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    kent141 wrote:
    mack chinnon wrote:
    TEBOURBA wrote: Nigel you've been reading my postings!! I've said all along that unless something changes then neither will the results. You've taken my advice and have at last changed something, --- your pre-match preparations. I'd much rather the £1.000's spent at the hotel had gone towards the wages of an experienced, respected PL coach to hep you strengthen the defence you and Cortese should have reinforced in the close season IMO that would have a longer lasting and better effect than a a night at a luxury spa --- but at least you are trying something different and I praise you for that. I trust you have evaluated the risks, many people, if not the majority have difficulty sleeping in a strange bed and wake up tired, I know this is a risk you take at most away games but at home? If, as I read Swansea have lost their last three away games without scoring, if we lose or only scramble a draw tomorrow then clearly the spa idea wouldn't have worked and we will still be at square one --- maybe, just maybe you and Cortese may then consider the proposal I have been banging on about all season! What is there to lose? -- only your job!!
    Thank God Nigel has at last taken notice of your postings. Without doubt if he continues to listen to your wise words of wisdom will will be EPL champions by the end of the week Fa cup winners by Tuesday and champions of all of Europe by a week tomorrow. Now do one you boring nob. Remember You Rzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz .
    Come on Bury
    Come on Bury the hatchett!"
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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.

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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.”

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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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