On Tuesday, ‘leaked’ images of a new Newcastle strip started circulating.
It was claimed to be the new 2015/16 Newcastle third kit, though some suggested it could be the new training kit.
However, the shirt then appeared later that day on sale via Puma’s USA website and is referred to there as the ‘Newcastle Cup Replica Jersey’ and is available for $90.
However, Thursday morning has seen Newcastle United officially ‘launch’ their latest strip and indeed it is the one that everybody saw on Tuesday.
In the sales text released by the club, they refer to it as indeed the new ‘third’ kit, with no mention of it being the new ‘cup jersey’ to coincide with the club’s new found decision to allegedly try in the cup competitions.
Official club info
This is Newcastle United’s brand new Puma third kit for the 2015/16 season.
The peacoat-navy and bright plasma coloured strip – modelled by Jack Colback, Ayoze Perez, Fabricio Coloccini and Massadio Haidara.
Like the home kit, which was released last month, the shirt features a new Puma ‘formstripe’ design on the sleeves but this time it’s a less obvious tonal construction, with a clean diagonal stripe design on the chest and front.
The shirt also features a traditional round neck construction for uncomplicated performance, and additional mesh ventilation panels are added under the arms to improve breathability and player comfort.
The latest home kit which was released in May met with mixed reviews (using this same awful tagline – ‘Divided we are weak’ crossed out and then ‘United we are strong’)
However, that was always going to be a hard sell when you take into account the ongoing unhappiness with the club/shirt sponsor and the anger toward Mike Ashley, with many fans boycotting all club merchandise and indeed anything else that puts any cash in the woner’s pocket.
Purely on the shirt design, the new home kit’s biggest criticism was the fact that the back of the shirt is completely white, with only blue at the very bottom/tail, meaning unless yoy get name and number on then it looks pretty poor.