What Alan Pardew Learned in Newcastle's Pre-Season Friendlies in Germany

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What Alan Pardew Learned in Newcastle's Pre-Season Friendlies in Germany
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Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Newcastle United rounded off the Schalke 04 Cup in style on Sunday with a comprehensive 3-1 victory over their hosts in the Veltins-Arena.

The Magpies’ performance was a vast improvement on the 3-1 defeat to Malaga the previous day in a tournament that saw them finish second overall behind the Spaniards.

Manager Alan Pardew used both fixtures to good effect over the course of the weekend, and he gave the vast majority of his squad a run out in Gelsenkirchen.

So as the Geordies head home with the start of the Premier League season moving ever closer, Bleacher Report looks at five things the Toon boss learned in Germany.

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