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It's a cliché saying, but preseason really is all about building fitness.
The result is almost an irrelevance.
Norwich City were up against a very decent outfit in the shape of the San Jose Earthquakes, from a league that is getting stronger and stronger year after year, and, most importantly, a team that were two months into their MLS season.
The difference in fitness levels between the Quakes and the Canaries, who are only two weeks into their preseason schedule, was always going to be vast and, as such, it was a great opportunity to get minutes under the belt against quality opposition.
It would be foolish to read too much into the 1-0 defeat, and as the lead-up to the new Premier League season draws ever closer, you would expect performances to improve as fitness levels climb.
Preseason football and competitive league football are two completely different animals, and supporters need to understand that.
Fans of the Canaries will remember that Norwich City enjoyed a very productive preseason in the weeks before the start of their League One campaign, beating then Premier League outfit Wigan Athletic in the process.
However, they then faced Colchester United on the opening day of the season, and we all know what happened next...