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Michael Kenrick
1 Posted 06/08/2020 at 13:54:46
Astounding... a sensible decision finally!

What could be more ridiculous than having not one but two goalies on the bench! Everton that!!!

John Raftery
2 Posted 06/08/2020 at 18:06:27
Good.
John Kavanagh
3 Posted 07/08/2020 at 18:32:01
There were games last season when I'd have been happier with them allowing 11.
Kristian Boyce
4 Posted 07/08/2020 at 19:15:10
While I get the initial concept of the 5 subs, it just seemed by the end of the season teams were just making the subs for the sake of it. A lot of the time, bringing on 3 players for the last 5 mins just didn't make any sense.
Harry Wallace
5 Posted 07/08/2020 at 20:43:15
Good call!
John Pierce
6 Posted 07/08/2020 at 20:51:53
The bottom line is football is about fatigue and how the game changes in the latter stages. More substitutes dilutes that.
Will Mabon
7 Posted 07/08/2020 at 21:34:34
Not to mention the enhanced ability for time wasting by using all the subs as a matter of tactics.
Anthony Murphy
8 Posted 07/08/2020 at 22:21:04
I presume they will drop the ridiculous water breaks too.
Mike Gaynes
9 Posted 07/08/2020 at 22:56:13
Anthony, I'll be sorry to see that. We may have sucked in other areas, but we've been the best water break club in the Premier League. Good pre-drinks preparation, highly organized bottle passing, and good deep-gulp finishing with very little unsightly slurping.
Bill Gienapp
10 Posted 07/08/2020 at 23:45:29
It was kind of fun for the restart, but I wouldn't want to see it implemented permanently.

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