Chalk one up for the ‘against’ column by the sounds of it.
Now it’s just a case of whether or not he’ll be in the majority of voices when and if the time comes to make changes to the rules. I’m talking of course about the controversial ‘five subs rule’ that has garnered a lot of attention recently.
With some high profile managers making their claim to have more substitutes available during games, and the EFL making the change this week, it was obviously going to be a talking point for a lot of other Premier League bosses.
And Fulham’s Scott Parker has come out and put his foot firmly in the ‘no’ camp:
On five subs: Says would probably not benefit Fulham as much as the top clubs.
“I can only comment from my side, for sure it would be a disadvantage for someone like us.”
Points to vote at start of season, but if data suggests otherwise then would be considered.
— Peter Rutzler (@peterrutzler) November 20, 2020
Will Scott Parker last the season?
I respect Parker’s view, and I can understand the mantra that this is all going to favour the bigger clubs because they have bigger squads to utilise. However, as I wrote this week, I don’t think that it is all in their favour, and that there are some advantages for the so called ‘smaller clubs’ if it were to be brought in, so it’s something that should at the very least be considered.
What about you? What do you make of Parke’s comments?