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LUFC Southampton fans let down?

LUFC Southampton fans let down?

Southampton made eleven changes to their side for the Capital One League Cup tie at Leeds on Tuesday night, crashing out 3-0.

Is it about time that sides are made to include a number of regular first team players in the competition?

As a Leeds fan, part of me does not care what team is put out against us but as a supporter of a club, I feel the supporters of Southampton have been let down.

Many will have taken two days off work to make the 600 mile round trip to Elland Road, to basically watch their reserve side.

I understand that the Premier League is top of the agenda in terms of survival for Southampton this season and they may have played only 48 hours earlier but they are without a game now until Monday.

Personally, if I had made that trip and to then seen the team sheet and performance, I would not be happy.

I feel fans should be told that the manager intends to make wholesale changes before travelling to watch the club.

Times are hard for football supporters. The game for Leeds was their seventeenth of the season already.

It is in the middle of a run of seven games in twenty-two days and there are another thirteen games between now and the New Year.

Attendances are down across the country and making changes like Southampton did, will not endear them to the fans that would have spent on average between £50 and £100 to travel and watch the game at Elland Road.

Many of the top sides have changed their teams dramatically in this competition for a number of years now.

Arsene Wenger at Arsenal was one of the first managers to make wholesale changes to his side in the competition.

To be fair to Arsenal, they have proved successful, reaching the latter stages of the competition. In fact, their win at Reading last night was the tenth season in a row that they have reached at least the quarter finals.

The cup is being devalued enough. It is time that the Football League put in a similar stipulation to that what they use in the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy.

In the JPT, you have to start with six players who are regular first team players.

It would be very interesting to hear the views of those Southampton fans who made the trip to Elland Road on Tuesday night.

You can let me know in the comment box below or come onto the forum.

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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Wednesday October 31 2012
Time: 9:24AM

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