The 90s were a bit of a golden period for Newcastle strips. Adidas’ second offering ditched the traditional design in favour of a centrally-aligned effort that evoked memories of the ones worn in the 70s. At this point the club’s on-field fortunes weren’t quite as rosy: Keegan had gone earlier in the year and we ultimately wound up 13th in the first season this was introduced. New signings Ian Rush, John Barnes, and Stuart Pearce didn’t exactly set the world on fire, and manager Kenny Dalglish was gone shortly into this strip’s second season. Georgian lunatic Temuri Ketsbaia provided one of the more memorable moments, although it doesn’t technically involve the shirt: after scoring a winning goal he threw it into the crowd and gave the hoardings around the pitch a booting (including an adidas one, which must have gone down well). Shearer had to approach the crowd and get the shirt back so that Ketsbaia could finish the game.
The main reason this home kit makes this list though is for being associated with perhaps one of the club’s greatest ever results: the 3-2 victory over Barcelona in the Champions League at home. Cheers Tino.
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