Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by leinad2012)
    Are you honestly saying a competition where to win it you have to be knocked out of the CL Group, or have a **** season in the league the previous year is a success? It's like saying one of two things, either "look guys, we were **** in the league last season and are pathetic enough to care about this mickey mouse tournament", or "hey guys, we couldn't even get past the likes of Shaktar Doneskt or Basel in our Group stage so now we're off to mug off the mighty Budapest in front of a sell-out crowd of 8,000 in the mighty 2nd tier of European football"....
    Well yes, it is a European trophy and certainly better than a R16 finish in the Champions League. Anyway, you're being pedantic, there's some good teams in there like Napoli, Sevilla etc.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by IceyFish)
    Well yes, it is a European trophy and certainly better than a R16 finish in the Champions League. Anyway, you're being pedantic, there's some good teams in there like Napoli, Sevilla etc.
    Chelsea's route to the final was:

    Coming 3rd in a group of Juve, Shaktar and Nordsjælland (albiet on away goals on head to head with Shaktar, a ***** way to go out).

    Sparta Prague
    Steaua București
    Rubin Kazan
    Basel

    And then Benfica in the final.

    Are you honestly going to argue that any of those with are in thee top 20, hell, the top 32 teams in Europe bar maybe Benfica and possibly Basel?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by leinad2012)
    Chelsea's route to the final was:

    Coming 3rd in a group of Juve, Shaktar and Nordsjælland (albiet on away goals on head to head with Shaktar, a ***** way to go out).

    Sparta Prague
    Steaua București
    Rubin Kazan
    Basel

    And then Benfica in the final.

    Are you honestly going to argue that any of those with are in thee top 20, hell, the top 32 teams in Europe bar maybe Benfica and possibly Basel?
    He didn't make the point that they're in the top 32 but he said at least Chelsea have won the Europa which is a lot more then Arsenal have ever done in Europe.

    Don't downplay a trophy if you haven't even won it your self yet, god.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by MichuAtDeGeaBa)
    He didn't make the point that they're in the top 32 but he said at least Chelsea have won the Europa which is a lot more then Arsenal have ever done in Europe.

    Don't downplay a trophy if you haven't even won it your self yet, god.
    We haven't won it because we haven't ever been in the competition ffs, because we've stayed in the top 4 for 2 decades and always get through our CL group no matter who's in it....

    We've also never won the JPT, because we aren't in league 1 or 2, but yeah, the JPT is what every manager aspires to win in their career....
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by leinad2012)
    We haven't won it because we haven't ever been in the competition ffs, because we've stayed in the top 4 for 2 decades and always get through our CL group no matter who's in it....

    We've also never won the JPT, because we aren't in league 1 or 2, but yeah, the JPT is what every manager aspires to win in their career....
    Yes you get through the group then get ****ed on in R16. United have been eliminated from group stages 2 times in the last 10 years and had a year out, yet we've reached 3 finals in 7 years and won it. What have you done?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by leinad2012)
    We haven't won it because we haven't ever been in the competition ffs, because we've stayed in the top 4 for 2 decades and always get through our CL group no matter who's in it....

    We've also never won the JPT, because we aren't in league 1 or 2, but yeah, the JPT is what every manager aspires to win in their career....

    lol but you downplayd the Europa league because of opposition where you've forgotten teams like Napoli (who managed to beat you 2-0 last season) and other teams such as Benfica and Basel who would give Arsenal a tough fixture. And that's right you've never been in the Europa League but that doesn't mean in any way that Arsenal are good enough to win it hands down in fact I wouldn't be surprised if you were knocked out of the quarters or semi's to teams who have more grit and bottle

    By your logic anyway the FA cup is a piece of **** because you've only had to play teams such as Hull and Villa who aren't even capable of getting into Europa so conclusion is your logic stinks and you should respect Chelsea for their recent achievements.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by IceyFish)
    Yes you get through the group then get ****ed on in R16. United have been eliminated from group stages 2 times in the last 10 years and had a year out, yet we've reached 3 finals in 7 years and won it. What have you done?

    Jimmies status: rustled.

    As I've already stated, my issue isn't with the CL but with the Europa league, using it in an argument is effectively admitting to having a **** season...

    Scene's when you get knocked out in the qualifiers in August will be a laugh though
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by MichuAtDeGeaBa)
    lol but you downplayd the Europa league because of opposition where you've forgotten teams like Napoli (who managed to beat you 2-0 last season) and other teams such as Benfica and Basel who would give Arsenal a tough fixture. And that's right you've never been in the Europa League but that doesn't mean in any way that Arsenal are good enough to win it hands down in fact I wouldn't be surprised if you were knocked out of the quarters or semi's to teams who have more grit and bottle

    By your logic anyway the FA cup is a piece of **** because you've only had to play teams such as Hull and Villa who aren't even capable of getting into Europa so conclusion is your logic stinks and you should respect Chelsea for their recent achievements.
    Would I expect us to beat :
    Sparta Prague
    Steaua București
    Rubin Kazan
    Basel
    all over two legs
    And then Benfica in the final?

    Yes I would.

    We beat United this year, and Liverpool, Everton and Tottenham last year, winning it is just as good if not better than EL, because, like I've said 5 times, to win the EL you have to be in it, and to be in it, you have to have ****ed up royally at some point in the last year.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by leinad2012)
    Jimmies status: rustled.

    As I've already stated, my issue isn't with the CL but with the Europa league, using it in an argument is effectively admitting to having a **** season...

    Scene's when you get knocked out in the qualifiers in August will be a laugh though
    Do not open if epileptic

    Spoiler:
    Show

    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    typical "big club" trolling
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    Messi is a filthy, filthy player. I feel lucky to have been alive in his era.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    Jesus ****ing Christ, I've never seen a defender get as #rekt as Boateng did just a few moments ago :lol:
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Arkasia)
    Messi is a filthy, filthy player. I feel lucky to have been alive in his era.

    I would have prefered to witness Zidane's career if anything.

    Messi is a beast but I always found Ronaldinho more entertaining
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by leinad2012)
    Would I expect us to beat :
    Sparta Prague
    Steaua București
    Rubin Kazan
    Basel
    all over two legs
    And then Benfica in the final?

    Yes I would.

    We beat United this year, and Liverpool, Everton and Tottenham last year, winning it is just as good if not better than EL, because, like I've said 5 times, to win the EL you have to be in it, and to be in it, you have to have ****ed up royally at some point in the last year.

    K but you can't beat teams like Stoke/Swansea/Everton away and you were knocked out by Monaco and were taken to penalties by Wigan (who almost won the semi anyway)

    United and Everton took 4 pts off you last season and Tottenham have taken 4 points off you this year

    And using your logic, to solely focus on the FA cup you must have ****ed up the league and that's what you've been doing, every year.
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    3-0 wow
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by MichuAtDeGeaBa)
    I would have prefered to witness Zidane's career if anything.

    Messi is a beast but I always found Ronaldinho more entertaining
    I suppose so, although I would still prefer to see Messi (and I saw the back end of Zidane/Ronaldinho's careers).
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    I swear this new reply box is possessed. Keeps messing up what I type.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Leinad crying those chloride tears
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Wow. Some of the bystanders must be relieved that they're not supporting a "big club"
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by leinad2012)
    Would I expect us to beat :
    Sparta Prague
    Steaua București
    Rubin Kazan
    Basel
    all over two legs
    And then Benfica in the final?

    Yes I would.

    We beat United this year, and Liverpool, Everton and Tottenham last year, winning it is just as good if not better than EL, because, like I've said 5 times, to win the EL you have to be in it, and to be in it, you have to have ****ed up royally at some point in the last year.
    Lol you lot got 2nd in a group to Schalke in 2013 who have scored 1 goal vs us and conceded 12 to Chelsea in 4 games with us since...
 
 
 
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

This forum is supported by:
Updated: May 12, 2015
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Would you rather give up salt or pepper?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Write a reply...
    Reply
    Hide
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.