I think it stems from '05 when we finished 5th behind the Bitters but being CL holders were allowed to compete (it apparently hadn't happened before) and so the Bitters lost out and we're even more bitter towards us!
Well they shouldn't be, because they didn't lose out. They played the qualifying round for it the next season, but lost it to Villarreal, so didn't reach the group stage.
Woud you be proud if we won a trophy by beating the equivalent of Grimsby Town or Welling United? Thought not!
Reminds me of the Yank who told us that he would rather win the league in "do-or die" run in games, instead of against Cardiff Huddersfield and Newcastle.
The Conference Cup is mainly for those from nations who often have no teams in Europe when the group stages in the other competitions begin. Scotland has two spots, Ireland has three for next season, which have already been taken. Expanding European competition to more clubs and nations should be welcomed as it's the polar opposite of the Super League.
As for us, all we can do is beat whoever is put in front of us, whether it's Leicester Lokomotiv or Lincoln Red Imps. I will take them all seriously.
We've been shat on all year by VAR, when you think Robbos 'contact' on Welbeck at Brighton was a pen and that on Phillips wasn't, 100% that gets given against us.
The contact at Brighton was a foul, so it was given. It's not similiar at all to the Phillips incident. You can argue it was a penalty and you can argue the ball was won beforehand. Only one decision can be given though and with a European Cup spot on the line, a call like that should be reviewed, which it was. It was very similiar to the Vestergaard-Vardy incident, everyone said it wasn't a foul and it should be reviewed. So he got his ban overturned and the chance to play us instead.
I hate all this hindsight nonsense, going through posts to pick out ‘I told you so’ comments.
It’s sad - people react in different ways, I’m passionate and a pessimist - I would be the same down the pub.
If posters want to be Negative Nicol afterwards, that's fine. When they write out long winded obituaries about the team after just 22 minutes of a game in progress that we can still win, as one poster in this thread did, they deserve to have it highlighted after we win a game by scoring 4. I don't post during live game threads. I've watched enough games down the years to know that however it is atm, it can flip in either direction, in just a few minutes. The forum is open 24/7 and there's no time limit for the inquest to be held after the final whistle, so it's best to wait until then.
Wins there are few and far between, so this was a rare ray of light in a stormy season. So there's no need for the inquest and the obituaries. At least for now.