Habib Beye Continues To Show Courage And Fortitude


In our light hearted piece on Newcastle’s new strip yesterday , we were wrong to say that only Steven Taylor had the guts to wear the new yellow away strip.

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Habib Beye – he was always a courageous player!

We see today that one of our other courageous players, Senegal International Habib Beye, has in fact modeled the new strip, shown above, but it looks just as bad as it did on Steven Taylor yesterday.

It’s interesting these two are showing off the new strip, and is it just coincidence that they both came out yesterday saying they would consider their positions at Newcastle?

Hey lads, the strip isn’t that bad is it?  Well – maybe it is.

We have to assume that if  Alan is appointed manager soon, that all will be well with them, despite the new away strip.

We had a number of notes from our readers on our piece on the new away strip yesterday and there were a few points we probably missed:

  • This is for punishment for last season’s terrible performances.
  • The yellow is symptomatic of the lack of guts shown by Newcastle players last season.
  • This will garner the club world wide news – and it already has!
  • The yellow is to remind Newcastle locals of the color of the sun – which is occasionally sighted one or two days in the summer months.
  • One reader in Australia had the audacity to say he actually liked the strip – but we think that was a ploy and he was lying just to get publicity. 😀

That strip certainly hit the headlines big time yesterday, that’s for sure, but just how many strips the club will sell is up to question. Same goes for the season ticket sales.

And news just coming in, that Newcastle are considering wearing these strips for home games as well.  That of course depends on whether the new strips produce the good results we are expecting, away from St. James’ Park.

Comments welcome.



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64 comments so far

  • Ericles

    Jun 23, 2009 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #1

    This strip is obviously one of Ashley’s going away presents. These are the colours of a banana republic. On away games our players (who?) are going to have to play in just their boots and jock straps! This strip resembles the regurgitated kebabs one sees on the pavement every Sunday morning. Ugh!

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  • Mag 48

    Jun 23, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #2

    Custard creams,Banana splits, Custard torpedos,The opposition are going to have a field day!

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 23, 2009 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #3

    Sick kit…the media are having another field day at our expense…the club is a total joke..who the hell picked those sort of colours?

    I thought the purple kit was gay..this is like ultra Hom.

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  • Mag 48

    Jun 23, 2009 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #4

    And what a way to start the new season at WBA!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 23, 2009 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #5

    Sir Jason – I wreckon Llambias signed off the strip!! Pr*ck.

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  • Pons Aelius

    Jun 23, 2009 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #6

    Why didn’t they go green and yellow stripes or green and blue stripes again? At least that would look ok, but the custard cream mix is just dire.

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  • gotcoffee

    Jun 23, 2009 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #7

    The more pictures I see of this strip the more I ‘hate it a little less’ ..

    Thought one of the comments in the papers today advsing we should become known as the ‘Toongerines’ was a little funny ..

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  • toonoholic

    Jun 23, 2009 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #8

    NEWCASTLE United will travel to Holland for a pre-season friendly FC Utrecht on Sunday, July 26 (kick-off 2.30pm local time).

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  • Spoonman

    Jun 23, 2009 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #9

    This is Mike Ashley’s parting shot to the club I think.

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  • WELSHMAG

    Jun 23, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #10

    I’m actually starting to like the kit!!!!

    it was a shock but yeah it looks alright and I’m sure we’ll all get used to it.

    I’d never be seen in it though.

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  • toonoholic

    Jun 23, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #11

    we just lost another reason why players would not want to wear the toon jersey..

    poor duffers, he will really look like a banana split in that jersey

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  • Micky Toon

    Jun 23, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #12

    I’ve go to say it. The strip just screams Championship, doesn’t it? It reminds me of Bradford city or something like that. A nice all yellow strip with black shorts would have been nice. Just like the old days.

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  • toonoholic

    Jun 23, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #13

    and i wont make any lass wear this, she would look like a queen bee in that outfit

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  • ginkoh

    Jun 23, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #14

    This is the most funny football shirt I ever seen in my life. Good job again Ashley.

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  • reetpetite

    Jun 23, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #15

    i quite like it. I hear sunderland are very close to announcing robbie keane. Good to see the jonson transfer go through a month after i said it was done.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 23, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #16

    Reetpetite – I take it your not bothered about the spurs messiah leaving after only coming back from the pool?

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  • batty

    Jun 23, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #17

    http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/hull%20city%20tiger%20kit-thumb-425×272.jpg <<<< worky posted tis yesterday an old hull shirt

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  • Nick 69

    Jun 23, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #18

    reetpetite- proves you dont know nothing really then since the johnson transfer has just went through now and you said it was done a month ago, when it clearly wasn’t!!

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  • Ross

    Jun 23, 2009 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #19

    i’ve had a good look and i think theres a tiny chance i might be getting used to the new kit. whether i’ll wear it or not is a different matter, but who knows, the top by itself might look canny?..minus the shorts n socks?..thats about the only positive i can find atm, haha.
    Also-reetpetite, why is keane leaving?..whats the crack with pav?-rumoured he could be off?

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 23, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #20

    Ross – I admit I do suit yellow as a colour. However £40 is a burning hole in my pocket at this time.

    Just think we will see it when we play the baggies!

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 23, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #21

    Haha I bet he did Toon G…llambias the evil owl.
    Everything right now just seems a total disaster and the launch of that Kit just coated the total mess in custard.
    Away fans will have a field day laughing at the players.

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  • nufc-rip

    Jun 23, 2009 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #22

    This is great just as you thought it could not get any worse they bring the new kit out lol. its on the back of the sun. you must hate being part of this club come join me at mcfc a descent club that is run well and not made a mockery of. Newcastle are on a downward spiral tragically(not) do you not find it amusing chaps?

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  • Stardust

    Jun 23, 2009 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #23

    I know this sounds ridiculous – but if the strip had black shorts it would have been a good strip – its the custard coloured shorts that ruin it.

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  • Ross

    Jun 23, 2009 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #24

    Graeme-put it this way mate, i reckon i’d still be inclined to take that over the old wigan or chelsea kits-those luminous colours were just proper rank.
    like you say though £40 is steep. i’ve got the new home kit purely thanks to a 21st present from my mates, i do like it alot though.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 23, 2009 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #25

    BANANABEYE.

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    Jun 23, 2009 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #26

    Obviously the strip is not to every body’s liking, but what the hell !
    I could not give a monkeys if the team start to win their games.
    Once we have won a game or two wearing the yellow and white strip I think fans will change their mind !
    http://francis-rossi.mybrute.com

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 23, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #27

    Man City good luck to them…Amazing what hard cash and a bunch of mercenaries can do.

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  • nufc-rip

    Jun 23, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #28

    This is great just as you thought it could not get any worse they bring the new kit out lol. its on the back of the sun. you must hate being part of this club come join me at mcfc a descent club that is run well and not made a mockery of. Newcastle are on a downward spiral tragically(not) do you not find it amusing chaps?zxxx

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 23, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #29

    Stardust That kit is disgusting with or without the shorts.
    At least if the players pi55 themselves stains will be cleverly disguised.

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  • HalftimeBovril

    Jun 23, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #30

    A bit of topic.

    Now that our pre season programme has been finalised, who has arranged all of these fixtures. Surely the management team would have a lot of input in the type of sides we were to play to help prepare the team for the new season.

    Has this all been in the hands of Chris Houghton or has somebody else had any input, how do these things work?

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  • Nick 69

    Jun 23, 2009 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #31

    nufc- descent club, haha u made urself look a right moron there havent you, descent means decline, or downward!! nice to know you think you club are in decline!! fool!!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 23, 2009 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #32

    NUFC – rip :

    I will be interested in seeing if you mega bucks purchases bring success. That will be what all teams and pundits will be looking at also.

    Ive got a feeling they wont and Hughes will be sacked by feb.

    Nowt you type can wind me up so I return with debate as opposed to wind up statements.

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  • batty

    Jun 23, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #33

    toon grame feb are u jokeing m8 he will be gone before december

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  • StuNufc

    Jun 23, 2009 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #34

    i don’t see why everyone hates the strip so much! i think it looks pretty good…

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  • Ross

    Jun 23, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #35

    i just like how nufcrip posted the same thing twice in 3 minutes. He obviously posted once, started giggling to himself and hitting the refresh button excitedly, when no one responded, he had nothing to do but post it again in the hope for a bite.
    MCFC a decent club that is run well?…brilliant! or sorry, a “descent club” as you like to call it!

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  • reetpetite

    Jun 23, 2009 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #36

    MICHAEL OWEN IS A YIDDO !!!

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  • NickiesButt1000

    Jun 23, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #37

    at the end of the day at least it isnt as bad as juventuses pink strip or palermos pink strip

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  • Partizan

    Jun 23, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #38

    I like Barca’s new away kit

    My team my kit

    Too bad i cant say the same about Newcastle….well maybe if the shorts were white it could have been a solid one imo.

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  • belfast toon

    Jun 23, 2009 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #39

    Yep it’s growing on me too shorts are a bit much though still no news this is unbearable

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  • Widowmaker

    Jun 23, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #40

    Ashley team just never stop surprising us. 🙂

    Well, one good thing is that we are now in Championship so our away kit will not be seen by most international fans.

    Yeah, I am so positive. 🙂

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