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    Default France training camp

    Saints are heading off for another training camp in France today before playing Dijon on Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jawillwill View Post
    Saints are heading off for another training camp in France today before playing Dijon on Saturday.
    I hear they are mustard..... sorry.

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    Lets hope the are working hard on defensive drills and basics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doddisalegend View Post
    Lets hope the are working hard on defensive drills and basics.
    You would need a defensive expert for things like this.

    Its like coaching a penalty taker, you would bring in MLT wouldn’t you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilchards View Post
    You would need a defensive expert for things like this.

    Its like coaching a penalty taker, you would bring in MLT wouldn’t you?
    Wasn't Bowen a full back in his playing days?..might know a thing or two if so.

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    This is how a training camp should be. In a peaceful setting surrounded with mountains and fresh air just a short trip from home. Not at the other side of the world in a busy area.

    Lots of work to do so good luck guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trousers View Post
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    Can we read anything into that team? Long is there even though he was supposedly off to Rangers, Clasie in there still despite supposedly going back to the Netherlands.

    Jan is back I wonder if he will displace Hoedt or Stephens at the back in the friendly game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skintsaint View Post
    Wasn't Bowen a full back in his playing days?..might know a thing or two if so.
    Yes, great attacking left back for Norwich

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    No Valery of Hesketh, which is slightly interesting I suppose!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeBenali View Post
    No Valery of Hesketh, which is slightly interesting I suppose!
    They are both with the under 23s in Italy

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    Quote Originally Posted by doddisalegend View Post
    Can we read anything into that team? Long is there even though he was supposedly off to Rangers, Clasie in there still despite supposedly going back to the Netherlands.

    Jan is back I wonder if he will displace Hoedt or Stephens at the back in the friendly game?
    Cedric and Yoshida still on well-deserved holiday I see. 26 players including 4 keepers (including FF). Only Sims of the younger players, but at least Jones, Flannigan, Valery, Slattery and Vokins got a taster with the first team in China.

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    I'm going to be staying not far from there. It's a behind closed doors friendly so cant get a ticket but does anybody know if I can jsut rock up and watch as its a sports centre type set up. I seem to remember there being a few people watching last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeBenali View Post
    No Valery of Hesketh, which is slightly interesting I suppose!
    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Le God View Post
    They are both with the under 23s in Italy
    I wonder if that's because Hughes doesn't rate them (Hesketh in particular, as he's been in and around the first team squad for a couple of seasons now) or because the U23s were short of options and got first dibs on them?
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    You can put a fork in hesketh. He's done. Not going to make it at this level.

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    Disappointed Hughes doesn't seem to rate Hesketh.
    Hope he can get a move somewhere where he will be given an opportunity rather than waste the year making up numbers for the u23's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shurlock View Post
    You can put a fork in hesketh. He's done. Not going to make it at this level.
    I'd agree with that. Reminds me very much of Isgrove, always rated and kept on 'just in case', but ultimtley never really a top level player. Same will be the case with Hesketh and probably a couple of others too.

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    Love the OS telling us Saints are off to Dijon in the south of France.

    Would that be the same Dijon that's north west of Geneva...??

    Hope they make a better job of finding the net..!!
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    obviously v silly to assume anything from squad list but it does look like stephens is out there as a right back from the order of the list

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    Quote Originally Posted by S-Clarke View Post
    I'd agree with that. Reminds me very much of Isgrove, always rated and kept on 'just in case', but ultimtley never really a top level player. Same will be the case with Hesketh and probably a couple of others too.
    Just had a look at Isgrove's appearances for Barnsley last season. For the games he started, there seems to be a common theme of being subbed off in games they aren't winning. Seems he's struggling to make an impact even in a squad as poor as theirs.

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    Why is Bednarek back but Cedric isn't? Bednarek played in the Poland game on the 28th June, Portugal's last match was on the 30th and Cedric didn't play!

    Too busy posing for topless photos on instagram...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamplemousse View Post
    Why is Bednarek back but Cedric isn't? Bednarek played in the Poland game on the 28th June, Portugal's last match was on the 30th and Cedric didn't play!

    Too busy posing for topless photos on instagram...
    Probably thought “I have had 3 weeks off, I managed to get into the team last season, managed to get into the Polish squad and score in the World Cup - there are a few too many options for my position in the Saints team - might be an idea to get back into pre season and try to secure a more regular berth”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Saint View Post
    Love the OS telling us Saints are off to Dijon in the south of France.

    Would that be the same Dijon that's north west of Geneva...??

    Hope they make a better job of finding the net..!!
    Well, it's not in the south of France, anyway. I would describe it as in the east of France, or the middle, or central-east. But not the south!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamplemousse View Post
    Why is Bednarek back but Cedric isn't? Bednarek played in the Poland game on the 28th June, Portugal's last match was on the 30th and Cedric didn't play!
    It doesn't matter whether he played in the final game or not. It will be done from when their tournament ends, they do deserve a holiday. I'd guess Cedric will fly out to France in a couple of days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Saint View Post
    Love the OS telling us Saints are off to Dijon in the south of France.

    Would that be the same Dijon that's north west of Geneva...??

    Hope they make a better job of finding the net..!!
    If you drive in France then you can't really help noticing that it is the perfect overnight stop from Calais to Nice down the A6. Just about half-way down!. Guess most who work the OS have never set foot on foreign soil except perhaps for the odd shopping trip to Gunwharf Quay. The City itself is beyond a nightmare of one-way streets and impossible to find car parks. Better to stop-over in Beaune. No moutard is grown there nowadays despite the name.

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    Hey guys.

    The team are staying at the Evian Resort Hotel, in Evian les Bains.

    I went last year (lived across the water), no one was there and I was able to meet all the players and have a chat to them. Really relaxed.

    It's very, very low key. I even walked into the dining area and chatted to Shane Long among others, no one was particularly fussed I was there.

    I moved away now but it's one of the more relaxed training camps I've been to where there really are no fans around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Saint View Post
    Love the OS telling us Saints are off to Dijon in the south of France.

    Would that be the same Dijon that's north west of Geneva...??

    Hope they make a better job of finding the net..!!
    They're not even going to Dijon. Going to Evian, playing at Divonne les Bains. Obviously the work experience kid they let write the article isn't too au fait with anything much.

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    Good place to take a road bike! Not far from the start of the Route des Grandes Alpes

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnet View Post
    I'm going to be staying not far from there. It's a behind closed doors friendly so cant get a ticket but does anybody know if I can jsut rock up and watch as its a sports centre type set up. I seem to remember there being a few people watching last year.
    I’m assuming this means we won’t be able to watch an online stream of the friendly?

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    US Divonne website translates as: DIJON FCO, Division 1 team and SOUTHAMPTON, the first English league, will finish their training camp at Divonne and Evian, respectively, with a friendly match on the main course of the Divonne sports complex on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 15 hours.

    The match will be arbitrated by Mr. Willy DELAJOD, referee of Saint-Pierre-en-Faucigny, who has just reached the highest level of French refereeing at age 25, which makes him the youngest divisional referee 1 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by sebastian firefly View Post
    US Divonne website translates as: DIJON FCO, Division 1 team and SOUTHAMPTON, the first English league, will finish their training camp at Divonne and Evian, respectively, with a friendly match on the main course of the Divonne sports complex on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 15 hours.

    The match will be arbitrated by Mr. Willy DELAJOD, referee of Saint-Pierre-en-Faucigny, who has just reached the highest level of French refereeing at age 25, which makes him the youngest divisional referee 1 .
    We always get **** refs!

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    Going by the Facebook live of today’s training session, the intensity is about 50x more compared to vs Derby.

    Pretty sure the players were told to take it easy on Saturday.

    Re the training session. A few of the players sound like they have attitude problems!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeG View Post
    Going by the Facebook live of today’s training session, the intensity is about 50x more compared to vs Derby.

    Pretty sure the players were told to take it easy on Saturday.

    Re the training session. A few of the players sound like they have attitude problems!
    Amazing. Just what we need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeG View Post
    Going by the Facebook live of today’s training session, the intensity is about 50x more compared to vs Derby.

    Pretty sure the players were told to take it easy on Saturday.

    Re the training session. A few of the players sound like they have attitude problems!
    Redmond and Bertrand should have their own tv series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeG View Post
    Going by the Facebook live of today’s training session, the intensity is about 50x more compared to vs Derby.

    Pretty sure the players were told to take it easy on Saturday.

    Re the training session. A few of the players sound like they have attitude problems!
    As I haven’t seen it what makes you say that

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    Quote Originally Posted by sebastian firefly View Post
    US Divonne website translates as: DIJON FCO, Division 1 team and SOUTHAMPTON, the first English league, will finish their training camp at Divonne and Evian, respectively, with a friendly match on the main course of the Divonne sports complex on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 15 hours.

    The match will be arbitrated by Mr. Willy DELAJOD, referee of Saint-Pierre-en-Faucigny, who has just reached the highest level of French refereeing at age 25, which makes him the youngest divisional referee 1 .
    Is it me or are these bloody refs getting younger like coppers??!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeG View Post
    Re the training session. A few of the players sound like they have attitude problems!
    I haven’t seen Lemina in the photos/videos yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by S-Clarke View Post
    I'd agree with that. Reminds me very much of Isgrove, always rated and kept on 'just in case', but ultimtley never really a top level player. Same will be the case with Hesketh and probably a couple of others too.
    It's crazy he's never been loaned out. Send him to MK Dons under Tisdale for a season & see how he does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trousers View Post
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    When I look through that list there are so few players of genuine quality.

    Quite amazing how many average players we have spent quite a lot of money on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Wayman View Post
    . Better to stop-over in Beaune.
    Nooo. It's dangerous. If you like wine and are a bit skint, that is. Still, the Leclerc just of the autoroute is handy for a petrol fill and they've even got some slow points for EVs. Thanks for the tip about Dijon, although isn't that the same for most big French cities? I fancy going to the women's world cup next year so may need to get some gen. Window Cleaner is somewhere near Moulins (I think) but I'm not sure the board has got much coverage elsewhere in France.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suewhistle View Post
    Nooo. It's dangerous. If you like wine and are a bit skint, that is. Still, the Leclerc just of the autoroute is handy for a petrol fill and they've even got some slow points for EVs. Thanks for the tip about Dijon, although isn't that the same for most big French cities? I fancy going to the women's world cup next year so may need to get some gen. Window Cleaner is somewhere near Moulins (I think) but I'm not sure the board has got much coverage elsewhere in France.
    I don't know if it's still there but the wine cooperative in Beaune is worth a visit. Basically you pay for a wine tasting and when you've been round once then you can go back and drink as much as you want. Had about 30 odd wines to taste when I went there. Actually quite educational, going through the different grapes and locations.

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    Cheers. I don't know much about Burgundy, and mainly disappointments when I've spent more but I once opened a cheapish bottle from a shop in St Vaast near Cherbourg (!)and kept under my stairs for some years and it was so good I rushed round the neighbours to share a glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suewhistle View Post
    Nooo. It's dangerous. If you like wine and are a bit skint, that is. Still, the Leclerc just of the autoroute is handy for a petrol fill and they've even got some slow points for EVs. Thanks for the tip about Dijon, although isn't that the same for most big French cities? I fancy going to the women's world cup next year so may need to get some gen. Window Cleaner is somewhere near Moulins (I think) but I'm not sure the board has got much coverage elsewhere in France.
    I'm dahn saff, right on the Med.
    Don't know that much about wine, but I enjoy making regular visits to my local co-operative in an effort to improve my knowledge.
    They do some right good rosé in the next village and Picpoul de Pinet is produced right on my doorstep.
    It's hell down here, you wouldn't like it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by sebastian firefly View Post
    US Divonne website translates as: DIJON FCO, Division 1 team and SOUTHAMPTON, the first English league, will finish their training camp at Divonne and Evian, respectively, with a friendly match on the main course of the Divonne sports complex on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 15 hours.

    The match will be arbitrated by Mr. Willy DELAJOD, referee of Saint-Pierre-en-Faucigny, who has just reached the highest level of French refereeing at age 25, which makes him the youngest divisional referee 1 .
    That refs a ****

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Saint View Post
    I'm dahn saff, right on the Med.
    Don't know that much about wine, but I enjoy making regular visits to my local co-operative in an effort to improve my knowledge.
    They do some right good rosé in the next village and Picpoul de Pinet is produced right on my doorstep.
    It's hell down here, you wouldn't like it....
    Ta! I saw a sparkling Picpoul blend the other day in Aldi or Lidl, of all places; I nearly bought a bottle but need to make space first, I've been overdoing my new membership of The Wine Society.. As much as I appreciate the pleasure of en vrac I prefer the quantative safety of bottles..

    I probably wouldn't when it's this hot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Albert View Post
    I’m assuming this means we won’t be able to watch an online stream of the friendly?
    Just as well after reading the usual over reaction from the Derby game

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Saint View Post
    I'm dahn saff, right on the Med.
    Don't know that much about wine, but I enjoy making regular visits to my local co-operative in an effort to improve my knowledge.
    They do some right good rosé in the next village and Picpoul de Pinet is produced right on my doorstep.
    It's hell down here, you wouldn't like it....
    Another Southerner here. I'm in Marseille, best known for its pastis (not the Cornish variety) rather than wine. Cote d'aix produces some decent wines, mind.

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    Bad Attitudes or Joking About? Mess

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    Heavens, this thread has descended into Wish You Were Here, with trip advisor, food and wine critics .... I'll save this one for a trip to France

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