Is It Wrong To Substitute the Substitute?

Hugh Woozencroft is joined by Gregor Robertson, Alyson Rudd and Matt Dickinson. Things are looking good for Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea, but after the Callum Hudson-Odoi incident at the weekend - is he too abrasive for the club? On that note, is there anything more humiliating on the pitch than being substituted as a substitute? Our resident ex-pro gives us his insight on the matter. Things are going less well for Jose Mourinho at Spurs following another loss, this time to West Ham. Is it time for him to change his approach and go all out? Alyson still thinks Gareth Bale is a myth, despite his sudden return to form. West Ham are currently in the Champions League places, but are they entertaining and is anyone taking their silent quest for Europe seriously? Fulham are on the charge and look more likely to stay up - but will they? Sheffield United look all but down, Gregor sets out his argument for keeping his former boss, Chris Wilder in charge at Bramall Lane no matter what. Bournemouth and Bristol City have new short-term managers - are they the right choices for each club’s needs? Following the Merseyside derby, we pick which style of manager we’d prefer out of ’stubborn’ Jurgen Klopp or ‘practical’ Carlo Ancelotti. Have a guess who Alyson chooses.. Get your digital subscription to The Times and get a month free: thetimes.co.uk/thegame


 

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