Rafa Benitez has come out and thanked those season ticket holders in the Gallowgate end who are behind the Gallowgate Flags initiative for going the extra mile to help raise the fantastic atmosphere at St. James’ Park for the home games in this vital season for the club.
It’s a tremendous initiative taken up on their own by a group of season ticket holders who have collected money that will help design and create the flags.
Here’s information about Black and White Day on Saturday taken from Newcastle’s web-site as the club are getting the information out about Saturday:
“Around 500 flags, designed and funded entirely by supporters, will be used to create a stunning visual effect across the Gallowgate and South East Corner areas of the ground before the 3pm kick-off on Saturday – dubbed ‘Black and White Day’.”
“The Gallowgate Flags group, consisting of fans in those areas, is urging all supporters to arrive at the stadium 30 minutes early in order to take part and build a special atmosphere before the Magpies’ first home Championship fixture of the 2016/17 season.”
“Fans in all areas of the stadium are also encouraged to wear their black and white shirts and scarves, complementing the display throughout St. James’ Park.”
This is what Newcastle manager Rafa Benítez has said:
“The atmosphere that the fans create already is amazing, but for our fans to organize something like this shows the huge passion of the Geordies to support their team. “
“I know it will make the noise and the atmosphere in St James’ Park even more special than usual, and that will be fantastic.”
“I would like to thank everyone involved with this project on behalf of myself and the players.”
“It is things like this that can really make the difference for us over a long and challenging season ahead.”
Alex Hurst, one of Gallowgate Flags’ founding members had this to say:
“The Huddersfield game is the perfect opportunity for fans to pack into St James’ Park 30 minutes early to really show what kind of an atmosphere we can make.”
“This is the manager’s first home game since he has publicly thanked us for the noise and affection we showed him during the Spurs game, and it’s important that both he and the team know that it wasn’t a one off.”
“With the added factor of several first team players making their home team debuts and a need to get 3 points, we really hope you can help us turn St James’ into a sea of black and white on Saturday.”
To find out more about Gallowgate Flags, please visit here.
Howay The Lads!!