“Awful!” – Castore concept kits emerge as NUFC prepare to unveil new shirt for 2021/22

Four Castore concept kits have emerged online to show what Newcastle United’s 2021/22 shirt might look like next season – and they’ve not been received too well by Toon fans on Twitter!

The British brand are believed to have struck a £5m deal to become our new kit supplier when the Puma deal comes to an end this summer.

Now, designer Paul Kitchen has created four hypothetical designs based on previous releases from the up-and-coming sportswear company to show fans what we could expect to see.

One of the designs is a throwback to our 1990-93 shirt, which had different sized stripes on each half:

Here’s some of the reaction we found from fans on social media:

The half and half kit is a 6/10, the others a solid 4/10. No imagination. Let’s hope this isn’t Castore fishing for feedback and they come up with the goods.

These are awful. Castore need to pick up the phone to Adidas and ask for help. Puma have produced some woeful strips and Castore look like they have taken the baton from them!

Number 3 wins for me!

Prefer a collar like the old Adidas ones.

Everything looks **** with that horrendous sponsor on the front!

Bring back the barcode. Happy memories.

Too much blue. Fun88 makes it look so tacky!

The shirt can be as nice/retro/cutting edge as it likes, it will be wasted with that ugly tasteless eyesore of a sponsor taking centre stage!

Left half of 1, or 3 for me.

At the back end of last year, Footy Headlines also looked at recent Rangers shirts – another club Castore supply – to come up with these two concept kits:

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6 thoughts on ““Awful!” – Castore concept kits emerge as NUFC prepare to unveil new shirt for 2021/22

  1. does it matter what they look like as only idiots will by them if Ashley is still in charge

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  2. So, if nobody buys a 21/22 shirt and instead saves their money to buy the new strip designed by the Saudi consortium (owner of NUFC) in 22/23 surely that would make sense. ???

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  3. No. 1 looks great, back to the Umbro promotion season under Keegan.

    Great shirt.

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  4. How did this even get into an article?

    I assume you are aware that Paul Kitchen is nothing at all to do with Castore, and these kits are as relevant as if you drew them yourself?

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  5. BykerBill:
    How did this even get into an article?

    I assume you are aware that Paul Kitchen is nothing at all to do with Castore, and these kits are as relevant as if you drew them yourself?

    Not really Bill, because people like this who design concept kits tend to base them on previous styles used by said supplier – so it’s not a total stab in the dark & more of an educated guess.

    Have a day off picking fault with every post we put out, will you? 🤣🙈

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