Why don't players play full seasons?

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by hemariva, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. hemariva

    hemariva New Member

    Feb 22, 2003
    This is a stupid question, so be forewarned.

    Why is it that a player rarely play full seasons? I know injury and suspension has a lot to do with it, but a red card is virtually the only way to get suspended in league play yet players rarely play all 38 or 34 or whatever matches.

    Is there some sort of lineup rotation tactic that managers use that I am unaware of. I know some managers rest star players in league matches before big contential matches, but is this consistent.

    What am I missing here? Besides common sense?
  2. schmuckatelli

    schmuckatelli New Member

    Nov 10, 2000
    You have named most of the reasons. The most common one: injury. Particularly in Europe over the course of the long, difficult season (34-38 league matches alone), players pick up injuries in training and matches that will not heal unless they rest.

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