UK time is: 12:09:59
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Boys off to Boot Camp

In a remarkable, totally un-NUFC move, the club have passed up a PR exercise with Brand Beckham and selling shirts to the Far Eastern masses to actually prepare for the forthcoming season. United have found themselves very much in demand in the close season - especially in Asia - but Glenn Roeder is not in favour and the manager will instead take his first-team squad to a training camp, probably in Denmark.

We were invited to take part in the Peace Cup in Korea for a seven-figure sum to have another crack at the Asia Cup and a tour of Japan. In addition, there was talk of United playing Los Angeles Galaxy as part of the Beckham circus.

Freddie Shepherd looks to have surprisingly put the kybosh on a money spinning summer, instead looking to actually prepare a football team:

'The manager wasn't keen on any of these but wanted to take his first-team squad away to a training camp in Northern Europe, and that's what we'll be doing. Certainly, considering the injuries we've had this season, the better we prepare for next season the more chance we have of avoiding all this.'

While there will be no long-haul trip, the club will still be involved in a couple of glamour friendlies before the start of next season, with two teams who have played Champions' League football in the current campaign coming to St James' Park. And we could yet take part in a prestigious competition a lot closer to home on the Continent. In addition, two local League sides will be invited to play at St James' Park, and last season's highly-successful open day will be repeated. United will not finalise their pre-season plans until they find out whether or not they are going to be involved in the InterToto Cup again in the middle of July.




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: Ross Molyneux Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 10 2007

Time: 12:38PM

Your Comments

:-o Freddie turning down money and giving Glenn the choice, whatever next?
GeordieBoy
Maybe they are finally learning, we can but hope.
Keegan
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Newcastle United Articles

NUFC v QPR Match Preview and Thread (Saturday November 22 2014)

Campbell Joins Hartlepool (Friday November 21 2014)

Another Youngster Joins The Squad (Friday November 21 2014)

Draw Completes The Dreaded Outcome (Thursday November 20 2014)

Lost In Translation (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Gutierrez Joins The PR Campaign (Sunday November 16 2014)

NUFC International Round Up (Sunday November 16 2014)

Former Idols Wont Be Re-Joining NUFC. (Sunday November 16 2014)

Santon Return Imminent (Sunday November 16 2014)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. PieMag 235
2. BLACKBOB 27 232
3. OldLeazes 206
4. Toon_NoMatterWot 192
5. officemonkey 142
6. thecorner 102
7. McCreery 86
8. Odin 81
9. carlosvendetta 70
10. Rytoon 62

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Southampton 11 8 1 2 18 25
3. Man City 12 7 3 2 11 24
4. Man Utd 12 5 4 3 4 19
5. Newcastle 12 5 4 3 -1 19
6. West Ham 12 5 3 4 4 18
7. Swansea 12 5 3 4 3 18
8. Arsenal 12 4 5 3 5 17

Breaking League News

Liverpool: Carragher Lambasts 'Weak' Reds
Liverpool : 24/11/2014 11:00:00
Monk Will Have Selection Headaches Very Soon!
Swansea : 24/11/2014 11:00:00
Martinez lines up two January signings
Everton : 24/11/2014 11:00:00
The Art of Defending is Dead!
Spurs : 24/11/2014 09:50:00
Liverpool: We're 'Low On Confidence' - Rodgers
Liverpool : 24/11/2014 09:03:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do you think NUFC will finish this season?
Suggested By:  Talk of the Tyne
Top 5%
Top 4 3%
Europa league places 17%
Mid table 46%
Relegated 29%