Sports letter: Give it a rest

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The Independent Online
Sir: And the whingeing goes on! Am I alone in finding it incomprehensible that Manchester United, with a minimum of 18 international players, find playing nine games in 36 days as being too much.

Turning the clock back 10 years, Liverpool played eight games in 26 days post Hillsborough in the days when squads were limited and each player had experienced the trauma of attending several funerals. It was little wonder that Arsenal went on to win the title, and they were commendably acclaimed as champions by the Kop despite the obvious disappointment.