Is Newcastle United simply beyond salvage? Is it time to give up on whatever it is Mike Ashley presides over on Barrack Road and go our own way? Is it time to leave Newcastle United to Sports Direct, Wonga, the TV deals and the NUFC.Direct merchandising? Let Ashley have his pointless zombie club!
Have you had enough of the team never really even trying in the FA Cup and the patter of Lee Charnley and the dead-eyed, spirit-crushing corporate defeatism he trots out on behalf of his boss?
But do you still want to support a club that identifiably has something of our Geordie identity, that is completely of Newcastle and connected into the communities that once identified with the football club formerly known as Newcastle United?
Do you want to support a club which respects its traditions, its community, its support and represents what we value? A club which has integrity and which is something better than anything we have ever known before in terms of its morality? More than a club?
Would you be prepared to fall behind a non-league club, a new club which contains all of the vital ingredients you love about Newcastle United? A club which has all of the identity of the club you fell in love with and none of the stuff that conflicts us? A club that wants to be the best it can be, which is honest and with integrity? A club that is owned by the people who click through the turnstiles.
This might be, as disaffected fans of Manchester United have shown with the creation of FC United of Manchester that has to start from the bottom and grow. A club beyond the glamour and facilities of the Premiership. It could be a completely new club or it could be an existing club, content to join in a new supporters project, to come on a new journey.
Is this realistic? Is it desirable? Is it a pipe-dream? Are things not that bad?
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