NK Maribor vs. Spurs - 25/10/12 - Europa League.

Well, Kaboul is injured. Benoit is injured. Adebayor has a slight injury. Naughton just came back from injury. Starting to look like Parker will never make another appearance for us. Dembele is injured.

Hasn't been much of a chance for rotation, yet.


Id like to see the reaction if we played Carrol, Livermore, Smith, Parrot and Falque from the start (like Harry did and got slated for), and got murdered out there.

As you point out, it's better to judge AVB when he has a full squad.
 

VirginiaSpur

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Id like to see the reaction if we played Carrol, Livermore, Smith, Parrot and Falque from the start (like Harry did and got slated for), and got murdered out there.

As you point out, it's better to judge AVB when he has a full squad.
Parrot?

 
Know one should blame AVB at all. He wants to win this competition and it's up to the players to put the effort in.

He saw Townsend was shite and took him of. If he had a better replacement for Huddlestone he would done the same.
 
Id like to see the reaction if we played Carrol, Livermore, Smith, Parrot and Falque from the start (like Harry did and got slated for), and got murdered out there.

As you point out, it's better to judge AVB when he has a full squad.

Murdered? We got 10 points in our group last season. We need to win our last 3 games (including away to Lazio) to beat that.

And we could have played those players, couldn't have been much worse.
 

VirginiaSpur

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Take this game for example. Couldn't Livermore have started over Sandro, Smith over Walker? Even Dempsey up top to give Defoe a rest was an option.
Well, we were looking for 3 points. I might have started Demspey up front for a bit of a change-up, but it's awfully early in the season to start worrying about players needing a rest.

Adebayor has been available for plenty of games. This idea that he is still not match fit is a fallacy IMO. He may have a slight knock today, but there have been several matches he was available for.

Plus, as EssexYid points out, Sandro could've been rested (although has has been quite good fro what I've seen in the second half). Livermore is available. Dempsey could have filled in for Defoe. There are options to give players a rest. Possible some of the younger players would've been more up for this.

I agree completely about Adebayor, but it's fucking October and we're worried about players needing a rest?
 
Murdered? We got 10 points in our group last season. We need to win our last 3 games (including away to Lazio) to beat that.

And we could have played those players, couldn't have been much worse.

And people still moaned about the team selection last season...

You are acting as if we were full strength, when in fact we were far from it. Who would have like to see play instead of Vertonghen?

Dawson pulled out with a migraine, and its better to rest Gallas. Naughton played LB, so who would you have played RB?

You think we'd have gotten shit from that game with Livermore and Hudd in the middle?
Or Dempsey up top on his own, with Sigg and Falque out wide instead of Lennon?

Defoe, Sandro, Lennon, Walker and Vertonghen were the players who maybe need a rest, but because of injuries we dont have that luxury.
 

Sean

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Know one should blame AVB at all. He wants to win this competition and it's up to the players to put the effort in.

He saw Townsend was shite and took him of. If he had a better replacement for Huddlestone he would done the same.
Blame should be on the players heads, really poor effort from alot of them tonight.
Wonder if some find it hard to be up for these games when the last manager was drumming it into them that it was a mikey mouse cup.
 

Kris

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Its a joke that were talking about players needing a rest now in the season. Fuck off, I'm not giving them any sympathy.

No one needs a rest, but I think people are worrying about a burn out later down the line...valid point imo. What they are missing though is that later down the line, we will have a fuller squad to rotate from.

AVB wants to win the EL, so Im not sure why people think he will play 11 children in it.
 
Its a joke that were talking about players needing a rest now in the season. Fuck off, I'm not giving them any sympathy.

It's not that they need a rest now, but if they play every game up until March, they'll be wiped out for the rest of the season, as was shown in the last two seasons for us. There's a reason United always tend to come on strong, it's because Fergie uses opportunities to rest his key players. They don't always need the rest right at that point, but it keeps them fresh throughout the season.
 
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