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Fun in the Spanish sun

Fun in the Spanish sun

Pompey have gone off to Spain for a training camp ahead of the FA cup tie with Preston on Sunday - Villa are also staying in the same complex.

Harry Redknapp has told The News that he feels this will benefit the squad and will aid in our FA cup and European quests: 'we're going to Spain for a few days. We don't play until Sunday so it is the ideal time to do it.

'We can get away and have some team bonding. It's a nice facility and it will be good to use.

'Our pitches are heavy so we need to do it. We need to train on a nice pitch for a few days.

'Villa are out there. They'll train in the morning and we'll train in the afternoon.

'All the teams do it. It will be good to get away.'

It will be a good bonding session, and all being well should yield the desired effect?

As said it will also give the training pitches a little time to recuperate after a heavy pounding recently - the last thing we need is to be training on these in the state they could well be in at the moment, as god only knows what damage they could do...

This is another example though that we desperately need to be able to push on with our proposals for a new training complex - but for this we need the local authorities to help us out!

Sylvain Distin and Dave Nugent are recovering well from injuries and are part of the squad out there with it thought that both should be fit for the weekend. New father Glen Johnson along with Sulley Muntari - back after the African nations - have also joined up with the squad.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Monday February 11 2008
Time: 2:00PM

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Great idea. maybe we should join them!!!!
storagematt
11/02/2008 14:13:00
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Your right "HR" Kanu, Utaka etc, need some sun.
007
11/02/2008 14:24:00
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if it puts us in the quarter final of the cup then go enjoy yourself lads
knocker
11/02/2008 15:56:00
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Matt - get it organised a VP outing to Spain just the job. Perhaps we should build our training ground in Spain too.
eastneydave
11/02/2008 16:09:00
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Other Premiership clubs do it so why not Pompey? And we have a few new players who need to bond with the others, so good on them. Hope they come back and thrash Preston!
tracyc
11/02/2008 16:38:00
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just heard harry say it is colder in spain than pompey today!!!!!!!!!!!
knocker
11/02/2008 17:54:00
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As long as we beat Preston and then Sunderland none of us will begrudge them a sunshine training camp, but dont you dare lose boys!!
Owenspompey
11/02/2008 20:53:00
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Maybe they can organise a friendly with Villa and flatten a few?European rivals after all, I'm fully expecting the Fear to come back on this one!
paultsmouth
11/02/2008 21:55:00
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he right you know, here in spain its ****** freezing! and 'arry doesnt give us much relief from training anyway! if i didnt go back to a hotel, not my home, i wouldnt know the difference!
pompeycarpet
11/02/2008 22:19:00
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your in spain at the moment are you carpet?
pompeyrug
12/02/2008 09:18:00
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