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He's a stroppy bugger more often than not so no great surprise.

Jermaine Jenas is really getting on my nerves. All Spurs offences are invisible to him, and Daley Blind should really be taller if he doesn't want to be whacked in the face by Llorente's arms, apparently.

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Another thing I really like about Ajax is there's no playacting or diving, no chuntering endlessly away at the referee. They just play football. Absolutely lovely football.

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Holy shit fucking balls. Fucking incredible. Spurs were superb in this second half.

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Bah, fuck's sake Ajax.

Really good effort from Spurs in the second half but it's a little disappointing to see a side as exciting as Ajax going out to Spurs basically lumping the ball repeatedly up to Llorente.

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English football on the rise again (aside from United, sadly). England performing well at youth levels and now we are very likely to have an all EPL affair in both European finals.

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More reasons to prefer a European super league over playing Burnley, Brighton, etc each week.

Incredible result by Spurs.  They tried the Liverpool approach: start by amassing a three goal deficit, then turn everything upside down.

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3 minutes ago, ljkeane said:

Bah, fuck's sake Ajax.

Really good effort from Spurs in the second half but it's a little disappointing to see a side as exciting as Ajax going out to Spurs basically lumping the ball repeatedly up to Llorente.

There's been talk that Kane could make the final. That would be another huge boost for Spurs. Aurier should be available soon as well. Not sure about Winks.

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1 minute ago, Iskaral Pust said:

More reasons to prefer a European super league over playing Burnley, Brighton, etc each week.

Spoken like someone who doesn't have to worry about getting to games every other week. A European league would be awful.

Edited by Spockydog

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Pool yesterday is, I think, mostly about Klopp. What he has managed to do with the team - and players - is amazing. And I hate him for it, clearly.

I'll have to admit I'm envious of Spurs as well. Poch hasn't been able to buy a player for two transfer windows, has injuries all over, and had several players playing at the WC till the very end - and now Spurs (SPURS!) are in a CL final. 

At least Everton aren't managed by Allardici anymore..

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I'm always conflicted when crappy mid level teams do well. On the one hand its good to break up the monotony, on the other 'why cant my crappy mid level team achieve anything'?

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The league bits are the boring bits, it's the knock-out stages that are exciting. A European Super League would be shit.

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Just now, Consigliere said:

There's been talk that Kane could make the final. That would be another huge boost for Spurs. Aurier should be available soon as well. Not sure about Winks.

That was my concern.  The gap in time to the final is long enough to allow Spurs to regain some players.  And Kane would be very motivated to play that game and then rest in the summer.  Spurs XI is very good.  We can beat them but it's no foregone conclusion in a one-off match at a neutral venue.  They know us well enough to have a good plan to neutralize us.

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FOOTBALL, BLOODY HELL!

And if you thought that Wijnaldum, Origi and Lucas Moura would decide the Champions League semifinals, I'd like you to give me the lottery numbers right now, because I kind need a few millions on my bank account.

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2 minutes ago, Spockydog said:

Spoken like someone who doesn't have to worry about getting to games every other week.

Yeah, that is a drawback for fans, but only a small portion of them travel to away games anyway.  In American sports, where distances/costs are comparable, you just don't have a traveling support.  It would change the atmosphere not to have as many traveling fans, but the gulf in quality and competition far outweigh that for me.

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3 minutes ago, Iskaral Pust said:

Yeah, that is a drawback for fans, but only a small portion of them travel to away games anyway.  In American sports, where distances/costs are comparable, you just don't have a traveling support.  It would change the atmosphere not to have as many traveling fans, but the gulf in quality and competition far outweigh that for me.

This isn't America. A European league would be disastrous for English football. Fans of the clubs in the frame for this bullshit are unequivocally against it.

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9 minutes ago, Spockydog said:

Spoken like someone who doesn't have to worry about getting to games every other week. A European league would be awful. 

 

 

I don't have to worry about getting to games and I find the idea of a super league distasteful and outright disrespectful.

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Just now, polishgenius said:

 

 

I don't have to worry about getting to games and I find the idea of a super league distasteful and outright disrespectful.

There you go. Nobody wants it. 

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Just now, Spockydog said:

This isn't America. A European league would be disastrous for English football. 

This is an old debate.  It would be financially disastrous for the second tier clubs in every top league, nothing unique to English clubs, but it would improve the quality of competition for the highest level players.  The best English players would get to play a much more skillful and tactical game. 

The PL was supposed to be disastrous for the lower leagues but they've actually done ok with trickle down from player sales, aspiration of reaching the elite level, and playing a very competitive league.  Is it really better for half the PL teams park the bus for 12 games a season or else play their own game in every league match.

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