As the new season edges closer, one of the more pressing questions is still waiting to be answered: what will Newcastle’s new home kits look like?
Rumours and leaks are all over the internet – some from more credible sources than others – but so far not even a release date has been mentioned by the club. All we know for certain is that when the Championship season kicks off they won’t be wearing last season’s design.
There have been a number of missteps over the years, particularly when it comes to away kits. Thankfully it’s a bit harder to ruin the home strips, although arguably slapping ‘Wonga’ on the front and letting the company’s blue make its way into the design is pushing things pretty close.
If Puma are still looking for inspiration for the upcoming Championship season they could do a lot worse than taking their cues from the following five:
One that’s remembered more for the interesting approach to the design of the black and white stripes than anything else. Manufacturers Umbro decided to go with an uneven striped design, with three narrower black stripes followed by a wider one. It was also the first kit to feature the Newcastle Blue Star logo, taking over from Greenall’s in December 1991. Featuring a polo shirt style collar, Umbro’s final design for the club is also associated with the club’s near demotion to the third tier and the subsequent rise under Keegan to eventual promotion into the newly founded Premier League.
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