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No fringe benefits for Powell

Charlton manager Chris Powell admitted some of his fringe players did not do themselves any favours as they tumbled out of the FA Cup on Saturday.

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Chris Powell: Fringe players didn't help themselves in FA Cup tie

Chris Powell: Fringe players didn't help themselves in FA Cup tie

Powell made five changes to the side which beat Watford on New Year's Day, but the move did not pay off as Huddersfield ran out 1-0 winners at The Valley.

"I wanted one or two players to show me that they were ready to play a part for us this season," he said.

"Of course it's been a hectic period and I thought it was wise to look at the bigger picture.

"But the bigger picture is we should have those cup games incorporated into our season to make it an exciting season. That hasn't happened.

"Of course we want to do well and stay in the Championship. It is a tight league. We know that's our priority, but I see the cup as a priority, enough from the 11 that I chose to do enough to get us through.

"Obviously you have to apply yourself and do it, and it just didn't happen."

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lassic management. Build them up and then knock them back. Raise expectations and then dampen them. Create a dynamic where by you demand the most from your team, but where the team are given room to manoeuvre unexpected or unwanted results. Classy work by Van Gaal, he really reminds me a lot of me. A smart cookie, make no doubt.

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e will be the England left back for ten years or more, and then you will have to thank MUFC for that. *smiles*

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urely because of that little diva moment he had last night, I don't want him coming to my club. DESTROYED ? Grow up and give something back to the club that helped put you up there on the world stage.

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