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I'm Gonna Enjoy These Europa League Games

Sohofox

Season Ticket Holder
Win, lose or draw.
Because this could be our last foray into Europe for a generation - or longer.
Just soak up the occasions for what they are.
 

DagenhamFox

Blue Roofer
I’m with you Soho I’m gonna enjoy these games while they are here. I don’t think they’ll be the last ones for years but you just never know with football. That’s why we love the game so much.

Certainly when we were knocking around the wrong end of the Championship before we were finally relegated to League 1 these heady days were just a pipe dream yet here we are.

Just remember your words when we lose 0-3 tomorrow and the other Soho wants to make an appearance. 😆
 

Sohofox

Season Ticket Holder
Really?
I bet thats what the Blackburn fans thought when Jack Walker owned the club and they won the Premier League.
Look what happened then !
 

Brauny

Golden balls
I am a born pessimist when it comes to Leicester, but if you can't see the change then you have got to be blinkered.
Our spending is about 7th- 8th in the Premier, and usually that is a reasonable reflection of where a club resides in the pecking order.
The whole set up is a million miles from the old days. The Seagrave project is the envy of bigger clubs than us. The squad itself is on a different stratosphere to that of 10 years ago. The issue is that you are scarred with a lifetime of failures and disappointments, and that's hard to shake off. That said I stand by my thoughts that our great club is not the one I followed through many dark days
 

TartanFox

Season Ticket Holder
Really?
I bet thats what the Blackburn fans thought when Jack Walker owned the club and they won the Premier League.
Look what happened then !
They dropped 4 years later never to be seen again.

We’re not on the trajectory having done back-to-back top 5 finishes, won the FA Cup and the preseason friendly shield with a second season in Europe.

I’ll enjoy these games, regardless, although the one caveat is Rodgers Euro record is dodgy.
 

Brauny

Golden balls
I was looking at Forests European cup wins the other day.
Forest were bloody good with Clough in the 70's and 80's, they were an excellent footballing team and lethal on the counter attack.
The EC in those days was just a straight knockout with no group games. Only 1 team ( the champions) from each country qualified for it.
Forest beat Hamburg in one final and Malmö in the other. One semi final was against Cologne. Some of their other games were against teams I have barely heard of and do not feature in today's football. Forest did beat the all powerful Liverpool team in one of those cup runs, but they were the only powerhouse they defeated in winning the 2 Euro trophies.

When Larry Lloyd mocked our Premier win by saying that Leicester's achievement wasn't the greatest sporting story, I had to disagree. When Forest won those cups we were in an era of a much more level playing field. Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Man City and Tottenham were not challenging for the title on a regular basis.
Teams like Watford, Southampton, Norwich and Ipswich were amongst them all at various stages, a thing that is pretty much inconceivable now.
I fully respected Clough for being a great manager, but their greatest success was achieved against a different standard of opposition to today's game.
 

sixthswan

Don't Welch
F***** won those European Cups with one of the greatest managers of his generation. Should have been the England manager, rather than on the red side of the Trent. They had also purchased the first ever million pound player in Britain and he scored the winning goal in the Final.

36 years later we won the Premier League with a manager who had been mocked throughout his career. Who had never won a league title. Had just been sacked by Greece for a string of terrible results. Our top striker cost 1 million pounds, decades after Trevor Francis.

Winning the European Cup was a remarkable achievement for a club that had got nowhere near that level. But it wasn't a remarkable achievement for Brian Clough. It was expected. He was that talented.

The real comparison to Leicester 2016, was the F***** winning of the Division One title in 1978. Done on a budget, with journeymen and underachievers. Players with something to prove.

But I'd still rate Leicester's title as the bigger shock. Clough had already proven himself and the disparity between big and medium clubs was far greater in 2016, than it was in 1978.
 

LGFOX

Season Ticket Holder
They played a total of 20 games in the EC. Apart from the Liverpool result, the final against an inspired Keegan’s Hamburg and the 1-0 SF away win in Köln the rest were pretty easy.
 

kendalfox

Season Ticket Holder
Larry Lloyd FFS berating a side coming from another planet to beat the big Six has to be phenomenal in any era.
The Big Boys soon spent their Dosh the next Season to ensure that bugger never happened again and still are, they are shit scared of anyone breaking there stranglehold of their domain
 

SK24U

Season Ticket Holder
Larry Lloyd FFS berating a side coming from another planet to beat the big Six has to be phenomenal in any era.
The Big Boys soon spent their Dosh the next Season to ensure that bugger never happened again and still are, they are shit scared of anyone breaking there stranglehold of their domain
Don't forget fatty Lloyd came from those loveable scouse caaants, well known for being sporting in praise of others, and magnanimous in defeat... 💩 like we give a flying fuck on his opinion anyway.
 
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