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    Anybody else seen a few Latics players posting pictures from their week long, mid season break to Tenerife?

    Just after they were posted, a bloke I follow on there tweeted:

    “It’s not fantastic PR the players tweeting photos from a week long mid season jolly to Tenerife considering the position is it ?”

    I was just wondering what everyone else thinks?

    I reckon it could go either way…

    It’ll either give them a chance to relax, escape from the current expectation and pressure surrounding them and hopefully come back feeling rejuvenated, positive and ready to battle on.

    OR…

    Like a few others have said, is this not sort of “applauding failure”?
    Poor performances, lack of goals, poor league position etc = deserving of a week away in the sun.
    Should they not be putting those hours in on the training pitch instead to tighten up that defence, work on the shape/new routines etc?

    Thoughts?…

    (I’ll stay on the fence for now, but I’m hoping it has a positive effect)

    #103168
    StandishWalkerStandishWalker
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    Anybody else seen a few Latics players posting pictures from their week long, mid season break to Tenerife?

    Just after they were posted, a fella I follow on there tweeted:

    “It’s not fantastic PR the players tweeting photos from a week long mid season jolly to Tenerife considering the position is it ?”

    I was just wondering what everyone else thinks?

    I reckon it could go either way…

    It’ll either give them a chance to relax, escape from the current expectation and pressure surrounding them and hopefully come back feeling rejuvenated, positive and ready to battle on.

    OR…

    Like a few others have said, is this not sort of “applauding failure”?
    Poor performances, lack of goals, poor league position etc = deserving of a week away in the sun.

    Thoughts?…

    (I’ll stay on the fence for now, but I’m hoping it has a positive effect)

    Nearly all Premier League clubs have a mid-season break.

    Far from being a ‘Jolly’ it’s a training trip, and they are watched from the time they get up until the time they go too bed, unlike in the UK when they can do what they want after the leave training.

    So, in my opinion, it builds up team spirit, lets them recharge and give the medical team a chance to make sure people like Beausejour aren’t gorging themselves on Mars Bars.

    Edit: PS I follow the same person and I don’t share his opinion on it.

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    bickymonbickymon
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    would have been better sending them to a army training camp in scotish mountains
    and DW state if you carry on playing shyte this will happen more often

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    Just to add, the bloke who posted that tweet is a rather negative, pessimistic soul (or, at least, he gives off that impression).

    But I just thought I’d share it for the sake of debate – bound to be conflicting opinions on this one!

    #103172
    jrfatfanjrfatfan
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    United haven’t come to any harm following their recent trip abroad to avoid the recent shyte weather. B)

    Oh yes just one casualty SAF face looks like a Sunderland scarf. :oops:

    From Matlock to ManU
    What a journey!

    #103187
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    would have been better sending them to a army training camp in scotish mountains
    and DW state if you carry on playing shyte this will happen more often

    Ha ha like it !!!!

    #103188
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    I am currently in tenerife. I don’t have an opinion of the squad being here, just wanted you all to know. Is it beach weather in wigan yet?

    #103190
    jrfatfanjrfatfan
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    I am currently in tenerife. I don’t have an opinion of the squad being here, just wanted you all to know. Is it beach weather in wigan yet?

    Not quite it’s more like Beech Hill weather, wet, wet and more fekin wet. Oh and I forgot, its fekin cowd to!

    From Matlock to ManU
    What a journey!

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    The EggThe Egg
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    They usually go away don’t they? In fact, wasn’t it shortly after returning last year that that run started?

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    StandishWalkerStandishWalker
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    They usually go away don’t they? In fact, wasn’t it shortly after returning last year that that run started?

    It was Egg.

    And from it being a holiday or a reward for performances, it’s a week of hard work and observing the players closely – which they can’t do back in the UK when they only get to see the players during training.

    Martinez has had to come out in the press today and justify the trip because some knuckle-draggers have been complaining about it. But, why the f’ck should he have to do that? If he thinks it’s best for the players, who are we to argue?

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    wigwammanwigwamman
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    Caldwell’s statement is almost an admission of guilt. Very disappointed to see the players pictures by the pool after the terrible displays of late.

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    Caldwell’s statement is almost an admission of guilt. Very disappointed to see the players pictures by the pool after the terrible displays of late.

    Eh? More a case of ‘the thickos out there expect us to be running our arses off 24 hours a day without any time away from the training pitches, so we’ve taken the pictures down to stop them self combusting and headbutting their keyboards too much’

    Club Captain clears up confusion over Tenerife tweets

    Latics skipper Gary Caldwell has issued the following statement on behalf of the players.

    He said: “Like many other teams at that time of year, we have travelled abroad to undergone a warm weather training camp.

    “We are training twice a day in the heat and the squad is really being put through its paces, more so than we probably could have done at home, judging by the temperatures back there.

    “Some of the long-term injured boys have travelled with us too and there is a fantastic spirit of togetherness in the camp when we go away on trips like this, the sort of spirit that got us through last season and will help this one too. We’ve been on similar trips before to Oman and La Manga and it’s always worked for us.

    “Obviously, you need your downtime, but we realise that one or two pictures of players lying by the pool that appeared on Twitter may have came across as disrespectful to our supporters, and so we have decided ourselves as a group to take them down to avoid confusion.

    “I can assure each and every one of our fans that the players are totally committed and focused on the fight to keep our club in the Barclays Premier League.

    “The fans have been different class all season, as they have been since I came to Wigan. We are all fighting together, fans and players, for the good of our club and I’m sure we will continue sticking together in the crucial weeks and months ahead.”

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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.

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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.

    I think it’s more a case of being able to train harder and for longer.

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    [/quote]I think it’s more a case of being able to train harder and for longer.[/quote]

    I hope they’ve been training hard in front of the nets.

    Both FOOKIN ENDS !!!

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