Do some substitutions in those sentences along the lines Thackeray wanted to do with Mein Kampf.
His substitutions had no impact, his halftime team talks were ineffective, and his on-field strategy remained dour.
early 15c. in transitive sense, 1888 as intransitive, from Latin substitutus, past participle of substituere (see substitution). Related: Substituted; substituting.
"one who acts in place of another," early 15c., from Old French substitute and directly from Latin substitutus, past participle of substituere (see substitution). Team sports sense is from 1849.