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Mike Ashley asks fans to ‘Form an orderly queue’ to buy new NUFC kit on day Rafa Benitez leaves

1 year ago
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With impeccable timing, on the day he as finally forced Rafa Benitez out of St James Park, Mike Ashley has today invited Newcastle fans to ‘Form an orderly queue…’ to buy the 2019/20 Newcastle United replica kit.

The new home kit has gone on sale on Monday morning, with Newcastle United promoting it with a video (see below) via social media.

When the new replica kit was put up for advance orders, research by The Times showed that Newcastle United were charging more in their official online club shop for the new shirt, than any other Premier League club were doing for theirs.

To coincide with it going officially on sale today, Newcastle United have reduced the price of the replica kit.

The new home shirt sees the club now charging £60 instead of £65, although the ‘authentic’ replica shirt is still £95.

Meanwhile, the 2019/20 replica home shorts are down from £35 to £28 and socks are now £14 instead of £16.

Anybody thinking about buying the new kit might want to first of all read this Rafa Benitez statement below, the now ex-manager making clear exactly why he had no other option but to leave.

Rafa Benitez releases statement via his official personal website – 1 July 2019:

Dear NUFC fans,

Thank you for three fantastic, exciting and, at times, challenging years.

What we have had here – your support, your affection and your passion – has been unbelievable for me.

“St James Park has always been special, the 5-1 win against Tottenham, 15-05-2016, was so emotional that since that day I have always felt as though I belonged at Newcastle and I thank you for making me feel so welcome and at home.

Thank you to everyone at the club who has helped the team and of course to the fine players who grew and fought with us and to the staff (one of the best I have ever shared time with).

From winning the Championship, to our two seasons in the Premier League, fans, staff and players have all been United.

I wanted to stay but I didn’t just want to sign an extended contract, I wanted to be part of a project.

Unfortunately, it became increasingly clear to me that those at the top of the club did not share the same vision.

I’m very sad about that, but I do not regret for one moment my decision to come to Tyneside and I’m very proud about what we achieved together.

I will always have you in my heart.

Best of luck for the future.

C’mon Toons!

Rafa Benitez

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