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Newcastle morning news: Gomis chances enhanced and protest march planned

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A number of supporters groups have reportedly joined forces to force owner Mike Ashley out of the club.

The group, calling themselves Time for Change, are expected to hold a march before the home game against Liverpool on the October 19th.

There was a meeting held last week attended by various fan groups in order to find out the opinion among Newcastle fans, there was a unanimous decision that something had to be done.

There was talk of boycotting their Capital One Cup tie against Leeds United at the end of the month but Graeme Cansdale, who chaired the meeting said these plans had been put on the back burner:

'If you call on boycotts and take it upon yourself to speak for all fans, you will get lambasted for it. One of the strong messages from the meeting was a boycott was not a popular tactic at the moment.'

In other news Alan Pardew has stated that the chance to play at the World Cup has revitalised Shola Ameobi. The striker made his debut for Nigeria over the international weekend, he appeared as a late substitute in a 2-0 win over Malawi on Saturday.

Ameobi found himself on the fringes of the Newcastle squad but with the lack of activity in the transfer market he has found himself as an important part of the squad.

Newcastle target Bafetimbi Gomis has expressed his desire to decline a contract extension and leave Lyon on a free when his contract runs out in June 2014

There was a deal in place to bring Gomis to St James' Park last month but the transfer collapsed due to wage demands, so these comments will keep Newcastle alerted to a potential deal. 

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