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View CrazyBadger's Profile CrazyBadger Flag Ware 14 Oct 19 10.32am Send a Private Message to CrazyBadger Add CrazyBadger as a friend

I hope we don't get Europe next year. There, I've Said it!

We're where we are due to other teams not performing coupled with our own stubbornness to be defeated or give up hope of a win(which is great to see, I may add, and long may it continue). But we don't have the quality or, more importantly, the squad to compete in Europe as well as Domestic competitions. Even with the added lure of europe - do you still think this will change our scatterbrain transfer approach. Decent strikers will still be hard to come by. FFP will still be an issue. Benteke will still be on the books.

 

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View Bangell's Profile Bangell Flag Oxford 14 Oct 19 11.21am Send a Private Message to Bangell Add Bangell as a friend

Originally posted by CrazyBadger

I hope we don't get Europe next year. There, I've Said it!

We're where we are due to other teams not performing coupled with our own stubbornness to be defeated or give up hope of a win(which is great to see, I may add, and long may it continue). But we don't have the quality or, more importantly, the squad to compete in Europe as well as Domestic competitions. Even with the added lure of europe - do you still think this will change our scatterbrain transfer approach. Decent strikers will still be hard to come by. FFP will still be an issue. Benteke will still be on the books.

Agreed - Europa League doesn't come with anything like the revenue boost needed to afford the squad it takes to compete in so many games. We still have a very thin squad and it'll be years before we're able to contemplate being able to compete in Europe even if we did qualify.

 

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View Painter's Profile Painter Flag Croydon 14 Oct 19 1.54pm Send a Private Message to Painter Add Painter as a friend

Originally posted by CrazyBadger

I hope we don't get Europe next year. There, I've Said it!

We're where we are due to other teams not performing coupled with our own stubbornness to be defeated or give up hope of a win(which is great to see, I may add, and long may it continue). But we don't have the quality or, more importantly, the squad to compete in Europe as well as Domestic competitions. Even with the added lure of europe - do you still think this will change our scatterbrain transfer approach. Decent strikers will still be hard to come by. FFP will still be an issue. Benteke will still be on the books.

I dont think it will a concern.

 

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View Ginger Pubic Wig's Profile Ginger Pubic Wig Flag Wickham de L'Ouest 14 Oct 19 3.28pm Send a Private Message to Ginger Pubic Wig Add Ginger Pubic Wig as a friend

I do want to see us play a decent team in Europe. I fully get the logic of why it might backfire but i think football is about our right to dream.

 

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View Daddyorc's Profile Daddyorc Flag Long Island City, NY 14 Oct 19 3.50pm Send a Private Message to Daddyorc Add Daddyorc as a friend

Agreed. Logically, I don't want us to get in, but from an emotional perspective, I think it would be tons of fun to watch and possibly go to some new destinations. Palace supporters in Italy, Germany, Spain, Greece, etc. would be amazing.

Originally posted by Ginger Pubic Wig

I do want to see us play a decent team in Europe. I fully get the logic of why it might backfire but i think football is about our right to dream.

 

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View Vaibow's Profile Vaibow Flag vancouver/croydon 15 Oct 19 5.37am Send a Private Message to Vaibow Add Vaibow as a friend

If we got into europe, we would have to field youth teams for the league cup and FA cup, it be too much having 3 other cups net to a league campaign - we saw how wolves and burnley, even leicester faired on their travels and our euro adventure would have to be respected, naturally but not viewed as anything other than friendlies - we are not winning it. We couldn't take it seriously as our squad is no where near good enough.

If i were in charge and we got to europe, i would seriously consider making it almost free for palace fans to get tickets - as a treat. That way if it's a write off, the fans cant feel hard done by.

 


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View TomThePalaceFanatic's Profile TomThePalaceFanatic Flag 15 Oct 19 7.53am Send a Private Message to TomThePalaceFanatic Add TomThePalaceFanatic as a friend

Originally posted by CrazyBadger

Isn't there traditionally one team that plummets from the top, then tries to arrest their slide before the Relegation Zone?

Looking like we're climbing the steps of that slide right now. Hopefully we'll get to The top, and politely decline like the kid with Vertigo, and slowly descend the Steps stopping halfway thinking 'Next time' I'll go all the way...

Its an odd one, in some areas (centre back, goalkeeper and possibly centre midfield) were the strongest weve been since promotion. Then clearly full-back and attackers, weakest in a few years. Just 2 or 3 signings away from realistically challenging that top 8, but seems like were always 2 or 3 players away.

 

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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag People's Republic of Gozo 15 Oct 19 9.06am Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

I'd love to see us in Europe and in Roy we have a manager experienced at playing in it. Yes it would put pressure on the squad, but imagine having a season where we're not just thinking about possible relegation. Also, it would make us a more attractive proposition for future transfers. It seems highly implausible given Ayew is our only fit and able striker, but stranger things have happened.

 

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View crvenaeagle's Profile crvenaeagle Flag 15 Oct 19 9.22am Send a Private Message to crvenaeagle Add crvenaeagle as a friend

Originally posted by Daddyorc

Agreed. Logically, I don't want us to get in, but from an emotional perspective, I think it would be tons of fun to watch and possibly go to some new destinations. Palace supporters in Italy, Germany, Spain, Greece, etc. would be amazing.

Do you reckon we'd get the stabbing-in-the-bum treatment Manure fans got when they went to Rome, for example, or do you think Palace fans would be welcomed?
HF vs Slava Praha in the local park, or sharing a Birra Morretti with the locals?

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 15 Oct 19 9.32am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Burnley unexpectedly finished 7th in 2017-18 and qualified for the Europa League.They played 6 games in the EL at the start of the season.Burnley only won 2 of their first 15 PL games that season and finished in 15th place.

 

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View CrazyBadger's Profile CrazyBadger Flag Ware 15 Oct 19 9.58am Send a Private Message to CrazyBadger Add CrazyBadger as a friend

Originally posted by Vaibow

If we got into europe, we would have to field youth teams for the league cup and FA cup, it be too much having 3 other cups net to a league campaign - we saw how wolves and burnley, even leicester faired on their travels and our euro adventure would have to be respected, naturally but not viewed as anything other than friendlies - we are not winning it. We couldn't take it seriously as our squad is no where near good enough.

If i were in charge and we got to europe, i would seriously consider making it almost free for palace fans to get tickets - as a treat. That way if it's a write off, the fans cant feel hard done by.

I like this idea! Gate Receipts can;t be a large chunk of income when compared against TV Revenues per game, especially if you are in a group with a crowd puller.

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag Kent 15 Oct 19 10.33am Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

Burnley unexpectedly finished 7th in 2017-18 and qualified for the Europa League.They played 6 games in the EL at the start of the season.Burnley only won 2 of their first 15 PL games that season and finished in 15th place.

European football and 15th place, what's the catch?

 

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