UK time is: 12:33:20
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Backroom boys the business

Having been a real trailblazer at Bolton with his army of support staff, Big Sam has picked up the baton at Newcastle and taken it to even higher levels according to the man himself. Speaking about his horde of nutritionists, physios and computer nerds, he said:

'We've got the best background team in the country. When I started down this route eight or nine years ago, people used to laugh at me. They used to say: 'Look at that big, daft devil. What's he doing that for?' They tried to make a mockery of me. Now, I sit in this position as a very successful manager. My beliefs have been proven by results. What made me go down that route? Ground-breaking ideas. Ideas like a cryogenic therapy unit - we had the first one in the country at Bolton.

It promotes recovery after training. You can then train the players longer and harder than ever before. We were the first to get that sort of science in. You are only looking for one per cent or half a per cent to make players better. If you can give that player that bit more support then he is going to fight to give you that bit more back when he goes out onto the field. That is the fine line between winning and losing.'




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.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Ross Molyneux Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 17 2007

Time: 9:14AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Aarons Blow Should Be No Loss (Tuesday September 16 2014)

What's The Point? (Monday September 15 2014)

The Shocking Truth (Sunday September 14 2014)

Southampton v NUFC Line Ups (Saturday September 13 2014)

Southampton v NUFC Match Review (Saturday September 13 2014)

Ashley's Statements. What Do They Mean? (Saturday September 13 2014)

Pardew Smugness Uncovers Truth (Friday September 12 2014)

Aarons Toon Career On Hold (Friday September 12 2014)

Smoke Screen (Wednesday September 10 2014)

More Deals For Away Fans (Wednesday September 10 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. billybobcat 215
2. Toon_NoMatterWot 180
3. officemonkey 148
4. thecorner 127
5. kevinpie 91
6. Wilco 80
7. BLACKBOB 27 76
8. Finn_the_Dog 76
9. Rytoon 75
10. Rexn 69

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Stoke 4 1 1 2 -1 4
15. Sunderland 4 0 3 1 -1 3
16. Q.P.R. 4 1 0 3 -8 3
17. Crystal Palace 4 0 2 2 -3 2
18. Burnley 4 0 2 2 -3 2
19. WBA 4 0 2 2 -5 2
20. Newcastle 4 0 2 2 -6 2

Breaking League News

Everton all set for European challenge
» Everton : 17/09/2014 12:00:00
Everton set to make January move for Deulofeu
» Everton : 17/09/2014 10:45:00
Liverpool: Ludogorets Razgrad Verdict
» Liverpool : 17/09/2014 09:43:00
Looking at 15 Years!
» Man Utd : 17/09/2014 09:42:00
Rooney Ends Feud
» Man Utd : 17/09/2014 09:41:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do you think NUFC will finish this season?
Suggested By:  Talk of the Tyne
Top 4%
Top 4 3%
Europa league places 19%
Mid table 48%
Relegated 26%