True, players do get injured in training, but the difference is, the risk of a deliberate injury occurring is higher in the actual match against a likely play off opponent in the run in (See Bamford v Norwich 2015)The counter argument is that players are just as likely to get injured in training.
Not just protect Akpom and Archer.. give Crooks and Muniz a stretch out!!All those saying play your strongest team ….. So risking Akpom and Archer to join Ramsey, McGree, Fry, Forss and McNair on the sidelines is a good thing is it with 2 games before the play offs (after Luton)?
It would be sheer madness in my eyes, an act of potential self harm.
We need to protect Archer and Akpom and get as many of the others fit to play if we can in time.
Disregard Sheff U they have gone. Everything now is geared to preparing for the play offs and I think we need to do everything to safeguard injuries. I don’t care about Luton game now. Just praying those who play come through unscathed.For me, whilst it's still mathematically possible that we can catch Sheffield United, however unlikely those chances are now, we have to play our best team and go for the win. We also want to keep momentum up and go into the play offs on the back of a winning streak. I do appreciate there's always a risk of injury and I fully understand where everyone is coming from and if Carrick decided to rest players then I'll have no complaints but I think we should go out and try to demolish Luton. Everyone knows what our hand is so it won't be a surprise to whoever we play.
In fairness, injuries might dictate the team regardless.
99.9999% of me is disregarding Sheff Utd and I fully expect them to get 2 points from 12. However, until it's mathematically impossible for us to catch them we have to keep pressing (imo). Part of me wants them to get promoted against West Brom to keep the Baggies out of the top 6 but then the other part wants them to capitulate spectacularly.i'm
Disregard Sheff U they have gone. Everything now is geared to preparing for the play offs and I think we need to do everything to safeguard injuries. I don’t care about Luton game now. Just praying those who play come through unscathed.
I disagree, he’s important player and key to how we play now. But I’d have full confidence that we have the ability to change our tactic and still be effectiveJust hope Luton don't try and target Akpom. He's the one player we can't really replace.