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I have no issues whatsoever with the boys going away for a spell but I do not quite understand how “warm weather training” helps you play in Arctic conditions when you return.Wouldn,t it make you more likely to suffer injury?.Cant blame the club for trying anything that they think will get us out of the mire.
My sentiments exactly!
I can’t see how it will help a team full of players from warmer climes, as surely they will feel the cold a hell of a lot more after being in warmth. I went to Jamaica on holiday in February a few years ago. It was 90 degrees when I left Montego Bay…..snd minus 2 when I landed back at Manchester. I got home and the boiler was playing up, so no heating. I was shaking like an excrementing canine.
Not entirely sure the spoilt gets deserve a ‘warm weather break’ with how they have performed this season. That said, we DID perform a lot better after we went out to Oman, last season. So who knows?
Fair play to Gary Caldwell for speaking up after the Twitter photo’s. He didn’t have to do that and I believe he is being sincere.
If they come back and play crap though, it makes a mockery of it.[/quote]
Unfortunately Caldwell probably did have to release that statement as the Neanderthals were bombarding Twitter with the assumption that the players were being rewarded with a holiday.
As I said earlier in this thread, the whole point of it is: if it’s warm, not waterlogged, and doesn’t go dark at four o’clock, they can train for most of the day without getting soaking wet, cold, and thoroughly pissed off.
Unlike in Wigan when the players leave training and go home, the coaching and medical staff can assess them from the time they get up until the time they go to bed.
Aside from that, it’s also a ‘regrouping’ exercise in pleasant surrounding instead of in Standish Lower Ground.
Hardly a reward though, and it’s something virtually every team in the Premier League and some in the Championship do.