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We Love Playing In This Yellow Kit – We Always Win

11:07 pm, Saturday, December 21st, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 22 Comments

The Brazil kit Newcastle wore yesterday looks really good, and of course when Newcastle have worn this strip this season – at Tottenham, at Manchester United and at Crystal Palace today – we have won all three games and haven’t conceded a goal.

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Newcastle players celebrate after Yohan Cabaye’s first goal

As we said in our match report Newcastle should wear this kit more often.

And the first goal at Selhurst Park today was reminiscent of the winner at Manchester United two weeks ago, and Moussa Sissoko and Yohan Cabaye again combined brilliantly, and Yohan slammed the ball into the net about an inch inside a post, giving the goalkeeper no chance at all.

Yohan who continues to do his talking on the pitch this season, spoke on the Newcastle web-site immediately after the game:

“Moussa is always looking for the little pull-back and I just try to be free and then make sure I can hit the target.”  “I’m happy to score, happy to do it for the team and if it means we get three points then that is even better.”

“We love playing in this yellow kit. We have worn it three times now and won three times.”  “It may be the third kit but we like it and maybe we should always wear this kit away from home!”

And Newcastle passed the ball around so much today – and had 67% of possession that there will be comparisons to the way Brazil play.

OK – so I was the first one to point that out – but let’s be honest – Newcastle are playing some lovely football at the moment – and we are winning games too.

Now what could be better than that?

Maybe finishing in the top four?

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Tags: Coaching · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Premier League · Yohan Cabaye





22 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Brutooon // Dec 21, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Yellow Kit
    Oren Kit (2 seasons ago when we finish 5th)
    Yellow Banana (Championship year)

    When players wear, easily to notice teammates around.

    Avoid using the blue away shirt!

  • 2 jimmysmith // Dec 21, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Remy hasn’t scored in 5, Cisse doesn’t score at all and neither does Strolla and Benny’s on the bench and we’re still good value for our sixth place in the table. We get those boys firing and one or two other gooduns in January and we’ll have a side to rival Keegan’s entertainers.

    C’mon Ash, your chance at redemption is at hand.

  • 3 Yohan Kebab // Dec 21, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    brutoon

    seems silly but there could easy be something in it

  • 4 jimmysmith // Dec 21, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Don the kit to play like the original wearers. Could be something in it, I suppose, although Palace’s Barca kit perhaps suggests otherwise. Now that really is just asking for trouble.

  • 5 Tsunki // Dec 21, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    theres a lot in this hi-vis theory. I am aall for it if we win, can even use it at home.

  • 6 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Dec 22, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    I sadly missed the game today, but congratulations on the three points everyone :)

  • 7 NUFC FOR SALE // Dec 22, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    FOR GODS SAKE

    Why is it taking so long to understand the significance of shirt colour on a football pitch??????????

    Can nobody remember the Man Utd season with the grey away shirt when they changed half way through a game because they couldn’t pick each other out??

    It not bull sh#t and you’re ignorant to think so.

    Most successful teams in English football Man Utd, L’pool, Arsenal…all play in red.

    I’m sorry but anybody on here who have any experience of playing football should know that this shi’ is obvious.

    It is so much easier to play football when you can see your team from the corner of your eye because their shirt colour stands out…..its not rocket science…its just f##king in your face obvious.

    I loved when the new home shirt came out with flashes of blue on it because my first thought was it stands out a bit more than previous shirts.

    the dark blue away shirt strip we have is total cr@p

    I know there’s a big thing now about foreign owners changing shirt colours..Cardiff being prime example.

    BUT if I bought Newcastle tomorrow I obviously couldn’t move away from black and white stripes but I would change the shorts and sock colour to white,

    Peter Beardsley used to talk about this back in the day that they found they always played better in white shorts and socks.

    F#ck tradition….you do what works for you.

  • 8 GeordieDan // Dec 22, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    NUFC FOR SALE>

    FFS sake man. Calm down.

    Honestly, any excuse to have a rant!?!

    We won 3-0 and played well. We had 67% possession and could have won 6-0 easily. We’ve lost 1 in the last 8 games and you still have to spout off about something!!!

    WTF man!

  • 9 Yohan Kebab // Dec 22, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    bit passionate there nufc for sale haha

  • 10 jimmysmith // Dec 22, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    WOW!@7, excellent post.

  • 11 Jail for Ashley // Dec 22, 2013 at 1:00 AM

    Excellent win last night would be daft not to carry on with the yellow strip, and this is the last of the midnight posts for a month or so.

  • 12 Big Pappa Cissé // Dec 22, 2013 at 1:01 AM

    If there was any real science behind players seeing vibrant coloured shirts better and this affecting results then why do very few clubs use illuminous strips ? .

    Somehow I think it has to do with teams like Man U & Liverpool having some of the best players in the league not the fact they wear red.

    Just look at the Mackems, rock bottom and their main shirt colour is red. Load of shite if you ask me.

  • 13 Mister Tuff // Dec 22, 2013 at 1:24 AM

    There might be something in this good visibility tops suggestion.
    On behalf of the blog I’ve conducted some online enquiries and found two possible high vis tops -in yellow and orange that could be used.
    Check them out please:-
    http://www.clpromotions.co.uk/uploads/images/Clothing/hi%20vis%20vest2.jpg

    Don’t be put off by the fact they can be purchased at £4.14 each from Dickies Workwear Supplies -they will do the job quite nicely.
    A spin off from purchasing these high vis tops would be that it would kill Mr Tubbs’ football shirt empire -ripping folk off – he would become bankrupt -and sell the Toon.
    Winners all round.

  • 14 swemag // Dec 22, 2013 at 2:11 AM

    Wow, we think we will win and we actually do it. By a margin. I am starting to believe in CL.
    We don’t have much pressure, most of the other teams around us do except for Everton.
    Arsenal and Man City I find to be better team than us. The rest, we can beat them to it. Looking forward to see what will happen with transfers in January.

    I can see Ashley looking to beat the market to some bargains. With the idea of paying a little for players with contracts running out rather than wait until June to have to compete with everybody else for free agents. Further, we are in a good position so players are more likely to want to sign.

    HTL.
    Bloody Hell yes.
    HTL!!

  • 15 89Norcal // Dec 22, 2013 at 3:48 AM

    I missed the match and was excited by the scoreline, but was disappointed to find 2 of our 3 goals were an OG and a penalty. But after seeing the quality of that first goal I’m happy. Sissoko is really becoming quite a player

  • 16 toonincheek // Dec 22, 2013 at 4:39 AM

    Arsenal play on the 23rd, 26th and at SJP on 29th.
    Two tough games for Arsenal, both derbies, Chelski then Spammers.
    We played on 21st, Home to Stoke on 26th then the Arsenal game.

    Definitely gives us the advantage with scheduling of games and home advantage.

    Assuming we only get a draw for either away to WBA or home to Arsenal, 7 points out of 9?
    That would be great.
    It’s about time we had some decent results over Christmas.
    Can’t remember the last time we did that.

    HWTL

  • 17 toonincheek // Dec 22, 2013 at 5:03 AM

    Plus -

    Soton v. Spuds today. Two teams close-ish to us.
    Someone is going to lose ground.
    A draw, and both lose ground.

  • 18 toonincheek // Dec 22, 2013 at 5:10 AM

    Plus plus -

    Big games coming up for other teams mean, if we keep our momentum, we will be even be even better paced:
    Aresenal v. Chelski
    City v. ‘Pool
    Soton v. Chelski
    ManU v. Spuds

    Could be stellar

    from
    An NUFC dreamer.
    But – sometimes dreams come true!
    Gotta believe in the lads.

  • 19 Slank // Dec 22, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    Brutoon @ 1

    I think you maybe right about the bright strip being easily seen. Given the often dark, rainy and gloomy days and the need to make a decision quickly it probably benefits the players that they can easily spot their team mates. Knowing that footballers are often very superstitious it wouldn’t surprise me that they will insist on playing in the next away game in the same colours.

  • 20 Mister Tuff // Dec 22, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    Taking the idea of easy identification of teammates to the next level – I’ve come up with a further means to assist in player identification (that is in addition to my suggest high vis tops).
    You will be aware that increasingly our players are sporting mohawk hairstyles. Well there is a device available -designed to fit on top of those highly coiffered barnets which will resolve the identification problems.
    Please check out the item – link:-
    http://i.ebayimg.com/t/NEW-LIGHT-UP-FIBER-OPTIC-MOHAWK-PRINCESS-headband-lightup-hat-flashing-lights-/00/s/NjAwWDQzMw==/$(KGrHqV,!nME63S988K-BOzTYjhygg~~60_35.JPG

  • 21 Mister Tuff // Dec 22, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    original link not working – try again with this one:-
    http://i.ebayimg.com/t/NEW-LIGHT-UP-FIBER-OPTIC-MOHAWK-PRINCESS-headband-lightup-hat-flashing-lights-/00/s/NjAwWDQzMw==/$(KGrHqV,!nME63S988K-BOzTYjhygg~~60_35.JPG

  • 22 Mister Tuff // Dec 22, 2013 at 8:27 AM

    third and last try at getting the correct link:-
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-LIGHT-UP-FIBER-OPTIC-MOHAWK-PRINCESS-headband-lightup-hat-flashing-lights-/230706862724?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35b7335a84




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