The news yesterday was that with the Wonga shirt deal running out at the end of this season Newcastle are looking for new shirt sponsors for next season and the Mirror yesterday were reporting the club have been in negotiations with Newcastle Brown Ale – now owned by Dutch company Heineken.
But the news is not too encouraging, with the club not being able to come to any agreement on the financial side of things and so they are still looking around – according to the report.
Alan Shearer just scored again – with that famous logo on his shirt
Newcastle have a history with Brown Ale which is now sold around the world and extremely popular in the states and especially with our local university campuses in North Carolina.
Newcastle Brown Ale were the sponsors in the age of the Kevin Keegan Entertainers and it could be fitting they come back with Rafa Benitez looking to recreate some big success on Tyneside.
It would be a popular choice for Newcastle supporters for sure, but according to the Mirror, unless things change it will probably not happen.
We wouldn’t mind if the club went back to Sir Richard Branson and see if we could get a good deal for Virgin Money to sponsor the shirts or even another of Branson’s many businesses.
That was a good match when we had Virgin Money on the shirts with Richard Branson portraying a positive image for Newcastle United.
But that deal was eventually ended prematurely for Wonga, which the fans hated – and it’s good that particular deal will end this season.
What do you think?