Are Saints deliberately avoiding the Europa League?

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pap posted this 15 May 2015

There's a lot of pundit talk about the teams just outside the top four.   Now that the likes of Spurs and Saints aren't realistically going to shoehorn in, both teams have had a run of poor form that would suggest, if we didn't know better, that they are trying to avoid the travails of the Europa League.

I can understand this.  British teams haven't had too much recent success in the competition, and most teams that have entered the competition have seen their league form suffer as a result.

Are Saints trying to avoid the Europa League?  And should they?

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Korruptor posted this 15 May 2015

Don't think they should, personally, as the club's on a quest to increase their profile abroad, which Europa would do over time. Plus there's the additional income.

Would very likely affect our PL season, given the lack of depth. Spurs have look run-out for most of the second half of the season.

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pap posted this 15 May 2015

The Champions League spot is enticing too.   Was very gutting seeing realism kick in an Moneybags City doing us 3-0 at home.   Could be years before we qualify through league position, if ever.

Korruptor posted this 15 May 2015

That's one of the few performances city have put in, and tbf, we were outclassed that day.

Gutting, but 2 years of top 10 finishes, that's more than I'd have dreamed of 10 years ago. I still look at the bottom of the table first.

pap posted this 15 May 2015

We've really got to learn how to push for top four, and not get crushed by expectation.   When we were solidly there and thereabouts, both the players and fans were far too tense.   Wasn't conducive to excellent football, and brought on the great goal drought of 2015.

Chertsey Saint posted this 15 May 2015

My opinion is yes, to a degree. I don't think they're bothered. They aren't tanking it purposely, but they aren't trying THAT hard.

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Coxford_lou posted this 15 May 2015

I don't really have an opinion, just wanted to say hello, and ask Pap if email address on here is anonymous?!

I do bloody hope they try a bit harder tomorrow though.

pap posted this 15 May 2015

I don't really have an opinion, just wanted to say hello, and ask Pap if email address on here is anonymous?!

Site visitors can't see it.  I could look it up if I was so inclined, but it's basically for sending out notifications

On that note, I will be offering .sotonians.com email addresses to anyone that wants them.

I do bloody hope they try a bit harder tomorrow though.

Yes, same here.  Early start to get down for that kickoff.  I'm praying to the gods of the M6.

Chertsey Saint posted this 15 May 2015

I don't really have an opinion, just wanted to say hello, and ask Pap if email address on here is anonymous?!

I do bloody hope they try a bit harder tomorrow though.

Just reported your post. Permaban coming.

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Coxford_lou posted this 15 May 2015

 

Just reported your post. Permaban coming.

Who's Chertsey Saint?  Please don't tell me you've let Hypo on here...

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pap posted this 15 May 2015

 Who's Chertsey Saint?  Please don't tell me you've let Hypo on here...

I don't think hypo would join on point of principle, but I have no objection to him joining up.

As for Chertsey Saint, as a (ahem) responsible forum runner, I'd have to say with my experience (12 hours and counting), I can't be bunging people's personal details about :)

Chertsey will reveal himself, I'm sure.  Or we'll have a mystery.  I can live with either.

Oh yeah, shit on the Villa!

Chertsey Saint posted this 15 May 2015

 

Just reported your post. Permaban coming.

Who's Chertsey Saint?  Please don't tell me you've let Hypo on here...

My picture is on here, you should recognise me...

Coxford_lou posted this 15 May 2015

 

My picture is on here, you should recognise me...

I'm assuming UJ, but your pic isn't how I remember you!

Quoting facility on this site is a bit weak, Pap... :(

pap posted this 15 May 2015 - Last edited 15 May 2015

I'm assuming UJ, but your pic isn't how I remember you!

Quoting facility on this site is a bit weak, Pap... :(

It's a bit more work; I fell prey to it myself. Will take a look at it with a view to getting it sorted.

In the meantime, please downvote anyone that lacks the skills to cope, including me.  Chertsey; you work with computers.  Learn to quote in this strange new world :) (for a bit while dev addresses)

Chertsey Saint posted this 15 May 2015 - Last edited 15 May 2015

 

It's a bit more work; I fell prey to it myself. Will take a look at it with a view to getting it sorted.

In the meantime, please downvote anyone that lacks the skills to cope, including me.  Chertsey; you work with computers.  Learn to quote in this strange new world :) (for a bit while dev addresses)

Don't blame me cos the quote functionality doesn't work Pap...

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pap posted this 15 May 2015

Don't blame me cos the quote functionality doesn't work Pap...

There's no blame, only shame, which is why I used super mod powers to quote your post properly.  I am looking into it.

Coxford_lou posted this 15 May 2015

I am quite enjoying the leaderboard though. Saves me writing those bloody long lists.

But it does make me feel quite competitive and down vote Pap just so the rest of us get closer.

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pap posted this 15 May 2015

I am quite enjoying the leaderboard though. Saves me writing those bloody long lists.

But it does make me feel quite competitive and down vote Pap just so the rest of us get closer.

When the scheduled tasks kick in, and you're conferred 20 points for uploading a photo, I reckon you may feel a tinge of guilt about this post.   May.

Coxford_lou posted this 15 May 2015

 

When the scheduled tasks kick in, and you're conferred 20 points for uploading a photo, I reckon you may feel a tinge of guilt about this post.   May.

So long as I'm ahead of Chertsey Saint, I'm happy.

Korruptor posted this 16 May 2015

On that note, I will be offering .sotonians.com email addresses to anyone that wants them.

Bagsy.

pap posted this 16 May 2015

Doesn't look like we're trying to avoid it atm. 5-1.