The Newcastle first team squad are reported to be off on a training camp next week in the United Arab Emirates, as they have no games the following weekend, having been knocked out of the FA Cup, and our next game after West Ham is a mid-week game at Norwich City.
Alan Pardew – taking the squad for some warm weather training
The report is in the Chronicle today, and it makes sense to us that the lads can recuperate and prepare for the run-in to the season, with only 17 league games left to play this season.
The training camp will be in Abu Dhabi, and we suppose with the team in 8th place in the league with a good 33 points from 21 games, it’s not unreasonable to do this – but we have had four defeats in a row too, so a win tomorrow against 4th bottom West Ham would be very good.
Maybe while they are in Abu Dhabi, they could even run into a Billionaire who wants to buy the club off Mike Ashley, somebody who wants to make Newcastle into a top four club in England again?
Just a thought.
Because of the tough schedule last year and the fact we were fighting relegation, Newcastle did not have a mid-season break, but two years ago the squad were off to Tenerife for a few days in January.
This sounds like the right thing to do to us for the players to get re-energized.
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