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English teams in the CL

Fair play to Liverpool last night, absolute fantastic result. More importantly, fair play to all the English clubs 4 English clubs out of the last 8 now in the CL. Just goes to show how incredibly strong the Premier league is in recent years and how much better English clubs have got in Europe. Liverpool finalists last year and a good chance an English club will be in the final this year to. Wether they win the thing or not is another matter altogether, but no doubt about it the English teams are at a very high level now.

Both of Germany’s top teams despatched with ease by Liverpool and Spurs. Shame on the other side of the fence, teams embarrass us by losing to the likes of Rennes. Anyway, Can’t wait for the draw now.

posted on 14/3/19

comment by HB Fash (U21935)
posted 57 seconds ago
comment by D'Jeezus Mackaroni (U1137)
posted 13 minutes ago
comment by Ruiney (U1005)
posted 45 minutes ago
This is what happens when you don’t have Arsenal getting kicked around in the competition.
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Arsenals presence caused the likes of United and Spurs to go out in the group stages? Interesting that we have that much influence over your teams
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The routine last 16 exits were becoming very tedious.
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Ah, the other teams got bored by Arsenal losing in the last 16 so didn't bother progressing themselves. Interesting.

Personally I don't see what affect Arsenal had on the 3 other English teams, but hey ho.

posted on 14/3/19

Good magnanimous article to log-in too.

OP

comment by Phenom (U20037)

posted on 14/3/19

Arsenal and Chelsea are just cuuunts of clubs and any competition is better without them.

posted on 14/3/19

comment by The Duality of Van (Dijk) (U21747)
posted 13 minutes ago
Good magnanimous article to log-in too.

OP
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Have no issue with giving Liverpool credit mate. You have been fantastic this season

posted on 14/3/19

Nice of you to say, good luck for the rest of the season (except for the game with us!)

posted on 14/3/19

I think all 4 clubs have chance. Just want Spurs to avoid Juve.. They are far too savvy for us.

posted on 14/3/19

Expecting Porto and Ajax to be drawn in the same half of the draw, making it the "easy half". Probably with one of the English teams and Barca. Then the other 3 English teams and Juventus in the other half, making it the hard route.

posted on 14/3/19

comment by Phenom (U20037)
posted 1 hour, 48 minutes ago
Arsenal and Chelsea are just cuuunts of clubs and any competition is better without them.
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but we both WIN competitions every now and then, surely that's better than just participating, and never winning, like other clubs.

posted on 14/3/19

comment by sandy (U20567)
posted 3 hours, 17 minutes ago
Don, four teams through is good, but I have had my doubts over how good some of these European teams are now. Real Madrid and Bayern are clearly way past their best. Juventus are being propped up by a 33 year old, and PSG are way overrated. CL is up for grabs this years. Spurs if they put their mind to it would have as good a chance as any over two legs, especially playing CL games now at the new ground. No doubt though Spurs will pull Barca again though.
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You trying to put a downer on it Sandy?

Football's always gone in cycles, and there's a fair chance we're now witnessing a change that's well overdue.

Teams age, managers and stars move on, and rarely do transitions work out seamlessly at the first time of asking. That's what happened to the English sides despite the cash windfall a few seasons ago, it's happening to Bayern and Madrid now, and will probably happen to Barça once Messi starts to fade.

You're unfair on Juventus though. They've been knocking at the CL door for several seasons now, and signing Ronaldo might just prove to be the factor they were missing to tip the scales in their favour, just as he proved to be the difference in them being turned over by Madrid in the past two editions.

Turning over a 2-goal deficit in the CL knockouts against Atlético is no mean feat. Since Simeone took over, nobody had ever come back from even a 1-goal deficit in Europe against them. Also, Ronaldo was far from being the only outstanding performer the other night. Bernardeschi, who I never even remembered seeing play before, was absolutely top drawer. They have experience in spades in every line, and for me have to be considered the main threat for the English sides.

I don't think Barça are at their level, nor indeed at City's or Liverpool's, although you never know what they're capable with Messi in the side.

comment by sandy (U20567)

posted on 14/3/19

comment by it'sonlyagame (U6426)
posted 7 hours, 9 minutes ago
comment by sandy (U20567)
posted 3 hours, 17 minutes ago
Don, four teams through is good, but I have had my doubts over how good some of these European teams are now. Real Madrid and Bayern are clearly way past their best. Juventus are being propped up by a 33 year old, and PSG are way overrated. CL is up for grabs this years. Spurs if they put their mind to it would have as good a chance as any over two legs, especially playing CL games now at the new ground. No doubt though Spurs will pull Barca again though.
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You trying to put a downer on it Sandy?

Football's always gone in cycles, and there's a fair chance we're now witnessing a change that's well overdue.

Teams age, managers and stars move on, and rarely do transitions work out seamlessly at the first time of asking. That's what happened to the English sides despite the cash windfall a few seasons ago, it's happening to Bayern and Madrid now, and will probably happen to Barça once Messi starts to fade.

You're unfair on Juventus though. They've been knocking at the CL door for several seasons now, and signing Ronaldo might just prove to be the factor they were missing to tip the scales in their favour, just as he proved to be the difference in them being turned over by Madrid in the past two editions.

Turning over a 2-goal deficit in the CL knockouts against Atlético is no mean feat. Since Simeone took over, nobody had ever come back from even a 1-goal deficit in Europe against them. Also, Ronaldo was far from being the only outstanding performer the other night. Bernardeschi, who I never even remembered seeing play before, was absolutely top drawer. They have experience in spades in every line, and for me have to be considered the main threat for the English sides.

I don't think Barça are at their level, nor indeed at City's or Liverpool's, although you never know what they're capable with Messi in the side.


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Are not Barca clear at the top of La Liga, a league that has had the last three CL winners. An on song Barca are still better than anything on offer in the UK.

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