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    Pre-season 2017/18

    Discussion in 'Match Day Chat' started by skiathospurs, May 8, 2017.

    1. Wotspur

      Wotspur Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      This is NOT organised by Spurs
      irRELEVEVANT SPORTS have hired the stadium and invited Spurs and Juve to play a game , just after we've played them in a friendly,in USA , talk about pointless......I never go,to,friendliest anyway, but I bet 10,000's of Italian fans would love to see their team play at Wembley.
      Yes 45 is expensive, but adult tickets domstart at 25 so not too bad and kids 10-25 , so it's not all bad.
      Put it this way, no ones forcing you to go, despite it being one of the more glamorous friendlies Spurs could play
       
    2. Don Diaz

      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      Yeah that's true.....it's better than Barnet or Stevenage!!
       
    3. skiathospurs

      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Sat 15th July Ebbsfleet Utd Vs Spurs XI

      just so you know!!
       
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    4. skiathospurs

      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      kicking off at 3pm.
       
    6. skiathospurs

      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Spurs U-23 will play a pre-season game at Cambridge United on 21st July, k.o. 7.45pm. Tickets on the day for Spurs supporters.
       
    7. Don Diaz

      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      I like the light blue training kit.
       
    8. skiathospurs

      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/new...n-070717/?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral
      Jesus Perez on pre-season: Part One
      Posted on 7 July 2017 - 11:00

      In this special three-part feature, assistant manager Jesus Perez explains the planning and theory behind pre-season and how this six weeks of preparation for an 11-month campaign has changed over the years.
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      First of all, the most obvious question - as a coaching team, what are you looking for in pre-season?
      Jesus: “To build up the fitness levels and everything related to match preparation for each player. It’s clear inside the squad we have different groups because some players will have less preparation time to be ready for the Premier League, so that’s why we need to be very clinical and individualise their programmes as much as we can. However, the players know us, a lot have been working with us for three years now and therefore they know how they have to prepare before they start to work at the Training Centre. We expect the players to build their specific fitness before they arrive back.”

      Below: Jesus keeps a close watch on training on Friday

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      How much of a challenge is it when half the squad have been involved in international football over the summer (six of our players were involved when England played France on June 12) and therefore don’t arrive back from their break until two weeks into pre-season?
      Jesus: “That’s why every player is different, every person is different. Of course, there are general principles around the team but the most important thing is to provide the player what he needs for each moment. Of course we want to start the season in the best condition and that’s the aim, but we look at the players like a holistic system and our responsibility is to them day by day and to provide the best path for them. Some players will get their best form quickly, some players need to build slowly and that’s the beauty of our job. We have one squad, let’s say 25 players and then we have 25 different programmes.”

      How long does it take the coaching team in the summer to detail these individual programmes? When do you start?
      Jesus: “Before the end of last season we had a meeting with each player and presented off-season programmes and personal targets. It’s been a three-year process educating them and they know themselves better than anyone, I’m pretty sure they will respect those programmes and do even more, because they all want to get better and better. We are at a level where the players are not just fighting to play, but fighting to match previous performances. We’re in a good place to work with them.”

      Below: Michel Vorm takes the V02 test earlier this week

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      There is a lot of trust there…
      Jesus: “Yes, and I think that’s most important, to trust each other and that is the way to be better. It’s clear from the beginning of the process that the focus was on volume of work and principles, now we are working more on details and it’s easier to identify personal targets and the best methodology. But we never stand still. We have changed the whole gymnasium, the technology and we’re working on different aspects we were assessing last summer. We hope it will work out better for them again.”
       
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    9. skiathospurs

      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Jesus Perez on pre-season: Part Two
      Posted on 8 July 2017 - 12:30

      In part two of our pre-season special, assistant manager Jesus Perez turns the clock back to his first pre-season as a coach and the changes in emphasis of this six weeks of summer preparation...
      Can you remember your first pre-season as a coach? How has pre-season changed?
      Jesus: “Yes, that was in the mid-1990s, so it’s been more than 20 years! That was with Gimnàstic de Tarragona, now in the Championship in Spain. It’s changed massively. The game is still the same but the process is completely different. Thankfully, the Club provides us with great facilities in terms of staff and the budget to use the best technology in the market to help the players. That’s why we can say, today, footballers play football but there is a big team behind every player.”

      Below: Jesus talks to the players in pre-season training this week

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      What has been the biggest change in pre-season over the years? For instance, in England, pre-season always used to be about long runs but now it seems to be shorter, sharper work and more ball work, earlier...

      Jesus: “I think that was more cultural. At the beginning, football had influences from other sports like athletics but in the last 15, 20 years, football teams have their own methods, own theories, own principles. Everyone applies their principles in a different way. I cannot say here that running is bad for playing football, we can see different methods with different outputs. For me, it’s a combination, but most of all, you have to prioritise what the player needs. The player is a human being and as a human being, every day is different. One day the player can train a little more and you have to use that window but sometimes a player may have a bad day, maybe because of fatigue, maybe psychological fatigue, maybe family problems, perhaps just a bad mood and on this day, you have to adjust. You are never 100 per cent, you are never below your average. We have our way of identifying the players’ real state every day and adjust training in the way we need to.”

      Below: Lads on a running drill

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      Are you enjoying it as much as ever?
      Jesus: “Yes, of course. It was a real challenge before without pitches, without resources, without GPS because it was a case of applying common sense and feeling to training. Of course with technology you have the numbers but you have to identify which numbers are reliable. A footballer plays football and the way you help him improve is the most important thing, and the relationship with his team-mates, it’s a team sport, we can’t forget that. The training must be specific and the way to help the athlete must be specific as well. That’s the challenge and that’s the difference as well between clubs and staff. The theory is there, it’s about how we apply that theory and our experience that makes us different.”

      The third and final part of Jesus on pre-season follows on Sunday.
       
    10. Style And Glory

      Style And Glory Player in Training.

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      Lukaku has a medical & a court date in LA. Well done & good luck to all involved lol.
       
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    11. Yid

      Yid Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      I'd rather pay 75 for 3 games and then have time to sort out the other arangenents or shift on the tickets to you guys for the ones i couldnt attend. Great deal imo...
       
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    12. Finchbee

      Finchbee Player in Training.

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    13. Finchbee

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      They all looked pretty happy to be back
       
    14. Don Diaz

      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      LOL have a look at the twitter link posted by @Finchbee above,

      Lamela is indeed alive and back for training. How come Holland and Belgium are back before the England boys, or is it a Jesus Perez personal programme thing?
       
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    15. Finchbee

      Finchbee Player in Training.

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      Needs to do something about that washbag !
       
    16. skiathospurs

      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      FFS take it easy with Mousa lads....!!
       
    18. skiathospurs

      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/jesus-perez-on-pre-season-part-3-090717/
      Jesus Perez on pre-season: Part Three
      Posted on 9 July 2017 - 11:45

      Jesus Perez talks about building and maintaining the fitness of the squad over the course of a gruelling club season - August through to May - in the third and final part of this special pre-season feature with our assistant manager...
      Can there ever be a point in such a long season where you hit peak fitness as a squad?
      Jesus: “No, sports teams can never plan like that. If you play 50 matches, the first is as important as the last. As a collective, we want to reach the best peak of form and then sustain it. Of course, sometimes players have better form but the real challenge is to avoid any drop off. If you play 11 players, each player will have a different level of form. And form isn’t just physical, it’s psychological, tactical, confidence. There are different aspects. I know that people associate form with fitness but sometimes if you did a physical test with a player in great form it would surprise you but he’s confident, he’s playing well. People will say ‘he’s in great form’ but he’s in great football form. Form means different things.”

      Below: Kyle Walker-Peters and Cameron Carter-Vickers get down to the hard work in week one

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      How do you keep a squad of players fit for 10 months of a Premier League campaign?
      Jesus: “There are so many circumstances. The most important thing is to think player by player and try to get the best from them. And always try to look at the positives. Football is a contact sport, sometimes you can have plenty of injuries but the squad will cope with this situation. We always look at the positives. We don’t cry if we have important players injured, this is why it’s important to treat each player professionally, especially when they don’t play so much, because at some point you will need them and they will have to be in the best condition.”
       
    19. Style And Glory

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      Mousa is incredible. Watch him lift himself.

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    20. Style And Glory

      Style And Glory Player in Training.

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      I'll be there soon. I hope these two boys get some rest.
      But I do remember what it was like to be 21. lol

      Pic: Tottenham star Dele Alli hits the beaches of Mykonos with a bikini clad Ruby Mae



      Following his excursions in Italy, Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli is now in Mykonos, Greece, soaking the sweltering heat and continuing his vacation. However, this time he is accompanied by his model bae Ruby Mae.

      Having spent some time off in Ibiza earlier this year, the two are back together to spend some quality time with each other as they saunter across the beautiful beach in Mykonos, an island in the Cyclades group of Greece.

      Clad in a stunning black bikini, the 22-year old grabbed several eye-balls when pictures of her and his footballing beau surfaced online.The two looked to be enjoying each other’s company as Alli wraps up his holiday and gets back to training for the pre-season.

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      The two weren’t alone for long as they were then joined by Alli’s Spurs team-mate Eric Dier and his partner Maria Hansen, who only returned from Los Angeles where they were initially holidaying. The couples then set off in a Rolls Royce coupe for some private time.

      As a matter of fact, club team-mates vacationing together has been the theme this year. With Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez; Antoine Griezmann and Alexandre Lacazette; Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba etc., it now Dele Alli and Eric Dier joining the ever growing list.
       
    21. skiathospurs

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      Game against Man City shall be interesting. See what kind of reception Walker gets.
       
    26. Finchbee

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      Are they like to be on any English Channel?
       
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      Well I'm working here in Orlando and there is a lot of crazy stuff going about this game.

      Last Friday one of the radio stations over here was running a promotion for $20 off each ticket for 24 hours only, unsurprisingly if you went to any of the ticket offices and none of the sites were working. As I've already being moaning to @Don Diaz already, the ticket prices are insane. The cheapest tickets were $25,I know what you're thinking, that's pretty good right ? Well I've been in that friggin stadium and if you think sitting in the top tier at Wembley is high, this baby is a whole new deal. You'd need binoculars for the whole game and you still won't see anything.

      Around the rest of the ground tickets are priced (as of right now) between $38 (these were the $25 ones) and $105. Now even in you were prepared to pay for that, add in the $9 for booking and wait for it......$40 to park your car ! I'm working for a a couple of the sports academy's here and our local football team (MLS Orlando City FC) used to play at this ground last season while there new home ground was being built. The new home ground is literally down the street. The stadium which Spurs is playing at is the old Citrus Bowl (now named the Camping World stadium due to brilliant naming rights) I've been there a fair few times and I do not understand for the life of me why they chose to play at the national stadium as oppose to play at the actual football stadium just down the road ! The capacity is less, the atmosphere isn't to bad and at least we'll have a full stadium to play in.

      So it's Monday night and when I left work there were still loads of tickets available, but instead of lowering prices to encourage people to come, they are raising them. I've decided to stay in, get drunk and watch it on the box with my friends.....if however a free ticket comes along (as I've heard a rumor that they may be giving some summer sport clubs some free tickets to help fill out the stadium) I will take my free ticket and a waterproof jacket with me and go watch my boys.

      But it's only Monday, lets see what happens next..
       
    28. skiathospurs

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      Premier Sports

      Lots of aussie,US broadcasts so a multitude of streams as well.
       
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      ....not that pleased though...........ha ha
       
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