• Sign up free today!

    Join in on the discussion, prediction leagues and competitions today! Sign up takes no longer than 5 minutes.

football forum

Pre-Season Friendlies/Tours 2017/18

Recommended Posts

No idea if we'll make a proper section on the homepage like we have in the past but I'll start a thread anyway. 

Who's doing what, as we know some Premier League teams have already announced plans to play games on paddy fields in searing 48 degree heat in Asia all in the name of generating income. 

Only friendly I've seen so far (though I don't know if it's 100% official) is:

MK Dons v Brentford - Tuesday 25th July. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yep will be going to that as well.

Played them twice in friendlies and watched us score amazing volleys in each xD 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tuesday 1st August vs Burton

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hoffeinhem are going to…Derby. Saturday 29th July for that one.

QPR have announced a fantastic sounding pre-season tour of Germany, where they'll play Union Berlin and Lok Leipzig. I'm massively jealous about that, that should be great. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/3/2017 at 0:10 PM, Stan said:

Tuesday 1st August vs Burton

 

Will be there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

playing at Luton on 26th July.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, Smiley Culture said:

No European/World Tour this year then?

we've been invited to go to Hong Kong along with Liverpool and West Brom I think. in the later days of July,  can't remember when.

Hated the pre-season tour International Champions Cup shite last season. Fucked up our pre-season and players didn't get a proper pre-season playing in to the hands of the organisers. Much rather have the local trips as opposed to playing Barca and PSG in fucking Los Angeles or Stockholm. Pointless for all parties other than the organisers.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Twente are playing some proper weird friendlies over here. They've got Plymouth and…Stranraer. 

Omer Riza had to announce our friendlies on his own personal Twitter account because we have no media team left at the club, at present. We've got Reading and Lincoln City at home and always at Dulwich Hamlet, Aveley, Harlow Town and somewhere else but I've totally forgot where. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Charlton are going to Ireland for three games and have home games against Norwich and Ipswich lined up, Brighton are off to Austria, Burnley have Preston at Deepdale and Palace have a home game against Schalke.

I quite fancy that Palace v Schalke.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/10/2017 at 3:37 PM, Stan said:

playing at Luton on 26th July.

New ground for me. Will take me back up to 72 after losing one through the relegation from League Two.

Think we're playing this Hong Kong tournament as well. Absolutely brainless. Extra money on top of being in the most lucrative league in the world prioritised over preparation. Shocking.

I do think however the way last years was handled was exceptionally bad even by the standard of these tournaments.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Dan said:

New ground for me. Will take me back up to 72 after losing one through the relegation from League Two.

Think we're playing this Hong Kong tournament as well. Absolutely brainless. Extra money on top of being in the most lucrative league in the world prioritised over preparation. Shocking.

I do think however the way last years was handled was exceptionally bad even by the standard of these tournaments.

Playing in Hong Kong isn't that bad considering we did played a couple of seasons ago in Thailand (?) against Everton. Don't remember that many complaints about that.

I'm just glad we have more of a pre-season than last season. More 'local' friendlies and I don't think the HK trip will have as much of an effect as last season's ridiculous worldwide trip. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Stan said:

Playing in Hong Kong isn't that bad considering we did played a couple of seasons ago in Thailand (?) against Everton. Don't remember that many complaints about that.

I'm just glad we have more of a pre-season than last season. More 'local' friendlies and I don't think the HK trip will have as much of an effect as last season's ridiculous worldwide trip. 

Nah it won't which is what I was getting at regarding the final point. Still think we're better off avoiding personally but hey ho. Will you be going to Luton? Good one for you that is surely.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Dan said:

Nah it won't which is what I was getting at regarding the final point. Still think we're better off avoiding personally but hey ho. Will you be going to Luton? Good one for you that is surely.

yep most likely, and MK Dons as well. Went a few seasons ago when Pearson scored that cracking volley.

which ones you going to?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, Cannabis said:

Hopefully by that team we've got Messi and Ronaldo leading our front-line :banana:

I'm sure you'll be able to afford them both after that multi-million transfer of Lukaku to West Ham. How many millions did that bring you?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Stan said:

yep most likely, and MK Dons as well. Went a few seasons ago when Pearson scored that cracking volley.

which ones you going to?

Burton and Luton so far.

Rumour going around we have Dortmund at home as well although I've no idea how true that is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Cannabis said:

Rumour has it they've put a £6,000,000 take it or leave it offer on the table.

Ludicrous sum. They'll be world beaters for sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Smiley Culture said:

Did I read that Everton were playing in Tanzania this summer?!

Yeah, part of the deal for the new shirt sponsor. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, HK85 said:

Yeah, part of the deal for the new shirt sponsor. 

Seems like a risky place to go for a friendly - hope the money is worth it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Storts said:

Seems like a risky place to go for a friendly - hope the money is worth it

Only one game, we'll be in and out. 

Trying and then ultimately failing to break another market like we did with America and Asia. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We only confirmed 3 games for the pre season, Arsenal in Beijing on the 22nd of July then again in the Community Shield marvelous..., then we have Bayern on the 25th and Inter Milan on the 29th of July. Hope we manage to get some Europe games.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Our friendlies bizzarely keep changing and Omer Riza keeps announcing them his personal Twitter account. 

Until they change again we have;

Tottenham (a, behind closed doors) 12/07

Harlow Town (a) 15/07

Lincoln City (h) 18/07

Hampton & Richmond Boro (a) 22/07

Greenwich Borough (a) 22/07

Dulwich Hamlet (a) 25/07

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hearts are in Dublin from 3 July with a friendly tbc probably on the 5th. We have confirmed Linfield in Belfast on the 8th. Gutted about these two as I'm on holiday in Cornwall that week. Hopefully get a friendly in England this year. Rumours that we could be doing something with Everton to remember "the golden vision" Alex Young. Finger crossed. 

 

Already mentioned but I'm looking forward to,

Palace v Schalke  - 5 Aug. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Heard from a source at the club we're playing Borussia Monchengladbach at home as our 'glamour' friendly before the start of the season. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2017-6-6 at 3:16 PM, Stan said:

Heard from a source at the club we're playing Borussia Monchengladbach at home as our 'glamour' friendly before the start of the season. 

and this has now been confirmed :) 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good friendly that. Hopefully they bring a fair few. Much more content with this pre-season than last years. Called last years being a shambles at the time and was ridiculed on Foxestalk.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Advertisement