Photos From First Day Of Training – Fan Forum Meeting

Steve McClaren got straight down to work at the first day of pre-season training today – but Newcastle fans still have to wait for the announcement of McClaren’s coaching staff and there was little communication form Newcastle today – other than four youngsters getting their first professional deals.

Those were striker Tom Heardman, midfielder Liam Smith and defenders Jamie Sterry and Macaulay Gillesphey, who were all offered terms back in March, and have all signed their deals today.

Congratulations to all four of them.

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Steve McClaren with Ayoze Perez  and Siem de Jong
Two new signings a year ago and all smiles today


Bit its being reported that Steve McClaren is none too happy at the lack of any new faces at the club and he m,et with other Board members Lee Charnley, Graham Carr and Bob Moncur to go through where the club is on various of their targets

The club is getting off to a very slow start this summer – and it’s when we really needed to bring in one or two very early last month to try to lift the mood, not only of the fans – but of the players too.

It’s Lee Charnley’s responsibility to get this thing off the ground – and he just has to be more aggressive.

Faint heart never won fair lady – he who hesitates is lost is lost – fortune favors the brave. 

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Vurnon Anita, new boy Jamaal Lascelles and Jack Colback

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Steven Taylor and Massadio Haidara – both fit again

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Steve McClaren – pointing the way

With very little news so far coming out of Newcastle and no signings, the next Fans Forum meeting planned for Monday night is going to be interesting and may give is more information – we certainly need it.

Comments welcome.