It's mental for me.It seems like what happened to Antony isn't an enough warning to play key players.
True, mate. Another slight injury to our best XI, and our slim chance of winning the FA Cup becomes close to none.It's mental for me.
Why risk anyone in a completely meaningless game? There's absolutely nothing on it.
All so we can say in 10 years time 'dya remember back in 2023, ahhh we beat Newcastle to third! Scenes!'
Crazy. Nobody starting the cup final needs to start this. It's why you have a squad.
Surely nobody should be worrying about rust sitting out one game.
We all know the cup final is an uphill battle I suppose and could do with our best possible starting 11 on the day to maximise that chance of being right at it in a one off game.True, mate. Another slight injury to our best XI, and our slim chance of winning the FA Cup becomes close to none. I guess a bragging chance is hard to let go for some.
Meh.. we have opinions, and it won't change anything anyway. We could win 25 - 0 against unmotivated Fulham, and it won't matter against highly motivated City.We all know the cup final is an uphill battle I suppose and could do with our best possible starting 11 on the day to maximise that chance of being right at it in a one off game.
Though, say if Rashford plays and scores a couple we talk about great momentum going into the final....if he picks up a knock and he is out it's a pointless risk.
If Chelsea can score the goals that they create, then there could be an upset, not expecting anything though, I think most of Chelsea's players can't wait for the end of season.Just seen that Fulham will not be able to move from 10th no matter what happens on Sunday, so at least they won't be fighting for a result. Hopefully most of them will already be on their holidays and won't be clattering our players, reducing risk of our players getting injured. Maybe there'll be some sort of revenge for the FA Cup quarter final game?
Can see ETH going for a strong lineup to keep momentum up and cement 3rd place. Newcastle have Chelsea away and despite Chelsea being shit, I can still see them getting a draw which would help us.
Last year the match he clinched the Dutch league which was the 2nd to last match of the season, his side wasWhat did Ten Hag do at Ajax in these situations? Did he give fringe players a start or still stick with his main players?
There was a period of about 10 years where Arsenal had no chance of winning (or even challenging for) the league but would consistently play to achieve that 4th spot so as they would still scrape into the Champions League. It was embarrassing some years watching them celebrate clinching 4th spot as if they'd actually won the Champions League itself. It became a bit of a running joke about 4th place being Arsenals yearly trophy hence my post saying qualifying in 3rd place avoids that stigma of the Arsenal cup.Are you talking about the qualifying round? Because that's gone. 4th goes to the group stage or are you talking about just not wanting to finish 4th?
I think this what will happen, given how petulant Fulham was in that match. They will approach this match like a cup final, and if it looks like they can't win they'll start with horror tackles and confrontations trying to injure our players and goad them into red cards.Maybe there'll be some sort of revenge for the FA Cup quarter final game?
ETH wants to keep momentum going , and I’m sure if he felt someone was in need of a rest he’d rest him .Between the end of the Chelsea game and next Saturday's FA Cup final, it's 8.5 days. Barely over a week.
Why in the f**k do we "need" to give players another game in between, in a season where we've already played 60+ games?! Madness!