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Offline Demitri_C

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2685 on: April 22, 2024, 01:21:19 PM »
Brighton v Aston Villa moved from Saturday 4 May to Sunday 5 May 2pm due to Europa Conference League Semi Final
Same day as Liverpool v Spurs 430pm.

This is how Villa and Spurs matches play

27 April
Villa v Chelsea 8pm
28 April
Spurs v Arsenal 430pm
2 May
Chelsea v Spurs 730pm, Villa v Olympiacos 8pm
5 May
Brighton V Villa, Liverpool v Spurs
9 May
Olympiacos v Villa 8pm
11 May
Spurs v Burnley 3pm
13 May
Villa v Liverpool 8pm
14 May
Spurs v Man City 8pm
19 May
Palace v Villa, Sheffield Utd v Spurs both matches 4pm

Thanks for that. Its actually good news the liverpool games now a monday night ko as will be a tiring trip from greece so the extra days rest will help for a already tough game.

Hopefully we will would have gone through in conference league (fingers crossed) so the fans will be really up for it in that scenerio

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2686 on: April 22, 2024, 01:26:14 PM »
Chelsea home  is a must win match and puts us 9 clear before Spurs even play

As much as I can see Villa beating Chelsea and can see Chelsea hammering Spurs when they play !

No it's not.

Offline supertom

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2687 on: April 22, 2024, 01:32:59 PM »
If we open up the gap to 7/9 points before Spurs next kick a ball, that puts an enormous amount of pressure on them. With who they have to play, if they ended up finishing 4th you'd have to say hats off but any points against Chelsea for us and it may just give Spurs too much to do. Games in hand or not.

Offline Rigadon

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2688 on: April 22, 2024, 01:35:14 PM »
Chelsea home  is a must win match and puts us 9 clear before Spurs even play

As much as I can see Villa beating Chelsea and can see Chelsea hammering Spurs when they play !

No it's not.

You're probably right, but I can see the sentiment behind the original statement.  It does feel like another 3 points would make it really (really) hard for Spurs to chase down with their run in.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2689 on: April 22, 2024, 01:41:25 PM »
It's not must win but a win would be huge and as I think I've said before would put Spurs under the sort of pressure that they've consistently struggled with for years.

Given the games they've got I reckon 70 points would be a very big ask for Spurs so getting to the brink of that with 3 games would be massive. If we don't do it though it's not going to mean the sky is falling.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2690 on: April 22, 2024, 01:42:36 PM »
If we open up the gap to 7/9 points before Spurs next kick a ball, that puts an enormous amount of pressure on them. With who they have to play, if they ended up finishing 4th you'd have to say hats off but any points against Chelsea for us and it may just give Spurs too much to do. Games in hand or not.

73 points is target in my opinion although 71  could just be enough

Offline Drummond

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2691 on: April 22, 2024, 01:44:31 PM »
Chelsea home  is a must win match and puts us 9 clear before Spurs even play

As much as I can see Villa beating Chelsea and can see Chelsea hammering Spurs when they play !

No it's not.

You're probably right, but I can see the sentiment behind the original statement.  It does feel like another 3 points would make it really (really) hard for Spurs to chase down with their run in.

People gave in before and had us finishing 7th (I think it was that anyway) and that was only recently. Spurs have been hammered in two of their last away games and got a 1-1 draw in the other. If they were winning every game, then perhaps there would be merit in it being a 'must-win' but they aren't and there isn't.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2692 on: April 22, 2024, 01:45:26 PM »
And whilst they have Arsenal at home, they follow it with aways at Chelsea and Liverpool.

Offline Somniloquism

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2693 on: April 22, 2024, 02:53:21 PM »
People gave in before and had us finishing 7th (I think it was that anyway) and that was only recently. Spurs have been hammered in two of their last away games and got a 1-1 draw in the other. If they were winning every game, then perhaps there would be merit in it being a 'must-win' but they aren't and there isn't.

The Chelsea match is one of those were we could let in a lot of stupid goals ala the FA Cup match. So that is definitely something we want to stop happening as it could give Spurs the boost for their match. However if we win then the pressure will be on them to get all the points. I thought the same thing happened when Spurs were beaten badly the day before we played, the pressure was off us a bit and piled on Arsenal to must win with the Citeh and Liverpool results.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2694 on: April 22, 2024, 09:36:23 PM »
Amazon will have 17 first-pick Champions League matches on Tuesday nights from next season.
Amazonís limited number of games are first-pick, which the company has said guarantees they will be coveted matches featuring English teams, up until the semi-finals.


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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2695 on: April 22, 2024, 09:49:23 PM »
Amazon will have 17 first-pick Champions League matches on Tuesday nights from next season.
Amazonís limited number of games are first-pick, which the company has said guarantees they will be coveted matches featuring English teams, up until the semi-finals.



This sits in the space of jinx territory. Letís worry about scheduling once weíre in it.

Offline tomd2103

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2696 on: April 23, 2024, 01:23:08 AM »
It's not must win but a win would be huge and as I think I've said before would put Spurs under the sort of pressure that they've consistently struggled with for years.

Given the games they've got I reckon 70 points would be a very big ask for Spurs so getting to the brink of that with 3 games would be massive. If we don't do it though it's not going to mean the sky is falling.

Might not be a 'must win' but it is in the 'would be extremely handy to win' category as a 9 point gap would be significant at this stage and with the fixtures Spurs have got left.

Offline Demitri_C

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2697 on: April 23, 2024, 08:50:19 AM »
If chelsea fans cant qualify for europe they will happily lose this game saturday if it helps us and fucks spurs for 4th. They hate spurs more than arsenal these days

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2698 on: April 23, 2024, 08:51:46 AM »
If chelsea fans cant qualify for europe they will happily lose this game saturday if it helps us and fucks spurs for 4th. They hate spurs more than arsenal these days

Iím assuming the fans wonít be playing though. Although it is Chelsea so you never know.

Offline DB

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2699 on: April 23, 2024, 09:20:08 AM »
Positive view, they have a very tough run-in, they have a key injuries recently, they looked pretty poor defensively in recent games vs Fulham and Newcastle - not sure the manager has plan B to the way they play. Also, Maddison looks half the player he was at the start of the season.
That said, we just win and do it ourselves.

 


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