No I don't think it easier to throw the young players in when the season is effectively over, there was immense pressure to prove themselves at a higher level in front of huge crowds the haven't experienced previously.weasel wrote: ↑Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:39 pmA lot easier to play BPF when the season was effectively over (which was the case when PH selected him a few matches into his reign when the promotion dream had ended). Similar with Pearce in that it is perhaps the only crumbs of comfort from this season although even then PH preferred to play Berardi and then Anita in the position until Berardi's sending off and Anita conceding the penalty and showing for the umpteenth time this season he isn't a left back. Thankfully injuries and suspensions have forced PH to give youth players a chance and hopefully they will benefit from it and be pushing for first team starts next season based on their quality/ability rather than just making up the numbers.
Hecky said he wanted to look at much of his squad & he has carried his plan out more or less. Like the attending fans he has probably worked out who he wants to keep & those he wishes to get shot of, no doubt he has endured a nasty shock with the knowledge how poor the squad he has inherited