I agree... god knows how many times we have played those teams over the years ! Still lets hope we are wearing the new 19/20 kit of yellow shirts, blue shorts and white socks......you heard it here first
At the end of the day It's all about assessing a new squad gaining match fitness,confidence and momentum going into what promises to be a very tough season. The days of the really big clubs coming to Plainmoor for pre-season are in the past it seems and I have always been doubtful if its beneficial to see your team stuffed and outclassed before a ball is kicked in the contest that really matters. And to add if the players do actually raise their game a little, perform well and get a result it can lull everyone into a false sense of confidence. Better to compete against teams of a slightly higher or similar level to get a true picture. Remember all to well the recent WBA pre-season freindly I think we won 2-1 with a wonder strike from Brett Williams. Now how did that season turn out?
No reason at all why these games shouldn't be competitive and entertaining and knowing GJ he will know exactly how to prepare his troops for the challenges ahead.
My education started when I left Highweek School for boys..