WDKF Wednesday: It Means Nothing…

WDKF Wednesday Topper
Today being Wednesday I’ve posted over at We Don’t Know Football and this week I’m tackling the subject of pre-season friendlies. A vital part of any club’s pre-season campaign and perfect for getting the squad match-fit and up to speed, but it constantly frustrates me when media and fans place so much emphasis on the results of these matches that really mean nothing.

While football is a results business, and Newcastle fans won’t enjoy seeing their side lose 6-1 to Leyton Orient, pre-season friendlies at the end of the day are not representative of the coming season because even when a full strength side is put out and even when they aren’t playing in extremely foreign conditions, friendlies by definition don’t possess the sort of pressure that acts as a catalyst to make teams play to their best that competitive matches have.

Click through to read the full article over at WDKF…


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