The new kit at Newcastle United has been “leaked”.
It was announced last week that the club’s new equipment supplier will be Castore, which has been in agreement for several years. According to Athletic, they have signed a six-year deal to make the Newcastle kit.
The home kit is set to launch on Saturday and will no doubt be released next week when Newcastle play their first pre-season friendly.
A tip of the kit was launched on Twitter, which certainly delighted some fans, who were impressed by the embroidery.
It was also reported last month that the new home kit will feature a grandfather collar – a return to one of Newcastle’s largest kits.
And it seems that these reports are true.
Before the launch of the shirt, an online leak appeared, and the kit has a grandparents’ collar.
Surprisingly, the kit is black and white – so it’s a good start. Castore opted for three thick stripes, rather than several thin ones.
The stripes are similar to the 2019/20 kit, but with black occupying the middle band. However, fortunately, the badges are not in the middle like that T-shirt.
The leaked shirt is illustrated with another kit, which is purple. However, it is not clear whether or not it is a away shirt or a goalkeeper’s shirt.
Based on appearance, it is more likely to be the latter.
As expected, the reaction on Twitter was … mixed. Unfortunately, most people seem to be disappointed with Castore’s first Toon shirt.
But again, this always seems to be the reaction when a new kit is released. And, as always, it often looks better in official images.
But for now, some Newcastle fans don’t like their new association with Castore. A problem for many fans seems to be the use of thicker stripes.
The “leaked” Newcastle kit didn’t hit the spot for some Toon fans
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