On 2 April 2017 The Mag reported on an exclusive that claimed details of the 2017/18 Newcastle United home shirt had been leaked.

The report said that the new home kit will be released in June this year and that as well as a new sponsor(s), the shirt will see a different badge/crest used.

The exclusive on the Footy Headlines website  said that their inside information was that instead of the current badge, a special crest will be used.

They said that this will mark the 125 year anniversary since the club as we know it was formed in 1892.

As well as a new crest/badge being allegedly used, they claim that the shirt design will also have a more simple/traditional black and white look.

Recent weeks have seen the local media reporting Lee Charnley in China talking to potential new shirt sponsors, as well as others in the UK.

With only two months until this claimed June 2017 unveiling of the kit, it doesn’t leave much of a lead in time for the kits to be manufactured, once a new sponsor and promotion (or not) is confirmed.

This morning (Thursday 13 April 2017) has seen the football club and Puma release a taster video (see below) showing there will indeed be an altered design, including a special ‘125 years’ crest.

Official Club Statement:

‘Newcastle United has revealed the commemorative crest that will be used to honour the club’s 125th anniversary season.

The gold and silver design is based on the Magpies’ existing crest – itself based on the Newcastle upon Tyne coat of arms – and a golden adornment has been added to mark the milestone year.

The new variation will appear on the club’s classic black and white stripes during the 2017/18 season and will also feature on away and third kits throughout the club’s anniversary campaign.

Newcastle United was formed in the summer of 1892 when Newcastle East End absorbed the assets of city rivals Newcastle West End, including the lease of St. James’ Park.

A new name for this stronger, unified club was chosen and ‘Newcastle United’ was officially recognised that same year on 9th December.’

newcastle united home shirt

If back in the Premier League, we could actually see two different sponsors on next season’s Newcastle United home shirt.

With no league sponsor now, Premier League clubs are allowed to have a separate brand on the sleeve as well as the main sponsor on the front of the shirt. Though of course clubs can choose to sell the whole package just to one sponsor.

News of a  potential sleeve sponsor if/when back in the top tier, has already seen some Newcastle fans worrying that this will be Mike Ashley’s first route into putting Sports Direct branding on the NUFC kit.

After putting up with Wonga on the shirt in recent years, supporters are hoping for the best when it comes to the next kit sponsor and assuming that at worst, it can’t be as bad as the current one.



  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Couple of months ago the club said a new sponsor would be revealed in weeks
    looks like another thing Penfold couldn`t get over the line

    • Leazes Ender

      Can’t until we are certain of promotion….

      • bobbi fleckman

        talking you yourself Mickey love? you have to remmeber who you are logged in as. However, you make a sensible point, promotion will have a big say on who and how much

        • Leazes Ender

          Paddy was always your alter ego chum.

  • Leazes Ender

    The club was founded in December 1881… this is the anniversary of it changing its name and joining the second division alongside two other clubs who went on to be run properly with ambition, Liverpool and Woolwich Arsenal….. Yes 125 years of national league…..but….

    …. 118 YEARS OF SHEER BL00DY MISERY….

    • Porciestreet

      But we did manage to get rid of the red n white strip…..Ha Ha ….!

      • Leazes Ender

        Ah you know about that then….

  • Geordiegiants

    The cancer always seems to take 1 step forward and 2 steps back, so my guess is there will be some little trick up his sleeve regards the sponsors.

    • Leazes Ender

      Well we know its probably going to be a Chinese Company because thats where Charnley has been….

      • MadMag83

        Could be MG

        • Leazes Ender

          Monosodium glutamate?

          • MadMag83

            Dr X down at the Villa has the monopoly on that! I was thinking the car company, owned by a Chinese group.

  • MadMag83

    Be good if it had a button up collar and white square on the back with red numbers.

  • Coach Clagnut

    Be nice if we did something classy for a change. Pay for the UNICEF logo on the front. The goodwill would be enormous. Does lardo know goodwill is a thing?