New Players Already Integrating Remarkably Well At Newcastle


John Carver has the job of making sure the Newcastle squad next season is integrated, and that the great team spirit of the last two seasons is continued.

John Carver – new players already integrating well

The Newcastle Assistant manager is not new to that kind of job,  and had a similar role under the great Bobby Robson and also with the not so successful Ruud Gullit, while he was on Tyneside just one year.

And it seems the new quartet of  Demba Ba, Yohan Cabaye, Sylvain Marveaux and Mehdi Abeid have all fitted in very well and very quickly in training last week – and that’s very good to hear.

Carver talked about the new players recently to the Newcastle press corps:

“The new guys have integrated remarkably well this week and quickly settled in. There will be no cliques here this season.”

“Alan Pardew has given me the responsibility to make sure they all settle in well, and this is something we have done before at the club.”

“The French guys have already begun to mix and that is a good sign.”  “We split the lads up into three different groups.”

“And already the new boys have been spending time with players who have been at the club a while.”

“This means they get to know people – but more importantly get to know the club quicker and what things are all about.””

It also seems like the first week back for the lads went extremely well,  and Carver has said the coaches got an excellent response from the returning players.

It was a little unusual last  week because  the players returned in stages over the first three days, and they all trained together for the first time only on Thursday.

John, who worked so well with Bobby Robson in those five magical years, said the coaches are building up to the game next Friday night at Darlington.

John continued:

“There has been an excellent response from the lads.”  “We are building up to the first friendly at Darlington next Friday, which everybody is looking forward to.”

“I think the fans can expect to see most of the squad on duty that night and we will be giving as many as we can a taste of things.”

“Then we will be off to the States and we should be fit and raring to go for the new season.”

Newcastle fans should be able to see both Ben Arfa and Dan Gosling return to the first team picture after long term injuries, not  to mention the four new boys who will also be on show.

Carver said there’s no reason at all why the mercurial French International, who has now recovered fully from the double fracture of the left leg, shouldn’t play in that game, and Ben Arfa is expected to get a full 45 minutes.

Carver continued:

“There is no reason why Hatem cannot play at Darlington.”  He has looked good in training and has joined in all of the sessions.”

Things have gone quiet on the transfer front this last week, and Newcastle still need at least a couple of top players coming in this summer.

We would hope at least one new player can be brought in over the next week, and be available for the American tour, which kicks off on July 20th with three games Stateside.

Comments welcome.



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215 comments so far

  • niafron

    Jul 10, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #1

    Preums!

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  • JackButler

    Jul 10, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #2

    if the new guys settle quickly on the pitch, then we could be in for a good season, top ten has to be the minimum with a good cup run

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  • Andy

    Jul 10, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #3

    JB that is the only thing that’ll keep AP his job. Is it a silly ultimatum by MA or is it the kick up the erchy AP may need to keep things going in the right direction?

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  • JackButler

    Jul 10, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #4

    Andy – if he can’t get us into the top 10 next season, he doesn’t deserve to be at the club, the squad is stronger than it was at the end of last season with a few more additions still needed, plus we should see the likes of Vukic, Kadar and Tavener coming through. What we need to see is Lua Lua signing a new long term contract

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  • niafron

    Jul 10, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Indeed good news. They need to be quickly filled with the local culture. This is essential if the club want to win something.

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  • niafron

    Jul 10, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #6

    This is simple:

    You play for money.

    You win for passion.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 10, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #7

    niafron

    après-midi, mon bon ami

    the one thing with newcastle is that any new player will be welcomed with open arms by all the fans, irrespective of the amount of money they have cost, if they show passion, effort and commitment they will be idolized

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  • niafron

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #8

    Well, it must be special to play in such an atmosphere.

    I got a question about that:

    What are the most Noisy stadiums in England? Where are the best fans?

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  • arfa chance

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #9

    Hi lads. just recovered from a nite out on the razz. Any news?

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  • Klatoon

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #10

    In all the training pics ve seen from 2seasons ago up to last week,the 3 amigos(Jonas,Jose,Collo) always seem to be together. Maybe that is the only clique we have,which isn’t so bad in that it could help keep Jose here.

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  • joppadoni

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #11

    indeed jackie

    im looking to go to the game. cant wait to see what the guys are like

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  • @Niafron

    Imo the true noisy fans are clubs with real supporters. Not clubs filled with Glory Hunters like Man U, Chelsea, City etc

    In Singapore where im currently studying 95% of the fans here support whichever team has the most money/wins the most championships.

    On another note
    Would Nolan Roux fit into Newcastle?
    Does he really have a 6.5mill release clause?
    Is he similar to Gameiro in how they play?

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  • arfa chance

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #13

    Best fans and – newcastle
    Noisiest liverpool, but only because we have had a tough time of it lately.

    http://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/liverpool-crowned-loudest-fans-premiership-1626251

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  • JackButler

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #14

    niafron

    do you really need to ask who are the best, noisiest fans??

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  • Alberts_tash

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #15

    Reckon Colo being made captain will influence Jose’s decision at all?

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Alberts_tash – i dont think Colo being made captain will help with Jose in the slightest as end of the day Jose wants to be challenging at the top and his mate being captain wont help tht.. still think near end of window he will be away

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  • joppadoni

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #17

    arfa, also they have a small shit stadium which helps with being packed in and keeping the noise. lol.

    shearers testimonial, if anyone here was there, would know/show what the real sjp noise level can hit and im afraid, for all the other prem fans, you dont hit even close….

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  • joppadoni

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #18

    GT89 – i agree dont see it being anything. however the longer he hasnt left the more hopeful ill be as i dont see him being the kind of person to wait for money increases. so the longer he hasnt left the mopre likely he willl look his best next season. in black and white 😀

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #19

    Big news after Darlo game concerns the sale of the club, this is from inside the club, the premier league doing fit and proper checks and the new , hopefully, owners are doing their checks on the financial side of the club and one thing we CAN thank Ashley for is that he has completely repaired the mess he bought into from Shepherd.

    Someone on newcastlerumours talking sh*te again ha

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  • joppadoni

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #20

    LMFAO GT89

    ashley doesnt like to fail if you ask me and im sure hes over the crap hes had now. i think he will dig in, i certainly hope he does, and gets the job done

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  • JackButler

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #21

    Think the only consolation with the jose situation is that if/when he leave’s it will be for champions league football, so if he were to go to man u, arsenal, barca or madrid i wouldn’t be that bothered as he would be showing ambition and you can’t hold that against the lad, but if he were to go to liverfool then you would have to question the lads reasoning

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  • niafron

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #22

    @Jackbutler

    AhAh! We french love provocation! OK, but excepting The Toon’s? LIverpool? Tottenham?
    I’ve heard somewhere Old trafford and the Emirates are called “Library”.

    And how did you rate scottish fans?

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  • ToonArmyThomas

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #23

    Any chance the game will be live streamed? As i live in Scunthorpe and can’t get to the game!:/

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  • ToonArmyThomas

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #24

    Against Darlo that is !

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  • joppadoni

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #25

    aye jackie. if he got in to one of the top clubs in the world you couldnt doubt his work ethic and personally id just thank him for playing for us and doing a great job and showing passion for the game we love. i dont think he will go though.. ill eat my words later prolly, assuming theres no marmite with it

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  • ToonArmyThomas

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #26

    WTF my comment didnt go up properly lol. What I was ment to put was, any chance the game against Darlo will be live streamed as i live in Scunthorpe and wont be able to make it and would love to see the lads!

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  • niafron

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #27

    Vive la révolution de Châteauneuf

    I”ve heard somewhere, Singapore have created a championship with team fully composed of players of one nationality. The French team, the english team and so on…

    Or was it in Malaysia?

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  • ToonArmyThomas

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #28

    Any change the game will be live streamed? As i live in Scunny and cant make it to the game against Darlo

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  • joppadoni

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #29

    @ niafron… rangers and celtic have fantastic noise levels. but the entire scottish leagues have great fans! they pew pew most the english clubs imo

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  • JackButler

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #30

    niafron

    The atmosphere at the Rangers Celtic games is something special, Old Trafford and the Emerites can be so quiet on times because of the ‘Prawn sandwich’ bridage that Roy Keene used to criticize so much

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  • Stuart

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #31

    Can’t wait to go to the darlo game next week like, proper looking forward to seeing the new lads and the return of HBA!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #32

    a really do hope he stays but if a champ league team comes in offering him first team football then fair enough, but NOT liverpool surely

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  • joppadoni

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #33

    toonarmythomas – sadly ive never seen a link for a friendly preseason match.. unless i can get a long cable and film it without anyone asking whats that your dragging behind ya?? lol

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  • Stuart

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #34

    The game probably won’t be on radio, nevermind streamed lol.

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  • joppadoni

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #35

    see you in the bar then stu lol look for a shirt with joppadoni on the back haha !

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #36

    cant wait for MOTD to start again ha first one im in Egypt so al hav to go to room early =]

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #37

    a rekon Jonas will score again against Darlo

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  • joppadoni

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #38

    peeps on blog.org saying bendtners shit… personally think with a run of games he’d be great. 15 – 20 goals easy

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  • Stuart

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #39

    Haha weyaye joppadoni. Look out for a 5 or 6yr old shirt, when we were still sponsored by northern rock.

    Havent bought a new one for awhile lol. Going to get this years though as I reckon it looks class, reminds me of a Juve strip.

    What you thinking? 5 for HBA, a half dozen for Ba and a cheeky few for Cabaye, Jonas and Marvaeux? Or am I being overly optimistic haha!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jul 10, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #40

    bloody Alan Pardew is watchin the Grand Prix.. he should be getting deals wrapped up grrr haha

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