Recent events have shown that our owner and “provider”, Mike Ashley, appears to be very worried about a little known thing such as “player power”. The general gist of this is to show Ashley that his priorities are woefully wrong and that it is us, the fans, who truly hold the power.
It was the fans who kept singing despite being 0-4 down at home to Arsenal that gave the players that extra strength to kick it up a notch. It was the fans who showed up time and time again to matches in the Championship, giving us the third highest average attendance of the season in English Football and it was the fans who signaled to Mike Ashley after relegation to sell up – admittedly, there were no offers but the point remains that we got our message through to him.
The statement on the Facebook page reads as follows:
I’ve had enough, we’ve had enough. So what do we do now? Try something new:
1. Watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5RtnXcQ_lw&NR=1
2. Get to the match 15 minutes before kick off
3. When the announcer reads the teams out we turn our backs on Ashley
4. Pogo up and down singing ‘We want Ashley out’
5. The ref blows the whistle we turn around and support the team
6. The ref blows the whistle for halftime we turn our backs on Ashley and start again
This’ll look great on the TV particularly when they cut to Ashleys devasted dafty moy. If you’re in the Milburn stand you’re lucky you get to turn round and see Ashley crawl under his rock. Like and share with your pals if you want to try something new, this is just one first step out of many.
I wouldn’t worry about nicking it off Man City, they filthed it off Lech Poznan in Poland ;)
LETS STAND TOGETHER. UNITED FOR NEWCASTLE.
“But Thump! We can do this anyway and we don’t even have to turn around and jump!”
Of course you can! The desired effect is simply to turn our backs to Ashley and during what many see to be the most important part of the game – the team sheets. If you’re fortunate enough to be sitting in the East Stand, missing the team sheets is a minor issue as the PA system is awful over there so Poznan your heart out!
We are the fans and we do hold the power. We have new players in the squad who are going to need our support – more so now than ever. Personally I think this is one of the very few ways of doing things that will not be too damaging on the new lads.
Like the Facebook page if you agree with this – let’s show Ashley that we are the heart and soul of the club. Let’s remind him that it’s our club, and it’s a great club – let the Gallowgate shake.