Loads of Newcastle United fans have been reacting on social media, after Wor Flags asked the St. James’ Park faithful for their thoughts on a potential comeback.
Fan group Wor Flags announced ahead of the 2019/20 season that they would not be returning to St. James’ Park for the new Premier League season, at least until owner Mike Ashley is no longer in control of the club.
Their decision came after it was confirmed that Rafa Benitez would be leaving the Toon at the end of his contract, having failed to agree on new terms with Ashley during negotiations where the Spaniard requested greater control on transfer policy.
Wor Flags were initially set to stay away ‘until further notice’, but later clarified that only a change in ownership would see that their displays are once more seen during matchdays on Tyneside.
The fan group had been responsible for some of the incredible pre-match displays seen at St. James’ Park in recent years, including the biggest-ever crowd surfer unveiled at an English game back in May.
Their work covered the entire Gallowgate End of the stadium ahead of facing Liverpool last season at a size of 78-metres wide and 54m tall. It cost £15,000 to make, which was all raised through donations from members of the fanbase.
One fan asked Wor Flags on Monday if they would consider a return to St. James’ Park this season in order to help improve the atmosphere on matchdays again, noting that their question was from ‘the whole fanbase’.
Would you like to see Wor Flags return to St. James’ Park?
Yes, it helped improve the atmosphere
No, stay away until Ashley has gone
Wor Flags responded by putting the question out on their social feed, and earned a lot of responses.
Here are some of the messages shared…
Personally would love to see them back, I wanted a sort of hostile/European night flag display that makes the stadium so much more attractive. I get your reasons, but feel like we might as well as fully get behind the team and try help push them over the edge.
— FabianSZN (@ScottRo22624847) December 9, 2019
Nope. A few scrappy wins does not paper over the huge cracks. Nothing has changed. Ashley remains, we bumble on with the steam off his piss. If the idiots turning up want flags, fine, they can make their own.
— Oirectine #FBPE 🇪🇺 💚🌿 (@Oirectine) December 9, 2019
The stadium atmosphere was far better when worflags were there and gave us supporters and players a great lift before the game. Would be great to see you back. Can we not beat the fat b*stard by other means?
— Fay97 (@fay_alan) December 9, 2019
Go back when there’s something to celebrate. Ashley leaving. The boycott is working now, don’t cave in. Thousands have already given up a lot to get this far. Don’t attend, Don’t buy the merchandise, if we don’t go, he will!
— Flyingmag (@1Flyingmag) December 10, 2019
I completely understand and appreciate your reasons for not being there but yous have been massive miss. I think if you want to support the team then do it and come back again I understand if yous dont want too, lifes to short no one is guaranteed 2moro. Live life to the max xxx
— Mel Green (@MelGreenXxX) December 9, 2019
Please don’t. People will look back in decades and wonder why the fans didn’t put there foot down after losing a manager of Rafa’s calibre. Wor Flags was pinnacle in St James and the soul of the fans – Not returning until ownership change is a massive statement
— Rob (@TantumRob) December 9, 2019
Might life certain heads if they know we idolise them – E.G. Miggy
— Ben Mancebo-Thomas (@BenMancebo) December 9, 2019
Well we’re going better than last year… personally feel Bruce and the team deserve it. They’re the ones that see it.
— David Storey (@DStorey89) December 9, 2019
Do whatever you like, but if you DO go back, what has changed to make it so?
If you do go back, why did you bother stopping? A few good results and we are back to being Ashley’s disciples again 🤬
— John Taylor (@jayteeto69) December 9, 2019
In other Newcastle United news, a Sky Sports pundit expects a £40k-p/w Toon man to force his way out of St. James’ Park in January.
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