SWINDON TOWN: Cooper has no plans to train indoors

Swindon Advertiser: Mark Cooper Mark Cooper

SWINDON Town manager Mark Cooper has no plans to relocate his training sessions to Cirencester’s indoor arena when the pitches at the club’s Liddington facility succumb to the imminent winter weather.

Town’s Wanborough base has been suffering in recent weeks, with the playing surfaces chopping up as a result of daily use in wet conditions.

In recent seasons, the Robins have used Ciren Arena’s undercover 3G pitches to practise on during the cold snap, but Cooper thinks that is an “unrealistic” way of preparing for a competitive game on grass.

“For me it’s totally unrealistic because it’s totally different to what we play on on a Saturday. For as long as we can train on grass then we will,” he told the Advertiser.

“It’s not ideal at the moment but we’re a League One club and we have to cut our cloth accordingly and make do the best we can.

“We haven’t got undersoil heating, we haven’t got the facility to do anything different.”

Meanwhile, first-year pro Alex Ferguson has joined Chippenham Town on loan for a month.

The midfielder, who graduated from the club’s academy over the summer, has yet to play a minute of professional football.

He joins other youngsters Mark Francis, Connor Waldon and Kayden Jackson is being loaned out by Swindon this term.

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6:10am Thu 5 Dec 13

stfc2012 says...

So, about that new training ground... MC should get Cirencester pencilled in as we further risk injury with poor outdoor conditions. I'm all for outdoors, but indoor preparation doesn't hurt now and again. Surely Spurs can do us a favour? They have decent facilities.
So, about that new training ground... MC should get Cirencester pencilled in as we further risk injury with poor outdoor conditions. I'm all for outdoors, but indoor preparation doesn't hurt now and again. Surely Spurs can do us a favour? They have decent facilities. stfc2012

6:45am Thu 5 Dec 13

We are PANTS says...

stfc2012 wrote:
So, about that new training ground... MC should get Cirencester pencilled in as we further risk injury with poor outdoor conditions. I'm all for outdoors, but indoor preparation doesn't hurt now and again. Surely Spurs can do us a favour? They have decent facilities.
So town should travel nearly 200 miles a day to train? CUCKOO!!!
[quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: So, about that new training ground... MC should get Cirencester pencilled in as we further risk injury with poor outdoor conditions. I'm all for outdoors, but indoor preparation doesn't hurt now and again. Surely Spurs can do us a favour? They have decent facilities.[/p][/quote]So town should travel nearly 200 miles a day to train? CUCKOO!!! We are PANTS

7:39am Thu 5 Dec 13

stfc2012 says...

We are PANTS wrote:
stfc2012 wrote:
So, about that new training ground... MC should get Cirencester pencilled in as we further risk injury with poor outdoor conditions. I'm all for outdoors, but indoor preparation doesn't hurt now and again. Surely Spurs can do us a favour? They have decent facilities.
So town should travel nearly 200 miles a day to train? CUCKOO!!!
It was a joke clever cloggs.
[quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: So, about that new training ground... MC should get Cirencester pencilled in as we further risk injury with poor outdoor conditions. I'm all for outdoors, but indoor preparation doesn't hurt now and again. Surely Spurs can do us a favour? They have decent facilities.[/p][/quote]So town should travel nearly 200 miles a day to train? CUCKOO!!![/p][/quote]It was a joke clever cloggs. stfc2012

8:16am Thu 5 Dec 13

dazinblack says...

stfc2012 wrote:
We are PANTS wrote:
stfc2012 wrote:
So, about that new training ground... MC should get Cirencester pencilled in as we further risk injury with poor outdoor conditions. I'm all for outdoors, but indoor preparation doesn't hurt now and again. Surely Spurs can do us a favour? They have decent facilities.
So town should travel nearly 200 miles a day to train? CUCKOO!!!
It was a joke clever cloggs.
Never a truer word spoken in jest.....why not travel 200 miles a day to train? Then they might know what its like to have a real job!!
[quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: So, about that new training ground... MC should get Cirencester pencilled in as we further risk injury with poor outdoor conditions. I'm all for outdoors, but indoor preparation doesn't hurt now and again. Surely Spurs can do us a favour? They have decent facilities.[/p][/quote]So town should travel nearly 200 miles a day to train? CUCKOO!!![/p][/quote]It was a joke clever cloggs.[/p][/quote]Never a truer word spoken in jest.....why not travel 200 miles a day to train? Then they might know what its like to have a real job!! dazinblack

9:08am Thu 5 Dec 13

william pitt says...

The pitches at the liddington will never be ideal as when they was laid only 5 inches of top soil was put on the surface of the old horse paddocks when you dig 10 more inches down you hit solid down land chalk, also the surrounding trees make the pitches very wet over winter as they don't see much sunlight, The pitches was laid for Sunday football in the past, not to used on a daily basis. never mind looking forward to sheff utd away following Saturday.
The pitches at the liddington will never be ideal as when they was laid only 5 inches of top soil was put on the surface of the old horse paddocks when you dig 10 more inches down you hit solid down land chalk, also the surrounding trees make the pitches very wet over winter as they don't see much sunlight, The pitches was laid for Sunday football in the past, not to used on a daily basis. never mind looking forward to sheff utd away following Saturday. william pitt

9:26am Thu 5 Dec 13

hertz says...

You could be on to something 2012 , if they travel to train 100 miles away it might improve the away form :0) .
Remember Lou used to make them run up to the Liddington training ground , he would drive up and down the route making sure everyone was there and had'nt jumped on a bus or thumbed a lift .
You could be on to something 2012 , if they travel to train 100 miles away it might improve the away form :0) . Remember Lou used to make them run up to the Liddington training ground , he would drive up and down the route making sure everyone was there and had'nt jumped on a bus or thumbed a lift . hertz

11:22am Thu 5 Dec 13

Wildwestener says...

dazinblack wrote:
stfc2012 wrote:
We are PANTS wrote:
stfc2012 wrote:
So, about that new training ground... MC should get Cirencester pencilled in as we further risk injury with poor outdoor conditions. I'm all for outdoors, but indoor preparation doesn't hurt now and again. Surely Spurs can do us a favour? They have decent facilities.
So town should travel nearly 200 miles a day to train? CUCKOO!!!
It was a joke clever cloggs.
Never a truer word spoken in jest.....why not travel 200 miles a day to train? Then they might know what its like to have a real job!!
yeah cos everyone else does 200 miles round trip day to work don't they
[quote][p][bold]dazinblack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: So, about that new training ground... MC should get Cirencester pencilled in as we further risk injury with poor outdoor conditions. I'm all for outdoors, but indoor preparation doesn't hurt now and again. Surely Spurs can do us a favour? They have decent facilities.[/p][/quote]So town should travel nearly 200 miles a day to train? CUCKOO!!![/p][/quote]It was a joke clever cloggs.[/p][/quote]Never a truer word spoken in jest.....why not travel 200 miles a day to train? Then they might know what its like to have a real job!![/p][/quote]yeah cos everyone else does 200 miles round trip day to work don't they Wildwestener

1:09pm Thu 5 Dec 13

The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier says...

hertz wrote:
You could be on to something 2012 , if they travel to train 100 miles away it might improve the away form :0) .
Remember Lou used to make them run up to the Liddington training ground , he would drive up and down the route making sure everyone was there and had'nt jumped on a bus or thumbed a lift .
Shame the Beversbrook training idea here in Calne doesn't look like going any further. A 15 mile run to training, and even I'd think they deserve to take the Stagecoach number 55 back afterwards!
[quote][p][bold]hertz[/bold] wrote: You could be on to something 2012 , if they travel to train 100 miles away it might improve the away form :0) . Remember Lou used to make them run up to the Liddington training ground , he would drive up and down the route making sure everyone was there and had'nt jumped on a bus or thumbed a lift .[/p][/quote]Shame the Beversbrook training idea here in Calne doesn't look like going any further. A 15 mile run to training, and even I'd think they deserve to take the Stagecoach number 55 back afterwards! The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier

1:34pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Red Since 62 says...

Read the article. It's all about the money, money, money.
Guess William Pitt can't make Tuesday then.
Win on Tuesday and then there will be two more bonus pay days and a possible money spinning trip to Wembley.

No reason why the CG can't be used for training next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Sixfields is being used at least once every week and that is holding up well. Remember after Tuesday we only have one more home game this year and that's not until 21st.
Read the article. It's all about the money, money, money. Guess William Pitt can't make Tuesday then. Win on Tuesday and then there will be two more bonus pay days and a possible money spinning trip to Wembley. No reason why the CG can't be used for training next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Sixfields is being used at least once every week and that is holding up well. Remember after Tuesday we only have one more home game this year and that's not until 21st. Red Since 62

2:01pm Thu 5 Dec 13

old town robin says...

Red Since 62 wrote:
Read the article. It's all about the money, money, money.
Guess William Pitt can't make Tuesday then.
Win on Tuesday and then there will be two more bonus pay days and a possible money spinning trip to Wembley.

No reason why the CG can't be used for training next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Sixfields is being used at least once every week and that is holding up well. Remember after Tuesday we only have one more home game this year and that's not until 21st.
Keep them close to home makes sense to me, Showers, Physio room all available within the ground and There is always the extension they can train on, put a couple of coats down for goal post and the boys will be set up after doing 10 laps round the running track and a few sprints.
[quote][p][bold]Red Since 62[/bold] wrote: Read the article. It's all about the money, money, money. Guess William Pitt can't make Tuesday then. Win on Tuesday and then there will be two more bonus pay days and a possible money spinning trip to Wembley. No reason why the CG can't be used for training next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Sixfields is being used at least once every week and that is holding up well. Remember after Tuesday we only have one more home game this year and that's not until 21st.[/p][/quote]Keep them close to home makes sense to me, Showers, Physio room all available within the ground and There is always the extension they can train on, put a couple of coats down for goal post and the boys will be set up after doing 10 laps round the running track and a few sprints. old town robin

2:48pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

Wildwestener wrote:
dazinblack wrote:
stfc2012 wrote:
We are PANTS wrote:
stfc2012 wrote: So, about that new training ground... MC should get Cirencester pencilled in as we further risk injury with poor outdoor conditions. I'm all for outdoors, but indoor preparation doesn't hurt now and again. Surely Spurs can do us a favour? They have decent facilities.
So town should travel nearly 200 miles a day to train? CUCKOO!!!
It was a joke clever cloggs.
Never a truer word spoken in jest.....why not travel 200 miles a day to train? Then they might know what its like to have a real job!!
yeah cos everyone else does 200 miles round trip day to work don't they
i do !! Daily
[quote][p][bold]Wildwestener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazinblack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: So, about that new training ground... MC should get Cirencester pencilled in as we further risk injury with poor outdoor conditions. I'm all for outdoors, but indoor preparation doesn't hurt now and again. Surely Spurs can do us a favour? They have decent facilities.[/p][/quote]So town should travel nearly 200 miles a day to train? CUCKOO!!![/p][/quote]It was a joke clever cloggs.[/p][/quote]Never a truer word spoken in jest.....why not travel 200 miles a day to train? Then they might know what its like to have a real job!![/p][/quote]yeah cos everyone else does 200 miles round trip day to work don't they[/p][/quote]i do !! Daily Is that you Lovesey

5:29pm Thu 5 Dec 13

candlestrobe says...

Wildwestener wrote:
dazinblack wrote:
stfc2012 wrote:
We are PANTS wrote:
stfc2012 wrote:
So, about that new training ground... MC should get Cirencester pencilled in as we further risk injury with poor outdoor conditions. I'm all for outdoors, but indoor preparation doesn't hurt now and again. Surely Spurs can do us a favour? They have decent facilities.
So town should travel nearly 200 miles a day to train? CUCKOO!!!
It was a joke clever cloggs.
Never a truer word spoken in jest.....why not travel 200 miles a day to train? Then they might know what its like to have a real job!!
yeah cos everyone else does 200 miles round trip day to work don't they
Not everyone, but quite a few of us do.
[quote][p][bold]Wildwestener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazinblack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: So, about that new training ground... MC should get Cirencester pencilled in as we further risk injury with poor outdoor conditions. I'm all for outdoors, but indoor preparation doesn't hurt now and again. Surely Spurs can do us a favour? They have decent facilities.[/p][/quote]So town should travel nearly 200 miles a day to train? CUCKOO!!![/p][/quote]It was a joke clever cloggs.[/p][/quote]Never a truer word spoken in jest.....why not travel 200 miles a day to train? Then they might know what its like to have a real job!![/p][/quote]yeah cos everyone else does 200 miles round trip day to work don't they[/p][/quote]Not everyone, but quite a few of us do. candlestrobe

6:18pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Jets there'd says...

This seems an odd article. If you look at the following Wilts & Glos Standard website article today they had asked Cirencester Town FC if they could share their training facilities full time at no cost other than the usual pre season friendly.

http://www.wiltsglos
standard.co.uk/sport
/

I guess it's to reduce costs & wonder if the relocation to Calne will actually happen.
This seems an odd article. If you look at the following Wilts & Glos Standard website article today they had asked Cirencester Town FC if they could share their training facilities full time at no cost other than the usual pre season friendly. http://www.wiltsglos standard.co.uk/sport / I guess it's to reduce costs & wonder if the relocation to Calne will actually happen. Jets there'd

6:53pm Thu 5 Dec 13

stfc2012 says...

Calne is not happening, in a million years. Not wanting to be a Wiltshire club Amy more suddenly...
Calne is not happening, in a million years. Not wanting to be a Wiltshire club Amy more suddenly... stfc2012

11:04pm Thu 5 Dec 13

the wizard says...

R.I.P Nelson Mandela, top man, always had my fullest respect. A shinning light and example to us all. The world was the better for him, and is at a loss without him. I hope somebody takes over now from where he has left on. The fight for equality must continue.
R.I.P Nelson Mandela, top man, always had my fullest respect. A shinning light and example to us all. The world was the better for him, and is at a loss without him. I hope somebody takes over now from where he has left on. The fight for equality must continue. the wizard

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