Spurs vs Milwall in the FA Cup and Liverpool vs Burnley in the Premier League.


Tottenham Hotspur 6 - 0 Milwall

Liverpool 2 - 1 Burnley

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Alex Mullan
1 Posted 12/03/2017 at 10:48:06
Are there still any avenues open for 7th place to qualify for the Europa League?

Derek Thomas
2 Posted 12/03/2017 at 14:10:15
Alex @1; Unless Millwall win the cup, it's nailed on...

Come on, you Spurs!

Rob Halligan
3 Posted 12/03/2017 at 14:22:37
Spurs are going to have to beat Millwall without Kane, who went off after just 5 minutes with a badly twisted ankle.
John G Davies
4 Posted 12/03/2017 at 14:44:31
That's us back in European competition.

I am happy with that for Koeman's first season.

Matthew Williams
5 Posted 12/03/2017 at 16:10:41
Burnley 1-0 up... amazing what happens when you go to Anfield & attack them... they are poor!
Paul Setter
6 Posted 12/03/2017 at 16:14:47
Now the semi-finals of the FA Cup are current top 6 teams, 7th is pretty much certain to be Europan footy next season. Providing we don't fuck up our hard work so far, there is a 99% chance we will be playing Latvia's best.
Julian Wait
7 Posted 12/03/2017 at 17:19:25
Watching the RS coming back from 0-1 to 2-1 up (just now) after Burnley had a right go at them and could have been two up themselves first; we have to have a go at them, their weaknesses are at the back. And we need someone to keep Mane quiet... not sure who that is, but it's not Funes Mori and I don't think it's Baines either.

In other news, the Spurs FA Cup result earlier was very welcome and perhaps allows us to be more aggressive to the end of the season?

Jon Withey
8 Posted 12/03/2017 at 17:43:11
Tottenham won, does that mean a European spot is ours for the taking if we can keep 7th?
Sam Hoare
9 Posted 12/03/2017 at 17:51:28
Yup. 7th equals Europa now. Ours to lose. Debate whether being in Europe is good or bad thing but I'm always happy to have more games to follow.
Mike Green
10 Posted 12/03/2017 at 17:55:15
Me too John #2 - we should do it if the 7th place stuff all pans out and I think he said that was the goal so well done if they do (albeit we will have scraped in by due of the fact that other clubs have already qualified by a different route).

If we do get in I assume we'll have to do some qualifying rounds...? Anyone know how many if we do..?

Chris Leyland
11 Posted 12/03/2017 at 17:59:05
Mike – the 3rd qualifying round which begins in late July.
Rob Halligan
12 Posted 12/03/2017 at 18:00:58
Mike Green,

I think the 7th-place team would start at the final qualifying round. So the first leg is the first week in August, with the second leg a week later.

Chris Leyland
13 Posted 12/03/2017 at 18:03:38
Rob - 27th July and 3rd Aug for 3rd qualifying round and, assuming we get through that, play off round is 17th and 24th Aug.
Rob Halligan
14 Posted 12/03/2017 at 18:06:11
Yep Chris, just looked it up on the UEFA website.
Chris Leyland
15 Posted 12/03/2017 at 18:09:24
Draw isn't made til 14th July so not much advanced planning for a trip to Kurdistan or Andorra
Colin Glassar
16 Posted 12/03/2017 at 18:16:45
Burnley were poor in the final third. I can't believe that shower are 4th. They really are average.
Kunal Desai
17 Posted 12/03/2017 at 18:21:28
Looks like Kane could be out for a few games paving the way for Lukaku to kick on and take that golden boot this season.
John G Davies
18 Posted 12/03/2017 at 18:29:55
I would not set our sights on the first qualifying round just yet. We can relax now and play no-pressure football. We have the European spot if we win 5 more games; West Bromwich would have to win 8 out of 10 to get past us, that's not happening.

Let's set our sights on 6th minimum.

Mike Green
19 Posted 12/03/2017 at 18:35:11
Thanks Chris and Rob - and Kunai, that's a marvellous point, wouldn't it be great to have the leagues top scorer on our books?
Colin Glassar
20 Posted 12/03/2017 at 18:42:19
Keane looks a good'un. Strong in the air, calm on the ball. Like Stones on steroids.
Mike Green
21 Posted 12/03/2017 at 18:47:38
Golden boot = extra confident striker, will want to do it again the following year if he stays / £10m on his asking price if he goes. Win/Win.
Dave Abrahams
22 Posted 12/03/2017 at 18:54:17
Colin (16 and 20 ) Yes Liverpool struggled to get that win, took a forward off and put Lucas on to defend their lead, Burnley had two very good chances, one in the last minute, to draw level, not a great team but they put Liverpoolon the back foot by attacking them.

The pressure to finish in the top four is starting to tell now and I hope them bastards crack first, they looked less than ordinary today.

Agree with you about Keane he looked a good strong centre back, good footballer and good at both ends of the field with his head, wouldn't mind him coming to Everton, still only young as well.

Jon Cox
23 Posted 12/03/2017 at 19:05:13
One thing's for sure,

We'll have to up the pace a tad when up against the shite.

Thought Burnley played well today and unlucky not to come away with a point.

Point being, for us, this game is very do-able.

Eugene Ruane
24 Posted 12/03/2017 at 19:21:00
The Anfield derby?

Sings: "When you are walking around... in the rain and wind.. er.. keep your face held up.."

(fumbles in pocket, unfolds piece of paper Link )

Mick Davies
25 Posted 12/03/2017 at 19:28:08
Re: Rom. He is joint top scorer with Kane (who now looks likely to miss a few games with injury) but all of Rom's goals have been from open play, whereas Kane has 4 pens.

To me, that makes Lukaku the more effective striker, especially when you look at the creative power of both sides

Tony Abrahams
26 Posted 12/03/2017 at 19:30:06
I suppose that's what makes them unique Eugene! That and walking with their heads held up high through a storm?

Brian Harrison
27 Posted 12/03/2017 at 19:48:23
Only watched the last 20 minutes of the other lot luckily beating Burnley. I just hope the reports in some papers saying Keane to Everton is true. This lad has everything he can play he can tackle he is dominant in the air, and his reading of the game is very good and he is also a threat in the opponents area.

Brian Denton
28 Posted 12/03/2017 at 19:51:02
What is surprising, Eugene, is that the picture was reportedly posted by 'an eagle-eyed Reds fan'. You'd think they would want to keep that under wraps.

It's almost as though they revel in the piss-taking!

Tony Abrahams
29 Posted 12/03/2017 at 20:16:29
Brian, they will be fuckin fuming with this getting out, Lar, and it's obvious to them, that this fella is deffo an Evertonian. It's the reason the lyrics to the song suit them so well!
Dermot Byrne
30 Posted 12/03/2017 at 20:45:43
The derby will be a game for Lookman or Calvert-Lewin. I think that with Gana, Morgan and Davies in midfield could fuck them. Sadly the ref will give it to them. But fuck that. We have bigger aspirations over the next 3 years.
Ian McDowell
31 Posted 12/03/2017 at 21:35:36
I see the FA are going to investigate the Millwall fans Taunts of "DVD" and "he's selling three for a fiver" that were directed at the South Korean Song during Spurs' 6-0 victory.

Can anyone explain how this is different to the chants from away fans of "sign on, sign on" that have been sung at Goodison and Anfield for years?

Months back, there was an article in the papers of how easy it was to blame the Hillsborough disaster on fans from Liverpool due to the reputation they carried.

Mark McParlan
32 Posted 12/03/2017 at 22:01:37
7th place is still not yet nailed on for the Europa League – there is still one spanner in the works; if Leicester win the Champions League (I know, I know). It would be:

Top 3 – Champions League
4th/5th/6th – Europa League (because of how the cups worked out)
Leicester – Champions League.

But none of this will happen anyway.

Colin Glassar
33 Posted 12/03/2017 at 22:03:08
Oh Eugene, you've just got Ragnar Lothbrok into a whole lot of trouble with the koppites.
Steve Fletcher
34 Posted 12/03/2017 at 23:20:18
Mark @32. What if Man Utd win the Europa League? That means they will get an automatic Champions League place. How will that change things if 1) they get to the top 4? or 2) they finish 5/6 (if it's 7th I don't care as that must mean we've got at least 6th hopefully) ? I've looked at this link: http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=2444525.html
...a few times, and can't fathom it out!

Colin Gee
36 Posted 13/03/2017 at 00:15:13
Steve (#34),

The winners of the Europa League qualify for the Champions League so if Man Utd win it then they qualify; if they finish in the Top 4 they also qualify, so it doesn't really matter.

If they finish 5th and win it, then England gets 5 teams in the Champions League and only 2 in the Europa League, which would be the teams finishing in 6th and 7th.

If they finish 6th and win it, then it's same with the teams finishing 5th and 7th that qualify.

If they finish 7th and win it, then it would be the same with the teams finishing 5th and 6th that qualify.

The only thing I am not 100% on is if both teams go straight in the Group Stages of the Europa League or if the lower one of the two would have to qualify.

As it stands at the moment, 5th and 6th will go straight into the Group Stage and 7th starts in the 3rd Qualifying round. If that's us in 7th then we would be a seeded team anyway.

Steve Fletcher
37 Posted 13/03/2017 at 01:01:10
Thanks Colin. It's the finishing 5th/winning the Europa League that I thought could be a problem as I did have an idea that we'd get 5 in the Champions League but lose a place in the Europa League. Just got to nail 7th now.
James Marshall
38 Posted 13/03/2017 at 01:26:24
7th will get us in the Europa League – the permutations against are tiny, and the permutations for are huge.

We'll start in the preliminary round in mid-July I think, against some team fro Romania or something that none of us have ever heard of.

We'll start early, which will hopefully mean we'll be well up to speed by the time the Premier League starts next season as well.

It'll also give a lot more interest to an otherwise dull Thursday night.

Eugene Ruane
39 Posted 13/03/2017 at 04:09:22
If the YNWA crib-sheets trend continues and we could infiltrate, the results could be spectacular.

Imagine a future Kop (pictured) Link singing...

"I hope to have a banana with Shankly's face drawn on it, shoved up my hole, sideways. King Kenny has gangster mates. In my town it snows for 317 days a year. Bob Paisley smoothed his hair down using Blue Cap Lard. The Normal One is a certifiable.."


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