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    Huddersfield's 10 changes

    Upsetting some, but is it a squad game or are they out of order?

    If they do the same next week I think we will struggle to beat them anyway. We look average again in the last couple of games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Morris View Post
    Upsetting some, but is it a squad game or are they out of order?

    If they do the same next week I think we will struggle to beat them anyway. We look average again in the last couple of games.
    I bit naughty imo but considering Villa weren't going to turn up for their game today either it kind of evens out??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhiw-Blue View Post
    I bit naughty imo but considering Villa weren't going to turn up for their game today either it kind of evens out??
    Try telling Forest that - I think when there's promotion and/or relegation involved for the opposition teams are under an obligation to put their best teams out and I'd like to see Huddersfield fined to try and make sure it doesn't happen again. It's different next week when they be playing a team who are going to finish somewhere between eleventh and fourteenth, but if Forest go down, they can feel it was all a bit of a carve up.

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    On 5 highlights they suggested that if Wagner had made 10 changes earlier in the season - the game before Man City FA Cup game for example - there wouldn't be the criticism, and therefore either "the integrity of the league" should have been mentioned then or not now.

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    Out of order for me. Birmingham got an easier game as a result and that influences the bottom of the table and therefore the integrity of the league. Next weekend's game was the one for wholesale changes because the result won't affect promotion or relegation.

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    Fine for me, give the regular players a rest and ensure they are injury free for the upcoming play offs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenith View Post
    Fine for me, give the regular players a rest and ensure they are injury free for the upcoming play offs
    The first teamers will now have presumably next week off too, so won't have played for three weeks by the time their first playoff game comes around. That's a brave strategy. I hope they get stuffed in the playoffs though as resting players this early doesn't sit well with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    Try telling Forest that - I think when there's promotion and/or relegation involved for the opposition teams are under an obligation to put their best teams out and I'd like to see Huddersfield fined to try and make sure it doesn't happen again. It's different next week when they be playing a team who are going to finish somewhere between eleventh and fourteenth, but if Forest go down, they can feel it was all a bit of a carve up.
    Totally disagree with your view on this. A Squad is a squad. Be it 21 players or 30 players. Each manager has the choice which players he plays each game. The likes of Forest are where they are because they have been shite for most of the season.
    If you have to rely on others at the business end of a season, then you have only yourselves to blame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro de la Rosa View Post
    The first teamers will now have presumably next week off too, so won't have played for three weeks by the time their first playoff game comes around. That's a brave strategy. I hope they get stuffed in the playoffs though as resting players this early doesn't sit well with me.
    It is a brave strategy, and they could be ring rusty when the playoffs start. However, they are also not losing key players due to injury or suspension.

    Couple of points from me.

    First, Huddersfield have, in my opinion, earned the right to rest players by achieving a play off spot early.

    Next, if Huddersfield get promoted it will be worth £120m to them. The integrity of the league (as with the cup competitions) is being challenged by the TV money and the huge differences in income following promotion.

    If Nottingham Forest go down, it's because they haven't won enough points. Relegation is rarely down to bad luck. The target to stay up is usually a consistent 50 points. Forest didn't lose any points because of this game.

    Lastly, so the FL fines Huddersfield. £200,000? £1m? Would you bet a portion of your money on a team winning a 4 way competition at odds of 120-1 or more? That's what Huddersfield have done.

    Of the 4 teams in the playoffs, I hope Huddersfield go up. They haven't been there since 1972, and they have had bad years in recent times.

    I'm sure that, if Cardiff were in a similar position, we'd be having the same arguments but with more sympathy for our own club. Some may argue we lost more integrity in our strive for promotion than Huddersfield lost on Saturday.

    Further, it could make any forthcoming Huddersfield v Blackburn (I note they are barely mentioned as an aggrieved club) or Huddersfield v Forest game tasty next season!

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    Totally disagree with your view on this. A Squad is a squad. Be it 21 players or 30 players. Each manager has the choice which players he plays each game. The likes of Forest are where they are because they have been shite for most of the season.
    If you have to rely on others at the business end of a season, then you have only yourselves to blame.
    Agree, its over a season not a game. Huddersfield have to look to their own path which is to try and be fresh for the play-offs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    Totally disagree with your view on this. A Squad is a squad. Be it 21 players or 30 players. Each manager has the choice which players he plays each game. The likes of Forest are where they are because they have been shite for most of the season.
    If you have to rely on others at the business end of a season, then you have only yourselves to blame.
    Huddersfield got where they are this season by putting out teams that were completely different to the one they fielded on Saturday - they owe it to the rest of the division to carry the same philosophy as they've shown for forty odd matches into their final few games of the regular season if their opponents are involved in promotion/relegation matters.

    They put a virtual reserve team out on Saturday despite the fact that they knew that they were facing a team who are not involved at either end of the table in their final match - rest players in that match, by all means but I bet Birmingham couldn't believe their luck last weekend.

    Huddersfield deserve to be fined and I hope Forest get the chance to beat them as convincingly as they did over Easter next season.
    Last edited by the other bob wilson; 03-05-17 at 09:02.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    Huddersfield got where they are this season by putting out teams that were completely different to the one they fielded on Saturday - they owe it to the rest of the division to carry the same philosophy as they've shown for forty odd matches into their final few games of the regular season if their opponents are involved in promotion/relegation matters.

    They put a virtual reserve team out on Saturday despite the fact that they knew that they were facing a team who are not involved at either end of the table in their final match - rest players in that match, by all means but I bet Birmingham couldn't believe their luck last weekend.

    Huddersfield deserve to be fined and I hope Forest get the chance to beat them as convincingly as they did over Easter next season.
    The fine will be insignificant compared to the big prize on offer. The risk of losing someone like Mooy or Wells is to be managed. Huddersfield have to make decisions that benefit Huddersfield, they could have fielded a strong team and just gone through the motions and lost 2-0 and some would have argued they weren't trying so hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    Huddersfield got where they are this season by putting out teams that were completely different to the one they fielded on Saturday - they owe it to the rest of the division to carry the same philosophy as they've shown for forty odd matches into their final few games of the regular season if their opponents are involved in promotion/relegation matters.

    They put a virtual reserve team out on Saturday despite the fact that they knew that they were facing a team who are not involved at either end of the table in their final match - rest players in that match, by all means but I bet Birmingham couldn't believe their luck last weekend.

    Huddersfield deserve to be fined and I hope Forest get the chance to beat them as convincingly as they did over Easter next season.
    How can you justify fining a team for putting out players from their official squad ?
    Why should Huddersfield give a rats arse about other teams?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    Huddersfield got where they are this season by putting out teams that were completely different to the one they fielded on Saturday - they owe it to the rest of the division to carry the same philosophy as they've shown for forty odd matches into their final few games of the regular season if their opponents are involved in promotion/relegation matters.

    They put a virtual reserve team out on Saturday despite the fact that they knew that they were facing a team who are not involved at either end of the table in their final match - rest players in that match, by all means but I bet Birmingham couldn't believe their luck last weekend.

    Huddersfield deserve to be fined and I hope Forest get the chance to beat them as convincingly as they did over Easter next season.
    You haven't mentioned Blackburn at all in this thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    How can you justify fining a team for putting out players from their official squad ?
    Why should Huddersfield give a rats arse about other teams?
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/foot...rs/8521603.stm

    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/f...m-2196366.html

    Arsenal and Leeds have been fined for fielding weakened teams in the past and if the authorities felt they should fine sides for fielding weakened teams in that competition which featured Premier League Development teams this season, then they surely have to do so when we're talking about one of the most high profile leagues in Europe.

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    According to soccerbase Huddersfield have a squad of 28 players, this season in league starts the average appearance per player is 17.6, the team against Brums average was 11.6.

    Nobody made their league debut. The lowest was J Coleman with 2 previous starts, the highest T Smith 38. Nearly all those featured against Brum played the 4 FA Cup games, including a draw against man city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    How can you justify fining a team for putting out players from their official squad ?
    Why should Huddersfield give a rats arse about other teams?
    Exactly.

    Huddersfield team had 78% possession in the game. They had more shots than Birmingham. They had more corners. They committed more fouls. Sounds like they were competitive.

    Team
    Coleman 4th appearance
    Smith 41st game
    Hudson 23rd game. Club captain
    Cranie 14th game
    Holmes-Dennis 9th game
    Whitehead 15th game
    Billing 24th
    Lolley 19th game
    Payne 24th game
    Bunn 16th game
    Quaner 15th game

    Subs
    Ward 42 games didn't play
    Hogg 36 games didn't play
    Scannell 14th game
    Mooy 44th game
    Wells 42nd game
    Schindler 42 games didn't play
    Booty 0 games

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    Re: Huddersfield's 10 changes

    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    Try telling Forest that - I think when there's promotion and/or relegation involved for the opposition teams are under an obligation to put their best teams out and I'd like to see Huddersfield fined to try and make sure it doesn't happen again. It's different next week when they be playing a team who are going to finish somewhere between eleventh and fourteenth, but if Forest go down, they can feel it was all a bit of a carve up.
    To be fair, it's not Huddersfield's fault that Forest are in a relegation battle.

    I can certainly understand why they'd be upset, but equally, if one or more of Huddersfield's key players were to pick up an injury that ended up costing them promotion, then people would be asking why those players were risked in a "nothing" (for huddersfield) game

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    Remember when some of us suggested we should lose a game so that the second leg would be away? Jones' last season maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TH63 View Post
    To be fair, it's not Huddersfield's fault that Forest are in a relegation battle.

    I can certainly understand why they'd be upset, but equally, if one or more of Huddersfield's key players were to pick up an injury that ended up costing them promotion, then people would be asking why those players were risked in a "nothing" (for huddersfield) game
    And BLACKBURN. Everyone is ignoring them, is it because they won on Saturday?

    Let's also not forget that some of the ones who feel Huddersfield were wrong were criticising Slade last season for not playing kids at the end of last season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    Huddersfield got where they are this season by putting out teams that were completely different to the one they fielded on Saturday - they owe it to the rest of the division to carry the same philosophy as they've shown for forty odd matches into their final few games of the regular season if their opponents are involved in promotion/relegation matters.

    They put a virtual reserve team out on Saturday despite the fact that they knew that they were facing a team who are not involved at either end of the table in their final match - rest players in that match, by all means but I bet Birmingham couldn't believe their luck last weekend.

    Huddersfield deserve to be fined and I hope Forest get the chance to beat them as convincingly as they did over Easter next season.
    where does it say that Huddersfield have to play their strongest team every game? This is a marathon and not a sprint and Forest, Birmingham and Blackburn only have themselves to blame for their current predicament. I am sure that during the season the aforementioned had opponents who fielded less than their very best but because we are at the business end of the season it suddenly becomes far more noticeable. Still, it is always easier to blame someone else for your own misfortune than undertake a period of introspection
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    Quote Originally Posted by TISS View Post
    where does it say that Huddersfield have to play their strongest team every game? This is a marathon and not a sprint and Forest, Birmingham and Blackburn only have themselves to blame for their current predicament. I am sure that during the season the aforementioned had opponents who fielded less than their very best but because we are at the business end of the season it suddenly becomes far more noticeable. Still, it is always easier to blame someone else for your own misfortune than undertake a period of introspection
    It's in the EFL rules, according to their spokesman.

    http://www.skysports.com/football/ne...nst-birmingham

    How you define strongest team is another matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris View Post
    Remember when some of us suggested we should lose a game so that the second leg would be away? Jones' last season maybe?
    After we bollocked up our automatic promotion attempt 2010/11 when we lost 3-0 at home to Middlesbrough, we drew at Burnley on the final day of the season, while Swansea won to leapfrog us into 3rd place. Dave Jones made a comment after the game, which I can't find on google, hinting they would rather have faced Reading in the playoffs. Forest, who lost narrowly to Swansea, had beaten us twice in the league that season and were likely to have finished in 6th. Whether finishing 4th was planned to avoid Forest, I guess we'll never know. What we do know is that, once Craig Bellamy hobbled off in the playoffs, we looked less likely to score than Sludge on an 18-30 holiday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris View Post
    It is a brave strategy, and they could be ring rusty when the playoffs start. However, they are also not losing key players due to injury or suspension.

    Couple of points from me.

    First, Huddersfield have, in my opinion, earned the right to rest players by achieving a play off spot early.

    Next, if Huddersfield get promoted it will be worth £120m to them. The integrity of the league (as with the cup competitions) is being challenged by the TV money and the huge differences in income following promotion.

    If Nottingham Forest go down, it's because they haven't won enough points. Relegation is rarely down to bad luck. The target to stay up is usually a consistent 50 points. Forest didn't lose any points because of this game.

    Lastly, so the FL fines Huddersfield. £200,000? £1m? Would you bet a portion of your money on a team winning a 4 way competition at odds of 120-1 or more? That's what Huddersfield have done.

    Of the 4 teams in the playoffs, I hope Huddersfield go up. They haven't been there since 1972, and they have had bad years in recent times.

    I'm sure that, if Cardiff were in a similar position, we'd be having the same arguments but with more sympathy for our own club. Some may argue we lost more integrity in our strive for promotion than Huddersfield lost on Saturday.

    Further, it could make any forthcoming Huddersfield v Blackburn (I note they are barely mentioned as an aggrieved club) or Huddersfield v Forest game tasty next season!
    I would least like Huddersfield to go up because they're the least likely to be good next season. Selfish but there we go. Sheff Weds, Fulham and Reading are all bigger clubs and are less likely to have players poached. Also, players like Mooy and Palmer are loanees and will go back.

    I would rather they played their strongest side. They have all season but they gave Birmingham, a team in wretched form, an easier game. 3 points matters down there, and I don't think it is right. This isn't bad luck, it is the fact that Birmingham have effectively been gifted three points. Also, now Forest and Blackburn could both get 51 points and go down.

    Resting players 3 weeks before the playoffs is farcical and shouldn't be done against teams with something to play for. I doubt Wagner would be so chuffed if they went up and Man Utd played a weakened side against a rival a la West Ham when Sheffield United got relegated.

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    We used to have threads like this over the poor old long lamented FA Cup. Draw a big club now in the early rounds to see, maybe, tomorrow's stars!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro de la Rosa View Post
    I would least like Huddersfield to go up because they're the least likely to be good next season. Selfish but there we go. Sheff Weds, Fulham and Reading are all bigger clubs and are less likely to have players poached. Also, players like Mooy and Palmer are loanees and will go back.

    I would rather they played their strongest side. They have all season* but they gave Birmingham a team in wretched form**, an easier game. 3 points matters down there, and I don't think it is right. This isn't bad luck, it is the fact that Birmingham have effectively been gifted three points. Also, now Forest and Blackburn could both get 51 points and go down.

    Resting players 3 weeks before the playoffs is farcical and shouldn't be done against teams with something to play for. I doubt Wagner would be so chuffed if they went up and Man Utd played a weakened side against a rival a la West Ham when Sheffield United got relegated***.
    * Not true, the stats show they have used a squad throughout the season.
    **Their form is consistent with their whole season.
    ***West Ham played with illegal players, not a weakened team!


    The league is to blame, not the football clubs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OurManFlint II View Post
    * Not true, the stats show they have used a squad throughout the season.
    **Their form is consistent with their whole season.
    ***West Ham played with illegal players, not a weakened team!


    The league is to blame, not the football clubs...
    Point 1, they rested all of their star players. Players like Mooy, Schindler, Lowe, van la Parra and Wells have started almost every game, whereas Bunn and Holmes-Dennis were making their 5th and 3rd starts of the season. It is fine to rotate but when you chuck an entire squad of players that have barely played, you regularly get results like Saturday.
    Point 2, they have 2 wins out of 24, before Saturday. So before that, they'd won half their games. Birmingham have been awful post Rowett, and they were given an easy task.
    Point 3, Manchester United played the weakened side, allowing West Ham to win and relegating Sheff Utd. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/foot...em/6627803.stm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro de la Rosa View Post
    Point 2, they have 2 wins out of 24, before Saturday. So before that, they'd won half their games. Birmingham have been awful post Rowett, and they were given an easy task.
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    Fine by me. IMO, Huddersfield have every right do do what they think is best for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro de la Rosa View Post
    Point 1, they rested all of their star players. Players like Mooy, Schindler, Lowe, van la Parra and Wells have started almost every game, whereas Bunn and Holmes-Dennis were making their 5th and 3rd starts of the season. It is fine to rotate but when you chuck an entire squad of players that have barely played, you regularly get results like Saturday.
    Point 2, they have 2 wins out of 24, before Saturday. So before that, they'd won half their games. Birmingham have been awful post Rowett, and they were given an easy task.
    Point 3, Manchester United played the weakened side, allowing West Ham to win and relegating Sheff Utd. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/foot...em/6627803.stm
    West Ham won on a penalty taken and scored by an illegal player.

    Sheff Utd had to win at home to f*****g Wigan but lost to a penalty! It was all in Shef Utds hands, nobody else.

    League to blame, not clubs.

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    ‘It leaves a nasty taste in my mouth’

    http://talksport.com/football/it-lea...-weakened-team

    The rules say Huddersfield were wrong, there are precedents which say they were wrong and now our manager is saying it was wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    ‘It leaves a nasty taste in my mouth’

    http://talksport.com/football/it-lea...-weakened-team

    The rules say Huddersfield were wrong, there are precedents which say they were wrong and now our manager is saying it was wrong.
    No shit Warnock has a nasty taste, he needed a win at home against Wigan but failed to a penalty....nothing to do with any other team other than his and the referee in THAT game.

    Again if its wrong, league need to make it clear and simple not teams!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    ‘It leaves a nasty taste in my mouth’

    http://talksport.com/football/it-lea...-weakened-team

    The rules say Huddersfield were wrong, there are precedents which say they were wrong and now our manager is saying it was wrong.
    Can't believe your getting your knickers in a twist about this! Can you explain to me, with all your football knowledge, why Huddersfield should give a shit about Forest, Blackburn etc?
    We laugh when club owners try to interfere with a managers team choice or tactics, but you think it's ok for the FA to do the same?
    Huddersfield have a legitimate, pre season named squad, like every other team in the world. How they use that squad should be up to the manager alone.
    Wasn't too many of our fans complaining when Malky played a weakened team against Macclesfield, resulting in the worst result in our history.
    Good luck to the terriers. I hope they get their promotion. The likes of Forest and Blackburn should have won more points throughout the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OurManFlint II View Post
    No shit Warnock has a nasty taste, he needed a win at home against Wigan but failed to a penalty....nothing to do with any other team other than his and the referee in THAT game.

    Again if its wrong, league need to make it clear and simple not teams!
    I would have thought that having it in the rules and fining sides who have done it in the past was making it clear and simple .

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    I would have thought that having it in the rules and fining sides who have done it in the past was making it clear and simple .
    So strange then that team persist with something that is clear and simple

    I thought the league confirmed the result will stand, as it did when Shef Utd failed to win at home

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris View Post
    And BLACKBURN. Everyone is ignoring them, is it because they won on Saturday?

    Let's also not forget that some of the ones who feel Huddersfield were wrong were criticising Slade last season for not playing kids at the end of last season.
    Why do I think you're referring to me there? If you're going to make accusations like that at least get it right. I didn't criticise Slade for not picking youngsters at the end of the season last year, it was the year before that when we had two months of the season when we had nothing to play for - last season we were still in with a chance of promotion until our forty fifth match, so I was hardly going to be slagging Slade off for not picking youngsters then was I.

    As I acknowledged a while back, I was partially wrong to have a go at Slade in about half of the games we played in those last two months in 14/15 because we were up against sides that still had promotion/relegation issues when we played them, but there were plenty of other matches where he could have experimented a bit that wouldn't have affected the top and the bottom of the table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    Can't believe your getting your knickers in a twist about this! Can you explain to me, with all your football knowledge, why Huddersfield should give a shit about Forest, Blackburn etc?
    We laugh when club owners try to interfere with a managers team choice or tactics, but you think it's ok for the FA to do the same?
    Huddersfield have a legitimate, pre season named squad, like every other team in the world. How they use that squad should be up to the manager alone.
    Wasn't too many of our fans complaining when Malky played a weakened team against Macclesfield, resulting in the worst result in our history.
    Good luck to the terriers. I hope they get their promotion. The likes of Forest and Blackburn should have won more points throughout the season.
    Loads of city fans complained about the Macclesfield game. Far more, on here, were unhappy than happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    Why do I think you're referring to me there? If you're going to make accusations like that at least get it right. I didn't criticise Slade for not picking youngsters at the end of the season last year, it was the year before that when we had two months of the season when we had nothing to play for - last season we were still in with a chance of promotion until our forty fifth match, so I was hardly going to be slagging Slade off for not picking youngsters then was I.

    As I acknowledged a while back, I was partially wrong to have a go at Slade in about half of the games we played in those last two months in 14/15 because we were up against sides that still had promotion/relegation issues when we played them, but there were plenty of other matches where he could have experimented a bit that wouldn't have affected the top and the bottom of the table.

    It could have effected who finished 9th or 14th or 17th though.

    So, when is the integrity of the competition less legitimate?

    Here's an example for you.

    Team A and Team B are both guaranteed to be in the play offs and there are 2 games left. Team A are playing 2 mid table teams with "nothing to play for". Team B have 2 games, one against a side battling relegation.

    The EFL tells the manager of Tram B that he MUST pick his strongest team for the match against the relegation threatened team. Team A has no restrictions placed on it.

    Team A play Team B in the semi finals. Where's the integrity in that playoff competition - with both teams having earned the right to rest players, but one team being prevented from doing so because of the fixture list?

    It's a squad game over 46 matches. Teams go down because they're not very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lardy View Post
    Loads of city fans complained about the Macclesfield game. Far more, on here, were unhappy than happy.
    Sorry Lardy. Think your wrong there. There were far more posters who didn't give a shit about it than those who did.

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