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Offline DB

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1725 on: April 03, 2024, 10:55:07 AM »
Must be killing Spuds fans that they will want Arsenal to progress in the CL by beating Bayern.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1726 on: April 03, 2024, 10:55:48 AM »
Must be killing Spuds fans that they will want Arsenal to progress in the CL by beating Bayern.

At least the more sensibly bitter ones would revel in Kane's potlessness.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1727 on: April 03, 2024, 10:59:33 AM »
They were hammered by Fulham, it doesn't matter who the oppo is.

It seems to for them being as they are a midtable* team who only play well as one-off games and then play crap against teams around them.

* Or top 4 on xG (which is still wrong looking at a table I found).

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1728 on: April 03, 2024, 02:48:09 PM »
Win today and win v Arsenal then Title will be back into the contention thread !

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1729 on: April 03, 2024, 04:11:02 PM »
Win today and win v Arsenal then Title will be back into the contention thread !

Very unlikely to happen but I thought the same.

Welcome back, and hope you had a good Easter.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1730 on: April 03, 2024, 10:19:06 PM »
There are hopefully mitigating factors that explain the selection tonight. But shipping 8 goals in the last couple of games against teams in and around us isnt great, acknowledging though that were battling at a high level.

We need to win at the weekend and we need to win well.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1731 on: April 03, 2024, 10:27:00 PM »
Come on Chelsea!!!

*vomits*

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1732 on: April 03, 2024, 10:28:57 PM »
Conceding 5 vs newcastle
 4 vs spurs
4 2nite

If we want CL this has to improve next year or we will get thumped in that competition.  Conceding far too many goals in single games

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1733 on: April 03, 2024, 10:30:02 PM »
No need to panic, Man U will get a point from their next two maximum. 4th or 5th is where we are finishing.

Offline AV84

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1734 on: April 03, 2024, 10:33:50 PM »
Finishing 5th would feel like a disappointment to me. I know it's an improvement on last year, and there's a fair chance still that it will get a CL spot, but "Top 4" still has a little bit of a special feel about it, and we spent so much of this season in 4th or above, it would be a shame to get pipped at the post by Spurs.

Offline Villan82

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1735 on: April 03, 2024, 10:35:04 PM »
We haven't finished 5th since 1997...

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1736 on: April 03, 2024, 10:50:45 PM »
Need to win Saturday and then we need to avoid another hiding when we go to Arsenal.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1737 on: April 03, 2024, 10:56:06 PM »
Conceding 5 vs newcastle
 4 vs spurs
4 2nite

If we want CL this has to improve next year or we will get thumped in that competition.  Conceding far too many goals in single games

Moaning about a competition we're not even in? That's a new one.

Offline Paul.S

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1738 on: April 03, 2024, 11:13:00 PM »
Conceding 5 vs newcastle
 4 vs spurs
4 2nite

If we want CL this has to improve next year or we will get thumped in that competition.  Conceding far too many goals in single games

Its a good job weve got someone in charge who knows a little bit about the game then.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1739 on: April 03, 2024, 11:20:28 PM »
Conceding 5 vs newcastle
 4 vs spurs
4 2nite

If we want CL this has to improve next year or we will get thumped in that competition.  Conceding far too many goals in single games

Moaning about a competition we're not even in? That's a new one.

I would also mention that the format is play two matches from each "pot" and 8 different teams. So the chances are we get two really good teams, two poor ones and 4 in between. And we only need to finish in the top 24 (out of 32) to progress further in Europe, either in EL or CL. But even if we do get knocked out early, it is 40mil plus in money towards players (based on Newcastle's earning this season) and would also mean we had the second half of the season free to concentrate on improving league positions further.

 


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