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Chinese Tour

Post by TJR » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:41 pm

Our mangerless squad fly to China this weekend to start our preseason tour in China. We'll compete in the PL Asian Trophy playing two games.

The first will be against Wolves in Nanjing on Wednesday (17th) with a 6pm (local time) kick off. After this we'll make our way to Shanghai the following Saturday (2oth) where the winners of our game with Wolves will play the winners of Man City's game with West Ham at 7.30pm (local time). The losers will contest a 3rd place play off game at 5pm (local time). All games are live on Sky Sports.

So in summary our fixtures are:
Wolves - Wed 17th July 6pm - Nanjing
West Ham - Sat 20th July 5pm - Shanghai

The Squad making the trip is as follows:
GK: Darlow, Dubravka, Harker & Woodman.
DF: Bailey, Clark, Dummett, Fernandez, Lascelles, Lazaar, Manquillo, Ritchie, Schar, Sterry & Watts.
MF: Aarons, Colback, Hayden, Ki, M.Longstaff, S.Longstaff, Murphy & Shelvey.
FW: Allan, Gayle, Joselu & Muto.

Players missing the trip for international & injury reasons are as follows:
Almiron, Atsu, Elliot, Lejeune, Saivet & Yedlin.

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Re: Chinese Tour

Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:50 pm

Lemon chicken and egg fried rice for me please, bag of prawn crackers too.
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Re: Chinese Tour

Post by omegaprimevkm » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:54 pm

I read an article somewhere speculated that, as an official Premier League affiliated set of friendly fixtures; being televised live in the UK, there's an obligation for media duties to be fulfilled by someone at the club. As such, we should open betting as to whom from the club will be left holding the baby with the dirty nappy. <parrot>

I expect Sky will help aplologise with excuses such as 'Rafa being in the same country (within a 1500 mile radius) was a distraction and thus caused these inevitable poor performances'.

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Post by Double Agent Bruce a.k.a DAB » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:07 pm

More like Chinese farce.

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Post by Remember Colo » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:08 pm

omegaprimevkm wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:54 pm
I read an article somewhere speculated that, as an official Premier League affiliated set of friendly fixtures; being televised live in the UK, there's an obligation for media duties to be fulfilled by someone at the club. As such, we should open betting as to whom from the club will be left holding the baby with the dirty nappy. <parrot>

I expect Sky will help aplologise with excuses such as 'Rafa being in the same country (within a 1500 mile radius) was a distraction and thus caused these inevitable poor performances'.
Nah, pundits are rightfully going to criticize the team for playing utterly dire football this season. It's going to be impressively unattractive.

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Re: Chinese Tour

Post by Bruuuuuuuuce () » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:00 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:50 pm
Lemon chicken and egg fried rice for me please, bag of prawn crackers too.
I'll have some duck wraps or duck rolls to start, followed by Szechuan chicken and boiled rice, please.

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Re: Chinese Tour

Post by Speedo » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:22 am

Can we avoid the Chinese takeaway jokes lads...
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Post by Toondes » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:02 am

Nothing at all racist or offensive had been said ? There’s more offensive things said about Mike Ashley on here
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Post by The Deluded Pablo Diego Jose Francisco » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:46 am

I wonder how many goals we'll score and concede...

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Re: Chinese Tour

Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:26 pm

Apparently wolves only have 12 senior players in their squad, they’ll still turn us over <laugh>
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Post by The Deluded Pablo Diego Jose Francisco » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:11 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:26 pm
Apparently wolves only have 12 senior players in their squad, they’ll still turn us over <laugh>
I think their U12 team could beat us atm

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Re: Chinese Tour

Post by Toondes » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:31 pm

We’ve only got about 8 haven’t we haha
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Re: Chinese Tour

Post by lassassinblanc » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:25 am

Starting xi for wolves game is grim reading
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Re: Chinese Tour

Post by TJR » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:45 am

lassassinblanc wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:25 am
Starting xi for wolves game is grim reading
It is only preseason. More about managing squad fitness than anything else.

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Re: Chinese Tour

Post by CIH » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:31 am

TJR wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:45 am
lassassinblanc wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:25 am
Starting xi for wolves game is grim reading
It is only preseason. More about managing squad fitness than anything else.
I think the grim part is that is pretty close to full strength.

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Re: Chinese Tour

Post by lassassinblanc » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:34 am

CIH wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:31 am
TJR wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:45 am


It is only preseason. More about managing squad fitness than anything else.
I think the grim part is that is pretty close to full strength.
Exactly
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Post by Crouching Shola Hidden Talent » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:38 am

But at least we've made a good start. Only 2 down inside the first half an hour.
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Post by Colly » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:40 am

It isn't really though, Ciaran Clark is our 5th choice centre half, Sterry won't be anywhere near it and Lazaar probably the same. I'd be disappointed if any of those centre mids started against Arsenal, other than Hayden who'll be gone.

It's short Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Lejeune (if playing 3 at the back), Dummett and/or Ritchie, Ki, Longstaff and Almiron, all whom would be in your first 11.

I mean Wolves would tonk them too, but this is definitely one for fitness rather than anything else.

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Re: Chinese Tour

Post by lassassinblanc » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:43 am

Ffs we're woeful
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Re: Chinese Tour

Post by biggeordiedave » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:44 am

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