Couldn’t agree more Billy, just been saying same thing on another thread. I swear if any of us get in that we’re in for some stick off rival fans.
It’s just a joke of a competition as we’ve enough with the Europa Cup and I only enjoy that if we get to QF stages. It’s simply too many matches whereas the likes of us and you lot would prefer to concentrate on top 4, it’s just another hindrance that gets in the way and an embarrassing one at that.
Whose fcuking idea was it anyway? Certainly a bad one for the so called elect top 6. I take it there’s no option of being able to drop out? Remember us doing it in the FA Cup although genuine reasons for it but you’ll probably argue differently on that one.
I want us to win the Europa conference league! To be the first club to have won all three existing European trophies!
To play teams from nations I’d never heard of.
I’m just not fussed about champions league. The obsession of qualifying for it are absurd and another reason why trophies are put second to the pound signs.
I mean, some poster just said they can’t believe I would be happy to finish 7th and qualify for Europe….. yet another poster would rather we finish lower (presumably) so not to qualify for Europe just so we can challenge for top 4 the season after.
Can you imagine if shankly said “come on lads, we can’t win the league so let’s finish as low as we can so we don’t qualify for Europe.”
Or if he said “if you are first you are first, if you are second you are nothing, but let’s try and grab 4th next season.”
I’m saying if we finish 7th and qualify for the europa conference league we should still head into next season with hope.
I won’t find it embarrassing. I think for many players it will be a reality check.
But this obsession over money and prize money and champions league money is what makes football crap.