Confusing Reason Put Out For Change Of Newcastle Strip

It’s a bit of a mystery to us why we are wearing our lime green shirts this afternoon, when usually at Sunderland we wear the black and white shirts with white shorts, and even white socks if necessary.

Ryan Taylor – with white shorts last season

But that’s not going to happen today, and the reason put out by the club has only confused things – this is the official tweet sent out by the club yesterday:

Just To Clarify: NUFC not able to wear black shorts and socks. Would not be allowed by PL.

But that’s why last season and in previous seasons we wore white shorts and and in some cases white socks to differentiate the players.

Last season we wore our white shorts but the usual black and white socks, as shown above with Ryan Taylor.

So the club, in putting out this explanation have just made things even more confusing, and it seems a silly decision to wear lime green shirts, and surely they wont be wearing the black shorts today, which is what Sunderland wear.

The real reason behind the change we have no idea – to sell more lime green shirts?

What do you think?

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13 comments so far

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 21, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #1

    Last season we had white shorts as part of our orange away kit this season we dont have white shorts with any of kits do we? So have no official white shorts in any of our 3 kits

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Oct 21, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #2

    Just To Clarify: NUFC not able to wear black shorts and socks. Would not be allowed by PL.

    Feeble, insulting load of bollocks excuse? – Blood starting to boil again.

  • Dannyo

    Oct 21, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #3

    I dunno, and i’m not bothered tbh. Maroon red, black and white, limegreen, they’re all newcastle players in the jerseys.

    How can u say Wonga hasn’t payed for the stadium? Got proof to back that up or is it only spun from yer head? I think it’s the latter, cause u tend to do things like that now and again.

    I read your post a few threads back and i’m ashamed to call u a fellow countryman and even more so a fellow toon supporters.
    People that’s got nothing but negative stuff to say about our club has no business to be a fan of it.
    U portray only hate for the club.

  • q8igeordie

    Oct 21, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #4

    we need to win today

  • archaeomag

    Oct 21, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #5

    There is a simple explanation – there is no colour television yet in Wear area

  • hotdog

    Oct 21, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #6

    Who’s excited 🙂

    On Topic – There have been times when there is alot of white on the stripes/strips of both teams, maybe the players prefer a solid colour!

    Top Bloke Kevin Nolan –

  • thai-mag

    Oct 21, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #7

    whose going to waste money on that lime green shirt anyways, ashley must have thousands of them in his shops gathering dust and he wants to get rid of a few of them

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 21, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #8


    It’s not me being negative , it’s being. Real, I don’t have my head in the clouds, I don’t believe a word what all 3 have to say, they have lied to many times now,

    Me being negative about the team??? Hmmmm I think we have a team that should be winning more comfortably than we do, yes we won’t win every game, but we have a great team, that I feel Pardew is holding back with his negative tactics ,

  • chris_g

    Oct 21, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #9

    Dannyo says:
    How can u say Wonga hasn’t payed for the stadium? Got proof to back that up or is it only spun from yer head?
    Fair enough, but how can you be sure that Wonga DID pay the money? Ed has simply quoted a story in the Mail, and we all know how unreliable that paper is.

    The Mail finished their article by saying:

    “Wonga has also agreed a four-year shirt sponsorship deal, starting next season, which is worth between £6m-£8m a year.”

    If they don’t know exactly how much the shirt deal is worth, do you really believe that they know exactly how much the stadium deal is worth?

    Read more:

  • jonobbad

    Oct 21, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #10

    Personally I don’t think wonga did pay for stadium rights. Just a ploy to get us all liking the wonga deal. And it’s worked.
    Apparently the NUST is contacting puma and wonga about the possibility of buying shirts without the logo. I hope so because I’m never buying anything with wonga on it.

  • numba9

    Oct 21, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #11

    Just wear white shorts n socks then

  • obatoyou

    Oct 21, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #12

    Who’s excited? Meeeeee!! Teehee

  • Wandering Geordie

    Oct 21, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #13

    As long as the Newcastle crest is on show and they wear and play with pride who give’s a dammHopefully we score a quick goal against the pondlife and we shut the clampitt’s up


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