Are Saints deliberately avoiding the Europa League?

Are Saints deliberately avoiding the Europa League?
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#1

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?


#2

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.


#3

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.


#4

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.


#5

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.


#6

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.


#7

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.


#8

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.


#9

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.


#10

Just reported your post. Permaban coming.

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


#11

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 :slight_smile:

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

Oh yeah, shit on the Villa!


#12

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…


#13

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… :frowning:


#14

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

Quoting facility on this site is a bit weak, Pap… :frowning:

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 :slight_smile: (for a bit while dev addresses)


#15

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 :slight_smile: (for a bit while dev addresses)

Don’t blame me cos the quote functionality doesn’t work Pap…


#16

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.


#17

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.


#18

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.


#19

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.


#20

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

Bagsy.