Southampton turned down day off to do extra training, reveals Fonte

first_img1 Southampton captain Jose Fonte has revealed the players turned down Ronald’s Koeman’s offer of a day off this week to instead concentrate on training.The high-flying south coast club made it five wins in a row with victory against Arsenal at the Emirates in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night – but the entire squad attended training the next day on their scheduled break.And, Fonte has admitted that the extra day of preparation has benefitted the squad ahead of Queen’s Park Rangers’ visit to St. Mary’s Stadium on Saturday.“Obviously, you are very happy at winning the game, and possibly you would think: ‘Okay, we need a rest’,” the centre-back said.“But we decided as a team, and as a group, that it’s more important to accelerate the regeneration process, so when it comes to Saturday we give ourselves the best chance to win the game, which is going to be a massive game for us, so we can keep the momentum going.”“I spoke with Morgan [Schneiderlin], with Kelvin [Davis], with the more senior players, and we decided together that it would be better to come in the next day, because we want to win Saturday.“Then we spoke with the manager and the manager said: ‘Yes, okay, that’s good’.” Southampton captain Jose Fonte last_img read more

ANGER AS LETTERKENNY EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT STRUGGLES TO COPE AGAIN

first_imgAnger has been expressed again after the Emergency Department at Letterkenny General Hospital issued a statement asking the public to avoid attending the emergency department this evening. Under-staffing is among the reasons being blamed by hospital insiders.The hospital statement read: “The Emergency Department at Letterkenny General Hospital is extremely busy today with above average numbers of very ill patients requiring admission to the hospital. “The public are asked to avoid attending the Emergency Department today if at all possible for emergencies, and to contact their GP or GP Out of Hours services in the first instance is possible.“The hospital is taking all steps to deal with the situation”One insider said however: “We simply can’t cope, everybody is trying their very best to treat all patients, and attend to their needs, but due to a lack of resources we can’t cope.“We’re completely understaffed, but when it gets so busy, we try our best, but with a complete lack of resources available, it has become practically impossible to do so. “People are angry, and they’re entitled to be so, but we simply can’t cope.” ANGER AS LETTERKENNY EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT STRUGGLES TO COPE AGAIN was last modified: May 29th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:closedemergency departmenthealthHome-page Newshospitallast_img read more