The off-season never fails to throw a spanner in the works. This season seems to have thrown a bunch of them, to the point where players, coaches, and clubs, in general, are feeling the heat and we’re still roughly a month away from the start of the season.

The vaccination status of players, injuries, contract seasons… it’s all happening, and nothing has actually happened yet.

Below is a list of ten people who are absolutely under the pump as we head into the 2022 season for a variety of reasons. Are they now set to carry a bigger load? Are they in a make-or-break situation? Could this be the last season we see them if things go awry?

Let’s go with the ten people who are feeling the heat already in 2022.


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