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OMT Tottenham Hotspur v Ajax - the second leg

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by NLS, 5 May 2019.

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Man of the match

Poll closed 11 May 2019.
  1. Dele

    2.0%
  2. Llorente

    1.0%
  3. Lloris

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Moura

    90.1%
  5. Rose

    4.0%
  6. Sissoko

    3.0%
  1. milo

    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    I think that it should. Having more teams in it builds in inequality within domestic leagues and makes it harder for clubs to break through but you can only play the competitions as they are currently formatted and it is a huge achievement for us to get to the final. It's the biggest club game in world football and we are there. It is churlish for anyone to complain about rules that their clubs have also benefited from.
     
  2. Briddo1882

    Briddo1882 Bobby Zamora

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    I am still fudging smiling - reading about the game, watching interviews, watching people’s videos and twitter feeds. I still can’t believe it.

    WE. ARE. IN. THE. FINAL. OF. THE. CHAMPIONS. LEAGUE!!
     
  3. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Alf Ramsey

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    The title of the competition is a misnomer, one designed with marketing in mind. At the end of the day it's just a cup competition, but one that only the leading clubs in each European country can qualify for based on the historical strength of their leagues. In the same way that the top two divisions in England only enter the FA Cup at round 3, or the top PL clubs enter the League Cup at the later stages.

    And if it's a fraud for non-champions to be allowed into the Champions League, what about the even bigger fraud of allowing only Group Stage flops to compete for a European trophy?
     
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  4. FatBloke

    FatBloke Milenko Acimovic

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    All that's missing is a last minute bicycle kick from a Brazilian...
     
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  5. r-u-s-x

    r-u-s-x Young-Pyo Lee

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    yes that's brick also -
     
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  6. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Vedran Corluka

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    I've not seen anything reported so I assume there was no crowd trouble before or after the game. I had been worried there might be some.
     
  7. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Just watching the 2nd half again, wow, wow and more wow
     
  8. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    All the Ajax fans clapping at FT was pretty special too
     
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  9. the dza

    the dza Christian Ziege

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    This has to be the most resounding victory ever for a player in a GG 'man of the match' poll.
     
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  10. fernadez

    fernadez Ben Thatcher

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    Trippier getting called out for his defending by a 8 year old.
     
  11. AdamB

    AdamB Ian Walker

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    Just watched to goals again as well. Can't count the number of times I've seen them now...
     
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  12. FatBloke

    FatBloke Milenko Acimovic

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    As much as I hate UEFA, I'm going to defend them. The CL is such a big deal precisely because it involves all (well, almost all) the big clubs. I'd say it's so big that getting to the QF stages is equivalent to getting to the final of the Europa League. I reckon more people remember losing CL finalists than Europa League winners -- unless their own club is involved, of course.

    In fact, at the moment I'd say the order of prestige is something like this:

    CL > > Prem > > Europa > FA Cup > League Cup

    Back in the '80s, I suspect it would have been different. And closer:

    European Cup > UEFA Cup > English Div 1 > FA Cup > Cup Winners' > League Cup

    Of course, there are other factors. For a Spurs fan, for example, the Prem and FA Cup get added importance because we've not won them for so damn long. For a ManU or Chelsea fan, it's not so big a deal. But my point stands. If the CL was a smaller competition, it wouldn't be anything like as important as it is.
     
  13. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Alf Ramsey

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    Let's face it, the Europa Cup is in reality the Losers' Cup.
     
  14. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Vedran Corluka

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    Just watching the goals snippet on the OS, and I still find myself yelling yeeeeesssss as that last goal goes in.
    Unbelievable, still.
     
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  15. parklane1

    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    I have still not got my voice back, what a night. This is what it is all about all the years of traveling, getting depressed, getting tinkled on, getting stranded on motorways, never getting home as often as i should, spending loads of money on Spurs, being let down by Spurs, losing jobs because i would not work weekends, i could go on.

    But WHAT A NIGHT.
     
  16. nayenezgani

    nayenezgani Mauricio Taricco

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    The Korean celebrations were awesome.
     
  17. Gazza

    Gazza Mauricio Taricco

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    Arya Stark vs the Night King comes to mind
     
  18. nayenezgani

    nayenezgani Mauricio Taricco

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    nayenezgani Mauricio Taricco

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  20. AdamB

    AdamB Ian Walker

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    I still can't believe we're in the CL Final! Keep expecting something to change - these things dont happen to Spurs....we lose from winning positions, not vice-versa. Or perhaps I'm just prejudiced by the last 35 or so years of supporting Spurs....

    GHod knows how I'm going to make it through to June 1st.....
     

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