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Two Friendlies Against Shakhtar Donetsk in Austria
Monday, 1st Jul 2024 15:10

Town will play two friendlies, each an hour long, against Ukrainian Premier League champions Shakhtar Donetsk on Saturday 20th July at the end of their pre-season camp in Austria.

The two matches will be played at Sportzentrum Landskron, Villach at the conclusion of the week’s training.

This year the squad will be based at Carinthia, a different venue to last summer’s training camp which was hosted by lower division side SC LAA in Laa an der Thaya, north of Vienna.

The Blues played two friendlies at the end of the camp a year ago, a 2-1 victory over Slovakian side Spartak Trnava, before an entirely different XI drew 2-2 with Flyeralarm Admira.

Later in the summer, the club made a second trip to Austria for the Innsbruck Cup, which they won, beating RB Leipzig 1-0 having drawn 1-1 with Werder Bremen.

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Gforce added 15:21 - Jul 1
Off topic,but I've just seen Flynn Downes,having a drink outside the Salthouse hotel? Is something about to happen or does he still live in the area ?

Help added 15:34 - Jul 1
Bit obvious the salt house init

Linkboy13 added 15:53 - Jul 1
Looks tough on paper but neither side will be busting a gut or playing full strength sides so i wouldn't be bothered about the result in a friendly.

Steelmonkey added 15:58 - Jul 1
Gforce - he’s just popped back to Ipswich to do a bit of shopping.

JewellintheTown added 16:01 - Jul 1
Gforce, probably dropping off Ben Johnson for us.

JewellintheTown added 08:44 - Jul 2
Back on topic, has anyone seen the pre-season friendlies for all the other prem league teams? -!
Many teams are flying out to fancy places in the USA, Japan, Germany etc with mostly
glamour opposition for exhibition matches to gain more fans & we have more humble & focussed opposition that want to play the game like it should be to be as prepared as they can.
Feels a little bit like Rocky 4 with Rocky training old school in the cold outdoors of Russia and Drago doing fancy matches with all mod cons training in the spotlight.
We all know how that worked out. Hoping for the same with us.

PortmanTerrorist added 10:44 - Jul 2
JewellintheTown we need to saving our pennies for Transfers and work at Portman Road! In reality, likely McKenna has total control over pre-season as with all other things 'football'. He had a clear vision last Summer and if I remember correctly, we did not start the season too badly!

I think we can trust that our pre-season is designed to maximise our ability to hit the ground running in the Prem rather than worrying about a few overseas fans.....after all, if we beat Liverpool playing ‘our’ way, we will double our overseas following overnight !

Marcus added 15:12 - Jul 2
Gforce - no photo no party

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