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Is it just me who feels 09:57 - Jul 31 with 523 viewsiamipswich

that we are very under-prepared for this season given we kick off in 3 days time? Both in terms of our squad and also our match preparations. It never felt like we had close to our strongest line up out at the same time.

Perhaps it's the added expectation of being near the top of the league but can't help but feel we aren't ready for the season yet and could do with another week or two.

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Is it just me who feels on 09:59 - Jul 31 with 511 viewsBlueBadger

We'd still be scrabbling around to be ready if we had another month. It's symptomatic of the wider maliase at the club.Do it last minute, do it cheap and hope for the best.

These people are called idiots and BB is their leader.
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Is it just me who feels on 09:59 - Jul 31 with 501 viewsHerbivore

The numerous other threads saying more or less the same thing would suggest it's not just you.

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Is it just me who feels on 10:19 - Jul 31 with 441 viewsBobbychase

It's hard to know if we are unprepared or not. I'm frustrated that we haven't got all our transfer business done but my gut feeling having watched a fair bit of League One football is that our squad is far superior to most in the division.

We need to be careful with the size of that squad though, which I think some people aren't taking into account when they look at things like the Harrison transfer or the players being loaned out. Check out Burton's squad compared to ours for example.

https://www.soccerbase.com/teams/team.sd?team_id=427

https://www.soccerbase.com/teams/team.sd?team_id=1372

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Is it just me who feels on 10:19 - Jul 31 with 437 viewsiamipswich

Is it just me who feels on 09:59 - Jul 31 by Herbivore

The numerous other threads saying more or less the same thing would suggest it's not just you.


My point is also going beyond the lack of transfer business which everyone is alluding to.

The preseason seemed to whizz by with us always seeming to be in late-June early-July mode. Our team in our last friendly was still a mishmash.

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Is it just me who feels on 10:22 - Jul 31 with 420 viewsHerbivore

Is it just me who feels on 10:19 - Jul 31 by iamipswich

My point is also going beyond the lack of transfer business which everyone is alluding to.

The preseason seemed to whizz by with us always seeming to be in late-June early-July mode. Our team in our last friendly was still a mishmash.


Sides in preseason are usually a mish mash, I wouldn't worry about that.

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Is it just me who feels on 10:23 - Jul 31 with 424 viewsitfcjoe

Is it just me who feels on 10:19 - Jul 31 by Bobbychase

It's hard to know if we are unprepared or not. I'm frustrated that we haven't got all our transfer business done but my gut feeling having watched a fair bit of League One football is that our squad is far superior to most in the division.

We need to be careful with the size of that squad though, which I think some people aren't taking into account when they look at things like the Harrison transfer or the players being loaned out. Check out Burton's squad compared to ours for example.

https://www.soccerbase.com/teams/team.sd?team_id=427

https://www.soccerbase.com/teams/team.sd?team_id=1372


We need to be comparing ourselves to Sunderland and Portsmouth though, not Burton.

Any club with a Cat 1 or 2 academy in League 1 is going to have a bigger squad because there is an U23 league that needs to be covered, Burton don't have that need so will have less pros on the books.

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