Friday 4 November 2011

Phil Brown's unorthodox training methods

In the 1950s Charlton players used to train by running up and down the steps of the East Terraces, urged on by trainer Trotter wearing a white coat.   Magical Preston manager Phil Brown has taken a leaf out of this old time practice and has had this team running up and down the terraces and sitting in seats from which fans had directed abuse as they succumbed to the Cherries:

With Preston having taken one point from eighteen Brown reckons that now is the time to restore their confidence with a surprise victory at The Valley.   If they have fallen behind at half time, their team talk will be on the pitch.

With first choice keeper Iain Turner injured and no emergency loan replacement available, Andreas Arestidou steps up to stand between the sticks.   Arestidou said: 'I am indebted to Phil for this chance.  This is not only a great chance for me, it is an opportunity to defend the honour of the country of my forefathers.'

Until last year the 21-year old was the reserve keeper for AFC Telford, but was then snapped up by Preston.  He played for them in the league cup game at The Valley in September and kept a clean sheet.

Some might say that Charlton are at greatest risk when pushing at an open door, but I think we will win 2-1.

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