Date:Friday December 21 2007
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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Date:Friday December 21 2007
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