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Jones To Use All Five Days This Week To Implement Plan For Chelsea – Report



Caretaker manager Graeme Jones wasted no time in implementing a plan for Crystal Palace last week. He held a meeting with the players on Wednesday after Steve Bruce’s departure was confirmed that morning.

During that meeting, Jones told the players that the slate was clean and their performances in training would largely dictate his team selection for the weekend. Jones then held three days of training in preparation for The Eagles.

While the performance was lacking in many areas, there was an obvious plan that ultimately lead to a good away result. As Jones said after the match, Rome wasn’t built in a day. He also added the following:

“You have to have a platform.

“That’s where the work has been this week (defensively) and we need to continue with that.

“We had three days preparation so we’ve got five games preparation for the Champions League winners coming to St James’ Park.”

The Chronicle is reporting that Jones will use all five days this week to prepare the lads for the league leaders, Chelsea, who come to St. James’ Park on Saturday. The difficulty level significantly rises with reigning Champions League winners coming to town.

Chelsea will see Newcastle as a must-win to keep pace at the top of the Premier League table with Liverpool and Manchester City hot on their trail. It could take something special to get a result on Saturday.

The aim will be an improvement on the display at Selhurst Park. This could be the last match for Jones as the caretaker. He’ll do everything he can to prepare the lads for Saturday.

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132 comments so far

  • Geordindo

    Oct 25, 2021 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #1

    first!

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  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 25, 2021 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #2

    5 days training, it’s about bloody time.

    We may be match fit for boxing day.

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  • lochinvar

    Oct 25, 2021 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #3

    First shall be last and the last first.

    That’s what the good book says.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 25, 2021 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #4

    Kets is only 56 votes behind Martinez.

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  • hibbit

    Oct 25, 2021 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Adamn_92 and both on big money with us, and way above a mid table championship club salaries,

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  • martoon

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #6

    I’ll be interested to see if Shola retains his position as loan arranger when the new management structure is in place – I always thought that was a ‘jobs for the boys’ appointment!

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  • Mund

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Nobody said you couldn’t discuss it

    :confused emoji:

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  • Adamn_92

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #8

    hibbit

    Yeah good point. Can still be negotiated though, can be persuaded that they may not get a better offer from a club if they wait around till their contract runs out and they’ve gotten older. Can say it’s either you move to this club who want you or you can sit in the reserves and have no decent offers by the time your contract runs out. We don’t have to buy out players contracts for the sake of squad places, if we don’t want ti pay them off we can either say find yourself new clubs, we’ll find you new clubs, take the wage cut to play regularly again or you’ll just sit in the reserves and lose your squad place.

    1
  • IrishRob

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #9

    Bus…

    For anyone who hasn’t read that on twitter, it’s possible for us to spend 600M in January and pay 1.2M A WEEK in total salaries and still be under ffp for various reasons which are explained in LONG detail.

    Realistically about a third of that could be spent in January with ease. But the amount we can pay in salaries has absolutely shocked me.

    We’re so much better off than we thought. A £100M player on £200-400k a week is completely possible I wouldn’t have imagined that was realistic until I read that report.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #10

    If they don’t want to go to new clubs send them to site with me.

    I’ll set them away helping the labourers out.

    Keep em busy.

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #11

    Squad salaries are very low, just checked, in or around what I said earlier, most of the deadwood are on under 40K pw.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #12

    I’d say no to a £100m 200k a week signing atm.

    Too much to early, bound to cause friction in the squad.

    Hopefully a DOF and Manager will put a block on anything like that.

    4
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #13

    I wouldn’t be paying anyone’s contract out until we know what division we’re in. I think whoever we target as transfers will dictate who is sent out on loan or unfortunately left out of the squad.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #14

    I wonder if the Steve’s have asked for a pay rise now they’re working double the hours they were.

    Must be a shock to their system after 3 day weeks under you know who.

    4
  • IrishRob

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #15

    I think I’d say no myself OP but until a few hrs ago that was possible but fantasy. Now it’s actually possible and could be done with relative ease, Now we know the actual facts.

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  • hibbit

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #16

    IrishRob that’s still very big money in the championship clubs and below to find, and not many of the players will want to leave for less than there current contract pays,

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  • Adamn_92

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #17

    I think just because we have the money, it doesn’t mean that any big big names will actually join us at this point in time. By the time we hit January, we could still be in the bottom 3 with a fair bit of work to do. Big expensive signings may not fancy it and rather wait till the summer to see if we stay up. I’m sure some players won’t fancy making a big move if there’s still a chance they could end up playing in the Championship next season, project or no project.

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  • SholaShow

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #18

    If you want quality players you have to pay them.

    I find this idea of dressing room unrest because of new signings getting bigger salaries total nonsense.

    If you want PL proven players of good repute like Coady, he’s gonna want close to if not £100k. He’s already on about £60k which is 10k more than our highest paid CB Lascelles.

    If you want Lingard he is already on £80-90k and will have options, most notably West Ham who he already has rapport with, so you’re gonna have to pay him circa £130-150k which would be twice as much as anybody on our books now.

    It’s a managers job to………errr, manage any such issues which may or may not arise.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #19

    Rob

    To be fair there’s some real good players out of contract in January we could take advantage of.

    A cpl of future superstars are up for grabs if you’ve the dollar.

    I know the sweatshop master is gone but that’s no reason to turn down a bargain.

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #20

    I dont think it’s quite as dire as you seem to think though Hibbit. Like a lot of those players will get snapped up by championship teams and the average wage in the championship is actually 35K pw.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.888sport.com/blog/football/championship/how-much-do-championship-football-players-get-paid%3famp

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  • SholaShow

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #21

    Adam

    Yup, why it’s imperative we reach at least 15pts by 19 games played. Would likely be 16th-17th and from a prospective signings pov, psychologically much different than being on 12pts or less in the bottom 3.

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #22

    Totally agree OP we will see the likes of that happening. But its just encouraging that if we want to we actually can spend sheadloads without blowing budgets for the next few windows.

    Maybe this is part of the reason we are so appealing to them. That and taking someone from the doldrums to the top is a great story.

    1
  • Mund

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #23

    After being linked with a move in January Conor Coady spoke about NUFC’s takeover:

    “It’s got everyone talking. Newcastle are an absolutely incredible football club.

    You feel that when you go up and play there, you welcome the Premier League becoming bigger and better.” #NUFC

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #24

    Mund – he spoke fondly of Graham Jones as well.

    3
  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #25

    Our wages will be the problem. We can easily pay off contracts and let them find clubs themselves, but most are championship standard or below and they’ll have to accept lower wages wherever they go. Mind you, if we pay up their contracts they can afford it.

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  • Mund

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #26

    JP

    Looks like he is lining himself up for a move mate.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #27

    We should be allowed a extra 2 week transfer window!

    We’ve been handicapped in them for years.

    Fairs fair

    2
  • Mund

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #28

    IMO we will have 2 players lined up and signed to join the squad on January 1st

    1
  • IrishRob

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #29

    Prepare to pis yourselves. You’ve been warned. Hahahahaha

    https://mobile.twitter.com/DFImpressionist/status/1452348459152027653

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #30

    its against Chelsea, i wont hold anything against him regardless. expecting a loss, as long as its not heavy and the players put a shift in

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #31

    Lmao Mund it’s happening already isn’t it, everyone was right were going to see a lot of Newcastle was a club i always wanted to join amd Newcastle is an amazing club…….

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  • the crown princes nashers

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #32

    hope jones gets the whole squad in twice a day no days off, swimming and if no one pulls there weight they could go sky diving without a parachute 🙂 🙂 sorry I couldnt help it

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  • Mund

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #33

    IrishRob

    Aye mate it will only get more and more over time.

    Rather it be Haaland tho 😉

    2
  • the crown princes nashers

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #34

    IrishRob

    classic am laughing me heed off

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #35

    @28

    That’ll be a novelty, Mund.

    1
  • Adamn_92

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #36

    Shola

    Makes a world of difference. If we’re still in the bottom 3 come January, I think any attempts to get any big name signings in will be wishful thinking. Coady I could still see joining, but people like Luiz from Porto and the like, not a chance. They won’t risk joining and potentially going to the Championship next year. I think a lot of players are watching us closely to see how we go this season. If we stay up, I think our owners are going to have their phones ringing non stop from players agents. Staying up this season is the key.

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  • Mund

    Oct 25, 2021 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #37

    Ron

    Everything from now on will be a novelty compared to previously mate 🙂

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 25, 2021 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #39

    Fonseca is a handsome aul divel too. The football will attract the lads and Fonseca will attract the ladies. Lol

    2
  • Mund

    Oct 25, 2021 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #40

    I have my sights well and truly set on Fonseca to be our next messiah

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