Local Lad Robbie Elliott Returns To Newcastle United


The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Kevin Keegan has given a coaching position to a familiar face as part of his back-room staff.

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Robbie Elliott – back at club in coaching capacity

Local lad Robbie Elliott has been employed at the club as a strength and conditioning coach, which we had suggested could be the case back on July 5th – see the last two paragraphs.

Elliott is set to work under the former Crystal Palace fitness guru Mark Hulse, who is also now working at Newcastle.

Our coaching team is a little bit under strength right now, because of the departure of Steve Round to Everton.

The return to the club of Elliott will provide something of a boost to the playing staff, and we expect Robbie is over the moon with his appointment.

Former England Under-21 fitness coach Mark Hulse, who left Crystal Palace during the close season, will now team up with Elliott at Newcastle – two good acquisitions by Keegan.  Adrian Lamb is said to be leaving the club

The 34-year-old Geordie told the Evening Chronicle today:

“I’m coming in under Mark Hulse who is the head man and I am coming in to help him with the first team and reserves.”

“You always know when the time is right and I knew that quite quickly into the season.”

“But it was definitely the right time and I made the right decision.”

After working with fitness coach Adrian Lamb last season, Elliott added:

“It was always the line I wanted to go in.”

“The way it has turned out though couldn’t be better, from hanging my boots up, I have come straight to Newcastle on the strength and conditioning side.”

“The Keegan era was the highlight of my career and if the club can get anywhere near that again, it would be great.”

“We’ll wait and see but I have really enjoyed it.”

“And after doing my cruciate at 18 if somebody had told me 17 years later I would be still going I’d have laughed at them.”

Robbie had his first taste of action as a coach with the Newcastle reserves side, with Keegan alongside him in the dug-out, during the 6-2 defeat against Newcastle Benfield. We think Robbie will not forget that first game.

A delighted Robbie Elliott added:

“It’s great to link up with Kevin and Terry McDermott and Arthur Cox again.”

“It’s nice, but the most important thing is what happens on the pitch.”

“Hopefully we can build up a good team.”

We are over the moon that Robbie is back at the club, and there’s always something very special about having local lads at the club, whether they be playing or coaching – it’s great for the club.

Welcome back Robbie.

Comments welcome.



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17 comments so far

  • brownrob

    Jul 16, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #1

    Good lad, shares his name with me! 😀

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  • AndyNUFC

    Jul 16, 2008 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #2

    SHEARER TO TAKE STEVE ROUND’S PLACE.

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  • Davies

    Jul 16, 2008 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #3

    Nice bloke by all accounts. Nice to see him back at the club.

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  • Beastie

    Jul 16, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #4

    class, love to see some more of the old boys coming back! can peter beardsley nt get a job in the 1st team coachin?

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  • WesToon

    Jul 16, 2008 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #5

    @ Beastie,couldnt agree more, Welcome Back Robbie,good luck mate & Bring back Peter Beardsley,my fav player when i was growing up,PURE CLASS!!

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  • Matt

    Jul 16, 2008 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #6

    Jobs for the boys?

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  • Staffsmag

    Jul 16, 2008 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #7

    @Matt

    Jobs for the boys ? look at all the shite FSA brought with him and what good did that do us ? At least this lad knows the club and has a passion for the place! Welcome back Robbie

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  • Beastie

    Jul 16, 2008 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #8

    we need lads like this at the club coachin they know everything bout the club and know what makes it tick most of all they know what we wanna c!

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  • dingo

    Jul 16, 2008 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #9

    welcome back Robbie

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  • ObaFan2

    Jul 16, 2008 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #10

    The club must be buzzin’ behind the scenes and with luck and hard work this will project onto the pitch.

    Can’t wait for the season to start but just need the new playrs to sign on the dotted line……. go on KK.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jul 16, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #11

    Top Man welcome back fella !

    Good signing

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  • Punk Skunk

    Jul 16, 2008 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Welcome back Robbie, for the 3rd (is it?) time…
    …Let’s have PEDRO BACK…PLEASE!..

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  • Dave

    Jul 16, 2008 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Always give 110% as a player, good to see him back

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  • Bill F Splash the Cash Ash

    Jul 16, 2008 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #14

    I reckon it’s half the battle getting the backroom staff in place, now lets see the goods produced on the pitch.

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  • Leo

    Jul 16, 2008 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #15

    welcome home laddie

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  • bailey

    Jul 16, 2008 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #16

    And still no Peter Beardsley. Priorities not first obviously.

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  • JP...from The Rock of Gibraltar

    Jul 16, 2008 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #17

    First of all welcome back Robbie! The other thing being wasn’t Beardsley already behind the scenes at the club?? We should get Shearer in now to help KK.

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