Newcastle have finally revealed what our away kit for next season will look like, and on first reflection I actually like it!
Some outlets have reported the kit as being red, but it is actually more like a burgundy/maroon colour which has had some significance throughout our history. Some 120 years ago, when NUFC was first formed, our first kit was a maroon kind of colour which is a rather clever thing to do, given that it’s the 120th anniversary of our very clubs existence.
It also has prominence in recent history as we wore maroon and blue back in 1996 when Kevin Keegan’s entertainers nearly won the title, and again in 2007 although this time we had a navy blue shirt with maroon arms.
I’m not so keen on the goalkeeper kit however. Turquoise is not a particular favourite of mine but then again it’s seems to be the rage these days for goalkeepers to wear rather vulgar and brash colours!
The badges look awful but then I’ve come to expect that from PUMA if I’m being honest. I’ve still not bought one of their shirts and won’t do until I think I’m buying enough quality to warrant £50 of my wages. I’ll stick with the retro look for now, unless the home shirt changes my mind of course or I hear the the quality if shirts has improved beyond the capability of lasting longer than three cycles of the washing machine!
What do you make of them though? Are they a hit or are they a miss?