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But surely the longer they stay in Europe the more drained their players will be, allowing your team to do better in the league?Or something. I don't like club much football these days.mattsanger92 wrote:
big rivals of my team (Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, etc.)... not so much. Not that I want them to lose, but I just don't care what the outcome is, I can't really get behind a team that I might have been wanting to lose a few days before
In 1997 AC Milan did exactly the same. After finishing 11th in the Italian league, they requested a wild card for the Champions League. UEFA's reply was more or less the following: “No, Sirs. If you want, the only place available is in the Intertoto Cup”. So they gave up and had to applaude our triumph in the 1997/98 UEFA Cup!mattsanger92 wrote:
Luca - resume your unkindness, this AC Milan-engineered petty suggestion has come through: basically boils down to 'we're a big club, so we deserve to be in the Champions League even if we haven't done well in our league' : http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29572414
Mainly (99.9%) as a gateway to link to Megson's mummy-daddy blousey stuff. Not really worth a mention in other threads, not worth starting it's own, and Megson seems pretty far removed from any international football. Think of him as the antithesis of the thread's title.nfm24 wrote: BTW how the hell did Pulis get a mention on this thread!