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McCarthy defends his decision to make 10 team changes for Old Trafford clash

December 16, 2009

Wolves fans are said to be angry at Mick McCarthy’s decision to make ten changes from the team that beat Spurs at the weekend for the trip last night to Old Trafford. Manchester United won the game 3-0 but Wolves fans are said to be unhappy on the reserve team selection for the game after paying over £40 for a ticket and adding on travel costs too.

I’m sure Owen Coyle and Burnley will not be impressed by the team changes as they will travel to the Molineux on Sunday and they don’t have a good away record at the moment either. Burnley face Arsenal tonight at Turf Moor and I doubt Owen Coyle will make such drastic changes for Wenger’s team.

Mick McCarthy said after the game

“Having played Tottenham on Saturday and all the ratings were nine or nine and a half out of 10, every single player, and we lost a couple through cramp, and we’ve just got a really busy period coming up. It was my decision and I took it and the responsibility lies with me. Burnley are having a good season and we have to be fully at it”

Agree with his decision to make the changes?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. yaniv permalink
    December 16, 2009 4:30 pm

    yup.. When the top clubs can make such changes, like when arsenal fielded a reserve team in the final cl match, i dont see why the so called lesser teams cant do the same.. In fact, if one takes the performance objectively, it wasnt terrible, or men vs babies or anythin.. It was the performance of a team at the bottom of the table, and if they win against burnley, they wont be in the relegation zone, so i got no qualms about their team selection..

  2. maserati4200 permalink
    December 16, 2009 7:13 pm

    McCarthy seems to be saying his players aren’t fit enough. Cramping over 90 minutes is a sign of poor prep/fitness/diet etc.

    It’s only December. If he’s concerned about his players’ ability to play twice a week at this stage of the season, he’s f*cked up somewhere.

  3. December 18, 2009 8:41 pm

    maserati4200, enjoy your comments very much and I’m often in agreement with them, however, I’m not certain McCarthy is suggesting what you implied. I don’t know the numbers but I’d imagine a typical Premiership squad numbers 30 plus/minus, is it right that the same sixteen, give or take injured absentee’s, takes part in the majority of fixtures?

    McCarthy appears to have been quite honest in his post game comments and acted in the best interests of his club, something SAF, the Obscene Whinger and Spanish waiter all do on a regular basis.

    Now it seems those overworked lads at the Premier League have asked Wolves for their opinions, stating Rule blah, blah, blah. Sorry, why have a squad of thirty odd players and the wage bill to match if the EPL get a bit moody if you do the best for your club and try to use them all.

    Be serious!!

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