Details of the new Newcastle United home shirt emerged this week.
The club confirming that there is to be a new badge which celebrates the 125 years anniversary of the club being founded.
Official Club Statement 13 April 2017:
‘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.’
Earlier reports had claimed that the new home kit will be released in June.
However, based on the information released by Newcastle United and Puma, FootyHeadlines.com have came up with this mock-up design below.
It looks well smart and whilst a new sponsor of course will need to be added, hopefully it will be a more tasteful addition than the departing W**** abomination.
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.
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.