Originally posted by trev33
if the league cup wasn't a gateway into europe would you care about it?
how would you feel if there was no uefa cup place and lennon broke his leg in this years final and spurs ended up finishing one position outside europe? i'd be pretty pissed.
look at every other league in europe, theres one cup and done of the teams really care about it, now i love need 2 major cups....coming 5th in the league and being denied a uefa cup spot is ridiculous.
i dont agree. Football has change and so has the views of fans. The reason you dont like the league cup is because TV has said it is not a good cup to win.
The trophy has a history in english football and it is still a trophgy to win.
You say the FA cup is second only to the the CL?
The CL has very little meaning.
WHY you may ask?
Becase the best team in European club football does not always win the CL. 4 teams from england, spain and Italy qualify of the CL and as happened a few years back, Liverpool, a team which has never won the PL won the CL.
Thats is just stupid.
At the end of the day i would rather my TEAM won a trophy then finish 5th or even 4th in the league. What does finishing in 2nd to 4th in the PL really prove?
That you get a lot on money from TV and UEFA for bing in the champions League..thats all. You have not won anything.
In 20 years time, do you think ppl are going to be looking at their clubs history and saying.... look we were 4th for 10 years, but we never won any trophies...!