Newcastle will wear an updated crest for next season as we celebrate 125 years as a football club, having been founded back in 1892 (I remember it well) when Newcastle East End FC joined together with Newcastle West End FC to unite the two clubs – and we were aptly called Newcastle United.
And we assume once the new strip is unveiled the shirt sponsor will also be unveiled and it will be interesting to see who it is – but it will be much better than Wonga – that’s for sure.
Anniversary crest for next season
Here’s the Official Club Statement just issued:
Newcastle United has revealed the commemorative crest that will be used to honour the club’s 125th anniversary season.
The gold and silver design is based on the Magpies’ existing crest – itself based on the Newcastle upon Tyne coat of arms – and a golden adornment has been added to mark the milestone year.
The new variation will appear on the club’s classic black and white stripes during the 2017/18 season and will also feature on away and third kits throughout the club’s anniversary campaign.
Newcastle United was formed in the summer of 1892 when Newcastle East End absorbed the assets of city rivals Newcastle West End, including the lease of St. James’ Park.
A new name for this stronger, unified club was chosen and ‘Newcastle United’ was officially recognised that same year on 9th December.
The Magpies’ new 2017/18 PUMA home kit will be unveiled soon.
One interesting thing is that clubs are now allowed to have more than one shirt sponsor in the Premier League.
Sponsors can have their logo on the sleeves and it’s another way to make money.
How long before the Premier League has a third sponsor – for the socks?
And yes – another one for the shorts.
It’s all about the money these days – as we all know.
That anniversary crest looks very good – it will go well with the Premier League crest on the new Newcastle United shirts.
Howay The Lads!!