Snowflake Royal The total lack of first team subs was certainly odd... even if the starting XI was fairly strong. Any chance Bowen is trying to make a statement about squad depth and signings?
I would have thought there are much easier and more effective ways of doing that without throwing matches....
Which fit and available first team players who didn't play last Tuesday and won't be playing this Tuesday did he leave out in order to make his point ?
And if such a point existed how would it square with the general acceptance that for several years we have been running with an overly large squad with too many players not actually contributing to games ?
We certainly have a temporary issue in a couple of positions but overall the squad is pretty much right in terms of numbers and cover,