So Close: Newcastle’s Suave New 2017/18 Anniversary Home Kit Ruined By Ugly, Chintzy Sponsor Logo (Photo)

Chris Wright

15th, May 2017



Photo via Footy Headlines

Just when it looked like Newcastle were ready to furnish themselves with a super sleek new kit for their return to the Premier League, leaked images suggest they’ve gone and ruined the whole vibe with a tacky-as-you-like sponsors logo.

Last month, a batch of photos circulated on social media purporting to be the Toon’s lovely new strip, which hinted at a return for the old polo-style collar, narrowed stripes and a special ‘125th anniversary’ club crest.

However, a fresh leak appears to have revealed the finished article, featuring Dwight Gayle posing in what looks like the actual Newcastle home kit for 2017/18.


Photo: @KitCrimes/Twitter

Fun88. An Asian betting company. Who’d have thunk?

As feared, it looks like Newcastle have splashed another truly dreadful, gaudy sponsor across the midriff, thus cheapening what could well have been a modern classic.

They were so close. So very close.

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  1. macd says:

    Bring back the Newcastle Brown Ale

  2. Gio Muratore says:

    First Wonga and now this. Newcastle have been losing class in all areas since Mike Ashley took over. Yet another reason

    • David says:

      It looks pretty cheap and crap but people saying we’re losing class, how many other teams have bookies sponsoring them? The deal puts us in the top 10 in terms of sponsorship money in the Prem and as a fan I’d take that if it helps fund some decent signings for Rafa.

      I don’t buy the new kits anyway but I hope they do a kids versions without the sponsor like they did with Wonga.

  3. Tom says:

    Why the hell can’t the sponsor be black and white? That logo looks just like the Wonga ones!

  4. VieuxSang says:

    Upmarket sponsors with well thought out logo aesthetics will come courting, when they survive first year and finish top ten.

  5. Mo says:

    Not much of a problem: just release a fan shirt without the sponsor.

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