But is there any point in leaving them off if they aren’t actually being rested elsewhere? I guess, but it’s only a guess, they have added up the workload everyone has across colleges and county and pick according to the load they reckon each guy can take based on fitness level / injuries.
But I would never get excited about guys playing a lot of games. You would expect most county teams to be training at least 3 times a week, and probably heavily enough at this time of year. A game is probably an easier run out then training. We just know about the games, we don’t know about the training.
This is sort of interesting http://www.hoganstand.com/Article/Index/280551
I like the fact that he isn’t saying it happened because we were short lads etc. That would be a bit of a cop out (even though it’s true). I don’t particularly like the fact that it seems to have been a bit of a surprise. Maybe the size of the defeat was a surprise, but I (along with others here) was doubtful enough that team could win. I am happy enough if he is playing that team to find 3 or 4 players, I would be very worried if he thinks that could be the team. Apart from anything else, it would take 3 years to get them up to the conditioning level required.