Photo – Newcastle First Team Squad For This Season

Here is the official photo of Newcastle’s first team squad for the season 2015-2016.

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There seem to be 28 players and 17 coaches in this photograph and hopefully the squad is bigger and better than last season.

Here are the people in the photograph – courtesy of the Newcastle United web-site.

Back row (l-r): Lee Fraser (Technical Scout), Kerry Morrow (Head of Match Analysis), Tom Coffield (First Team Analyst), Curtis Good, Jamaal Lascelles, Mike Williamson, Karl Darlow, Tim Krul, Rob Elliot, Yoan Gouffran, Sylvain Marveaux, Gael Bigirimana, Ray Thompson (Kit Manager), Wayne Farrage (Masseur), Mick Holland (Masseur)

Middle row (l-r): Chris Wilding (Strength and Conditioning Coach), Alessandro Schoenmaker (Head of Fitness), Gabriel Obertan, Paul Dummett, Chancel Mbemba, Siem de Jong, Moussa Sissoko, Daryl Janmaat, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Steven Taylor, Emmanuel Riviere, Paul Catterson (Club Doctor), Derek Wright (Senior Physiotherapist), Michael Harding (Physiotherapist)

Front row (l-r): Simon Smith (Goalkeeping Coach), Rolando Aarons, Vurnon Anita, Papiss Cisse, Florian Thauvin, Fabricio Coloccini, Paul Simpson (Assistant Coach), Steve McClaren (Head Coach), Ian Cathro (Assistant Coach), Jack Colback, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ayoze Perez, Cheick Tiote, Massadio Haidara, Steve Black (Performance Consultant)

There will be a test on this next week.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Sep 17, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #1

    I don’t think it’s SM as coach that is causing the problem, it’s the ‘New Board’ same as the ‘ Old Board’ in that the boss might have left the room but he left instructions to carry on business as usual. The decision making is still money first, churn through the playing stock, balance the numbers through the season, bang out the averages, keep the PR going, bums on seats promotions etc. The players know the score and they lack heart because of it. It’s a boat going round in circles because there’s only one oar. When will these nuggets realise it’s a top down entertainment business, if it’s not successful, if it’s not sports – motivated, all that will happen is the club will degrade as an attractive brand, the fan numbers will distil down to a diehard core, and we will slowly turn into the Smoggies mark II. A tread water outfit.

  • Tsunki

    Sep 17, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #2

    Love all the tacky ad stuff though.

  • croftus5678

    Sep 17, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #3

    the thing i dot understand is that we was more than happy with ashley stepping back and more than happy with our manager and coaching team and more than happy with the signings we got !

    i dont know of any nufc fan that was not excited by our over all package and that includes the lack of that 5th cb signing we wanted.

    now 5 games in and bottom of the league and its all we are not good enough ect ! if everyone thought that we would do better till this point we can not blame someone else when we thought the same thing as they did.

    they have imo slightly under performed by 2-3 points and thats simply the west ham game imo it will only take 2-3 wins and we will be singing a different tune.

  • Harley

    Sep 17, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #4

    This weekends game is the first game this season I feel we should win (maybe Southampton too). If mclaren sticks with the same failing line up and we don’t win there’s gonna be a big backlash from the fans.

  • Tsunki

    Sep 17, 2015 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #5

    Aye Croftus but a lot of posters thought they would strengthen the back four a bit more, maybe another striker, and the money they spent on the midfield would translate to better cohesion there. it’s starting to look like £50 m ain’t all that money when you have to fix a total disaster which is what we were last season. I think it’s also starting to become news to many fans that the playing staff don’t all buy into the new vision the PR machine has been pumping out to us.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 17, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #6

    TOON remind me very much of England.
    Got players, very good players but never seem to gel to play decent football huff and puff scrape by with scrappy wins.
    Get in different managers ends up same football.
    The only two times England looked a decent team was in Mexico when by a stroke of luck Beardsley was brought in due to a injury and it transferred Lineaker and England and in the Euro’s with Venables team and Gazza. Sadly we could not win anything.

    Newcastle, when Keegan was brought in transformed the City and club – but alas we still could not win anything and sadly the dream was destroyed when the Hall’s and Shepherds got greedy and floated the team on the stock exchange

  • lesh

    Sep 17, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #7

    Ashley must be pulling his hair out at the thought of 17 support staff to 28 players!

    Yes, I know they’ll be covering the Development and other squads but Ashley must have asked Charnley the ‘What are they for’ question.

    I wonder what sort of answer Charnley gave him after he’d near choked on his cuppa!!


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