Newcastle United Kit 2011/2012
As every NUFC fan will be aware of, yesterday Newcastle United FC released images of their official 2011/2012 FA Premier League (we’re safe) home kit and goalkeeper kit. The kit sponsor is still with Northern Rock while the kit design still lies with Puma. The home strip is available with the standard NUFC badge or an alternative gold badge.
NUFC Goalkeeper Kit 2011/2012
NUFC Home Kit 2011/2012
There isn’t too much to say about the goalkeeper kit, it is gold and contains black and white trimmings.
The home strip is predominantly black with two thin white stripes down the centre, the sleeves are also white while the back of the strip has a black panel for player/supporter names and numbers.
If you would like to purchase the new home kit, it will be on sale from Thursday 19th May.
The strips have been received with mixed reactions amongst the NUFC faithful, some seeing the move away from the traditional black and white stripes as an insult to NUFC fans and the traditions of the club, while others welcome the change as a breath of fresh air and like the overall look.
Personally I am not a massive fan of the new kit (the goalkeeper kit is fine), I associate Newcastle United FC with black and white stripes and the strip doesn’t reflect this. I know that there isn’t too much kit designers Puma can do with black and white stripes but it feels like the move away from this has been made for the sake of it (trying to shake up).
Away and Third Kit Rumours
The rumours going around regarding the 2011/2012 NUFC away and third strips is that the away strip will be orange (?!?) and the third strip will be black. The feedback has been more positive regarding this rumour as the orange kit will either be a big hit or a big miss but most NUFC fans have responded positively to having an all black third strip.
The bottom line of this story is that if you don’t like the new NUFC home kit, you don’t have to buy it (this is sometimes not an option for die-hard fans). I think I will stick with my David Ginola grandad collar strip for now, hoping the third strip comes out nice.
What do you think of the kit? Feel free to comment with your views on it (can of worms now open).
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