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Entries Tagged as 'Fitness'

Newcastle Complete Important Signing

July 5th, 2014 · 15 Comments

Newcastle did quite well with injuries during the first part of last season, but then during the second half we seemed to be as bad as ever,  and suffered over 50 different injuries in total last season. Dave Billows – while at Everton

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Tags: Fitness · Newcastle News · Other News

Abu Dhabi Trip Arranged Before Cardiff Debacle

January 18th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Alan Pardew has said today that the squad’s trip to Abu Dhabi was arranged before Newcastle went out of the FA Cup at the first attempt – again – when we lost at home to Cardiff City – a team that had now won in their previous ten games before beating a poor Newcastle side […]

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Tags: Fitness · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League

Time To Sign Up This Director On Long Term Deal

January 10th, 2014 · 158 Comments

If you watch Alan Pardew’s press conference on nufcTV today, at the beginning you will see Fitness Director Faye Downey taking the training. Faye Downey – Newcastle’s Fitness Director – has made a difference

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Tags: Coaching · Europa League · European Competition · Fitness · Premier League

What A Difference A Year Makes – 8760 Little Hours

December 24th, 2013 · 17 Comments

What a difference a year makes – last year at this time we were struggling and 13 points worse off than we are at the moment after 17 games, and we are even 3 points better off than we were two years ago, when we eventually finished in 5th place in the Premier League – […]

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Tags: Coaching · Fitness · Newcastle News · Premier League

Newcastle Star To Get Chance At Old Trafford On Saturday?

December 5th, 2013 · 39 Comments

Newcastle were without both Papiss Cisse and Hatem Ben Arfa for last night’s game with Swansea, which we lost 3-0, and both were out sick. Hatem Ben Arfa – fit for Saturday

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Tags: Fitness · Hatem Ben Arfa · Injuries · Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse

Newcastle Announce Stunning New Benton Training Complex

November 30th, 2013 · 297 Comments

Newcastle have today announced a stunning new state of the art complex to be built at the current Benton training center, and work will start on it in eighteen months time,  and it will take just over six months to complete and will be ready in early 2016. This shows Newcastle do have ambition. Fact. […]

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Tags: Financials · Fitness · Newcastle News · Recruitment

Pardew – It Was All Good News For Us

November 21st, 2013 · 45 Comments

Alan Pardew held his first press conference for a couple of weeks after coming off two fantastic league wins against Chelsea and Tottenham, but now we are up against a Norwich City side who we cannot under-estimate and manager Chris Hughton would like nothing better to get his first win at St. James Park since […]

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Tags: Fitness · Newcastle News · Premier League · Press Conference

Newcastle’s Best Signing Of The Summer Was Not Remy

September 16th, 2013 · 12 Comments

We had a terrible time of it with injuries last season, and one of the reasons was that we just didn’t have a big enough squad of players for the extra 14 games in the Europa League, and injuries tend to happen when  players play in too many games, without sufficient rest. Faye Downey – […]

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Tags: Coaching · Fitness · Injuries · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League

Full-Back Now Doubtful For Season Opener – But Jonas Fit

August 17th, 2013 · 32 Comments

There are reports in the local papers today that Italian International Davide Santon is not fit enough to start in the Newcastle side at the Emirates, and it seems he’s picked up a hip flexor muscle injury.. Davide Santon – scoring last season at Wigan

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Tags: Davide Santon · Fitness · Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa · Massadio Haidara · Newcastle News

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