The 1997-99 home shirt has the classic simplicity of narrow black and white stripes with black edged white hoops on the cuffs and crew neck and centralised gold logo, crest and sponsorship. Alan Shearer was injured for half the season, but manager Kenny Dalgleish supplemented the strike force with John Barnes and Ian Rush, though his style of football was more cautious than his predecessor, Kevin Keegan, and he was replaced the following season by Ruud Gullit. The highlight of 1997-98 was the run in the Champions League, including beating Barcelona 3-2 with a Faustino Asprilla hat-trick, and Newcastle also reached the FA Cup Final only to lose 2-0 to Arsenal. Please note before purchasing that vintage clothing is second hand so doesn't come in perfect condition (unless stated). Expect some mild wear, age-related staining, minor bobbles from previous use.
Please view and zoom in on the photographs as they form a large part of the item description. Measurements taken laid flat: Tag size XL. Inches / back 33 inches.Measurements given have been double-checked. Please check them against a garment that fits you, in order to avoid a non-fit.
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