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Europa League Draw - Gent (BEL)

Discussion in 'Classic Threads' started by Jordinho, 8 Dec 2016.

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  1. Denmark Spur

    Denmark Spur Mitchell Thomas

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    They are group winners - we cant draw them.
     
  2. Vega

    Vega Neil Sullivan

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    If we are predicting teams that we CANT draw, i think its going to be Utd all day long.
     
  3. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Because we're the best team in the competition and winning a trophy is the next stage in the development of this side. This should be our best opportunity to win European silverware since 1984.
     
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    glorygloryeze Paul Robinson

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    I'd LOVE us to win a trophy, especially a European one. But the bolded bit is just nonsense, i'm sorry
     
  5. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Andy Thompson

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    We are the best side in it IMO too

    It's whether we take it serious or not

    It's probably our best route into the champions league next season and couple that with a trophy it would be brilliant
     
  6. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Bookmakers make us second favourite behind United, and we're definitely a better side than them (yesterday's result would only have been the away leg after all).
     
  7. Jordinho

    Jordinho John White Staff Member

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    Our chance of finishing in the top 4 is much higher. One bad result and you're out of a cup.
     
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    Jurgen the German Colin Calderwood

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    The FA Cup is the one we should go all out for. If we get to the last 16 of the EL then play a full strength team from then on. Until then, play the kids.
     
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    spurspinter1 Clint Dempsey

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    Indeed. For me a big part of it is that I'd much rather have the chance to see Spurs play in some big venues in Europe and for us to prove ourselves, bar a run here and there we have always been found wanting when it comes the real competition aspect. Success breeds success and up until we reach it the circle jerk of our style and youth can pass the time but it can't be the sole objective.

    This will also see players given more time on the pitch that perhaps wouldn't have been available, one would hope it could lift maybe Janssen or Sissoko in to some form; Winks is in a position where he should be playing regularly as well. It's the squad management to enable us to compete on all fronts, after considerable time to shape the squad, realistically though when it comes to it we all know what happens. I've been impressed by Pochetino at times, but my main doubt of him coming here was that he hasn't won trophies as of yet. Either we should have the squad depth needed, or we need to make some savvy moves in January which I doubt we will attempt. But here is a chance to display the determination and tenacity needed to actually win something, hopefully a nice draw to start off with would help.
     
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  10. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    FA cup = EL
    EL cup = CL

    Plus we know there are 5 other very strong teams in the FA cup at this point in time.

    There's also only two (should be fairly easy + no parallel LC commitments) games until the last 16.
     
  11. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Robinson

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    Yeah, didn't the bookies make us favourite to get through our CL as well?
    Definitely a better side than Man U? Even though we limply lost to them yesterday when it was THEM that had to play on Thursday and AWAY in the far reaches of the Ukraine?

    Has supporting Spurs all these years taught you nothing about "definitely being the better side"??
    Sometimes tactics, coaching and know how from a manager can trump many things: our manager is probably the LEAST experienced in actually WINNING A TROPHY out of all the teams. Not knocking Poch but PLEASE STOP with the hyperbole.
     
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  12. Ade's folks are ok really

    Ade's folks are ok really Gus Poyet

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    D'oh! Bloody idiot! Ok, i'll go for either a tricky one v Borussia MG or Legia... or a typical long haul to Krasnodar :eek:(
     
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    Jurgen the German Colin Calderwood

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    We're in touch with the top 4 (3 pts behind). The EL is a massive slog just to get to the semis. What did Liverpool have to show for their EL run last season? An 8th place finish. IF we get to the last 16 or last 8 then I would be willing to revise my opinion but this tournament is like groundhog day for us i.e. we get to the last 16 then crash out, almost like the competition is designed to keep teams in it rather than prepare them for the big jump to the CL.
     
  14. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Vedran Corluka

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    Utd draw St-Etienne
     
  15. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Andy Thompson

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    Very cushy journey that
     
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    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Denmark Spur Mitchell Thomas

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    Great draw :)
     
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    Glenda's Legs Vedran Corluka

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    glorygloryeze Paul Robinson

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    Bedfordspurs Andy Thompson

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