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  • morriss 5 Apr 2013 17:06:49 70,985 posts
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    *headdesk
  • kalel 5 Apr 2013 17:09:10 87,695 posts
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    The point of the top four thing is that it's a platform upon which you can potentially build to greater success ultimately. I get that.

    I just think that winning the Europa would also be really good for us, and not just because we get something to put in the cabinet or tell our grandchildren about.
  • SuperCoolEskimo 5 Apr 2013 17:09:43 9,830 posts
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    Given a choice, I would settle for missing out on top 4 if it meant Arsenal won the Europa League. It's a big trophy and seen as such across Europe. I don't know why it's held in such low regard by PL fans.

    Edited by SuperCoolEskimo at 17:10:16 05-04-2013
  • nickthegun 5 Apr 2013 17:16:14 59,940 posts
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    Its held in low regard because the teams competing for it have a genuine chance of qualifying for CL football, which most people would seemingly prefer.

    In leagues with less spaces and more dominant top teams, its something you can concentrate on in earnest.

    Again, its because we have too many CL places.

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  • morriss 5 Apr 2013 17:16:58 70,985 posts
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    I'd love to win the Europa League it would be fucking amazing. It unites players and will attract quality attention in terms of players. However, I'd like Spurs to play in the CL more. Everyone at the club has been singing from the same CL-qualification hym sheet. Even AVB intimated that people should judge whether he's an upgrade on 'arry if we don't "reach our objectives."

    Now, if we f.ex had quality cover for Lennon, Bale, Defoe I wouldn't be so concerned about forthcoming league fixtures but we simply don't. The club and its players have explicitly said CL or season a failure. I don't want to lose Bale, or Lennon, or Dembele etc. and I would argue the risk is greater if we can't offer them CL football. So let's focus on that and start Europa League games with Dempsey, Holtby Adebayor, Livermore etc. and do our very best. Fine by me.

    I can't see a problem with that reasoning and can't really see how my "credentials" as a fan can be taken into question.
  • SuperCoolEskimo 5 Apr 2013 17:19:40 9,830 posts
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    Besides, a good EL run will help Spurs if they want to push on to the next level. Going into the KO stages of the CL and managing their league form is something they will have to do if they want to get where they're aiming for over the next few seasons, so surely this is all good practice.
  • morriss 5 Apr 2013 17:21:10 70,985 posts
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    It's good practice if you rotate your squad accordingly and not play your strongest team twice within three days of one another several times a season.
  • Shikasama 5 Apr 2013 17:23:36 6,837 posts
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    Until you're as continually succesfull as United or as rich as City and Chelsea, that is exactly what you will have to do.
  • morriss 5 Apr 2013 17:25:21 70,985 posts
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    But we have Dempsey, Adebayor, Sigurdsson, Holtby, Livermore, Allen.

    They are all good players who could and should be starting, imo.

    Anyway, we don't agree and that's fine.
  • Tom_Servo 5 Apr 2013 17:25:45 17,962 posts
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    United appoint expert to improve atmosphere at OT
  • nickthegun 5 Apr 2013 17:26:50 59,940 posts
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    Is there something wrong with holtby? You paid a release fee, i thought he would be playing more.

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  • morriss 5 Apr 2013 17:29:50 70,985 posts
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    No idea, looks decent to me. IN fact, seeing that second string would only heighten my passion for the games. I love being able to run the rule over squad players.

    Anyway, we're 3rd and still in the tie, so let's see. I'm fully behind AVB no matter if we get 5th and Basel beat us in the next leg. He's perfect for us. I just hope he doesn't get poached.
  • nickthegun 5 Apr 2013 17:32:16 59,940 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    United appoint expert to improve atmosphere at OT
    The need, nay deserve, the Sheffield Wednesday Band to liven the place up a bit.

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  • Mr_Sleep 5 Apr 2013 17:59:51 17,075 posts
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    Holtby was one of the better players in last nights tie. He seems to link up well with Bale too. Dempsey is the one who seems to bring very little and Adebayor seemed to be a truly hopeless hold up man.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • kalel 5 Apr 2013 18:00:56 87,695 posts
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    Holtby started against Basel.
  • THFourteen 5 Apr 2013 19:36:38 33,443 posts
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    morriss wrote:
    But we have Dempsey, Adebayor, Sigurdsson, Livermore, Allen.

    They are all good players who could and should be starting
    In the same way that Gervinho and Santos are "good" players...
  • Trowel 5 Apr 2013 20:50:27 17,766 posts
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    WTF?

  • ElNino9 5 Apr 2013 20:57:46 13,430 posts
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    Cech even has to wear his spaz helmet for commercial duties.

    Edited by ElNino9 at 20:58:06 05-04-2013

    Hated, adored, never ignored.

  • HarryPalmer 5 Apr 2013 21:48:00 3,321 posts
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    That's gonna give me nightmares
  • morriss 5 Apr 2013 22:09:52 70,985 posts
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    Blue Man Group
  • Ka-blamo 6 Apr 2013 03:34:46 7,351 posts
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    Cunt-cunt group
  • Syrette 6 Apr 2013 10:23:51 43,507 posts
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    Have I told you guys how much I hate Chelsea?

  • roz123 6 Apr 2013 10:37:36 7,113 posts
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    Here is the video
    http://youtu.be/m9kAH2v9200
    and the making of
    http://youtu.be/YDLoJ6cevW4
  • THFourteen 6 Apr 2013 11:44:56 33,443 posts
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    http://m.newyorkredbulls.com/news/2013/04/thierry-henry-claims-goal-week-honors
  • THFourteen 6 Apr 2013 11:45:21 33,443 posts
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    I love him as much as anyone, but goal of the week for that?
  • Youthist 6 Apr 2013 11:58:41 10,018 posts
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    I love him more

    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that

  • Jono62 6 Apr 2013 13:06:47 14,122 posts
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    What a miss from Le Fondre.
  • convz 6 Apr 2013 13:27:10 376 posts
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    Looked a foul to me, jumped in two footed then made a stamping motion over the ball towards the keeper...
  • Dougs 6 Apr 2013 14:11:27 67,745 posts
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    Reading are really struggling.
  • Fab4 6 Apr 2013 14:19:30 6,077 posts
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    That was a goal. Fully over.
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