With all the news on the management front floating around these last couple of days, our important game with Manchester United at Old Trafford will kick off in a short 5 hours.
Nigel Pearson – in charge of the team at Old Trafford today
The players need to be fully ready for the game this afternoon. We are hoping Nigel Pearson, who is in charge of the team today, will be able to get the lads concentrating totally on the game. It cannot have been an easy job for Nigel to prepare the lads for the game this afternoon. But Nigel is a good professional coach, and it’s a chance for him to show what he can do.
There’s been a bevy of activity on the news front as to who the new manager will be. And of course Harry Redknapp, just this morning, turned down the Newcastle offer made to him last night in London. As we said in our preview yesterday, we would be pleased with a point from this game.
Here’s some pictures, taken from the official Newcastle United Web site, of the lads in training yesterday morning, before they flew out to Manchester.
Ben Tozer – our new 17 year-old – wonder what he thinks of all the hassle?
Owen trying to foul Jose to get the ball – no way!
James Milner, fit again – getting personal with Damien – looks like a foul