I am writing to ask about the Newcastle away kit colours.

Some teams have traditional away colours: Man Utd have white or blue, Liverpool have white or yellow, Arsenal have yellow with blue shorts.

Technically, Newcastle don’t have one, as since the Premiership started we have changed yearly for commercial purposes.

However, looking at historicalkits.co.uk, we had white until the late 60s and since then, blue and yellow were constant until the Prem years (save for a few years of grey in the 80s).

Is there any record of why we chose blue and then yellow in the 60s?

I suppose it could be fashion (flower power, bright colours etc).

Or maybe a change in the rules, suggesting white with black shorts and socks was not an acceptable alternative?

I was interested to find out if white was chosen because it was an easy choice (everyone appeared to have a white away until the 50s).

Or maybe white because it used the chosen colours of black and white?

If anybody out there could help answer this in any way it would be much appreciated. I’m determined to find out our traditional Newcastle away kit colours!

Finally, once a traditional away colour is established, maybe those who cannot wear ‘the magpie brand’ due to Ashley’s legal threat, could all wear blue, or yellow, or whatever, to games to show their dissent?

Ashley isn’t allowed to stop that!

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