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View pompeyeagle's Profile pompeyeagle Flag Relocated to Shropshire 13 Nov 21 9.04pm Send a Private Message to pompeyeagle Add pompeyeagle as a friend

I think you're getting a bit carried away. Things are going tremendously well at the moment there's no doubt but at some point we are going to have some injuries and that's when our results could start to fall away. You only have to look at Leeds and see how their results have suffered because they have several players out.

 

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View CPFC Dartford's Profile CPFC Dartford Flag Dartford 14 Nov 21 10.44am Send a Private Message to CPFC Dartford Add CPFC Dartford as a friend

In my opinion absolutely! Iíve been saying for the last few years that we were desperately lacking a box to box midfielder, it was the missing link and now we have it, albeit probably only for a season unfortunately. This would be the season to do it as well because of our smallish squad. There will be a 6 week break mid way through next season giving most of our players a long rest whilst the big boys players are slugging it out at the World Cup.

 

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View GlazierJohn's Profile GlazierJohn Flag Carshalton 14 Nov 21 11.15am Send a Private Message to GlazierJohn Add GlazierJohn as a friend

Having been going to Palace since 1964, it would be great to see us compete in Europe and I would love to go while I still can. Our football is the most watchable since that brief period in the seventies when we reached the FA Cup semi final from the Third Division. The test will come when we have to replace Connor Gallagher and the big boys come sniffing around the Manager.

 

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View PZ Eagle's Profile PZ Eagle Flag Penzance 14 Nov 21 12.47pm Send a Private Message to PZ Eagle Add PZ Eagle as a friend

We have already been in Europe. We beat Inter Milan (or was it AC Milan??)1-0 once in the San Siro. It was in the Anglo Italian Cup.

 


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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 14 Nov 21 1.42pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by PZ Eagle

We have already been in Europe. We beat Inter Milan (or was it AC Milan??)1-0 once in the San Siro. It was in the Anglo Italian Cup.

Dont forget the 'Intertoto' cup(i haven't)

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View Sansbup's Profile Sansbup Flag Normandy 14 Nov 21 4.11pm Send a Private Message to Sansbup Add Sansbup as a friend

Much as I'd love to follow Palace across Europe, I'd be happy for us to go out to one of the bigger clubs away and have a memory to cherish. Way too disruptive to our domestic efforts.

However, I would really love to win that FA Cup that we started 150 years ago!

 

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View Ipswich Eagle's Profile Ipswich Eagle Flag Ipswich 15 Nov 21 2.01pm Send a Private Message to Ipswich Eagle Add Ipswich Eagle as a friend

As much as I love pure fantasy chats, I think we need to remember some context.

Whilst I appreciate a tricky opening set of fixtures, new manager etc people saying "we're doing amazingly well" need to remember we're as close to the relegation spots as we are Champions League football, we're only 1 win ahead of Brentford and still behind BHA! The idea we could throw in X number of games in the Europa Conference league, playing f*** knows who, from God knows where seems well beyond where we are in the table and where we are as a club.

As others have said however, it drives me mad we don't go all out on the FA Cup, be absolutely brilliant to finally win the bloody thing and then as a bonus I might even pay attention to the Community shield!

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 15 Nov 21 4.33pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

The idea of us having to trek off to far flung places to play sides we have never heard of, in the Europa League ( or whatever it's called) on a Thursday night leaves me stone cold.

 

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View est1905's Profile est1905 Flag 15 Nov 21 5.14pm Send a Private Message to est1905 Add est1905 as a friend

Originally posted by Noz

I think the issue here is that we don't have the depth of squad to enable us to compete in Europe without implicating our stability in the Premier League.

We do not have the luxury of the "Top 6" clubs, who generally have a like for like replacement for any of their first 11.

Much as I'd love us to get to Europe, I think it would be deleterious to our status in the premier league, and we are not currently ready for it.

Lets get there before complaining that we are not ready for it.
In answer to the posters question, yes IF (big if) we maintain the same confident form and possession AND keep all key players fit then why not have aspirations to finish 8th or 7th. That is not beyond us.
Addressing the poster I'm replying to I would say yes. Actually competing in Europe right now would stretch us more that we could cope with but you'd hope, with e extra TV revenue, sponsorship, gate reciepts and corporate spending that will come in due to European football that the board would see good business sense and justification in purchasing 3 or 4 more players to cope with the extra games.
Dont forget there are some poor quality teams in the early rounds of the Europa League. Butland, Hughes, Tomkins, etc would actually get a start!

 

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View babylonjohn's Profile babylonjohn Flag St Leonards-on-Sea 15 Nov 21 8.10pm Send a Private Message to babylonjohn Add babylonjohn as a friend

Daft thread

 

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View scarlet's Profile scarlet Flag NZ 21 Nov 21 4.27pm Send a Private Message to scarlet Add scarlet as a friend

Originally posted by babylonjohn

Daft thread


Daft comment!

 

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 21 Nov 21 4.38pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by scarlet


Daft comment!

Thought you 'kiwi's' were supposed to be 12 hrs in front of the UK, not 6 days behind?

 


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