It is very clear that Newcastle United need to improve their training ground.

The facilities are outdated, suffering years of neglect during the Mike Ashley era.

It was something that Rafa Benitez highlighted during his tenure. All he witnessed was a fresh paint job.

Now there’s been a change of ownership, there should be improvements. Ashley’s stagnation will be replaced by PIF’s ambition.

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There will be changes on the pitch and in the dugout, and hopefully to the training ground too. Jonjo Shelvey has said himself that the facilities aren’t up to Premier League standard.

And according to Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie, that is something that Amanda Staveley is looking to do. He has stated on the Essential Football podcast that the current training ground could be refurbished, or even totally rebuilt.

“Amanda Staveley described the training ground as ‘awful’ last week, so that’s something she’ll want to either completely start again, or refurbish, but I’d imagine they’d want to rip it up and start again,” Downie said.

 

“They don’t own the land the training ground is on, so I’d imagine they might build an entirely new training ground elsewhere, similar to what we saw at Leicester, where they built theirs at a local golf course.”

Newcastle United Training Session and Press Conference
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New Newcastle training ground is essential

We have previously mentioned that we can’t just copy Leicester amid links with Brendan Rodgers and Youri Tielemans. However, in this instance it might be the best thing to do.

The Foxes’ new training ground is incredibly impressive, and something the new Toon owners should definitely try and replicate.

Of course, this is something that will take a lot of time.

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While we can buy new players in January or appoint a different manager, who knows how long it will take to fix the training ground.

If they decide to build a new one elsewhere, they will need to source a location, draw up plans, receive planning permission and then actually build the thing.

But it this kind of investment that will benefit the club in the long-run. It’s this kind of ambitious project that will help us climb the football ladder and establish ourselves as one of the top clubs around.

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