MAGPIES QUARTET SENT HOME IN DISGRACE
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
All four have been disciplined by the club and sent home after failing to follow club rules at the resort near Marbella.
It is not known what the players have been disciplined for as details of their misdemeanours have not been released.
It has been reported that the four failed to turn up for a special dinner given in honour of former Magpies chairman Sir John Hall.
"The four players were sent home for a breach of disciplinary rules," said a club spokesman.
"They have subsequently been fined and as far as the club is concerned, the matter is now closed."
For Dyer it is not the first time he has found himself in the headlines for the wrong reasons after Magpies boss Bobby Robson warned him to clean up his act at the start of the season.
Dyer and Cort are both currently recovering from long-term inuuries and they had hoped to make a return to the first team in the next month, but their actions are sure not to have gone down too well with Robson and other club officials.
Craig Bellamy, who has enjoyed a tremendous start to his Newcastle career, has been told by Robson to watch his behaviour on the pitch and this incident is sure not to endear him to the Magpies boss.
It is also the latest disciplinary problem to have involved defender Griffin, after a training ground bust-up with Frenchman Laurent Robert last month and it could raise further question marks over his future at St James' Park.