Raining In Dubai And Things Can Only Get Better At Newcastle


Newcastle players have been training in Dubai today during their warm weather break – and we have nothing against the lads going off for a few days in the sun where they can train more easily outdoors,  but it doesn’t help when we have just lost our last three games – and we’ll not even mention we don’t have a head coach at the moment having gone out of way to help Crystal Palace get the man of their choice Alan Pardew very quickly – and now we are trying to find a suitable candidate.

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Siem de Jong and Mike Williamson training today

And of course Crystal Palace have won their first three games under Pardew, and they are now in 12th place – just one place behind Newcastle in the Premier League table.

Apart from that everything is just great at Newcastle. 😀

Mike Williamson has been interviewed on the Newcastle web-site today, and he talked about the training they are doing and there’s been some rain:

“That’s the same as a normal week.” “For the lads who haven’t played, it’s a top-up and a chance to get some high-intensity work inside you, and it was a tough session.”

“Stoney and JC got us working. There was a bit of fun, a bit of football and it was a good intensity. The weather wasn’t what you’d expect in Dubai but it was nice – a bit of rain, but still quite humid.”

 “It’ll be tough but it should be enjoyable and the change of scenery will be nice.” “It’s a good opportunity to get some more good work inside us,”

“Obviously over the Christmas period we’ve had lots of games and lots of minutes so then it’s all about recovery, but now we’ve got a good opportunity to make sure everyone’s up to speed.”

With Newcastle players being  given the day off on Wednesday and traveling back on Thursday, that could mean the Newcastle players are training for just two full days while in Dubai, although caretaker manager John Carver has said they will be in for training this Saturday.

That’s when the team has a free day – which has been all too usual over the last five years – because we are again out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle, having played a very weakened side at Leicester City.

In that game four of our top players were missing due to injury, but they were straight back in the side for the next game at Chelsea – strange that.

It’s a long time until the next game a week on Saturday at Hull City, which is why it was hard to take our third defeat in a row on Saturday at home to Southampton.

It’s not good but hey – things can only get better.

That’s right isn’t it? 😀

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9 comments so far

  • 70TWO

    Jan 19, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #1

    Jeff from Benwell
    It doesn’t stop them from saying anything what so ever. If they can release a press statement at 10 minutes to midnight, ridiculously accussing a national newspaper about having a direct conversation with UEFA. Then they should have the common decency to communicate with their customers about the short term plan for their brand.

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  • 70TWO

    Jan 19, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #2

    # about not having

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 19, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #3

    70 two & Jeff

    There is no plan mate….They just make it up as they go. We aren’t the great gig we once were for managers, we ha e the same ambition as the teams that get promoted every year and that is stay in the league. At least the others look at cups differently.

    Our home support is silent, the atmosphere is shite, I’d say 49,500 zombies go to see home games however I do concede some staunch loud supporters still attend but they aee dwindling in numbers. We aren’t the draw that we once were….the calibre of player we attract isn’t great because we don’t want to compete against others.

    In MA time with us we’ve managed to go backwards and teams like Stoke are ahead of us whether we like it or not!! Keep the blind faith Jeff this job becomes smaller and smaller every week just like our club!!

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  • DokToon

    Jan 19, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #4

    not only raining in dubai, but over every NUFC supporters house as well.. how apt, lol

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  • bladeuser

    Jan 19, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #5

    Leave half the players and the coaches in dubai on the way back
    CARVER OUT

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  • bladeuser

    Jan 19, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Spend your cash more wisely while ashley is here F#@# NUFC

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 19, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #7

    our toon

    Well when he first took over their was a 5 year plan to get into the champions league….we made it into the championship ahead of schedule.

    The plan is just a ruse, they always refer to this 5 year plan, he’s been here 7 years now, it’s just a way of putting things off another year.

    Like you say, we have managed to go backwards, we no longer get mentioned with good players who are available, the debt has increased (doubled in fact) with no actual payment plan in place to remove it, just left hanging there over the club.

    We have outsourced everything that possibly could be, the companies obviously do it for a profit so we must be losing out somewhere.

    Then there are the lies…we can’t sell advertising so we use SD to showcase it, well we seem to be the only topflight club to have this problem, hell all teams in the football league sell advertising (even my local non league side, 9 tier of football and a local amateur cricket team too sell advertising at the ground). If a local cricket team can charge between £500-1000 for the year for a 2m x 1m board then sure a prem league club can make a good amount from it.

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  • derekm

    Jan 19, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #8

    my youngest son came over from australia as a surprise visit at xmas, decided to take both of my lads to leicester for the cup game as they are both toon fans, standing there chewing my pre-game pie and the team came up on the screen above the bar. Ever been shafted? Injuries my a..e instructions from on high as usual, how long can they continue to abuse us? Mugs, mugs mugs.

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  • neverbeento wembly

    Jan 19, 2015 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Reward for following orders for early cup exits a trip to Dubai, I would have them training on Whitley Bay beac

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