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Author Topic: Champions League Contention  (Read 210893 times)

Offline Smithy

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2400 on: April 16, 2024, 02:45:54 PM »
I think Maddison is a cracking player, who would add to pretty much any squad in the premier league.  I also think he's a bit of a twat.  The two are not mutually exclusive.  I'd hoped we were in for him last summer, but I think we've done perfectly well without him.

It's interesting to think that if he was available this summer I'd still be interested, but I don't think he walks into our first team.  His international future is probably buggered though, as he's just an older, not quite as good Cole Palmer.

Offline Demitri_C

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2401 on: April 16, 2024, 03:50:10 PM »
We massively need athletico madrid to win. Theybhave a very slender lead agajnst dortmund. Veey tough place to go

Offline Footy-Vill

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2402 on: April 16, 2024, 05:13:03 PM »
We massively need athletico madrid to win. Theybhave a very slender lead agajnst dortmund. Veey tough place to go

Let us dream of Athletico next season . All the discipline needed and hope lessons learnt for John McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Diego Carlos, Emi Buendia, Tyrone Mings and Jhon Duran, Ezri Konsa and of course Emi Martinez when tasked with facing them!

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2403 on: April 16, 2024, 05:19:13 PM »
Yeah I think for Spurs fans they're in a bit of a moment of disillusion. Getting Champions League is more important for us than for them - they're established at a certain level with respect to revenues and reputation, and we're trying to establish that for ourselves.

However, as mentioned a few times, the changes to the CL this season just means you can be 24th out of 36, and can still continue in Europe with a two legged match to determine either CL or Europa. So you could get the boosted money in the Champs league, and then still have the glory chase for silverware in the lower competition second half of the season.

Potential teams for next year should be:
Inter, Milan, Juventus, Roma, Bologna,
Leverkusen, Bayern, Stuttgart, Dortmund/ Leipzig, (Depends on 4th/5th finish and coefficient)
Citeh, Arsenal, Liverpool, Villa/Spurs, (Depends on 4th/5th finish and coefficient)
Real, Barca, Girona, Athletico
PSG, brest, Monaco, Lille (although 4th place has to play a qualifying round win).
PSV, Feynoord, Twente /Alkmaar (Depending on 3rd place finish and qualifying round win)
Sporting, Benfica (runners-up plays a qualifier)
Union St Gilloise, Anderlecht, (runners-up plays a qualifier)
Celtic, Rangers (runners-up plays a qualifier)
Salzburg, SturmGraz. (runners-up plays a qualifier)

That list alone is close to 33 teams. I think we can easily finish halfway up a league containing them even only playing 8 of them once.

Thinking more about Champions League - well Villa are likely to play  a league winner due to pots and seedings.
So it's fair to expect a match vs Real Madrid, PSG, or Inter Milan!

Offline LeeB

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2404 on: April 16, 2024, 05:28:51 PM »
With spurs anyone noticed how maddsions forms dipped? He seems to be a player that thrives when teams doing well but when they doing shit he seems to go hiding and throws tantrums

That's because he's an absolute wanker.

Offline Demitri_C

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2405 on: April 16, 2024, 05:42:26 PM »
With spurs anyone noticed how maddsions forms dipped? He seems to be a player that thrives when teams doing well but when they doing shit he seems to go hiding and throws tantrums

That's because he's an absolute wanker.

😂😂😂😂😂

I love your posts lee 😂

Offline LeeB

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2406 on: April 16, 2024, 05:45:07 PM »
With spurs anyone noticed how maddsions forms dipped? He seems to be a player that thrives when teams doing well but when they doing shit he seems to go hiding and throws tantrums

That's because he's an absolute wanker.

😂😂😂😂😂

I love your posts lee 😂

You're too kind brother.

Offline KevinGage

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2407 on: April 16, 2024, 06:41:37 PM »
When Lesta really needed their better players to come to the party in the final third of last season he pissed the bed.

Not just underwhelming performances (like Yuri, in fairness). But presenting clear cut chances to the opposition.

A flake.

Offline Somniloquism

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2408 on: April 16, 2024, 07:17:19 PM »
Yeah I think for Spurs fans they're in a bit of a moment of disillusion. Getting Champions League is more important for us than for them - they're established at a certain level with respect to revenues and reputation, and we're trying to establish that for ourselves.

However, as mentioned a few times, the changes to the CL this season just means you can be 24th out of 36, and can still continue in Europe with a two legged match to determine either CL or Europa. So you could get the boosted money in the Champs league, and then still have the glory chase for silverware in the lower competition second half of the season.

Potential teams for next year should be:
Inter, Milan, Juventus, Roma, Bologna,
Leverkusen, Bayern, Stuttgart, Dortmund/ Leipzig, (Depends on 4th/5th finish and coefficient)
Citeh, Arsenal, Liverpool, Villa/Spurs, (Depends on 4th/5th finish and coefficient)
Real, Barca, Girona, Athletico
PSG, brest, Monaco, Lille (although 4th place has to play a qualifying round win).
PSV, Feynoord, Twente /Alkmaar (Depending on 3rd place finish and qualifying round win)
Sporting, Benfica (runners-up plays a qualifier)
Union St Gilloise, Anderlecht, (runners-up plays a qualifier)
Celtic, Rangers (runners-up plays a qualifier)
Salzburg, SturmGraz. (runners-up plays a qualifier)

That list alone is close to 33 teams. I think we can easily finish halfway up a league containing them even only playing 8 of them once.

Thinking more about Champions League - well Villa are likely to play  a league winner due to pots and seedings.
So it's fair to expect a match vs Real Madrid, PSG, or Inter Milan!

It will be two from pot one. So could be two league winners out of the 9 in there. And I'm guessing like normal, country rules stop two teams from the same country so Liverpool and Citeh would be ruled out if they were. We might be pot 3 or 4 because of the lack of European games until this year as well.

Offline Demitri_C

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2409 on: April 16, 2024, 07:21:35 PM »
Imagine villa vs rangers or celtic at villa park that would be some game

Offline Pete3206

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2410 on: April 16, 2024, 07:25:04 PM »
No thanks

Offline Chris Harte

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2411 on: April 16, 2024, 07:27:17 PM »
Yeah I think for Spurs fans they're in a bit of a moment of disillusion. Getting Champions League is more important for us than for them - they're established at a certain level with respect to revenues and reputation, and we're trying to establish that for ourselves.

However, as mentioned a few times, the changes to the CL this season just means you can be 24th out of 36, and can still continue in Europe with a two legged match to determine either CL or Europa. So you could get the boosted money in the Champs league, and then still have the glory chase for silverware in the lower competition second half of the season.

Potential teams for next year should be:
Inter, Milan, Juventus, Roma, Bologna,
Leverkusen, Bayern, Stuttgart, Dortmund/ Leipzig, (Depends on 4th/5th finish and coefficient)
Citeh, Arsenal, Liverpool, Villa/Spurs, (Depends on 4th/5th finish and coefficient)
Real, Barca, Girona, Athletico
PSG, brest, Monaco, Lille (although 4th place has to play a qualifying round win).
PSV, Feynoord, Twente /Alkmaar (Depending on 3rd place finish and qualifying round win)
Sporting, Benfica (runners-up plays a qualifier)
Union St Gilloise, Anderlecht, (runners-up plays a qualifier)
Celtic, Rangers (runners-up plays a qualifier)
Salzburg, SturmGraz. (runners-up plays a qualifier)

That list alone is close to 33 teams. I think we can easily finish halfway up a league containing them even only playing 8 of them once.

Thinking more about Champions League - well Villa are likely to play  a league winner due to pots and seedings.
So it's fair to expect a match vs Real Madrid, PSG, or Inter Milan!

Oh, not them again!

Offline Chris Harte

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2412 on: April 16, 2024, 07:30:20 PM »
We massively need athletico madrid to win. Theybhave a very slender lead agajnst dortmund. Veey tough place to go
We need to beat Bournemouth and Chelsea more, in my opinion. Beat them pair and we'll be nine points clear of Spurs before they kick another ball. Imagine that.

Offline Ads

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2413 on: April 16, 2024, 07:35:38 PM »
We massively need athletico madrid to win. Theybhave a very slender lead agajnst dortmund. Veey tough place to go
We need to beat Bournemouth and Chelsea more, in my opinion. Beat them pair and we'll be nine points clear of Spurs before they kick another ball. Imagine that.

If we win our next two games, we'll be 9 points clear of Tottenham.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2414 on: April 16, 2024, 07:42:42 PM »
We massively need athletico madrid to win. Theybhave a very slender lead agajnst dortmund. Veey tough place to go
We need to beat Bournemouth and Chelsea more, in my opinion. Beat them pair and we'll be nine points clear of Spurs before they kick another ball. Imagine that.

If we win our next two games, we'll be 9 points clear of Tottenham.

Thatís what he said isnít it?

 


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