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    St Retford wrote:
    kent141 wrote:
    St Retford wrote:
    kent141 wrote:
    With the unlimited use of the sunbed at the hotel Adkins will look comical on saturday.
    Then he'll have achieved more than you've managed in two months of posting on here you desperate freak.

    If you're looking for a team to support for when Pompey finally bite the dust why not do what most people in Kent do and support Man U? Or Chelsea? Or Charlton? Or Gillingham? Or Brighton? Anyone but us would be great, thanks.
    you are a silly skunt retford,obssessed with pompey, come on Bury.
    Let's have a quick show of hands to force this issue to a head: is there anyone on here who DOESN'T think Kent is a Pompey fan?
    Right, so that'll be no one then.

    So, Kent, what you're doing is posting witless drivel in the guise of a Saints fan and yet literally no one on here thinks you're a Saints fan. So what in fact you ARE doing is painting an image of Pompey fans are sad, desperate misfits whose club is in such distress that their only joy is to be found impersonating fans of a club down the road. It's a bit self-defeating, isn't it?

    Why not get yourself a girlfriend or something?"
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Saints' luxury boot camp

The Four Seasons Hotel

The Four Seasons Hotel

First published in Sport

Saints are sparing no expense in their bid to get a much needed victory – they are preparing for tomorrow’s crunch match against Swansea in one of Hampshire’s most luxurious hotels.

Under pressure manager Nigel Adkins desperately needs a win against the Welsh side and, after showdown talks with Nicola Cortese, managed to secure a two night away trip for his team ... despite the game being at St Mary’s.

Saints have taken the first team squad, management and backroom staff to the exclusive Four Seasons hotel in Dogmersfield, near Hook, where rooms cost in excess of £250 a night.


An executive suite at the hotel – which boasts its own canine ambassador, a labrador dog rejoicing in the name of Oliver Beckington, above – will cost over £560.

The team will train in nearby Aldershot but have use of the hotel’s luxury spa and tranquil country grounds.

Adkins is hoping this peaceful backdrop and time away will galvanise a Saints squad that is low on self belief after a bruising start to the Premier League campaign.

“We’re going to change it around a little bit, change the stimulus round,” he said.

“That’s important because sometimes you can be coming to groundhog day.

“We reached ten games, we were always going to look to do that.

“Change the environment, change the mindset and make sure we get focused for the next game.”


Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire is designed around a Grade I heritage-listed Georgian manor house, built in 1728 as a private residence.

Dogmersfield Park dates back to the 11th century, where it was acknowledged in the Domesday Book. Rich in historical interest, it was here that King Henry VIII first met his future wife, Catherine of Aragon.

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