This Could be Newcastle’s Top Signing This Summer


There’s some good news today being reported in the Daily Mail that Newcastle have been able to hire Performance Director Faye Downey as a fitness consultant for Newcastle in  the coming season.

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Faye Downey – fitness consultant for Newcastle this seoasn – that’s good

Faye is a top class strength and conditioning coach, and it seems that’s what is needed after Newcastle had one of their worst seasons last year for injuries in a long time, and it certainly didn’t help us in our struggles against relegation.

Downey helped the England rugby team prepare for their last two World Cups, and she’s also worked on fitness and conditioning with the Leicester Tigers and London Irish.

Faye has also trained British athletes before the Olympic Games in 2004 in Athens, so her expertise will hopefully not only make our players that much fitter, but also prevent the injuries we seemed to pick up all the time last season.

No news on how often she will be training with the squad , but maybe she’ll be there one day a week or something like that, but no news on those details as yet.

It will also help our own fitness coaches learn from one of the top people in their profession, so that’s also an added benefit to the club.

Newcastle will take on Motherwell tonight in our first pre-season game, and then the squad travels to Portugal tomorrow for a week’s training camp at the SC Braga facilities, and we’ll play Rio Ave and Saturday night, and on Tuesday night we play Pacos de Ferreira, before the squad returns to England the following day.

And Newcastle are also in the process of arranging an additional pre-season friendly with French club Lille, which is where we got both Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy from over the last couple of years.

This is very good news about Newcastle hiring Faye Downey.

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107 comments so far

  • G

    Jul 16, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #1

    On a completely unrelated note, does anybody else think Fulhams new owner Khan looks a bit like Ron Jeremy?

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 16, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #2

    well dok i wouldn’t run away

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #3

    who’s ron jeremy?

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #4

    Fit!

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  • Sawbuck

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #5

    Always did prefer brunettes. Gentlemen don’t always prefer blondes you know.

    Well she seems like a pro; lets hope she can get us off the top of the injury room table.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #6

    more like a bandit from the three amigos

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  • 89Norcal

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #7

    Well she’s attractive, which means nobody will care if we still have the injury bug this season 😆

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  • G

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #8

    Ron is a legend John, a legend

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #9

    Toonarmydownsouth
    0 mins ago
    JT
    Lol very kind but no it’s an MG ZR
    Tbh normally do all the bits meself before the MOT but haven’t had the time this year!

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  • 89Norcal

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #10

    G, He totally does lol.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #11

    Roblee7
    So blog knees up round Ed’s house at the end of the season?

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #12

    i’m not into watching fat old uglies having it away i prefer to nike

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #13

    got it tads they fit a majority of cars though i only have a white van

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  • Thump

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #14

    @G: He does actually. Somewhere between Ron Jeremy and Maradona.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #15

    It appears this lass is a golf consultant too fits in well injured see faye, i best get you on the links, fore and all that

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  • BarcelonaMag

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Any links for tonight’s friendly against Motherwell? I remember that most of the last pre-season was on somewhere. I live in Barcelona ten minutes from the beach but I’d still stay in and watch it. Loyal or pathetic?

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #17

    John Tudor

    You know, if you slowed down on your posts a little, you might even be able to fit some grammar in there son.

    I can’t even be bothered trying to understand your posts any more. Too much effort to read it 3 times before I’m sure I get it…

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #18

    http://www.premiumgolfconsulting.co.uk/consultants/faye-downey.html
    or maybe ashley paying her with his dunlop golf gear

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  • gfp13

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #19

    Anybody know a site to watch the match tonight!!??

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #20

    you are not missing much,i preferred short post’s no punctuation for the effect, as it has been said each to their own i don’t ask for it to be read.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #21

    its on the mothers fc channel

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  • Thump

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #22

    John Tudor // Jul 16, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    It appears this lass is a golf consultant too fits in well injured see faye, i best get you on the links, fore and all that

    I’ve put this into Google Translate three times and I still haven’t a clue what it means.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #24

    translate to what thump, ok are you now having a go.you don’t have to read it, shes a golf consultant, the players get injured,they go to see her, she recommends golf,is it that hard

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  • 89Norcal

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #25

    BarcelonaMag
    I envy you man. But I guess when you live so close to the beach it loses it’s draw over time 🙂

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  • JFK junior

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #26

    Thump – Lol

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  • cheick n bake

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #27

    Thump .. lol john tudor is a troll

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  • roblee7

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #28

    Toonarmydownsouth…yes I think that would be a very appropriate location, haha.reckon he shud run a poll…who would like an nufcblog 2week holiday with me being the host here in the usa, full board?

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  • roblee7

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #29

    When I said me, thats Ed of course 🙂

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #30

    the only troll on here is you cheick one ugly mo fo

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #31

    Roblee7
    Lol would be great!

    C’mon Ed you know it makes sense 😉

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #32

    @Cheicknbake trust me compered to people on here, JT is not a troll.

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  • roblee7

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #33

    Yeah come on Ed…this seems a popular idea….I wont go unless kets and secret sausage go though

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #34

    people coming on jumping on me calling a troll get a ffin life man i’ve seen more games than you have tugged over shearer

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #35

    Cavani to PSG ! Looks like they wont be able to afford to get Cabaye now ha ha

    Anyone a little worried about the Mackems ? They have made some shrewd signings plus Di Canio will have them fit and playing attacking football unlike our genius Pardew

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #36

    oopps nearly started bullying

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  • JFK junior

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #37

    Kevymartins – What about his alter ego ‘the truth will out’??

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #38

    John Tudor isn’t a troll. I just think he has “JFK disease”, also known as “verbal diarrhea”.

    Relatively harmless but full of sh*t…

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  • JFK junior

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #39

    Santon – their New Italian lad is a good player, but other than that…who have they signed of any real quality?

    More squad filler than anything else. Hopefully we will buy quality rather than quantity.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jul 16, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #40

    I probably should have said…

    “Relatively harmless, but sh*t keeps coming out…”

    Messed up a perfectly good joke…

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