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Surely it makes more sense to schedule these showcase friendlies towards the end of pre-season. If the idea is to market the club to new fans and give existing fans a chance to see their team, then having early friendlies when it's just kids and second rate players fresh and unfit off their hols delivering a snoozefest isn't exactly the best way of wheeling punters in.

 

They should schedule them towards the end of pre-season when the better players are available, maybe there's 1 or 2 exciting new signings and better fitness levels deliver a much better spectacle. Sure I get that might cause jetlag issues ahead of the season, but if we're back a week/10 days beforehand it shouldn't be that significant.

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Surely it makes more sense to schedule these showcase friendlies towards the end of pre-season. If the idea is to market the club to new fans and give existing fans a chance to see their team, then having early friendlies when it's just kids and second rate players fresh and unfit off their hols delivering a snoozefest isn't exactly the best way of wheeling punters in.

 

They should schedule them towards the end of pre-season when the better players are available, maybe there's 1 or 2 exciting new signings and better fitness levels deliver a much better spectacle. Sure I get that might cause jetlag issues ahead of the season, but if we're back a week/10 days beforehand it shouldn't be that significant.

 

We've got a euro qualifiying 2 legged to get through.

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We've got a euro qualifiying 2 legged to get through.

 

Yes but generally these overseas ventures are always at the start of pre-season. If we're trying to show the club in its best light, staging them when the 'stars' are available and performing better makes more sense. Foreign revenues are going to be increasingly important and it just strikes me as odd that we put so much effort into publicising these games and then use players who'll barely get a game in the season. We should be putting on more of a show.

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We've got a euro qualifiying 2 legged to get through.

 

Priorities TLM, priorities.

 

Yes but generally these overseas ventures are always at the start of pre-season. If we're trying to show the club in its best light, staging them when the 'stars' are available and performing better makes more sense. Foreign revenues are going to be increasingly important and it just strikes me as odd that we put so much effort into publicising these games and then use players who'll barely get a game in the season. We should be putting on more of a show.

 

We should be preparing for the forthcoming season. Perhaps if there was no European Championships, no Olympics, and no meaningful game to play in a week's time, then a later game may have been possible.

 

For some reason I found this response f***ing hilarious

 

dear linda please talk with ur husband and tell him that we need re inforcements we need players to get forward.. ynwa...

 

You can see the thinking process though, re-inforcements/iron gates. Got to love the Twitter.

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Yes but generally these overseas ventures are always at the start of pre-season. If we're trying to show the club in its best light, staging them when the 'stars' are available and performing better makes more sense. Foreign revenues are going to be increasingly important and it just strikes me as odd that we put so much effort into publicising these games and then use players who'll barely get a game in the season. We should be putting on more of a show.

 

We should do the bare minimum to put on a show and do everything in our power to get the players right for our competitive fixtures.

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We should do the bare minimum to put on a show and do everything in our power to get the players right for our competitive fixtures.

 

Disagree. It goes without saying that preparing players for the season is important, but all our competitors are overseas as well so we're not at any major disadvantage. Commercial revenues will be vital to keeping us at the higher end of the table whilst we flounder on the new stadium. It's ultimately the key factor that prevents us from having Newcastle like revenues. It may not be the traditional way of doing things, or the best way to obtain optimum fitness, but these overseas games are important in expanding the fanbase and I think it would make for a better spectacle if we did things differently.

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Disagree. It goes without saying that preparing players for the season is important, but all our competitors are overseas as well so we're not at any major disadvantage. Commercial revenues will be vital to keeping us at the higher end of the table whilst we flounder on the new stadium. It's ultimately the key factor that prevents us from having Newcastle like revenues. It may not be the traditional way of doing things, or the best way to obtain optimum fitness, but these overseas games are important in expanding the fanbase and I think it would make for a better spectacle if we did things differently.

 

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