Substitutions in football are perhaps the most important duty of a manager on a football pitch. Substitutes win you games and managers in the past hve argued that the more the substitions, the more control and advantage a manager has over a game.
In that light, premier League as well as football managers round the globe have been given a huge boost ahead of the commencement of the next season as the International Football Association Board has approved the use of 5 substitutes in game for next season.
The restart of the Premier League saw the introduction of the adjusted substitute rule that now allows 5 players to be substituted in a game as against the previous practice of 3 substitutes.
However, despite the increase in the number of substitutes, substitutions can only be made thrice in a game as was the practice before. WHT this means is that if one player each is substituted at two different points in a game, the manager is left with just one window to bring on his three remaining substitutes.
This new rule, no doubt, is a breath of fresh air for the coaches and gives them more control and motivation to do what they know how to do best. Besides, it avails managers more options in the event of emergencies or unplanned injuries during import at games.
What do you make of the rule: good or bad?
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