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I completely agree with MM's decision 100%

Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers
by elokobioncrutches (U13395804) 15 December 2009
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Firstly I will say it is a disappointment for the travelling fans, but they should be the only ones unhappy at this decision.

With a busy Christmas schedule it was crucial to give the guys a rest, all 11 of them will be able to give an extra 20% against Burnley for a start.

Secondly our first team WILL STILL HAVE GOT BEAT! I'm not being pessimistic or defeatist by saying this, It's realistic. In the CC we lost against their 10 men reserves! The first team would still have lost.

And as for other teams fans criticising us, its no different to Arsenal and Chelsea fielding a dire team in the CC, we have more important to focus on.

I think MM made a brave decision and I hope it pays off because I think it'll be beneficial to us in the long run. People should stop moaning, and I'm noticing its the same people who called for MM's head after the Birmingham game, and soon took their ridiculous statements back after back to back wins.

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posted Dec 17, 2009

who am I? Well I'm a football fan who would like the integrity of the premiership to remain in tact. Who are you to say I can't express that opinion. As for saying it's not for Wolves to challenge the elite then fine as long as they field a weakened team against any team willing to compete in this league and certainly those teams challenging for a top 4 place. In fact Wolves should now only be allowed to field their "strong" team against teams in the bottom half.

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comment by zeguyz (U14250710)

posted Dec 17, 2009

Well said, and I hope this selection come back and haunt Wolves big time. This is the more reason why some of the British manager can't be a top manager because he didn't believe his team can win or get a draw playing Man U. If he's that clever he could have seize the opportunity to atleast get a draw because Man U have problem in defence at the moment. Now, we shouldn't be surprise if this kind of move suffice again by another team. As Asene Wenger said, this put a dent on Premiership credibility.

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comment by zeguyz (U14250710)

posted Dec 17, 2009

Thank you .. well said

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posted Dec 17, 2009

Hang on guys I think you misread my comment. I was saying surely it is down to the Wolves management to play whoever they wish? I think you are doing a disservice to the guys that did play (who are all first team squad members by the way).
As for Wengers comments thats a joke he changed 11 for the last CL game and lost 1-0 affecting results elsewhere in the group. Decisions are made, games are played and what will be will be. Would everybody by raving if they did snatch a 1-1 draw?

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comment by Kapow (U14260746)

posted Dec 17, 2009

If i was MM or a Wlves fan i would find this an out rage, who are the FA to question a mangers decision....

We all remember the final day of last season and the Hull v Manu game was a massive one even though Utd had already won the prem, it was massive as it could have directly affected Newcastle in particular. The manu team that went out that day was a 2nd choice team but nothing was said because they beat Hull and Newcastle lost there game

Sure the rules are you have to put out a full strength team or something like that but for the FA to ask MM to explain his team selection is a disgrace just because they lost because you know if they won nothing would have been said...

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posted Dec 17, 2009

Who are the FA to ask MM to explain his selection is the dumbest question I've ever seen on these pages.

The answer is too obvious to state but if you don't know I'll tell you.

They are SKYs puppet and as soon as SKY raised the question the FA jumped.

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posted Dec 17, 2009

comment by originalkoppite (U9537450)
posted 1 Hour Ago

Who are the FA to ask MM to explain his selection is the dumbest question I've ever seen on these pages.

The answer is too obvious to state but if you don't know I'll tell you.

They are SKYs puppet and as soon as SKY raised the question the FA jumped.

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koppite,
Pretty shallow! Is this the best you can do? Anytime 10 starters are dropped for a league game then eyes will be raised and questions asked! By the way, the FA, in some instances, does have power over the club with regards to the team that it puts on the field: eg: is the player properly registered, has the player accumulated a significant number of penalty points, is there a drug issue etc. etc. etc. So it is not ALWAYS at the discretion of the club manager.

The problem here is that the FA needs to decide if there needs to be a rule on this issue, and either create one or drop the matter completely!

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posted Dec 20, 2009

Wolves 2-0 Burnley

6 points from 3 games. Rested players against the current champions in a game he felt he wasn't going to take points from. 3 huge points against Burnley as a result of this.

It's football, it's dog eat dog. Welldone MM. Stick to your guns. All the big clubs rotate players and field their squad players against smaller opposition so why can't smaller clubs do it in games they are certain they cannot win?

Good squad management.

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posted Dec 20, 2009

Humblepie...I recall Leeds being fined 10,000 in the sixties for fielding ten reserves in a league match against Burnley. A game which Leeds won 2-0.

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comment by Kapow (U14260746)

posted Dec 21, 2009

Great result for MM, 2-0 over Burnley and a convincing win it was too.

Shame there are too many people who want Wolves to go down because they fielded a weaker team vs Manu but thats all it was a weaker team not a side of reserves that the media and media sheep have liked to make out

wd MM for doing what you want rather than what everyone else wants...

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