Thanks for posting FFGC.
Well, what do we say.
I used to get annoyed when they said they might not play Nico, but the coach's first responsibility is to the team as a whole. And as much as I love Nico, his play lately has been honestly just plain horrid except for in Auckland. Not that Paul has been much better - to me Paul will never be anything but a journeyman. While if Nico could just get his head together, he would be in the top 30 again. But since he can't get his head together anymore, it might be a good thing to give Paul a try. He can't do any worse than Nico has over the last couple of DC ties.
Nico would be hurt, and of course, as his biggest fan that would make me completely sad.
But again, Hans has to do what is best for the team.