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Warnock To Field Reserves?

The last game of 2006 see's the mighty Gunners travel to Bramall Lane in a game that is a must win for Arsenal, however United boss Neil Warnock may have handed Arsene Wenger's men a pre-match boost.

Warnock's side are in desperate need of points in their bid for Premiership survival, and the Blades gaffer see's the clash with Arsenal as a no-win situation, so may field a second 11 in a bid to rest his main squad.

As fixtures come thick and fast, Warnock believes his next game against Boro as a more viable game his boys could win and as such see's that as the more important match.

'I don't really want to change too much but playing Arsenal and then travelling to Boro for a 3pm kick-off is asking a lot of them,' said Warnock

'Squad rotation may come into it. I will have to be careful who I select against Arsenal and may even play a second XI.'

Crazy or genius?

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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday December 28 2006

Time: 9:22AM

Your Comments

At the end of the day the promoted clubs look at the top three teams as bonus games, so would not be surprised if he did not put out a few reserve players. Not that it would matter either way as I would still expect us to be their team, reserves or no reserves.
Limpar11
Mind games baby. No one will be rested, mark my words.
Little Dutch
Phil Warnock, interesting character. With all due respect to his squad , is there a big difference in skill between a first team player for the Blades and a squad player in that team? I mean Hulse or Webber, Akinbiyi or Kabba does it make a great difference? No. Either way, they will be a tough, physical opponent and I expect to see big Phil Senderos continue alongside Kolo, because we'll get bombarded with crosses and long balls.
G4L
LD - I see no reason for him to play mind game. Arsene Wenger will play which ever team he was going to play anyway, and what ever team he set out to play will beat Sheffield. This will just make it easier.
Rocky7
I think Warnock's trying to unsight us. The way he sees it, we've struggled against average teams, he may deduce that's down to complacency and therefore this looks an attempt to make us take our eye off the ball. The Blades have lost their last two games following a fabulous run, a sound beating by us will be very detrimental to his tem as that confidence will completely evaporate. I expect to see a full team and so will Wenger.
Little Dutch
I still expect 3 points whichever team the opposition put out. I think Adebayor missing will be a big loss for us as he has made a big difference and seems to like playing against the "so called physical teams". Theo and the Beast should get a run out on Saturday. Here's to 3 points and hot on the heels of those Russian mob.
Limpar11
I agree that it's mere mind games. Perhaps an attempt to change Wenger's team selection? It would never work, Wenger is far too astute for that.
simmy8_2000
I think Wenger has in mind what team he's gonna field against Sheff Utd and whether its their reserves or first team, our lineup wont change.
N13Gooner
i agree with LD, mind games, i suppose warnock now believes he is a Jedi :P this is a tough game for us, we never travel well to these smaller tougher games
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