Quite agree cannot for the life of me understand the thought process of playing a weakened team, in the one competition we still have a chance of winning. I am not a glory hound like, but its been 20 fkin years since we last won a trophy, which in my eyes is a disgrace for a club of Evertons history. Go all out to win it, you don't just win the trophy, you qualify for the Champions League.
Given the below par performances of some of the Everton players this season, it is difficult to tell exactly what a 'weakened team is'. I'm not suggesting playing the kids like Dowell and Ledson but we could give the likes of Atsu and McGeady a good run out - one of them was recently voted AFCON Player of the Tournament while the other has a wealth of experience playing in the Champions League for Celtic and even helping them reach the last 16 of the tournament on at least one occasion (given how relatively poor Celtic are compared to other clubs) so those 2 players should be competent enough to help us do well. Who knows, if they perform very well - especially Atsu - then they help us win games in the Premier League as well.
People genuinely suggesting we rest people for this game? Fucking weird in here lately.
A few days after this game we will be playing Leicester at home and given that we still haven't even reached even the 30pt mark then this game is a must win if we want to salvage as much as we possibly can from this already very disappointing season.
I would rather not have McCarthy, Mirallas and Baines starting the game vs. Young Boys if they are not fully fit. In fact I'm pretty sure that if McCarthy was to suffer an injury setback during the Young Boys game then the fanbase would condemn vehemently Martinez for playing him in this fixture and not saving him for Sunday. We should have enough in depth quality to beat the Young Boys.