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 Alan Pardew has talked about losing two of his stars before last night's surprise 3-0 defeat at the Liberty Stadium: "We lost Papiss [.
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.
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 [.
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 [...]
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 And just when we though Newcastle were doing very well [.
Loic Remy was in training on Thursday at the Benton Training grounds and that was a good sign that the French International striker could still make the start of the season a week on Monday at the Etihad Stadium, even if he starts on the bench at Manchester City. Loic Remy with Kinnear Joe's [...]
There seems to be some disagreement among Newcastle fans about just how strong our squad will be this season, compared to say two years ago, and it's good that we got Loic Remy through the door, because at least we now have one more striker than we had in the second half of last season, [...]
One of the things that has been encouraging in this pre-season, is that Newcastle haven't had too many injuries, and we hope that's due to the work of performance director Faye Downey, who is acting as a fitness consultant at the club. Fabricio Coloccini slight groin injury But last night the Newcastle captain Fabricio [.
Steven Taylor has given a good interview in the Evening Chronicle today, and he says the training is very tough in the bright sunshine and heat of Portugal. Steven Taylor much harder then last year When Alan Pardew returned for pre-season, and finally broke his summer silence after Joe Kinnear had been appointed, he [.
There's some good news today that Newcastle have been able to hire Performance Director Faye Downey as a fitness consultant for the coming season. Faye Downey fitness consultant for Newcastle that's good Faye is a top class strength and conditioning coach, and it seems that's what is needed after Newcastle had one of [.
Both Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran ran out of steam a bit in the second half at Villa Park on Tuesday night, and manager Alan Pardew is hoping those two key players for Newcastle will be able to last longer through the second half against reigning European Champions Chelsea tomorrow afternoon at St.
Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway sidestepped some searching questions after his side slipped to another Premier League defeat in comical fashion. The Eagles boss refused to be drawn on what he would say to his players after the 2-0 defeat to Southampton. Instead, he opted to turn the tables on the reporter posing the questions.
Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Gareth Bale will make his Real Madrid debut against Villarreal tomorrow and that he will be deployed on the right wing. He didn't say whether Bale would start or be named on the bench. On the Welshman's fitness, he said: "We play 100 per cent. I don´t know if [...]
Lewis Holtby is back and it looks like he means business. Everbody's favourite Germglishman is back to fitness and played for Spurs Under-21s as he seeks the match practice he needs to break into Andre Villas Boas' team. He certainly succeeded in catching the eye during last week's clash with West Ham Under-21s.
Manchester United manager David Moyes says it is a plus for him that Wayne Rooney is playing for England against Scotland this evening. Rooney has not featured in any of United's official pre-season matches, but Moyes claims it is good for him that his wantaway striker can build his match fitness while playing for his [.
England captain Steven Gerrard has revealed that wantaway Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has confided in him over his plans. Liverpool skipper Gerrard said Rooney has spoken to him about his club future, but would not reveal details of that conversation. He said: "It wouldn't be fair on Wayne for me to talk about that [.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas says his wantaway star Gareth Bale is not likely to feature in next weekend's Premier League opener against Crystal Palace. The Spurs boss was left answering awkward questions following his side's 1-1 draw with Espanyol yesterday. Bale did not feature in the match and was not even in attendance.
Spurs could be lining up a shock move for Carlton Cole after the ex-West Ham man played for them in a behind-closed-doors friendly. Reports suggest he scored two goals against non-league Enfield Town in a game played at Spurs' training ground yesterday. Tottenham fans are desperate for manager Andre Villas Boas and chairman Daniel Levy [.
And another BIG thank you to Audi Whetstone for making one of my dreams cone true today pic.twitter.com/6OX6OOw0 Wojciech Szczesny (@13Szczesny13) October 10, 2011 Wojciech Szczesny says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was right to leave him out of the team last season. The Poland international was dropped in favour of compatriot Lukasz Fabianski, with [.
Juan Mata insists he is happy at Chelsea despite a series of rumour linking him with a move away from the club during the transfer window. The 25-year-old was being touted for a transfer to Manchester United, Arsenal or Paris St-Germain over the summer, but none of those moves materialised. Mata claims he is committed [.
Wenger: 'I would rather have [had] the squad in place at the start of the season' http://t.co/22pXcqOt84 #FFCvAFC pic.twitter.com/7FfzXCCXF8 Arsenal.com (@Arsenal) August 23, 2013 Arsene Wenger has refused to be drawn on speculation linking him with a double-raid on Real Madrid for Karim Benzema and Angel Di Maria.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reserved special praise for his midfielders after recording a 3-0 win at Fenerbahce. Aaron Ramsey was on the scoresheet and named man of the match. He was ably assisted by Jack Wilshere, albeit you could tell the England international was short of match fitness. And the likes of Tomas Rosicky and [.
Arsene Wenger's mobile phone was busy last night and this morning as Arsenal's international players text their boss to report that they had come through their respective matches unscathed. The Frenchman would have anxiously awaiting news on his players' fitness with just days to go until the start of the new Premier League season.
It has been clear in both of the Arsenal pre-season friendlies so far this season, that the players were struggling to cope with the hot and humid conditions, and we have seen pictures of them using ice baths during training. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain explained just how difficult it has been, but they all know that the suffering now should pay off once the Premier League season kicks off in four weeks.
While their players were briefly entertained by a fan who tripped up chasing the team bus, the real hero of Arsenal's pre-season tour so far was the Vietnamese fan who managed to run alongside the bus for more than 10 minutes. The supporter trailed the bus through the streets of Hanoi, catching the eye of [.
David Beckham today donned an Arsenal kit to train with the Gunners squad. The former England captain is keen to maintain his fitness as he plots his next career move after leaving LA Galaxy. There's no suggestion that he's about to join Arsene Wenger's squad on a more permanent basis... but would you welcome him, [.
The Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong returned to training earlier than Jack Wilshere after his 7 month layoff with a broken leg, and has played in more reserve games that the young English international, but he is adamant that he is still not yet ready to be thrown into the Gunners first-team just yet.
Arsene Wenger surprised everyone (including Jack himself!) by naming the returning young Wilshere in the Arsenal starting XI against QPR, and the Frenchman admitted that he hoped that just having Jack back on the pitch would give the side a much-needed confidence boost after two back-to-back defeats.
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Wayne Rooney bursting onto the scene with a stunning first Premier League goal against Arsenal in 2002. A decade later Wazza is arguably still the most gifted player at England's disposal but continues to attract criticism for his form and fitness. Has Rooney lived up to his early promise [.
Liverpool are struggling in their attempts to bring at least one new defender to the club after deal for both their targets ran into problems. The Reds wanted to pay £6m to sign Sporting Lisbon centre-back Tiago Ilori, but the Portuguese side are demanding £17m for the 20-year-old. That's despite the fact that the youngster [.
Joey Barton has contacted his boyhood club Everton to ask them to sign him. And he offered to take a 50 per cent pay-cut to make sure the deal goes ahead. The QPR midfielder spent last season on loan at Marseille. With a permanent move to the French side now looking unlikely, the 30-year-old contacted [.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas refused to answer questions on Gareth Bale's future following reports of an official bid from Real Madrid. Villas Boas has always straight-batted question about his Welsh star by saying that he would be staying at White Hart Lane. His decision not to even discuss Bale marked a noticeable change in [.
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"It's good to talk..." With just a few days before The Reds go all snowbird and head down to Orlando ("WHOOO! SPRING BREAK!"), Kevin Payne took time away from packing his mesh "Daytona Beach '84" tank-tops to hold a round-table discussion with some members of the mainstream Toronto football media.
"Lesh get fishical!" If there is one overarching theme to this site - it is high-intensity physical fitness. We are practically aware addicted to "healthy body - healthy mind" here at The Yorkies. Sadly, the long, dark winter months of the TFC off-season aren't always conducive to calisthenics and regimented diet plans so we seek extra motivation.
Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho has declared the operation on his shoulder a success and vowed to back in the team soon. The Brazilian star required surgery after falling awkwardly following a foul by Ashley Williams during the 2-2 draw with Swansea. But Coutinho says the procedure went well and he is now on his way [.
Was Arsenal's preseason Asia tour a success? by KJ
Arsenal finished their final match of the Asia tour against Urawa Red Diamonds with a win and will now return to England to prepare for the Emirates cup next week. My question is though, was this pre-season tour a success? For me, it's a resounding yes.
Jack Wilshere completed his first full game in 14 months for Arsenal on Tuesday, and he has revealed that he is feeling fitter after every match and believes that, given time, he will return to the high level of peformance he achieved before his ankle injury first knocked him low.
"I don't think there was a point where I thought I'm not coming back," Wilshere said.