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Scarves Out For Speed

10 years ago

As days go by the sadness is still felt about Gary Speed but thoughts turn to how best to honour his memory.

Yesterday (Tuesday), the Premier League confirmed that a minute’s applause would be observed ahead of all this weekend’s matches in memory of our number eleven. This modern update on the minute’s silence is a real positive as it allows fans to do something to show their feelings, rather than not, if you see what I mean.

Newspaper reports suggest that there may also be an Opera Singer singing the Welsh hymn ‘Bread Of Heaven’ before kick-off, as well as card held up in the East Stand reading Speed’s number ‘11’.

From the terrace perspective, many ideas have been floated as to how the fans can express their additional support and the consensus definitely seems to have landed on supporters wearing their scarves to the Chelsea match as a visible show of support to Gary Speed and those that are left behind.

If there is one positive following this tragedy it is that us, as Newcastle United fans, have been given the perfect chance to come together in a full house and show our unity behind Gary Speed in front of a worldwide audience.

We have our perfect stage and nobody can doubt that we as fans will give Gary Speed a most fitting tribute on Saturday.


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