Manchester United Tour Diary 2011

 

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tourdiary training camp slovakia 22-27 oct 2011 manchester united youth team

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october 2011 22-27 saturday thursday the of icial tour party the staff paul mcguinness ­ u18 team manager/assistant academy manager alan fettis ­ u18 goalkeeper coach/senior academy goalkeeping coach tom hughes ­ u18 physio senior academy physio marek szmid ­ assistant head of education welfare/tour leader carl warburton ­ u18 kit manager/academy kit manager the players jack barmby tyler blackett joe coll mate daehli declan dalley charni ekangamene pierluigi gollini kenji gorre liam grimshaw luke hendrie liam jacob adnan januzaj tom lawrence donald love luke mccullough joe moulden joe riley louis rowley jack rudge jonny sutherland gyliano van velzen james weir matty wilkinson

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aquacity hotel mountain view aquapark poprad s.r.o sportová 1 05801 poprad slovenská republika tel +421 52 7851 222 www.aquacity.sk manchester united youth team tour diary slovakia 23-27 oct 2011 tour diary

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oct 2011 22 saturday day one 1400 the tour party meet at the carrington training ground 1430 we depart via the mufc coach for the liverpool john lennon airport 1745 our ryanair flight departed for krakow on time luke hendrie came down with a virus on route.

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21 25 we arrive in krakow 15 minutes early and board the coach for the two and a half hour journey through some adventurous mountain roads in poland and slovakia to our hotel base aquacity poprad the town of poprad is the gateway to the slovak tatra resorts 2350 700 800 our host and the owner of aquacity dr telensky jan greeted us on arrival room allocation had been pre-arranged so check in was very quick aquacity is a modern well-built spa hotel with a large open reception area and excellent luxurious bedrooms the hotel staff had prepared a light snack in reception for our arrival which was consumed as everyone checked in it had past midnight when the boys finally retired for the night and they had no difficulty falling asleep after a very long day of travelling manchester united youth team tour diary slovakia 23-27 oct 2011 tour diary

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oct 2011 23 sunday day two 900 930 10 1200 30 much to the players delight a late wake up call our bedrooms were in the mountain view section of the hotel and we woke up to beautiful views of the snowcapped mountains breakfast was taken in the hotel using the same segregated area of the restaurant as last year this private dinning area was exclusive for the tour party for the duration of the stay all meals at the hotel are buffet style and all the pre-arranged dietary necessities requested by tom hughes were well catered for throughout our stay the first training session took place at the fc poprad ground located 100m from the hotel entrance training in which kit man carl warburton was relishing the opportunity to participate consisted of a box this was followed by the finishing game which provided a really good work out for the goalkeepers to conclude training the players were given free practice time to work on their own individual skills education and welfare officer marek szmid lived up to his job title as he educated the players by scoring a spectacular volley which went in off the cross bar this proved to be his last kick as he retired to the changing room to help with the kit still admiring his strike the keepers went to a separate area of the ground and worked with goalkeeper coach alan fettis whilst the sick and wounded injured players worked pitch-side with our physio triathlete tom hughes.

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12 1400 1530 30 lunch in the hotel restaurant a coaching clinic was held for 60 school children from the poprad area once again this proved to be not only a good pr exercise but also a good introduction and confidence booster for the youth team players as they took responsibility and control of their sessions these included 5 stations ­ power finesse heading game small sided game 4-goal game and dribbling relays the enthusiastic youngsters from poprad had 10 minutes on each station and then rotated around so they had an opportunity to be coached and play with all the players from manchester united at the end of the clinic each junior player qued up and received a gift from the players followed by an autograph signing and picture posing session some took to this more than others pierluigi and kenji and were more than happy to pose in front of the cameras for some time this gave a brief insight as to the demands placed upon the 1st team players each time they go away with the club the afternoon session ended with a press conference for both local and national media 1700 1830 the 13 swimming pools were very tempting and it seemed only fair to make the most of the facilities the hotel has to offer the players enjoyed the heated outdoor pool with all its slides whilst the coaches found a pool with a pleasant relaxing view s poprad has to offer 1900 2000 dinner in the hotel restaurant the entire squad assembled in the conference room to watch a television recording the derby game man u v man city had taken place earlier in the day at old trafford and the result had been kept secret unfortunately technical difficulties delayed the recording and it was past 9:00pm local time when the problem was resolved by this time the result had leaked out and players had started to tire therefore the players were given the option to watch the game or retreat to their rooms for a well-deserved rest with the result known the latter option proved to be the popular choice manchester united youth team tour diary slovakia 23-27 oct 2011 tour diary

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oct 2011 23 sunday gallery day two pictures taken at training and coaching the local school children

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oct 2011 24 monday day three 900 1000 1100 breakfast in the hotel restaurant training was a very light session which included a box relay races and some restarts for those players fit enough to play once again the injured players went off to work with tom the physio and the goalkeepers with coach alan 1100 1330 rest time for the players who went back to their rooms to relax whist the staff went to the steam rooms saunas and pools.

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1330 1415 1700 1930 the team have their pre match meal in the hotel restaurant which was followed by two inspirational video clips the path to first team with academy graduates such as ryan giggs david beckham and more recent ones like danny welbeck and tom cleverley the team coach departs aquacity for the match against fc presov and arrives at the mediterranean style ground in the centre of presov 1hr 15min later kick off muyt v fc presov the game was entertaining and played in a good spirit gyliano van velzen scored the only goal of the game to give muyt a 1-0 win 19 30 the result team performance and the pizzas provided on the coach made the journey back to the hotel a very pleasant one captain luke mccullough rounded up the team and ensured that the coach was clean and tidy once it had arrived back in aquacity a late dinner in the hotel restaurant 2100 2130 2200 the players had free time that was mostly spent on the internet chatting to friends and family from the reception area of the hotel which has wi-fi access guitar fans fettis rowley and jacob enjoyed searching the internet for tunes and comparing guitar legends etc manchester united youth team tour diary slovakia 23-27 oct 2011 tour diary

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oct 2011 24 monday pictures taken at the game against fc presov gallery day three

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oct 2011 25 tuesday day four 930 1000 1100 another late wake up call to allow recovery time after yesterdays exertions was most appreciated by all breakfast in the hotel restaurant a recovery session was arranged making use of the hotel swimming pools.

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1300 1630 lunch in the hotel restaurant was followed by free time for many of the players this meant giving the playstation or xbox a battering in their rooms the entire mufc party all wearing their official club tracksuits and black armbands made the short 200m journey to the ice hockey stadium for a memorial service to commemorate the recent tragic airplane accident involving lokomotiv one of russia s top ice hockey teams all 43 members of the team died youth team manager paul mcguinness and team captain luke mccullough laid wreaths on behalf of manchester united after the service the squad was invited into the stadium to watch local ice hockey stad team hc lev poprad entertain nitra the hockey game itself was played with high intensity and for those that were on the tour last year and witnessed the training it became apparent why it was so physical and demanding all the players appeared to enjoy watching the game and it was a good experience to watch professionals from another sport 1830 1900 45 dinner in the hotel restaurant a squad workshop was organised the squad gathered in the meeting room and were split into groups to review how the tour had gone and what they had learnt in addition to this the players had to review how pre-season had gone including the games and also the routine and training schedule for the normal working week they presented this back to the other groups and staff it proved to be a useful activity as players had the opportunity to express and share their views and the staff could listen to what the players came up with for future ideas via the miracles of the internet the squad gathered to watch the 1st team carling cup game v aldershot town the 1st team included several members of last years youth team who had also stayed in aquacity and had been sitting in the same room exactly 12 months earlier it was pleasing to see players like zeki fryers and michael keane play some part in the game and provide inspiration to the current crop of youth team players 20 manchester united youth team tour diary slovakia 23-27 oct 2011 tour diary

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