Steven Taylor has opened the lid on the technology Alan Pardew uses to get the players fit and keep them in tip top condition.
What high tech stuff – you’ve got to be kidding me!
The technology aloof Pardew to see who may not be going full out in training and things like that, but as far as Steven Taylor is concerned, he seems to just love it.
This is what Steven said about the new technology today:
“The manager is great, the sessions have been brilliant and he’s meticulous,” “He likes his computer stuff, his projectors. We’ve got the heart rate monitors now, players do the body tests every day and he always looks at how much running a player is doing.”
“I remember one session we did I didn’t think we had done enough, but he said ‘Right, that’s enough’ and there was a guy on the sideline with an iPhone showing us how far we’d run. It’s modern technology – if it gives you an advantage you use it.”
“There’s no place to hide, though. You know about it if you’re not doing enough. I’m running on the spot afterwards to make sure my statistics are up there!”
“Everything is spot on. We do a lot of preparation work – everything is right.”
“We start planning on Tuesday, early on in the week we look at what our opponents have to offer. It is drilled into us now what our opponents strengths and weaknesses are,” “I’m sure for all the work we put in preparing for games, opposition teams will be worried about us as well.”
One of the many things we liked about Chris Hughton, when he was managing the club, is that he seemed to have a game plan for every single Newcastle opponent, and never gave any team other than total and complete respect.
And it seems that Alan Pardew is much the same way, and also has good man-management skills as Chris obviously had.
And Pardew has to take a lot of credit when he came into the club at a difficult time after Chris had been fired, by not upsetting the apple cart.
That’s unlike Gerard Houllier has done at Aston Villa, since he joined them in early September, and one consequences of that is that Aston Villa, who are Newcastle’s opponents this afternoon, are now in danger of relegation.
So credit has to be given to Alan for coming in and continuing the great momentum, that Chris Hughton had going at Newcastle.
It would be great if Newcastle can get their second win on the trot this afternoon at Villa Park – just great!