Magpies set to meet the Old Lady
On this week’s show I revealed that Juventus are to host Notts County in their first fixture at their new all-singing, all-dancing 41,000 seater stadium in Turin in what could be Martin Allen’s first game in Europe as a manager.
I am looking into the link between these two clubs and why the Magpies are moving heaven and earth to make this fixture happen, despite it being just two days before a League One fixture against Walsall.
When established in 1897 Juventus, who were struggling to find a kit in time for a match, had to settle for Pink shirts that had been sent to them by mistake.
But in 1903 after the club had become fed up with washing the shirts and the colour fading, it was up to a certain Englishman, John Savage, to use his contacts in the UK to supply new shirts with colours that would not fade while in the wash.
John Savage’s friend, a Notts County fan, shipped out the black and white strip to Turin and ever since Juve have worn a black and white striped kit.
They may be the Old Lady of Italian football, but they owe much to their friends at Meadow Lane…