Rafa will take the first team on a trip to Spain tomorrow for a four-day warm weather training camp.
But the Chronicle is reporting that Rafa has put a ban on any alcohol, so Newcastle don’t end up getting any negative headlines while in Spain.
We had the ridiculous spectacle of some experienced West Brom players – Jonny Evans, Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill – allegedly stealing a taxi while they were in Barcelona after a night out drinking.
Rafa Benitez – no alcohol, please
Such goings on will not happen when Rafa Benitez is in charge.
In any case, Rafa will hold double training sessions, so we expect the lads to be in bed fairly early each night – exhausted
The players will be flying out to Alicante in the Costa Blanca region, and we play a friendly against Royal Antwerp on Sunday, with the game set to last 135 minutes with three 45 minute segments.
That’s so Rafa can give some of our fringe players some game time.
We understand there will various drinks like orange juice, coffee (Starbucks?), lemonade, Lucozade, milk, and even Coke, Pepsi, Mountain Dew and other soft drinks for the players.
And of course, there’s always lots of water available – as much as they need in fact.