11 Dec 2018 11:23:15
So looking at the CL tables, topping the group this year is much better for us with the pottential teams we could face.

1.) 11 Dec 2018
11 Dec 2018 14:54:36
Yes, but we aren't going to win it so might as well have a big game to look forward to, we aren't going to finish top of the group and hopefully we rest a few to keep them fresh for the big game on Sunday. Only one game I am bothered about us performing in this week.

2.) 11 Dec 2018
11 Dec 2018 15:01:45
Its not in our hand anymore EZRS, Juve need to drop points against BSC, I really hope Napoli win or it is going to be a complete rubbishshow in the R16 draw.

3.) 11 Dec 2018
11 Dec 2018 16:01:43
Yeh, Sunday.

Was trying to forget about this Sunday.

4.) 11 Dec 2018
11 Dec 2018 17:15:35
Personally I would rather play a "big" team than a so called smaller side.

First off, there are no bad sides in the knockout stages of the UCL. All of them are there on merit and have had to beat good sides in the group stages.

Secondly, if we lose to a so called smaller side the press fallout will be much bigger. As will the fan fallout. I know I'm more annoyed at losing to a side I personally don't feel we should be losing to.

Finally and probably most importantly, I feel the way Jose sets our team up we are better placed to win against the better teams than the lesser ones.

Jose may not be my cup of tea, yet one thing he has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt is that his style of football is exceptionally successful in cup competitions. 17 cup competition wins compared to 8 league wins. His style while lacking in entertainment and excitement does grind out results in those tough games. This season we haven't looked anywhere near as bad against the top teams compared to the poor performances against the "lesser" teams. I wouldn't be surprised if we beat or at least draw with Liverpool for example.

So I don't mind if we finish 1st or 2nd in the group, as long as we get a top side in the draw. Besides isn't the whole point of being in the UCL for the big nights against the top teams.

5.) 11 Dec 2018
11 Dec 2018 19:43:43
Good post Shappy completely agree mate.

6.) 12 Dec 2018
12 Dec 2018 09:29:57
Agree shappy- I am optimistic regarding the champions league. At the start of the group stages, in fact the season we were never regarded as frontrunners to lift the trophy or indeed any of the top teams thought to be even in the mix, but its a knockout comp and we proved we can play againnst great teams re juventus. Over 2 legs no team are invincible so owt can happen.