Monday, 13 July 2009

Training racket

Sadists

Lee Fielder finished last Wednesday's two hours of ball breaking exercise on the shore of the Solent by running home. This first pre-season training session was too easy as far as he was concerned. To put this in context he also thought it was acceptable to arrive at training dressed in long sleeved skin tight black Lycra.

So rather than driving him to his front door, Kristian Hewitt dropped Lee off at Sundays Hill as requested and left him to run home in 25 minutes flat. Exactly how Lee's opinion got back to Burridge gaffer, Pete Lyons, is not as pressing an issue to the rest of the squad as how Pete will react during this week's session. Chances are he'll take the intensity up a few notches. Not something that'll endear Lee to many of the squad, who were forced to opt out of several drills to blow hard out their backsides.

From somebody who was carrying Rich 'Chinese-Monkey' Allan on his shoulders during the piggy back relays, I thought it was a perfectly adequate physical test for a first session back in the saddle. When Kev Willsher consoled me by saying that carrying 14 stone of Richie was a tall order, my reaction was when exactly did Richie lose 2 stone? With all this exercise and preparation I sincerely hope Lee can play for a whole season for the first time since 2004.

11 comments:

Gadjo Dilo said...

Wot's this all about? Is it something to do with sport? It sounds bloody fascinating, whatever it is!

Gorilla Bananas said...

Blow hard out of their backsides? Are you saying this fellow Fielder can make his team mates fart by tackling them?

Emerson Marks said...

No, GB. It's when players are so exhausted they can't get their breath back quickly enough. Instead of breathing heavily out of their gobs, air escapes out of their backside.

That's right, Gadjo. It's about Burridge and sometimes even football.

Scarlet-Blue said...

I'm not sure about this black lycra outfit...?
And, for the 100th time, where are the pics????
Sx

Emerson Marks said...

Nobody's sure about black lycra. I've thinking about pictures. It would help to bring it all to life, although I find cameras are a bit like guns. They make people very edgy.

Fields said...

Hmm.. I wonder how it did get back??

I'm planning on wearing it again tomorrow, so bring a camera if you like. We can get Jay to take the pictures, as he didn't really seem that interested on getting fit last Wednesday, as he was too busy blabbing..

wilts said...

Sorry Sandy, i made a miscalculation about Chinese. Im loving Fielders new found enthusiasm this season, lets just hope it doesn't all drain away!

Madame DeFarge said...

Mr Fields does seem impressively keen. I shall follow his progress closely.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Madame D, I am already following Fields closely, so you need not worry...
Sx

Jimmy Bastard said...

The new season is nearly about us lads.... are you'se ready for success?

Emerson Marks said...

We've still the small matter of sorting out who is playing in goal this season, Jimmy.

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