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Entries Tagged as 'Fitness'

These Are The First Changes Rafa Will Make At Newcastle

May 27th, 2016 · 15 Comments

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez was with Managing Director Lee Charnley yesterday and started to put into action some of the changes he has recommended at the club, following his nine weeks in charge at the end of last season. Two of those areas are the Benton training facilities and the Youth Academy, so it […]

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Tags: Coaching · Facilities · Fitness · Medical · Newcastle News · Training Ground

Surgeon – Ginola Lucky To Be Alive – It’s An Unbelievable Story

May 21st, 2016 · 92 Comments

David Ginola is a very lucky man to still be alive today, as he recovers in a French hospital after having an emergency six-hour quadruple heart bypass surgery. The earlier news was that he had suffered a heart attack while playing in a charity football match but that was being denied yesterday. But it turns out […]

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Tags: Charity · Fitness · Medical · Newcastle News · Other News

Captain Almost Fit – But What’s The Status Of This Player?

March 15th, 2016 · 48 Comments

In what was indicative of the incompetence at Newcastle this season Coloccini picked up a calf injury over three weeks ago in La Manga when we beat Lillestrom 2-1 but Colo didn’t play in the game but still managed to pick up the injury during a warm down. We now have a new fitness coach […]

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Tags: Chancel Mbemba · Coaching · Fabricio Coloccini · Fitness · Injuries · Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League

This Man Fit Again – Could Be The Hero On Sunday

March 15th, 2016 · 6 Comments

Last night at the King Power Stadium if we had players who could convert chances we could have taken at least a point out of the game, but we again missed our chances and therefore picked up our eighth successive defeat on the road – which is just a shocking record. But we expect Rafa to […]

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Tags: Fitness · Injuries · Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse · Prayer · Premier League

If Newcastle Stay Up This Should Proceed – Quickly

February 26th, 2016 · 19 Comments

It was understandable when last year it looked like we could go down that the plans for the new world-class training facility at Benton were put on hold and since things have got worse than last season – then it’s not surprising that the work still has not started. But Newcastle need to get the work […]

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