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    Thurs. July 11
    Tranmere Rovers 7:30pm Prenton Park

    Sun. July 14
    Bradford City 3pm Valley Park

    Fri. July 19
    Borussia Dortmund 1am Notre Dame Stadium

    Sun. July 21
    Sevilla 11pm Fenway Park

    Wed. July 24
    Sporting 1am Yankee Stadium

    Sun. July 28
    Napoli 5pm Murrayfield

    Wed. July 31
    Lyon 6pm Stade de Geneve

    Sun. Aug. 4
    Manchester City 3pm Wembley (Community Shield)


    The Community Shield will probably have its own thread, but the above are the schedules pre-season games, with UK kick-off times.

    It's a decent schedule, with the US component being done and dusted inside a week to lessen jet lag and travel tiredness, while also maximizing exposure to the US dollar.

    It's difficult to get worked up over any of the games - for me anyway - as they are all meaningless, results-wise. The main function is for fitness and exposure of players on the fringe. (Though, perhaps it's not entirely fair to say the games are meaningless, as the hammering Liverpool gave United in Michigan last season was pretty good reflection of the gulf between the sides; but this only became apparent as the season progressed. But I doubt anyone was pointing to that game at the business end of the last season).

    In any event, get fit, unearth a fringe player or two, build the team. Wins would be nice, but not essential. Let's see what happens.

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    The squad (supposedly) for the Tranmere game (excludes those on international duty):

    Goalkeepers: Jaros, Ojrzynski, Mignolet

    Defenders: Matip, Gomez, Lovren, Van den Berg, Phillips, Johnston, Clyne, Hoever, Lewis, Arroyo, Larouci

    Midfielders: Fabinho, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Jones, Woodburn, Sharif, Ejaria

    Forwards: Origi, Brewster, Glatzel, Duncan, Wilson, Kent

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    First-half team:
    Mignolet

    Clyne, Phillips, Gomez, Larouci

    Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana

    Kent, Wilson, Brewster.



    Second-half team:
    Jaros

    Hoever, Matip, Johnston, Lewis

    Fabinho, Jones, Woodburn

    Duncan, Glatzel, Origi.


    Additional substitute: Atherton.

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    Six goals from a mix of the young lads. Who needs marquee transfers, huh?
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    Of the players on show, I was most impressed by Larouci and Kent. That might be because of the camera placement. The right wing was playing in Dubuque from my vantage point.

    Oh. And Divock pulling the ball out of the sky before his goal. Nice touch.
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    Caught 5 minutes here, 5 minutes there. Larouci, yes, looked like he knows his way around the fullback/winger position. Brewster's first, his headed goal, was a real striker's goal. Matip to Origi to seal the CL win; Matip to Origi to seal the defeat of Tranmere. Somethings should never change.

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    Bradford game:

    First-half team:
    Mignolet,

    Clyne, Phillips, Lovren, Larouci,

    Milner, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain,

    Wilson, Kent, Brewster.


    Second-half team:
    Mignolet,

    Hoever, Matip, Gomez, Lewis,

    Fabinho, Woodburn, Jones,

    Duncan, Origi, Millar.



    Additional substitutes: Atherton, Johnston.

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    3-1. Milner 2 (1 pen), Brewster. Bradford with a late penalty.

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    Onto Trumplandia for 3 games in 6 days.

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    Tour squad to North East and Mid-Trumplandia:

    Clyne, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum,

    Lovren, Milner, Gomez, Henderson,

    Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Mignolet,

    Brewster, Robertson, Origi, Matip, Kent,

    Lewis, Phillips, Jones, Hoever, Ojrzynski,

    Duncan, Woodburn, Wilson, Larouci,

    Alexander-Arnold, Van den Berg, Atherton.

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