I don't think its a fitness issue for individuals, rather it's a symptom of our lack of squad strength. With 5 subs now allowed, teams with better quality on the bench are using those players to keep the tempo high. Oxford used 4 subs before the 64 minute on Saturday (plus a fifth in the 86th min) as an example. How many times have we made 5 subs in a match this season?As an aside, in neither game did we appear to get stronger the longer it went on.
Collectively, it’s not been obvious that fitness has been an issue for us this season so, on the face of things, it seems a little odd to adopt a radically different approach.
Haven’t caught up with the fans’ forum yet, was this something GC spoke about?