Newcastle Training In New Zealand – Video

Here is a video of a couple of minutes of Newcastle training in New Zealand earlier today.

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16 comments so far

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 25, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #1

    Just come back from visiting St James Pk. to pay my respects to the lads who lost their lives. Very moving experience, brought a lump to the throat!!!!! Flowers, scarfs strips from a host of clubs – professional and amateur, local, and from all corners of the British Isles and to see so many from our neighbours down the road – a fitting tribute to two dedicated TOON followers.

  • Markaccus

    Jul 25, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #2


    if you watch it on a small screen on a phone, you cant.recognise tje players, except when Colback comes.into view! His head is like a beliesha beacon 😀

  • JamesToon

    Jul 25, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #3

    Respect, charlie

  • Markaccus

    Jul 25, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #4


    Such a fcuking horrible thing to happen. So sad 🙁

  • beermonkey

    Jul 25, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #5

    I feel for the player that had that lump taylor jump on his back
    if I saw that coming I would run

  • LGFUAD21

    Jul 25, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #6


    From last thread re: Cabella

    He may have started on the left but if you look at the positions he likes to get into they are normally central or right of the the box.

    Would be less of a headache for line-up debates if he is going to play left hand side.

    ATM i think the most logical formation would be

    Janmaat – Colo – Willo – Haidara/Santon/Dumment
    Sissoko – Tiote – Colback
    Cabella – De Jong

    Christmas tree

  • Markaccus

    Jul 25, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #7


    A goofy goal return of 8-12 goals will be enough to win us european footy next season, as long as rivvy/cisse/whoever matches him, and we get plenty of goals from the midfield, which i expect 😀

  • Scottiedog

    Jul 25, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #8

    @5 – Good job it was not Benny!!!!

  • expatmag

    Jul 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #9


    The problem this season might not be the amount of goals scored but rather the number conceded judging the last 2 seasons

  • LGFUAD21

    Jul 25, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #10


    Yeah, we’ve never got the balance right.

    season we finished 5th we had a mean defence.

    Last two seasons leaky, with added problem of no goals to compensate.

    Hopefully with new recruits we should see more chances created and more goals.

    Cant lay all the blame at Cisse when he’s fed scraps

  • beermonkey

    Jul 25, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #11


    maybe that’s why didn’t want him there knowing they were going to play some sort of biggy back games

  • expatmag

    Jul 25, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #12

    I am hoping Cisse will come good with all the additional creativity in the side. It doesnt stop me from worrying about our lack of pace in the centre of defence though.

  • T.T.V.V.T.

    Jul 25, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #13


    I go along with the post RE the Christmas tree formation but would imagine that if that is the case, that Cabella would be given a free role. De Jong would try to work close with the striker, so would play predominantly through the middle.

    Cabella could use his ability to play either side by being given a free role, working around De Jong and Riviere if he drops deeper.

    Might work.

    And on paper the three you’ve got in the middle there look more solid IMO. Colback can do his fair share of decent defensive work but is also canny at breaking out from that LCM postion, as he did for his goal against us in the last defeat 🙁

    We would also have Gouffraan to come in off the bench to play in any of the front three positions.

    However, the line up does highlight we are in desperate need for a striker, that 15 goal man who makes all of the work behind him pay off.

  • T.T.V.V.T.

    Jul 25, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #14


    Especially if Pardew plans on playing Taylor in there.

    Janmaat and (hopefully) Haidara will also get foward with the likes of Colback and (probably) Sissokko covering the full back positions.

    But any suggestion of playing a medium/high line with Taylor at the back will go out the window.

    I honestly can understand why he is still at the club?

  • expatmag

    Jul 25, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #15


    He is still at the club because he and his coaching staff all have 6 years remaining on their contracts and it would cost Assley millions to get rid of them.

  • T.T.V.V.T.

    Jul 25, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #16


    It was more a rhetorical question mate.

    We’ve had chances in the past to move him on.

    Personally i think he can be a liability.

    It’s more than likely his wages which are a sticking point for any potential club interested in signing him, but to me he’s the next Shola (without the daft love).

    If he’s in the squad he shouldnt be anywhere near the team was the point i was making.


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