Blooding young players in a settled team is great. They learn a lot from playing in the first team, alongside first team players in a settled system. Playing too many young players at once negates the benefits of first team experience. It ends up like a youth team match against very tough opposition. Continuity is good. Switching 5+ players in and out the team each match is bad. It makes it impossible to get any sort of rhythm and understanding. Combine the above two statements and you have a recipe for disaster. We are currently a disaster. This is not the right environment to be bringing through these young players, no matter how good they are. The only thing they’re going to be learning is how shit it feels to be in a side with no confidence and a feck tonne of pressure on it. I know injuries have been playing a big part in this but these young players deserve a better environment than this to develop in. Rant over.