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Europa League Draw - Gent (BEL)

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

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  1. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Andy Thompson

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    So there's Gent and Genk still in the competition? :confused:
     
  2. parklane1

    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    Well it would be silly to say i expect us to win it, but there is no EXCUSE not to go out and name teams so we can TRY and win it.
     
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  3. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Robinson

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    Well i think you DID say you expect us to win it, hence my question; agreed that we should try and win it (but i do understand there may be a time when fixture, injuries, etc might make us de-prioritise the competition..)
     
  4. paxtonwolf

    paxtonwolf Willie Hall

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    It will moved anyway due to the EL match on the Thursday. Just a matter whether it may get picked for Monday night football, and if not what time ko will be on the Sunday afternoon
     
  5. parklane1

    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    Well you read it wrong.
     
  6. Kandi1977

    Kandi1977 Paul Walsh

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    Well that's a first getting what I preferred!
     
  7. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Robinson

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    Sorry to be pedantic, but where did i read you wrong?

     
  8. SpurSF

    SpurSF Terry Yorath

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    Little underrated benefit of the draw is Fiorentina v Monchengladbach and Roma v Villareal. That guarantees that two of the better sides left in the competition will be killed off in the first round.
     
  9. parklane1

    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    How about too many games close to each other, saving players for the Saturday game, too far to travel, playing games on a Thursday/Sunday, its a mickey mouse tournament ( which we are to good to be in, in some fans eyes), finishing among the losers ( top four)is more important then actually winning something, and all the other flimflam reasons that are thrown up about this cup.
     
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  10. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Robinson

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    Right....
     
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    Kandi1977 Paul Walsh

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    And Celta Vigo - Shaktar and Anderlecht - Zenit
     
  12. parklane1

    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    Indeed, and one of the reasons i posted earlier there are no excuses not to go out and TRY and win this by name sides strong enough to do so.
     
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    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Ghent too.
     
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  14. Vega

    Vega Neil Sullivan

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    As someone posted earlier, we have no game after the first leg so play a strong side there and try and kill the tie, after the return leg we play Stoke at home which wont be easy.
     
  15. parklane1

    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    Well if we get a good result in the first leg we can do that, otherwise we should play our strongest side in the return, then let Stoke take care of its self once we have done so. Lets really try and win something for a change.
     
  16. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Nayim

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    We should play to win this now

    It's less game to get a champions league place and a trophy

    Yes we could get knocked out as it's a cup game ultimately but we will always know what we need to do when we start the game by the nature of a two legged game
     
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    paxtonwolf Willie Hall

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    Not yet, but get past Villa and another decent draw and we might have though
     
  18. Vega

    Vega Neil Sullivan

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    make a judgement game by game would be prudent.
     
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    Jurgen the German Andy Thompson

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    Probably means the FA Cup will get mugged off at the expense of the EL.
     
  20. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Justin Edinburgh

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    I don't think we need to mug either off at the expense of the other at all yet.

    In this last 32 round I cannot see any real reason why we cannot play our first choice team (or at least very close to it).

    We should cross the hurdle of possible later rounds in the EL and FA Cups if and when we get to them. Of course our positioning in the league will also dictate things somewhat.
     
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