Plenty of Newcastle United fans on Twitter have been discussing the state of the club’s training ground – and they aren’t particularly impressed.
With a spate of clubs announcing new training grounds in recent years, such as Tottenham, Liverpool and Leicester, many fans are beginning to question why Newcastle’s is so run down in comparison.
Liverpool were the most recent to announce their new project – a state of the art training ground facility which will cost £50m.
The Athletic report that Jurgen Klopp has had a key role to play in the design of the complex, which will be able to host the first-team as well as other youth teams.
When Rafael Benitez was at the club he made it no secret that the facilities needed boosting, but it was to no prevail as not much was done.
Fan account @Toonarmy_com tweeted about the training ground in comparison to the others, to which many others responded weighing in with their opinions.
Unsurprisingly, they weren’t particularly happy with the facilities, with many ruing how clubs such as Bournemouth and Brighton have much better complexes.
Here are some of the replies below…
Nah, this is a very good ploy… reason the Brazillians are so good is they played in really poor conditions as kids… this is how we create the English Ronaldinho… 5years we'll be bigger than Barca hahahaha
— Chris Wiseman (@ChrisWiseman84) February 12, 2020
I’m glad more people are getting annoyed by this, an upgrade is long overdue.
I don’t expect us to have top 6 sized training ground but on the level of Bournemouth’s new one at the very least.
— Dell 14-4 (@agbnufc) February 12, 2020
They didn’t even fix this. It’s like that for ages. pic.twitter.com/UemVGXHG6C
— Deyan Adamov (@DeyanAdamov) February 12, 2020
Reading FC have invested 50 million in their new training ground.
They haven’t been in the premier league since 2013….
Our club is being neglected and no one will confront Ashley or Charnley about it #NUFC
— NotSoLocalHero (@NotSoLocalHero) February 12, 2020
Compare the likes of Brighton’s and Bournemouth’s to ours that’s more embarrassing
— Liam (@LiamNUFC1998) February 12, 2020
Maybes supporters should pay more money through the turnstiles and buy more merchandise and with the money Ashley might spend more on the club and facilities?… (Sarcasm).
— James (@james4567891011) February 13, 2020
The club are back in action on the weekend when they face Arsenal at the Emirates.
Steve Bruce has taken his side to 12th in the Premier League, and with a little bit of breathing space of the relegation zone, he will be quietly confident he can get something from the game. A win would take them three points above them.