Is the fine handed out by the English Premier League to Blackpool justified?
Should Blackpool be fined £25,000 for fielding a weakened team versus Aston Villa? Or is it a case of the smaller clubs being bullied by the powers that be?
No one likes to see weakened teams being fielded but clubs do have to rotate players and it does make sense to do so for the less important games, why are the Premier League dictating to Ian Holloway(the manager) which players Blackpool should play,
I think fining them is madness.
No, I can't remember the circumstances; however, you are quite right by suggesting that smaller football teams are being bullied. The big football teams don't have reserve teams, they have a squad of all, 1st team players, when they rotate, they are rotating like for like. Small football teams don't have that luxury, when they rotate to give players a rest to ensure that niggling injuries don't turn worse, it means including players from the reserves.
No. Which team plays should solely depend on the coach. And Blackpool didn't do bad in that match. I love their attacking football. It is sad to see FA bulling small clubs for nothing when big clubs only gets a warning for their mistakes.
I think Blackpool have been hard done by,like Wolves were last season. There are 25 players in the squad and it should be up to the manager to choose which eleven of those players play.
If one of the top four teams were playing in the Champions League the following Tuesday then they will not pick their strongest team to play against the likes of Wigan. No disrespect to Wigan but they just don't do it and nothing is said about it.
I think it is a disgrace and shows how out of touch the governing bodies are.
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