Chief Sardonicus Hyperlip
- Feb 13, 2004
If you play a player after a bad performance that can be seen as rewarding him, whether that is consciously your intention or not.
If you had replied to ELY's post that you hoped that was the case and then said it can also be interpreted the way you have given above and that you hoped it wasn't that there wouldn't have been this issue. Of course, going against the interpretation you are slanting it towards, and pointing towards the one ELY originally gave is that fact that he didn't play elements of the team individually while leaving others out, but instead played the whole team as started at Wembley. That is why ELY specifically emphasised that he played the same team as a unitary whole and then interpreted the most likely reason for this. And I agree with that, I don't see anything to suggest that he sat with the Wembley team sheet, name by name, and got to exactly the same team (intentionally or not). He didn't leave anyone at all out - if he had, your contention would have been a possible explanation, as would the possibility that some of the players looked really fatigued, or that some of those who started at Wembley had looked awesome in training, even if they had been poor in the final, and that some had been left out even though they were good in the final because they had been slacking in training. But I really don't think that is the case.
But most of all, the problem isn't with what you wanted to say, but the way in which you used ELY's post to say it.