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Entries Tagged as 'Training Ground'

McClaren Carefully Adjusts Comments To His New Situation

October 14th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Steve McClaren is on the merry-go-round of management again having just been surprisingly hired back at Derby County where he was fired last year. That was after Derby basically collapsed in the second half of the 2014-2015 season when for some strange (and unknown) reason Managing Director Lee Charnley of Newcastle wanted Steve to replace the […]

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Tags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Other News · Training Ground

These Are Some Of The Big Changes Coming To Newcastle

October 11th, 2016 · 11 Comments

Rafa Benitez only signed on full time to manage Newcastle for the next three years on May 25th – a short five weeks before players reported back for pre-season training. So there was not a lot of time to do things he wanted completed to improve the training facilities at the club. Those were some […]

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Tags: Championship · Facilities · Fans · Newcastle News · Other News · Training Ground

Rafa Makes Surprising Comments On His Players

October 7th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Rafa Benitez in nothing if not honest and he has today said that he has a squad of 27 players and even though he will rotate players – he admits that a number of his squad will not be happy campers – for one reason or another. When Newcastle lose or draw that’s when there […]

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Other News · Squad · Training Ground

Rafa’s Rotation Policy – What The Players Think

September 20th, 2016 · 28 Comments

Rafa Benitez will rotate his players throughout this season and that’s been clearly communicated to both players and fans alike. There are some good reasons for this – we have a big squad and it will give players some games and will also help cut down on injuries throughout the season since players will not […]

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Tags: Ciaran Clark · Coaching · Newcastle News · Rotation Policy · Training Ground

Rafa Is Fixing Multiple Things At Newcastle – Here’s Another One

September 15th, 2016 · 5 Comments

In the summer, Rafa did a few things that will help reduce the enormous number of injuries Newcastle seem to pick up every single season. One thing he did was to upgrade the indoor training pitch from the (very) old-fashioned 3G technology to the latest 4G technology. That will help cushion the effects of the […]

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Tags: Coaching · Injuries · Management · Newcastle News · Other News · Training Ground