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.

  • DJ

    Those that bring the scarves should be waved on the 11th minute.

  • Tonyandcarmel

    will be missed class player just a nice person r.i.p,

  • Hedley47

    Only one disappointing thing about Gary Speed and NUFC………….we let him leave too early!!! Speedo could have retired at The Toon. I will be having a few beers on him on Saturday. RIP Fella.

  • Anonymous

    I like your idea of the scarves and in light of the postponement of what the club had organised, it would be even more apt to do something else above just clapping. May be during half time to hold our scarves would be fitting.

  • Trotsky

    I always loved/admired Gary Speed as both a player and as decent guy, it seems that the whole football world is grieving. I will certianly be saying my goodbyes on saturday and raising my glass in a toast to one of football’s genuine men.

  • Anonymous

    lets show the United that we are and show true respect to a fantastic servant to football.