yes compared to Ipswich and West Ham is not enough.I suppose all the fuss and usual objectives of a pre-season program, It's hard to really judge how any team is going to do in the season but you can't help but feel a sense of deju vu when it comes to our results we have seen so far.
With only one win against all teams below us in the league pyramid, I guess the general reaction is to be one of either
- non-interest and a instant rejection of any of the signings to gel into the side, and Clough being very naive with the players that he has signed, and also a lack of 'real' investment by the board to bring in any real 'quality' of players.
- its merely about fitness, forget about everything, the aim of pre-season is to get the players fit for a week on Saturday for the start of the season, and a sense of real optimism about the new season, and the sense of 'unknown' of how the players are going to perform.
I suppose supporting Derby for all my life, I've always been wary of both view points but can really appreciate and understand both. The 'notion' that you judge a team on pre-season entirely is wholey false, as I re-call Newcastle in their promotion year, getting beat 7-0 by Leyton Orient in a friendly, which goes to prove you can't judge a team whatsoever by results.
But in saying that, I am slightly concerned about the lack of any 'real' quality players, I mean the signings we have made are what you call 'standard'......Hardly anyone to make you go racing to say yes Derby are going to be up there come the end of the season
wrong forum.This was Arsenal's first Asia tour since 1999 and the reception that players received both in Malaysia & China were phenomenal. I hope this amazing support shown by the Asian fans would have convinced Arsene & Gazidis to make more pre-season tours to Asia in the future.a season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session. For example, in Major League Baseball, one season lasts approximately from April 1 through October 1; in Association football, it is generally from August until May (although in some countries, especially those in Scandinavia, the season starts in the spring and finishes in the autumn due to the weather conditions encountered during the winter). A year can often be broken up into several distinct sections (sometimes themselves called seasons).