- 21 Sep 2005
- Fav Player
Ah right, I had not seen that. I assumed we were showing it as well from the earlier announcements.Shouldn't be as Nicola tweeted about it
"Yes - to keep the numbers of people in the stadium to a minimum, and keep costs down it was agreed that only one stream would be provided. They have promised to try to provide neutral commentary though"
I wonder if Warrington said the same the other day......A good result against a very good Championship side that beat Salford 3-1 at the weekend. I look forward to watching the replay of the game later.
I think people need to bear in the mind the quality of the opposition when criticising the display. Preston were always going to control possession for long periods; they only narrowly missed out on the Championship play offs last season.
Preston have got superior players so, yes, we would expect to be chasing the ball for long periods. One of the reasons for choosing friendlies against higher level teams is to improve fitness off the ball.I
I wonder if Warrington said the same the other day......
the result really doesnt matter, and the lads certainly had a work out running after the ball for the whole of the first half and then giving it straight back to Preston when they won it back. Perhaps that was the plan, to build up the fitness like an attack v defence training scenario
Well, if Saturday's result was the disaster some people claimed, surely this was a triumph....Funny how suddenly when we draw with a Championship club with a late equaliser it is a good result even though after the first two friendlies many were saying results don't matter pre-season!!
Personally, I thought we were pretty poor today although fitness was good. Yes the opposition is far superior but I just don't get the play one up front tactic - all we did was give it straight back. Nors could play that role - Vaughan patently can't and didn't he make it obvious!! No link play and at sixes and sevens at the back.
Thought the new fullbacks did ok. Banks was awfully off the pace - might just be fitness but worrying. Khan gave the ball away for their goal and didn't stand out apart from that. Spearing by contrast looked like he was ready to go now. Lewis did ok when he came on. That said I wouldn't be surprised if Danns is offered a deal based on that midfield today.
Finally credit to Payne - he stayed positive all last season despite being frozen out and looked up for it today. Yes missed a 1 on 1 but so did Nors countless times and great anticipation for the goal.
Looking forward to hear what Jacko thought - given we can all watch this one...