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Premier League
What does a successful pre-season mean for Manchester United?
19:01 Monday 29th July 2019

Since his arrival at Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done his utmost to implement a new playing style. Initially, Manchester United reaped rewards with some superb results. However, the high-intensity training sessions and tactics eventually…

Naby Keita playing with fire at AFCON
17:00 Friday 28th June 2019

A 3-0 loss to Barcelona in the Champions League semifinal first leg at Camp Nou was bad enough for Liverpool. Losing Naby Keita to injury midway through the match rubbed salt in the wound. Fortunately, the Reds recovered to enjoy the…

Premier League
Just how important are pre-season results?
17:00 Monday 6th August 2018

Pre-season for Premier League clubs is over (for the most part). The Community Shield is in the books. Serious, competitive football gets underway this Friday, when Manchester United host Leicester City at Old Trafford. Following the World…

Non League
Darlington the latest non-league side to head to Europe for pre-season
17:00 Tuesday 17th July 2018

Once upon a time, European trips with club football teams were only for those who qualified for the elite competitions. Now every major Premier League side tours abroad most summers, as much for commercial value rather than concentrating on…

The most annoying things from the 2017/18 pre-season
13:30 Thursday 10th August 2017

Is there anyone who truly enjoys pre-season football? The players openly admit (after retiring) how little they enjoy their trips around the world and would no doubt prefer to have a few more weeks at home with their families instead of traipsing…

Manchester United 0 -1 Barcelona: Five things we learned
11:00 Friday 28th July 2017

Jose Mourinho's side suffered their first defeat of pre-season, falling 1-0 to a well-taken Neymar goal. The United boss has serious issues that he needs to address before the Red Devils begin their official campaign against Real Madrid in…

Premier League
The pre-season tournaments are about to get under way
15:36 Wednesday 12th July 2017

It's come to that time of year again where we're reminded that the new season is around the corner. But for those of us who still can't wait, it still feels like a lifetime away for the beginning of the 2017/18 season. Around about now players…

Previewing Manchester United's pre-season tour fixtures
18:00 Tuesday 11th July 2017

Manchester United's pre-season tour kicked off in the United States yesterday, with Jose Mourinho was putting his squad through their paces for the first time. Amongst the rest of the first-team squad was United new boys Romelu Lukaku and Victor…

Fitness First As Pre-Season Reaches Finale
18:15 Friday 29th July 2016

Naturally, footballers of the highest level have to be at peak fitness, it really goes without saying. But now so more than ever it seems manages and coaches have an even greater desire to see their players as fit as they can possibly be, through…

Newcastle's Pre-Season Transfer Options
20:51 Wednesday 11th July 2012

Now the Euros are over and pre-season is kicking off around the country, transfer rumours are engulfing the press and the public's interests, at least until the transfer window slams shut on September 1st. Chelsea are already strengthening…

Middlesbrough's Pre-Season: Game Five
11:41 Friday 29th July 2011

Middlesbrough's pre-season jitters on English soil continued after another shock defeat to League One rivals Carlisle United.A very inexperienced squad travelled to Brunton Park as three youth players and trialist Arsenal striker Rhys Murphy…

Encouraging signs for The Reds as Forest fall to PSV
01:15 Thursday 28th July 2011

So, it was Forest's first match at the City Ground since last May's draw with Swansea, and the opponents were Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven.

Middlesbrough's Pre-Season: Game 4
21:19 Saturday 23rd July 2011

Middlesbrough's first pre-season game in England ended in a shock defeat at the hands of neighbours Darlington.Danny Coyne returned in goal after a slight injury scare to replace Connor Ripley.Scott McDonald was left out and replaced by Marvin…

EXCLUSIVE: Juninho Makes Shock Return!
01:43 Thursday 21st July 2011

NOTE: This article was submitted on 20/07/2011 and is an internet exclusive. Middlesbrough's very own "Little Fella" will make an astounding return to Teesside on July 29 for Boro's last pre-season fixture.

Middlesbrough's Pre-Season: Game Three
01:42 Thursday 21st July 2011

Middlesbrough's rounded off their third and final pre-season game abroad with a draw against top Turkish side Antalyaspor in Northern Slovenia.Maloury Martin and Barry Robson made their first starts of the pre-season and Merouane Zemmama also…