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Toshack: Some Players Need To Go

Welsh international boss and former Swansea City manager John Toshack has told Roberto Martinez that he will need to get rid of some of his players this season.

Toshack has advised the Spaniard not to become too faithful and keep all his current players for the Championship season next year.

Some of the good are simply not good enough for the higher level and some players will need to move on in the Summer.

During the Glory years in the late 70's and early 80's, Toshack regularly changed his squad each season and signed and released players as they went up the Leagues, realising that some individuals in his squad weren't good enough for the higher level.

I think Martinez has to take this advice on board during pre-season. We'll need better strength in depth next year and some of our back-up players won't provide good enough quality from the bench.

There is maybe a slight worry ahead of next season in that Roberto will be too faithful, keeping most of his squad together and not bringing in enough extra quality to have a good season in the Championship.

John Toshack told BBC Sport:

'Roberto now has to see another side of the job. There is always a tendency to be faithful to the ones who got you to a higher level.

'But a percentage of them are not going to be good enough to play at that level.

'Moving up a level, he'll need to fill in areas where they will need improving.'

Who should Martinez be looking to get rid of in the Summer?


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Date:Tuesday April 29 2008

Time: 11:33AM

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I agree with Tosh, no time for loyalty now
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29/04/2008 11:54:00

I think RM will realise who can make the grade and who cant!
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29/04/2008 19:07:00

austin, oleary, amankwaah, watt there's plenty of players to get rid of and we need to replace each one with first teamers. i hope he takes on board what toshack is saying.
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30/04/2008 12:50:00

i toutly agree with toshy amankwahh austin o'leary watt joe alllen on loan and some more youngsters on loan
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03/05/2008 10:37:00


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