Gallowgate Flags organizer Alex Hurst has been interviewed in the Chronicle and he has revealed there will be more flags on display for the first time at the important game against Leeds United on Good Friday – 14th April – which will be televised.
Gallowgate Flags have shown some great initiative this season in reviving the atmosphere at St. James’ Park with the display of their flags – and they deserve enormous credit for what they have done and what they are doing.
Fabulous flag showing Sir Rafa Benitez
Alex was interviewed during the quiz night the group put on at the NINE sports bar on Friday night – which we understand turned out to be a huge success.
This is what Alex said:
“It’s been a huge success so far from our point of view,”
“Some of the pictures look amazing and we got coverage in major sporting papers in Spain and Italy which was crazy, fans from all over the world have been in touch congratulating us.”
“Most importantly though, the feedback from our own fan base and the club has been great.”
“We did all have mild heart attacks at the game when it looked like it was going to go along the East Stand!”
“We had visions of it going all the way around and ending up going over Rafa and the coaches while the game was being played!”
“The Surfer Flag doesn’t really work in the Gallowgate Corners as it’s way too big for that, so we want to keep that in the Gallowgate End.”
“We want to buy two custom designed Corner Surfers to frame the main flag and then fill the lower tiers of all three parts of the Gallowgate with our existing ‘waver’ flags”
The Gallowgate Flags group do need money to keep creating these great flags so if you can make a donation please do.
You can do that here.