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Preparation Impaired?

I was one of those who believed that playing competitive football, albeit in the Europa League, would stand us in good stead for the start of the Premier League season.

I thought it`d be better than playing meaningless friendly fixtures which would degenerate into a substitution fest in the second forty-five minutes.

Now I`m not quite so sure.

I`m not quite sure the calibre of opposition we encountered in those early Europa League qualifying rounds was sufficient enough to thoroughly prepare us.

Yesterday, against Aston Villa, we looked a little of the pace in the first half and not able to turn possession into chances.

After the 0-0 encounter, Martin Jol had a few comments for the media, comments that could be seen to, almost, second my own thoughts,

"To be back in the Premier League was a great feeling."

"We didn`t pass the ball well enough in the first half, but at least we changed a few things in the second half."

Perhaps we should be thankful we started against Villa and not one of the top teams otherwise we could be contemplating a poor start to the season!

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Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 14 2011

Time: 11:46AM

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we have a very soft start to the schedule, so we need to take some points... give us a little breathing room instead of starting off in the relegation zone...

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