Looks like Cipriani has been dropped. What a weird situation.
Player of the year gets called up to the training camp, gets told he has to train separately to work on strength and fitness then gets dropped before the warm weather training camp.
Either Eddie wasn’t happy with his fitness or he...
Anyone watch the SA v Oz and Argentina v NZ games?
NZ definitely out of sorts recently. Look beatable.
Australia without Folau and Pocock are pretty average (even though it was great to see Banks get his first test start with Folau out of the picture. Good player.) Hooper is the only elite...
I hope he goes to China. he’s got to do what’s best for his great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandkids.
I mean, they can’t be having just the 10 mansions, they’re gunna need at least 20.
I do agree with this, more or less, but Liverpool barely rotated at all last season. There’s something to be said for having a settled starting 11. They were lucky with injuries, though, especially up top.
I see what you’re saying and you could be right but we’re not city we can’t have elite level players on the bench unless you pay them elite level wages to keep them happy.
You also can’t say look at our injuries last season as some kind of indication of how many injuries we’ll get this year...
Poch only ever really seems to rotate the back 4, though. You could argue the reason why he doesn’t rotate Eriksen or Alli is coz he’s never felt he’s had adequate replacements in the squad to do it but I think he just absolutely loves Son, Eriksen and Alli.
Not always, look at Liverpool last season. Salah, Mane and Firmino barely missed a game through injury. Imagine if they had Moura, Son and Lo Celso inntgeir squad too.
We always seem to pick up a lot though.
It’s about keeping top players happy though and as great a motivator as Poch is he ain’t going to be keeping Moura or whoever happy if they’re not even making the bench. I doubt any of them will be happy with extended periods on the bench either.
The reason why city can keep them happy is coz...
That would be nice though there is a part of me that thinks it’s a bit overkill (unless we sold Lamela or Moura or something)
Assuming we play 4-2-3-1 and keep Eriksen (and sign Lo Celso) we’d have the following going for 3 spots.
If all those players...