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Another sign we need this sorted...

If ever another sign was needed that Pompey need to be able to get a new state of the art training complex sorted out Thursday proved this when no real training could take place at the Eastleigh training ground - because the pitches were frozen!

The training ground, which is already 20 miles away from the ground was frozen so this meant little training could be done as Harry Redknapp has pointed out, he also said we need this sorting - which we do: 'we haven't been able to do very much except keep the players on the move. We came in on Thursday and the training pitches were frozen. We couldn't play a training game or have too much contact work.

'I don't know if we are the only Premier League club without under soil heating but, if not, we are one of the few.

'All these top clubs now have fabulous facilities, state-of-the-art some of them, but we are still waiting for permission to build our new training ground - and it can't come quickly enough'.

We have put forward proposals for these now facilities, if the local powers that be in the Portsmouth area do care about helping Pompey move forward - which will benefit the City as much as Portsmouth Football Club - then they have to approve new plans and allow us to build the facilities that we need to compete.

If/when we have this sorted out and hopefully the new ground also, with the youth set-up we now have in place we would be fully geared towards everything we need to becoming a really big club that can only go from strength to strength.

Our facilities are lacking, but the fact that we have come so far so fast only highlights this, but with a little more help from local councils and so on we can move ourselves to where we want to be, as said if they help us it will not only help Portsmouth Football Club but also Portsmouth as a city.

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 21 2007

Time: 11:51AM

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Hear hear! Being a Prem team and not being able to train due to 'inclement weather' is embarassing to say the least....
Tantona
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21/12/2007 12:02:00

come on portsmouth city council and everyone else that is stopping us, get behind the club and help the things that need to happen actually happen! think of the benefits to portsmouth as a city if you also help us - everyone is a winner, well okay apart from a few local wildlife, which i do care about and im not saying dont matter but come on...
pompeyrug
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21/12/2007 12:06:00

yep mate it is embarassing isnt it - it doesnt happen at many non league teams i would guess let alone anywhere else - again i say the powers that be that need to support us must support us, they will win too...
pompeyrug
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21/12/2007 12:09:00

good article rug and vital issue, in order for the club to succeed we need to have a proper training ground, and also it would attract some more players to the club,
whitestones
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21/12/2007 12:19:00

The new training ground is in Fareham so this is one we cannot balme on Portsmouth City Council!!
eastneydave
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21/12/2007 17:31:00

Possibly ignore that last comment I now see that Training ground may be at Cosham. With PFC nothing stands still for long.
eastneydave
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21/12/2007 17:36:00

Really dave, where did you see that? thats a new one.
pompey4me
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21/12/2007 17:42:00

Frozen pitches.. whatever next as an excuse. It wouldn't stop me playing... For the money they are on they should walk over glass to play for Pompey surely... Whimps the lot of them I say... Little bit of frost never hurt anybody;)
Chix
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22/12/2007 07:11:00

So build a temp shelter where you can play on grass undercover. The luck we have with planning permission it will up for quite a while.
storagematt
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22/12/2007 09:51:00

4me - I saw the news of the Cosham Training ground on Setanta Sports News as a headline. Nothing else though.
eastneydave
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22/12/2007 11:39:00

cosham would be ideal for me - i have family that live in cosham so i could pop down to the training complex when visiting and try and get some interviews :-)
pompeyrug
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22/12/2007 12:33:00

 

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