Patrick Nzuzi - Newcastle Utd

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Farewell Readers

As this is my final blog I have decided to sum up my entire time at spent at Newcastle United Academy as an Apprentice.

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My Last Hurdle

Academy Match: Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest

We failed to end our bad run of defeats against Nottingham Forest but we performed alot better than what we have done in recent games.

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Difficult Days

It’s been a while since my last blog because there’s been little free time lately. At this point in the season, games are coming around thick and fast with all the games postponed from last winter now being caught up on.

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Reserves Shootdown The Gunners

Off the back of our disappointing FA Youth Cup exit, we have re-discovered our winning form. We have played two games and won them both, one against Huddersfield and the other against Derby.

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Youth Cup Exit

After reaching the semi-final last year my personal expectation was to try and emulate at least that achievement this year. However that was always going to be a difficult task when we were drawn away at Manchester United in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup.

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Through To The Fifth Round

The highlight of the last two weeks has to be our progression into the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup.

We had a tough game in the fourth round against Grimsby Town, who took us all the way to extra time before we finally got the job done in the 115th minute with a goal from Ben (Sayer).

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2011 - Raring To Go

First of all let me wish everyone a Happy New Year. Doesn’t it feel strange being in 2011!

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An Unexpected Change

We spent the past week focusing on the Youth Cup. A series of friendlies had been organised leading up to the game.

We’re due to play Dulwich Hamlet, a team that we haven’t really seen play, so we don’t know much about them.

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Snow Plays Havoc With Training

I’m steadily getting back to the rhythm of training. I’ve resumed full training, and it just feels great to be fit again. It’s just a case of sharpening up now and getting myself fit for the FA Youth Cup in two weeks time. That’s the target anyway.

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Back In Training

I’m back to training this week, so I thought I’ll start this blog on a high. The 5 weeks I’ve been out have gone quite quickly although some days felt as if they were dragging with all the rehab and running I had to do.

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Focussing On Rehab

The last few weeks I’ve been focusing on my rehab programme after surgery for my hernia problem.