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Preseason form - does it matter?

Liverpool have won all of their preseason matches and have only conceded once - and although I don't read too much into them, from what I've seen (a few games) I have been impressed with us. Man Utd on the other hand have won only 2 of 6 friendlies against some poor teams. Does it matter? Surely it can only be good if your side is winning games as it gets them used to the winning mentality, builds confidence etc. Or are these friendlies all about fitness, gelling the team together and bedding in new signings? I suppose it's easy to put a positive spin on things when you win friendlies but if you don't it's not such a big deal.

How has your team's preseason been and does it matter to you?

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muambaeatstoast · Birmingham City fan

Not at all in blues best season ever we lost every single pre-season game!

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AFC_Harry34 · Arsenal fan

Not really, players aren't fully fit or motivated

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Hybridism · Man Utd fan

Preseason is like friendlies, the matches matter, but only for assessing chemistry and fitness. Don't put too much emphasis on them myself, expect the top 6 to remain the top 6 this season. Not so sure of the order though!

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

mrsentah · Liverpool fan

Means nothing at all... But it allows the manager to get a better understanding of the team and players and maybe even test out some players

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

Posford · Norwich City fan

Pre-season has contained a lot of draws for the Canaries vs some good and some bad opposition such as Cambridge United, Real Sociedad, Sporting Braga and Brighton So it's been a bit of a dissapointing pre-season but I think that's because new combinations are being tested out, some of the new signings and youth academy players are being blooded in pro-games so I don't think anyone should expect too much from pre-season form. Only really matters once the season starts

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

Black_n_Decker · Fulham fan

It's a time to bed in new players (if you've bought any) see if they can form partnerships, but nice to see your team score goals and get things right. Found the Prem-lims in the Europa cup a lot better to watch then Friendlies, Swansea have done well so far, and their new players look to have settled in well.

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

robinhoodyid · Tottenham fan

I don't really take much notice of pre season, it's all about getting match fit ad ready for the new season

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

calum_paton · Hibernian fan

Results don't matter, performances do

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

Doozers20 · Man Utd fan

Well it would take a brave man to bet on Liverpool coming above United in the league, that's how much it means

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

TheMightyPotter · Stoke City fan

It means nowt.

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

Baldersmith · Liverpool fan   In reply

@releasethekraken Any chump can go to Valarenga and play well. Try doing it in front of the Kop. Increased expectation. Increased pressure.

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

Italian_celt67 · Celtic fan

It dosent mean much, just to keep up fitness

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

Jonevarro · Chelsea fan

It means nothing at all, but it's still funny to laugh at United doing badly.

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

releasethekraken · Liverpool fan

@james yeah that's pretty much it. i have been impressed with us though i must say, although valerenga were really really bad today. it's really cool how you can put pictures in the discussions by the way @mrsentah

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Baldersmith · Liverpool fan


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James · Liverpool fan

You have a good pre season you will claim it matters, you have a bad pre season you will claim its for fitness...

  ·     ·     ·   6 years