Europa League - 2017/18

Discussion in 'Football Talk' started by THunter, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. THunter

    THunter Are you not entertained? Trusted

    Fully expecting us to bottle this despite being favourites as it stands, just ahead of AC Milan.
  2. THunter

    THunter Are you not entertained? Trusted

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  3. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

    Teams already qualified:

    ESP: Villarreal, Real Sociedad
    GER: Köln, Hertha Berlin
    ENG: Arsenal
    ITA: Lazio, Atalanta
    POR: Guimarães
    FRA: Lyon
    RUS: Lokomotiv Moskva
    UKR: Zorya Luhansk
    BEL: Zulte Waregem
    NED: Vitesse
    TUR: Konyaspor
    SUI: Lugano
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  4. THunter

    THunter Are you not entertained? Trusted

    Current odds:

    Arsenal 9/1
    AC Milan 10/1
    Everton 25/1
    Athletic Bilbao 25/1
    Lazio 25/1
    Villarreal 25/1
    Lyon 28/1
    Marseille 33/1
    Real Sociedad 33/1
    Zenit 50/1

    Plus the CL teams who'll drop into this rubbish tournament.​
  5. {reed}

    {reed} Poundland GDeep

    Glad we are not in the CL.
  6. {reed}

    {reed} Poundland GDeep

    We should play a very strong team, we are not going to win the league anyway, so the EL is our best shot.
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  7. razörist

    razörist Part Time Ajax Fan

    EL isn't as **** as it used to be. Get through the groupstage without a fuss and the ko stages are fun! With the CL dropouts there will be enough competitive matches but none that will blow us out of the water!
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  8. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Making the CL 20 years in a row wasn't an achievement, but missing it once is a catastrophe. Spurs fans are scum.
  9. Brown Gooner

    Brown Gooner Well-Known Member

    Arsenal are not winning the CL anytime soon. In fact I don't think any English team is gonna win it in the near future.

    The Europa League is Arsenal's best chance to finally win a European trophy, even if it's not the big ears. I don't understand the perfectionist obsession some guys over here have with winning the CL. It's a step by step process. Atletico won this before becoming a CL force. Besides winning the EL will bring Arsenal closer to completing the European treble like United and Chelsea.

    I will get stick for what I'm gonna comment now but I'll say it anyway. I can tolerate one more year of PL disappointment (in addition to the 13) if that means Arsenal win their first European trophy in over two decades.
  10. Tosker

    Tosker Well-Known Member

    if Alexis goes to ManCity I will be praying they are one of them
  11. GeorgiaGunner

    GeorgiaGunner Closet United Fan

    I would really like us to win this (know this is pretty obvious statement, but it should be clear #2 priority after PL) -- would be nice to bring home a respectable piece of (European) silverware, especially one that comes with a guaranteed CL berth. Was impressed with United's approach to the competition last season, and hope we can replicate it.
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  12. pigge

    pigge Well-Known Member

    Mate, wtf u on about. Its like the carling cup, noone really gives a ****. Except the ones participating ofc, cause now its unfortunatly relevant to them.
  13. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

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  14. Rain Dance

    Rain Dance Well-Known Member Trusted

    they are like those classmates who for once gained a better score than the smart guy and went full brag mode
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  15. GoonerJeeves

    GoonerJeeves Up The Terriers

    Bendtner with a lovely goal for Rosenborg against Ajax. TGSTEL making an indian summer.
  16. Giroud12

    Giroud12 Well-Known Member

    Lord Bendtner having a massive game so far against Ajax. Impressive from Rosenborg, looks like they have something going for them now, hopefully they can return to CL soon!
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  17. carter777

    carter777 Well-Known Member

    Everton 1-0 down. 2-1 on aggregate
  18. Brown Gooner

    Brown Gooner Well-Known Member

    Hope they are eliminated. I want the weakest possible draws for Arsenal until at least the Semi finals!
  19. carter777

    carter777 Well-Known Member

    Oh my gosh. Sigurosson's just lobbed the keeper from 40 yards+
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  20. GeorgiaGunner

    GeorgiaGunner Closet United Fan

    People will still tune in in droves to marquee matches -- AC Milan, us, whoever drops out of the CL in one of the death groups.

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