The atmosphere inside St James’ Park for the FA Cup quarter final should be special.

Newcastle are set to face Manchester City, with the winner heading to Wembley.

It’s the Magpies’ first FA Cup quarter final since 2006, and you can guarantee St James’ Park will be sold out.

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Considering how many fans turned up for the fourth round clash with Oxford, selling out a quarter final should be no bother.

The atmosphere inside the ground could play a huge part. If we get behind the players, it can give them a lift. And it could also intimidate City.

However, there will be no pre-match flag display to help raise the roof before kick off.

Wor Flags rule out St James’ Park return

Despite calls for them to return on Twitter, Wor Flags have confirmed that they won’t be back for the FA Cup clash.


While it’s disappointing, their stance is to be expected.

Wor Flags haven’t been seen since the final home game of last season against Liverpool, where they had their biggest display yet.

However, following a summer in which Rafa Benitez left and the club wasn’t sold, Wor Flags have decided to stay away.

(Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United)

A cup run shouldn’t change their stance. And as they stay, some flags shouldn’t be needed to create a raucous atmosphere inside St James’ Park.

The fans have a big role to play against Manchester City. The more we get behind the players, the more they’ll give back.

Beating the holders will be difficult, but the fans must do anything they can to help.

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