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Newcastle Supporters Plan Walkout During Cardiff Game

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Newcastle fans are planning a walkout during Saturday's game against Cardiff in protest over the club's management.

It is set to take place in the 69th minute and comes after the worst losing run since 1986-87 that has seen them slip from European contention to a possible finish outside the top 10.

'It's the lack of ambition that has driven fans to think there must be some symbolic way to protest,' said fans group spokesman Mark Jensen.

'It's a club that's falling apart.'
According to the statement issued by protest organisers Newcastle United Supporters Trust, the 69th minute has been chosen as a reminder of the last time the Magpies won a major trophy - the 1969 Fairs Cup, now better known as the Europa League.

NUST board member Jensen said owner Mike Ashley was only interested in the club as a business.

'He had no previous attachment to Newcastle,' said Jensen.

'Any money he put in has been as an investment that he hopes to get much more out of at the end. If Newcastle were run with ambition, then we can all be winners - Ashley and the fans.'