Date: 4th May 2019 at 7:00am
Written by:

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…

Click for the forum