Black and White Stripes

(6 customer reviews)


The Greatest Collection of Newcastle United Matchworn Shirts
By Gavin Haigh
Paperback: 208 pages     Publisher: Conker Editions (10 August 2022)
ASIN: 173977051X
ISBN-13: 978-1739770518    Size: 148 x 210mm     RRP: £16.00

Be the first kid in your street to own the ultimate Newcastle United shirts book. Order from Conker and you’ll get a free set of four limited-edition Classic NUFC Shirts postcards, too!

BLACK AND WHITE STRIPES is a stunning showcase of the world’s greatest collection of matchworn Newcastle United shirts. It tells the story of one man’s lifelong labour of love as a Magpies supporter and collector – and also works brilliantly, both visually and emotionally, as an informal fans’ history of the club spanning the late 1950s to date.

Every Newcastle United fan will be transported back in time by the historic matchworn shirts featured, each of which recalls a season, a past hero, big-match thrills and heartaches. Through the power of the shirts they wore, BLACK AND WHITE STRIPES puts you in touch with memories of Peter Beardsley and Alan Shearer, Gary Speed and Jonjo Shelvey.

Here is the shirt worn by hat-trick hero David Kelly in the 7-1 thrashing of Leicester in 1993, when the lads were presented with the First Division trophy. The Aertex number nine jersey prepared for the Japan Cup in 1983, but never used. Paul Gascoigne’s well-worn away shirt from the 1987/88 season. And many more…

Foreword by Newcastle United legend David Kelly.

About the author

Gavin Haigh’s life as a passionate NUFC shirt collector began as a seven-year-old in June 1976 with a trip with his mother to Stan Seymour’s sports shop in the centre of Newcastle. He attended his first match in October 1976, standing on the Gallowgate, became a Milburn Stand season-ticket holder in 1992 and continues to attend every home match, his love and commitment to the club never wavering. Gavin’s knowledge of the history of the club and their shirts is second to none, his NUFC shirt collection currently standing at close to 1000, of which 275 are matchworn shirts.

6 reviews for Black and White Stripes


    The book that so many Newcastle United Shirt collectors / Nostalgic fans / collectors / history buffs have been waiting for

    A legendary collection opened up for the first time

  2. Paul Durham (verified owner)

    This is a must-have for any NUFC fan, but especially those with an interest in the history of the club, as well as long-standing supporters. It is a high quality production, with glossy pages and superbly reproduced photos. Add to that the author’s text, which provides really interesting information, it represents excellent value for money.

  3. Paul Lyon (verified owner)

    The perfect nostalgia hit for NUFC fans, Gavin’s collection of shirts and stories attached to them is impressive, a real labour of love

    A must for all NUFC fans and football shirt collectors

  4. Run Geordie Run

    This has clearly been a labour of love for the author. Perfect for any shirt geek and obviously any Newcastle fan. Superbly illustrated with fascinating anecdotes with every page turn. Filled full of some well known shirts which offer a trip down memory lane. There’s also a few surprises in there too. All in all, a superb book.

  5. Phil Marriott (verified owner)

    The author’s passion for NUFC comes across clearly in this beautifully presented book. There’s new information included, along with quality images of familiar and some unfamiliar shirts.

    Well worth purchasing.

  6. Alan Golightly (verified owner)

    A thoroughly enjoyable book, with very descriptive stories about how each shirt was obtained. A must for any Newcastle supporter who loves our history. Would love to see this collection in a club museum.

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