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"Unavailable for Selection"
Posted by: john fox
Date: 01/11/2017 22:22
How this term has grown in significance over the past couple of seasons.
Until recently this was never officially reported - perhaps to avoid giving the opposition unnecessary information about team strength.

This weekend a combination of:
Being away on International duty,
Suffering long-term injuries,
Bans (whether merited or not),

I calculate that 19 first team members are indeed "Unavailable for Selection".

This situation robs the paying customer of seeing these players perform - in some cases for very long periods, and disrupts the creativity of building a consistant team ethos.

Is this just unfortunate and a product of the modern game or should it be a subject for serious consideration?

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