If you watch Alan Pardew’s press conference on nufcTV today, at the beginning you will see Fitness Director Faye Downey taking the training.
Faye Downey - Newcastle’s Fitness Director – has made a difference
And we’ve got to say it seems like Faye has made a huge difference, and we’ve had very few injuries this season, especially compared to last season.
And it was only in the West Brom game that we had some important injuries to top players – Fab Coloccini and Yohan Cabaye.
But Yohan is back on Sunday for the tough Manchester City game and Colo should be back with four weeks. although he will miss the home game against Sunderland on Saturday, February 1st.
This is what Alan Pardew said after Faye had been working with Newcastle for a few weeks in the summer:
“Faye’s come in to oversee us as a Performance Director, and we’ve worked harder than we have under my management anywhere. We’re really pushing the boundaries here.”
“She’s making sure that we do it in the right manner.” “I’m very pleased with what she’s added so far.” “It’s for the whole season.”
Faye’s made a huge difference this season, and of course she came with a tremendous reputation for her work preparing the England rugby team for the last two World Cups, and also trained British athletes before the Athens Olympics in 2004, and has worked with some Rugby clubs as well.
Newcastle need to sign her up on a long term deal, before other clubs realize how good she’s been at Newcastle – that’s assuming she’s only on a season long deal at the moment.
And if we can get back to our winning ways in the league – which we hope we can – then we’ll have a shot at making the Europa League for next season, and she’ll be needed then more than ever.
Sign her up Alan.
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