Training Sessions Last Season Not Intense Enough

Jonas Gutierrez has been interviewed in the Mirror today, and it’s a surprise to us that he has revealed the training sessions last season were just not intense enough, and Newcastle paid for that in the matches.

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Jonas Gutierrez in action last season

But with two matches a week fairly regularly last season because of European competition,  maybe Alan Pardew and the coaches didn’t want to push the lads too much in training,  but Jonas said the sessions  just didn’t work last season.

This is what the 22 times capped Argentine International had to say:

“We have to do things the right way.” “There were some things that went wrong last season, the training sessions for example.”

“They had no intensity. Our training sessions were really light and then we suffered in matches.” “The senior players, including me, have talked with Pardew as we wanted changes.”

“Let’s see if the training sessions change this season and have more intensity.”

It’s good that senior players like Jonas called a meeting with Alan Pardew, because obviously they all want to do their best for Newcastle, and if there are problems the senior players see, they are free to talk with the manager about it.

Maybe that’s one reason why Alan said this pre-season will be the hardest he’s even run in his 14 years of football management experience.

We have a game against Blackpool with a 3:00 pm kick off – so we’ll see how the lads will do, and just how fit they are, especially in the second half.

And it would be nice to get a win.

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13 comments so far

  • Toon_Tom

    Jul 28, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #1

    Only because Pardew has stopped making him wear the mask and whipping him in the showers!

  • kt97toonarmy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #2

    Toon tom

    Really? I didnt think pardew or gutierez was anyones type but ive been proven wrong LOL

  • Toon_Tom

    Jul 28, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #3

    Kt97 that’s my point – they aren’t anyone’s type so they bonded together 😉

  • kt97toonarmy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #4

    Hmmm desperation prehaps

  • kt97toonarmy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #5
  • Joe Blog

    Jul 28, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #6

    The workhorse cracking the whip on the jockey, this is all wrong.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jul 28, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #7

    What a surprise, training is wrong. That can be shown in all its anti-glory come match day.

    It’s a joke how we still haven’t signed anyone yet.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #8

    Well at least Alan Pardew is having a more hands on approach this coming season in training and a fitness expert has came in.

    Im glad we are pushing harder to exceed but I do worry about injuries to certain players.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 28, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #9


  • jonobbad

    Jul 28, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #10

    Jonas try extra training and learn how to cross a ball. 29 and still cant cross a ball. Pathetic

  • kaarek0ng

    Jul 28, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #11

    As i said in respone to the last article – Totally unprofessional to take this to the media. Bad Jonas.. Bad!

  • scout

    Jul 28, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #12

    Why didn’t he mention it during the season then.

  • ArtyH

    Jul 28, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #13

    Surely the players could up the tempo themselves in training if they thought it necessary?


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