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Newcastle United launch new shirt with old logo


 
 

When things go wrong in football - they seem to go wrong on and off the pitch. Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has not only had to contend with dire results threatening possible relegation on Sunday, he has seen two of his key back room staff quit the club this week.

To top it off, the club launched its new home strip for 2015/16 in the knowledge that main sponsor - Wonga - has changed it's logo and the one on the shirt is now out of date.

The Puma-designed shirt was modelled by skipper Fabricio Coloccini only hours before Wonga announced their new logo and new strategy. Gone are their trademark puppet adverts - which some people said attracted too young a viewer and we can expect to see a new range of adverts showing hard working mums and dads.

A Wonga spokesman said they were unable to print the new logo on the shirt due to the lead time it takes to produce thousands of replica kits.

Meanwhile, John Irvine Newcastle's acclaimed Finance director who is highly regarded within St James’ Park and is third in command behind Ashley and managing director Lee Charnley has, according to the Daily Mail,­ become frustrated with life at the club and will head to a similar role at Newcastle International Airport.

To make matters worse, Irving’s assistant David Gilroy is heading to Manchester City leaving two key posts vacant.

Still, if Newcastle manage to survive on Sunday by beating West Ham, Ashley will have time to re-group in the summer.

JB

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