Wor Flags tease extravagant new Newcastle United displays ahead of pre-season friendlies

Wor Flags have big plans for the 2022/23 season, starting with the pre-season friendlies at St. James’ Park

Newcastle United fan group Wor Flags have set supporters' hearts racing at the thought of being back in St. James' Park once again.

It's been 65 days since Magpies fans passed through the barricades of their home ground but it's now just over a week until the return of football at the cathedral on the hill.

Eddie Howe's side will continue their pre-season preparations with friendly fixtures against Atalanta and Athletic Bilbao back on Tyneside after time in Austria and Portugal.

Despite the friendly nature of the games, the atmosphere is set to be electric with Wor Flags promising it to be the start of a season of displays like never before.

In a Tweet, the group behind the flag displays wrote: "The display for Nottingham Forest at home is under production, as well as flags being readied for Atalanta and Bilbao friendlies. All 3 games. Every stand involved. Not long now. Howay the lads!"

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The group had previously teased a new armada of flags being cooked up for the 2022/23 campaign with discussions surrounding "magnets, 46x8 meter high poles and 90 meter wide banners" underway.

Newcastle play Atalanta on Friday, July 29 followed by Athletic Bilbao on Satuday, July 30, before the Premier League season kicks off against Nottingham Forest on Saturday, August 6.

The Wor Flags group is run by volunteers and relies on donations to fund its displays - there are currently 578 Newcastle fans contributing monthly donations to the group.

The group has fast become a pivotal part of the Newcastle community, providing moving black and white displays at events away from football matches too - such as at Geordie singerSam Fender at Finsbury Park - Crowd praise the ‘unreal’ night for local hero"> Sam Fender's shows and alongside United with Pride for Northern Pride this weekend.