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Allardyce Not A Fan Of International Week

Allardyce Not A Fan Of International Week

Its safe to say Sam Allardyce is not pleased with the timing of the International break.

He feels it could prove disruptive and add to the injury count which could harm our relegation battle.

The Big Man, was speaking to Rovers official website - 'I think there is always a worry when an international break comes around, certainly at this late stage of the season, because players are starting to begin to feel the effects of a long hard season,'.

'There is very little training happens from our point of view it is more about the recovery of players, more about the diet, the nutrition, the fluids and the massage, rather than it is about the training.

'It is about trying to give the players the fuel and trying to top the tank up so they can go again and again.

'When they travel so far for so long and then play what would be two games Saturday and Wednesday, and then travel all the way back then at the best you get them back fatigued, at the worst you get them back fatigued and injured.

'That for us is obviously a big concern with the squad already without two key players in Brett Emerton and Steven Reid.'

Fair point there from Sam.

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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Tuesday March 24 2009
Time: 2:17PM

Comments

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I can understand where he's coming from, after all we have had terrible luck this season in losing important players for way too long.... especailly in midfield!!! It does seem a bit stupid to have friendlies and qualifiers 8 games from the end of the season!!! Knock on wood but wot would happen if Rovers lost another couple of players playing in some daft game in some remote country and end up going down and losing millions?!?!? where would those FA's be then?
Clint
24/03/2009 15:40:00
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I can understand where he's coming from, after all we have had terrible luck this season in losing important players for way too long.... especailly in midfield!!! It does seem a bit stupid to have friendlies and qualifiers 8 games from the end of the season!!! Knock on wood but wot would happen if Rovers lost another couple of players playing in some daft game in some remote country and end up going down and losing millions?!?!? where would those FA's be then?
Clint
24/03/2009 15:40:00
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We always play awfully after international break too. Boo to these pointless fixtures
Money4midfield
24/03/2009 16:52:00
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We always play awfully after international break too. Boo to these pointless fixtures
Money4midfield
24/03/2009 16:52:00
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We havent got a great record after international week but then so again... neither have Spurs!
Mikey D
24/03/2009 18:26:00
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We havent got a great record after international week but then so again... neither have Spurs!
Mikey D
24/03/2009 18:26:00
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Pointless fixtures? Guys, there are world cup qualifiers across the globe. Something we do need to remember, is we sign international quality players for a reason, their good and their cheap. We simply cant sign English or top European nationalised players as they blow our budget. Hence, we need to stretch out to the Americas, Africas, Australia, Eastern European countries. If that means we get the Samba's, Emertons, Nelsens, and lose them for 3 games a season, i dont mind!!!
sasman
24/03/2009 22:04:00
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Pointless fixtures? Guys, there are world cup qualifiers across the globe. Something we do need to remember, is we sign international quality players for a reason, their good and their cheap. We simply cant sign English or top European nationalised players as they blow our budget. Hence, we need to stretch out to the Americas, Africas, Australia, Eastern European countries. If that means we get the Samba's, Emertons, Nelsens, and lose them for 3 games a season, i dont mind!!!
sasman
24/03/2009 22:04:00
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But why not leave it until the end of the season at this stage, and cut the England friendly on saturday?
Money4midfield
25/03/2009 00:52:00
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But why not leave it until the end of the season at this stage, and cut the England friendly on saturday?
Money4midfield
25/03/2009 00:52:00
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