Yes, but no. this is not about Cappy looking stupid, it's about sending out a message to the players. Most likely they will lose, it's saying I'm the boss, not you.Actually, the best thing would be the replacements playing really well, whether the team win or not. Then, Cappy has perfectly legitimate on-field reasons for not bringing the naughty boys back. The worst thing is that the team get thrashed and the replacements failings are deemed largely responsible which means Cappy has to bring the naughty boys back and looks - in some peoples eyes - stupid because his replacements didn't work at all.
Regardless of the result, this has put Cappy in a positive light and the 6 players looking like the dickheads they are.