Newcastle morning news: Pardew defends transfers as fans plan revolt

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Newcastle United fans groups met last night to discuss ways they can protest against the current Mike Ashley regime.

There has been a lot of unrest among the fanbase since the transfer window closing without any significant reinforcements being brought in and the club having a poor start to the season. 

Newcastle did get their first win last weekend after a late Hatem Ben Arfa strike finally ended nearly three games of goalless football. 

The meeting, held last night between various fan groups, was used to gage opinion amongst the fan base and to see what they can do to change the club's ownership.

Marches on match days and even a boycott of games have been rumoured if things do not change. Though a boycott has been discussed it can be seen as a last resort if things don't change.

Since the arrival of Joe Kinnear as Director of Football by Mike Ashley there has been a feeling that all is not well at the club and that manager Alan Pardew has not been backed in the transfer leading to questions about his future at the club.

Despite this unrest, Pardew released a statement defending his side's transfer activity and reassured the fans that they were entering the season in a 'positive, optimistic frame of mind'.

They were the only Premier League side who did not make a permanent signing. 

Pardew said he was happy with his squad after doing the majority of their business in January when the brought in five new players including, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Mathiey Debuchy.

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