Newcastle United - Roeder Backs InterToto
UK time is: 02:59:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Roeder Backs InterToto

The Intertoto Cup is seen as the back-door into Europe, and not that many clubs are prepared to cut short their player's holidays to accomodate it.

But the United manager welcomes the chance to get an edge over the other Premiership clubs by having his players 'on the ball' for the start of the season.

Roeder: 'We worked extremely hard to get to the Intertoto and we don't want to make any errors.

'We have had a short summer break and now we have two and a half weeks to get fit for the first competitive game. We have got five guaranteed fixtures but we also expect to be playing in the early rounds of the UEFA Cup. And we want to do the job thoroughly and that's why I am going to Norway to watch Lillestrom and Keflavik.

'The idea is to see their strengths and weaknesses, as well as Keflavik, although I would be surprised if the Icelandic team win this one.

'After speaking to several coaches on the Pro-Licence course last week, I know that most teams are reporting back between July 7-12. But we are back earlier because we produced such an astonishing run at the end of last season to get in through the back door and qualify for Europe - and now we have to take the opportunity.

'Of course, you would rather qualify automatically but without the InterToto we would not be talking about Europe. Coming back early can also work in your favour, but the key to having a good start to the season is having a fully fit squad. And we will be steadily building up the numbers in our squad over the coming weeks.

'We have to be as careful as we can as we cannot afford any errors during the build-up.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 30 2006

Time: 10:58AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Sent To Coventry! NUFC Striker Loaned (Wednesday July 29 2015)

No NUFC Coloccini Exit? (Monday July 27 2015)

Mbemba Deal Gets Perfect Foil (Sunday July 26 2015)

Same Problems Different Season (Sunday July 26 2015)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Toon_NoMatterWot 118
2. The Owl 85
3. billybobcat 84
4. officemonkey 76
5. BLACKBOB 54
6. daftladguy 51
7. PieMag 49
8. vin1892 49
9. keggy_keagal 45
10. Bruce68 40

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
14. Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Double Woodman Exit? Freddie Loan Confirmed
Newcastle : 29/07/2015 20:51:00
Wisdom Signs as Miquel Departs
Norwich : 29/07/2015 20:06:01
Chester Completes Move - No Diaby
WBA : 29/07/2015 19:39:01
Friendly - Walsall 0-2 Albion
WBA : 29/07/2015 19:31:01
Bilic Admits Song Interest Burns Bright
West Ham : 29/07/2015 19:07:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

West Ham MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Krul 6%
Janmaat 2%
Williamson 1%
Coloccini 0%
Dummett 0%
Anita 16%
Colback 1%
Sissoko 2%
Riviere 1%
Gutierrez 70%
Cisse 0%
Sub - Gouffran 1%