I don’t think there are many regulars at St James’ Park who have failed to have been impressed by the first two displays at the Huddersfield and Brighton games this season. Gallowgate Flags have added a spectacle and pre-match atmosphere to those games that supporters seem to really like.
It was also instructive to hear Jonjo Shelvey make reference to the flags in his interview on SKY’s Goals on Sunday just gone. It could be my over fertile imagination but our club captain Jamaal Lascelles appears to make a point of coming over to the Gallowgate to applaud the flag display as do several other players. We know already how keen Rafa is on the flag displays and several supporters groups from around the UK have been in touch with Gallowgate Flags to ask how so much success has been achieved so quickly.
The next major display to be planned by Gallowgate Flags involves commissioning jumbo, hand-held flags for those players and servants of Newcastle United whose place in the club’s history is outstanding and should have a form of tribute to their timeless achievements.
Gallowgate Flags would like to commission separate hand-held jumbo flags to feature:
Stan Seymour (senior)
Sir Bobby Robson
Gallowgate Flags know this list is likely to set off great debate about others who should also be included for flag tributes and at some point in the future others might be added at separate events. But right now this is a list of those personalities whose contributions to Newcastle United, Gallowgate Flags believes are particularly outstanding.
There is a fantastic piece in The Chronicle detailing the greats included in the Legends Day tribute. Click here to read it.
Some of the names are of people whose achievements may not be known to lots of modern supporters and includes some no longer with us sadly. But they are club servants whose achievements, skills and charisma are embroidered into the fabric of our beloved Newcastle United Football Club.
Fair play to everyone at Newcastle United who have been extremely supportive of the work of Gallowgate Flags and encouraging of this latest initiative!
Unlike some displays which are all paid for by clubs or sponsors, Gallowgate Flags wish to raise funds for flag displays from Newcastle United supporters. This means the displays are all the more meaningful.
Gallowgate Flags have estimated that the cost of commissioning these 12 separate flags is £1000.
That is a sizeable amount of money to be raised but when it has been Gallowgate Flags will set about getting the flags manufactured and working with the club to agree on a game at which the Legends Flags can be displayed at the Gallowgate End.
So, please dig deep and as soon as that £1000 has been raised Gallowgate Flags can get cracking on providing a truly magnificent display as part of a really memorable event.
Please donate here.
If you would like to become a Gallowgate Flags volunteer and help with putting the displays, then you will be warmly welcomed. Please just e-mail –