Good morning! A very quick post from me as I’m actually being asked to do stuff at work outside sourcing cat memes. It’s a damn liberty.
Anyway, interesting that everyone is coming around to the fact that certain players are under-performing because they’re overplayed. Vindication is good, just a shame vindication has to come when it’s visible. I mean, it’s like waiting for the house cat to die before accepting that the diet of bread and cheese is probably not acceptable.
This season will be won and lost now dependent on how liberal Wenger is with his squad. He might not like Lukas, that’s fine, we get that….but he’s a good player. Utilise him against weaker teams and he’ll contribute with goals and assists. If you have three strikers, utilise their powers. Sanogo can muck in against the poor teams, Giroud can rest and play like he was at the start of the season for the bigger games.
See, the thing with rotation is that it also helps with confidence. If you’re tired, your game drops, the fans start digging you out… your morale drops, your performances drop further, you fall into a rut of misery.
Take a player out of the action for a couple of games, tell them when they’re coming back, build them up in training, then you get a magical performance.
Also, keep the reserves motivated. Give them a taste of action, so that when they’re parachuted in, they can handle it.
Giroud is physically and mentally shot now (not least because his wife has probably confiscated his phone and deleted his Tinder account). He might have to come back for this weekend. I’m not sure playing Sanogo for a third tough game in a row is a good idea. As we saw with Theo’s intense reintroduction, the temptation is strong, but the output can be disastrous.
Now, again, I don’t mean to come across like I have a clue what I’m on about… but I get the topline basics. At the moment, I can’t see a pattern in what we’re doing… really, you should be able to. The only pattern I can see is that if you want to get dropped when you’re a good player, you have to pick up a serious injury or have an affair with a glamour tramp.
Not smart management…
Anyway, that’s my bit. Amusing that all the ‘Omg Pedro yer talk of the redzne is bollocks’ peeps, are now using fatigue as the defence of Ozil (which I think is totally correct, he’s not lazy). Another great example of people disagreeing with the sentiment of the site because of the site, not because of what is said.
HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY x