News today from Alan Pardew that the pre-season is all sorted out for Newcastle.
Graeme Lowdon – Marussia CEO and Newcastle supporter
So we would expect to have an announcement from the club that the lads will take part in the Vodacom Challenge tournament in South Africa, and that friendlies have already been arranged at Sporting Club of Lisbon and at Cardiff City.
Graeme was born in Corbridge, Northumberland, the same place as Steve Bruce, and he even studied at Newcastle University, gaining an MBA there, after getting a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sheffield University.
Alan Pardew is taking a break and relaxing over the weekend:
“This is a nice break with a couple of my staff just to chill out,” “Then I’ll take my family away for a couple of weeks, and then I’ll start gearing up for the new season.”
“Pre-season is all sorted, so we’re just looking forward to what we hope will be a successful transfer window, with one or two in and taking the team forward.”
“I’m looking forward to the Euros, and of course I’ll take a bit of that in. But I’m more looking forward to tomorrow’s race. Marussia have to finish above Caterham, so I’m putting the pressure on.”
“I’m taking in Marussia’s set-up, seeing if there is anything in there for me. How they monitor the performance of the car is how we monitor the performance of the team.”
“Of course, the sports are completely different, but there are a lot of parallels, so it’s nice to share some ideas.”
It will be interesting to see if the pre-season games are as we expect, since nothing had been announced by Newcastle as yet.
And maybe even before the announcement we’ll have another player through the door in the summer transfer window.