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We've got a conspiracies thread, but what are your thoughts on what you are seeing on Howson's twitter updates and the official channels? 

 

A few things for me.  Reach looks like he's been in the gym.  Looks like he's built up a bit.  We've said it before about Joao, but he too looks fit.  Most of the players would appear to have come back in good nick.  Remember seasons past and the added timber?  Good to see Kieran Lee joining in, with what I can make out is most of the drills we've seen.  I haven't seen any sight of Jordan Rhodes, brief glimpse of Winnall.  I'll be interested to see how it builds up over the week.  The running at the moment is not balls out, but you can see its winding up, working on fluidity rather than out and out lung busting.  There was some ball work this morning and it looked like it came at the end of some pretty hard running.

 

All in all, it looks encouraging.  Is it me, or is Howson's coverage pretty good?  I can't remember in previous years quite so much video footage etc.  I hope he keeps it up, some of us find it interesting from a coaching perspective, but mostly because it feels like as fans, we're getting a look at what feels like a proper pre season.  I'm buzzing at the moment for the new campaign, whatever it may bring. 

 

Maybe someone with a bit more IT savvy could include some of the videos and photos etc?

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Didn't Bruce say he would fine anyone who come back to pre-season out of shape?.

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35 minutes ago, spike1867 said:

We've got a conspiracies thread, but what are your thoughts on what you are seeing on Howson's twitter updates and the official channels? 

 

A few things for me.  Reach looks like he's been in the gym.  Looks like he's built up a bit.  We've said it before about Joao, but he too looks fit.  Most of the players would appear to have come back in good nick.  Remember seasons past and the added timber?  Good to see Kieran Lee joining in, with what I can make out is most of the drills we've seen.  I haven't seen any sight of Jordan Rhodes, brief glimpse of Winnall.  I'll be interested to see how it builds up over the week.  The running at the moment is not balls out, but you can see its winding up, working on fluidity rather than out and out lung busting.  There was some ball work this morning and it looked like it came at the end of some pretty hard running.

 

All in all, it looks encouraging.  Is it me, or is Howson's coverage pretty good?  I can't remember in previous years quite so much video footage etc.  I hope he keeps it up, some of us find it interesting from a coaching perspective, but mostly because it feels like as fans, we're getting a look at what feels like a proper pre season.  I'm buzzing at the moment for the new campaign, whatever it may bring. 

 

Maybe someone with a bit more IT savvy could include some of the videos and photos etc?

 

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Yeah, it would appear to have worked too. Something just feels different about this preseason. It's encouraging.

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1 minute ago, GerOwl said:

 

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Cheers mate. So he's definitely there then. I wonder whether a better preseason might see him looking sharper?

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Not sure bud, a lack of application and professionalism is something you cant accuse him of to be fair. He'll score a few for us this season i'm sure, whether its from the bench or otherwise only SB will know.  

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Don't read too much into this, Jos worked them hard last summer but didn't make much difference, Bruce has done this plenty of times, they'll bit fit no doubt. Long gone are the Carlos holiday camps. 

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Just now, Sgt Wednesday said:

Where's Nuhiu

Given extra time off. 

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3 minutes ago, Sgt Wednesday said:

Where's Nuhiu

 

Extra few days off because of international games.

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6 minutes ago, Not Jon Newsome said:

Don't read too much into this, Jos worked them hard last summer but didn't make much difference, Bruce has done this plenty of times, they'll bit fit no doubt. Long gone are the Carlos holiday camps. 

Howson said he felt it was more intense than previous regimes. Also, it felt like one man and his dog under Jos. There's Clemence, Agnew, Bullen, Kalinins, Strudwick and numerous other staff members and it just looks more structured.

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Bruce and his staff are making us look and play sexier, if only they could work their magic on the majority of us on here too.... :ph34r:lol

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I think the OP is right, Bruce is going to get us fitter than a house full of models 

 

Makes a nice change

 

 

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7 minutes ago, torres said:

I think the OP is right, 25 seconds of footage has convinced me we are now the fittest team in the world 

Owlstalk flippancy at its best...

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36 minutes ago, Not Jon Newsome said:

Don't read too much into this, Jos worked them hard last summer but didn't make much difference, Bruce has done this plenty of times, they'll bit fit no doubt. Long gone are the Carlos holiday camps. 

 

I have never seen such a shambles as our first game at Wigan last season.

Totally under prepared from both a fitness and tactical perspective.

It was obvious watching that , that jos wasn’t going to last 

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18 minutes ago, oldishowl said:

 

I have never seen such a shambles as our first game at Wigan last season.

Totally under prepared from both a fitness and tactical perspective.

It was obvious watching that , that jos wasn’t going to last 

 

Same at Preston the season before. Even at the Rangers friendly you could see how unprepared we were.

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Fake news 

 

 

They did 30 mins of training yesterday, they got Dom to take loads of vids and photos and will use them over the next few days making our they are training.  Oldest training camp trick going.  

 

They are drinking around the pool at this very moment. 

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Just the fact Bruce has brought Strudwick in tells me things are going to be very different.

 

You don't work at Man Utd for 10 years in a senior role id you don't know what you're doing. The guy is very knowledgable with a tonne of experience too. Fitter with less injuries is what we should expect now. 

 

On paper there's still a balance issue within the squad, still a few too many weaker players but nevertheless with the financial restrictions i really think we'll be a tough team to beat. I'm not happy wit how the upper echelons of the club have been operating, but the football side of things will come good in time now. I got a very good look in to what Huddersfield were doing the year they went up and a lot of what we are doing is of a similar ilk. 

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1 minute ago, HIGHERSTATE said:

Looks like hard work

Really?  Looks like a cracking way to earn a living.

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