Flashback It’s time for some training
St Mirren were back in the thick of it last week, separating the fatties from the fitties on the first day of pre-season training.
Who all followed the training regime handed out to them? Who was too busy focusing on their tans? The only people that know that are the players themselves, but it won’t have taken Jack Ross long to weed out the chancers on the first day back.
Sporting their new-look GPS systems, the St Mirren management team are now able to track who is actually putting the work in on the training field. Hands on hips and walking about are frowned upon and culprits can now be tracked.
It is a long way from the shuttle runs from years gone by, and the endless jogging around the pitches until last night’s dinner got the better of you. Training is now tailored Shape up
St Mirren FC is a club with a proud tradition – and a history to match.
They have been at the centre of the Scottish game since their formation in 1877.
This week we look back at how different gaffers got to grips with pre-season training.
to a matchday, with the footballs even making it out of the bag on the first day back – that’s the Jack Ross approach anyway.
A quick scan through the archives shows a few of the training methods adopted by previous managers, with Tony Fitzpatrick barking the orders at St Mirren’s old Love Street ground, and Tom Hendrie joining in on the running at the former Linwood Sports Centre.
As for Tommy Craig? He just appears to reading some notes.
With the new season just a matter of weeks away, it won’t be long before the Saints players are back on the pitch for some pre-season friendlies.
Pre-season used to be something that the players would dread, but if you seen the pictures of Saints back at work last week you would have been forgiven for believing they were enjoying themselves.
All managers have a different approach, but it was good to see some smiles creeping in down at Ralston.
All managers have a different approach, but it was good to see some smiles creeping in at Ralston
Hands up if you’re having fun Tom Hendrie joins in Read all about it Tommy Craig