strategy of buying young unknown talent, developing them and selling them on at a vast profit similar to what we did in the 80’s with local talent Gazza, Waddler etc or are we likely to develop talent, keep them and challenge for honours etc yet he expects his customers to endure a 10% price hike, promising all sorts and then produces mayhem. If he was anysort of hot shot business man he would not appoint people with no experience of running a business like this and staying out of the way when it all went pear shaped. Shame on you Ashley

  • skin d

    Sep 11, 2008 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #33

    please ed no more pictures of jabba ashley on this blog

  • Ian

    Sep 11, 2008 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #34

    Steve, you are right, there will be no protest to speak of the fans will turn up buy a little less stuff and within three weeks it will be all forgotten.

    You are right and Ashley is right, it is embarrassing.

    One guy even said to me, we have supported through worse than this as if he is proud of it!!

    turn up pay your money and shout Ashley out Keegan in to an empty seat, wow what an impact.

  • happy toon

    Sep 11, 2008 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #35

    kk left us at the end of the day….he didn’t care about us enough to stay at least till there was a replacement…what does that say? ur still my hero kk

  • Losing the love of Premierleague

    Sep 11, 2008 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #36

    MICHAEL 12 mate, please leave. You are not a true football supporter, you are a business supporter by the sounds of it. Football is about passion and pride, neither of which you are demonstrating from your previous posts- “Keegan is gone, get over it! Life goes on.” No, life doesnt necessarily go on because for some passionate supporters, football is a large part of their lives, ie mine. So stop being patronising and become a true footy supporter. Since when do u know how to run a football club anyway!

  • Losing the love of Premierleague

    Sep 11, 2008 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #37

    Well said geordiedeb!

  • GraemeR

    Sep 11, 2008 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #38

    The fact remains – if your in the ground you have paid some money to the club – which like it or not is money to MA.
    I feel sorry for those of you who have invested in a season ticket, but the only way to hit MA and get the message across is to stay away.

    I am sure the players dont give a stuff about Newcastle and some will even now of told their agent to get a move next window.

    An empty ground is a more powerful message than some screaming fans – who will no doubt be toned down by MOTD.

  • Brave New Toon

    Sep 11, 2008 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #39

    jst been reading some articles,suggesting that dennis wise is widening his net searching for a new manager… so that would include vinnie jones, justin fashanu? for fs sake!!! who the Fuc is dennis wise to be involved in choosing a new manager for nufc.. how did we end up in a position whee DENNIS WISE has so much power at our club?!
    He must laugh himself to sleep… sacked from swindon, terrible job at leeds, staring down the face of the dole que… then snapped up into a position of infinate power at the biggist club in england.!
    What a disgrace.,.. he’s nothinhg more than a cancer that needs cutting out…. the only way is to force him out.. I hope enough of us make a stand on saturday

  • Scary

    Sep 11, 2008 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #40

    With yiu GreameR
    I think they are giving out free scarves again – where is all this pro-MA stuff coming from, its very well organised all of a sudden and its bin hear all day pumping this crap out


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