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Gruelling football training, the French Open and pigeon racing | Classic YouTube

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This week’s round-up also includes the return of cricket in Guernsey, jockeys interrupted in the sauna and celebrity golf

1) Premier League clubs have returned for what is essentially a second pre-season before the league resumes on 17 June. There is concern in some quarters about the affect on players of trying to condense too much fitness work into such a short space of time. Player welfare? Pah! Jock Wallace would have been flabbergasted. Here’s Sandy Jardine revealing how only six of 46 Rangers players finished one of Wallace’s gruelling exercises back in the day, with two requiring oxygen. And then there’s the infamous footage of Wallace barking at his Leicester players as they near breaking point sprinting up and down Wanlip sand hills in 1978. “Hands off that bloody sand!”

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