Newcastle United have unveiled the home kit for the 2019/20 season this morning.
Here is the tweet that was sent revealing the new home shirt:
???? Our new 2019/20 home kit.
Inspired by the heroes of 1969.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) June 19, 2019
It is said to be inspired by the strips worn by the last Newcastle team to win a cup. Since it’s been 50 years since Newcastle defeated Ujpest FC in the 1969 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, I guess now is a good time to honor that occasion.
We don’t think they look too much alike to be honest, as the 1969 shirt was more of a proper striped shirt. This version really only has the one black stripe down the middle.
This does look to be the same shirt that was leaked back in March along with what appears will be our new away and change shirts.
It also looks like the red numbers and player names will remain which we think looks very nice.
Now we just need Rafa and a few world-class players holding this shirt at St James Park. Then maybe these shirts can become historic as well.