5 of the Most Disastrous Preseason Campaigns in World Football History

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5 of the Most Disastrous Preseason Campaigns in World Football History
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Manchester United are in Thailand, Manchester City are in South Africa and Liverpool are in Preston

This week sees most teams start their preseason friendly schedules and embark upon international tours, with fans, players and staff all hoping it will be the start of something beautiful, the first scenes in a glorious blockbuster of a season.

However, sometimes the preseason can end up being worse than a season-long battle in a relegation zone and more like the opening shots for a flop of a disaster movie. Like John Carter but a bit more Battlefield Earth.

We've picked out five preseason campaigns from football's recent history that have been real stinkers.

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