I'm not, it's clear Frank is having to rotate the midfield 3 with, now, only 4 player to pick from. Marcondes has played the least games lately so in theory should be fresher. Jensen and JDS the most (add in international games and travel as well for those 2) which is why Josh came off midweek and Jensen starts on the bench today.Very surprised Jensen is on the bench
Yep. It’s all a bit frustrating but I suspect a lot of teams are having to do similar. Beginning to wonder if the cup run means we’re going to be a victim of our own successIt’s is simply rearranging the deckchairs and I suspect the medical team have as much influence in picking the team at the moment as TF.
He is sharing the minutes around to try and even up the workload otherwise we risk even more injuries.
The cup QF is more than a month away and the run to get there helped to get a lot of new/fringe players a lot of good playing experience in the team against strong opposition. Even if we’d gone out in the first round we’d still now be facing 3 games a week and needing to manage the squad. Except several of the players we’ll need would have come into this spell without having played a first team game.Yep. It’s all a bit frustrating but I suspect a lot of teams are having to do similar. Beginning to wonder if the cup run means we’re going to be a victim of our own success
Maybe we should refresh our memories of Bananas post which although it was about substitutes, applies to the selection of the first eleven also.A bit surprised Canos for Ghoddos
thats all fine if its reciprocated me, that line up says big problems but i hope to be proved wrong......if not TF has a lot of fkin explaining to doI'm not in on this Canos debate at all, but it screams of man management from TF to me, the ultimate gesture of arm around the shoulder, "I believe in you!".
Canos is 23 and probably 5 years from his peak. Time is not running out.I'm surprised to see Marcondes starting, especially given Jensen's form. As for Canos, I like and feel for him, so I hope he comes good today. There have been brief times in his career for us when he's looked likely to become an important player, but for one reason or another it hasn't happened andtime is running out.