Newcastle Squad Train In Sweltering Conditions In Kansas


The temperatures hit 100 degrees F (38 C) yesterday, when Alan Pardew ran two training sessions in Kansas City.

Alan Pardew – in new Newcastle training gear

The players were training at Sporting Kansas City’s Swope Park training ground yesterday, in preparation for their game tomorrow night, and let’s hope the lads were drinking plenty of water, because those conditions would be accompanied by very high humidity.

The mid-west is going through a little bit of heat spell at the moment,  although the temperatures are always high in the middle of America at this time of year of course – it’s the Continental climate again.

Freezing in the winter and sweltering hot in the summer, when you are surrounded by a large land mass, as I remember from my Geography lessons way back.

Newcastle will have another two training sessions today, and will face a confident Sporting Kansas side,  who beat Manchester United 2-1 last July in front of 50,000 fans,  when they were called the Kansas City Wizards – that was some magic trick alright.

And Kansas did that after having a man sent off in the first half, when the Red Devils scored from the resulting penalty to  go 1-0 up – so it was some performance from the Kansas side last summer.

Alan talked about the upcoming games, and he seems determined to get the squad as fit as possible:

“There will be no easy games for us over here. Kansas showed what they can do last season and are a good outfit that we most show a great deal of respect to.

“In many ways these games are not going to be played with a friendly type of leg-loosening atmosphere. They will be trying to beat us and get that scalp which helps put the MLS on the map even more so than in the last few years.”

“We are looking forward to what should be a good test for us and it’s a chance for people to catch the eye again tonight.”

That will be true for all three Newcastle games over here, and the opposing sides will be going all out to win the games, so they can get some bragging rights.

There was bad news yesterday that Yohan Cabaye became the third Newcastle player that was refused a Visa, and it was for an undisclosed reason, but it appears the Frenchman will not be on the Reserve team tour of Holland.

The Reserve team travels today for their three game tour of Holland.

Comments welcome.



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31 comments so far

  • AMEOBI

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #1

    Wish it was that hot here!

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  • G

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #2

    @ post 1. I just wish it was hot here!

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  • toontoon_andyb

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #3

    a na must be nice just pisses doon here in are summers lol

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  • G

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #4

    Aye, makes you wonder why the call it the ‘Great British Summer’? Just goes to show how masterful we are at irony.

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  • AMEOBI

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #5

    G,
    Had to be said my panic for 1st comment 😉

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  • toonfan76

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #6

    Guys, the weather is great this morning, expect rain before 12, then some more sun followed by hailstones, more rain, then some thunder and lightning. Typical summers day in Newcastle.

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  • toontoon_andyb

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #7

    long ,sturridge, erding?

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  • toontoon_andyb

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #8

    @6 yeah weathers very nice for now but how long is that gunna last m8

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  • AMEOBI

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #9

    Toontoon,
    What about them players?
    Yeah they “targets” lol

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  • G

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #10

    @ post 8. Till around lunchtime?

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  • toontoon_andyb

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #11

    lol which one u wanted out of them m8 i shud of exlained abit betta just for u lol

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  • toontoon_andyb

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #12

    explained

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  • G

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #13

    @ post 5. Perhaps it’s my age mate, but I just really don’t get the fascination with 1st posts? Absolutely baffled by the fact that people feel special by it. I don’t have a problem with people doing it, I just don’t understand why.

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  • AMEOBI

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #14

    Haha aye mate you should, any prefer Sturridge but any 3 of them is better than Shola and Lovenkrands, you? 😉

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  • toontoon_andyb

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #15

    yeah snap sturridge for me too ova two havnt played prem football and cud take time to settle in to it where as sturridge played well at bolton last season and will only get betta

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  • AMEOBI

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #16

    G,
    Sorry mate haha its nothing special was abit sarcastic on the comment for the panic mind lol

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  • toonfan76

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #17

    Sturridge, Erdinc then long, that would be my order of priority, Think Erdinc deal is dead in the water. If they have money for Erdinc deal then they should move that money on to their next target. Lets be fair, the BS brigade that run our club are still sitting on a fortune. It can only be one of two things, they are making out like there’s no money so they don’t get held to ransom for player fees or the greedy man is not going to spend it. Going on past form, i’d say it’s the latter of the two.

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  • AMEOBI

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #18

    Toonfan,
    Yeah defo, just wish some players could read this blog and say oi pardew get sturridge he’s fans choice 😉

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  • toonfan76

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #19

    By the way, it’s not so much the money that is the issue for me, it’s the dishonesty from the club that sticks in my gullet, say one thing, do another seems to be our stamp at the minute. August 31 will be a huge day for the club with regards to fans reactions. If sufficent work has not been done by then, Mike Ashley deserves the full wrath of the Toon Army.

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  • Smooth moves Shola

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #21

    I do read this blog and if Sturridge arrives, I’ll be snapping him in training.

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  • toontoon_andyb

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #22

    probs end up losin out on sturridge next like we seem to hav with nzogs i hate the cockney tw@ts me

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  • toontoon_andyb

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #23

    agreed @19

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  • toonfan76

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #24

    @AMEOBI

    We can all see Sturridge is gonna be a star, surely Carr has told Ashley that even at 15-20 mil there is still profit to be made as soon as he gets his first England cap, which I think will be this season if he gets regular 1st team footie, hopefully with us.

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  • toontoon_andyb

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #25

    haha shola it will be game ova for u m8 lol

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  • toontoon_andyb

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #26

    i want fat man to pay for sturridge not loan him he wud end up comin on loan and doin mint then leave bak to chelsea next summer wots point in that we need a striker not for one season but for the future

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 19, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #27

    So no new signg for the nxt 11 days untill v return from u.s.a tour?

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  • Smooth moves Shola

    Jul 19, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #28

    You should worship the ground I stroll on.

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  • AMEOBI

    Jul 19, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #29

    Toonfan76,
    Yeah he probably has had a word.. Well I hope so haha.

    Jamsha, I’m sure they still can all upto the club

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jul 19, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #30

    AMEOBI
    They dont give a fig what the fans want, hevent you realised that yet?

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  • ash-out

    Jul 19, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #31

    Shola, Lover, Best, Ba and Pardew has told us that HBA is to play off a main striker (Sammie and Donaldson coming through……we aint buying any more forwards.

    Stop bleating and bite the bullet, we are not gonna buy more players…as we have been told: the money has been spent. This is the present day NUFC. we don’t spend money.

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