nottsblue wrote:Seem to remember a good few years back Mick McCarthy when in charge of I think Wolves it was, played a virtual reserve team for a fixture at the rags. It drew widespread criticism and the FA in their stupidity tried to impose sanctions until it was pointed out to them that a team had been selected from the squad of 25 which was approved by the FA at the start of the season.
Does beg the question of why, if Chelsea and Arsenal knew they would be so negative and show little to zero interest in trying to play football, did they play first team players who could've got injured or suspended?
I remember when McCarthy did this. We were in the title race (shows how long ago it was)
Wenger, therefore, quite rightly stated that we can only compete with Manchester United for 37 games of the season. (Ended 3-0 to the home side at Old Trafford)
As for Neville, I've switched off from his sanctimonious bullshit. To call fans "idiots", the lifeblood of the sport, yet not call out a manager for clear incompetence because it makes him feel "uncomfortable" just smacks of double standards.
A la putting lipstick on a pig, you can put a suit and tie on a thick bastard but he'll always be a thick bastard
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