Pre-season friendlies 2019

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  1. Jul 11, 2019
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    Dancfc Full Member

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    It's not uncommon for teams to have scratch sides at the late stages of pre season friendlys, especially this early.

    The team that ended the Arsenal game in Dublin last year wasn't much better.
  2. Jul 11, 2019
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    I have a question for anyone who's ever played at a fairly high level of football (I just got to a regional level 4 :)

    When I see (especially in Germany) a Bundesliga-side play some obscure amateur-team and win 20-0 - which happened a few days ago. What is the point of playing a game like that ? Does it actually give your team something in terms of fitness ? I mean - why play a team that is so bad that they are no opposition ?
  3. Jul 11, 2019
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    These games are a deathly bore. And usually they consist of trying out some system or a player in a new position which is never revisited in the following season. Can't wait to not watch a single friendly match.
  4. Jul 11, 2019
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    The main goal of these friendlies are really getting players in good physical condition and build team chemistry. I wouldn't read too much out of pre-season performances, unless they are truly horrific.
  5. Jul 12, 2019
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    SilentWitness ShoelessWitness Staff

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    Accrington beat Marseille 2-1. Payet and Thauvin were playing.
  6. Jul 12, 2019
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    A member of staff has been taken ill and brought to hospital in Perth.
    Excuse this here, but didn't know where else to put it.
  7. Jul 12, 2019
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    Hopefully he's ok.
  8. Jul 12, 2019
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    Often it are matches against local teams. Which is good for the connection to the region. In terms of fitness it does not do that much. Ofcourse it's also nice for the amateurs to be able to play against their hero's.

    Often than not, clubs have already had a training session earlier in the game and rotate the entire squad during half time.
  9. Jul 12, 2019
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    Yeah just read this. Says it's a man in his 50s who's a part of our coaching staff, and it was an overdose......:nervous:

    I'm hoping he's fine, whomever it is..
  10. Jul 12, 2019
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    What?! That just doesn't sound right..
  11. Jul 12, 2019
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    'Suspected overdose' is what is being reported. Anyway, he's apparently stable and I'm sure he'll get the help he needs, whatever caused his illness...

    Edit - I made a mistake, not coaching staff - backroom staff, so could have been anyone really.
  12. Jul 12, 2019
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    Cheers Jazz.
  13. Jul 12, 2019
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Statement from United:

    Probably best not to speculate.
  14. Jul 12, 2019
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    I can certainly see us losing to Spurs and Leeds
  15. Jul 13, 2019
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Chelsea away to St Patrick's Athletic today at 2pm.

    Can Lampard stop the rot and keep his job?

    Are St Patrick's the only football team with an apostrophe in their name?
  16. Jul 13, 2019
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    14 year old Evan Ferguson does the best step over in the build up, excellently finished by trialist Eric Molloy
  17. Jul 13, 2019
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    I can't see any stepovers in that video. Fake news. Someone does a dummy.

    Anyway, Evan Ferguson will be 29 in 15 years, not worth signing him.
  18. Jul 13, 2019
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Lampard rings the changes in a bid to save his job...

    [​IMG]
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    1-0 to Chelsea, Mount with a tidy finish after a nice ball from Kovacic.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Ended 4-0 to Chelsea. Mount, Emerson and 2 for Giroud.

    We played with 2 upfront first half (Bats and Tammy) and 1 (Giroud) second half.
  21. Jul 13, 2019
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    Chelsea seem very likeable now, damn i feel itchy.
  22. Jul 13, 2019
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    Brighton won 5-2 against some european team. Trossard got his first goal within 2 minutes of coming on.
  23. Jul 17, 2019 at 08:31
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  24. Jul 17, 2019 at 11:36
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    Wolves destroying the mags, 2-0 just after the half hour

    3-0 just before 40 mins
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  25. Jul 17, 2019 at 11:45
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    3-0 now another for jota.
  26. Jul 17, 2019 at 12:56
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    Finished 4-0 own goal from Allan
  27. Jul 17, 2019 at 13:12
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    Steve Bruce re-thinking his decision!
  28. Jul 17, 2019 at 13:56
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    west ham pen, missed who gave it away but the camera panned onto Angelino so I'm presuming him.

    Noble scores
  29. Jul 17, 2019 at 13:59
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    watching Pep and Angelino there in the water break hehehe, he'd be a fecking nightmare to play for
  30. Jul 17, 2019 at 14:04
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    Did he give him a right bollocking?
  31. Jul 17, 2019 at 14:08
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    Thought he gave Rodri a worse bollocking. Scoreline harsh on West Ham, Angelino should have conceded a 2nd peno and than we went up the pitch and scored twice.

    Also anyone other than David Silva heads that ball instead of taking it down.
  32. Jul 17, 2019 at 14:10
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    I went for a fag and missed the 2 goals
  33. Jul 17, 2019 at 14:49
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    sterling 3-1
  34. Jul 17, 2019 at 15:00
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    padr81 Mr. MoneyBags

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    Sterling again, bit of a hammering since we took off the kids and brought on the big guns.
  35. Jul 18, 2019 at 09:11
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    Nice goal from Sancho.

  36. Jul 18, 2019 at 09:15
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  37. Jul 20, 2019 at 12:11
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Man City v Wolves starts in about 20 mins on Sky Sports.
  38. Jul 20, 2019 at 12:16
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    The bigger Manchester side also kick off at 12:30.
  39. Jul 20, 2019 at 12:32
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    Strong sides from both teams
  40. Jul 20, 2019 at 12:33
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Not on a proper TV channel.

    Man City's kit is fecking disgusting by the way.