Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Only Two Hours Of Training?

Spurs new-boy Roman Pavlyuchenko is having a tough go of it at White Hart Line right now. His two appearances since his £13.8million transfer from Russia have been less than impressive. Pavs has time to improve but that is a lot of money to spend on a striker that can't handle two hours of training. The striker puts the blame of his performance on his inability to train for two hours:

"But when there is a week's gap between games, training is serious.

"I barely survived it when I'd just arrived.

"I looked at my watch and saw that the training session had gone on for exactly two hours!

"Then another half an hour in the gym! Two and a half hours! Can you imagine that?

"I trained like never in my life before, I swear!

"The weights started to get to me, and I stopped and said to the trainer, 'I can't do this.'

"That's how they work - I'm shocked. I thought it would be a lot easier."

In my school days, we had the Tuesday/Saturday schedule and managed to get at least two hours of training in every off day except Sunday, plus we were in school from 7:30 to 2:30. It wasn't so bad.

That's not to say that our training was anything like professional training. It was probably a lot less intense, but shit, if you're a professional getting paid millions, I would think you would be able to handle two hours of training plus some weightlifting. The only other thing on your schedule is probably a mid-morning banging with some hot model and an afternoon tee-time.

Let us not forget Pavs' previous weak ass excuse for not performing well. The defenders "did not give me enough time to get to the ball properly." Maybe if he trained for two hours or more he would be able to get to the ball.

I hate to say it but I think Spurs signed a weakling. He ain't no Ivan "I must break you" Drago, that much is for sure.


King Garry I Of Swandanavia said...

When I were a lad, and this were all fields, I used to do a spot of Sunday League football.
In between detentions, evening paper rounds, other such obstacles as girlfriends and other things you get lumbered with as a nipper, we still got a good couple of hrs in every night.

I put our direct failure to win the league due to our being ruined physically by the Sunday morning. And being hungover from Saturday night cant have helped much.

ü75 said...

I think Pavs needs 4 hours of training a day.

MoonshineMike said...

You're posting pics of lingering bursitis now that he is at the beach? mean, mean people!