Gallowgate Flags put on yet another powerful display before yesterday’s game against Liverpool and Rafa Benitez has thanked those involved for their ‘fantastic’ support, claiming the Toon Army are crucial in giving the team that ‘extra 5%’ each week.
The fan-led movement ‘Gallowgate Flags’ put on one of their biggest displays yet in the moments before kick off against Liverpool yesterday, and incase your Spanish isn’t too good, here’s what the Spanish banner translates to:
“We will follow you everywhere, we’ll always have your back. In spite of the lies they tell us, we’ll never doubt you. We are with you.”
It was yet another show of support to Benitez. Here’s what the Spaniard had to say about it following the game:
“I didn’t expect it (the banner) – and in Spanish!’
“The fans’ support is fantastic. Hopefully I can give them what they deserve’
“The banner said they support me, they will be with me and they trust me,’
“I was really pleased because, the relationship is very good and it was with both fans, so I’m very pleased.’
“It is not what you are expecting when you go to a club, but if you give everything they fans give you everything.’
“It is not just me, it is the way they are behind the team they give the team an extra 5%.”
The gaffer seemed quite taken back by the immense efforts from Gallowgate Flags once again. We can never underestimate the bond between Benitez and us, the fans. It’s what drives us on to keep faith in our beloved club and without doubt what kept him here during some troubled times over the past 18 months.
That extra 5% he claims we give the team was also evident in yesterday’s game. Liverpool were knocking on the door late on and had flurries of possession in dangerous areas that put us firmly on the back foot.
With just 5 minutes to go, the team were out on their feet and needed a lift. A timely roar rained down from the Gallowgate and that was just what the doctor ordered, helping the lads hold onto a precious point.
A great message from the guys Gallowgate Flags and another display that contributed to a positive atmosphere at St James’ Park.