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Newcastle United is up for sale: 5 jerseys (and reasons) to but the club

The most stylish english football club is up for sale Newcastle United is up for sale: 5 jerseys (and reasons) to but the club

All the football lovers with a passion for fashion retain a piece of their heart to one of the most strange and goofy clubs of the world: Newcastle United. In the last two decades, the team did terrible on the pitch going up and down between Championship and Premier and failing every nice occasion they had. Yet in spite of all this, Newcastle can rightly claim to be the owners of some of the football's most iconic and gorgeous strips. News of the day in England is that Mike Ashley - the owner of Newcastle United - has formally confirmed he is actively attempting to sell the club. He wants around 430 million of euros for the concern he bought 10 years ago, makes it plain he would accept staggered payments and wants a clean break rather than a partnership with new investors.


Fashion-wise, Newcastle has been always a benchmark for jerseys. The black and white stripes are almost impossible to get wrong (Umbro managed it once with a combination of thick and thin. Awful) and that's given brands like Asics, adidas and Puma license to create some truly stunning sportswear. In order to facilitate the selling of the club, we selected their top-five jerseys of all time


Home and away kit 1995-97

The home shirt was also worn in that famous 4-3 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield in which Stan Collymore snatched a last minute winner. It will also be remembered as the Alan Shearer homecoming shirt, big AL went on to become Newcastle United's all-time top goalscorer. Made by adidas, the classic style with grandad color and iconic Newcastle Brown Ale sponsor can still be seen proudly worn around St James Park today.


Home kit 2001-02


By 2001, Sir Bobby Robson was working his magic at St. James' Park. To complement players such as Alan Shearer and Craig Bellamy, adidas came up with this striking "three stripes" shirt. The kit was worn by the club domestically and in the Champions League, serving as a reminder of some memorable European nights for the Magpies both at home and abroad.


Away 1983-85

Newcastle had been in the second-division doldrums in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but the arrival of Kevin Keegan in 1982 changed all of that. The club was promptly promoted to the top flight two years later. Their kit at that time, manufactured by Umbro, proudly displayed the blue star of sponsors Scottish and Newcastle Breweries. It became a regular sight on the St. James' Park terraces.


Away 2009-10

Initially greeted with derision by Newcastle fans and outright ridicule by the rest of the footballing world, it was widely speculated that the calypso kit was a parting shot from want-away chairman Mike Ashley. The kit became the defining image of a side who were able to ignore what everyone else was saying and do their talking on the pitch. The two-tone yellow stripes, which were as popular with kids going on holiday as the ice lollies they were likely modeled on, oversaw Newcastle's greatest ever away points haul.


Home 1993-95

For Asics first and only Newcastle home shirt they returned to a simple arrangement of stripes, included a pop-button collar. A classic of the genre. The home kit that accompanied Newcastle's return to top-flight football is a fan favorite for a number of reasons. It consigned Umbro's horrific experiment of alternating thick and thin stripes to the annals of history, a noble undertaking on their part but one that neatly summed up just how misguided a lot of brands were in their attempts to modernize football kits in the late 80s/90s. Most importantly though, it became synonymous with the image of Andy Cole and Peter Beardsley cutting defenses apart.