Yet selects AND plays Skipp! Which kind of debunks your theory completely, unless of course you think Skipp is a hatchet man too.Nothing against George Marsh, who seems a terrific lad and always puts a shift in, but his inclusion today is further evidence that Poch is all about perceived ‘attitude’ which is much easier to display as a tenacious DM. In terms of ability, he's comfortably amongst the worst young pros we have IMO; his defining characteristic is that he's a bit of a hatchet man.
Could have included Roles, White or Bowden or even Markanday/Shashoua/Parrott.
The other names you mention do not play in Central Midfield, a position that he clearly felt needed to cover from the bench. It was great that Wanyama made 90 mins but when he went down in the first half it didn’t look like he was going to get back up.
Also, what’s not to say that he used Marsh’s selection as an example for others to follow. I’d say quite clearly that Poch wants his young players to conform completely to his ideals, failure to do so will not see you get far, certainty forget selection.