Gareth Southgate And The England Squad Train With Royal Marines Ahead Of Scotland Qualifier (Photos)

Chris Wright

5th, June 2017



Symbolism rife as Gareth Southgate emerges wet and terrified from a deep, dark hole (Photo: @England/Twitter)

With a trip to deepest, darkest Scotland in the offing this coming weekend, England manager Gareth Southgate took one look at his squad and decided a bit of intensive training was required.

As such, the England players and staff spent 48 gruelling hours (Saturday and Sunday) under the command of the Royal Marines at their training centre in Devon.

An incredible experience for the #ThreeLions.

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The players were put to it, with the Marines ‘treating’ their guests to four-mile, heavily-laden hikes, various assault courses and an overnight survival camping excursion.

A marvellous time was had by all, including the manager…

Have you ever seen a less convincing soldier than Adam ‘as moisturised by Nivea’ Lallana?

Harry Kane, however, could easily play a stout, salt-of-the-earth lance corporal in any war film from any time period between 1914 and today.

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  1. Jarren says:

    Yeah it is kinda cringey.

    I enjoyed the photos of Sterling getting dunked and Superlamblallana looking like the least likely to actually go into battle.

    At least Hart fitted the part.

  2. Lukass says:

    Wow, Fraser Forster and to a bit lesser extent, Joe Hart, really do look the part!

  3. Curly says:

    I suspect you lot could train with the Royal Ballet and still beat Scotland. We’ll put up a ‘brave performance’, no doubt.

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