Newcastle was founded in 1892 by the merger of Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End, and has played at its current home ground, St James’ Park, ever since. The club has been a member of the Premier League for all but two years of the competition’s history, and has never dropped below English football’s second tier since joining the Football League in 1893. The club has been owned by Mike Ashley since 2007, succeeding long term chairman and owner Sir John Hall.
They have won four League Championship titles and six FA Cups, as well as the 1969 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup. Newcastle United has the ninth highest total of major honours won by an English club. The club’s most successful period was between 1904 and 1910, when they won an FA Cup and three of their First Division titles. Recently the club have been highly successful in the Premier League in the 1990s and early 2000s, but have been mostly struggling since the 2006–07 season, and have been relegated once in 2009.
Official: Newcastle United 2015-16 Third Kit
Confirming the previous leaks on the internet, the new third shirt for Newcastle next season was confirmed with it’s official launch this week.
The new third shirt is made by PUMA and features a solid black design with a unique pink and white modern sash on the front. Additional pink trim is seen on the sleeve cuffs while extra touches of white are seen on the neckline. A simple rounded crew-neck collar is used while the sash is broken up by the Wonga sponsor in the centre of the shirt.
Talking about the new launch, Puma’s Head of Marketing, PUMA UKIB; Ruth How said: “Newcastle have a rich history in football with some of world’s most passionate fans so from the moment we took on duties as official kit supplier, we wanted to ensure the kits we delivered were worthy of this important club. We have used all of our apparel knowledge and innovation to enhance player performance on the pitch.”
The new third kit will be available from July and is expected to be completed with black shorts and socks, it will be available for fans in the PWR ACTV player fit version as well as the more forgiving fan’s replica option.
Official: Newcastle United 2015-16 PUMA Home Kit
Previously seen leaked images confirm the new Newcastle United home kit for the 2015-16 season.
The brand new home shirt for the Magpies again features their trademark black and white stripes while additional blue details are used in a unique diagonal gradient hooped design from the base of the shirt upwards. Extra touches of blue colours the sleeve cuffs, v-neck collar and back of the shirt. The shirt is again sponsored by loan company Wonga.
Three black stripes and four white stripes are used on the front while the entire back of the shirt is left solid white. A black stripe with blue piping covers the shoulders and sleeves while a large blue panel is featured at the base of the shirt. The amount of blue trim has certainly been increased from previous home shirts.
The new home kit will be completed with black shorts and socks with blue trim. It is expected the Magpies will debut their new home kit in the last fixture of the 14-15 season against West Ham United.