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Gallowgate is a provider of Television Production.In March 2012, Gallowgate was acquired by James Grant Group. The valuation of Gallowgate was undisclosed. Other terms of the deal were not released.

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One day designs and airport delays - Inside Wor Flags' greatest ever Newcastle United display

Oct 19, 2021

One day designs and airport delays - Inside Wor Flags' greatest ever Newcastle United display Wor Flags' put a lot of effort in to make sure the display went ahead against Tottenham 18:00, 19 OCT 2021 The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Invalid EmailSomething went wrong, please try again later. Subscribe We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice As Wor Flags' banner was unveiled on the Gallowgate before kick-off against Tottenham there were tears. A mixture of hope of what the new ownership means, and an overwhelming sense of relief that Mike Ashley, after 14 years, had finally sold, overtook most in the stands. The message read 'we will rebuild' - and in that simple lyric, taken from Jimmy Nail's 1995 hit Big River, was the very precise message; this great football club will rise again. Having worked closely with Wor Flags for the past few years, I was well aware of what was on the banner, having to play dumb on Twitter during the week that I wasn't aware of Big River. Despite being in the know, I still cried from my seat in the Leazes End. It was like a floodgate had opened - it was the moment that as a Newcastle United fan, it's still hard to believe we have. Not just new owners, but owners with a plan and desire to take the club forward. It'll take time - fans know that, and the owners do too but Sunday wasn't about Champions League football or Kylian Mbappe , but just the beginning of a new chapter. New faces in the director's box, old friends back in the stand - including Wor Flags. The build-up to Sunday had started on the Wednesday before the deal was confirmed, tentative talks about what would happen if the deal went through, then it was confirmed and several of the members joined the celebrations at St James' Park on Thursday - with flags in tow. There were a few ideas floated but they soon settled on something to do with Big River. Then game the first concepts - usually beginning with a scribble on some scrap paper before one of the members, a designer by trade, sets out some proper designs. There was the idea of having a very simple banner with the words "the river will rise again' flanked by the club's crests from the decades gone, and a banner in which the Tyne Bridge would take centre stage, or the idea of having the city skyline with the words either side. Finally, they settled on the display witnessed on Sunday. Then came finding the supplier - with Brexit rules, the issue of bringing things in from the continent was a concern - and then they had to work out what they could and could not do within the realms of COVID-19 restrictions. Given they had just 10 days from the takeover being complete and the game they were planning to return, it was going to have to be a quick turnaround. The group settled on the design in just a day before finding their printer and placing the order. One day designs and airport delays - Inside Wor Flags' greatest ever Newcastle United display With the backing of the club, the group were in St James' Park on Monday, to start preparing for the display - and things were going well until disaster struck. Unbeknown to them, the flag had been outsourced to Europe - and a mix-up at the airport meant the banner had been separated into two parts - one landing at Tamworth in the Midlands, and the other stuck in Cologne, Germany. This is where the fanbase showed its strength, coming together from all over the country and Europe with offers of help. "We are always amazed by the support we get from our fellow fans, and again they've really come through for us in the last couple of days," one member of Wor Flags said. "We've had people at freight depots, delivery drivers, even fans over in Germany tracking these deliveries each step of the way to make sure they got to us. "The display wouldn't have happened without the efforts of every single one of them." Before the packages arrived on the steps of the players' entrance, the group weighed up alternatives - it was either get the big surfer flag that was last seen against Liverpool in May 2019 back out and delay the original display until the Chelsea game or use the package here in the UK and paint on the words. Thankfully, neither of the options were needed. "The relief was huge," the same member of Wor Flags admitted. "We wanted to make the day a special one, so let’s hope we’ve captured the mood. "We would like to thank all of the fans who offered help to make this happen too!" The group spent days putting out more than 8,000 flags across the Gallowgate and put out the call to supporters to turn up early and dress in black and white - they obliged. Fans across the whole stadium were in well before kick-off - and with 10 minutes to go before the start, the fans picked up their flags and began waving. Then came the moment everyone had waited for - the banner with 'cause this is a mighty town, built upon solid ground and everything they tried so hard to kill, we will rebuild' - was unveiled. At the same time, the new owners were shown on the screen. Every emotion - joy, relief and hope - exploded across the terraces. Some of the younger members of Wor Flags helping to set up the dispaly "The atmosphere was phenomenal in the build-up to the match," another member said. "That included the thousands of flags we had put out over the previous days being flown in the Gallowgate. "Little moments like that make things so worthwhile. "It's always a little bit strange for us when things like the banners go up because we are maybe some of the only people in the ground who can't really see how it looks! It was only really at halftime and after the match that we start to see the photos and videos that you get a sense of how much it connected with people. "We've been seeing posts and getting messages about fans in tears. "We always try to reflect the mood and feeling in the fanbase, so it means so much to us all to hear that kind of response. "We have seen some clips of the new owners looking across at the display, but honestly it is the response from the rest of the fan base that really matters to us. "If we are getting things right for them, then that's the main thing. "We should take some time to say thanks to everyone who helped out holding those before kick-off as well, these displays are never possible without people helping out on a match day. "What's even better is that this isn't a one-off, we're already looking forward to the Chelsea match." Read More

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