Discussion in 'Soccer' started by Halladay, May 7, 2019.
Their decision making went from ESP-level to "who am i" pretty rapidly, was tough to see
Absolutely they can. If these two games have taught us anything it's that anything can happen on any given night. The only certainty I have is that thousands of hearts will be broken harder than I think any runner up and thousands will rejoice greater than any champion come June 1st.
How often do you see a final where the teams playing so truly deserve it like this after all the adversity they've been through?
You are making this about winning the Champions League. I’m not.
Ajax and Spurs are well run clubs and they’ve had success in this competition and domestically relative to what they spend because they have a different conception of football than some of the dinosaur clubs out there that think all there is to being good is outspending other teams in the transfer market. That can work for some teams, but often it doesn’t.
The best things these clubs could do is try to have a good coach make the players at these clubs better, supplement the squad on the transfer market instead of thinking that solves all problems and be willing to use younger players without huge accolades. You mentioned the PSG lineup today of players they sold. PSG has cost themselves a lot of depth and quality due to their unwillingness to develop these players instead of throwing money at mediocrity.
I will bw in the ICU
I highly recommend Dr. James Milner.
So you are making this about reaching the final
Outspending often doesn't work? What? AGAIN, take a look at the CL winners, finalists, or heck even the league winners. Who's winning in Germany against this year? The biggest spender. It's the same in Italy, France, England and this year in Spain. Just like that the top 5 leagues.
I'm not questionning PSG losing their youth is stupid, I said so.
But let's be real, how many Spurs starters are academy players? How many in Liverpool starting XI?
PSG has Areola and Kimpembe. Rabiot too until the contract dispute.
Spurs academy is not even half PSG's. Then again, Paris is arguably the epicenter of football talent in the last 20 years or so.
Pretty sure CL Final tickets are already sold out
I tried to buy tickets online a couple months ago, there was a time limit
Are Spurs going to wear those San Jose Sharks jerseys at the Final?
Ajax's captain is 19?
That is so ligt.
I hope so. They're almost as nice as Barca and Ajax's Lightning jerseys
There should be 6 English candidates, for at least that many potential winners come from the Premier League. Can Getafe win it? No. So why should Spain have 4 CL spots? Can Atalanta? No. So why should Italy? Eintracht Frankfurt? Give England 7.
I mean can United or Arsenal win it?
Well that was one hell of a game, could have finished 6-6 or something. Full credit to Spurs but really Ajax should have sealed it before. As a fan of the game I'm happy even though I was rooting for Ajax. It's been a long time since we had seen that much great games, quality and suspense incredible.
After many years of Spanish total domination, funny to see the EPL roaring back with Arsenal and Chelsea tomorrow as well. Will it last though?
Meh, make the EPL a new formed CL while you're at it.
I mean the last all EPL final was 2008. While being the richest and having more teams than anybody, they couldn't make another all EPL final until 2019.
During that span, Germany had one all german final and Spain had two.
Heck, over those 10 editions (2009-2018), the EPL won one single CL, and reached 3 finals. Same number as the Bundesliga. 1-3.
Liga BBVA was 6-2.
You also have to go back to 1982 to find an EPL team reaching the CL final other than Arsenal (once), United, Chelsea and Liverpool.
So don't use the "Spain is only 2 giants" argument since Valencia and Atletico reached mutiple finals.
Unlikely, but more because of even stronger EPL competition than because of the likes of Getafe or Atalanta. Wolves, Everton, Leicester, Watford. All are much better teams than these foreign "giants".
Posts like these are why we get the EPL backlash on this forum.
You are like rain on a beautiful summer sunny day...
Huge congratulations to all Spurs fans. That was yet another insane drama game in this season of champions league. I really rooted for ajax to face us, but hats off to Moura, Pochettino and the whole team.
I was on the draw for tickets and I could not get one. That was 2 months ago.
I have no idea anymore. I wouldn't have said Tottenham could make it.
I mean he isn't wrong. Arsenal took a dump on 2nd place Napoli. Utd humiliated PSG, champions of France. 6 of the best 12 teams in the world are in England.
Atalanta played Everton a few years ago and absolutely rinsed them. Bad post above.
Probably cheaper than the match ticket.
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