New Boys At Newcastle Mixing In Very Well

Newcastle play their first game of the pre-season tomorrow night at Darlington,  and Danny Simpson for one, is really looking forward to the game.

Danny Simpson – new lads mixing in well

And Danny has also praised the newly arrived French speaking players, for mixing in well with the rest of the lads, which is very good to hear, because Newcastle must keep up their excellent team spirit of the last couple of years.

Newcastle Assistant manager John Carver is responsible to ensure the lads mix together and there are no cliques, and of course John has lots of experience doing that job, and things seem to be working well on that front.

Newcastle fans will be there in numbers tomorrow night at Darlington, as they get their first glimpse of some of the new players and also  of  top youngsters Ben Arfa and Dan Gosling, who are both returning from long term injuries.

Danny Simpson talked to the Newcastle web site today:

“It’s been a long time since we last played so we’re obviously looking forward to Friday,” 

“The sooner the better for playing a game, and once the first one’s out the way then we’ll be ready to crack on.

“The new lads, Yohan Cabaye, Sylvain Marveaux, Demba Ba and Mehdi Abeid have come in, looked really good and are getting involved with the boys.”

“They aren’t afraid to chat to us and be a part of the squad, so it’s good.”  “It will be good to get a run out at Darlington and play with the new lads, get to know each other and each other’s games.

“We are getting to know them well off the pitch and then once Friday comes we can get some game time and learn about them on the pitch too.”

The lads will also have a big chance to get to know each other  on the American tour, but the reports we are hearing from the Benton training grounds suggests the lads are  getting on very well together – and that’s very good!

The Newcastle  web site has put out this information for the match tomorrow night:

Only pay on the night cash only tickets remain for the friendly at Darlington on Friday night, and can be purchased from the visiting ticket office in the East Stand of the Northen Echo Arena from 6.30 pm.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • WPMK

    Jul 14, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #1

    Positivity, like it!


    Jul 14, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #2

    Good words from a good lad

  • boater

    Jul 14, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #3

    And then there’s the ‘new signings’ Gosling and Arfa… don’t forget the NEW SIGNINGS will you FFS!

  • MoonSteve

    Jul 14, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #4

    I don’t know if anyone has mentioned this, but bennys no. 10 shirt has been all but confirmed. If you go on the club shop and buy a shirt with a player on the back, benny is listed with the no. 10 shirt. Its also worth noticing that xisco and routs aren’t listed.

  • kevymartins

    Jul 14, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #5

    Keep them coming EDD

  • Nevermind the B0110cks

    Jul 14, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #6

    Dear me boater,
    almost forgot about them 2 new signings!!

  • barryvenison

    Jul 14, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #7

    We seem to not even be linked with players anymore(except for the same players we were linked with 1 month ago). At the beginning of the summer it was 2 or 3 players a day and these days it’s either Enrique news, which is to say no news at all or how our new players and looking/feeling/learning english/buying houses. SO boring, and looking more and more likely that we’ll be lucky to sign 2 more players before the window shuts, nevermind the trip to America or the start of the season.

  • So which of you Ashley haters are buying from Sports direct?


    Jul 14, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #9

    Gosling and HBA didnt play last season so yeah they are basically new signings for this coming season

    Doesnt matter if they were registered they didnt play…this season they will play

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 14, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #10

    Similar script to Saylor?

  • Pit yacker

    Jul 14, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #11

    big Klaus from Arsenal, his own biggest fan but not a bad player and certainly better than our forward line (Ba excluded)

  • Munster Mag

    Jul 14, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #12

    Ed, surprised no-one has reported that we have offered 4mill for Zogs. It was on Sky, and in the Times. Stupidly small offer, but amazed that its not on News Now……?

  • Davies

    Jul 14, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #13

    I don’t get the people who are knocking the whole “new players” thing with Ben Arfa and Gosling. We couldn’t use them last season, but now we can, and, as such, the squad is increased. Surely that’s the idea.

    Would you prefer it if we paid for them again?

    Okay, I know we didn’t pay for Gosling, but since he came on board, he’s played for about 15 minutes. We’ve not really had the use of either of them, so they are, effectively, new players for us.


  • zeetoon

    Jul 14, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #14

    i think our initial fear that mike ashley would actually pocket the 35M pounds is now being proven true by the puppet’s comments…

  • Burni

    Jul 14, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #15

    Aye zeetoon i hear that, ‘our wage bill has gone up considerably’ hmmm has it? Jog on!

  • Graeme

    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #16

    GG @ 8

    Not me mate – they dont even let that sh1t into Nigeria lol


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