So after last nights results which was a cracking performance by our so called reserve team the Premier League are going to investigate if we played an under-strength team. To start thats a stupid rule to have, after introducing the 25 man squad this summer with the aim to get more young English players in the starting 11 to stop managers from changing their starting 11 isn’t going to help any young players.
How the Premier League are going to decide if we played a weakened team is impossible. They are going to try and play trop trumps with our squad, comparing Brett Ormerod To Gary Taylor-Fletcher, or Gilks to Kingston. You can’t compare one team to another as that’s one person’s opinion, and who’s to say that opinion is right.
The team last night played much better than the so called “first team” that lost to Birmingham 2-0 a few weeks ago. Thats my opinion.
So thought I’d do the Premier League a favour and compile some stats on the team that played last night against Aston Villa and the starting 11 against Everton, our last Premier League game. If your comparing player to player you have to compare stats, you can’t compare on your opinion of a player, and lets face it nobody at the Premer League knows who half the Blackpool players are. To compare I’ve taken the stats of:
- International Caps
- International Goals
- Signing Fee
- Premier League Appearances
- Premier League Goals
So first up the 11 that started against Everton
And now the Villa starting 11.
So the team that started last night has more than double the caps at international level. Two of the players, Carney and Kingson have played in the World Cup, the 11 against Everton team have no international tournament experience. Kingson has even scored an international goal.
The team against Everton has a higher squad cost, but went it comes to Premier league experience the Villa 11 is face more experienced with 413 starts and 92 goals.
So if the Premier League are going to decide which team is stronger than the other, they have no chance, maybe they should fine us for the team that started the Everton match!
Stupid Premier League!