To a backdrop of game after game without a win, the suits that Newcastle players were arriving in at matches became an unnecessary distraction.
It was a laugh when Chancel Mbemba turned up in a Tux on the first day of the season and put in a very good performance.
Though not quite as amusing, according to Alan Shearer, when Florian Thauvin did it (wore a Tux) and didn’t (play well).
The first team coach Paul Simpson’s view on the issue was that:
“I think we will probably try to introduce a club suit so that we have an, and it sounds the wrong word to use, so that we have a club ‘uniform’, so that everyone turns up looking the business.
“I always think it looks good when the whole team turn up and they look smart, I think it’s a statement of intent, that’s the way we look at it.”
Now in the wake of the Manchester City match, the players have taken delivery of far more suitable matchday wear.
Yoan Gouffran, Vurnon Anita, Papiss Cisse, Cheick Tiote, Gabriel Obertan, Siem de Jong, Florian Thauvin and Mike Williamson all joined Coloccini for the unveiling of the new suits.
Whilst Moussa Sissoko even flew back in from international duty with France, as he thought it vital to show his continuing commitment to Newcastle United.
As you can see Captain Fabricio Coloccini (below) really looks the part in his new outfit.
Speaking to the media after the team’s official photoshoot in the new suits, Coloccini said:
“I really feel comfortable in this new outfit.
“I feel I can raise my game even higher and match the quality of these new suits.
“The players are all looking forward to the Norwich game and impressing the supporters with a new look team…”
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