Passionate and unwavering, Newcastle United football fans are the lifeblood of St James' Park. Their devotion is legendary, creating an electric atmosphere that reverberates through the stadium.
With a proud history and enduring loyalty, these fans unite in black and white, celebrating victories and weathering challenges with unmatched camaraderie. Newcastle United's supporters embody a spirit that extends far beyond the pitch, shaping the heart and soul of both the club and the vibrant city of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Newcastle fans are called Magpies, which is due to the club's iconic magpie-styled black and white kit. They are also often referred to as The Toon Army or the Geordies. Newcastle United has many celebrity fans including Sam Fender, Charlie Hunnam, Ant and Dec, Sting, Cheryl and Chris Eubank.
One of the most exhilarating things about watching a match at St James' Park is witnessing the breathtaking flag displays which are made possible by an army of volunteers and their generous donations.
Known as "Wor Flags", the initiative shines as a prime example of the dedicated Newcastle United Football Club fanbase. The name "Wor Flags" comes from the local slang "wor," which means "our." The volunteers ensure that the flag displays at each game are worthy of their beloved club, by providing hundreds of black and white hand flags, along with large text banners offering the players messages of support.
These displays are perfectly timed for the big matches, giving players and fans an electric boost. Imagine the stadium turning into a swirling sea of black and white - it is guaranteed to give you goosebumps!
For an in-depth look at the history and activities of Wor Flags, you can visit their website: worflags.org.uk.
"We Are Newcastle" is a captivating four part Amazon Prime series that explores the heart and soul of Newcastle United Football Club following the takeover of the club by new owners. The series was filmed during the 2022/23 season.
The Amazon Prime series also dives into Newcastle United’s history and will explore the club’s unique bond with its supporters as they follow their team. You can find out more about the players and the passionate Newcastle United fans by watching the series here.
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