Fitness Coaches Hulse and Elliott Leave Newcastle For Liverpool


It seems like the news at Newcastle United continues to get worse, as we hear today that strength and conditioning coaches Mark Hulse and his assistant, Robbie Elliott, have left St James’s Park just days before the start of pre-season training on Wednesday.

robbie elliott   -430110714

Robbie Elliott – local lad leaves Newcastle for Liverpool

It looks like Chris Hughton will be put in charge as caretaker manager on July 1, assisted by goalkeeping coach Paul Barron, and news today that Ashley may bring in Colin Calderwood.

Newcastle Academy coach Richard Money and his assistant Alan Thompson are the only other coaches that will be at the club’s Benton HQ on Wednesday to “welcome” the players back.

Mark Hulse is highly rated and and both coaches have been hired by Liverpool, and this will leave Newcastle with no fitness coaches at a time when fitness will be job one with the Newcastle players.

It seems like Hulse and Elliott were not able to obtain any guarantees from Ashley regarding their future roles at St James’s Park, and the two of them have opted to leave without that guarantee.

What a disgrace this is.

So it’s not only players we may lose in this period of vast uncertainty and zero leadership at the club.

A Newcastle  insider told the Chronicle:

“Both Mark and Robbie have moved on.” “All of it adds to the confusion at what is happening at the club at the moment and it will certainly be interesting to see how this changes the schedule.”

“Mark and Robbie were highly respected by the players and it will be interesting to see what the reaction is when they return next week.”

“With no manager in place either this is just another blow for them.” “These days everybody knows that strength and conditioning is extremely important in football.

“Not only to help prevent injuries but water intake and nutrition for each player comes into play.” “Every player has their own personal plan of action and it’s not just a case of a few laps round the pitch and games of five-a-side these days.”

“We’ve moved on, so while managers and players are still the ones who get the limelight, people like Mark and Robbie are probably the unsung heroes.”

As we’ve said before, if this was a normal business, which it isn’t,  both Ashley and LLambias would be out on their ears, for the gross management incompetency they continue to show in running the club.

The situation at Newcastle is getting to be extremely serious, and once again Mike Ashley has made a pig’s ear out of his job as Newcastle owner, and is now very seriously jeopardizing the club’s future.

One way to look at a business and measure how good the management is there, is to look at whether people are trying to get in or get out.  And of course they all seem to be wanting to leave Newcatsle right now, it’s seems that bad.

And who would want to come into a club in this sorry state?    Hey, are we still favorites to be promoted next season?

Ashley is certainly leaving the Newcastle club in complete disarray, and it doesn’t look like there’s much that can be done about the rapid downward spiral of the Newcastle club. The club seems out of control, or are we missing something?

Wednesday will indeed now be very interesting, and the players coming back will enter a terrible mess, which is the state of the Newcastle United club right now.

Comments welcome.



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

98 comments so far

  • Rodzilla

    Jun 27, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #1

    …man the lifeboats!

    0
  • RyanToon

    Jun 27, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #2

    damn we lose our fitness coaches.. such a shame as we had the least injuries last season……NOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    0
  • Tal_nufc4eva

    Jun 27, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #3

    can we sue mike ashley???

    0
  • Toon_Ksk (Huh? u mean David Craig is real?)

    Jun 27, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #4

    No, we can’t sue MA as he owns the club. If he chooses to turn St.James into a mega-mall, we can’t stop him as well.

    0
  • hitman

    Jun 27, 2009 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #5

    this is to depressing.ashley a fkin tool.good enough for liverpool but not for the toon.

    0
  • toonoholic

    Jun 27, 2009 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #6

    i thought shearer wanted to bring his own set of fitness coaches. it might be a sign ?

    0
  • geordie deb

    Jun 27, 2009 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #7

    I presume these are the same fitness coaches that presided over a bunch of players last season that Alan Shearer thought were completley unfit when he joined the club?? hmm thought as much

    0
  • toonie

    Jun 27, 2009 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #8

    “Mark and Robbie are probably the unsung heroes.” !!!!! Give me a break !!!
    What a load of Crap !!!

    0
  • geordie deb

    Jun 27, 2009 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Really Ed you need to think some of these issues through before immediately casting everything in a disastrous light, further winding everyone up.

    0
  • Tino 11

    Jun 27, 2009 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #10

    Geordie Deb – Ed is simply taking a story out the chron and giving his view! It’s his blog and therefore he is going to give his view! He isn’t saying everyone has to agree with him, the comments section is for people to agree and disagree. But if you don’t like his articles, don’t criticise, just go elsewhere.

    0
  • AussieToon

    Jun 27, 2009 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #11

    He’s coming home, he’s coming home, Shearer’s coming home!

    This is the latest sign.

    0
  • geordie deb

    Jun 27, 2009 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #12

    Tino 11

    Calm down a bit. I know what the blog is for I’ve been following it long enough. Ed recently tends to report everything from a very negative perspective. While I understand there is not a lot of positive news, we can’t take everything that happens as literal. Putting 2 and 2 together ie unfit players, highest injuries in the league and the non renewal of our fitness coaches contracts does not mean it’s a disaster. I would have thought it’s another sign that somethings happening and Shearer will bring in fitness staff he believes will do a good job.

    0
  • batty

    Jun 27, 2009 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #13

    get in som tala told you komfort wahay

    0
  • batty

    Jun 27, 2009 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #14

    batty // Jun 27, 2009 at 11:53 AM

    komfort me lucks gone a bit shite m8 but iam backing som tala in the 310 each way m8

    0
  • geordie deb

    Jun 27, 2009 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Batty

    get in som tala told you komfort wahay

    Has one of your horses won?

    0
  • batty

    Jun 27, 2009 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #16

    aye deb took 20 to 1 £540 back lol

    0
  • batty

    Jun 27, 2009 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #17

    deb the it won the pitmans derby the only down side is phil brown was at newcastle races and him and pedro said they were backing it

    0
  • Tino 11

    Jun 27, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #18

    GD – I am calm 🙂 I just don’t see the point in having a go at Ed for putting the article up, even if it is negative. I wasn’t having a go at you really 😉

    0
  • geordie deb

    Jun 27, 2009 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #19

    Tino 11

    No worries – I’m just sick of reading negative stuff all the time. Maybe it’s wishful thinking but I keep trying to see something positive in anything reported about the toon, it’s getting desperate!

    0
  • geordie deb

    Jun 27, 2009 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #20

    Batty

    Well done mate, you can have a really good night out tonight!

    0
  • batty

    Jun 27, 2009 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #21

    geordie deb // Jun 27, 2009 at 3:37 PM

    Batty

    Well done mate, you can have a really good night out tonight!
    <<<< na a divent drink ile have a good nght in though

    0
  • Robbanufc

    Jun 27, 2009 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #22

    I cant say i’m worried over this news. We had one of the most unfit side in premier league last season, along with most injuries over the season.

    I rest my case.

    I cant wait to se a unfit liverpool side next season!

    0
  • komfort

    Jun 27, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #23

    batty ,nee prob’s i’ll have the good night out for you m8..

    gallon & half will do nicely..

    0
  • batty

    Jun 27, 2009 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #25

    komfort // Jun 27, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    batty ,nee prob’s i’ll have the good night out for you m8..

    gallon & half will do nicely..
    <<<< aye and chuck a bottle of whisky in there m8

    0
  • batty

    Jun 27, 2009 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #26

    bigdave cheers m8 thats made my day lol

    0
  • Stuart79

    Jun 27, 2009 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #27

    geordie deb // Jun 27, 2009 at 3:35 PM

    Tino 11

    No worries – I’m just sick of reading negative stuff all the time. Maybe it’s wishful thinking but I keep trying to see something positive in anything reported about the toon, it’s getting desperate!

    You need to follow another club if it’s positivity ya want!

    Last to leave turn out the light!

    0
  • Big Dave

    Jun 27, 2009 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #28

    26 batty clad to hear you beat the bookies today nice one mate. If you want you could donate it to the Fat Freddy in need fund .
    Geordie deb hows you and your right “it’s getting desperate!

    0
  • hitman

    Jun 27, 2009 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #29

    deb dont take this the wrong way like,every time you come on here you criticise ed.

    0
  • hitman

    Jun 27, 2009 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #30

    since worky opened his blog.

    0
  • geordie deb

    Jun 27, 2009 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #31

    Stuart 79

    ‘You need to follow another club if it’s positivity ya want!

    Last to leave turn out the light!’

    I wish, but like the rst of us, I’m stuck with the toon!

    0
  • geordie deb

    Jun 27, 2009 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #32

    ‘Geordie deb hows you and your right “it’s getting desperate!’
    Fine thanks Big Dave.

    0
  • magforlife

    Jun 27, 2009 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #33

    All news stories will be negative until someone at the club gives the media some information, its almost a retaliation but like them or loathe the media they can be managed, problem is, by who?

    0
  • geordie deb

    Jun 27, 2009 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #34

    Hitman

    ‘deb dont take this the wrong way like,every time you come on here you criticise ed since worky opened his blog.
    .’

    You’re right I have criticised Ed recently. I’ve always enjoyed the blog and still do but I think over the last month or so Ed has become fixated on turning every thing and anything that happens at NUFC into a ‘have a go at Mike Ashley’ theme almost regardless of the news item. It’s a shame because I like reading the banter but as soon as I get to predictable rant I stop reading Ed’s bit and move onto reading the comments. I think everyone is wound up enough without every opportunity being made to wind them up further. Still it’s just my opinion but from some other comments I’ve read directed at Ed they agree also but plenty won’t. I know it’s Ed’s blog and he can right what he wants but he used to be more balanced in his views. Maybe this lot have pushed im over the edge.

    0
  • chuck

    Jun 27, 2009 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #35

    Fitness people, dime a dozen !
    Are these the same guys who were around for the last few years or are they leftover from BSA`s crowd, whatever, no club in the country had more injuries than we did, even under Sir Bobby.
    So accordingly we should`nt be missing much.
    C`mon Ed. lighten up a bit, it`s only a matter of time, relax things cant get much worse.
    Can they ?

    0
  • Tom Mo.

    Jun 27, 2009 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #36

    It’s very amusing to me that nufc.co.uk has a ‘hospitality’ page on its website. Never seen that from MA.

    0
  • Big Dave

    Jun 27, 2009 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #37

    I suppose we can all be quilty of letting our own feelings influence what we do. I know for me personally i cant stand MA for what he has put our club through,
    Bring back freddy lol
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPO8YLq-T10

    0
  • Big Dave

    Jun 27, 2009 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #38

    chuck i think they were BSA’s I can remember KK saying that the players were unfit too

    0
  • hitman

    Jun 27, 2009 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #39

    i get what your saying debs,now get in the kitchen and make me a bacon sarnie.lololol.

    0
  • geordie deb

    Jun 27, 2009 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #40

    hitman

    ‘i get what your saying debs,now get in the kitchen and make me a bacon sarnie.lololol.’

    Do you want tea with that hitman ? LOL

    0

You must log in to post a comment.