For those of you who responded quickly to our story of how to get adult sizes of the new Newcastle United home shirt WITHOUT the sponsor’s logo, congratulations.
For the rest of you, tough luck.
On Wednesday (see below) we brought you news that online retailer Zalando was selling the new home shirt, without the FUN88 sponsor logo spoiling it (see photo comparison below).
Whilst the children/junior sizes don’t carry the logo due to rules on promoting gambling to kids, you usually can’t get any adult sizes without the sponsor on. Unless of course you are very petite and can squeeze into a junior size, which unfortunately rules myself and most of the population of Tyneside out, as well as most teenagers as well, with the junior sizes not exactly massive/decent sizes.
Our article certainly helped to spark interest and very quickly the various sizes sold out on the Zalando site.
We have had many requests asking if we knew whether Zalando would be getting the shirts restocked and now there appears to be a definitive answer.
The Chronicle got in touch with Zalando and they say it is very unlikely that they will get more adult sponsor-less shirts in stock…
A Zalando spokesperson told the Chronicle:
“I can confirm that we actually sold the version without the sponsor logo.
“But as you mentioned, this product is sold out now.
“Unfortunately, our buyers have confirmed that the soon to be restocked version of the shirt will feature the sponsor logo and we can not foresee at the moment if we will offering it without the logo in the future again.”
The shirts without sponsor did cost £70, fifteen quid more than the normal replica £55 one, however, if you were ordering by post it was just a £3 difference, as NUFC club shops charge at least £5 postage whilst Zalando is post-free in the UK, whilst we also pointed fans towards signing up for the Zalando newsletter which got them 10% off their first order. The net result being £60 for the FUN88 one from club shops, or £63 for the sponsor free one from Zalando.
It isn’t difficult to guess that the club have put a block on this, as the sponsor would hardly be delirious at seeing thousands of Newcastle fans walking around without their logo on!
A shame, as the shirts did look ever so lush!
From The Mag – 21 June 2017:
We don’t normally (ever!) give free advertising but with this variation on the new Newcastle United home shirt we are making a one-off exception.
The general reaction of Newcastle fans was that the new 2017/18 shirt was easily the best design of the Puma era at St James Park.
A very nice design and the special 125 anniversary badge adding to the look.
The new strip also saw us thankfully rid of Wonga, as the struggling payday lender couldn’t now afford to continue their sponsorship, after the UK government belatedly clamped down on the way that industry did business.
However, the new shirt sponsor, FUN88, doesn’t exactly enhance the new replica kit and sadly spoils it a fair bit.
In kids/junior sizes (although very few teenagers can get into these sizes in my experience!) you are alright, as the rules mean you can’t display gambling firms’ logos on replica football shirts sold to children.
A recent survey saw the new Newcastle United home shirt one of the most expensive around as well, the first 12 Premier League clubs to release new strips this summer – only Man City and Man Utd were more expensive, their new adult shirt sizes costing £60, a fiver more than Newcastle’s on £55.
Wednesday though has seen potentially the perfect answer for you…
Once again, we are only doing this as a service to you and not getting any cash off the company concerned, but you can now order adult sizes of the new Newcastle United home shirt WITHOUT the sponsor’s logo.
You can buy the logo-less NUFC shirt from Zalando and it costs £70 (well £69.99), some £15 more than the ones the Newcastle United club shops are selling with FUN88 on.
However, if ordering in the UK by post, you can actually get the lovely new shirt without the logo for only £3 more than the normal sponsor one.
The official NUFC club shop charges another fiver minimum for UK delivery, making it sixty quid in total to order online/by post.
However, Zalando is postage free in the UK.
As well as that, when we have looked into it, they have an offer on whereby if you register for their newsletter (you can then de-register quickly afterwards), you get 10% off your first order (if over £50).
So to get the shirts delivered, it is £60 for the FUN88 one or £63 for the one without the logo, hmmm….
To register for the Zalando newsletter and get your 10% discount code go HERE
To view and order the new Newcastle United home shirt WITHOUT the sponsor logo go HERE
Would you prefer this…
….or that one?
Looks lovely doesn’t it!