Fucking laughable preparation even if there weren't 5+ new players needing to gel.
Even shorter adventure this time.
Please tell me why?
QR1 qualifying 12 /19 July
QR2 Qualifying 26 July 2 August
Scottish league cup
League 4th August
so we cannot look to Scotland for friendlies after Qualifying has started. So look past our shores? Stupid!
what if we have a Europa game in Southern Europe? do we really want to play in Southern Europe on Thursday and then travel away to a friendly on the Saturday? No point whatsoever. Play at home? they will want money and again would we want to play them if we have a 5 hr flight home arriving in Aberdeen in the early hours of Friday morning? so again STOOPID
Falkirk and St Johnstone will provide good quality opposition prior to QR1 Cove and inverurie allow us to keep on in there with very little hassle as will Brechin
My one problem with it is if we go direct to QR2 we play ST J on the 8th and then don't play strong opposition again until the 26th. We wont be able to play Scottish opposition because they will be in the League cup
A fellow europa qualifier might work but that means either Rangers Hibs or Motherwell and if we are QR2 they are QR1 the same problem re travel applies to them
I can see a English/welsh/irish or two being added in if we start in QR2 in the Europa - otherwise it looks fine as a QR1 prepaeration
Edited by Bamber, 11 May 2018 - 08:11 AM.