- Feb 18, 2004
These fixtures have one purpose, to get the players fit, you cannot tell anything about the new signings or triallists. Im sure some of our worst ever players have probably shone in pre-season.
Pre-season matches have many purposes. One is fitness. Another is a chance to work on patterns that the manager wants to play during the season. (Even my son's U14 team is currently doing that.) I would argue that, given how brittle we've been over the last 2 seasons, a major purpose is to instil a winning mentality.