Caretaker manager John Carver will take the first team squad to Dubai in the Middle East next week – after the Southampton game on Saturday – for a warm-weather training camp – that was arranged by former manager Alan Pardew before he left the club for Crystal Palace.
Dubai from the air
The news is that some of the injured players who are back in training, such as Siem de Jong and Gabriel Obertan, will travel with the squad, and it’s the second year running Newcastle will be in the middle east.
There’s doesn’t seem much happening at Newcastle as far as appointing a head coach soon, and at least from the outside things seems to have gone quiet.
But if a head coach is appointed this week or next week – which is not looking too likely now – he could simply join the squad in the Middle East,
Because we were knocked out of the FA Cup at the first attempt – for the fourth time in five years – we have a spare weekend a week come Saturday, because that’s when the 4th round will be played.
We wonder what’s happening with Newcastle’s search for a new head coach – things have seemed to come to a grinding halt.
Newcastle under Mike Ashley have not put communicating with the fans high on their agenda, but it would be good to get an update on what the current situation is.
That’s for the benefit of both the fans and the players – since the players themselves must feel they are a bit in limbo at the moment.
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