Gallowgate Flags have appealed for their fellow fans to help.
Sunday will see their biggest ever display for the visit of Liverpool but there is a problem.
The flags organisers have revealed that previous displays have relied on only 25 volunteers coming forward to help but on this occasion, four times that number are needed to make it happen to have the fell effect.
Gallowgate Flags appeal for help:
‘If you’re able to help for the weekend – we’re planning our biggest display yet with FOUR surfer flags, one new Northern Soul one funded entirely through t-shirt sales. 200 people from all over the world have bought t-shirts which match the design of the flag. We also plan to have all of our old shirt flags out for the first time.
In addition we have a brand new banner which will be revealed on the day – and we need up to 60 people to help us hold it up and 100 (volunteers) in total.
If fans think of the biggest displays they’ve seen at St James Park then they may be surprised to hear we’ve had no more than 25 people volunteer to make those displays happen. For this display we need 100 people.
We’re really hoping that of the 8,000 people in the Gallowgate End, we can attract at least 100 people to help make this possible, in front of the watching world.
The game is significant as it brings together two sets of football fans who adore Rafa Benitez and that’s what our home made banner will be demonstrating.
We believe it will be the biggest home made banner in British football.’
Timings on Sunday – opportunities to help:
12 Noon – come to St James Park and help with the final run through – meet at the Glass Atrium in the Milburn Stand (main entrance), opposite the players’ entrance.
3pm – Meet where there will be songs and flags at the North Terrace Pub, then walk with flags and songs to the ground through Leazes Park and then the city.
4pm – Any other volunteers meet at Access (gate) 11 in the Gallowgate Concourse, which is at the end of the Bar and next to the Chicago Town Pizza Stand.’