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Burn Out

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I get the feeling that we may be paying the price for a hectic recent schedule and lack of depth. On face value i think most would agree that a couple of our best players seem to be a bit down on form recently.

The good thing is although they are down a little on form it hasn't translated to losing games. Cahill, Arteta, AJ and Cars have all been a little below their best in recent games. I believe they may be suffering Burn Out and are in need of a break. Because we lack the depth of the "Money 3" we cannot afford the luxury of keeping such players fresh. Combine the hectic schedule of games over the past couple of months along with international committments and it is a wonder we haven't lost games and dropped valuable points.

If we can go on and finish in the top 4 in the Premier League and progress further in the uefa it will be nothing short of an amazing achievment. I think we have the current squad can hold their heads high and be proud of what they have achieved so far under difficult circumstances and suffering obvious burn out. It will take more than tired legs to stop us. COYB!
Peter  Bourke, Sydney, Australia     Posted 01/02/2008 at 08:54:48

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Rob Wilkinson
1   Posted 02/02/2008 at 10:41:46

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Yeah there has been a little bit of a dip in form but i can remember one pre season we had a training camp in america and had thierry henry;s uncle training the squad with davey ever since then we have been one of the fittest teams around in the last third not puttin this down to the uncle its in davey i trust!
Dave Wilson
2   Posted 02/02/2008 at 10:40:24

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Oh come Peter, burn out? We?ve only just got out of January, these guys are athletes and get paid an awful lot of dosh how can any of the players youve mentioned be burned out? In days gone by top players could play 60 games a season the players you mention havent played that between the lot of them, sorry Mate, I can't have that.

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