With all the business problems Northern Rock have been going through over these last 6 months or so lots of Newcastle fans have been asking if they will continue to sponsor the club.
Northern Rock – will continue to sponsor club through next summer
Newcastle United announced to supporters today their latest kit will not change in appearance before the current two-season cycle ends next summer.
The current black-and-white striped shirt, complete with Northern Rock sponsor logo, will again be worn by the club next season and no chancges will be made until the end of next season.
A club spokesman said today:
â€œBecause of the situation surrounding Northern Rock over the last few months, some fans have asked if our home shirt will be changing in appearance for the start of next season.”â€œHowever, we can assure them that is not the case.”
â€œWe are halfway through the normal two-season cycle with this design and the team will again be wearing the current shirt for the 2008/09 season.â€
We expect Newcastle to be in a good position to get a better sponsorship deal the season after next.
It will be interesting both to see which company wins the sponsorship deal, and whether we will still use Adidas kit or switch to a company managed by owner Mike Ashley.