By Staff writer
Manager has claimed trip is not a jolly and players will be fined who step out of line
The caretaker manager of Newcastle United, John
Carver, has hit out at claims the team’s trip to Dubai this week is not a “jolly”
and claimed that players will be fined if they break a strict curfew in place,
it was reported.
"People will be putting two and two together
and thinking it's a jolly, but let me tell you it's no jolly-up. There will be
curfews and I will treat the players with respect but if anyone oversteps the
mark or breaks the curfew then they will be fined,” Carver was quoted as saying
by The Mirror newspaper.
“We'd still have gone away even if we'd had an FA
Cup game this week. It's just like a normal week. Tuesday will be a full day
(training) session, morning will be good tactical work with a gym session in
the afternoon. Wednesday they will be off, they'll have a free day, some will
play golf so it will be like a normal week and we come back on the Thurs.”
The team arrived in the UAE on Sunday night and will
return home on Thursday. The squad had been hoping to escape the British winter
weather by flying to the UAE, only to be faced by uncharacteristically heavy
rain and storms all week.
"For the last three or four years we've had a
midseason break - we've got bad weather in Newcastle to deal with and it's
difficult to do good quality training. We've had to work indoors because it's
just unbearable. It's a chance to go away and to get some proper work done,”
Carver was quoted as saying before leaving the UK.