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Pre-season friendlies

Brown Nose

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After last night's game, Rodgers was asked about why City were playing local teams rather than jetting off around the world like many other Premier League sides.

I think only three sides are staying at home for their entire preseason match schedule - us, Burnley and Sheff Utd.

Rodgers was gushing in praise for the owners. He said that a manager would always want this schedule but marketing/financial requirements now led to clubs going overseas for exhibition type games. He said the best preparation is at home and the owners said he could prepare the team however he wanted.

He also said that his view was that it was the responsibility of bigger clubs to come to smaller clubs in preseason as it helps their income. This is something that is generally reducing in the game.

If we look at the top six sides only, Arsenal and Liverpool are currently in the US, Chelsea are in Japan, and Man City, Spurs and Man Utd are in China, It must be an advantage that we were in Cambridge last night.
 

TommyK

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After last night's game, Rodgers was asked about why City were playing local teams rather than jetting off around the world like many other Premier League sides.

I think only three sides are staying at home for their entire preseason match schedule - us, Burnley and Sheff Utd.

Rodgers was gushing in praise for the owners. He said that a manager would always want this schedule but marketing/financial requirements now led to clubs going overseas for exhibition type games. He said the best preparation is at home and the owners said he could prepare the team however he wanted.

He also said that his view was that it was the responsibility of bigger clubs to come to smaller clubs in preseason as it helps their income. This is something that is generally reducing in the game.

If we look at the top six sides only, Arsenal and Liverpool are currently in the US, Chelsea are in Japan, and Man City, Spurs and Man Utd are in China, It must be an advantage that we were in Cambridge last night.
Not to mention the amount of top 6 players playing in the tournaments aboard this summer and that we won't be playing in europe. We really need to make the most of all this.
 

Lako42

Well-Known Member
After last night's game, Rodgers was asked about why City were playing local teams rather than jetting off around the world like many other Premier League sides.

I think only three sides are staying at home for their entire preseason match schedule - us, Burnley and Sheff Utd.

Rodgers was gushing in praise for the owners. He said that a manager would always want this schedule but marketing/financial requirements now led to clubs going overseas for exhibition type games. He said the best preparation is at home and the owners said he could prepare the team however he wanted.

He also said that his view was that it was the responsibility of bigger clubs to come to smaller clubs in preseason as it helps their income. This is something that is generally reducing in the game.

If we look at the top six sides only, Arsenal and Liverpool are currently in the US, Chelsea are in Japan, and Man City, Spurs and Man Utd are in China, It must be an advantage that we were in Cambridge last night.

I love it.
 

Robin127

Well-Known Member
I watched that game, Atletico were very good but Real were absolutely dire. If that's anything to go by, Zidane will be out of a job by Christmas.
 

Funky Fox

Active Member
The Mercury is saying that this game will no longer go ahead.
They played this game on Saturday instead between all those not in the First XI who played on Friday night. Interesting choice for captain for the Blues. Slimani no where to be seen.
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Graz

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They played this game on Saturday instead between all those not in the First XI who played on Friday night. Interesting choice for captain for the Blues. Slimani no where to be seen.
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Mustve been a weird game. One team had 10 and the other team had 8 (with Thomas as the only sub by the look of it)
 
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