Newcastle United are giving an open training day at St James’ Park today, but would you believe it over 15,000 fans turned up to watch the lads and to see our three new signings Gini Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba. That’s just 5,000 less than the crowd at our game against Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday – unbelievable.
There’s not many clubs where fans would turn out in those numbers – and there ‘s some optimism in the Geordie ranks at the moment – but we still need at least three players brought in this month and it will then have been a good transfer window.
Aleksandar Mitrovic taking a drink today
Newcastle United trained in front of their fans today and it seems the biggest cheer went up when Mitrovic scored his first goal at the stadium, even if it was just in practice.
Unfortunately Aleksandar had a great chance to score with four minutes to go in Saturday’s game against the German side but he hit the bar from about eight yards out – anyway this lad is going to score some goals for us this season.
It’s great to have these open days when the kids are out of school, and they can get to see what the lads do in training – a great idea by the club.
Here are some photos of the open training today.
15,000 fans there today
The lads warming up
New boy Chancel Mbemba doing some stretching exercises
Steve McClaren talking to the players