The various fan groups and social media activists who have agitated for a boycott of this coming Sunday’s home game v Arsenal have set out a plan of action to draw attention to the lamentable way in which Newcastle United is run, matters having come to an end following the departure of world-class elite coach Rafa Benitez and his replacement with the uninspiring Steve Bruce.

At 1pm those wishing to join with the protests should meet at 1pm outside S****s D****t on Northumberland Street.

There will then be a march from Northumberland Street to the S****s D****t shop at St James’ Park under the Gallowgate End (it describes itself as the NUFC Official Store but it isn’t, its a S****s D****t outlet as is the online operation NUFCDirect). There will be a further protest outside that shop.

It is not known which route the march will take but a reasonable guess would be up Blackett St and onto Gallowgate.

There will also be a boat up the Tyne carrying a further protest against Ashley.

The club is currently 10,000+ season tickets down on last season. The pre-season friendly v St Etienne last Saturday gone was 5,000 down on last summer’s fixture at the same time.

The Magpie Group will doubtless provide more information of any further plans following their meeting at the Tyneside Irish Centre tonight.

4806 members of the Newcastle United Supporters Trust have been surveyed and it was found 84% were in favour of the Arsenal boycott. A further 67% within the sample who identified themselves as current season ticket holders voted to support the Arsenal boycott.

Wor Flags (previously Gallowgate Flags) have stood down all of their displays until further notice.

TRUE FAITH has decided not to do a pre-match sale of the new issue (TF 145) of the fanzine outside of the match on Sunday. You can get it online however – just click here 

There have been accounts of supporters who have cancelled Direct Tickets paying for season tickets, still having tickets posted to them. Desperate or Dumb or both?