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So, from this weekend, the Imps can make five changes per game, but only on three occasions.

What are people's thoughts? A good idea, or pure folly?

Posted : 18/11/2020 4:00 pm
Merthyr Imp
Handful of Senior Appearances

Never mind about remembering when only two substitutions were allowed I go back to the days when NO substitutes were allowed!

Originally it was only one substitute and they were only supposed to be allowed on as replacement for an injured player.  There was some controversy at the time over this - i.e. who was to say a player wasn't feigning injury so a substitution could be made for tactical reasons, and how was the referee  supposed to judge if a player was injured or not? So of course a couple of years later they changed it so a substitution could be made for any reason. Then it went to two players, then three, now it's to be five.

It's getting more like American Football every day. Mark my words - the next thing will be allowing a player substituted to come back on again!


Posted : 18/11/2020 4:24 pm
First Pro Deal

The last ten minutes of games will be a total dirge if one side is winning and wants to disrupt the flow, Nightmare for fans and a dream for the Cowleys.

Posted : 18/11/2020 5:24 pm
Lazy imp
First Team Debut

With this season being condensed as it is I think five subs is a great idea as players are more prone to injuries, but would like us to return back to three subs after this season.

Posted : 22/11/2020 11:28 am