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Davies - Tired Players To Get Well Earned Break

Davies - Tired Players To Get Well Earned Break

Billy Davies has told his troops to take a few days off, to spend time with their families and recharge their batteries, in preparation for the final 8 games of the season.

Following the disappointment of the 3-2 defeat at Swansea and a run of form that has seen the lads go without a win in the last 7 games, Davies says his weary players are in need of a rest. That's nothing new of course, because he's been telling us that since September!

I have alot of time and respect for the wee man and I think he's a breath of fresh air at the club , but like a lot of fans, I fail to see how professional footballers in this day and age get so fatigued. With all the fitness coaches, dietitians, kitmen, physios and Lord knows what else available and on hand to make the players lives more comfortable, I find it difficult to have too much sympathy for today's mollycoddled and pampered players.

Davies told the NEP. 'We will give them rest. We will give them days off and tell them to go away with their families for a well-earned break.'

I know it's a physical sport and the demands on the body are great, but I do think they act like a bunch of pussys at times. Surely with the fitness regimes they have in place now and the time off they already get, two games a week isn't too much to expect of them, is it? Maybe it is and I'm being too harsh and perhaps I just don't understand the demands the modern game asks of a professional footballers body. Either way, I think they should man-up and realise that their jobs are a piece of piss compared to those of us in the real world.

Anyhoots. Rant over and into the international break we go. Forest don't play another game now until April 2, when we travel to fellow promotion hopefuls Leeds. That will be another tough game, but at least we wont have the lame excuse of knackered players, if the result doesn't go our way.

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Writer:guinless
Date:Monday March 21 2011
Time: 11:11AM

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My biggest issue with this debate is that everyone seems to miss the point. The modern facilities aren't relevant. It's not relevant whether today's players are mollycoddled or if players from yesteryear wouldn't have been tired, nor whether the lifestyle is a help or a hindrance. It only matters how tired our squad is IN COMPARISON with other modern day squads, in our league, right this moment. The vast majority of modern players are all prepared the same, and if ours have played three in a week for a month and another team has only played once a week, our squad is at a massive disadvantage, thats common sense. Ours isn't the only tired squad, but it's one of the most tired and this break will do us wonders!!
ForestFumbler
21/03/2011 13:25:00
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The defense has played all season, its not those player responsible for our recent awful form tho is it? It's actually 'everyone else' who ironically get rested every 3 games on average cos they need to stay fresh for the long season. dohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
paz1967
22/03/2011 23:20:00
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