As much as we hope it will not be the case, today could be the final time we see Rafa Benitez in the St James’ Park dugout as the manager of Newcastle United.
The boss has, at least, revealed that positive discussions have been held with Managing Director Lee Charnley this week, and that talks are continuing.
For today’s visit of Liverpool to Tyneside, fans are also expected to make their support for Benitez heard from the grandstands before and during the game, and their chants will not be alone.
Wor flags will be unveiling their biggest surfer flag yet before this evening’s Premier League fixture, and it is planned to cover the whole of the Gallowgate End.
The supporter’s group responsible for the crowd surfer travelled to Poland during the week to collect their latest flag, which cost £15,000 and was crowd-funded in just three weeks.
It has been claimed today’s display will be the biggest crowd surfer ever seen at a European ground, with the flag weighing in at 54 stone. It also features the names of all the supporters who helped to pay for it.
Wor flags hope today’s display will help create an atmosphere akin to the scenes when we hosted Tottenham Hotspur three years ago (as pictured above) and convinced Benitez to stay on Tyneside following our relegation to the second-tier.
When the supporter’s group arrived with the crowd surfer at St James’ Park for a test run on Friday, they shared a shot from outside the ground on their Twitter account, and fans reacted in their droves…
Well done lads , you’ve done the toon proud
— Nick (@FielderNicholas) May 3, 2019
Legends!! Can’t wait to have my head covered by this tomorrow man!! What an effort from you lot! ????????????????
— ????????Dayle???????? (@DayleBarron) May 3, 2019
Superb effort lads ????????????
— Tony Rose (@TonyRose666) May 3, 2019
Outstanding graft!!! Your efforts have be amazing lads, I’m sure you know that what you’ve done will be greatly appreciated.
— Tucker (@TucJr82) May 3, 2019
Be watching al the way from the US, I wont lie but I’ll probably shed a tear when I see it
— gav485nufc (@saltylemon_nufc) May 3, 2019
Brilliant! Can’t wait to see it tomorrow!
— Marie Williams (@smailliwnoot) May 3, 2019
— Adrian (@Adrian____29) May 3, 2019
Brilliant lads. What an effort. Can’t wait to see it.
— John Kinghorn (@beadyeye75) May 3, 2019
Cant wait to see this beast flying over the crowd as we smash liverpool man the scenes !
— Edd #HealthKick2019 (@JustEddUk) May 3, 2019
@worflags ????????????/shame I won’t be their. But I’ll be watching, in anticipation to see it. Good work lads/lasses. I know you lot put a lot of work into these things. More than some, relise. RESPECT ????????
— Tony O’Donnell (@Anthony09156545) May 3, 2019
Class work lads! ????????
— Kriss_nufc12 (@KrissNufc12) May 3, 2019