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47 minutes ago, BlueLyon said:

Why are we playing New England Revolution on 16th may in USA?

Just 4 days after PL ends and two weeks before EL final (if we qualify)

The only explanation I can see is if we bring Pulisic so soon and he plays this match in new club in his country, but even then its stupid. Players need some rest ffs.

Why not? Still we'll have 13 days to get ready for the EL-final, it's not like the boys should have jetlag.  If we didn't have this match there would almost 20 days between the Leicester game and the EL-final, which is ridiculous.

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24 minutes ago, nyikolajevics said:

Why not? Still we'll have 13 days to get ready for the EL-final, it's not like the boys should have jetlag.  If we didn't have this match there would almost 20 days between the Leicester game and the EL-final, which is ridiculous.

Well its common to have that pause between end of season and CL/EL final. Its not like this match will be of any bigger challenge than trainings we do every week. 

The players will have very busy schedule ahead for the may and the last thing they want is another meanlingless trip to Usa only 4 days after PL end. 

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9 minutes ago, BlueLyon said:

Well its common to have that pause between end of season and CL/EL final. Its not like this match will be of any bigger challenge than trainings we do every week. 

The players will have very busy schedule ahead for the may and the last thing they want is another meanlingless trip to Usa only 4 days after PL end. 

The Europa League final usually takes place before the league season ends, at least from a Premier League perspective, but that's not the case this season.

In the case of the Champions League final, it'll be worse if at least one of the English sides reach it because there will be a 3-week break between the last league game and the final. Other leagues finish a week or two later than the Premier League.

EDIT - Final day of each top 5 league + the cup finals...

May 12 - Premier League
May 19 - La Liga/Bundesliga
May 26 - Serie A/Ligue 1
May 29 - Europa League Final
June 2 - Champions League Final

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29 minutes ago, Jason said:

The Europa League final usually takes place before the league season ends, at least from a Premier League perspective, but that's not the case this season.

In the case of the Champions League final, it'll be worse if at least one of the English sides reach it because there will be a 3-week break between the last league game and the final. Other leagues finish a week or two later than the Premier League.

EDIT - Final day of each top 5 league + the cup finals...

May 12 - Premier League
May 19 - La Liga/Bundesliga
May 26 - Serie A/Ligue 1
May 29 - Europa League Final
June 2 - Champions League Final

EL finals have varried for past few years. 2015, 17, 19 were played at end of may, 16, 18 were played in mid may. CL usualy follows about a week later always. 

Its true La Liga sides have less break because la liga ends later, but PL was in this situation for years. Its nothing new.

Its good to have extra game inbetween but in this case just 4 days after playing every couple days, this game wont be useful at all. Its 13 days break till EL final, even if we play another game which is still enough to kill our tempo if that was the case. 

I would understand if we played this game one week after Watford and one week before EL final in Europe, not USA , so it doesnt affect us but keeps us in shape.

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41 minutes ago, BlueLyon said:

 

The players will have very busy schedule ahead for the may and the last thing they want is another meanlingless trip to Usa only 4 days after PL end. 

Only 4 days? Well boo hoo, they have to go and play a charity match after only 4 days of rest. They earn 60-200k pounds a week, I don’t feel sorry for this match interrupting their 3 weeks rest.

They will still have plenty of time to get ready for the EL-final(if we qualify).

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3 minutes ago, nyikolajevics said:

Only 4 days? Well boo hoo, they have to go and play a charity match after only 4 days of rest. They earn 60-200k pounds a week, I don’t feel sorry for this match interrupting their 3 weeks rest.

They will still have plenty of time to get ready for the EL-final(if we qualify).

If we go that way then they should be playing 20 hours a day to justify the cash they get.

But their pay is not going from my pocket nor yours. All we care is their performance on the pitch and I find this date 4 days after PL pointless because either key players wont play, will take it as a training session but in USA or even risking an injury. The last could affect our game in EL final if we get there. 

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8 minutes ago, BlueLyon said:

If we go that way then they should be playing 20 hours a day to justify the cash they get.

But their pay is not going from my pocket nor yours. All we care is their performance on the pitch and I find this date 4 days after PL pointless because either key players wont play, will take it as a training session but in USA or even risking an injury. The last could affect our game in EL final if we get there. 

It’s gonna be a friendly game, NE and Chelsea players know that, they won’t be slashin’ each other. Ofc there is a risk of injury but they can get injured on training too.

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So our pre-season now looks like this...

July 19 - Kawasaki Frontale
July 23 - Barcelona
July 28 - Reading
July 31 - Red Bull Salzburg

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On 03/06/2019 at 5:09 PM, Jason said:

So our pre-season now looks like this...

July 19 - Kawasaki Frontale
July 23 - Barcelona
July 28 - Reading
July 31 - Red Bull Salzburg

WWII/Spanish Civil War tour 2019, roflmaoooo

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On 6/3/2019 at 11:09 PM, Jason said:

So our pre-season now looks like this...

July 19 - Kawasaki Frontale
July 23 - Barcelona
July 28 - Reading
July 31 - Red Bull Salzburg

More pre-season games...

 

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On 16/08/2020 at 5:55 PM, NikkiCFC said:

Nothing on pre season? Only friendlies in England I guess?

That's what I'd heard a week or so ago. No traveling for friendlies this year. Do we have a champions League qualifier this season? That couldn't be far off if so

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No we don't. Top4 all go directly to CL for years now from major leagues. 

I just heard guys are back in training on August 23rd. 

So they have just two weeks off. 

New muscular injuries incoming? 

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30 minutes ago, NikkiCFC said:

No we don't. Top4 all go directly to CL for years now from major leagues. 

I just heard guys are back in training on August 23rd. 

So they have just two weeks off. 

New muscular injuries incoming? 

Back this Friday apparently.

Don't think the players would lose much of the match fitness etc in just two weeks. As long as there is no heavy training, overworking of the players (HA!), they should be fine. 

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Hope the players and coaching staff have not done anything silly during their holiday that may expose them to the virus.

There's a positive case in the Liverpool ranks apparently...

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/breaking-liverpool-confirm-positive-coronavirus-22539430?2=

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On 18/08/2020 at 11:39 AM, Jason said:

Back this Friday apparently.

Don't think the players would lose much of the match fitness etc in just two weeks. As long as there is no heavy training, overworking of the players (HA!), they should be fine. 

This account never gets it right lol

And it didn't make and sense to be back just 13 days after the last game. 

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1 minute ago, NikkiCFC said:

This account never gets it right lol

And it didn't make and sense to be back just 13 days after the last game. 

There was also this...

 

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1 hour ago, NikkiCFC said:

This account never gets it right lol

And it didn't make and sense to be back just 13 days after the last game. 

Also...

 

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On 18/08/2020 at 0:53 PM, Jason said:

Hope the players and coaching staff have not done anything silly during their holiday that may expose them to the virus.

There's a positive case in the Liverpool ranks apparently...

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/breaking-liverpool-confirm-positive-coronavirus-22539430?2=

hopefully CHO is keeping distance from midnight booty calls with Instagram hoes

:ph34r:

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