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Author Topic: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski  (Read 405071 times)

Offline frank black

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4320 on: September 20, 2023, 09:41:46 AM »
Lets play a game.  Who here has had the most local rival fans tell you that this isn't a major trophy?

I think Iíve said it myself enough times 😂 Iím happy to enjoy the games and hopefully journey to the final. But it ainít a major trophy (ducks for cover)

I wouldnít expect to be singing champions of Europe next season if we win it, itíll be progress for us.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2023, 09:52:22 AM by frank black »

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4321 on: September 20, 2023, 09:43:54 AM »
Except it literally is a major trophy. It isn't the intertoto cup.

And we wouldn't sing champions of England if we won the FA/League Cup but we still want to win it/them, don't we?
« Last Edit: September 20, 2023, 09:46:30 AM by dr.chekov »

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4322 on: September 20, 2023, 09:54:23 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. 

Offline frank black

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4323 on: September 20, 2023, 09:56:49 AM »
I agree itís a longer journey to win it compared to the intertoto. But the standard of teams (overall) makes us rightly amongst the favourites. All the other competitions are much harder to win and are therefore considered as major trophies

Iíll enjoy it, hope we win it. But I wonít be crying when the final whistle goes.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4324 on: September 20, 2023, 09:57:32 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. 

Whether you do or not, it is one. That's a simple fact.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4325 on: September 20, 2023, 09:59:15 AM »
It is a major trophy. Do we think if Man U or Liverpool won it they wouldnít be counting it in their trophy records? Itís on a par with the old Cup Winners Cup in terms of importance/difficulty and itís a proper UEFA competition.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4326 on: September 20, 2023, 10:00:33 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. 

Whether you do or not, it is one. That's a simple fact.
Didn't realise there was a definition.  Even so, if the majority of people (outside of Villa and West Ham fans) don't think it is then it doesn't matter what you believe is fact or not.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2023, 10:03:54 AM by chrisw1 »

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4327 on: September 20, 2023, 10:05:53 AM »
That lot think the Daf Rover Leyland Auto Windscreen Cup is a major Trophy.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4328 on: September 20, 2023, 10:33:33 AM »
Argument against it being a major trophy - The elite don't play in it.

Argument for it being a major trophy - You have to qualify for it and the riff raff don't play in it.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4329 on: September 20, 2023, 11:03:50 AM »
No way will they do passport checks at the ground. Legia won't give a shit. Would you want to take your passport anyway?

I have had to show mine at Polish league games and even a friendly. So take your passport just in case, but keep it safe.


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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4330 on: September 20, 2023, 11:09:20 AM »
Itís a major trophy, but not as major as the more major ones, but itís still major

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4331 on: September 20, 2023, 11:11:09 AM »
Itís a major trophy, but not as major as the more major ones, but itís still major
As major trophies go it's pretty minor.  I think I'd argue it's a major minor trophy more than a minor major one though.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4332 on: September 20, 2023, 11:11:43 AM »
Spending  money and building up history is a bunk argument. 270 or so not yet attested is not a huge number and it will get sorted in due course.

I know quite a few that have full history but pick and choose their games and sell the spares to mates. I also know quite a few (the same folks) that would gladly pay £18 to keep up their booking history (TBF they didnít this time, because they assumed theyíd have to pick up the tickets over there)Ö canít say I blame em, as in all honesty Iíd do the same if I could.
the club have slightly started to crack down on it in the EPL, a certain number of tickets are randomly pick up at the away ticket office and you have to show ID to get them . I know people who have been caught and handed 3 game bans . It needs addressing properly

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4333 on: September 20, 2023, 11:12:28 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

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League - Alkmaar, Legia and Zrinjski
« Reply #4334 on: September 20, 2023, 11:15:15 AM »
Pretty amazing to read fans of a club which claims to be big and important, yet hasn't won anything in more than a quarter of a century, turning their noses up at a European competition.

I imagine the European Cup when we won it wasn't a big competition as a lot of the 'best clubs' weren't in that either.

 


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