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Squad reminded to keep fit over summer

Swindon Advertiser: Town boss Mark Cooper Town boss Mark Cooper

SWINDON Town’s players could do with a break, in the mind of manager Mark Cooper, but they’ll be required to stick to a stringent fitness plan over the summer nonetheless.

The Robins’ squad will undergo fitness testing next week, following their final League One outing of the season against Rotherham United tomorrow, from which physio Paul Godfrey and fitness coach Michael Cooper will be able to assess what each player needs to do during their time off.

From then until pre-season training gets underway at the end of June, it will be the responsibility of the players to keep themselves in shape, with the threat of fines looming for anyone who lets themselves go.

Boss Cooper did stress, however, that the fitness regime will not be too tough, saying: “I enjoy working with the players but they need a rest. They need that break – they probably all do – to come back fresh and make sure we try to improve for the start of next season.

“We’ll go away. We’ve got fitness testing with the players next week and they’ll be given programmes from that testing saying what they need to do so they come back in the right shape. They know that if they don’t there’ll be big fines.

“We’re not asking them to kill themselves, we just want to make sure they come back with a certain level of fitness so we can go straight back into training and not ruin them silly.”

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6:37am Sat 3 May 14

smirg kcab says...

How can you keep none fit players fit?
Don't think any of them killed themselves this season did you?
Some couldn't play twice a week because they were knackered through not being fit.
Bring back paolo.
How can you keep none fit players fit? Don't think any of them killed themselves this season did you? Some couldn't play twice a week because they were knackered through not being fit. Bring back paolo. smirg kcab
  • Score: -9

7:26am Sat 3 May 14

whitety says...

A butchers dog is fitter than this lot , get them fit work them hard i dont think i have seen a swindon town team so sluggish in years.
A butchers dog is fitter than this lot , get them fit work them hard i dont think i have seen a swindon town team so sluggish in years. whitety
  • Score: 11

8:28am Sat 3 May 14

Son of gwen says...

Many of them look overweight , and seem to be blowing out their arses after 80 mins !
And I agree, not seen them busting a gut in a game ever ! To be honest the seem to play with a lazy stroll attitude ?
Many of them look overweight , and seem to be blowing out their arses after 80 mins ! And I agree, not seen them busting a gut in a game ever ! To be honest the seem to play with a lazy stroll attitude ? Son of gwen
  • Score: 3

8:30am Sat 3 May 14

LionelHutz says...

whitety wrote:
A butchers dog is fitter than this lot , get them fit work them hard i dont think i have seen a swindon town team so sluggish in years.
Apart from when they were netting 90th minute winners against Sheffield Utd and Coventry recently, you mean?
[quote][p][bold]whitety[/bold] wrote: A butchers dog is fitter than this lot , get them fit work them hard i dont think i have seen a swindon town team so sluggish in years.[/p][/quote]Apart from when they were netting 90th minute winners against Sheffield Utd and Coventry recently, you mean? LionelHutz
  • Score: 2

8:49am Sat 3 May 14

umpcah says...

smirg kcab wrote:
How can you keep none fit players fit?
Don't think any of them killed themselves this season did you?
Some couldn't play twice a week because they were knackered through not being fit.
Bring back paolo.
Bring back Paolo ? Willie Carson too ?
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: How can you keep none fit players fit? Don't think any of them killed themselves this season did you? Some couldn't play twice a week because they were knackered through not being fit. Bring back paolo.[/p][/quote]Bring back Paolo ? Willie Carson too ? umpcah
  • Score: 2

9:31am Sat 3 May 14

King Red says...

smirg kcab wrote:
How can you keep none fit players fit?
Don't think any of them killed themselves this season did you?
Some couldn't play twice a week because they were knackered through not being fit.
Bring back paolo.
And go bankrupt!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: How can you keep none fit players fit? Don't think any of them killed themselves this season did you? Some couldn't play twice a week because they were knackered through not being fit. Bring back paolo.[/p][/quote]And go bankrupt!!!!!!!!!! King Red
  • Score: 0

10:42am Sat 3 May 14

the wizard says...

I think Grim is referring to Paolo's training regime, which would be welcome, as I tried explaining to LR. Stroll about is not good enough, fit body fit mind brings with it less fouls, less backchat, less cards and better focus on the game, getting into better positions which saves more hard work in the long run, meaning you can go the distance better in the game, less tired at the end which we saw us then bossing games in the last 15-20 minutes.
I think Grim is referring to Paolo's training regime, which would be welcome, as I tried explaining to LR. Stroll about is not good enough, fit body fit mind brings with it less fouls, less backchat, less cards and better focus on the game, getting into better positions which saves more hard work in the long run, meaning you can go the distance better in the game, less tired at the end which we saw us then bossing games in the last 15-20 minutes. the wizard
  • Score: 0

10:43am Sat 3 May 14

dazzastfc says...

LionelHutz wrote:
whitety wrote:
A butchers dog is fitter than this lot , get them fit work them hard i dont think i have seen a swindon town team so sluggish in years.
Apart from when they were netting 90th minute winners against Sheffield Utd and Coventry recently, you mean?
What 2 games over a season...
How many games have we been in a winning position then fruck it up in the last 15 min...

Picking out a couple of games mean jack and this team are no way near as fit as they should be especially with the style of football we play..

IF the players were as fit as they should be im sure we would have made the playoffs with ease and this again shows that we don't have the right manager and coaching staff
[quote][p][bold]LionelHutz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whitety[/bold] wrote: A butchers dog is fitter than this lot , get them fit work them hard i dont think i have seen a swindon town team so sluggish in years.[/p][/quote]Apart from when they were netting 90th minute winners against Sheffield Utd and Coventry recently, you mean?[/p][/quote]What 2 games over a season... How many games have we been in a winning position then fruck it up in the last 15 min... Picking out a couple of games mean jack and this team are no way near as fit as they should be especially with the style of football we play.. IF the players were as fit as they should be im sure we would have made the playoffs with ease and this again shows that we don't have the right manager and coaching staff dazzastfc
  • Score: 4

11:26am Sat 3 May 14

port de soller says...

You can tell with so many injuries they are just not fit.Don´t know what the training regime has been but needs 100% improving for those who remain and come in.
That is if we still have a club,just wish an investor could be found as it is clear cheltenham/Barnsley/
Hereford sent jed packing I wonder why.
As Cooper said it is a shambles and to be honest glad we did well this season,was it Luck????????
I hope the fans are Vocal and today let there feelings be known as the deserve an honest statement sooner than later if not I fear those who pay for season tickets via DDR may cancel,then what would Jed his conies have ???? at least LP paid the 1.5 Million to get us out of embargo not jed.Just fear for STFC as even though we get good gates compared to most clubs in the division,I think seebeck is in this for the money.
I also feel LP may just do an AB and walk away(who can blame him)
You can tell with so many injuries they are just not fit.Don´t know what the training regime has been but needs 100% improving for those who remain and come in. That is if we still have a club,just wish an investor could be found as it is clear cheltenham/Barnsley/ Hereford sent jed packing I wonder why. As Cooper said it is a shambles and to be honest glad we did well this season,was it Luck???????? I hope the fans are Vocal and today let there feelings be known as the deserve an honest statement sooner than later if not I fear those who pay for season tickets via DDR may cancel,then what would Jed his conies have ???? at least LP paid the 1.5 Million to get us out of embargo not jed.Just fear for STFC as even though we get good gates compared to most clubs in the division,I think seebeck is in this for the money. I also feel LP may just do an AB and walk away(who can blame him) port de soller
  • Score: 1

2:03pm Sat 3 May 14

Bazthebooty says...

smirg kcab wrote:
How can you keep none fit players fit?
Don't think any of them killed themselves this season did you?
Some couldn't play twice a week because they were knackered through not being fit.
Bring back paolo.
You really must be the biggest c**k this town has ever spawned
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: How can you keep none fit players fit? Don't think any of them killed themselves this season did you? Some couldn't play twice a week because they were knackered through not being fit. Bring back paolo.[/p][/quote]You really must be the biggest c**k this town has ever spawned Bazthebooty
  • Score: 0

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