THE Newcastle Jets will be running up sand dunes, racking up kilometres on mountain bikes and rock climbing in what coach Branko Culina predicts will be the most thorough pre-season his players have experienced.
Shades of Big Jock Wallace at Leicester in the 70s - and they were nowhere near a beach.
Have to wonder if Branko has been studying Barcelona's techniques this year - or maybe he's been walking the dunes in the off-season.
Branko, "hmmn that's a might big dune.....I've just had a great idea."
Maybe this is why Ljubo left.....for South Melbourne. No dunes in St Kilda are there!