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EIS wasn't it? Not that embarrassing when you consider the facilities and sports people that go there.

Think the point is that a professional sports team of our size should have adequate facilities for our players to train in.

 

Palmer went to that gym to use the spinning bikes. Something our club should have. 

 

I've been in the gym at the training ground and it's shocking. It's just a large shed portacabin thing....few weights, resistance machines...couple of treadmills and an old radio. Definitely not enough equipment for the whole first team (or even half the first team) to use at once....not big enough for half of the first team to fit into comfortably either.

 

In the 'main building' there's a small physio room, a changing area (there may have been two actually), a meeting room and a dining hall.

Then next to the building is a small media centre...another portakabin.

 

The point is that we're not expecting a training ground the size of Man City's. But the club deserves better.

It's a good thing we've got money & that the name Sheffield Wednesday carries a bit of weight, otherwise we'd attract no bugger. Our stadium is only just being dragged into the 21st century and our training ground is abysmal. This is where these players are expected to work...to better themselves....to take the club as high as possible.

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IIRC Man City's training ground has an 18k seater ground as part of it

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IIRC Man City's training ground has an 18k seater ground as part of it

Man city can justify having a training facility like that

We can't... I'd be happy with a few modern outdoor pitches, a couple of all weather pitches (4g) and a decent gym & rehab facility... Bare minimum for a championship team is say

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Man city can justify having a training facility like that

We can't... I'd be happy with a few modern outdoor pitches, a couple of all weather pitches (4g) and a decent gym & rehab facility... Bare minimum for a championship team is say

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At least that wouldn't cost much.

 

Cheecky bugger  lol

 

Your right though. 

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Reading have just moved facilities and the buildings look great and only cost £360k.

It would not cost huge amounts to improve the facilities to include proper offices, meeting rooms, changing rooms, etc..

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Reading have just moved facilities and the buildings look great and only cost £360k.

It would not cost huge amounts to improve the facilities to include proper offices, meeting rooms, changing rooms, etc..

It'd probably be cheaper to buy a new plot of land and develop it from scratch than to upgrade the current one

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It's a necessary investment in my opinion. Better facilities must attract better players. I'm so happy to see our club being brought into the modern era finally though. One step at a time.

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Mk Dons are looking at moving their training ground out of the city as its not deemed adequate. Its better than Middlewood Road at the moment

 

It isn't better than Middlewood Rd - their training ground is shocking with zero facilities - its in a public park

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I wonder if we're going to have an 18 page slanging match about the training ground?

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Think the point is that a professional sports team of our size should have adequate facilities for our players to train in.

Palmer went to that gym to use the spinning bikes. Something our club should have.

I've been in the gym at the training ground and it's shocking. It's just a large shed portacabin thing....few weights, resistance machines...couple of treadmills and an old radio. Definitely not enough equipment for the whole first team (or even half the first team) to use at once....not big enough for half of the first team to fit into comfortably either.

In the 'main building' there's a small physio room, a changing area (there may have been two actually), a meeting room and a dining hall.

Then next to the building is a small media centre...another portakabin.

The point is that we're not expecting a training ground the size of Man City's. But the club deserves better.

It's a good thing we've got money & that the name Sheffield Wednesday carries a bit of weight, otherwise we'd attract no bugger. Our stadium is only just being dragged into the 21st century and our training ground is abysmal. This is where these players are expected to work...to better themselves....to take the club as high as possible.

A - we haven't had the money to spend on it til now.

B - EIS is a cracking facility, used by froch, ennis and a lot of professional athletes.

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Not sure if it's still the case but a few years ago the club had a deal with the gym accross the road, certainly when it was 'Fitness First' anyway, bit embarrassing as has been said as this is generally something that happens with non-league clubs

Sodge apparently had amnesia which would explain his quick decline in form, when challenged about parking in disabled bays at the gym he needed clarification on who he was.

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What happened to the plans for the back of the dog track?

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The fact that the dog track is owned by a Mr D Allen probably explains why

 

there has been no progress on any plans there.

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What happened to the plans for the back of the dog track?

The project near the dog track was Swfc football in the community not Swfc academy

Up to now they haven't raised enough funding to proceed with the project

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A - we haven't had the money to spend on it til now.

B - EIS is a cracking facility, used by froch, ennis and a lot of professional athletes.

Yes. EIS is used regularly by individual athletes.

Can bet you that we're the only championship team that does not have a fully functioning gym of our own.

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Reading have just moved facilities and the buildings look great and only cost £360k.

It would not cost huge amounts to improve the facilities to include proper offices, meeting rooms, changing rooms, etc..

Now if that would have cost £350k, Milan would have been all over that like a tramp on chips. We don't know what Mr C's "£350k - no more, no less!" limit is yet.

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IIRC Man City's training ground has an 18k seater ground as part of it

And it also has a bigger Capacity than Toytowns's NYS and Donkey's Keepmoat Stadium.  ;-)

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Yes. EIS is used regularly by individual athletes.

Can bet you that we're the only championship team that does not have a fully functioning gym of our own.

The EIS is quoted to have world class facilities; it made (and still makes) financial sense to use it. People talk about a club like ours "not having spinning facilities/classes and such" (to paraphrase) but what financial sense wouldn't make to install such facilities and employ someone when there are gyms providing such classes/facilities at Hillsborough Leisure centre and Fitness First - both around a mile (probably less) from our training ground.

It would cost an arm and a leg to set up massive gyms at Middlewood Road. We should set up an appropriately sized and equipped gym in a modern building that can be expanded and then utilise EIS for the time being. To compare us with Man City is ridiculous.

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