Played two strong sides against Lyon and Feyenoord, and was really happy with both results, beating Lyon the winners of the last seasons french cup, who played there strong first team against us, was the pick of results. Looking at the stats, some would say we was lucky, they had 13 more shots than us but only 4 more on target, we defended really well, we was unlucky if anything getting 5 players injured in first friendly of the new season! Against Oxford and Boston we played weak sides with a few early loan players getting a little run out.
Two first team players got serious injures Williams out for 4-5 month, while McDonald one of the key players ruled out for start of season with picking up a injury that will leave him out for 4-5 weeks.
As expected I was going to be busy and get a few loans in, 7 in total, also got experienced midfielder Zanetti in on a free, and a youth player in Smith. So know I have good enough squad with backup to challenge for promotion.
Really happy with these signings, Xisco should score a few in this league.
SKY BET ODDS
So the Bookies have us in 4th spot to get promoted, very good odds!
So The Blades sell a 3rd of there stadium capacity in season ticket sales, I think we will have an average crowd around 20,000 this season what will be great support!
So the season starts at home against York in the league cup, I will be fielding a weak side for this as all I want this season is promotion, some will say its negative but cup games can cost injuries, bans and fitness problems. I would like to think the team i put out will still do a good job.
League kicks off at home to Bournemouth on the Saturday 18th, then 3 days later we travel to play Leyton Orient away for a 7:45 kick off, we wrap up the month back at Bramall Lane against Scunthorpe.
What I want from the 3 opening league games is a solid 9 points, its hard to predict as no one has kicked a ball yet, but I think we have the quality to win them all.