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Swindon Town boss hopes overnight stay will help side

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Town boss Mark Cooper Swindon Town boss Mark Cooper

SWINDON Town have altered their travel plans for this weekend’s long away day at Carlisle United, with the squad set to stay in a local hotel in Cumbria overnight prior to the clash at Brunton Park.

Town have not stayed away the night before a game since the visit to Sheffield United in December, a game they lost 1-0, and their improved away form seems to have coincided with the decision to day-trip.

However, the 550-mile round trek to Carlisle has sparked a change of plans and Swindon will drive up by coach on Friday.

Manager Mark Cooper told the Advertiser: “Thank you to Lee (Power, Swindon owner), he’s made sure we’ve got an overnight trip so we’ve got the luxury of travelling up (on Friday) and preparing properly.

“As a player I wasn’t too keen on staying in different hotels and different beds and hanging about hotels.

“I just wanted to get to the game and play.

“Everybody’s different.”

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7:18am Fri 4 Apr 14

doomster says...

How bizarre is this. Common sense says it's an overnighter. It astounds me how clubs do this. Tranmere stopped in Marriott when they came here. You'd of thought if money is an issue that 10 rooms at a budget 29/39 hotel if booked in advance is hardly going to break the bank. Plus budget hotels don't generally have a bar
How bizarre is this. Common sense says it's an overnighter. It astounds me how clubs do this. Tranmere stopped in Marriott when they came here. You'd of thought if money is an issue that 10 rooms at a budget 29/39 hotel if booked in advance is hardly going to break the bank. Plus budget hotels don't generally have a bar doomster
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9:57am Fri 4 Apr 14

Penhill54 says...

I occasionally stay at the Marriot when I watch Swindon. Sheffield United were there last week which didn't surprise me but a couple of years ago, Brighton stayed overnight which I did think was strange. They did win though so maybe their is some merit in it. I personally wouldn't want to be sleeping in hotels on a regular basis and it was interesting to see how much time the Sheffield players had to pass.
I occasionally stay at the Marriot when I watch Swindon. Sheffield United were there last week which didn't surprise me but a couple of years ago, Brighton stayed overnight which I did think was strange. They did win though so maybe their is some merit in it. I personally wouldn't want to be sleeping in hotels on a regular basis and it was interesting to see how much time the Sheffield players had to pass. Penhill54
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2:14pm Fri 4 Apr 14

buckobassettboy says...

Funnily enough-6 footballers plus 5 others have had their collars felt in the north-west of England for spot-fixing.They didn't go early by chance?Just wondering.
Funnily enough-6 footballers plus 5 others have had their collars felt in the north-west of England for spot-fixing.They didn't go early by chance?Just wondering. buckobassettboy
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