Great Photos Of Upbeat Players In Training Today


Here are some photos taken during the training today and shown in the Chronicle – there are some great photos of the lads preparing for the vital game at home to Wigan on Saturday and the lads certainly seem upbeat.

Let’s hope they are upbeat on Saturday afternoon and can win this game – it’s now the business end of the season and every win takes us closer to the Premier League.

Howay The Lads!!

Rafa Benitez addressing the players

Grant Hanley in high spirits

Great shot of Jamaal

Shelvey, Dummett and Colback

Issac Hayden with Dwight Gayle in the background

Karl Darlow laughing

Good shot of Rafa smiling

Matt Ritchie – hopefully rested over International break

Our Serbian striker in training

Our Ghanaian winger in training

Rafa Benitez and assistant – they have their arms folded different ways!
Well at least they are looking in the same direction

Our Spanish  winger in training



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32 comments so far

  • posada

    Mar 30, 2017 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #1

    Mitro looks lean and hopefully is in good shape.
    I’d like to see him play up front with Gayle from the off.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Mar 30, 2017 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #2

    Think best case scenario after the next 2 games is as you were. Huddersfield also have 2 home games, albeit 1 against Norwich.

    Need to get 6pts even if it’s just to keep them at arms length and maintain the gap with 2 less to play.

    Home jitters banished hopefully. Refreshed bodies and minds for one final push.

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  • cyprus

    Mar 30, 2017 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #3

    Has anyone calculated the three teams run-ins, considering teams that have something to play for? I think that’s the way to look at it.

    For example we’re playing relegation threatened teams who’ll have nothing to lose and all to gain, so to speak.

    I hardly see any easy games for us… not that there are any in this league.

    I still feel we’ll hit 91, which should be enough to scrape through. The 6 pointers did us good.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 30, 2017 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #4

    Get at ’em!

    —————–Gayle
    ———Lazaar–Perez–Atsu
    ———-Colback—-Shelvey
    Dummett–Lascelles–Hanley–Gamez
    —————-Darlow

    I would even put Ritchie in for Perez.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 30, 2017 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #5

    I know the other teams have QPR and/or Villa to play, who were the in form teams prior to the break. On paper the only difficult team we have is Leeds. All from memory, so maybe wrong.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 30, 2017 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #6

    Cyprus
    fixtures left…

    THE?TOON
    March 2017
    April 2017
    Newcastle United v Wigan Athletic Sat 1 Apr 15:00
    Newcastle United v Burton Albion Wed 5 Apr 19:45
    Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United Sat 8 Apr
    Newcastle United v Leeds United Sat 15 Apr 15:00
    Ipswich Town v Newcastle United Mon 17 Apr 15:00
    Newcastle United v Preston North End Sat 22 Apr 15:00
    Cardiff City v Newcastle United Sat 29 Apr 15:00
    May 2017
    Newcastle United v Barnsley Sun 7 May 12:00

    BRIGHTON
    March 2017
    April 2017
    Brighton & Hove Albion v Blackburn Rovers Sat 1 Apr
    Brighton & Hove Albion v Birmingham City Tue 4 Apr
    Queens Park Rangers v Brighton & Hove Albion Sat 8 Apr
    Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brighton & Hove Albion Fri 14 Apr
    Brighton & Hove Albion v Wigan Athletic Mon 17 Apr 15:00
    Norwich City v Brighton & Hove Albion Sat 22 Apr 15:00
    Brighton & Hove Albion v Bristol City Sat 29 Apr 15:00
    May 2017
    Aston Villa v Brighton & Hove Albion Sun 7 May 12:00

    HUDDERSFIELD
    March 2017
    Wolverhampton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town Tue 28
    April 2017
    Huddersfield Town v Burton Albion Sat 1 Apr 15:00
    Huddersfield Town v Norwich City Wed 5 Apr 19:45
    Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield Town Sat 8 Apr 15:00
    Huddersfield Town v Preston North End Fri 14 Apr 15:00
    Derby County v Huddersfield Town Mon 17 Apr 15:00
    Huddersfield Town v Fulham Sat 22 Apr 15:00
    Birmingham City v Huddersfield Town Sat 29 Apr 15:00
    May 2017
    Huddersfield Town v Cardiff City Sun 7 May 12:00
    Wolverhampton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town A

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  • Bradley

    Mar 30, 2017 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #7

    Line up for Wigan
    —————Darlow————-
    -Anita–Hanley–Lascelles–Dummett-
    ———-Colback–Shelvey———-
    —Ritchie—-Perez—-Gouffran
    —————-Gayle————–

    Comfortable 2-0 win

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Mar 30, 2017 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #8

    I think people need to take into effect that Hudd and Brighton are not guarantee to win all those games as their performance of late has declined the same with us.

    Also take into consideration that other teams would want to go as high as possible for the funding at the end of the season as in this day in age every little helps,no teams will be easy for all 3 top teams so don’t expect an easy run of results.

    One game at a time Rafa says and he’ll stick to it!

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  • cyprus

    Mar 30, 2017 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #9

    Charlie and lindis
    So are we home free, or are we going to do this the Newcastle way? 😉 The difficult way…

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  • cyprus

    Mar 30, 2017 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #10

    I agree. I think all three will be dropping mega points, but we’re in a better place. Just win like half our games. The others will be dropping points too, especially to the playoffs teams who’ll be guns blazing.

    Same the relegation teams. At least one of them will go on a run.

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  • cyprus

    Mar 30, 2017 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #11

    Ed
    Hope them upbeat people are laughing on Sunday 😉

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  • cyprus

    Mar 30, 2017 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #12

    And thanks for the good work man. We sometimes forget to mention this important detail.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 30, 2017 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #13

    I am sure as sure thing, wrapped in a surety blanket on a surely day in the month of sure certainties, we are going all the way.

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  • cyprus

    Mar 30, 2017 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #14

    Who’ll be on the playoffs? Don’t say nufc!! Please.

    It’s a right battle there. I’ve seen all those teams and they all is good.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 30, 2017 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #15

    Brighton, Huddersfield and us are all playing bottom of the table sides at home so it should be three bankers.

    But I’d bet there’s a banana skin in there for one of us but hopefully for the other two.

    Wigan have one of the better goals against records in the league so there may be a bus or two on the pitch.

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  • BenArfa the magician

    Mar 30, 2017 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #16

    Every home game is a banana skin for us, shame we aren’t away more in the last few games.

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  • sing in the corner

    Mar 30, 2017 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #17

    It’s a new week, after a decent break and regroup.
    I prefer to look forward to a home game against an inferior side, instead of fretting aboutthe history of some stuttering performances at SJP this season.
    We’re only one confidence boosting, convincing win away from banishing all that.
    Back the lads all the way!

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 30, 2017 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #18

    Cyprus
    The TOON never do it the easy way – and for starters most times we struggle against Wigan.

    Brighton’s last game of the season away to Villa could be a ‘BIGGY’

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  • lesh

    Mar 30, 2017 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #19

    Pit your wits against the Chron’s promotion predictor.

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-go-up-ahead-huge-12810894

    I got us as champs with 100 points, Brighton on 87 and Uddersfield, 83.

    But, maybe others’ predictions might be more realistic than mine. Hey ho.

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  • magspuggy

    Mar 30, 2017 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #20

    Toon to win , udders to drop out the automatic race.

    Job done ? its always that easy as a nufc fan..

    In rafa we trust

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Mar 30, 2017 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #21

    8 games, 8 mother fcuking wins.

    HWTL

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 30, 2017 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #22

    It would help if we can actually win a much first before thinking about going on a run.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 30, 2017 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #23

    Well I’ve got Huddersfield finishing on 77 points, so on that basis we are already promoted!! 🙂

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  • lesh

    Mar 30, 2017 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #24

    Essex Geordie Bill

    77 for Uddersfield?

    You’ve been as realistic as me…… Or you’re in the know?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 30, 2017 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #26

    Over 50,000 will be going to wuch the much on Saturday. Players will huch a plot to cuch the opposition on the break and luch onto any mistakes.
    Mr Tubbs might be there to puch things up with Rafa and at half time fans will be scoffing some of the buch of pies on sale.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 30, 2017 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #27

    Tuff

    Few spelling mistakes there im afraid.

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  • posada

    Mar 30, 2017 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #28

    Charlie/Sing

    Relax and chill. Our players have played these two already this season. They have the measure of them.
    We are going to murder them.
    looking forward to it.
    6 points and then we are close. Really close.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 30, 2017 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #29

    Fool – you’ll never much my jokes – you are satch a bore.
    Hahaha – quality gags;.

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  • lesh

    Mar 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #30

    jimmysmith

    Kilclyne was a helluva presence on the pitch – tell him to pack his boots and gerrup here pronto.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Mar 31, 2017 at 3:40 AM

    Comment #31

    Gayle & Hayden returning should put an end to our poor form. If Anita & Gouffran can start playing like they did in the first 10-20 games then we will go up without a doubt. If they continue playing like they did in the last 3 seasons then we are playing with 9 men. Hopefully Clark can get fit soon too, he’ll be a miss, but we have two good replacements. I’m putting us to win by 2 goals or more vs. Wigan.

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  • sing in the corner

    Mar 31, 2017 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #32

    Posada
    Aye that’s the spirit.
    We need to whip up a positive atmosphere. The Wigan game is huge, it being the start of the final ‘micro season’ we’re heading into on Saturday. Win, and ride that wave through Burton and into two away games which will be that much easier to tackle with the confidence of 6 points in the bag.

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