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Fitness Coaches Hulse and Elliott Leave Newcastle For Liverpool

It seems like the news at Newcastle United continues to get worse, as we hear today that strength and conditioning coaches Mark Hulse and his assistant, Robbie Elliott, have left St James’s Park just days before the start of pre-season training on Wednesday.

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Robbie Elliott – local lad leaves Newcastle for Liverpool

It looks like Chris Hughton will be put in charge as caretaker manager on July 1, assisted by goalkeeping coach Paul Barron, and news today that Ashley may bring in Colin Calderwood.

Newcastle Academy coach Richard Money and his assistant Alan Thompson are the only other coaches that will be at the club’s Benton HQ on Wednesday to “welcome” the players back.

Mark Hulse is highly rated and and both coaches have been hired by Liverpool, and this will leave Newcastle with no fitness coaches at a time when fitness will be job one with the Newcastle players.

It seems like Hulse and Elliott were not able to obtain any guarantees from Ashley regarding their future roles at St James’s Park, and the two of them have opted to leave without that guarantee.

What a disgrace this is.

So it’s not only players we may lose in this period of vast uncertainty and zero leadership at the club.

A Newcastle  insider told the Chronicle:

“Both Mark and Robbie have moved on.” “All of it adds to the confusion at what is happening at the club at the moment and it will certainly be interesting to see how this changes the schedule.”

“Mark and Robbie were highly respected by the players and it will be interesting to see what the reaction is when they return next week.”

“With no manager in place either this is just another blow for them.” “These days everybody knows that strength and conditioning is extremely important in football.

“Not only to help prevent injuries but water intake and nutrition for each player comes into play.” “Every player has their own personal plan of action and it’s not just a case of a few laps round the pitch and games of five-a-side these days.”

“We’ve moved on, so while managers and players are still the ones who get the limelight, people like Mark and Robbie are probably the unsung heroes.”

As we’ve said before, if this was a normal business, which it isn’t,  both Ashley and LLambias would be out on their ears, for the gross management incompetency they continue to show in running the club.

The situation at Newcastle is getting to be extremely serious, and once again Mike Ashley has made a pig’s ear out of his job as Newcastle owner, and is now very seriously jeopardizing the club’s future.

One way to look at a business and measure how good the management is there, is to look at whether people are trying to get in or get out.  And of course they all seem to be wanting to leave Newcatsle right now, it’s seems that bad.

And who would want to come into a club in this sorry state?    Hey, are we still favorites to be promoted next season?

Ashley is certainly leaving the Newcastle club in complete disarray, and it doesn’t look like there’s much that can be done about the rapid downward spiral of the Newcastle club. The club seems out of control, or are we missing something?

Wednesday will indeed now be very interesting, and the players coming back will enter a terrible mess, which is the state of the Newcastle United club right now.

Comments welcome.

98 comments so far

  • hitman

    Jun 27, 2009 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #41

    you offering breakfast in bed beds.LOL

  • Stuart79

    Jun 27, 2009 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #42

    I think there might be quite alot of shite in the Sunday papers about the Toon tomorrow.

    They won’t have any information so they’ll make a load up!

  • geordie deb

    Jun 27, 2009 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #43

    Someone has posted this elsewhere. Can you believe the cheeky s*ds are using images of Newcastle in there to try to make the home of tramps appealing..


  • geordie deb

    Jun 27, 2009 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #44

    and when was the last time the SOL was that full?

  • beyethegreat

    Jun 27, 2009 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #45

    geordie deb

    thay also used durham cathedral and bamburg castle lol

    on a different note i have just bought and watched goal 3

    i tis the worst film i have ever seen other than van wilder 2 DO NOT BUY IT DO NOT WASTE 10 QUID LIKE I FOOLISHLY DID

    ma is in though he says f— off p k

  • dougnufc

    Jun 27, 2009 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #46


    i agree, goal 3 and goal 2 was never as good as goal 1.

  • beyethegreat

    Jun 27, 2009 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #47


    goa; 2 was sh!t but a 100 times better than goal 3

    they also make toon fans look stupid and its the worst made film i have ever seen

  • the holy grail

    Jun 27, 2009 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #48

    hey guys my mate from london seems to be 100% certain that the takeover from america is Philip Anschutz (ed you should have heard of him) dont know if that is good or bad????????????
    any1 know of him?????????/

  • Tom Mo.

    Jun 27, 2009 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #49

    yeahh Ed ran some stories on him during the last takeover saga. I wouldn’t mind him

  • the holy grail

    Jun 27, 2009 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #51

    we could intergrate la galaxy with nufc and get the best ameican players (and beckham on loan lol) he is rich enough but not sure on how he is as an owner with his clubs or “franchises” anyone help there ????

  • Tom Mo.

    Jun 27, 2009 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #52

    Championship players would be looking to take so many shots at beckham ahahahahhaha

  • Big Dave

    Jun 27, 2009 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #53

    the holy grail anymore info and is it a gut feeling your mate has or other info he knows

  • Nick D

    Jun 27, 2009 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #54

    Sadly not everyone is jumping ship, we’re still stuck with


    to name a few. The slowest, most uncreative midfield ever assembled at a one time premiership club.

  • Toon_Factor

    Jun 27, 2009 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #55

    Nick D

    Just out of interest, what would your team be for next season?

  • Big Dave

    Jun 27, 2009 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #56

    Nick D I would keep duff i think he started to come on real well and i think he is loyal

  • the holy grail

    Jun 27, 2009 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #57

    info he has big dave, something about he is (or was) here for michael jackson concert and he was talking and stuff. he told me not to say anything because of the privacey thing but what the hell am just keeping you all informed

  • Tom Mo.

    Jun 27, 2009 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #58

    thanks man, I’ll take anything I can get at this point..

  • Big Dave

    Jun 27, 2009 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #59

    the holy grail cheers mate . well if it is he has enough $$$$

  • Rodzilla

    Jun 27, 2009 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #60
  • Dennis Twice

    Jun 27, 2009 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #61

    Can somebody in England do a final sollution for this Ashley case? 8….9

  • Big Dave

    Jun 27, 2009 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #62

    Cheers Rod oh how did ur baking go mate lol

  • Rodzilla

    Jun 27, 2009 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #63

    Splendid Dave cheers. Dangerously tasty cake.

  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 27, 2009 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #64

    We are almost Dead…All those who sucked the purple Bell of Mr Ashley should hang their heads in shame…Murderer in my opinion.

    This man destroyed NUFC and you couldn’t see it coming…Don’t give a 5hit about the guys in the article.

    There is obviously nothing to report and we will be relegated next season as well if this disaster is not pulled back from the cliff edge.

  • Big Dave

    Jun 27, 2009 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #65

    SJT it sure sounds like you have reached the bottom of your positivity reserves. but just remember it could be worse you could be a mackem lol

  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 27, 2009 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #66

    Dave I am just really Angry,Sad and Hurt that my hometown club has been lead into a blind ally and stabbed repeatedly through the heart with a blunt TOOL.

    I am sure the lads on here could have ran the club in a better manner that the current lot of idiots.

    Off out…blood boiling 🙂

  • Big Dave

    Jun 27, 2009 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #67

    SJT i agree mate take it easy

  • ginkoh

    Jun 27, 2009 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #68

    Who can still support the football team that relegated and don’t do any activities for 1 month after that, Owner want to sell club and never care about what happening and supporter feeling, No manager, Chicken players, Be joke story for papers and always be circus for others ???

    Only one, Geordies ! and if it’s have to, I still want to be Geordies forever.

  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 27, 2009 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #69

    I will always support my hometown club even after we have dropped down another level into division 1 next season….Every day a room burns according to AS That was weeks ago I think we are running out of rooms.

  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 27, 2009 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #70

    Have a good night lads…need to get out for a beer!


    Jun 27, 2009 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #71

    Well our injury record has been rubbish for quite a long time, but you need a fitness specialist in place on 1st July-its probably more important in the 1st 2 weeks in July than a Manager.

  • Big Dave

    Jun 27, 2009 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #72

    well im just clinging on to the hope that things could be sorted by wed

  • Tom Mo.

    Jun 27, 2009 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #73


  • Sav

    Jun 27, 2009 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #74

    I don’t know any more than anyone else on here but if Hulse and Elliott are THAT bad, how come they’re off to Anfield?
    Maybe Shearer has his own ideas (or Dowie’s) and new, wonderful fitness gurus will arrive by the truckload on Tuesday, but to read this latest desertion as a sign of revival is at least as daft in the positive, as Ed may be in painting the picture completely black.

  • geordie deb

    Jun 27, 2009 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #75

    ‘I don’t know any more than anyone else on here but if Hulse and Elliott are THAT bad, how come they’re off to Anfield?’

    Seems that Hulse has worked with Sammy Lee before when they were involved with the England youth setup. Sammy Lee tried to take Hulse to Bolton but he was sacked before Hulse joined him and Hulse then came to Newcastle. So it appears Sammy Lee is the link with Liverpool

  • Dennis Twice

    Jun 27, 2009 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #77

    Tean if hini.’´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´´right straight f islammed straight in to your face f**ot

  • Rodzilla

    Jun 27, 2009 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #78

    I was just thinking the same thing Dennis

  • Toon_Factor

    Jun 27, 2009 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #79

    Right I need to no the answer to this but its not football related. I was at a gig watching this rock chick sing and at the end of her preformances a couple of woman threw bra’s at her, sounds stupid but is it meant to mean something??

  • Rodzilla

    Jun 27, 2009 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #80

    Bizarre question TF. Performer-bound under garment projectiles, often evident at concerts, usually indicate a sign of affection from thrower to receiver. Panties were a frequent stage addition to many of Tom Jones’s appearances in the late 1960s.


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