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Preseason tour 2019 thread

William Clarke

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According to the LFC fixtures list when I looked yesterday we are playing Dortmund on the 20th and Seville on the 21st of July?
Is that correct, FG, the 20th and then the following day on the 21st. I just can't believe that's happening. There must ba a mistake on the fixture list.
 

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According to the LFC fixtures list when I looked yesterday we are playing Dortmund on the 20th and Seville on the 21st of July?
We did it a couple of seasons ago when we played Barca on Saturday and the Mainz on the Sunday. Two different sides for the two games mind. We beat Barca at Wembley with our first team players and then the younger lads/bench players went to Mainz and got thumped.
 

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Ahead of tomorrow’s friendly with the Bantams – in support of Stephen Derby and his friend’s charity – and the fact you will as ever be bringing with you huge support I thought you might appreciate a heads up on the best places to drink - for those of you who are intending on having a few anyway!

If you are arriving by train and come into Bradford via the Interchange then I would suggest making the short walk from the station to City Park – easily found as it fronts on to City Hall. Just look for the tall clock tower in front of you as you leave the station. For cheap and cheerful there is the Turls Green (Westherspoons). However, you shouldn’t miss taking in Sunbridge Wells – a subterranean complex of bars (7 in total I think) which is located behind the Turls Green (just go through the passage between Turls Green and Starbuks and you will see it straight ahead). These bars are about 20 minutes’ walk from the ground though, so keep that in mind.

Link to Sunbridge Wells: https://www.google.com/search?q=sunbridge+wells+bradford&rlz=1C1GCEA_enGB806GB806&oq=Sunbridge+Wells+Bradford&aqs=chrome.0.0l6.7221j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

There is some decent food in their too.

If you are short on time then you will need to be making your way towards Valley Parade, therefore I would recommend North Parade. A street full of independent bars and only a 10 minutes’ walk from the ground. Great beers and vibrant atmosphere on match days.
Also worthy of note is City Vaults, opposite Waterstones and close to the Broadway Shopping Centre where you can get some traditional pub grub. This is about 15 minutes’ walk from the ground. If you arrive at Forster Square station then City Vaults and North Parade are your best bets. This is the nearest station to the ground as well.

Parking is bit rubbish close to the ground; you may find the odd space down some of the nearby side streets. For cheap, safe and secure I would recommend parking at the Broadway Shopping Centre - £1.50 for the entire day. If you park there then expect a 10 - 15 minutes’ walk to the ground. There is a food court in the Broadway and includes Burger King, Subway, Taco Bell and a Chinese whose name I forget. Zizzi and some other eat just outside.

Hope you’ve got the ‘Stephen Derby Baby’ chant perfected? As one of your own – and now an adopted Bradfordian – it will be great to see all sides of the ground showing a unified support for him and his charity.

P.S. I hope we also give you a game – we’re known for putting Premier League teams to the sword ;-)
 

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Ahead of tomorrow’s friendly with the Bantams – in support of Stephen Derby and his friend’s charity – and the fact you will as ever be bringing with you huge support I thought you might appreciate a heads up on the best places to drink - for those of you who are intending on having a few anyway!

If you are arriving by train and come into Bradford via the Interchange then I would suggest making the short walk from the station to City Park – easily found as it fronts on to City Hall. Just look for the tall clock tower in front of you as you leave the station. For cheap and cheerful there is the Turls Green (Westherspoons). However, you shouldn’t miss taking in Sunbridge Wells – a subterranean complex of bars (7 in total I think) which is located behind the Turls Green (just go through the passage between Turls Green and Starbuks and you will see it straight ahead). These bars are about 20 minutes’ walk from the ground though, so keep that in mind.

Link to Sunbridge Wells: https://www.google.com/search?q=sunbridge+wells+bradford&rlz=1C1GCEA_enGB806GB806&oq=Sunbridge+Wells+Bradford&aqs=chrome.0.0l6.7221j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

There is some decent food in their too.

If you are short on time then you will need to be making your way towards Valley Parade, therefore I would recommend North Parade. A street full of independent bars and only a 10 minutes’ walk from the ground. Great beers and vibrant atmosphere on match days.
Also worthy of note is City Vaults, opposite Waterstones and close to the Broadway Shopping Centre where you can get some traditional pub grub. This is about 15 minutes’ walk from the ground. If you arrive at Forster Square station then City Vaults and North Parade are your best bets. This is the nearest station to the ground as well.

Parking is bit rubbish close to the ground; you may find the odd space down some of the nearby side streets. For cheap, safe and secure I would recommend parking at the Broadway Shopping Centre - £1.50 for the entire day. If you park there then expect a 10 - 15 minutes’ walk to the ground. There is a food court in the Broadway and includes Burger King, Subway, Taco Bell and a Chinese whose name I forget. Zizzi and some other eat just outside.

Hope you’ve got the ‘Stephen Derby Baby’ chant perfected? As one of your own – and now an adopted Bradfordian – it will be great to see all sides of the ground showing a unified support for him and his charity.

P.S. I hope we also give you a game – we’re known for putting Premier League teams to the sword ;-)
My favourite was Chelsea 2015. Put a smile on my face that day!
 

William Clarke

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Ahead of tomorrow’s friendly with the Bantams – in support of Stephen Derby and his friend’s charity – and the fact you will as ever be bringing with you huge support I thought you might appreciate a heads up on the best places to drink - for those of you who are intending on having a few anyway!

If you are arriving by train and come into Bradford via the Interchange then I would suggest making the short walk from the station to City Park – easily found as it fronts on to City Hall. Just look for the tall clock tower in front of you as you leave the station. For cheap and cheerful there is the Turls Green (Westherspoons). However, you shouldn’t miss taking in Sunbridge Wells – a subterranean complex of bars (7 in total I think) which is located behind the Turls Green (just go through the passage between Turls Green and Starbuks and you will see it straight ahead). These bars are about 20 minutes’ walk from the ground though, so keep that in mind.

Link to Sunbridge Wells: https://www.google.com/search?q=sunbridge+wells+bradford&rlz=1C1GCEA_enGB806GB806&oq=Sunbridge+Wells+Bradford&aqs=chrome.0.0l6.7221j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

There is some decent food in their too.

If you are short on time then you will need to be making your way towards Valley Parade, therefore I would recommend North Parade. A street full of independent bars and only a 10 minutes’ walk from the ground. Great beers and vibrant atmosphere on match days.
Also worthy of note is City Vaults, opposite Waterstones and close to the Broadway Shopping Centre where you can get some traditional pub grub. This is about 15 minutes’ walk from the ground. If you arrive at Forster Square station then City Vaults and North Parade are your best bets. This is the nearest station to the ground as well.

Parking is bit rubbish close to the ground; you may find the odd space down some of the nearby side streets. For cheap, safe and secure I would recommend parking at the Broadway Shopping Centre - £1.50 for the entire day. If you park there then expect a 10 - 15 minutes’ walk to the ground. There is a food court in the Broadway and includes Burger King, Subway, Taco Bell and a Chinese whose name I forget. Zizzi and some other eat just outside.

Hope you’ve got the ‘Stephen Derby Baby’ chant perfected? As one of your own – and now an adopted Bradfordian – it will be great to see all sides of the ground showing a unified support for him and his charity.

P.S. I hope we also give you a game – we’re known for putting Premier League teams to the sword ;-)
Putting us to the sword @JimmyBantam ? Come on, man, play fair, you've got to use a football -- it's in the rules lol
 

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Liverpool travelling squad: Clyne, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Milner, Gomez, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Mignolet, Brewster, Robertson, Origi, Matip, Kent, Lewis, Phillips, Jones, Hoever, Ojrzynski, Duncan, Woodburn, Wilson, Larouci, Alexander-Arnold, Van den Berg, Atherton.
 

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Obviously not rated that highly, but what's my boy Herbie Kane got to do to get a sniff in with the big boys? He was excellent last season in the first division, surprised he isn't with the senior squad for the beginning of the summer. I guess it just shows how many mids we have. If he was a defender or attacker, he'd probably be with the first team squad. I feel for him a bit.
 

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Obviously not rated that highly, but what's my boy Herbie Kane got to do to get a sniff in with the big boys? He was excellent last season in the first division, surprised he isn't with the senior squad for the beginning of the summer. I guess it just shows how many mids we have. If he was a defender or attacker, he'd probably be with the first team squad. I feel for him a bit.

Thought he was just about to go out on loan again that's why he isn't there.
 

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Thought he was just about to go out on loan again that's why he isn't there.
Just played for U23s. Some of the kids on the tour are going on loan for sure as well, I don't know. Just seems he's not a part of the senior set up.

Maybe he'll go out in a day or two, which would make a bit more sense I guess.
 

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Ox seems like a top bloke to have in the dressing room, really hope he gets an uninterrupted season this time... we'll need it as much as he does.
Yeah, an injury free season for the Ox is to be hoped for. I bet he's happy to be back at the sharp end rather than in the treatment room.
 

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Wow, it's like invasion plans in fine detail. How can we ever lose with detailed planning like that.
Thanks William. I saw those diagrams in the video too. Didn't pay much attention to them tbh.
They're not much use to any other club's spies due to the standard nature of the movements displayed. Every club will have very similar ways of reminding players of the directional movement associated with their position, there's nothing dramatically revealing about the zonal marking charts on the left either. Our opponents can work out almost everything we do when defending standards from video analysis.
It's the superior quality of executing these plans that has brought our club to the cusp of an historically successful era.
 

William Clarke

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Thanks William. I saw those diagrams in the video too. Didn't pay much attention to them tbh.
They're not much use to any other club's spies due to the standard nature of the movements displayed. Every club will have very similar ways of reminding players of the directional movement associated with their position, there's nothing dramatically revealing about the zonal marking charts on the left either. Our opponents can work out almost everything we do when defending standards from video analysis.
It's the superior quality of executing these plans that has brought our club to the cusp of an historically successful era.
And the use of tanks, Jimbo lol :well done:
 



William Clarke

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I think it looks more like an anti mosquito spray than sun block judging by the way VVD was spraying it?
Not so wise of big Virg then. No mosquitoes but a chance of skin cancer.