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Offline Nii Lamptey

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1680 on: April 01, 2024, 10:52:48 AM »
I wouldn't read too much into the Euro away results.

Emery has seemed to set the team up for the occasion. ie. Where we've had a big Premier League game looming, he's rested a few players or got us to stay in second gear (eg. Ajax away).

I think it will be different against Lille. He's the Jedi Master of European football and I have faith that he knows what he's doing.   UTV

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1681 on: April 01, 2024, 11:10:11 AM »
Emery has masterfully managed our progress through Europe so far utilising the whole squad and apart from getting caught cold in Warsaw we haven’t really been in trouble in any of the games. I think our results post Euro games have been alright as well. I’ve no doubt the CL would be a step up but I’m sure he’d find a way to make us competitive and I trust in him fully. I also don’t think we’d be doing a Newcastle either.

Online Monty

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1682 on: April 01, 2024, 11:43:59 AM »
I think we have to face the likelihood that we'll be fifth going into next weekend having played a game more. If so, let's not lose it.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1683 on: April 01, 2024, 11:47:41 AM »
I fancy West Ham to get a result against Spurs.

Online Monty

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1684 on: April 01, 2024, 11:49:07 AM »
I'm not sure, that was a hugely damaging defeat psychologically. But I suppose it wouldn't surprise me massively either.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1685 on: April 01, 2024, 11:56:20 AM »
Spurs have been just as patchy as us, in fact the only time they've looked better than us, was when they of course, played us. Other than that, since the start of Feb they needed a last minute winner to beat Brighton, lost at home to Wolves, made heavy weather of it against Palace, got smashed by Fulham, and needed a late winner against Luton. I think they will finish above us because their run in is much easier, but hopefully we'll push them close.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1686 on: April 01, 2024, 12:00:29 PM »
Percy, you wondered how we'd done when we've gone behind.

Points gained from losing positions (up to 17th March)

Liverpool         23
Man City          21
Spurs               19
West Ham       15
Brighton           14
Villa                   13
Bournemouth  12
Chelsea            12
Wolves              11
Brentford            9
Crystal P             9
Luton                   9
Man U                 9
Arsenal               8
Forest                  6
Fulham                5
Everton                3
Newcastle           3
Sheff Utd             3
Burnley                 1

That’s a lot better than I perceived it to be.

Me too. But we’ve lost just 3 points from winning positions.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1687 on: April 01, 2024, 12:04:25 PM »
They've got West Ham, Newcastle and Liverpool away, and Man City and Arsenal at home. It's not a doddle for them.

Online Monty

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1688 on: April 01, 2024, 02:02:43 PM »
Spurs have been just as patchy as us, in fact the only time they've looked better than us, was when they of course, played us. Other than that, since the start of Feb they needed a last minute winner to beat Brighton, lost at home to Wolves, made heavy weather of it against Palace, got smashed by Fulham, and needed a late winner against Luton. I think they will finish above us because their run in is much easier, but hopefully we'll push them close.

They've blown hot and cold but they looked pretty ominous against us and even against Luton, who to be fair they absolutely battered. Hopefully they can get back to dodgy form soon, but that's the position we're in.

Offline Demitri_C

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1689 on: April 01, 2024, 09:37:05 PM »
Spurs have been just as patchy as us, in fact the only time they've looked better than us, was when they of course, played us. Other than that, since the start of Feb they needed a last minute winner to beat Brighton, lost at home to Wolves, made heavy weather of it against Palace, got smashed by Fulham, and needed a late winner against Luton. I think they will finish above us because their run in is much easier, but hopefully we'll push them close.

Im convinced if spurs were in europe like we are they wouldnt even be in top 8. No europes certainly benefited them.

Offline rob_bridge

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1690 on: April 01, 2024, 10:15:46 PM »
Spurs have been just as patchy as us, in fact the only time they've looked better than us, was when they of course, played us. Other than that, since the start of Feb they needed a last minute winner to beat Brighton, lost at home to Wolves, made heavy weather of it against Palace, got smashed by Fulham, and needed a late winner against Luton. I think they will finish above us because their run in is much easier, but hopefully we'll push them close.

Im convinced if spurs were in europe like we are they wouldnt even be in top 8. No europes certainly benefited them.

Agree but probably counted against Brighton and Ammers this year.

We have handled it pretty well albeit in a lower quality competition.

Seeing what happened to the Toon and Salford Trafford we'd need to manage resources smartly between May and August this year more than ever should we qulaify for CL.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1691 on: April 01, 2024, 10:51:21 PM »
I fancy West Ham to get a result against Spurs.

Let’s fucking hope so. If they’re going to do that they have to keep Antonio on the pitch.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1692 on: April 01, 2024, 10:54:57 PM »
And not bring Phillips on.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1693 on: April 02, 2024, 09:36:46 AM »
I do think the West Ham vs Spurs game is big. We could really do with West Ham getting something. Hopefully they’ll be laser focused after cocking it up against the Barcodes.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1694 on: April 02, 2024, 09:49:29 AM »
They've got West Ham, Newcastle and Liverpool away, and Man City and Arsenal at home. It's not a doddle for them.

Yep, can't see how that's any easier than ours.

 


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