WHO Poll
Q: 2022 Summer Transfer Window - How many 1st team players will we sign before August 6th
a. None as Sullivan will wait until the last week before he gets his scattergun out the cupboard
24%
  
b. A couple of freebies paraded as superstars, usual hype to follow
24%
  
c. I'm more optimistic as surely they know we need to strengthen, 3-4 with decent money spent.
48%
  
d. Who gives a toss as we have a great squad already, I've already ordered the new replica kit, socks and all and can't wait to wear it at our first game, down the pub of course, I bleed claret & blue
3%
  



Sven Roeder 9:47 Thu Oct 1
The Europa League is a drawn out abomination and needs reform
Or death?
What would you do with this junior European competition to make it relevant, interesting and exciting if that is possible?

Maybe .....
Keep the Champions League failures out
Make it a straight two legged knockout from the start with a free draw (no seedings or other FIXES)
Shorten it drastically some other way

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, 1:14 Fri Oct 2
Re: The Europa League is a drawn out abomination and needs reform
It's the sort of competition nobody gives a toss about unless their team is involved.

Sven Roeder 1:12 Fri Oct 2
Re: The Europa League is a drawn out abomination and needs reform
Wouldn't be surprised to read that Spurs fans were done by Prince Albert and a collection of tax dodging minor European royalty while having sip of Moet in a harbourside wine bar.
The assailants then escaped on a yacht

gank 1:08 Fri Oct 2
Re: The Europa League is a drawn out abomination and needs reform
Sniper - you mean YOU don't watch it as you don't have a good enough TV sports package. I watch them all. You could just as easily say nobody watches any Premier League matches as they're all on Sky Sports (and BT).

Grumpster 12:56 Fri Oct 2
Re: The Europa League is a drawn out abomination and needs reform
Stick em all in a hat and just have a knock out like the FA cup.

Hate all these seeded draws, if you're good enough then you'll win it regardless.

My only enjoyment of europe is reading about Spurs fans being beaten up in various european cities and I haven't even had that pleasure yet this season.

Russ of the BML 12:51 Fri Oct 2
Re: The Europa League is a drawn out abomination and needs reform
Sniper 12:48 Fri Oct 2

Do they?? I thought it was one week Tuesdays and Wednesday's?

Sniper 12:48 Fri Oct 2
Re: The Europa League is a drawn out abomination and needs reform
Russ

Because they often play champions legate games over 2 weeks now.

Seeing as it's all on bt sport anyway, nobody watches any of it any more

Russ of the BML 12:47 Fri Oct 2
Re: The Europa League is a drawn out abomination and needs reform
Sven Roeder 12:18 Fri Oct 2

It seems so obvious.

But why do they have to cram it all in to one week?

I believe if the Europe League was the week before or after the CL fixtures it would stand on it's own away from the CL and would re-gain a lot of its prestige.

At the moment it's almost like everybody watches CL games and gluts themselves on Real Madrid, Bayern, Barca, Juve, Man Utd etc etc and then come Thursday people are like Liverpool v FC Sion......Yeah fuck that.

Separate weeks may reinvigorate interest as it doesn't have the CL's shadow over it. And also they can play Tue and Wed and then league games on Saturdays as normal.

Darby_ 12:21 Fri Oct 2
Re: The Europa League is a drawn out abomination and needs reform
Make it an under 23 tournament.

Private Dancer 12:21 Fri Oct 2
Re: The Europa League is a drawn out abomination and needs reform
The only real beef I have is the Thursday nights, football is NOT played on a fucking Thursday, it's hideous. THAT is what they need to sort out, and then most will be happy.

Sven Roeder 12:18 Fri Oct 2
Re: The Europa League is a drawn out abomination and needs reform
I think the idea of the week after the Champions League on the Tues/Wed is a good idea.
NOONE wants to play on a Thursday and it just gets lost after the two days of Ch League games.

Mike Oxsaw 12:15 Fri Oct 2
Re: The Europa League is a drawn out abomination and needs reform
Make it sponsorship free - then wait for the broadcasters to lose interest. It will then die a natural.

Northern Sold 11:49 Fri Oct 2
Re: The Europa League is a drawn out abomination and needs reform
Only start watching any European games when it becomes knock out... abso bore-a-thon

Russ of the BML 11:45 Fri Oct 2
Re: The Europa League is a drawn out abomination and needs reform
Not sure if I am being thick or not but someone may be able to help.

They play Europa league games on Thursday's as obviously they want people to watch it and otherwise it would clash with CL.

So the teams that play in it play Thursday and Sunday which is one of the biggest draw backs of the comp.

So, why does it have to be the same week as CL? Why not have the Europa league the week before or after the CL fixtures?

Then everybody plays Tuesday or Wednesday and gets to play Saturday also.

I can't see why they have to cram both comps into the same week and the Europe teams suffer with this Thursday and Sunday shit.

Monk~koknee 11:44 Fri Oct 2
Re: The Europa League is a drawn out abomination and needs reform
The Fair Play entrants to get a bye to the semi final.


It's uninteresting and, like its big brother, designed to eke out as much TV revenue as possible.

Mr Polite 11:43 Fri Oct 2
Re: The Europa League is a drawn out abomination and needs reform
Don't knock it - I think it is a big reason we are doing as well as we are this season.






Feel free to knock it around March time when we're blowing out our arses

The Prawn 11:40 Fri Oct 2
Re: The Europa League is a drawn out abomination and needs reform
Bring back the CUP WINNERS CUP

Sniper 10:36 Fri Oct 2
Re: The Europa League is a drawn out abomination and needs reform
Should just be a straight knockout tournament. It was all much better when it was the champions league, uefa cup and the cup winners cup

normannomates 10:53 Thu Oct 1
Re: The Europa League is a drawn out abomination and needs reform
Paddies/ Turk game good watch tonight.

One Flew 10:48 Thu Oct 1
Re: The Europa League is a drawn out abomination and needs reform
I'd go with what FCJ says, ko is the way to go ok!

whufcroe 10:46 Thu Oct 1
Re: The Europa League is a drawn out abomination and needs reform
" put minnows in preliminary rounds against each other"

They do that

Full Claret Jacket 10:41 Thu Oct 1
Re: The Europa League is a drawn out abomination and needs reform
Get rid of league format, put minnows in preliminary rounds against each other, don't let CL failures in. Legs home and away and straight knock out.

Too many fixtures, games not interesting, second string players fielded and no money in it. It's been rendered pointless when the old Cup Winners Cup or UEFA cup used to be quite coveted.

Was this format that alleged crook Platinis idea?

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