The first preseason fiendly has been announced Forest Green away on Weds 28th July. we better get some players in quick!
If we can't beat a Lge 2 team with the squad we already have, but there again there is six weeks to go and two and a half weeks before the players report back for pre-season training.
Swansea City will face Plymouth Argyle in a pre-season friendly as part of preparations for the 2021-22 Championship campaign.
The game will take place at Home Park against the League One Pilgrims on Tuesday, July 20 with a kick-off time of 7pm.
Plymouth finished 18th in League One during the 2020-21 campaign, under the guidance of former Bury boss Ryan Lowe.
The clubs have not met in a competitive first-team fixture since a Championship game in February 2010.
The fixture is the second pre-season game to be confirmed, with a trip to face League Two Forest Green Rovers announced on Monday.
Details on any potential ticketing arrangements and further friendlies will be announced in due course.
If the following list of retained players, without new acquisitions, can't beat a League 2 team in a pre-season friendly, even changing the whole team at half-time, then it doesn't say much for the players, let alone the preparation from our coaching staff.
Retained: Adrian Akande, Steven Benda, Ryan Bennett, Jake Bidwell, George Byers, Ben Cabango, Rio Campbell, Brandon Cooper, Ollie Cooper, Liam Cullen, Yan Dhanda, Cameron Evans, Jay Fulton, Jordon Garrick, Josh Gould, Matt Grimes, Ben Hamer, Harry Jones, Joel Latibeaudiere, Jamal Lowe, Ryan Manning, Lincoln McFayden, Kyle Naughton, Connor Roberts, Tivonge Rushesha, Korey Smith, Josh Thomas, Lewis Webb, Morgan Whittaker, Daniel Williams.
Well we only won 2-1 in last season's friendly then we lost our next match against Newport County and our squad was a strong as this one. take nothing for granted.
Still 7/8 players down and what increasingly seems like a not entirely committed Manager.
Winning friendlies is neither here nor there - But establishing a pattern of play and team understanding is crucial.
Remember Martinez's early season opener at Oldham? Defeat - but we could all see that we were heading in a positive direction.
Parking the bus and aiming for a clean sheet would be soul destroying whatever the end result of a pre season game. My indicators would be possession, pass accuracy, shots on goal and shots on target. All of these things are our KPI's for the new season. IMO.
@Jackareme good shout, I came away from that game at Oldham gutted and elated. We all know how that season panned out.