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From The Socialist newspaper, 19 September 2018

Hundreds of Newcastle United fans attend Mike Ashley Out meeting

Newcastle United fans discuss ousting boss Mike Ashley, 5.9.18, photo by Ryan Holmes

Newcastle United fans discuss ousting boss Mike Ashley, 5.9.18, photo by Ryan Holmes   (Click to enlarge)

Hundreds of Newcastle United football fans attended a public meeting hosted by the Magpie group (a coalition of Newcastle fan groups, individuals and supporters) in Newcastle on 5 September to discuss the way forward in the continued Mike Ashley Out campaign.

The mood in the meeting was positive, with a wide range of strategies being discussed.

In the short term the group agreed to send representatives to the Sports Direct national shareholders annual general meeting on 12 September as well as to hold continued protests outside the Sports Direct club shop at St James' Park.

Longer term the group reaffirmed its support for the Football Supporters' Federation position of fan ownership as the desirable model for the future of football, as well as to continue and intensify the pressure on Mike Ashley.

Local Socialist Party members will continue to offer any support we can to football fans and workers battling against big business in football.

Ryan Holmes, Newcastle Socialist Party and Newcastle United season ticket holder

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