Are Toon Fans Pushing This Too Far?

Last updated : 08 October 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
The Mirror: Mike Ashley is facing a fresh wave of fan protests after being accused of not selling Newcastle quickly enough.

A Nigerian consortium has collapsed after failing to get a top boss to head their bid - with Kevin Keegan, Paul Ince and Frank Rijkaard all refusing to get involved.

Geordie fans plan to write to the club's sponsors, advertisers and corporate box owners, asking for the money men to withdraw their relationship with an Ashleyowned Newcastle.

A nusc spokesman said: "What is clear is that Mike Ashley is not acting quickly enough to end his disastrous relationship with our club."

I think Ashley is as keen to sell his ownership of Newcastle United just as much as the Toon fans want to see him go.

But the financial climate is hardly helping.

Trying to get sponsors to snub NUFC is hardly going to help the club ... now is it?