Date: 29th March 2011 at 4:15pm
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Stretford End Flags (SEF) was set up as an independent fans groups with the aim of providing new banners to adorn the front of The Stretford End.

SEF’s aim is to look into ways of improving the atmosphere and colour within Old Trafford and involving YOU, the fans in this process.
Whilst our main aim was to design and fund new banners for the front of the Stretford End, in recent seasons we have tried to improve the colour and atmopshere within the whole of the Stadium.
For the European Cup Semi final against Barcelona in 2008, SEF designed and laid out the 2 mosaics that were seen on both the Stretford End and East Stand, most noatbly the “BELIEVE” mosaic which has been used for other occasions.

SEF also designed, produced and funded the large TIFO flags which you can see waved on the pitch before Champions League home games, for which we select members from our websites forum to undertake the waving of them.

SEF continue to seek your ideas for new banners, flags and ways in which supporters would like to see the Old Trafford atmosphere improved.
It is not just the fans who want to see an improvement in the atmosphere and colour, but this is also backed up by the Manager and players themselves.

Stretford End Flags received a personal call from Sir Alex Ferguson himself, saying how he supports the idea and objectives of SEF and how he likes the banners and mosaics that SEF have produced.
Sir Alex has emphasised the role that the supporters can play in spurring the team on over the finish line and SEF encourage all supporters to bring along their own flags and banners for the bigger games of the season, especially through the “Show Your Colours” European nights.
Its not only Sir Alex who is supportive of SEF. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave permission for SEF to produce the 20LEGEND banner as a mosaic for Ole’s testimonial and Gary Neville has backed a SEF mosaic for his own Testimonial.

The most recent banner designed and produced by Stretford End Flags was a tribute banner to mark 20 years since Ryan Giggs made his Manchester United debut, Ryan said of the banner “The Stretford End where I used to go as a kid, to have a banner with the legends already up there, that’ll be brilliant“.
For the European Cup final in Rome in 2009, SEF designed the “For Sir Matt” mosaic which was supported and approved by theBusby family.

SEF encourage all supporters to get involved in improving the Old Trafford Atmosphere. We encourage your ideas for banners, mosaics and flags and design ideas can be submitted on our free website forum at
Each banner on The Stretford End costs in the region of £450 and we rely on donations from the fans in order to fund these banners and ideas.
SEF receives no sponsorship or funding from MUFC or any sponsors.
Info on how to donate via cheque can be found on our website or paypal donations can be sent to

Stretford End Flags thank all supporters for their support
“Together We’ll Keep The Red Flag Flying High”


One response to “Stretford End Flags: Keeping the red flag flying high”

  1. jeff says:

    do one for bebe an obertan its only fair