It’s a long long time since we’ve seen such an ugly strip at Newcastle, that’s for sure.
Steven Taylor – cover your eyes – quick!
The new Newcastle away strip has none of the classic colors of Newcastle – black, white and blue, but is a ghastly yellow, and stripes no less in two different yellows. 🙁
But the kit, modelled above by Newcastle local lad and stalwart Steven Taylor, is hard to look at, for more than a few seconds. And the rumor is that Steven was the only Newcastle player willing to pose in the strip, but Steven was always a brave and courageous lad.
Mark Jensen, editor of The Mag, after returning from vomiting in the toilet, talked about the kit:
“It’s certainly different! My take on kits is that as long as they’re not red and white stripes, I’m not really that bothered.”
“There’s certainly no chance of them getting lost in the snow when we play Barnsley in December.”
“I suppose the problem the club has when they bring a new away kit out every year is how to make each one stand out. But they’ve certainly managed it this time!”
Newcastle fans, bold enough to buy (and even wear) the new kit between July 23 (launch day) and July 26 will receive a 20% discount. It is available to order from the club’s website from today.
But we think there’s a much better reason why the strip was chosen, especially those two ghastly yellows. We now have a good chance of making the opposition players sick, just by looking at the strip, and that should get us a few more points in the Championship next season.
In fact it could be the difference between promotion and not making it next season.
That’s the real reason we can reveal today!
We also have it on good authority from FIFA no less, that before Newcastle play in those strips – a 48 hour fair warning notice must be given to the opposing team.
That’s just to level the playing field in a manner of speaking, and will allow the other team’s players to know just exactly what they will be up against when they play Newcastle. And initial reports we are receiving suggest opposing teams are looking to play in sun-glasses when Newcastle don this strip, even when it’s snowing!
The best we can say about the strip – it’s a change – that’s for sure – but what else would you expect with a change strip.