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Newcastle United fans occupy St James Park in a protest against Mike Ashley
Magpies fans are planning on remaining in the ground after their final home game.

NEWCASTLE UNITED FANS will stage a sit-in protest following their final game of the season when they take on West Ham United at St James’ Park as they continue to try and force owner Mike Ashley out of the club.

Northumbria police will allow the protest and the AshleyOut.com group page has called on supporters to continue to occupy the ground following the game in spite of whatever the result is.

The website posted: “Bring your flags, bring your banners and most importantly bring your voices”.

“Together we will make it clear that enough is enough and demand that the man ultimately responsible for the club’s demise into mediocrity, Mike Ashley himself, puts the club up for sale with immediate effect.

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur - St James' Park PA Wire / Press Association Images Newcastle fans are being urged to bring banners and flags in protest. PA Wire / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

Newcastle could be relegated this weekend if they fail to beat West Ham and Hull claim victory over Manchester United, with Sunderland needing just one point from their final two games to stay up also.

On 19 April thousands of Newcastle supporters staged a boycott of the clubs game at home to Tottenham Hotspur. The Magpies have claimed just one point from a possible 30 available in the time that caretaker manager John Carver has been in charge of the team.

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Newcastle fans are most annoyed about the apparent lack of ambition shown by Mike Ashley in his role as club owner. There was no money spent by the club in the January transfer window while he has regularly let stars such as Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba and Andy Carroll leave the club when significant bids have came in.

The Tyneside club revealed profits of almost £19 million for the 13/14 season. Last month chairman of the Newcastle United Supporters’ Trust said: “None of the profit is being reflected on the pitch. The club went nearly 18 months without signing a full-time professional player on a permanent deal.

“Fans want to see money invested in the playing staff. Before the Arsenal match we only had 13 fully fit first-team players- the squad is extremely thin on the ground.

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