Players holidays cut short

andy carrollWest Ham players have had their usual six week holiday cut short by two weeks to prepare for their first Europa league game on 2nd July. Speaking on the official club website Head of Medical and Sports Science StijnVandenbroucke said:

Usually, the players have six weeks off, of which the first three weeks are complete rest, followed by three weeks of individual fitness work. However, this summer has been shortened to four weeks for two reasons – next year’s European Championship finals and our participation in the Europa League. So, with a shorter off-season, the fit players need to rest for period but always be mindful of leading a healthy, professional lifestyle, before starting their individual programs ahead of their return for pre-season training next month.”

This would  suggest players will return to training on Monday 22nd June which the same day of the Europa league draw to find out how we will face in the first round.


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5 comments on “Players holidays cut short

  1. Who is that Newcastle player on our site with the lovely lady ?
    Six weeks off i wonder how many the fans will get this summer ?

  2. To be fair they had a week in Dubai and most of the rest of the season off

  3. They’ve been on holiday for weeks.

  4. Aww, cut short huh? I might be lucky to get a week off in the summer and winter.

  5. Come on, go easy guys. Got to give them a chance to burn through the millions they earn. Plus show off their latest tattoos.

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