Two new Newcastle United kits have been ‘leaked’ online for the 2022/23 season.
Next season will be the second year our kits have been made by Castore, who replaced Puma last summer. Their arrival led to huge takeover speculation, with the announcement on Twitter including the hashtag ‘#ANewBetter’. However, ‘a new better’ was still a few months away.
‘A new better’ has certainly arrived now, but fans had to wait until October for the takeover to go through.
The first lot of Castore kits has received mix reactions from Toon fans. The home kit is lovely…if it wasn’t for that stupid ‘four’ in the middle of it.
Following that blunder, the UK manufacturer are certainly under pressure to deliver.
Newcastle United’s new home and third kits ‘leaked’
The images of the new kit first emerged on Twitter, and have now been picked up by footyheadlines.com.
The new home shirt is rather smart, boasting thinner stripes compared to this season’s. There’s also no horrendous number four due to the change of collar.
The Black and white stripes continue on the back too, which suggests the use of red numbers may continue. Unless they change to light blue, which is the colour used for the Castore logo on the front of the jersey.
Newcastle’s leaked third kit is navy, while the badges and sleeve cuffs are golden. Perhaps Castore are predicting a trophy this season…
No sponsors on leaked Toon shirts
Personally, I like both kits, but it’s difficult to fully judge until we see them with a sponsor. Interestingly, neither kit has the Fun88 logo slapped in the middle of it.
Meanwhile, other leaked kits on footyheadlines.com include sponsors.
Perhaps this hints to the fact Newcastle will be getting a new sponsor for next season. It was never stated how long Fun88’s contract was – it was merely reported as a multi-year deal. They’ve sponsored the Magpies since 2017.
Any new sponsorship deal will need to be approved by the Premier League, after the rules were changed following the Saudi-backed takeover last year.
There were fears from clubs that Saudi companies would sponsor Newcastle for ridiculous amounts of money. Weirdly, they weren’t fussed when we were sponsored by Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct…
It’s unclear who Newcastle’s new shirt sponsor will be. However, it will certainly be a much more lucrative deal.
For now, the ‘leaked’ kits look a bit bare. But the home shirt is certainly an improvement on this season’s!