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Re: Rolling subs like league or stay as we are?
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2011, 06:19:49 PM »
fatigue should be part of the game,you dont sub a boxer in the 5th round cos he is getting fatigued,you dont sub a rower in the boat race cos one is getting fatigued,you sub a batsman or bowler in cricket cos one or the other is getting fatigued etc.being fitter and more able to carry on than your opposition should be integral to our game.

depends if you want a faster game or not. that's not to say that faster = better.
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Re: Rolling subs like league or stay as we are?
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2011, 08:52:08 PM »
fatigue should be part of the game,you dont sub a boxer in the 5th round cos he is getting fatigued,you dont sub a rower in the boat race cos one is getting fatigued,you sub a batsman or bowler in cricket cos one or the other is getting fatigued etc.being fitter and more able to carry on than your opposition should be integral to our game.

An excellent point well made.

At the top level of the game, there are far too many subs, allowing far too many players to be able to run around at full throttle for ten minutes knowing that they are going to only have to play a small part of the game.

I am all in favour of restricting teams to the minimal number of subs that safety requires and then banning any replacements in the final ten minutes of the game, so we don't have the 'silly season', where subs are brought on for the final ten seconds so they can collect their apperance money/winning bonus.

Remember for over 100 years, there were no subs and the game still flourished!
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