We brought the news to you back in May of the new burgundy away kit, and now Newcastle United fans today had a first glimpse of the new home kit for the upcoming season.
The photo, courtesy of NUFC Fans, was taken as the Newcastle United team came out of the dressing room for their first pre-season match of the Summer against FC Chemnitzer in Germany.
The kit naturally abides by the tradition of the holy black and white stripes, but they are thinner than last season’s kit. While the 2011-12 kit had a wider outsider stripe, the new strip has returned to the more traditional design of thin, symmetrical stripes.
Another difference is that the sponsorship band, displaying the recently changed ‘Virgin Money’ affiliation, will be white, as opposed to the thick black band which portrayed the ‘Northern Rock’ sponsorship at the beginning of last season.
The socks and the shorts are still black but the latter show a thin white stripe down the side.
The goalkeeping kit, as you see, is a light shade of grey, with a blue band across the front of the chest. Puma seem to like this design with both Borussia Dortmund and the Italy goalkeeping kit carrying the same band on the chest.
A picture of the shirt was leaked a few months ago but it wasn’t clear whether it was a fake or not. But now it appears as though it certainly wasn’t a fake.
So far there has been a mixed reaction from Toon fans across the country, some complaining the kit is too ‘garish’.
What do you think?