Spiritater wrote:The friendlies we have away need to be competitive and not strolls around whupping some now league minnows like Retford/Gainsboro, they're not even Conf North standard now. Ok they're ok for YT outings but first team would get zero value in them. Away friendlies for first team need to be at places of the standard of Clownty, Grimsby, York, Harrogate and Altrincham. Decent standards (especially Harrogate, who're the same standard as us if not better) to test the players being as though we have just the one home friendly against decent opponents.
We don't want folk coming on here saying, 'we're struggling because PS was was Tommy' etc, etc after 10 games. So we have to find decent quality to play.
Basking in the late evening sunshine watching our team cane Gainsboro 7- 0 whilst troughing a tray of chips down us won't be a useful outing now the play at the level AFC do. We may as well go to AFC, it'd help a local club out if that's the standard of friendly we're looking at.
MTFCMusings wrote:Ed Walker from the D3D4 podcast and Burton fan asked me jokingly on Twitter if the Matlock friendly had been announced yet, which Nigel usually takes his dog to! So that may be a candidate.
chip63 wrote:bobbystagsfan wrote:Stoney wrote:Coventry at home.
Is that a guess, or who we've got?
I just want Bradford PA away
It's one of the conditions in us buying Tyler Walker, I wish.
bear 73 wrote:Friendlies are a exercise program to build a players fitness level up, and no more, and injuries are not to be risked, playing local clubs give them a boost and put our players in the real world of grass roots football, mixing it up to play someone above our league gives our lads a taste of the skills and ability needed at a higher level.
Coventry finished 16th in the Championship higher than Forest or Derby, and next season are back in the Ricoh.
We could play Arsenal but having previous experience of these games you just run around trying to get the ball off them, you could get that running around the local park
Coventry will do nicely.
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