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  1. Standard memberSeitse
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    13 Apr '07 06:251 edit
    3 out of 4 from La Liga.

    Any thoughts?

    My goodness, that Osasuna was really well built by Javier Aguirre.
    I wonder if the guy did good in leaving for the Atletico e Madrid.

    Edit. Sorry, I forgot this...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/europe/6534943.stm

    Take that, Tottencrap! 😛
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    Yes. The quality of the second tier teams in Spain is higher than the rest of Europe. That can be seen by how close the league is and the fact that they have 3 semi finalists in the UEFA cup. The quality of the best Premieship teams is greater than the rest of Europe resulting in a two horse race for the league most seasons and the fact that they have 3 semi finalists in the Champions League.
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    14 Apr '07 00:55
    Originally posted by Seitse
    3 out of 4 from La Liga.

    Any thoughts?

    My goodness, that Osasuna was really well built by Javier Aguirre.
    I wonder if the guy did good in leaving for the Atletico e Madrid.

    Edit. Sorry, I forgot this...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/europe/6534943.stm

    Take that, Tottencrap! 😛
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Take that, Tottencrap! 😛

    Spurs actually play some of the most exciting football in the EPL. They produce some great goals via Aaron Lennon, Robbie Keane, and Dimitar Berbatov (3 top International players). Take Chelsea for a counter-example : a 500 million pound team of counterattacks and wing crosses. Absolutely boring to watch.

    Sevilla are a tough, exciting side with quality passing and inventiveness. Their star goalscorer developed his craft at White Hart Lane. They were gifted some fouls in excellent positions in the first leg. (How can a team get no yellow cards over a two-leg quarterfinal?)

    Osasuna is just so powerful on the ball. They've been my favorites to win it all along.
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    14 Apr '07 00:581 edit
    Originally posted by Angry Boy
    Yes. The quality of the second tier teams in Spain is higher than the rest of Europe.
    In what sense are Sevilla a "second-tier" team?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/spain_results/tables/default.stm
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    14 Apr '07 01:07
    Originally posted by dottewell
    In what sense are Sevilla a "second-tier" team?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/spain_results/tables/default.stm
    I'd imagine second-tier involves monetary expenditures for players.

    It's not like Sevilla were outgunning the big boys in signing Kanoute.
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    14 Apr '07 01:162 edits
    Originally posted by baconfats
    I'd imagine second-tier involves monetary expenditures for players.
    So if Sevilla won La Liga and the Champions League five times in a row without spending any more money, they'd still be "second-tier"?

    Were Ajax a second-tier team in 1995?
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    14 Apr '07 12:24
    Originally posted by dottewell
    In what sense are Sevilla a "second-tier" team?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/spain_results/tables/default.stm
    Although they're having a decent season, their last 5 placings have been 8th, 10th, 6th, 6th and 5th. So they're not top tier are they?
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    14 Apr '07 13:03
    Originally posted by Angry Boy
    Although they're having a decent season, their last 5 placings have been 8th, 10th, 6th, 6th and 5th. So they're not top tier are they?
    That's considerably better than Spurs are doing geenrally over recent seasons!!
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    14 Apr '07 14:22
    Originally posted by Angry Boy
    Although they're having a decent season, their last 5 placings have been 8th, 10th, 6th, 6th and 5th. So they're not top tier are they?
    Three consecutive top 6 finishes and a real chance of winning La Liga this year.

    They've got to be pretty close to top-tier now, no?
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    Doug Stanhope
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    15 Apr '07 07:081 edit
    I would call Osasuna a 2-tier team IF AND ONLY IF we speak about budget and history.

    But I love those cinderella stories in footie, don't you?
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    15 Apr '07 19:56
    Everyone loves the cinderella, think Porto a few years ago!
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