Overall I've been disappointed with the results of the pre season friendlies. Its not as if we've been playing great teams. I know pre season games are all about trying out the players and systems but, especially when playing lower league opposition, its nice to demonstrate some dominance and get a few wins under our belt. However, todays win against Palace has come at a good time, just a week before we start our premiership campaign. And it sounds as if the new boys put in a good shift. Not intending to disrespect Stoke but, if we are to have a successful return to the premiership, they are the standard of team we need to be able to beat, especially at home. Looking forward to next week, although with some trepidation.