Disappointing Non Traditional Choice Of Kit For Newcastle


It’s a rather strange decision to us,  but it seems that Newcastle will wear their lime green kit against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Sunday afternoon, and it’s been custom for both sides to play in their traditional kits.

Danny Simpson in the lime green kit Newcastle will wear tomorrow
What?


At the Stadium of Light Newcastle usually play in black and white stripes with white shorts, to better differentiate the players from the red and white strips of the Black Cats, who of course wear black shorts.

But the news is that Newcastle will do away with tradition tomorrow and wear their lime green kit.

To us that’s disappointing, because it’s been shown both sides can wear their traditional colors and there’s no clash, and that’s what the sides have done for many years.

Sky Sports announced the kit change for Newcastle, when injured and out for the season Ryan Taylor was the guest on the Fantasy Football Club show.

And it seems that Ryan Taylor has the same opinion as most fans when he had this to say about the kit change – it’s disappointing.

Key Lime Pie

We suppose we’ll wear white shorts with the lime green shirts, unless we have lime green shorts lined up for tomorrow – why do I think of that  key lime pie we used to have in South Florida? 😀

Hey, we cannot remember ever beating Sunderland in a lime green kit, so there’s a first time for everything.

Let’s hope that first time is tomorrow!

Howay The Lads!!

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13 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Oct 20, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #1

    Purples in green.

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  • simon

    Oct 20, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #2

    Strange and disappointing decision, what is it with plugging this lime kit on tv games

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  • Belly

    Oct 20, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #3

    I think maybe this is Pardews decision. The last game we played in this kit against Bordeaux and we played pretty well. Maybe he thinks its a psychological thing. We controlled the game for the most part with some excellent passing, and scored some pretty good goals too.
    I’d much prefer us to play in black n white. But we need anything that will give is the edge to get us the 3 points. This is potentially a season changing game for us.

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  • seancavaz

    Oct 20, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #4

    Wey were in our mutant neighbours back yard so they’ll be used to the green glow! That’s all they’ll see when HBA flashes by them! It’ll be flashbacks for when they first mutated and got webbed feet and the big monster approached them…..this time that big green monster will be the Mackem slayer that is Shola lol. Morning all

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  • stuart no9

    Oct 20, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #5

    load of b.lllks, we have a decent record in our black and white stripes , why change ? totally uncalled for, – whoever made that decision are setting themself up for a rite volley of abuse if we get a tonking today. a rethink is in order.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 20, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #6

    I think this is a really gracious move by the club. I mean playing us in our Europa kit is probably the closest the poor B*st*rds down the road can get to a European fixture.

    Brave Newcastle, well played 😉

    Is this to be a permanent thing, does anybody know? Is it to do with “clashing” of kits from higher up (I.E. The FA or whoever would decide such silly things)?

    I think we need to look into this broken blog issue – in the early hours of the morning, our dear webfeet mackem buddy, Daffy, was on here and mustered the measliest of response from posters. Who was in charge of this operation? Where was the venom?

    “Oh wont you tell me, where did all the good times go?”

    Anyway, one more day to go, feeling confident today, but trying not to make it a foregone conclusion as these things have a way of coming back to haunt me. Still, I think we’ll get the job done. HWTL.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 20, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #7

    Simon….Do you think the shirts perhaps hold some subliminal message. People see the lime green and instantly want to go any buy stuff off sportsdirect.com. They realise they’re short on cash, boom, wonga it. Back to sports direct, spend their dough. Everyone happy.

    No? That hasn’t happened to anyone whilst watching us play in the lime kit?

    Back to the drawing board for me then. Perhaps some key lime pie, looks tasty.

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  • simon

    Oct 20, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #8

    @Ibiza, I read on another site that one of the reasons we are wearing the lime strip is because 20 years ago liam obrian scored that classic freekick at joker park and we were wearing the yellow tops then, so don’t know if this is true or who thought of that, maybe it will inspire cabaye or Benny 2 stick one in 🙂

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 20, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #9

    Simon…If we win, all will be rosy (or limey?), if not, all hell will break lose. I like that theory mind. I’m going to see what elaborate reasoning I can come up with.

    Cabaye is due a cracker. When he plays well, he has the ability to pull it all together. Benny is definitely doing his bit at the moment, but he will likely be tightly marked, nothing unusual there though.

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  • BigKirky

    Oct 20, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #10

    Black and white could be red rag to a bull for them. I subliminal green could disorientate their perception a bit 🙂 easing off and liable for the odd error. Better visibility perhaps? As someone mentioned, could be to do with the Bordeaux game. Most likely is the shirt sales scenario I guess, but there are definately positives to use from it.

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  • GeordieJayne

    Oct 20, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #11

    TWEETED BY NUFC ON TWITTER….I ASKED WHY CANT WE CHANGE SHORTS AND SOCKS BEEN DONE BEFORE??

    Newcastle United FC ?@NUFCOfficial
    Just to clarify, NUFC not able to wear black + white on Sunday because both teams wear black shorts + socks. Would not be permitted by PL

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  • GeordieJayne

    Oct 20, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #12

    Sorry caps lock on

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  • nufcusa

    Oct 20, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #13

    Why does anybody care? We have beaten them in black and white and have beaten them in yellow with green flashes….. Personally the two sets of stripes are confusing for me and I am not playing. The color differentiation in a high octane atmosphere may help settle us down and restrict the early misplaced passes.

    Who the hell knows….. It seems th PL had an influence but who’s to say we would not have changed anyway. SMB

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