Rafa Thanks Gallowgate Flags Group – Black And White Day


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.

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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.”

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To find out more about Gallowgate Flags, please visit here.

Here is the Twitter account of Gallowgate Flags and here is the Facebook page of Gallowgate Flags.

Howay The Lads!!

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84 comments so far

  • hibbitt

    Aug 9, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #1

    great effort by the gallowgate end

    good luck toon army

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  • Dennis Twice

    Aug 9, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #2

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

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  • Fatman_joe

    Aug 9, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #3

    From previous post… spoof, you always speak sense on here and I wholeheartedly agree. If your dm is good you don’t need two. Only play two if you don’t have faith in either individually or you don’t have faith in the defence. I actually think our defence is pretty good but we will be constantly bombarded unless we attack. Shelvey, Aarons, Richie, Diame all need to play a part to support the front men but we need more attack minded players. Oh and I think ed’s assessment of de jong’s supposed poor form is harsh personally.

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  • Toon Tang

    Aug 9, 2016 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #4

    That Stones deal sums up exactly what is wrong with English footy and why we will never ever compete with the big boys on the world/Euro stage.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 9, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Jib – my post was not about your grandpa’s history or heroism in past times but your use of him to bolster your tall tales.

    My grandfather was also in the Fusiliers, was injured in WW1 and was awarded the MM.
    Again nowt to do with my original post.

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  • Fatman_joe

    Aug 9, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #6

    Tang.. what about leicester?

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  • Toon Tang

    Aug 9, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #7

    I meant England as a country during World cups and Euro competitions Fatman.

    Stones will think its job done now and he’s looked awful ever since all this worlds most expensive defender talk.

    This is what’s wrong with the whole England outlook on footy. Proper twists my melon man.

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  • tomellifred360

    Aug 9, 2016 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #8

    Fantasy Football League for NUFC fans. All welcome to join.
    76984-188980

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  • Jib

    Aug 9, 2016 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #9

    Mister Tuff //Jib – my post was not about your grandpa’s history or heroism in past times

    Neither was mine

    It was to source the story with an officer in the fighting fifth.

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  • Fatman_joe

    Aug 9, 2016 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #10

    Oh ok. Yeah you’re right. Players get too hyped too quickly. And don’t justify it either. Have you noticed that young players in other countries seem significantly better than ours, when they’re hyped up I mean. Never rated stones. Everton are laughing all the way to a good few players coming in and another top ten finish.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 9, 2016 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Thats great….now can we get some important signings so that we can survive the Championships or are we doing a Leeds Rafa?

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  • Jib

    Aug 9, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #12

    Never rated Stones !
    Seriously ?
    He’s the new Kompany and he’s English

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  • Fatman_joe

    Aug 9, 2016 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #13

    An English kompany. How so?

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  • Legolas

    Aug 9, 2016 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #14

    Is Alan shearer and Andy Carroll Geordies?

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  • Jib

    Aug 9, 2016 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #15

    Stones
    Fast as hell
    Master of the sliding tackle (difficult art to master)
    Great passer
    Rarely gets booked

    Weaknesses can all be worked on – he could do with building up physically , he could improve his attacking game , he’s inexperienced.

    He’s a quiet lad willing to learn.

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  • Jib

    Aug 9, 2016 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Legolas
    Shearer was born in Gosforth – clearly a Geordie
    Andy Carroll – Gateshead – banks of the Tyne also a Geordie

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  • Legolas

    Aug 9, 2016 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #17

    Everton agree deal for Bolsise. Could raise to 30 million. Spending the stones money I see.

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  • Fatman_joe

    Aug 9, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #18

    Smalling is better in my opinion. But hey, time will tell.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 9, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #19

    Just saw the direct stat comparison of Sissoko to Wijnaldum, Coutinho, Eriksen, and Siggurdsen on another site. Sissoko was the overall loser by a considerable margin. This poses big problems for the club as other clubs can make the same stat comparison. We’re not going to get anywhere near 35M for Mousie. So what will the plan be or what is Plan B? The club will have to come up with something because Sissoko thinks he is god in football boots.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 9, 2016 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #20

    Is Charnley up to the task of coming up with something clever? Hmmm…..

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 9, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #21

    My guess is that as the season progresses, if we are struggling a bit Rafa will fall out with Charnley as he watches him commit the type of errors that have gotten us where we are and have been (very, very poor) over the last few seasons.

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 9, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #22

    G2

    No, but Rafa might be!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 9, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #23

    I hope so Ron mate. It’s going to come down to a very difficult situation with Mousie. He thinks he’s far better than he actually is as shown by the stat comparison and just watching how often we score goals made or scored by him (not very many at all).

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 9, 2016 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #24

    Maybe Palace will bid for Sissoko now they have money to burn? Would be sickening if they signed Benteke and Sissoko though

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 9, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #25

    I would accept 20M for Sissoko and the loan of a very decent player for a season to help get us back up. Will any club go that high? We’re going to find out in the next few weeks.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 9, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #26

    Glad people have stopped moaning about Friday’s match anyway replace Dummett, Anita and Colback with Diame, Shelvey and Galloway.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 9, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #27

    Spend sissokos money on Bony.

    It’s a no Brainer.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 9, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #28

    I wonder if there is anything in the rumours of Krul to Juventus?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 9, 2016 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #29

    Not likely Galloway would come into the team straight away welshie, if that is, we even get him. Diame hasn’t played yet and he came in before the first match. We should see him but not Galloway. I would play Anita and Gamez as the fullbacks but Rafa is the man we trust.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 9, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #30

    We dawdling over bids for strikers again. I hope Rafa has a plan. So much might depend on Mitro if we don’t get somebody in. Is he up to it or will he do his nut and get sent of repeatedly?

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  • JamesToon

    Aug 9, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #31

    g2 if galloway signs by tomorrow i reckon he could have a chance to play, if not play gamez instead of dummett

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  • JamesToon

    Aug 9, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #32

    weslshie

    no way bony will come to us, he’ll be on 80+k a week as well

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 9, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #33

    As long as Anita is not playing in the attacking 3 then i don’t mind, should change things around a bit as there’s no Mitrovic or new forward yet.

    Perez
    Aarons Gayle Ritchie

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 9, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #34

    JamesToon

    i think he would if Benitez wants him, who’s our top earner, I’m sure it’s someone like Shelvey.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 9, 2016 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #35

    Should read we’re dawdling. I thought we would go after a CB first and then a striker. It’s been clear for a whole season (the last one) that we needed somebody decent in his prime at that position. Look what it has cost us. Do we really want to risk not getting promoted for something like 15-20 million pounds? We made a huge mistake not going after McCormack until he was signed.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 9, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #36

    I thought anyone who had to travel to the game by the Metro wasn’t a Geordie or was that Jeff from Benwell. Jeb.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 9, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #37

    Jail

    I’m a Geordie, adopted one.

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 9, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #38

    Ahahahaha hahaha, Bony? Wow!!

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 9, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #39

    Derby County have bid 7m for forresteri, didn’t believe it earlier in the day but on SSN now. Can someone explain what Rafa is doing? This guy should be our first priority

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  • Belfast

    Aug 9, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #40

    Can’t see Sheffield Wednesday selling unless it’s something daft like 14-15 million.

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