Throwback to Gazza, Beardsley, Waddle days with Newcastle’s new ‘classic’ away kit

AWAY THE LADS ... Fabricio Coloccini, Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran model the new Newcastle United change strip.
AWAY THE LADS ... Fabricio Coloccini, Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran model the new Newcastle United change strip.

NEWCASTLE United have unveiled their new away kit - and it’s a throwback to a classic 1980s design.

The new all-silver Puma strip is inspired by the shirts worn by some of the city’s most famous sons, with Peter Beardsley, Chris Waddle and Paul Gascoigne all sporting a similarly strip in the mid-1980s.

It has black trim on the shirt, shorts and socks. ‘Newcastle United Football Club 1892’ wording featured throughout the kit as a pinstripe detail, and club accents on the upper back neck, waist-band of the shorts and socks.

Fans can order the kit now via www.NUFCdirect.com ahead of a general release date of Thursday, May 8.

Subject to Premier league approval, the new away kit will be worn by the first team in the club’s final league game against Liverpool* on Sunday, May 11, and throughout the 2014/15 campaign.

Stuart Middlemiss, director of retail at Newcastle United, said: “The new away kit is a celebration of one our most iconic shirt designs, with some of our most famous players in the modern era wearing the all silver kit between 1983 and 1988.

“I’m sure it will be extremely popular, and that our players and supporters will be as equally proud to wear it.”

Paul Spencer, PUMA UKIB general manager, added: “We’re extremely proud of the new away kit. Our design team were inspired by the club’s history, and their ambition to enhance player performance.”