Today sees Newcastle United reveal the club's new Away (Change) & Third Football Kits, from new official supplier Puma. Check them out now on the SoccerBible!
After last season's controversial adidas effort - in case you needed reminding - the Toon Army have looked back to the archives for inspiration for this season's on-the-road kits. Check out what the Magpies will be wearing for their away trips as they return to the Premier League...
The new all-blue change kit and the white third strip are designed this year by Puma, who have replaced adidas as the official club supplier. Puma have created a fully functional training and travel wear collection to compliment both kits. With plenty of leaked shots of these kits have surfaced on the net over the last few weeks, so finally we can get to see what the new Puma design looks like for real!
Newcastle United Managing Director Derek Llambias had this to say at
pleased with the new kits and we're delighted with the look and design
that Puma have come up with. They have delivered two eye-catching kits
for the club and its supporters. I'm sure our new change and
third strips will be well received by our fans and we're also looking
forward to revealing our all-new home kit in a few weeks."
The last time Newcastle played in an all-blue kit was during the 2005/06
season, with the strip being used in the early part of United's
Intertoto Cup campaign. But over the years, the colour has featured
prominently, with blue used in the late 1960s and early 1970s for both
the change and third kit.
Blue was also the colour as United made their bow in the Premier League
during the 1993/94 season, and even got an airing at St. James' Park
when visitors Sheffield Wednesday turned up with two away kits - one of
which clashed with the black and white stripes and another which
clashed with referee's kit.
It's now ten years since Newcastle wore all-white, with the away kit
used in Sir Bobby Robson's first season in charge at United. But
the link goes back much further, with the Magpies
famously donning a white strip against Sporting Lisbon at
St. James' Park in 1968 on their way to Fairs Cup glory (has it really been that long, Magpies fans?!)
Both kits have a haven't-I-seen-that-before-look about them, which is very reminiscient of the latest Italy football kit - also by Puma. The tell-tale signs include the three point collar and of course chunky Puma logo adorning the buckle area of the shorts.
The new Newcastle United Away and Third kits are available to pre-order from the club and selected retailers from today, for launch on 15th July. Expect to hand over the regular price of £45 GBP for either of the adults short sleeve shirts.