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  1. GeorgiaGunner

    GeorgiaGunner Closet United Fan

    Here’s to hoping Wembley =/= Baku
  2. 14Henry

    14Henry Well-Known Member

    Hate matches but were the stakes are so much bigger for us. If you lose its almost like you lose twice like last year. Miss out on a trophy and then miss out on europe.
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  3. Keplaz

    Keplaz Well-Known Member

    Is Sol high?
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  4. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    Quite high. 6' 2" I think.
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  5. #254

    #254 Well-Known Member

    I thought so too:lol:
  6. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    Couldn't care less about the money and guaranteed EL football, nice bonuses but it's the trophy first and foremost which I care about it. Imagine after our worst season in 25 years we still end up with a trophy. Sp**s recently had a 5 year spell under Poch which was their best years in about 50-60 years and still had no silverware to show for it. Football is about winning trophies above all else. Even last year winning the trophy was more important than us getting CL, in the end we managed neither but it was the trophy I was more disappointed about. Of course I get why it's important for the club but as a fan you want the glory.
  7. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    Imagine someone asks you after Arsenal went unbeaten how you are feeling, and your genuine response is "Quite frankly, Champions League qualification was my number 1 priority " ...or after losing the Champions League in 2006, "Doesn't matter, as we have already qualified for it next season" :lol:

    Don't get me wrong, qualifying for Europe is great, Champions League or Europa League and fans should be happy for them teams doing it...but you can't beat a bit of silverware, even the Community Shield wins have filled me with so much pride watching my team.
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  8. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    It's so bizarre even now seeing United fans and Chelsea fans talk about qualifying for the CL as the biggest priority, they used to laugh at us and Wenger for the same thing. Like I kinda get wanting to play in the CL but then when you see fans celebrate the financial aspect of it, it just gets a bit weird for me. Another thing people used to have a go at Wenger for ironically enough. :lol:

    All in all tho, for me trophies are the most important thing. I remember those 9 years where we didn't win any even with CL qualification and the financial benefits that came with it I was still longing for the trophies.
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  9. Lady_Gooner

    Lady_Gooner That's Mrs. Ramsey to you buster!

    I don’t know if this has been posted but found it good! Being a manager seems ****ing terrible.
    Pep is so so weird as well.
  10. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    It kinda reminds me of a Shawn Michaels/X-Pac promo from back in the day, probably around 1999...Shawn turned heel and cost X-Pac a title match, the next week X-Pac (who comes to the ring to DX music) just calls Shawn out...Shawn says "Never forget son, I was DX, before DX was cool...now somebody hit MY MUSIC", and it plays the DX theme...Shawn walks off and crotch chops Pac, who just stands there with a big gormless look on his face...Arsène was doing all this stuff ****ing years ago, even when we were winning leagues, he used to always talk about the importance of Champions League, man was way ahead of his time and everyone just piggy backed off him :lol:
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  11. 14Henry

    14Henry Well-Known Member

    I understand you reasoning however it's more for the longer term view. For us to get to the top again we need meaningful steps in the right direction. While an FA cup is nice and we shouldnt turn our noses up at it for me this club needs to be challenging for the league.

    I feel the club never really made the most of being in the CL and use the increased revenue to strengthen the team properly.

    Getting into Europe (there was times I thought maybe it would be best 1 year out of it) provides us with increased revenue which can help us sign better players that can hopefully take us to the next level. That level being top 4.

    Then once we get to that level we need to improve again.

    Nobody can look back and say a CL/EL campaign is better than an FA cup. It isnt. However EL/CL campaigns can help move the club closer to the main aim which is winning the league. An FA cup on it's own cant do that.

    And hopefully with an increased transfer budget we can challenge for top 4 next season and then make the next couple of steps over the next 3-5 years.
  12. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    4:25 that coach kicking out against the turf :lol:

    Arteta animated even when 2-0 up. Speaks volumes.
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  13. GeorgiaGunner

    GeorgiaGunner Closet United Fan

    15-20mm a year (or a mere 5mm if you're MA) deadens the pain I'll bet.
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2020
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  14. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    We beat these ****s 2-0 and we’re in the final :lol:
  15. Sapient Hawk

    Sapient Hawk The Reason We're Out of Europe

    Here's hoping the score in the Final is similar to the last time we faced the other blue menace 3 years ago.
  16. American_Gooner

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

  17. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    By the life of me, I have no idea what this is about. But any juiced up club should surely not talk about ranking. Without Abu Dhabi they are 16th.
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  18. Oxeki

    Oxeki New Threads, Old Tweets

    What a bunch a of cnuts.

    Entitled pricks!
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  19. Sapient Hawk

    Sapient Hawk The Reason We're Out of Europe

    Delivered with all the panache & lack of class to be expected from the nouveau riche :lol:
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  20. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

    We must win the FA Cup in order to get into the Europa Cup. Don't think we'll beat out Sp**s or Wolves for 6th.
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