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Owls Boss Questions JPT Rules

Wednesday boss Alan Irvine has blasted the rules of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy ahead of tonight's clash with Notts County at Hillsborough.

Competition rules state that participating clubs must play at least six of the players who started their previous game, or who are 'regular' first team players.

If clubs fail to abide by the rules they risk a fine of 5,000.

The rules are in place to avoid the so-called bigger clubs, such as Wednesdsay or Southampton, treating the competition lightly.

But Irvine told the official SWFC website: 'I don't think anybody should dictate to a manager who he picks for a game. I think the manager has a hard enough job to make sure that he keeps his job so I think he should be given freedom to live or die by his own decisions.'

The Owls boss is still expected to make the maximum number of changes allowed for tonight's first round clash against their League One rivals.

Clinton Morrison, Paul Heffernan and Tommy Millers are amongst the names likely to be given a chance in Irvine's starting eleven




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 1 2010

Time: 10:24AM

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I agree 100%, I thought it was a disgrace last year when Mick McCarthy was fined for playing a poorer side in a game he knew he would struggle to get a result from, so that the better players were fit for a game that he knew he had a chance of winning. From a management perspective that is "doing your job". Even though the FA would say its unfair to the fans, I think any real fan looks at the overall picture rather than a single game, the FA is more worried about sponsorship!
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01/09/2010 10:54:00

to be fair it is'nt a bad idea gives the squad players a chance and reduces the risk of are better players getting injured
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