A mayor on Tyneside has today called for a United effort to save Newcastle United in their battle against relegation.
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North Tyneside Mayor John Harrison has today given his support behind the Evening Chronicle and Newcastle United Supporters’ Club (NUSC) campaign ‘Al-together now’.
Newcastle have also brought in an opera singer to create the atmosphere in St James’ Park ahead of Monday night’s crucial clash with Portsmouth.
Opera singer Graeme Danby will again sing the famous Blaydon Races on the pitch on Monday night, when the stadium is expected top be packed full of over 52,000 fans to cheer the lads on.
And the club has decided to hand out 20,000 flags in addition to over 1,000 scarves, to create what the club hopes will be a fantastic atmosphere as the players take to the field for the game. That will also send a message to the Portsmouth players of course, like what are they in for on the night?
Mayor Harrison said today:
“It’s vital the team and Alan know we’re behind them all the way and that’s why I’m urging all political parties on the Tyne to join the Al-together now campaign to raise the roof in the final games.”
“This is not just a football team but the beating heart of a community and the team will receive a telegram from North Tyneside Council wishing them the best of luck.”
“It’s great that the Chronicle and the fans through Newcastle United Supporters Club are pulling together.”
Great words from the mayor, and his borough includes Wallsend where of course Alan Shearer, and other great players like Michael Carrick grew up playing their junior football on Tyneside.
A spokesperson for the club said:
“Many Newcastle fans will remember the end-of-season encounter with Pompey at Gallowgate in 1992, when a late David Kelly winner helped the side successfully pull away from the bottom of the old Division Two.”
“Those involved that day still recall the great atmosphere, and it will be needed again on Monday.”
It’s great that the club, fans and mayor are doing this of course, but it’s still going to be down to the players, at the end of the day.
However, if this doesn’t tell them just how special the City of Newcastle is to play their football – nothing ever will.
Howay The Lads!!