We May Have To Pull Back – We’re Short Of Bodies

One of the reasons for Newcastle’s recent surge of both good form and good results has been the extra fitness of out players, who have worked so hard in turning the season around with five wins in a row now.

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Rolando Aarons – injured in training

In his interviews yesterday, the Newcastle manager said that fitness in the Premier League is becoming more important but when you push your players ion training then teams can puck up injuries.

And that’s what’s happened recently with Newcastle’s Steven Taylor and Rolando Aarons –  who have picked up injuries, and those injuries are now starting to impact the side.

Alan Pardew was interviewed bu the BBC yesterday,  and this is what the Londoner had to say:

 “The athletes, the ones who are really quick, like Gabby or Rolando, you really have to be careful with them.”

“All the players are so finely tuned now that injuries are going to become a bigger part of the Premier League if I am honest.¨ “And we are definitely feeling that at the moment.¨

“Therefore we have to re-address our training or pull back a little bit.¨ “We might have to do that because we have a lot of games and we’re short of bodies.”

So Alan is talking there of hopefully finding a good balance in training,  where the lads are very fit for the games, but they are also available to play in them.

Newcastle’s form over the last five games has been little short of amazing – and for a change it’s “amazing” on the positive side – with youngsters like Aarons, Perez, Ameobi, Dummett and Armstrong all having a positive impact in the team.

We are enjoying these wins when we can – and very much so – it’s a great time to be a Newcastle fan.

And in one of my check-ups on Wednesday,  my doctor told me he thought Newcastle were the best team to watch in the Premier League at the moment, and he also thought that  Ayoze Perez’ goal against West Brom has to be a candidate for goal of the season.

Let’s just hope the team that is put out tomorrow against struggling QPR shows that same passion and determination of late – and that we can get our 6th win on the trot.

That would be great – fantastic. 😀

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3 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Nov 21, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #1

    there’s a semblance of depth? We’ll see. Is it,

    Jan, Wil, Dum, Haidara then?

    Is Davide available?

  • SpaceGhost

    Nov 21, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #2

    Ed, how could you have left out Abeid? He kept Yaya Toure, & Steven Gerrard in his pocket. *facepalm*

  • 70TWO

    Nov 21, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #3

    The archetypal PL player is tall, stocky and fast but the most successful players have technique, which comes in different shapes and sizes. For all ManC physical stature they consistently struggle against European teams.

    The increased risk of injury from building individual competitive strength does not out weigh ability and ball control.


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