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Can Tottenham Secure European Football?
By Harry Hotspur -

The various permutations of ‘what could or might happen‘ this season are so painful to explore and document that if I were the CEO at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, I would pull the first team into a meeting room and tell them they weren’t going to be paid this month until they had worked it out between themselves. Perhaps then, they would appreciate the size of the headache caused when you fail to win games. The inability to concentrate has already caused Spurs to exit the Europa League so far, and the same inability in the Premier League has once again left us scrabbling, hoping that other sides are able to inadvertently able to do us a favour between now and the end of the season.

Trying to back Spurs with a bookmaker is a hit-and-miss affair, but one positive spin is that you will be able to get good odds for the remainder of this season, and it’s worth noting that Montana online gambling has particularly good coverage in all markets. Tottenham went as low as 8/1 to win the division at one point, but those prices feel like ancient history right now. The fight to secure Champions League football looks precarious at best. Currently, Mourinho’s boys are 6th in the league, and the five sides above us look reluctant to falter. Worse yet, beneath us exists the threat of Liverpool awakening from their slumber. The most nailed-on negative has to be Manchester City who look absolutely nailed on to win the title at a canter – which leaves less uncertainty within the 5 spots currently above us.

What complicates the usual mental gymnastics is the existence of Europe’s tertiary club football tournament, the Conference League. This footballing delight slots in beneath the Europa League, arguably providing the world with a tier of international football that nobody asked for. The first round of the European Conference League tournament is scheduled for July 2021 and the final will be next March, at the Arena Kombëtare in Tirana, Albania, at which point 184 sides will have become 2.

There are in theory, 4 Champions League spots, 2 Europa League ones, and for the first time, 1 European Conference League spot. 5th place would grant Europa League football, as would the FA Cup winner.

The Carabao Cup winner would land European Conference League football. So Spurs’ prospects would be greatly aided if a side in the top 4 were to win the FA Cup…

A final in Albania. Perhaps we could walk out to ‘Don’t laugh at me ’cause I’m a fool’?


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BrenLong
BrenLong
5 months ago

Still in with a shout for a Champions League spot, so keep hammering the rosary beads.
That conference sounds like it could be a nightmare. Europa League can be as bad, as half the away games need a plane, a bus then a horse & cart to get to, and the team are knackered come the weekend.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
5 months ago

It would be marvellous to pip the Chavs to top four… Maureen would like that too.

SimonSpur
SimonSpur
5 months ago

In the Ropey League qualifying at the start of the season we came very close to playing Botasani from Romania. I think they were knocked out by that Latvian side, we played, in the previous round. Anyway I was chatting to a Romanian guy (friend of my wife) whose uncle established Botasani just 20 years or so ago. This is the sort of dross you play in these pointless euro competitions. Better off not playing in them.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
5 months ago
Reply to  SimonSpur

There are poor teams in the group stages, but its better to be in these competitions.. It can be experience for the younger lads and also time to experiment.. All the top teams play in the CL so if we don’t make that then its still good practise to play extra games midweek. So the squad is used to rotating and is flexible when needs be… We should aim to have a quality squad capable of competing on all fronts.

Tangangry
Tangangry
5 months ago

If it’s betting advice you’re after, I find that there is incredible value in ‘bet in play’ markets around Spurs throwing it away in the last 10 minutes.

This isn’t a joke by the way, the bookies seem to go on stats, rather than the more abstract concept of “Spursiness” and I’ve had more than one come in at 12-1 or more this season.

It’s a win-wn, coz when we do chuck it away, at least you’re 50 quid up!

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago

I hope we don’t qualify for the Ropey Dopey, either top four or forget u=it and finish 7th I reckon. It’s farce of once credible European competition. The expansion of the Champions League has quite obviously downgraded it to League Cup status…

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Nonsense… The Europa league is the old UEFA cup, so it was always the lesser of the two Euro comps.. And now the winner qualifies for the CL too.. League cup status? Completely different rewards….. I would take any title over top four…. Add Botches four top fours… Add another ten top fours and you could well be singing one league cup in thirty years… I don’t care for top four. It’s money for the club of course, but I want to win titles. The league cup, fa cup, europa I would take in a shot.. Stepping stones. Learn to crawl before you can run…. I don’t care for 2nd or 3rd either… Losers positions.

Cali
Cali
5 months ago

I guess we can finish top4 provided Mourinho selects 11x 1st team players and sticks with them and not change till the last game unless it is necessary to change a player or two specially in the defence and the midfield if he do that that is a big if then we have a chance any other scenarios we won’t be near top 7 even.

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago
Reply to  Cali

We will have to beat teams in the top 15 too, which we have found a major struggle of late…

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
5 months ago

I find it hard to raise much enthusiasm at the moment tbh. The world has gone bonkers and our Danny boy has built a stadium of nightmares.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
5 months ago

“It’s magnificent to be in Europe, and this club – a club like Tottenham Hotspur – if we’re not in Europe…. we’re nothing. We’re nothing.”

I hope that doesn’t apply to the ECL. I would rather not be in Europe than to watch our brave heroes exit the competition at the quarter final stage after an away goal loss to Vojvodina Novi Sad.

Dusty
Dusty
5 months ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

🤣  

Lord Croker
Lord Croker
5 months ago

Only if they have holiday homes.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
5 months ago

Probably both out of our reach but of the two purely focusing on ending our long trophy drought I prefer to win the League Cup than finish in the top 4. Seemingly failure to do either will have dramatic consequences!!

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
5 months ago

😶Is that a joke? European conference? ANOTHER completely unnecessary European competition requiring the pointless travelling of footballers when everyone else is barred from leaving Britain??

At this point if you haven’t already worked it out. We are being mocked.

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Ohh… Daniel loves a faux velvet slipcase!!

Lord Croker
Lord Croker
5 months ago

It’s a very poor version of a very shite eurovision. No capitalisation intended for the grammar queens.

Henry12
Henry12
5 months ago

Please, I’m begging you, Tottenham, anything but the European Conference.

Last edited 5 months ago by Henry12
James McKevitt
James McKevitt
5 months ago

There’ll come a day there’ll be a a European competition for every team in the Premier League.

Cabspur
Cabspur
5 months ago

Our run in is not bad but haven’t looked at chelsea’s .
On currant form and consistency I will say Chelsea will stay in 4th .
So sadly not.

Dusty
Dusty
5 months ago
Reply to  Cabspur

Chelsea still have to play West Ham (A) and Man City (A) and Leicester (H), Arsenal (H) and Aston Villa (H). All these teams in the Top 10 that have Beaten or Drawn with Chelsea in the 1st round games.

I agree that they have been playing consistently but did draw with Southampton and Leeds (played both away) recently, so I still have some hope that they will drop a few points where they might expect to win.

The next 3 games for Spurs will decide whether we still have a chance. Newcastle (A) Man United (H) and Everton (A). If we get 7 points or better from those 3 games then we have a very good chance. Let’s just hope that Jose selects the Spurs team with the right attitude (turns up) for all the games left this season. 🙂 🙂 

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
5 months ago
Reply to  Dusty

Essentially with little margin for error all our remaining fixtures including the big one at Wembley at the end of April are all cup finals!!

Last edited 5 months ago by David Dillenberg
Dusty
Dusty
5 months ago

Agree…and I can only hope that a postive attitude from everyone (Spurs Players and Supporters) will help make that dream come true. 🙂

Cabspur
Cabspur
5 months ago
Reply to  Dusty

Cheers for a bit of their fixture info .
I agree there is hope who knows this year ,we need to get sonny back and play our best 14 squad players .
I just think there is a lot going on behind closed doors ,generally we just have more problems.

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago
Reply to  Cabspur

I prefer raisins meself…

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