13th July 2013

Early morning start this morning with everybody reporting for breakfast at 08.00. After breakfast it was back to the training ground for an hour work out to beat the sun. 

The weather in Portugal is strange in that every morning so far appears to be cloudy but very humid. It takes until around lunchtime for the sun to break through so The Gaffer wanted to take advantage of the lower temperatures.
Plenty of ball work again with the emphasis on shooting and all the squad, as I said yesterday, are looking very sharp.
After about and hour and ten the lads were then allowed a short swim to freshen up and poor old Dan the kit man got a dunking as soon as he appeared. Watch out for another photo gallery appearing soon.
After training it was chill out time before lunch at 13.00.
Then it was rest and prepare for the match our hosts have arranged for us against Sporting Club Ferenza, a local Portuguese club who play in the Portuguese Championship.