We don’t think there’s anything wrong with Alan Pardew taking the first team squad away on a sunshine break for a few days in January.
Alan Pardew – taking a break in Tenerife
Alan did that last January about the same time, when he took the lads to Faro, Portugal, but the weather at that time was cold, wet and windy.
But it would have helped to have done that after a good result and not after what happened in London on Saturday.
It looks like the weather in Tenerife will be a lot better this time around with the temperate around 60°F and some sun showing through.
And it’s also a team building exercise and we’ve seen over the last two seasons how much team spirit is important in a football side, and Newcastle have had some of their best team spirit in a long long tome, and that’s just great.
Alan Pardew, who seems to know exactly how to recover form the Saturday debacle talked about the sunshine break to the local press today:
“If I’m honest, it isn’t a work situation in terms of making the players run or work hard.” “We’ve had a tough program. It’s a breather, and take away Fulham, and we have done well.”
“We’re doing astonishingly well, and we want to kick on for the second half.” “We’ll have a rest and a chat, and socialize a little bit. We’ll obviously do some training, and hopefully be refreshed for Brighton.”
“Don’t get me wrong, we won’t be drinking, but it is a kind of ‘let’s see where we are and analyse everything’. We’ll enjoy each other’s company, and hopefully stay tight until the end.”
Newcastle have the chance of going into the hat in the last 16 of the FA Cup on Saturday, if they can overcome a Brighton & Hove Albion side.
That would be the first step in getting over Saturday’s defeat.
Howay The Lads!!