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Another Look At Newcastle’s New Home Strip With Red Numbers – Out Today

One of the things I vividly remember when I had my very first visit to St. James’ Park with my parents in late 1949 was that Jackie Milburn was very fast and he had a red number 9 on his back.

My mom kept telling me “watch out for number 9 – that’s Wor Jackie” and it’s about the only thing my Mom knew about football, but at the time my father was an avid supporter who was just nuts on Newcastle and went to all the away games.

So it’s simply great that Newcastle have finally returned to those red numbers again.

The lads wearing the new home strips

The names on the back of the shirts are also red, but of course in the olden days there were no names on the shirts – you had to work out from the numbers who the players were.

The numbers for the players were 2-11 during the game – the players did not have individual  numbers back then like they do today and no number 1 for the goalkeeper back then – he had no number.

But don’t get me wrong, even back then we had some very modern conveniences – like sliced bread for instance.


The Newcastle home strips are on sale today, so here’s some information put out on the Newcastle United Twitter account about the new strips.

We expect the strips to be very popular and of course they also celebrate 125 years of Newcastle United.

Comments welcome.

4 comments so far

  • lochinvar

    Jun 15, 2017 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #1

    Seeing Supermac and Peter Beardsley in the new shirt is an interesting ploy but maybe time to move on from that and air brush them out of the promo for decencies sake.
    Reminds me of Grandad dancing – it happens, it’s amusing and fun for awhile but then you need to retreat to the bar and let the youngsters get on with it.
    Better to remember them powering down the pitch and cracking in the goals.
    Don’t worry I still believe in Santa.

  • U.S Magpie

    Jun 15, 2017 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #2

    Poor Supermac, his face is saying ” what the phuck am I doing here “.

  • Klatoon

    Jun 15, 2017 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #3

    Smalling and Leiva ? Could do what Simpson and Drinkwater did for Leicester?

  • toonincheek

    Jun 15, 2017 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed – You said
    “even back then we had some very modern conveniences”
    Obviously not referring to those at St. James!


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