Registered On: December 23, 2013
Hmm. A reserves team? – Why would that eat up a huge budget?
I moaned when we stopped having one – it gives so many opportunities to: keep fringe players fresh; get injured players moving gradually to match fitness – and also an opportunity for two or three youngsters to have first encounters with the pro game.
When last we had one, it was unusual not to see five or six youngsters featuring which was downright silly. Used sensibly – could be a good option.
when we had the reserve team last I think it wasn’t used properly, we rarely gave a game to the lads on the first team bench and only played players if they were back from injury for an hour, 90% of players were youth team players who had played the previous Saturday.