Newcastle To Have Virgin Money On Their Shirts Tonight?


Newcastle could meet Manchester United tonight with a new sponsor name on their shirts.


The new sponsor is Richard Branton’s Virgin Money who only recently took over Northern Rock, Newcastle’s previous sponsor.

The news in the local press today is that a deal has been agreed between Newcastle and Virgin Money and the deal is to take effect almost immediately, so it will be interesting to see if the lads  have Virgin Money on their shirts.

The game tonight against Manchester United is to be televised live around the world.

It seems almost surreal that owner Mike Ashley will have the name money on the shirts of the Newcastle United players.

A statement is expected on the Newcastle web-site some time today, that a deal has indeed been agreed, and we just hope it’s a decent deal as far as the money goes,  because our understanding was the club was getting a measly £2.5M a year from Northern Rock.

Northern Rock was sold to Richard Branson’s Virgin company in a £747M deal in November – after Northern Rock had gone bankrupt back in September of 2007, and was only saved by the UK governmental with taxpayer’s money.

As we mentioned earlier,  Northern  Rock brokered a £10m deal a year ago to sponsor Newcastle United for four years,  but that agreement could be terminated at any time, and we have to hope the new deal is at least twice that amount that will go into Newcastle’s coffers.

We’ll keep checking the Newcastle web-site today but we think it’s likely there will be Virgin Money emblem on the shirts tonight, and surely the lads can now win their first game with Virgin money’s backing. 😀

We wonder if Richard Branston would like to buy a football club?

Comments  welcome.



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66 comments so far

  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #1

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11915/7410413/De-Jong-reveals-Prem-dream

    We should seriously get our acts together and buy this lad

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #2

    That would be great news, altho i don’t think the virgin logo is all that, but this has to be a big money deal.
    Surely a logo on the shirt is worth more than £2,5 mill a year.

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #4

    @GT89
    Could be that it’s possible with the new Virgin deal.

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #5

    Thats the transfer fund for January then.lol

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #6

    So will we all get refunds for are Northern Rock sponsored tops?? 😉

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #7

    The former Marseille playmaker said: “When I scored at Bolton, I was close to tears because I could feel the positive vibes from the fans sweeping down from the stands.

    “It was my first goal since coming back from injury.

    “The atmosphere when I scored was moving and it brought a tear to my eye.

    “It was one of the best moments of my career.”

    A Love Ben Arfa…

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  • WWJBD

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #8

    Oh we are the virgin team now…..I liked having northern rock scrawled across my chest

    Ah wel my Northern identity is still intact bring on the virgin moniker

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #9

    toonruz – nice mate but it wont say Virgin Media it will say Virgin Money

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #10

    @Belfast
    No way that will go for transfers mate, that’s only there to balance the books and probably give us a positive turnover for the first time in over a decade.
    Transfer fees comes from selling players, mark my words.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #11

    Belfast – Dont be asking for refunds because it will come out of our transfer kitty lmao

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Think the national press are shit stirring the whole Ben Arfa story.

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #13

    @Belfast
    If u get refunds for the Northern Rock tops, i want refund for my NTL top

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #14

    Oh btw just to confirm i was actually watching the Liverpool game and not something else..

    Pardew says we controlled the game without threatening is that true? Could of swore we were p*ss poor

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #15

    @GT89
    I read that too. He’s 50 years old mate, must be remembering the wrong game…

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #16

    I want a F***** refund.Haha

    You’s do know this 8 million transfer kitty will have to cover Transfer fee,wages,3 year contract etc.??lol

    So It’ll probably work out we have 2 million.

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  • toonruz

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #17

    i got that pic off twitter i have no idea i that is what the top will look like but its 100 times better than spd all over it

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #18

    The Liverpool game was embarrasing ffs.lol

    We didn’t even turn up so f**** knows what match Pards was watching. lol

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  • toonashwin

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #19

    some one in last post asked
    so here is your answer sir
    rodelga is stalling his contract and desperate for move
    2-3 m is far better than free tranfer in summer

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  • toonruz

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #20

    u ask me pardew tactics have been shocking for the last 5 games and the reason we started hoofing the ball again is because of williamson he not good enough or clever enough to keep the ball on the deck

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #21

    Rodelegga is sh*t.. so over-rated its unreal

    whos the best people to follow on twitter only just got it so dont really know
    ive got MSI Douglas and Lee Ryder so far.. whats that Colins twitter thing he’s good for a laugh

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  • Jan Stavik

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #22

    The Toon jersey is lovely anway which sponsor is on it!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #23

    Williamsons only played the last 2 games though

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  • Toon Tang

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #24

    the government must be governmental buying them bastards out hahaha

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #25

    @toonruz // Jan 4, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    i don’t know what game you were watching. Even Jonas and Raylor and Simpson and ESPECIALLY KRUL were guilty of playing tennis at Bolton. Not only Williamson.

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #26

    I predict much of the same for 2nite.Hooooooooffffffffff!!!!

    Apparently this is Ba’s last game ffs.

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  • toonruz

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #27

    GeordieToon89
    i know that but when he was in the team last season all we done was hoof ball , its all started since taylor got injured perch was no better

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  • NUFCkris

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #28

    Any of u lads think we should adopt a new formation since our wingers give us minimal goal threat.

    ———————————-Krul———————————–

    –Simpson—–Williamson——–(c)Collocini——-Santon–
    ———————————-Tiote———————————–
    —————-Cabaye———————Guthrie——————-

    ————–HBA——————————-Marveaux/Guti—-
    ———————————–Ba————————————-

    Tiote sitting just in front of the back four like a pitbull, cabaye and guthrie splitting defences with through balls and ben arfa and marveaux or gutierrez supporting ba. If only 😉

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  • Toon Tang

    Jan 4, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #29

    @gt89 (21)

    get our joeys mate . always keeps you up to date with current affairs and trivia nuggats.

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  • JBax97

    Jan 4, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #30

    Cue endless “virgin” jokes from other clubs…

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 4, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #31

    Oo aye Joey jus nabbed him haha

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  • kevymartins

    Jan 4, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #32

    We all hada admitt that vergin media sponser looks way better than the shi tty northern rock plus it will pump way more money than what northern rock did

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Jan 4, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #33

    That first half against Bolton was like watching us the season we went down.F***** terrible ffs……

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jan 4, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #34

    hope ben ARFA starts and hope PARDEw uses some different formation and play short pass game rather than hoof ball game

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  • Ponderous Pardew

    Jan 4, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #35

    Buy us outright, Branson!? 😉

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  • kevymartins

    Jan 4, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #36

    jbax other clubs can call me a virgin all they want i mean it looks better than man utd’s sh itty Aon atleaste it will put an extra few quid in are pockets

    would any1 fire a good bid in for gyan because i certainly would

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  • super magpie

    Jan 4, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #37

    @GT89

    Cwarr07, it was unbelievable how much shit he was making up, for example- I’m a friends with a NUFC insider and all transfer rumours are fake unless I know they’re true

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  • kevymartins

    Jan 4, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #38

    whats with all the negativity on here? because were on a bad streak were the worst team in the league an we all new this time would come

    as pardrew said we are the 7th best team in the premier league now wow thats pritty good

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  • Niff in the USA

    Jan 4, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #39

    … Some facebook talk is that De Jong is on his way to Cesspool

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  • JackButler

    Jan 4, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #40

    I’m surprised that the players don’t have a ‘FOR SALE’ on their shirts, so Virgin Money is not as bad as it could be

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