CaliMag Posted July 1, 2009 Share Posted July 1, 2009 Buried in a rticle about how NUFC supporters no longer care is some information on how training went today (yesterday for you in the UK): Keeper Steve Harper was first in, at nine on the dot, closely followed by Nicky Butt, Alan Smith, Steven Taylor, Danny Guthrie, Kevin Nolan and Jose Enrique, with Obafemi Martins bringing up the rear. The former Inter Milan striker, a recent target for Stoke and Portsmouth, could at least point to injury as an excuse for being late and duly continued his rehabilitation from a summer hernia operation. Five internationals were given leave of absence, while Owen, Viduka, Claudio Cacapa, Peter Lovenkrands, David Edgar, who joined Burnley yesterday, and Ignacio Gonzalez were all missing after their contracts expired at midnight on Tuesday. An hour or so of initial fitness work started with bleep tests, where players sprint between cones and step up the intensity each time their monitor sounds, and there was an early triumph for Ryan Taylor, who won what amounts to a survival of the fittest, ahead of Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan. Hughton followed it with a kickabout before calling a halt at 1pm and allowing the players to drift away, their fitness regime underway but none the wiser about what lies ahead. Full article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1196882/Newcastle.html?ITO=1490 Another version of same article (with Barton focus) with two different pics: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1196765/PICTURE-SPECIAL-Ready-Championship-Holiday-bad-boy-Barton-leads-Newcastle-United-training.html http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/07/01/article-0-058DD4C1000005DC-836_233x443.jpg Straight off the beach: Nicky Butt looks delighted to be back at Darsley Park http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/07/01/article-0-058DCEDF000005DC-158_468x345.jpg Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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