The new Newcastle United away kit has been unveiled on Monday afternoon.
The club’s official announcement confirms that the images circulating around social media in recent days were on the money.
The light blue design for the shirt, is matched up with darker blue shorts, along with light blue socks.
Initial reaction suggests that fans definitely prefer the recently made public third strip, which is a mainly black design.
You pay your money (or you don’t) and take your choice.
The new away strip will be worn for the first time tonight by the NUFC second string who take on Darlington, though it won’t be on sale until August.
Newcastle United official announcement:
‘Newcastle United have revealed the club’s new 2017/18 PUMA away kit ahead of the Premier League season.
Combining a light blue shirt, dark denim shorts and light blue socks, the kit is a nod to the ‘Cambridge blue’ jerseys once worn by Newcastle East End FC – the club that became Newcastle United after absorbing city rivals West End FC in 1892.
The Magpies will mark the 125th anniversary of that historic event this year and accordingly, all three kits – home, away and third – are adorned with a special commemorative crest.
The away kit will be worn for the first time by the club’s under-23 side on Monday evening, with Peter Beardsley’s side travelling to Darlington for a pre-season friendly.
Darlington were founding members in the inaugural Northern League in 1889 alongside Newcastle East End and the sides faced each other for several seasons until the newly-renamed United stepped up to join the Football League in 1893.
The 2017/18 away kit will be on sale at www.nufcdirect.com and in the stadium store in August.’