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West Ham warm weather training Miami trip explained

They say a picture paints a thousand words so it is unfortunate to see images of West Ham players sunning themselves on Miami beach in the tabloid laughing and rubbing sun cream into each other as they sun themselves. The timing is awful from a PR perspective after an awful week in the media in what they hoped would be a low profile visit stateside. The players have not splashed their warm-weather training trip over the normal social media channels but perhaps it was a disaster waiting to happen.

They are staying at the luxury Fontainebleau Miami beach hotel right on the seafront and training at Barry University on Miami Shores.

Speaking to one of the West Ham camp in Florida earlier today I was told the squad arrived in Miami on Sunday evening. On Monday morning they did a long run followed by an intense spinning session followed by a lengthy training session on Monday afternoon. Tuesday morning was another training session in the heat again but were given a few hours off on Tuesday afternoon which is when the beach photos were taken. There was another training on Wednesday and they have another training session on Thursday.

Perhaps it was misguided to appear on a public Miami beach but did we expect them to hide away in a darkened hotel room with towels over their heads in shame. On hindsight, a trip to Miami after the Saturday defeat and protest was a bad idea but it was already arranged. Personally, I don’t care what they do in their allocated downtime as long as they come back with the right mindsets to beat Southampton.

To be fair it did make me chuckle that while many of the players were showing off their six packs and abs to the beautiful girls on the beach Arnautovic insisted on wearing his West Ham top. A true Hammer through and through is Arnie!

Ginge was another player reluctant to take off his top to work on his tan.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

5 comments on “West Ham warm weather training Miami trip explained

  1. I dont mind if the players go to the beach after training as long as they dont have a joy ride in a Miami taxi or appear drunk at 3 am

    Lets see what they can do against a SOuthampton and hope that the Saints dont have a “new manager bounce”

  2. This article is a typical example of the negative crap that passes as news on social media. There is nothing wrong with them sitting on the beach having done their days work; I occasionally do that only my beach is at Southend. I don’t know if you’ve noticed but his nickname is Ginge because he has red hair and white freckly skin with very little natural melanin. People of this complexion are advised to stay out of strong sun and take extra care to avoid burning. The population of Germany and Austria are better educated when it comes to the causes of skin cancer; it is no surprise to see Annie covered up; or perhaps he just felt more comfortable wearing a shirt. Finally long lense photography is notorious for shrinking distances; of all the photos I’ve seen I couldn’t tell if the women were with the players or 30′ away on a crowded beach. Happy to help.

  3. Plenty of hard work interspersed by relaxation. So nothing new. It should do them a lot of good for the rest of the season.

  4. Yep, poor PR admitted but to be honest it is only the little kids in adult bodies that are likely to whinge, lets face it what should they do, be moping about in self misery at home being crucified by the press or get away from all the negativity and recharge for a strong run in, we probably need 7 points from 8 games to stay up, if they look like they don’t care the rest of the season and get us relegated thats the point at which I will complain, as it is if they can put all the negative stuff behind them and focus on the next 8 games I won’t be complaining COYI !!!

  5. My main concern is James Collins getting sunstroke. We need him fit.

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