More Good News From Gallowgate Flags

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.

Comments welcome.

22 comments so far

  • Jib

    Mar 26, 2017 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #1

    More important than Gallowgate Flags


    Gallowgate Gobs !

    SJP has to be a cauldron of noise for the last 8 games.

  • Jib

    Mar 26, 2017 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #2

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – POINTS

    Wigan Athletic – – – Home – 3
    Burton Albion – – – Home – 3
    Sheff Wednesday – Away – 1
    Leeds United – – – – Home – 3
    Ipswich Town – – – -Away – 1
    Preston North End -Home – 3
    Cardiff City – – – – -Away – 3
    Barnsley – – – – – – – Home – 3

    TOTAL – – – – – – – – – – – – 20

  • Jib

    Mar 26, 2017 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #3

    Feel free to copy and paste your own forecast

    (you might even do a better job of alignment)


  • The overrated Frenchman

    Mar 26, 2017 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #4

    Just a general comment here. People on this blog turn on me furiously when I dare to suggest FSW is something less than a saviour. As someone who has followed football keenly in Spain and Italy I’d say this to you. Trawl through all the supporters’ blogs of Real Madrid, Napoli, and Internazionale. See what they say about your “saviour”. Tell you what, I’ll save you the trouble. Translated, the common themes are “egotist”. “buffoon”. “no tactics”. “brainless”. “fat”. And on and on. All you lightweight, low-intellect supporters take the easy “all hail Rafa” option, as if you are members of a cargo cult, but let’s see who’s right at the end of the day.

  • Jib

    Mar 26, 2017 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #5

    Wigan Athletic ——-Home –
    Burton Albion ——–Home –
    Sheff Wednesday —-Away –
    Leeds United ———Home –
    Ipswich Town ——–Away –
    Preston North End –Home –
    Cardiff City –——– Away –
    Barnsley ————– Home –


  • Jib

    Mar 26, 2017 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #6

    Be a good chap
    Go and be an irrelevant , sad , alchoholic ,widower somewhere else.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Mar 26, 2017 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #7

    ToF, well, at the ‘end of this day’ we currently are top of the league with the best goals for, goals against and goal difference in the league.

    Rafa has done a brilliant job in his first full season of turning around a sinking ship plummeting to the sea bed.

    Please explain to us all which other Champions League managers you’d like to see here at our Championship club instead? Or would you have prefered to keep our recent crop of horror show managers?

  • Jib

    Mar 26, 2017 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #8


    Is a master of Sophism

    All latino bloggers are knowledgeable about footy.

    All supporters of Rafa are lightweight, low-intellect .

  • one fine day

    Mar 26, 2017 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #9

    Tof ,
    Maybe stop with the Fsw handle may be a way to not get people offside .
    It’s uncalled for .
    Again I asked you earlier who,when Rafa came in, would you have preferred to have seen succeed maclaren and why ?
    Genuinely interested in your take on this .
    What us relevant to us if some clown on a Napoli blog or otherwise said he was “fat” ?
    Ffs man

  • one fine day

    Mar 26, 2017 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #10

    LA32 @7
    I asked him a similar one 3 or 4 streams back
    We could be a while awaiting his wisdom .

  • AncientC

    Mar 26, 2017 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #11

    “The news in the Chronicle is that Newcastle have held their first high level transfer meeting for the summer transfer window, where targets have been identified, but of course we cannot move for any of those until promotion is assured.”

    Maybe the club do not read the blog after all. They would know that you cannot think about players for next season until the season is over – according to some anyway.

  • AncientC

    Mar 26, 2017 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #12

    Brendan Rodgers would have been my first option. Benitez’ PL points average would have had us above Chelsea last season, if he were averaging the same points from the start of the season. That said, we still didn’t stay up. It is unknown if Rogers could have done any better, I just prefer Rodgers’ brand of football. Disclaimer before anybody starts. I am not knocking Benitez, who has done a fine job.

  • Salmon

    Mar 26, 2017 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #13

    I didn’t like the strikers we have been linked.Signing strikers like Callum Wilson and Gray is going back wards.
    Wilson runs with energy and works hard for the team but his scoring abilities and smartness are not that good.Gray is a slight upgrade from Reviere for me.
    I would go for Lucas Perez of Arsenal and Rashford from Man utd.Both have pace and smarter than those two.However,as someone mentioned,let’s get promoted first Eh!!

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 26, 2017 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #14

    When you look at our current striker situation, Gayle an be bullied, Mitro has little movement and Murphy can not play at a really high level for 90 minutes. To me, someone like Andre Gray would be a solution to all these deficiencies and with the right support both on the pitch and from the stands, he would develop into a great goal scorer.

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 26, 2017 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #15

    I thought the surfer flag suffered from being the first and trying too hard to satisfy the desires of those that produced it. Consequently there were too many elements which diluted the main theme (I presume) of being ‘United’.

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 26, 2017 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #16

    Speaking as a slightly unsatisfied supporter, I really really am pleased that Rafa is here and the position the club is currently in. Although in addition to the unresolved issues around tranfers, there is also a underlying feeling that the current tactical performance of the team will not cut it in the Premiership.

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 26, 2017 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #17


  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 26, 2017 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #18

    I think the situation that Rafa was in at other clubs was a lot more political than we are aware of, similar to the transfer issues which he is currently having. As an outsider observer, we can not truly understand the limitations under which Managers operate.

  • magspuggy

    Mar 26, 2017 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #19


    I will remain a member of the cult of rafa in spite of what everyone else has to say.

    I see him as good for my club if that changes so would my opinion.

    Who do you support?

    What makes you unhappy with nufc,,s managers first year in charge..

  • lesh

    Mar 26, 2017 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #20

    The overrated Frenchman

    Why not post your rancid comments on your own club’s blogs? After all, Sunlun needs all the help it deserves

  • Moonraker15

    Mar 26, 2017 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #21

    Do us a favour and stop posting stupid comments. We are top of the league and heading for promotion and we would not be there without Rafa.
    Some of us have a sense of perspective; our club has been transformed by this man and I repeat what I’ve said before we are lucky to have him. Now do one please!

  • lochinvar

    Mar 26, 2017 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #22


    We are waving
    We are waving
    Home again
    Rafa B
    We are waiving
    Geordie supporters
    To be near you,
    Can’t you see

    We are winning
    We are winning
    Like a Magpie
    ‘Cross the sky
    We are winning
    Scoring three points
    To be with you,
    Rafa B


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