Benitez Introduces Consistent New Procedures At Newcastle


Rafa Benitez keeps introducing new things at Newcastle as he works to transform both the club and the team into hopefully one of the best in England – and even beyond that.

Today there is news the 56 year-old invited the Academy coaches to observe the morning  training session at the club’s first team headquarters at Benton.

rafa benitez with academy coaches

Rafa Benitez with the Academy coaches today

Rafa outlined his coaching philosophy to the coaches, which will now be applied at Newcastle in  future years and at all levels of the club.

Hopefully that’s going to be a lot of years ….

Common coaching methods are done at a lot of the big clubs – the coaching from top to bottom is consistent and uses the same philosophy.

That helps young players to more easily move through the ranks of the club,  for one thing.

A club statement has been issued on this:

“The coaches were invited to watch the morning training session, with Benitez talking them through the various drills and explaining how he plans and executes his sessions.”

Rafa also spoke about his coaching theory and methods in the Club’s strategy room, and he wanted to share both his expertise and also ensure the training methods and sessions are consistent throughout the Club.

rafa benitez with Academy youngsters

This is what Rafa has said about this today:

“It’s important when you have a lot of experience as a coach and manager to pass on your knowledge and techniques to others, especially within the Club.”

“Joe Joyce, Peter Beardsley, Ben Dawson and myself have agreed it would be useful to give them my thoughts to help them develop and also to create a consistent approach to training throughout the club, from the Academy right through to the first team.”

“That is important for the development of our young players, to have this consistent approach in the way they are coached – something that runs throughout the players’ development at our Club.”

Academy manager Joe Joyce added this:

“We are delighted to have had the opportunity to take our coaches up to the first team Training Center to work with Rafa and his staff and we are very appreciative of the opportunity afforded to us.”

“It was a great learning experience for us, both in the sessions with the first team squad and then afterwards with Rafa explaining and outlining his coaching methods to the group.”

So this is how a world-class coach operates – it’s all very interesting and makes a load of sense of course.

Rafa is certainly transforming Newcastle United.

We love it.

Comments welcome.



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100 comments so far

  • lesh

    Jul 6, 2016 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #1

    Could this be Rafa’s way of assessing the ability of the likes of Beardsley et al…. before a review of their positions at the Club?

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jul 6, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #2

    Such a breath of fresh air.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 6, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #3

    Munster and Cyprus banging their Rafa snare drum this is the diplomatic way of bringing Beardsley and Watson on board or neutralising their methods, with his long standing at the club Beardsley may well be very popular with long term members of staff. Turning up and demanding he was sacked maybe isn’t the way forward. Although I wouldn’t have minded.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 6, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #4

    lesh,
    I most definitely think it could.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jul 6, 2016 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #5

    Tbf to Pedro what support has he had to do anything with our reserve set up?

    Not even Ashley’s fault this one he just knows no better, when he bought us our set up was terrible so he just kept it as is

    Rafa may well aim to improve it but right now the priority is sorting out our senior level squad and making the club act like a football club again

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  • Rafa Revolution

    Jul 6, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #6

    Good to see Rafa taking the whole job seriously. He really is a breath of fresh air

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  • Jib

    Jul 6, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #7

    Jesus Gámez at Bararajas (Madrid airport) on his way to the Toon
    http://www.marca.com/futbol/atletico/2016/07/06/577d254d268e3e84028b458f.html

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  • Jib

    Jul 6, 2016 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #8

    I bet Welshie is wetting himself !!!
    😀

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jul 6, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #9

    Isn’t Jesus a bit too old he is 31? 😀

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  • firebug666

    Jul 6, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #10

    I don’t mind if Jesus comes we need all the help we can get!

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 6, 2016 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #11

    Insomnia training with the mackems has to make you laugh. He left us years ago to ‘find a bigger club’. Still looking then Charlie boy? Might’ve been better off staying at Wigan! 😉

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  • Jib

    Jul 6, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #12

    It’s the wondrous
    “Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau”
    vs
    The pitiful
    “A Portuguesa”
    The battle of the anthems could be worth a goal start to Wales

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 6, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #13

    Gorgo, 31? He’s still got two years before they nail him to that cross! 😉

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  • Nufc-83

    Jul 6, 2016 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #14

    wwsbrd I think your very harsh on De Jong and even Aarons. You say Ajax wanted to get rid of him as he was injury prone when he played 28 games the season before he moved and the season prior 47!! He has had what I would consider freak injuries with a collapsed lung and the eye issue so it’s not as if he keeps breaking down with the same injury such as hamstrings. I get it a little more with Aarons but again it’s different injuries and being rushed back quickly so not something re-occurring that you could say will be with him long term. I think both players will have big roles to play this year.

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  • Jib

    Jul 6, 2016 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #15

    Jesus was 32 when he was crucified
    I’ll get me coat

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  • Jib

    Jul 6, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #16

    Bobby bingo

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 6, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #17

    Jib, not in my school he wasn’t! 😉

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  • Jib

    Jul 6, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #18

    I hope they don’t miss Aaron Ramsey too much

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  • Jib

    Jul 6, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #19

    Sorry Bobby I’m a proddy dog we probably got it wrong

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 6, 2016 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #20

    Jib, sadly i was brought up catholic and had this shit rammed down my throuGht every day of the week. Imaginary friends in the sky! He was definitely 33 mate. About the same number of hands the frickin’ priests had whenever they got near! 😉

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  • Bobbybee

    Jul 6, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #21

    Throat even!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 6, 2016 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #22

    Please stick to the rules as Ed has requested – no religion on the blog.
    Talking about non footballing matters could also upset some posters.

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  • Jib

    Jul 6, 2016 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #23

    http://www.dameallanssport.co.uk/

    We hated St Cuthberts
    How pitiful is that !

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 6, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #24

    Wales do stand a chance tonight. Portugal have been quite lucky. Without Ramsey -very difficult.
    Toss up between Bales and Ronaldo – probably would like to see CR7 having a tantrum and hissy fit.

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  • Jib

    Jul 6, 2016 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #25

    Ray “Rocky” Hudson who commentates on BeIn sport USA was a young cheeky sprog when I was at school.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jul 6, 2016 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #26

    Nufc 83
    Curious as to why Ajax sold him cheap and no one else was interested mate? He’s a crock and they knew it

    He will do next to nothing for us this coming season of he stays because his knee cap will dislocate, his left nut will explode or his hair will start growing inwards whatever it is it’ll keep him out for half the season

    Get shot when we can, wasted wages just like Saylor

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  • Rafa Revolution

    Jul 6, 2016 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #27

    Before the tournament, who genuinely thought the Taffys would get this far?

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 6, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #28

    Breaking News…………. Jesus has just arrived at the Hilton in Gateshead. He chucked three nails on the counter and asked if they could put him up for the night.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 6, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #29

    YMFB…… Are you ok? Are you watching the match.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jul 6, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #30

    If Janmmaat, Sissoko and Widjnaldum leave they’ll do well. The heavy criticism they get I assume is quite isolated, they are good players. Not elite CL level you’d imagine, ala Bayern, Real, Barca, but I’m confident each one of them would slot in well at a club like Liverpool for example. We need to be a similarly well run club if we want to see the best of our better players, and now with Rafa running the show, we have the chance. I don’t see selling them as in any concrete sense a positive step for us, just an unhappy consequence of being relegated.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 6, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #31

    Jimmy,
    They might well do, but if they thought their little plan of getting us relegated to get an easy move away was going to work then their brain power matches their attitude.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 6, 2016 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #32

    I honestly thought they had relegation get out clauses and that was why they seemed determined to take us down.

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  • Nufc-83

    Jul 6, 2016 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #33

    Totally don’t agree with you on that one wwsbrd as 244 app in 7 seasons says your wrong.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jul 6, 2016 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #34

    Nufc
    He was brought in to be the gem in our midfield, the star man he’s managed 20 odd in a town shirt

    He was Ajax captain and we got him for 6 mill, why didn’t they want him mate?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 6, 2016 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #35

    Ryan Giggs is wooden!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 6, 2016 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #36

    Wijnaldum 15M Depay 25M SDJ 6M ???

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jul 6, 2016 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #37

    Betty, I’m good thanks… How are you?

    Yeah I’m watching the game but I’m thinking about turning it off, very little quality on show right now. Really doesn’t seem like a semi-final match, by the looks of things it’s going to penalties. The Germany/France game is going to look amazing compared to this.

    Robson-kanu looks quite a good player out there like.

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  • Nufc-83

    Jul 6, 2016 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #38

    Not sure but with that appearance rate they can’t call him a crock. His injuries have been freak with not many footballers experiencing them. He has never been able to get fit but I think he will and he will be that gem. We can only wait and see I suppose.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jul 6, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #39

    Jail, we got relegated because of the shortsightedness and incompetence of those running the club, not because three players got together and hatched a plot, although I’m assuming that was a joke. Our sorry current demise began about 3 seasons ago with the policy of zilch activity in the transfer market, and was followed by a succession of equally duff decisions, Carver, McC, and the lack of a top CB, LB, CF, and DM paramount among them. You argue this yourself, yet somehow still want to slate the players, as if they should somehow have been above it all, instead of where they are, right in the midst of it, having to contend with it. It’s a bit like Ashley’s attitude of buying too few good players and relying on them to keep us up.

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  • clinath@ed

    Jul 6, 2016 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #40

    Jail…I think they thought we’d have to sell to get their wages off the books. Rafa and MA beat them the punch on that one…

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