Primrose Nation

Posted by on Jul 1, 2009 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Are Newcastle United going to provide Barnum and Bailey style entertainment this coming season? Several indicators would appear to point to this. No manager yet and precious little news: the fog on the Tyne is a full blown pea souper at the moment. Opposing fans will be hoping that Fabricio Coloccini stays, but amid the uncertainty, the club have come up with a great way of keeping us all entertained by unveiling their new primrose away kit. I can’t really describe it any better than Ben on the superb blog Black & White and Read All Over.

Rob Langham
Rob Langham is co-founder of the defiantly non-partisan football league blog, The Two Unfortunates, a website that occasionally strays into covering issues of wider importance. He's 50 and lives in Oxford while retaining his boyhood support of Reading FC. He tweets as @twounfortunates and has written for a number of websites and publications including The Inside Left, When Saturday Comes, In Bed with Maradona, Futbolgrad and The Blizzard as well as being nominated for the Football Supporters' Federation Blogger of the Year Award in 2013.


  1. Ben
    July 2, 2009

    Mark my words, if Coloccini leaves he'll be superb for someone else. Look at the precedents: Titus Bramble, Jean-Alain Boumsong – well, OK, not Boumsong, but…

    Coloccini + that strip + the 'Benny Hill Show' theme music playing in their heads = probably the most amusement opposition fans will have all season. Though baiting Joey Barton will come close.

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    September 14, 2012

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