Newcastle United terminate Virgin Money sponsorship

Newcastle United surprised many Premier League fans when they finished 5th in the 2011/12 Barclays Premier League table, winning 19, drawing 8 and losing 11 of their matches. The team qualified for the UEFA Europa League 2012/13. After progressing from the Play-off round against Atromitos, Newcastle were drawn in Group D to face Bordeaux, Maritimo and Club Brugge.

When Virgin Money acquired Northern Rock bank on the 1st day of the year 2012, the logo of Virgin Money replaced that of Northern Rock as from the 4th January 2012, after a 9-year relationship between Newcastle and the troubled bank. The deal entered into by the club had a provision that they can terminate it after 12 months, and Newcastle have now announced that they will be taking up that option. This came about because Newcastle United have secured an “excellent commercial deal” according to managing director Derek Llambias. The new sponsor will be announced in the coming days. The logo of Virgin Money will continue to appear on the club’s shirts for the remainder of the 2012/13 season, so that a new strip doesn’t have to be released midway through a campaign.

Posted by reddevilrooney on October 1st, 2012 in Newcastle United - Copyright Football Shirts News © 2012

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  1. Stevet:

    I doubt it will happen, but it would be great to see the Newcastle Brown Ale logo back on their shirts. One of the rare cases of a the sponsors logo being s classic too.

  2. mambojambo:

    Sports Direct anyone?

  3. Jake:

    @2: I read somewhere that they couldn’t do that as Sports Direct are directly owned by Mike Ashley and that breaks SOME regulation. Then again, QPR do have AirAsia on their kits…

  4. United !!!:

    virgin money logo never sat well in the nufc shirts…. good call

  5. Batista:

    Thank God they have terminated the ugly sponsor which didn’t fit the shirt at all. Northen Rock was the best.

  6. Jarkko:

    Bit bad on fans as now another shirt will be released with new sponsors.

  7. tonesterwolf:

    @6 I love it when people comment before reading the article properly!! The new shirt will be released next season which would have happened anyway sponsor change or not! As for the sponsor I’m with @1 and love Newkie Browns Star on the black and white stripes.

  8. brutzfutz:

    slap in the face of VIRGIN.

  9. Jarkko:

    @7 – yes my mistake! saw article on phone but never read the description…d’oh. Agree with all above re N B A logo, would be good.

  10. Greg:

    Telegraph say Wonga… also includes Stadium naming rights. Yes, Wonga Stadium/Arena

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