English Premiership

Toon Army to boycott Spurs clash

2015-04-16 13:54
Mike Ashley (File)

London - Aggrieved at the club's lack of ambition and dismayed at the team tumbling down the league, Newcastle fans have had enough.

Supporters of the northeast team are planning to boycott Sunday's match against Tottenham at St. James' Park, with a fans' group expecting as many as 16 000 people to take part.

Newcastle has lost five straight league games to drop to 13th place and many fans have been critical of owner Mike Ashley's refusal to spend much money to strengthen the team.

It was revealed this week that the club made a profit of $27.9 millions in the last financial year and had more than $50.9 million of available funds.

"The idea of a boycott has been building for a long time and you can't blame the fans," said Mark Jensen, editor of Newcastle's fanzine.

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