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Red Numbers On New Strips Should Be A Lot Clearer

One of the things with last year’s strips was the re-introduction of those great red numbers that we had in the 50s and 60s, and they looked great.

Last season the numbers were placed directly onto the backs of the shirts, but it was difficult at times to make them out.

A picture on the Newcastle website today shows Kit and Equipment assistant Neil Stoker putting the red numbers on the backs of the new strips.

Neil Stoker putting those red numbers on the strips

And notice that where the numbers go is now a gray color – so the numbers should be clearer.

Last year’s strips – red numbers placed directly over the stripes       

Wonder if there will be gray where the names are?

The website has an article out of behind the scenes photos of people involved in getting the club moving again for what we hope will be a very successful season.

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • Moonraker15

    Jul 6, 2018 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #1

    Will Ki get the number 4 shirt ?

  • ashleysmate

    Jul 6, 2018 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #2

    Just a shame there’s too much grey area with our transfer attempts?

  • Ben

    Jul 6, 2018 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #3

    Grey is just the paper transfer which is peeled back to leave the Red number. Same as last season Ed! 🙂

  • ashleysmate

    Jul 6, 2018 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #4


  • richyg01

    Jul 6, 2018 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #5

    Ed. Are you sure that grey area is not just the transfer film for the number that he is pressing on there. They look the same if you get one done yourself, the number is on a clear(ish) paper that is the same size as the hot press so that the shirt does not get melted.

  • Ben

    Jul 6, 2018 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #6

    Exactly Richyg. If you look closely at number 4 you can see grey transfer outline on the white stripe. Def not a design feature.

  • one fine day

    Jul 6, 2018 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #7

    The red numbers look cracking to me .
    Just wish it was adidas stil doing them.
    Come to think of it I’d take bukta over the minty cheap way puma do kits .

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 6, 2018 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #8

    Really like the look of Poulsen the Danish guy. People saying he is a striker that isn’t prolific but Denmark played either Jorgensen or Cornelius as their main striker and Poulsen was running through very effectively from midfield.

    Would love the following:-

    A quick, mobile goal scorer
    Mexican left winger

    Would love to see the back of:


    Really don’t want


  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 6, 2018 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #9

    ashley’s mate

    you were right first time – grey.

  • toon kk

    Jul 6, 2018 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #10

    Who ever comes in as long as we’re improving its a step in the right direction, our scouting isn’t the best but it’s being done on a budget. I don’t think Rafa looks at goals as a priority anyway. I just hope we don’t keep going for a cheaper option all the time just to save a few quid, they can’t seem to grasp the fact they’re actually wasting money going for cheap alternatives, ie Joselu.

  • lesh

    Jul 6, 2018 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #11

    From the Chron (if true of course)

    ‘According to a report in France from Nice Matin, Borussia Monchengladbach have won the race to sign Alassane Plea.
    Newcastle have been heavily linked with the Nice striker, as have Tottenham and West Ham, but he could now be set for a move to Germany’

    And Grealish set for Spurs.

    If they are/ were targets, it really looks as though Charnley’s hard work’s paying off and Ashley’s bust a gut to grant Rafa’s wish list.

    Fear not peeps, Charnley’s submitted another bid for Salaman Rushdie as an alternative to Plea

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 6, 2018 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #13

    Thanks Jib. Interesting seeing Arma and Murphy arriving together – they were on loan at Coventry together and had a good partnership there, I believe under Tony Mowbray.

    No sign of Merino or Mbemba but Matt Ritchie very definitely there. Mitro still on hols post-World Cup, of course.

    Looks to me like Jamie Sterry has bulked up somewhat, which probably isn’t a bad thing for him.

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 6, 2018 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #14

    Rumours now of Spuds interest in Plea and they are now in the driving seat.

    Really bored now…

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 6, 2018 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #15

    they were on loan with the young Norwich number ten, JAmes Madsison. I’ve just read Leicester signed him. They’ve been buying some great players as usual. Shame they’ll lose Mahrez. They could have really pushed the top lot if their manager is up to the task.

  • Average_Contents

    Jul 6, 2018 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #16

    Our first four games are on tv, rescheduled of course.


    It’s the Chelsea one too, rearranged for the Sunday 4pm.

    Unlucky sweet cheeks

  • Tsunki

    Jul 6, 2018 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #18

    The red will be the sponsors idea no doubt. Lucky colour, whereas white isn’t good at all.

    If they got their way they’d retire a few numbers too ha ha

  • Tosun A. Wobbler

    Jul 6, 2018 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #19

    Re: previous post. Call me a silly old softy, but Rafa’s big ole beaming smile makes me feel guurd. Like James Brown feels guuurd!

  • lesh

    Jul 6, 2018 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #20


    You’ve every reason to feel bored, ennui, deja vue.

    Are we really expected to believe that the likes of Plea, Stuore et al are/ were real targets? The rumours are put out by agents and left to run, passively encouraged, by Bishop – and the silence from the club.

    Between the media, Bishop and Ashley, the close season strategy’s been that of say nowt, feed the rumour mill, let the fans speculate while they’re distracted by the world cup.

    And as the clock ticks on we’ll no doubt end up with some incomers picked up for next to nowt in football’s equivalent of Paddy’s Market.

    Same old, same old.


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