Date:Tuesday July 6 2010
David Moyes doesn't appear to be too happy about our preparations ahead of the Australian tour.
On Vital Everton we've also had our reservations about the decision.
In May when the tour was announced, I wrote on our forum: I'm a bit of a traditionalist I really don't like these foreign pre season trips. They have nothing at all to do with preparing the side for the season ahead and are solely a marketing opportunity.
'Would much prefer a proper pre season schedule which got our fitness levels right ahead of a new season rather than 24 hour plane trips.
Others disagreed with Rob-EFC replying to add: 'The market in Australia is relatively untapped and with Cahill on their side, everton would be stupid not to do this, this trip can generate money and hopefully get a few more everton supporters on board.'
With radders1990 adding: If it pays well no reason for not going you cant begrudge the lads a week in sunny Oz after a long season.
EvertonMike: 'I think foreign trips can definitely be good for team spirit, all going away together for a week or two'
So what does Moyes think?
"Normally I would train the boys a lot longer before we start but this has been pushed in a bit quicker so we`re doing what we can to be ready for the games. Moyes told the Echo.
Moyes added: "I`m not sure what condition or form we`ll be in but the key for us is to use these games to get ready for the Premier League.
"When people come to see you they want to see you hit the ground running. But you must remember that we only started training last Thursday and we`ve done a little bit over here."
So foreign tours, good or bad? Let the discussion continue below!
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