So everyone about reading for the new season? Glamour ties next week around the country for many lower league clubs. We've got Kettering and erm. some little Spanish team from Madrid, I don't know if they're any good but they might play well in a hope of maybe impressing Sven and some interest from us!
We've had a decent pre-season, but we took our first pre-season defeat for years, though it was against Valencia, who finished top in the (rest of the) La Liga last season and it was only 1-0. We drew against Bouraspour (who were in the Champions league last season) and beat 2 random Swedish sides. The games against Bouraspour and Valencia were on TV in other countries so there were streams online, we're looking much stronger at the back. Matt Mills looks like a great investment and Kasper seems to command the back line much better than Weale (our Keeper for most of last year). Konchesky looks really solid too.
All in I think 1-2 strikers and we'll be there. Any 2 of Maynard/Yakubu/Heskey and we're going to be ready to take up the favourites tag many have given us.