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Offline Brazilian Villain

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1170 on: March 04, 2024, 11:39:53 AM »
We need to stop thinking of ourselves as the team in first place in a race for fourth, and start thinking as the team at the back of the pack in the race for the title - the shark just below the surface.

Agreed 100%.

Liverpool vs Manchester City Asterisk playing next weekend, so someones dropping points.

If we beat Spurs, you just never know!!

Yes indeed. I have a feeling we will do the double over either Arsenal or Man City.

I get the impression that some here have written off the games against the top 3. Think Arsenal away will be the toughest so a loss there, a draw at Citeh and home win against Liverpool, isn't beyond the realms of possibility. Doubt any of them will be looking forward to playing us.

As an aside, I think Arsenal at 4/1 for the title seems fairly generous. Still think Citeh will win it, but they're not the Citeh of old and Liverpool are getting results despite not playing brilliantly.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1171 on: March 04, 2024, 12:25:54 PM »
The European competition format for next season explained.

https://x.com/eurofootcom/status/1764618992973393920?s=46

Offline Meanwood Villa

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1172 on: March 04, 2024, 01:54:26 PM »
The European competition format for next season explained.

https://x.com/eurofootcom/status/1764618992973393920?s=46

Such a shit format

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1173 on: March 04, 2024, 01:58:27 PM »
Call me stupid, but I don't understand the format or the point...

Offline Richard

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1174 on: March 04, 2024, 01:59:55 PM »
I'm sick of both UEFA and FIFA increasing the amount of games in their competitions, where is it all going to end?

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1175 on: March 04, 2024, 02:01:41 PM »
I'm sick of both UEFA and FIFA increasing the amount of games in their competitions, where is it all going to end?

When they have all of the moneys...

Offline LeeB

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1176 on: March 04, 2024, 02:03:01 PM »
Call me stupid, but I don't understand the format or the point...

Everyone plays 8 games instead of 6. The point is money.

Offline TaxDodger

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1177 on: March 04, 2024, 02:05:11 PM »
The European competition format for next season explained.

https://x.com/eurofootcom/status/1764618992973393920?s=46

Utterly, utterly woeful.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1178 on: March 04, 2024, 02:22:32 PM »
Itís to offset or appease those intent on a possible Super League. Money is king. It always has been.

Offline AV82EC

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1179 on: March 04, 2024, 02:39:29 PM »
I quite like it. Beats the utterly shit and moribund group format that currently exists.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1180 on: March 04, 2024, 02:53:24 PM »
Genuine question - is Champions League football all that really.  Yes, there is significant additional revenue, but does it really make a major impact if you are only in it for one season as opposed to being in it for every season over an extended period of time?

Of course it would be great to be in it and testing ourselves against that quality of opposition, but look at Newcastle this season - finished bottom of the group and out of Europe altogether.  Hopefully, we can of course become a regular fixture in it, but I just wonder how much of an impact one season will actually have?

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1181 on: March 04, 2024, 02:56:50 PM »
Well one season probably wonít, although it will attract players. Itís more the point of breaking through with the potential to have more seasons.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1182 on: March 04, 2024, 02:59:48 PM »
Genuine question - is Champions League football all that really.  Yes, there is significant additional revenue, but does it really make a major impact if you are only in it for one season as opposed to being in it for every season over an extended period of time?

Of course it would be great to be in it and testing ourselves against that quality of opposition, but look at Newcastle this season - finished bottom of the group and out of Europe altogether.  Hopefully, we can of course become a regular fixture in it, but I just wonder how much of an impact one season will actually have?

I'm personally ambivalent to it. I'll watch it if we're playing, and certainly won't if we're not. I know it's important for income and marketing etc, but they feel like other people's jobs. I'm just a fan so I don't get too involved with that side of things.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1183 on: March 04, 2024, 03:00:31 PM »
Genuine question - is Champions League football all that really.  Yes, there is significant additional revenue, but does it really make a major impact if you are only in it for one season as opposed to being in it for every season over an extended period of time?

Of course it would be great to be in it and testing ourselves against that quality of opposition, but look at Newcastle this season - finished bottom of the group and out of Europe altogether.  Hopefully, we can of course become a regular fixture in it, but I just wonder how much of an impact one season will actually have?

 Newcastle had Howe (no exp in Europe), we have Emery. Iíd give us a fighting chance

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1184 on: March 04, 2024, 03:29:20 PM »
Itís to offset or appease those intent on a possible Super League. Money is king. It always has been.
The fact we are currently above 3 of the 6 teams who declared themselves in the new Super League with drawbridge firmly pulled up just shows what a disgusting attempt it was to hijack our game forever.  Despicable bastards.

 


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