Pictures Of Newcastle Players At Ireland Training Camp

The official Newcastle site has put up a few pictures of the Newcastle team in training at Carlton House in Ireland, which is just outside   that fair city with the great beer  – Dublin.

Newcastle squad in training – they also practice tackling we understand 😀

In the picture above Chris is putting his players through some boxing practice, where Andy Carroll was said to shine, but we also are told they practice some football stuff too – now and then.

Hey – this is Ireland not the Tour de France – what’s with the bikes?

And they look like they are even enjoying it – that’s directly against Chris Hughton’s  instructions isn’t it?

Alan and Leon – can you at least pretend it’s really hard work?

We should remind you that you’ve returned from your holidays, haven’t you?

Well the bottom line here  is that the lads look a little too happy for our liking – where are those 7:00 am training sessions, that we loved to hear about last summer. 😀

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Captain Beefheart

    Jul 9, 2010 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #1

    Who is tied up in the bag big Andy is thumping…?

  • howay man

    Jul 9, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #2

    getting relegated is the es thing that could have happened to us, it shock off the deadwood and kept the players that wanted to get us back up. we now have a brilliant atmosphere and team spirit.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 9, 2010 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #3

    @Beefheart – Tayls!

  • Ericles

    Jul 9, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #4

    Looks like CH is keeping faith with Best who perhaps may blossom for us this coming season. Did not see Xisco. Can he ride a bike or clobber a bag?

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 9, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #5

    @howay man,

    Exactly, I was gutted when we got relegated but at the same time, it has moved us out of the rut we were stuck in with players just here for fat pay cheques, not coz they wanted to play football for us.

    Like you say, we now have a great bunch of lads who want to be here and who want to succeed.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 9, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #6



    Hes on the bike to Smudgers right 2nd pic down

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 9, 2010 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #7

    2nd pic…

    Xisco, Bull, Smudger, Perch

  • JoeColl87

    Jul 9, 2010 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #8

    Has anyone else noticed the Lonsdale boxing gear?

    Seems Mike Ashley is looking after his other financial interests at the same time. I imagine he supplied the bikes too.

  • gar1969

    Jul 9, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #9

    I agree with the comments that good things will come out of relegation, even though we were all gutted to see our team in the fizzy pop.

    The fact is that the wage bill is more managable and that we will be financially better placed than most of the teams in premier league. I’m dissapointed that we won’t be able to make the same kind of signings as some teams but as long as those that do sign pull on our shirt with pride and determination it will be a step in the right direction.

    A lot is being made about the ‘no capital’ statement meaning that we have no money. In my experience capital is money invested into the club which the club then owes back to the investor. So Mike Ashley is not going to put more money into the club to finance signings, that doesn’t mean no money for signings. It means that all future singings will need to come from operating profit, basically we can spend what we generate from sales and any profit that we make.

    Personally I think this is what we should do. Living beyond your means in any walk of life usually has a consequence to it.

    I’m looking forward to the season and as I work three days a week in Manchester I’m hoping for a great monday night on the 16th August!

  • Captain Beefheart

    Jul 9, 2010 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #10

    @9 ‘…I’m hoping for a great monday night on the 16th August!’

    Problem is most travelling supporters wold have preferred a great Saturday afternoon! Welcome back to the Prem?

  • dave 1961

    Jul 9, 2010 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #11

    a lot has been made of the club statement about no planed capital outlay on players, what I have heard is that signings are paid for by Ashley direct if he was not so secretive about what he does he might actually be liked by the fans, I for one believe that Ashley wants to win something with our club, it’s not to make money as he has more than he needs, in business & his private life he has a need to win. and it takes time, don’t look past man city to see you can’t buy success, it still takes time, otherwise you have to spend vast sums, that is mostly wasted.


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