Newcastle Fans Reassured About Leicester Game

Newcastle United’s Head of Security Steve Storey has assured fans attending the club’s important game with Leicester City that safety measures are in place Saturday’s game at St James’ Park.

There was news today that we had reported on earlier today that the Premier League ha snow announced that clubs will play the French National Anthem – the La Marseillaise – before the games over the weekend as a tribute and in memory of those who tragically lost their lives in the Paris attacks on Friday night.

The teams will also wear black armbands and the French flag will be flown over St. James’ Park.


This is the statement  put out earlier today by Premier League Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore:

“Given how close we are as well as the long-standing relationship that exists between the Premier League and France, playing La Marseillaise as an act of solidarity and remembrance is the right thing to do.

“We were all saddened and deeply shocked by the events in Paris last Friday, and the fact it was an attack on people enjoying their everyday freedoms like going to a bar, a concert or a football match resonates with football fans and the general public throughout the UK.”

“The clubs have been fully briefed in context of the current guidance from national security services and are liaising with their local police forces to ensure the appropriate security and safety measures are in place for their matches and stadiums.”

After the announcement from the Premier league Newcastle United put this out on their web-site:

United With France

Following the statement made by the Premier League this afternoon, Newcastle United can confirm arrangements are in place at St. James’ Park to show solidarity with France following last Friday’s attacks in Paris.

Prior to kick-off on Saturday, players and match officials will gather around the centre circle for the French national anthem, La Marseillaise. The wording of the anthem will be displayed on the stadium screen.

French Tricolore flags will also fly above the East Stand on the day of the game as a mark of respect to those who lost their lives and United’s players will wear black armbands.

The Club is reassuring supporters that their safety remains of paramount importance.

Steve Storey, head of safety and security at Newcastle United, said:

“The safety of supporters remains our utmost priority and we have fully reviewed our protocols in line with current guidance from the national security services and the Premier League.”

“Following consultation with Northumbria Police, we would like to reassure supporters that appropriate safety and security measures are in place at St. James’ Park.”

“We ask that supporters come and enjoy Saturday’s game as they usually would and to please speak to their nearest steward or police officer should they have any concerns.”

This is an excellent move by the Premier League and the subsequent arrangements made by Newcastle United.

51 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Nov 19, 2015 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Aaaassshhhlleyyyyyyy Ouuuuttttt!

  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Nov 19, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #2

    tsunkiiiiii innnnnnnnnnnnn!

  • will die for the toon army

    Nov 19, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #3

    Abt France, its humanity that we r different and some people or nations r considered more superior than others.

    Syria Kenya Iraq r inferior to France so thats why all that tributes r happening.

    U will go to the burial of ur boss while he wont come to yours. Thats humanity face it.

  • jimmysmith

    Nov 19, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #4

    Ashley is breaking even on transfers? That seems about right, even as it perhaps should be, but we’ve sold our best players to do it, and that has to happen less often, even if we do sell high. You’d hope we’ve improved in the transfer market over the years, evolved, and now with money to spend, we are now able to buy better and do better at holding on to them.

  • Our Toon

    Nov 19, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #5

    I honestly think the world has gone mad, it’s great to show solidarity and this could be done by the french players by wearing armbands but 150 were killed on the same day in the middle east…..are going to play there national anthems as well?

    What happened was disgusting and truly barbaric, the mindless idiots that did it though will revel in the impact it has had throughout Europe and singing the national anthem or any french anthem is going to be celebrated by them idiots as a monumental achievement. Let’s remember all the people that have been massacred by these effing t***ers not just the unfortunately innocent french souls. Where does the line get drawn!!

  • Our Toon

    Nov 19, 2015 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #6

    The biggest thing we can show them fluckers is that they’ve managed to change nothing in our societies and that life will continue to go on with them having an impact!! Singing national anthems shows them they have made a deny in our everyday lives.

  • Our Toon

    Nov 19, 2015 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #7

    On Saturdays game…..howay the toon, I’m confident we can get a win, don’t know why but have a sneaky feeling we will get one. Blind faith me thinks

  • BandB

    Nov 19, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #8

    No Will Die,

    That’s the ignorance that led you to choose that callow and hollow boast as your blog name.
    As long as rich lives are considered more precious than poor ones and white lives more valuable than none white ones, these things will happen.

  • lesh

    Nov 19, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #9

    Yes it’s the Daily Star but Austin’s not going to be alone in January.

    A few points on the board between now and Christmas would strengthen the Club’s position in the buying market substantially. Failure to get those points on board and yes there’ll be transfer activity – outward!

  • lesh

    Nov 19, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #10
  • will die for the toon army

    Nov 19, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #11


    There r things we cant change thats e world we live in. You always try ur best but that is humanity and God made it that way.
    1. LEADER vs Follower
    2. RICH vs Poor
    3. WHITE vs Coloured

    and so on

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 19, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #12

    Will Die

    Keep drinking the cultural kool-aid, nothing will ever change for the better with that thinking, however your jaded outlook isn’t without cause. I can’t help but feel there will always be adversarial tendencies between living organisms, I suppose it’s progress that we seem to be moving towards larger territorial divides like The West against the Middle-East, rather than single nations. Sooon enough it’ll be Earth vs Kepler 22b and then The Milkyway vs Andromeda and then The Local Group vs a more distant collection of galaxies – as long as there are living organisms, there will be wars on grander and grander scales.

    Such a cosy thought, eh? Nighty night!

  • jane

    Nov 19, 2015 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #13

    I refuse to travel to away games in Andromeda galaxy.

  • Bobbybee

    Nov 19, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #14

    On 9/11 the Americans happened to have an exercise that was identical to what actually happened. Apparently they were so confused – was it real, was it part of the exercise – that the most protected building in the world was attacked.
    On 7/7 the British also had an exercise that exact date in which terrorists attacked – wait for it – the underground and buses.
    On friday, the French defence authority also had an exercise running in which terrorists attacked the stadium and city centre. All coincidence?
    Authorities are currently and have been for a while, allowing refugees who are in fact known terrorists to enter Europe.
    These attacks are called false flag operations and are designed to spread terror so we back their next war. Every time it happens, we lose more of our freedom and turn on each other. Divide and rule.
    The Vietnam war was another false flag – one now they don’t even try to deny. They want a one world government and this is how they go about getting one.
    Try looking up The Project For The New American Century, or PNAC as it’s known. What happened in Paris happens every single day in parts of the middle east and worse – much worse. Don’t hear much grief for them though.

  • jane

    Nov 19, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #15

    “U will go to the burial of ur boss while he wont come to yours.”

    there seems something logical about that.

  • will die for the toon army

    Nov 19, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #16

    The main problem we have as humans.
    1. Race
    2. Religion
    3. Tribes
    4. Clans
    5. Royals

    We still hve Royals we kiss ass for like they r God or something from Eurpe to Africa to Asia. Thn we can never b equal. Religious leaders etc…

    We have to eradicate all that sh@t and vote our leaders.

  • will die for the toon army

    Nov 19, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #17

    One thing that shocked me a Black European dicriminates a Native African while they r both black weird but thats the world we live in. No worries.

  • jane

    Nov 19, 2015 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #18

    “The main problem we have as humans.
    1. Race
    2. Religion
    3. Tribes
    4. Clans
    5. Royals”

    Mike Ashley hasn’t made the top 5 yet.

  • Bobbybee

    Nov 19, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #19

    Will die, sit a bunch of five year old kids together, all different creeds and colours and religions and they’ll play perfectly happily. They don’t even notice the difference. Racism is taught, it’s not natural.

  • jane

    Nov 19, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #20

    Ed hurry up

  • Bobbybee

    Nov 19, 2015 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #21

    Jane, pity that, i had a spare ticket for the Andromeda game… 😉

  • will die for the toon army

    Nov 19, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #22

    Teachings dont change. But we always have to have leaders and followers.


  • jane

    Nov 19, 2015 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #23

    “sit a bunch of five year old kids together…and they’ll play perfectly happily”


  • Bobbybee

    Nov 19, 2015 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #24

    Nobody forces you to follow these psychopaths. They ain’t like you and me and every other normal person They think nothing of mass slaughter to get what they want. They do whatever it takes to achieve their objectives – including killing their own and blaming it on muslims.

  • Bobbybee

    Nov 20, 2015 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #25

    As happily as five year olds can. My point is, they don’t seperate into different races – they just play. Kids squabble, that’s normal, but they’re not racist. THAT is what’s taught as they grow older.

  • will die for the toon army

    Nov 20, 2015 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #26

    Bobby we r very few who think like u but as the world we r so divided it can take God to unite us or an Alien attack against humanity.

  • Bobbybee

    Nov 20, 2015 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #27

    Will die, you’d be surprised how many think like me, people who see through the bankers desire for more and more power. Sadly mate, it’s god who divides a lot more than brings people together. Take away god and there’d be less to fight about. It’s the same god they fight over, which makes it even more pathetic.

  • lesh

    Nov 20, 2015 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #28


    You might refuse to travel to Andromeda for a match but there’s nowt’ll stop you traipsing after Sunderland is there!

  • Bobbybee

    Nov 20, 2015 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #29

    Will die, anyway, are you going to the game on Saturday? Should be a decent match, as we normally turn up against better sides. We certainly need to play better than we did at Bournemouth, but i can’t see us playing that bad again. Did you see young Arma got a full page to himself in the England v France programme? A legend in the making there marra.

  • will die for the toon army

    Nov 20, 2015 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #30


    Its hard to know wen NUFC will turn up. I take game per game but i want us to win.

    I hope Tiote and Anita show up. I believe we r a good side but need belief which we can only create by winning games.

    Bobby am from Africa cant b at the game.

  • expatmag

    Nov 20, 2015 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #31


    Each unto their own, mate.

    Your ordinary muslim is a decent living person in accordance with their beliefs.

    It is the radicals who want to rule the world, not just Islam.

    The latest round of terrorism and executions gave now not only targetted western nations but now the likes of hard liners who wont mess around like Russia and China.

    It would seem to be their way of attempting to provoke world wide conflict, Islam v the rest.

    They are deranged if they think it will work

    If you remember how WW2 ended with the US dropping A bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima killing over 100k people effectively ending the war. If they hadnt, millions would have died especially with Japans tactics of fighting to the last man woman and child.

    Maybe a bomb should be dropped on Raqqa because I cannot see any way of ending this shit quicker.

  • Bobbybee

    Nov 20, 2015 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #32

    Lol, didn’t realise. Bit of a hike I suppose 😉 I suppose that means the Andromeda game is out too? 😉

  • lesh

    Nov 20, 2015 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #33


    We don’t turn up for better sides, we tend to turn up for the bigger best sides such as ManU, Chelsea, Arsenal and occasionally, Citeh.

    When we’re faced with the likes of Palace, Leicester, Swansea etc, we don’t turn up – au contraire, we get mauled.

    The chat’s been rather focussed tonight and there’s been a lot of cynical sense expressed too.

  • Bobbybee

    Nov 20, 2015 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #34

    Expat, have you forgotten who trained and armed these people? Bin laden was backed by the US to fight the Russians. All this current trouble is because America and Britain made up lies about Saddam – another of our ex friendly dictators who we armed to fight Iran – having WMD’s and being responsible for 9/11. Having bombed them back into the stone age is it surprising they were helpless when ISIS came calling? Who armed ISIS? Who still backs them financially? I can’t believe anybody would suggest dropping an atom bomb anywhere. You clearly watch Fox news and believe the propaganda they shove down your throats. America, backed by Britain, started all this shyte. Do you believe 9/11 was down to 19 men with boxcutters? Organised by a man in a cave on kidney dialysis? Do you believe the NIST report that suggested physics was suspended for those few hours? That office fires brought down building 7 perfectly symmetrically? Do you even know about building 7? All lies to have an excuse to steal Iraqi oil, then dump them to fend for themselves after claiming to have come to liberate them. You need to look closer to home mate, before even thinking of dropping the bomb AGAIN.

  • Bobbybee

    Nov 20, 2015 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #35

    Lesh, we play better generally against teams who play football. But then, that’s why we’re building a team over the next three windows to be able to challenge these sides. We need to sell before we buy, but it’s nothing to do with raising funds, it’s because of the max 25 man squad. If we don’t move players out, we can’t move any in either, because Ashley won’t pay players 40k a week to sit at home. He would be slaughtered if he did. There is no quick fix to this, it will take time but I can see change for the better already. But then, i don’t have a crystal ball like all those who insist we’ll get relegated, so I’m at a disadvantage there. 🙂

  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 20, 2015 at 2:36 AM

    Comment #36

    Tony Blair and his mate Campbell made up the dodgy dossier – not England.
    Blair should be tried as a war criminal.

  • expatmag

    Nov 20, 2015 at 3:07 AM

    Comment #37

    Bleeding hearts blah blah blah

    In order to kill the snake, you have to cut off the head.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 20, 2015 at 6:11 AM

    Comment #38

    Well matchday tomorrow so let’s hope 1 the westher is bad so I’m stuck on the main asset and 2 we’re on Radio 5 live.

  • G

    Nov 20, 2015 at 6:23 AM

    Comment #39

    Whilst I’m very sympathetic about what happened in Paris, I don’t seem to remember them waving the Union Jack and singing God Save the Queen when the Provos were bombing London? Rant over.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 20, 2015 at 6:25 AM

    Comment #40

    I’m hoping for good weather, as I’m having a weekend away at the lake. Fortunately the cottage we are at has a TV, so I will still get to watch us play! Happy days! My first weekend off in about 7 months….


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