- Oct 3, 2001
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
- Other Teams
- Man City ****
Liverpool have released positive numbers prior to Spurs & Chelsea away.
Interesting you believe 16 players out of a senior squad isn't enough for a postponement but Newcastle with nowhere near that many out were correct in postponing their game.
In the league it's not about how many are out, it's about how many are available.
You played a youth team in the cup last year and a lot of youth players this year. According to league rules they are all eligible to play and should be counted in any decision on whether a club has enough players to fulfil a fixture.
Whether that applies in the cup or not I'm not sure. Similar to the league and I think you'll have to play.
FWIW I don't have a clue how many injuries Newcastle had/have. I don't follow them that closely. I did see that they were touch and go to fulfil the fixture against United.
I doubt they have anywhere near the number of eligible youf as clubs like Liverpool (and us fwiw) though.