Pardew Opens The Doors To Newcastle High Tech Training

Alan Pardew opened the doors of the Benton training ground to local journalists yesterday, so they could see at first hand what exactly goes into the preparation for each of Newcastle’s games.

Alan Pardew – invited journalists to training yesterday at Benton

Alan showed the journalists the various videos and scouting reports that form the preparation for the upcoming Bolton game on Saturday, and it seems everything is throughly covered, as it appears the journalists were more than a little impressed.

Each of the reports had detailed  strengths and weaknesses of the opposition, in this case Bolton Wanderers, and yesterday Alan took the lads through an intensive training session,  after the squad has been given Monday off.

And it seems that Alan yesterday concentrated on the shape of the defense, and ensured it maintained its shape under different conditions that happen in a  game.

Alan coaches the defense and John Carver coaches the forwards, so Alan himself can take some credit for the improvement of the Newcastle defense since he arrived, and for the four clean sheets already this year.

Alan is into high tech stuff like big Sam Allardyce was, and each player, according to the Newcastle Journal,  had a £3Kper-player GPS system putting out figures and measurements to do with what the player was doing in training – things like heart-rate,  yards covered – so it’s kind of hard to hide  in any training session – even if you wanted to.

Alan talked about the changes he had made in the training since he arrived a couple of months ago:

“I have changed a lot of analytical stuff. I brought in two new analysts who put together reports about how our defense, our midfield and our attack are doing. They look at how our opposition are doing, plus our scouting,”

“We have four analysts now and we only had two. We have John Carver here, whose brief is to ensure he keeps on top of our attacking side of things. I concentrate on the defense and the organization of the team.”

“That, in a nutshell, is the changes I have made. I’ve also used some of the stats that we get more than perhaps this club did in the past.”

In the last several months an investment has also made in Newcastle’s scouting network, with more scouts now working for the Newcastle club, specifically in Europe.

It turns out over the weekend Alan was in France, while other scouts were at games in Holland, Belgium and the lower divisions of the English League, looking for young talent who may be brought to Newcastle this summer.

It’s hard to know who exactly will be brought into the squad, but we have an inkling there may be more players coming in than we expect, with a few teenagers for the future, among those who are acquired.

And if the game plan for Saturday is anything like as good  it was in our last couple of games at Blackburn and Birmingham, then Newcastle must have a good chance of beating Bolton.

The Trotters are not very good away from the Reebok Stadium, in the League,  and if we win and Sunderland lose at Everton, Newcastle would jump to 7th place in the league.

Not too bad at all.

Howay The Lads!!

10 comments so far

  • Toonboy_84

    Feb 23, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #1

    TOON 2 – 0 BOLTON

    EVERTON 3 – 0 SCUM

    1 step closer to European nights back at SJP!!!


  • john_cena163

    Feb 23, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #2

    Newcastle 6-1 Bolton
    Everton will beat the scums for sure, Tim Cahill to score for them

  • john_cena163

    Feb 23, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #3

    Does 7th place team qualify for europe

  • Stuart

    Feb 23, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #4

    depends on the fa cup and league cup john_cena.

  • john_cena163

    Feb 23, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #5

    Ok mate, wana c us in europe

  • Stuart

    Feb 23, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #6

    Definately like, cheer for arsenal on Sunday in the league cup final, pray for a top 4 FA cup winner.

    Then pray to all thats holy we have a good end to the season and finish 7th haha.

    Would love it if we pulled it off like.

  • Smithy

    Feb 23, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #7

    Aprils fixtures will decide if we qualify. Most of them games are relegation strugglers and manure, but our last few games away (apart from Fulham) we’ve played well so here’s hoping.

  • Paul P

    Feb 23, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #8

    It would be good if newcastle opened the training ground so that members of the the public can go and watch them train. like they did when they used to train at maiden castle in durham. I certainly would go along to have a look.

  • henock1989

    Feb 23, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #9

    Toon 0- bolton 0
    Everton 3 .shit heads 0

  • connor_nufc

    Feb 23, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #10

    So I take it all off us supporting arsenal on sunday


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