Newcastle Taking A Breather – Preparing For Brighton

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!!

18 comments so far

  • Crow59Cdo

    Jan 23, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #1


  • tarie4

    Jan 23, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #2

    nufc have been top notch all season.1 odd result doesn’t change that. Man united capitulated v man city. They moved on.. So did arsenal…spurs…hell..even the unwashed…we too must move on..

  • Crow59Cdo

    Jan 23, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #3

    do you reckon its all inclusive??

  • Benton Toon Exile

    Jan 23, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #4

    A round of golf in the Sun at Golf Del Sur is lovely.

  • nickfish90

    Jan 23, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #5

    MUST watch this video guys, the players on FIFA 12 at the training ground.

    The team spirit and camaraderie betweent he players looks top draw. Simmo needs to get himself signed up on a new deal, why would he want to leave this?

  • Magickit

    Jan 23, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #6

    pls drop ameobi immediately.
    he is clueless.

    – he likes offense foul and then complain to ref
    – he loss the ball too much too EASILY, and then he smiles !!
    – he never knows the offside rule !!! he always at the offside position !!!!!

    he is useless upfront ..! imagine any of the top 7 team can accept this kind of FW ???????????????

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 23, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #7

    Ha ha you’re joking,all those that have been left behind are those that never paid their subs.

  • Thump

    Jan 23, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #8

    I wonder if this whole “Tenerife break” is a way to kill some time in the transfer window so we don’t lose any important players…

  • Thump

    Jan 23, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #9

    lol nickfish. Creased at Obertan. “Give him the ball! Give it!”

    Now he knows how we feel.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 23, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #10

    Can this marriapa be so much better than Kadar?

    Williamson is great in the air but has been cruelly exposed more than once on the deck against nippy forwards. Marriapa is 3M and for another 2M we could have real class in m’biwa

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 23, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #11

    the 3 most important are in africa.

    Still think if overtan was tried as a striker he would be a revelation and certainly more mobile than Shola till the africans return.

  • Thump

    Jan 23, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #12

    @Rotonda: Kadar impressing on the training ground mate, supposed to have been shaky in the reserves too. If that’s the case then eh, can’t say we’ve missed much like.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 23, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #13

    I’m not going to knock this Marriappa as I’ve never seen him play nor am I because he’s coming from the championship as some great players have stopped up over the years,but I will question why he’s still playing at Watford at the age of 25,and why even a club aiming for promotion have never snapped him up.

  • darrenfletcher88

    Jan 23, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #14

    Just been listening to talk sport and the topic was do Newcastle have the squad to get into Europe????and the guy said yes,he wud love his club to have players like tiote,cisse and ba coming bak for the run in!!!!!!!!sounds good to me like

  • TemuriKetsbaia

    Jan 23, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #15

    Seamus Coleman plays “his gay guy” at fifa (Magaye Gueye)


  • chris_g

    Jan 23, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #16

    Had to laugh at one of the comments on that FIFA 12 video:

    “Nile Ranger wanted to play? Grand Theft Auto” 🙂

  • rickskin

    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #17

    @11 I agree, it would give us another dimension, I think his skill would be more useful in a more direct role, rather than sitting on the right.

  • Brutooon

    Jan 23, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #18

    when man utd fans go to me about the fulham match, i answered “at least not 1-6” (refering to Man Utd – Man City game)

    when Arsenal fans go to me about the fulham match, i answered “at least not 8-2” (refering to Man Utd-Arsenal game)


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