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Brutal as Newcastle fans respond to launch of 2019/20 Newcastle United home shirt

1 month ago
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Newcastle United have officially unveiled the new 2019/20 Newcastle United home shirt.

It proved to be the same design as the leaked images that first circulated over four months ago.

Newcastle fans have been commenting (see below) on the new design.

The reaction less than positive…

The supporters very split between those who say there is no way they will be buying the new kit and those who say there is no way they will be buying the new kit until Mike Ashley has sold the club.

What they are united on though, is with the reaction to the club’s claim that this new strip is a ‘tribute’ to the one that the team wore when they won the Fairs cup 50 years ago.

Those claims laughable to say the least.

Newcastle United official announcement today:

Newcastle United has unveiled its brand new 2019/20 PUMA home kit, which pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the club’s Inter-Cities Fairs Cup win.

Just like the black and white jersey proudly worn by the stars of 1969, the new home shirt will feature a familiar black round-neck collar with white trim, while a tonal crest will adorn the Magpies’ classic black and white stripes.

Below, the club’s primary partner, FUN88, will proudly feature across the front of adult shirts.

The kit will again feature black shorts, while traditional black and white turnover socks – as worn by Joe Harvey’s triumphant side – also make a return.

The Magpies marked the 50th anniversary of the successful Fairs Cup campaign just last week, with 11th June 1969 the date of a 3-2 win away in Hungary which gave United a 6-2 aggregate victory over Újpest Dósza in a two-legged final.’

This is how the new kit looks…

…and this is the Fairs Cup one from 1969:

fairs cup

Here are some of the reactions from Newcastle fans to the club launching the kit via Twitter:

Hardy:

‘Awful.’

Wayne Haselden:

‘Absolute shambles of a club. You literally can’t get anything right. You don’t deserve any fans.’

Steven Hall:

‘Lifting. Get rid of puma.’

Chris Cossey:

‘The club badge looks horrendous.’

TalkNUFC:

‘Maybe we would buy it if we new firstly who our manager would be and secondly who will own the club….’

Nick French:

‘I’ll buy it when Ashley leaves.’

Hanoi Toon;

‘Only #NUFC could use the fact that they haven’t won silverware in 50 years to market a strip …while the club has an absent owner, no manager and no centre forward.

And they’ve put up season ticket prices by 25% in two years.’

Steve Wallwork:

‘So that shirt has the same neckline (as 1969 Fairs Cup one). Where is the rest of it “inspired” from?’

Claire Wildsmith:

‘NO COMMENT.’

Pete;

‘How the fk is that inspired by 1969? Where the stripes gone? Sooner NUFC fk puma off the better and get Adidas or ASICS bk on board the better.’

Scotty:

‘Was the designer emailed the wrong picture? Looks nowt like it.’

Curt:

‘Literally looks nothing like the kit in 1969 the herberts.’

Jonny Sharples:

‘With it’s familiar black round-neck collar with white trim, and centrally aligned crest adorning the Magpies’ classic black and white stripes, the shirt is inspired by the heroes of 1998/99 such as Carl Serrant, Des Hamilton and Paul Dalglish.’

Craig Allen:

‘Can’t wait to see Andy Carroll stood holding this shirt next to Mark Hughes under the famous sports direct sign after the transfer window closes spending a whole £12 million on a couple relegated players. Exciting times here in the North East.’

Joni:

“Everyone is saying the shirt is sh.., how can we sell them?” “The neckline resembles the 1969 shirt” “Yes. Let’s use that” it doesn’t look anything like the 1969 shirt it’s horrendous.’

Dean:

‘Has Rafa Signed yet?’

The Geordie Boot Boy:

‘Bare-faced cheek this.

SORT THE MANAGER.

SORT THE TAKEOVER.

SIGN SOME NEW PLAYERS.

…….and then we might think of buying this cheap tat.’

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