Club Ambassador Concerned About Upcoming Boycott


Bob Moncur is Newcastle’s Ambassador, and he has talked to ChronicleLive this week and it’s good he has at least said something from the club’s point of view about the current situation, because we’ve heard precious little from anybody else – except of course from interim coach John Carver.

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Former Newcastle captain Bob Moncur

Here’s some of what Bob said – and he’s worried about the upcoming boycott at home games:

“I’ve heard talk this week about yet another planned boycott at our next home game. I have to say, in all my 50 years in football, boycotts just don’t work and at best just detract from the support of the team.”

“We’re in a difficult period and I believe the vast majority of our supporters will back the team and do their bit to help us through this.”

It is a bit worrying that there is an organized boycott at the home games, because we certainly cannot get any points away from home.

We’ve lost the last three games on the road by a cumulative score of 9-0, and next up is Liverpool at Anfield tomorrow night.

The boycott will make it that much more difficult to get home points, but such is the anger and frustration of Newcastle fans about the way the club is being run, there seems to be few other choices they have.

Maybe a demonstration after the game would be a better and less damaging form of protest – and then the  players may not be too adversely impacted by what’s going on.

In the past we have already heard from players that these types of demonstrations do affect them on the field.

Of course they do, because they are only  human, and they will be reading the national reports in the papers about the boycott.

It shows the sad situation Newcastle now find themselves in.

The problems originate at the top of the club with Mike Ashley, and his Sergeant at Arms Lee Charnley – who carries out his directives.

They haven’t worked in eight years and it really is a serious situation Newcastle find themselves in at the moment.

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66 comments so far

  • sing in the corner

    Apr 12, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #1

    Post from last thread..

    A lot of players took a lot of money out of the club over the years when we were challenging intermittently, while not running with the highest efficiency financially. Now I know they owe us nothing really but you would think people with a special affinity with the fans and what the club used to be would care enough to lend a hand, a word here and there given many of them have the mic

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  • John Tudor

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #2

    get off his payroll and tell the fans the truth
    he has gone right down in my estimations

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  • Trent Toon

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #3

    Sorry I think the only way to really show our disapproval is to boycott. Off course bob will say that, if he said anything else he would get the sack! The puppet show continues….

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  • sing in the corner

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #4

    Ed
    I disagree that a boycott will make it more difficult to pick up home points. The crowd is flat and dead most of the time now anyhow, and whats left of the team are looking incapable of doing their bit in stoking up the crowd with some good football

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  • stuart no9

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #5

    It dosnt matter if 82,000 turn up , we are still shyte . I dosnt matter . It has been proved big attendances dont work , not with Newcastle anyway , it might with a decent club .
    The time has come to try something different , it might work – it might not , we won’t know untill we try it . If my memory serves me well , didn’t we go on s bit of a run the last time we were naughty ???? So moncur , shut your face you don’t know what your talking about you sniffling little cretin .

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #6

    At the end of the day Pardew had to go, he was more than happy to keep Mashleys reign of destruction propped up until he couldn’t take anymore. If he was still here we would have still been hammered off of M City and turned over by the mackems, we would have been about six or seven points better off sitting in 12th with the rest of the country wondering what we are moaning about. Pardew leaving has well and truly exposed Mikey and his fraudulent sidekick Churnley for what they are, greedy deceitful parasites with no interest in the game of football. With Pardew gone we can now bring attention to the real cause of our problems as Carver simply doesn’t have the skills to give Mikeys circus the flimsy façade of respectability that had a nation thinking we were feeling sorry for ourselves.

    Ashley Out.

    HWTL

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  • clinath@ed

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #7

    Should be more concerned about WHY the fans feel the urge to boycott. Asking that question, would be a better use of his time.

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #8

    Maybe Bob would come down to the protests and as Club Ambassador “engage” with the fans and report back to Mikey.
    But that would just fall on deaf and dumb ears.
    Maybe if he bought JC with him that would give him a day out and get him out of the changing room while the tea lady ( reinstated on a zero hours contract ) gave the team an earful. ” one lump or two ” ? Wilco

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #9

    ED,
    FFS, what effect have 3K loyal travelling toon fans had on our pride less want away mercanaries, they need to be shown that all is not well at ‘t mill.

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #10

    “Then one of the 12, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, and said unto them, ‘What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you?’ And they covenanted with him for 30 pieces of silver.”

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  • John Tudor

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #11

    if carveup came he would be lynched

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #12

    Bob was very vocal on how bad the club was being run, then he took a job.

    Turncoat.

    Reading the carver thread, it looks nailed onto me that muppet has the job.

    The reason he doesn’t have the social life he used to is if he stood in bars now shouting how easy the NUFC job was he’d be lynched!

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  • stuart no9

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #13

    clinath …….. Good point mate .

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  • sing in the corner

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #14

    I feel a wistful anecdote or two from Carver coming on…
    Sir Bobby Robson came to me in a dream and said don’t worry John the real fans will come to the ground on Sunday…
    There is a whiff of desperation in the air, wheeling out Moncur is a disgrace.

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  • Slank

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #15

    Bob is right.

    A demonstration, especially one with only a few thousand, doesn’t have any impact on the owner.

    Some fans may boycott SD shops in and around Newcastle but SD presence in the local area is insignificant to the total number of outlets in the UK and the EU. Any loss of earnings in local shops would almost certainly not have any impact on the bottom line of SD.

    A demonstration may attract the attention of the media but to the rest of the football world it is just another demo at Newcastle with the same predictable result.

    If people want to demonstrate it is of course their right which I support but their aims and objectives will fail but I don’t know what is the alternative especially as there are quite a few Premiership clubs up for sale and have been for awhile but few, if any, buyers have come forward.

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  • reilly

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #16

    what a shame we have these club legends coming out and backing these muppets running the club.
    it would go along way to helping the boycott if they told it how it really was.

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #17

    If the boycott isn’t going to make any difference, why is the club sending out all it’s employees to tell the fans not to do it?

    If it wasn’t going to make a difference why attract more attention by acknowledging it in the first place?

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  • John Tudor

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #18

    it wont fail if it happens till he goes

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  • hibbit

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #19

    so slank what are you saying you want us just take what ever is put in front of us that any kind of protest is futile…… i don’t know were you live but its easy to see you havn’t been out and about in the city or you would know that the city wont do that and the fans are united for the first time in a long time were not all cowards a lot of us are not going to roll over for ashley to stand on ASHLEY OUT

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  • Mag52

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #20

    Jail.

    Why do you keep going on about ‘Pardew having to go’ ?
    Anyone in the real world out there, reading in their morning papers how Palace are setting the division alight with their attacking brand of football, will simply have even more reason to believe that Newcastle fans are bonkers.

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  • John Tudor

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #21

    we in the real world do not read papers
    lol

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  • sing in the corner

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #22

    There comes a point where you just have to do it, regardless of the consequences, for your own conscience. So you can live with yourself. Its sad that there are a lot of people who still don’t feel outraged enough with the degeneration of our club to make the owner register something. I have a mate who knows little about football, who came by a season ticket and renews each year. Its his day out with a couple of mates. To ‘ live like common people’..He acknowledges the football is awful etc etc, and all therest of the problems I put to him, but he has no plans to boycott this or any other game, having already paid for his ticket. And this is an intelligent fella.
    This type of match day supporter will shrug shoulders and still go. We’ll see how many are of this type at the weekend.

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  • Thump

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #24

    “Boycotts just don’t work”

    Nor does the current business plan.

    It makes a statement, Bob. And that’s the important thing.

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  • scout

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #25

    Former captain on the payroll, should be ashamed. No ambition of european football, not trying in cup games. The club is finished under MA.
    No one can have any argument otherwise.

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  • John Tudor

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #26

    it works for me

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  • Thump

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #27

    @Mag52: You do realise that, up until now, Carver’s current run of bad form is still twice as good as Pardew’s worst at Newcastle? Christ, even what he’s doing with Palace is on par with his best run here.

    Judge him next season when he has to build a squad, and then compare and contrast with what he did with us.

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  • Harley

    Apr 12, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #28

    Yes bob everyone should just turn up to the ground and sing their hearts out. Encouraging the team to a victory and ultimately safety so fat man can just continue his persicutiom of our club.
    That’s a good idea!!

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  • Reyantoon

    Apr 12, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #29

    Good to see some teams below us lost yesterday.Great opportunity ahead to capitalize on that but unfortunately we have tough game.If by some miracle get a win,we will be safe.Until then,we still are in danger considering how sh••t we are.

    Also good to know we still linked with french coaches.Most of them are tacticians and hard workers,that’s what I like about them.Hope one of them,esp Galtier, will come here & inspire z team.
    McLaren and Derby are struggling atm.
    That shows the guy is not consistent,w/h means if he comes here,expect same old stuff-languishing in mid table.So hope he stays where he is,unless you want another mid table mediocrity!!

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  • investinyouthtoon

    Apr 12, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #30

    Game next weekend is on TV, I just hope that the boycott has its desired effect and what an advertisement to the whole world that the fans are serious and enough is enough under the fatman, and that only a few thousand at most end up going. Though, I won’t hold my breath…

    I agree with an earlier post, that we need some ex players and managers to go public in their support against the regime, and get some momentum behind it. As the fatman is far too comfortable at the moment with his feet firmly under the table

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  • rowly

    Apr 12, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #31

    A boycott now will only serve to demotivate the players and risk our premier league survival. A real fan would not want his team to go down.

    The best time for a boycott will be for the remaining games once (if) we are mathematically safe.

    Even if this means we support the team all season and end up going down, Ashley will still be hit where it hurts and will either sell or change his approach for sure.

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  • Reyantoon

    Apr 12, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #32

    rowly-I said same thing few days ago.

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  • investinyouthtoon

    Apr 12, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #33

    The fans have been behind the team always, but for all this support we find ourselves still dicing with danger, and maybe relegation would not really be the worst thing that happened this season

    Considering we’ve been stuck on 30 off points for months and months now, we will always never be safe from relegation, especially with the fatman’s way of running the club, surviving relegation will now be the norm.

    A real fan would also not agree with the way the club is run, and therefore the real fan’s are all for this mass protest…

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  • Magpie Myles

    Apr 12, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #34

    Thump

    Pardew did bring a few of his players in January and he’s got them flying up the table! He was never aloud to buy his own players and it would have made a huge difference! Before anyone goes on about Pardew negative tactics as well, crystal palace are playing quick counter attacking football which is great to watch. Grass wasn’t so greener was it????

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  • nearly

    Apr 12, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #35

    INVESTINYOUTHTOON@32

    NO FOOTBALL FAN IN THE WORLD WOULD AGREE WITH THE WAY THE CLUB IS BEING RUN,BUT KEEP READING A REAL FOOTBALL FAN WOULDNT DO THIS, OR THAT HE WOULD DO THIS AND THAT WHATS THE BIG IDEA CAN YOU DEFINE WHAT A REAL FOOTBALL FAN IS .

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  • toon kk

    Apr 12, 2015 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #36

    Rowly
    I can’t see the boycott being supported by enough people to make a large visible difference in Sjp. But we can’t let this sit back and do nothing continue. Don’t say get behind the team, we have and they’re still a joke. There’s a tight regime at the club which is basically killing it for real fans. Ordinary supporters just want to watch a match, a win is a bonus.

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  • investinyouthtoon

    Apr 12, 2015 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #37

    Well, the fans were supporting the team thus far and look what mess we are in, both on and off the pitch. IMO, this seems the only action to take.

    Those fans that want to come out with the “support the team not the regime” rubbish, we’ve all seen how little that gets us so far… Then you’d all better accept scrapping with relegation every season, bar the odd exception and we may even end up a little higher.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Apr 12, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #38

    I think we are actually already safe. Just not mathematically. Looking at the remaining fixtures from the bottom 3 they got no chance of getting another 10 points.

    Now it’s just a matter of if we will finish 17th.

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  • toon kk

    Apr 12, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #39

    Thump
    MA makes the decisions at Newcastle from who is played, sold and brought in.
    l bet Pards doesn’t have to put up with that at a normal club like Palace.

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  • hibbit

    Apr 12, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #40

    not sure why so many on here who dont go to games and have had so much to say about fans who do go to games now think a boycott wont work or have an impact

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