Match Day Thread Friendlies 2020

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    Salford A 22/8/20
    Tranmere A 25/8/20

    Both afternoon boot offs
     
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    Salford City v Preston North End Moor Lane 22/8/2020

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    Salford City Football Club is a professional football club in Salford, Greater Manchester, England. The team competes in League Two, the fourth tier of the English football league system, after promotion from the National League in the 2018–19 season. They have played home fixtures at Moor Lane since 1978.

    The club was founded as Salford Central in 1940 and played minor local league football until winning a place in the Manchester League in 1963. They won the Lancashire Amateur Cup in 1973, 1975 and 1977 and the Manchester Premier Cup in 1978 and 1979. They joined the Cheshire County League in 1980, which amalgamated into the North West Counties League two years later. They became Salford City in 1989 and secured promotion into the Northern Premier League at the end of the 2007–08 season.

    In 2014, Salford were taken over by former Manchester United players Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt, who each own 10% of the club, with Singaporean businessman Peter Lim owning the rest; David Beckham purchased a 10% share from Lim in January 2019. They were crowned Northern Premier League Division One North champions in 2014–15, before winning the Premier Division play-offs in 2016. Salford won the National League North title in the 2017–18 campaign and then secured a place in the English Football League after winning the 2019 National League play-off final under the stewardship of Graham Alexander.



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    Have not been since they rebuilt the Stadium since the United lot took over however did go a couple of times with Lancaster, acually thought in those days there was potential to do something decent with the ground.
    The highlight of those visits was an epic half time rant from whoever was then the clubs manager every other word began with F in those days the bogs were in the main stand between the two changing rooms.
    Have to say preferred them more in those days
     
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    Preston North End begin their 2020/21 preparations by facing Salford City on Saturday 22nd August in a 3pm kick-off.

    The Lilywhites face the Ammies for the first time since Phil Brown’s side visited Moor Lane back in the pre-season of 2011, the day before now City boss Graham Alexander re-joined PNE after his departure from Burnley.

    Since then, with their multiple promotions and growth as a club, Salford have risen to League Two, having been brought into the league for the first time under the management of the former North End favourite.

    They held their own in their first season, with a number of ex-Lilywhites men in their ranks, such as Chris Neal and Scott Wiseman and whilst they have now moved on, they recruited another PNE legend this summer, with the signing of former club captain Tom Clarke on a two-year deal.

    And with plenty more appearances alongside Alexander in the dugout, with Chris Lucketti, Carlo Nash and recently joined up Youl Mawene on the staff at the Peninsula Stadium, it will certainly be a game with plenty of interest.

    Former PNE No.5 Clarke is one of a number of summer recruits at Salford, with fellow experienced players Ian Henderson, Jason Lowe, Jordan Turnbull, as well as Ash Hunter – who played under his new boss at Fleetwood Town.

    This will be Salford’s third game of their pre-season preparations, having already hosted Crewe Alexandra and Lincoln City – defeating Michael Appleton’s Imps 1-0 in midweek.

    For Alex Neil, his first team selection sees him likely to involve all his squad, other than Louis Moult, who is a couple of weeks away from re-joining the squad in full training, after a year on the sidelines due to the knee injury he picked up at Swansea City last August.

    Josh Earl and Josh Ginnelly are both available, having returned from loans in the second half of last season and Ben’s Davies and Pearson, who both ended the 2019/20 campaign on the sidelines through injury, are fully fit and available for selection.

    The gaffer revealed in his preview to the game that he is likely to give players more than the usual 45 minutes in their first match, with the shortened off season as well as only being three weeks from the opening day of the EFL Championship.
     
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    Sheffield United 4/9/20 2pm
    Everton 5/9/20 3 pm
     
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    How many do you think will get injured during the friendlies and be out for the rest of the season?
     
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    Rudd injured apparently

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    Preston North End started their preparations for the 2020/21 season with a 3-1 win over Salford City at the Peninsula Stadium.

    Two goals in three first half minutes from wide-men Scott Sinclair and Billy Bodin gave them a half-time lead, despite Ash Hunter pulling one back, and then after wholesale changes on the hour mark, they made it 3-1 with four minutes left when Josh Harrop converted from ten yards out.

    Sinclair opened the scoring mid-way through the half, poking the ball under Ammies keeper Nick Hayes, after Daniel Johnson’s shot had been blocked, and then Bodin fired into the bottom right-hand corner after Sean Maguire and Daniel Johnson combined to set up the Welshman, before Hunter found the net after Connor Ripley had saved a shot from Jason Lowe. Harrop converted late in the game, cushioning home Brad Pott’s ball from the right.

    Tom Clarke skippered Graham Alexander’s men and it was he and his new team-mates who started the brighter of the two sides, Brandon Thomas-Assante getting away a shot from right corner of the box nine minutes in, Ripley saving low at the near post.

    But the visitors grew into the game and an Andrew Hughes cross from the left was blocked by Oscar Threlkeld, falling to Tom Bayliss 20 yards out, the midfielder arrowing a shot just wide of the left-hand post.

    This preceded the goal, which came 22 minutes in, after some good play down the left by Maguire as he found space to collect Johnson’s ball, checked inside and pulled the ball back for Johnson, whose initial shot was blocked, but it fell to Sinclair, who poked the ball under Hayes and into the middle of the goal.

    Three minutes later, they doubled their advantage as again Maguire found 2020 Player of the Year Johnson, who pulled the ball across to Bodin, who fired home with the outside of his right boot into the bottom right corner – a goal that started by pressing high and winning the ball in the middle of the pitch through Ryan Ledson.

    The Peninsula Stadium hosts had a good chance to pull one back, with some nice play down the right from Thomas-Assante, pulling the ball back and Richie Towell dragging a shot just wide of the left-hand post from 15 yards out.

    However, just before the half hour mark they did get a goal. Hunter pulled one back after former Blackburn man Lowe’s shot from the left corner of the penalty area was saved initially by Ripley, but the ball came back out to the former Fleetwood man, to slide the ball under the goalkeeper into the left-hand corner.

    Right before the interval, Maguire had ball in the back of the net, a goal his first half display would have deserved. It was a good finish down the left after a Hughes knock down from Ledson’s deep cross into the box, but the linesman’s flag was quickly up and the Irishman was denied.

    City almost equalised with a bullet header on 57 minutes, but it wasn’t from one of their own men, it was off Patrick Bauer, defending a corner from the right-hand side; with three crosses from the corner coming in quick succession.

    Just after the hour mark the entire side was changed and some fantastic football saw them immediately show real intent; Ben Pearson sending Tom Barkhuizen down the right, who used his pace to race towards the penalty area, before pushing it in to Brad Potts, whose first time shot was narrowly wide and into the side-netting.

    Another introduction, Jayden Stockley, was found by Potts, after another powerful run from Barkhuizen on the right, but the PNE No.20’s left-footed shot was dragged to the right of Hayes’ post.

    Stockley was much closer with five minutes to go, whipping a right-footed effort inches wide, after a burst of pace again from Barkhuizen, who sliced through the middle of Salford, before finding his fellow forward.

    But a minute later, it was 3-1 as Pearson stole the ball in the middle of the pitch, found Brad Potts down the right, who stood up a cross to the back post to pick out Josh Harrop, who calmly watched the ball onto his right foot and cushioned the ball into the middle of the goal to finish the game with a positive scoreline on their first run out of pre-season.

    Salford City line-up: Hayes, Lowe, Clarke (Turnbull, 64), Eastham, Threlkeld, Touray, Gibson (Andrade, 64), Towell, Hunter, Asante, Henderson (Hawkins, 75). Subs not used: Evans, Golden, Jones, Denny, Armstrong.

    PNE line-up: Ripley (Hudson, 61), Browne (c) (Rafferty, 61), Hughes (Earl, 61), Ledson (Pearson, 61), Bauer (Huntington, 61), Storey (Davies, 61), Bodin (Barkhuizen, 61), Bayliss (Gallagher, 61), Maguire (Stockley, 61), Johnson (Potts, 61), Bodin (Harrop, 61). Subs not used: Baxter, O’Reilly, Walker.

    Referee: Mr S Oldham
     
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    TRANMERE ROVERS v PRESTON NORTH END PRENTON PARK 25/8/20203pm

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    Tranmere Rovers Football Club is a professional association football club based in Birkenhead, Merseyside, England. Founded in 1884 as Belmont Football Club, they adopted their current name in 1885. They were a founder member of Division Three North in 1921, and were a member of The Football League until 2015, when they were relegated to the National League, the fifth tier of English football. They returned to the Football League in 2018, and were promoted to EFL League One in 2019.

    During the 1980s, they were beset by financial problems and, in 1987, went into administration. However, this was a prelude to the most successful period in Tranmere's history; under manager John King, the team reached the play-offs for promotion to the Premier League in three successive seasons. Under King's successor, John Aldridge, Tranmere experienced a number of cup runs, most notably reaching the 2000 Football League Cup Final. Other cup runs include reaching FA Cup quarter-finals in 2000, 2001 and 2004.

    Tranmere's regular kit is an all-white strip with blue trim, their main colours since 1962. The club moved to its current home, Prenton Park, in 1912. In 1995, the ground had a major redevelopment in response to the Taylor Report. It now seats 16,567 in four stands: the Main Stand, the Kop, the Johnny King Stand and the Cowshed.

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    Preston North End’s pre-season preparation continue with a trip to face Michael Jackson’s Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park on Tuesday afternoon.

    The Lilywhites began their run of preparatory games with a 3-1 win over Salford City at the Peninsula Stadium on Saturday afternoon; Scott Sinclair, Billy Bodin and Josh Harrop the scorers for the Lilywhites.

    The manager used two XIs, changing the first one after 60 minutes and he is expected to reverse this for Tuesday afternoon’s clash on the Wirrall, with those who came on against Graham Alexander’s men likely to start the game.

    North End’s last game against the Super Whites was in February 2014, when a Joe Garner brace gave them a 2-1 win; their first success in ten games away at Rovers.

    For the second game in succession, Scott Bolton will referee the fixture, with both teams preparing for games against Mansfield Town in the coming weeks; PNE in Saturday’s Carabao Cup first round tie and Tranmere on the opening day of the League Two season.

    HEAD TO HEAD

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    Grim, never seen us win there, usually soulless coach journeys to the Wirral on a Friday night, the defeat on 6/1/1978 missed the goal had gone to the bogs also missed the liner getting hit by a missile for forgetting to give offside when the ball went in. Seemed to play them continually in cup ties like Saturday's opponents Mansfield.

    Given it will be slashing down most of the day for those doing nowt games is on You Tube at 3pm
     
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    Half time Tranmere 0 PNE 1 Barkhuizen

    Decent first half in atrocious conditins, Potts should have done better early on screwed shot wide, Monthe for Rovers headed wide from a corner with Hudson struggling and the home side looked dangerous until we gained the upper hand and dominated for the rest of the half.
    Earl and Harrop linked well down the left hand side with Earl getting loads of space. Stockley screwed a shot wide shot have hit the target then he headed against the post although think Murphy might just have got a touch.
    Bit of fortune on the goal thought might have been a fould after Pearson gave ball away, we won back possession, Potts fed Barkhuizen Goal.
    Mass changes will be made on the hour 6000 plus watching on line.
     
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    Finished 1 all an absolute gift with four minutes left Bodin attempt ? at a back pass woefully short Payne ambled round Ripley to level they also missed a glorious chance a few minutes earlier when a Hughes mistake let in Payne but Ripley saved well never remotely in trouble although didn't really create much in the second half
     
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    Burnley Tuesday
     
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    Feels a bit odd playing three friendlies in a week given we've already kicked of the season, Dyche brings his boys to Deepdale no live coverage obviously Burnley still trying to mask the fact they play hoof ball.
     
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    Successfully. I like to see the occasional long ball a la Gerard with accuracy and pace. Too many makes for percentage balls tactic Beck-wise.
     
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