Thanks for the history lesson, will remember that...and he was still scathing for a friendly 😉
SG noticed some of the same failings that weren't eradicated last season...in a friendly, made a rod for his own back for the coming season if they continue wouldn't you say.
If friendlies in this day and age aren't seen for what they are, bounce games that players first priority is to stroll through and avoid injury, chaps will be thinking they actually mean something.
Back in the day we had real "friendlies" where chaps really did "play for the jersey", they were in effect wars of attrition.
Let's see how long it takes this season for SG to be accused of being warburtonesque in his approach.