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Entries Tagged as 'Coaching'

Thauvin’s Success Depends On His Mentality – Not His Ability

August 26th, 2015 · 11 Comments

It was about three years ago that both Arsenal and Newcastle were (very) interested in Florina Thauvin, who at the time was playing for Bastia after he had moved there in 2011 from Grenoble – and he was playing very well and attracting interest of some top clubs. Graham Carr had been watching him for a […]

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Tags: Coaching · Discipline · Florian Thauvin · International News · Newcastle News

Graham Carr Talks About His Talent Spotting

August 26th, 2015 · 25 Comments

We don’t often hear from Graham Carr – Newcastle’s Chief Scout – but he has given an interview in the club’s official program for last night’s game, and he talks about how he goes about the business of talent-spotting. And Newcastle have finally brought long term target Florian Thauvin to Newcastle, and in his first […]

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Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours

Newcastle’s New Strength Is Arsenal’s Current Weakness

August 26th, 2015 · 12 Comments

Arsene Wenger will watch the video of the Newcastle game last night and be worried what he sees from a certain Florian Thauvin – once a target of Arsenal’s when the 22 year-old was still at Bastia. He will see how well Florian can cross the ball and in fact after scoring his first goal […]

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Tags: Aleksandar Mitrovic · Coaching · European Champions League · Florian Thauvin · Newcastle News · Premier League

McClaren – Thauvin Has Been Terrific In Training

August 26th, 2015 · 58 Comments

Steve McClaren’s own professionalism and that of his top coaching staff seems to be starting to rub off on the Newcastle players, and essentially the second team played well last night in beating a gallant Northampton Town side 4-1 at St. James’ Park. Florian Thauvin after scoring first goal last night

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Tags: Capital One Cup · Coaching · Florian Thauvin · League Cup · Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League

McClaren – We Will Play Our Strongest Possible Team

August 25th, 2015 · 92 Comments

When John Carver took over the team at the end of December, when it was obvious that Alan Pardew was going to sign for Crystal Palace, he said before the FA Cup 3rd round at Leicester City in early January, that he would play Newcastle’s strongest side possible. John then fielded a very weak side […]

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Tags: Capital One Cup · Coaching · League Cup · Newcastle News · Premier League

Mitrovic Has Already Learned A Big Lesson From Newcastle Coaches

August 25th, 2015 · 8 Comments

Aleksandar Mitrovic gave a good and disciplined display in his very first start at Old Trafford last Saturday, and his fantastic header after 23 minutes almost put Newcastle ahead after we had been on the defensive for the first 20 minutes or so. That’s what you want from a top striker – where he can […]

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Tags: Aleksandar Mitrovic · Coaching · Newcastle News · Premier League