Wor Flags have made a plea to Newcastle supporters to arrive at the ground early for their ‘biggest’ display yet ahead of Monday’s final home game of the season against Arsenal.
Formerly known as Gallowgate Flags, the fan-funded group have been producing brilliant displays inside St James’ Park for a few years now, but took a stand against the Mike Ashley ownership, refusing to bring the displays back until a new owner was found.
They returned in October when the takeover was confirmed and, more recently, they have stepped it up a notch in a bid to push our team out of a relegation battle.
Now, they want to go a step further – flags had previously been placed all around the stadium, not just the Gallowgate, and the plan for Monday night is for every single seat to have something on it, with the Leazes End also expected to display a giant Blue Star.
Here’s Wor Flags’ plea to Toon fans on Twitter, followed by what a spokesperson told The Chronicle ahead of the game:
“It’s really important fans are in their seats early before kick-off because if they’re not it can look a little patchy and it might not look as great as what it could do.
“We’ve seen some of the scenes around Europe, in the Champions League and Europa League where some teams are putting on incredible displays and that is exactly what we want but it requires everyone to be in their seat beforehand and not coming in just after kick-off!
“We plead with people to be there and help make this a display that everyone can be involved in – and will remember for a long time to come. So please, please be in your seats before kick-off – a good 5-10 minutes before the teams come out so you can help make it look absolutely incredible on the Sky cameras and make our displays envied across the country if not Europe.
“As I said, we’ve seen some incredible displays recently across Europe and we really want to be amongst that because it will help the atmosphere. Arsenal are pushing for the top four – eventually, that is where we want to be, and there is nothing like Newcastle fans backing their team when a club is coming to St James’ Park for a result, we don’t just give it over easy.
”We want the atmosphere to be absolutely bouncing. We want to win this game.
“We deserve to win this game and go out on a high at St James’ Park because of the way they’ve performed at home since the turn of the year – we’re just really excited.”
In what has been a rollercoaster campaign, and now going into a very important and busy summer, our final home game of the season will be the perfect opportunity to encapsulate the support we all have for this team and the impossible job they have achieved.