Punchy wrote:Chelsea saved Drogba for last in the CL final and he was a hero. You can't blame the final penalty taker for his teammates not giving him the chance to score.
I don't think anyone is blaming Ronaldo, unless he is the one who submitted the list to the referee with his name in 5th place. If the commentators don't know what's going on and there is no actual list, then I guess I'd blame everyone because someone should have at least thought about the possibility. You obviously don't get the mental advantage of having a great player stepping up for the winning penalty if you beat his team before he gets up. And just because there are examples of it working out, doesn't mean that it's not something you should take into account. FFS, I've thought about it playing FM and always put my best guy 3rd.
covalesky wrote:Pay attention, all, I mean all, teams leave the star striker or captain to take the #5.
Clearly "all" is not true, but even if it's the overwhelming majority, that still doesn't necessarily make it right. That's one of those sports things that has become antiquated when people actually start analyzing statistics and scenarios.