12 Jul 2018 18:03:43
A change from the World Cup and karius!

What’s people’s thoughts on just playing squad players and youth in the cups this year? Like to know the ed’s Thoughts?

{Ed001's Note - no, we should be aiming to win the cups.}

1.) 12 Jul 2018
12 Jul 2018 18:14:27
Terrible idea we need to take them serious and win them.

2.) 12 Jul 2018
12 Jul 2018 18:20:11
If you are not trying to win every game, then that is the day I stop backing you as a manager.

Rodgers lost it when he deliberately threw a Champions League game against Real Madrid because he didn't think we could win.

By all means rotate and give youth a chance. But there has to be a balance and you still have to be competitive!

3.) 12 Jul 2018
12 Jul 2018 18:21:32
No absolutely not. We need to try win everything. You can't aim to just win the Premiership. It is far too difficult to win. Look at how well we done under Rodgers and the number of points we won and still city won more. Even last year. I know the champions league meant we dropped a lot of points at the end of the season we likely wouldn't have. But in the league we did okay but city were just that much better and that far ahead.

4.) 12 Jul 2018
12 Jul 2018 18:23:49
Exactly, Ed. If you wanna win a trophy this season, you have to play a competitive team. If the youngsters are good enough like TAA and Gomez then they will get chances based on merit, not cos of anything else.

5.) 12 Jul 2018
12 Jul 2018 18:32:56
Let's be honest, we have still more chance of winning the cups than the League so we need to go all out and win at least one and get that monkey of our back. The most disappointing thing for me last year was how meekly we went out of the League Cup. We need to win a trophy!

6.) 12 Jul 2018
12 Jul 2018 19:02:07
It’s a squad game these days, that’s where we continue to fail. One way or another you have to integrate your fringe players regularly so they are up to match fitness so that your first team is not absolutely gassed or prone to injury at the business end of the season.
I don’t mean play them all in one game every so often, I mean get them familiar with the rest of the first team, runs etc.

7.) 12 Jul 2018
12 Jul 2018 19:27:59
Of course some of the fringe players will get a chance if we get a kind draw. Woodburn, solanke, Wilson maybe. I like ojo. I think we should keep him, he could be phenomenal.

8.) 12 Jul 2018
12 Jul 2018 19:38:57
Every team in recent years has kick started trophy runs with a domestic cup. Winning trophies is a habbit. And the first we can win is in February so go all out to get it.

9.) 13 Jul 2018
13 Jul 2018 13:02:35
I always think the best chance to give a young player is in the first team, not a second string 11. We slam solanke for not scoring but did he play with at least two of Salah mane or firmino, as far as I know not much. When he did, he looked good. Why not rest one at a time occasionally, we should be able to win games with say mane firmino and Wilson starting up front right?