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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4395 on: September 21, 2023, 06:55:00 AM »
I don't consider it a major trophy.  Clearly it would be nice to win it and West Ham fans certainly enjoyed it, but there's no way I'd class a third-tier Euro competition as a major trophy.
It isn't a major trophy as the best clubs aren't in it
Get a grip people. Exactly how many trophies have we won since 1996?

we won the past incarnation of this Conference in 2001 - Intertoto remember ? No you'd forgotten , just like in 10 years this will be forgotten. But here and now its a route to the Europa League so that is a good target. I still prioritise the League and FA Cup above it though
 

Speak for yourself; I hadn't forgotten our Intertoto win and I'll never forget our recent trip to Edinburgh.

Lifes what you make it and me and mine are relishing european adventures once more.

I hope I have as much fun as when we won the European Cup of Traditions which I haven't forgotten about either.


 
This, a million times over. Most clubs' supporters never get to go on a European adventure in their lifetime, and the percentage of those is getting smaller now, since they're almost always divvied up by league position and the top 5 at least don't change that much year-on-year.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4396 on: September 21, 2023, 07:00:46 AM »
I actually think the League Cup is better than the FA Cup, much as I’d prefer us to win the latter. It doesn’t interfere with the league games and has a much more exciting semi-final.

Fair enough, Percy. I genuinely don't think I've ever heard anyone else have that opinion.

FA Cup semis at Wembley will always be a shit idea.
My dad's been saying the same for a few years now. It's also the first piece of silverware of the season, so significant in that way, whereas the FA Cup - having been slowly downgraded in recent years anyway, kind of gets lost where it is.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4397 on: September 21, 2023, 08:15:57 AM »
League Cup has an advantage that more of your fans can go to the Final.

Did hear a theory that nowadays it's easier to win the FA Cup, than League Cup. 2 legged Semi, so less likely to upset a top team and top teams more likely to rest players later on in FA Cup, if they're concentrating on Europe/Premier League.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4398 on: September 21, 2023, 08:32:08 AM »
The 6am KLM flight from Brum was almost entirely Villa and now loads more on Warsaw connection.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4399 on: September 21, 2023, 10:00:08 AM »
Some great fun last night. Met inMolly Malone’s, Villa rallying point with the security and tickets staff, and watched some of the football. We then had some brilliant food nearby in the old town followed by the Kraft bar which was quiet, and the War Saw which was heaving. Got thrown out at closing time and I have a sore head this morning. Hoping to slowly recover before the game.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4400 on: September 21, 2023, 10:04:49 AM »
Some great fun last night. Met inMolly Malone’s, Villa rallying point with the security and tickets staff, and watched some of the football. We then had some brilliant food nearby in the old town followed by the Kraft bar which was quiet, and the War Saw which was heaving. Got thrown out at closing time and I have a sore head this morning. Hoping to slowly recover before the game.

Enjoy mate! Wish I was there with you boys!

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4401 on: September 21, 2023, 10:11:42 AM »
Some great fun last night. Met inMolly Malone’s, Villa rallying point with the security and tickets staff, and watched some of the football. We then had some brilliant food nearby in the old town followed by the Kraft bar which was quiet, and the War Saw which was heaving. Got thrown out at closing time and I have a sore head this morning. Hoping to slowly recover before the game.

Enjoy, and stay safe everyone! UTV

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4402 on: September 21, 2023, 10:20:59 AM »
Some great fun last night. Met inMolly Malone’s, Villa rallying point with the security and tickets staff, and watched some of the football. We then had some brilliant food nearby in the old town followed by the Kraft bar which was quiet, and the War Saw which was heaving. Got thrown out at closing time and I have a sore head this morning. Hoping to slowly recover before the game.

Glad you're having fun and staying safe, but it'll all kick off now that Aftab's on his way. :(

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4403 on: September 21, 2023, 10:36:42 AM »
The War Saw! Great name.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4404 on: September 21, 2023, 10:59:09 AM »
Some great fun last night. Met inMolly Malone’s, Villa rallying point with the security and tickets staff, and watched some of the football. We then had some brilliant food nearby in the old town followed by the Kraft bar which was quiet, and the War Saw which was heaving. Got thrown out at closing time and I have a sore head this morning. Hoping to slowly recover before the game.
Have a boss time !

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4405 on: September 21, 2023, 12:14:09 PM »
Some great fun last night. Met inMolly Malone’s, Villa rallying point with the security and tickets staff, and watched some of the football. We then had some brilliant food nearby in the old town followed by the Kraft bar which was quiet, and the War Saw which was heaving. Got thrown out at closing time and I have a sore head this morning. Hoping to slowly recover before the game.

Glad you're having fun and staying safe, but it'll all kick off now that Aftab's on his way. :(
Arrived to keep an eye on everyone😂

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4406 on: September 21, 2023, 12:42:29 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/66808886

Not sure if this has been shared already. Gav must be WarsavaVillan. Is Jo on here?

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4407 on: September 21, 2023, 12:43:44 PM »
In the pre-match thread.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4408 on: September 21, 2023, 12:44:30 PM »
I'm avoiding that for superstitious reasons. You'll thank me later.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4409 on: September 21, 2023, 03:26:00 PM »



Going to be in Brum 5 Oct and was planning to go to this.. just WTAF? Yes sure, commerce has come before paying fans for a long time now. But its actually, deliberately blocking the view of the pitch. That is a new low...

 


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