Mansfield v City build up, chat and predictions.

Martin Lawrence

Active member
Apr 6, 2005
I’m not saying play players because they’re young, I’m saying play our youngsters because I think they’re good enough. And if one or two struggle then let’s not worry about it, support them, rest them if necessary, but use this weird season to properly blood an excellent crop of youngsters, to protect our future.
I honestly believe the club will do that. A few have already made their league debuts and j expect more to as well. I just don't see a whole team of youngsters being likely, or indeed helpful to their development.


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May 9, 2010
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It depends what people mean by throw in all the kids. They have to be ready and mentally tough . You don't want to throw in kids who are not mentally or physically tough . It has to be a good experience for them, not a trauma
The good thing is that we have about 5 or 6 young 'uns that are more or less ready, so I think they should often play. But you also need some oldies to provide support. But the oldies have to be good enough, too. If Jake, Atangana and Bowman for example don't perform in a game they should be dropped immediately for the next. One or two are not pulling their weight.
So I totally support playing the young uns, but not a full team of them.