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Filbo65 Posted on 20/04/2017 10:08
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Feeling prouder with each passing day [^]
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hackneyfox Posted on 20/04/2017 10:49
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Got as far as Barca and at least we scored a goal in the quarters.
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Filbo65 Posted on 20/04/2017 11:02
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And got further than Spurtz, etc
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LGFOX Posted on 20/04/2017 12:25
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I think we also have to take into consideration that we are total novices in not only the CL but also in Europe. Which means to have topped a group including Porto, knocked out serial Europa winners Sevilla and lost by just a goal including a dodgy pen to AM makes it all the more remarkable whilst still trying to do well in the most competitive league in the world.
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SohoFox Posted on 20/04/2017 12:38
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LG. We lost to Madrid by 2 goals really.
What with their away goal counting double if we had got a 2nd on Tuesday.
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Bradnor Posted on 20/04/2017 13:15
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What have Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Leicester City got in common?

Doesn't sound too bad, does it?
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DagenhamFox Posted on 20/04/2017 13:57
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One of the articles posted on here said they have the second highest coefficiency of all the European clubs.

So by UEFA standards they are the second hardest team we could have played.

We ran them damn close too.
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peatlingfox Posted on 20/04/2017 14:02
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I'd love to see AM win it but hard to see past Real based on the Match Officials' performance on Tuesday.
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charleyfarley Posted on 20/04/2017 16:29
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Great sentiment Filbo65

Couldn't agree with you more...proud of everyone of them and long may it continue
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moose Posted on 20/04/2017 18:23
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It was a great effort but in hindsight we might have been better playing a bit more attacking in the first leg. It was the lack of the away goal that killed us.

I think AM made sure we didn't get that away goal as well, they called our bluff to an extent and let us keep the score down as long as we didn't get the away goal. That left us playing right into their hands in the 2nd leg.
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mickyhoss Posted on 20/04/2017 18:39
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"LG. We lost to Madrid by 2 goals really.
What with their away goal counting double if we had got a 2nd on Tuesday".

We lost 2-1 on aggregate
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pen3boy Posted on 20/04/2017 19:23
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The last time I looked ... 2 - 1 = 1

(or has maths changed since I was at school?)
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SohoFox Posted on 20/04/2017 19:34
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A 2-1 win on Tuesday would still have meant we lost the tie and were knocked out.
We needed 2 goals.
So we lost by 2 goals
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LGFOX Posted on 20/04/2017 20:15
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I thought we lost 2-1 on aggregate. So I think we lost by one goal. Whatever, we didn't get thumped like some thought we might. Very proud of them considering.
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mickyhoss Posted on 20/04/2017 20:18
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Who got their 3rd?
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PossetFox Posted on 20/04/2017 20:38
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I'm still in the 'if only' mode. Two last ditch blocks. That's what it ultimately came down to. Fine margins [|)]
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chester Posted on 20/04/2017 22:20
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An alternative perspective:

1.The group of Brugge/Copenhagen & Porto was the easiest possible draw.
2. But for world class saves by Kasper in the last minute of both Copenhagen games we would have been in the Europa league.
3. After Brugge (who were League 2 standard at best) of the 4 subsequent away games we lost 3 and drew 1
4. In those 4 away games we scored only 1 goal
5. The 5-0 drubbing in Porto is the worst result by an English team in the champions league ever.
6. The 5-0 drubbing in Porto was a total embarrassment and mugged off all of the fans who made the trip
7. We were dead lucky to only lose 2-1 in Seville - we were battered
8. We had Kasper to thank again for saving the penalty in the home game v Seville or I think we would probably have gone out

Don't get me wrong, great memories, but I have listened to endless garbage from Radio Leicester over the last 48 hours telling me how fantastic it all was but was it really?
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hackneyfox Posted on 20/04/2017 22:28
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1. It was an easier group because we were in Pot 1.
2. So one of our players did what he's paid for.
3. But we won our home games.
4. We scored a few at home.
5. It was a dead rubber, arsenal lost 2 games 5-1 with their first team.
6. Still had a brilliant time, just not at the game. Great day/s spoilt by 45/90 minutes of football so just like it used to be.
7. We were dead unlucky to lose to AM - we battered them.
8. See 2

Yes it was!!!!!
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Eaststand Posted on 20/04/2017 23:34
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Proud but down. Feels like a long road of glory and dreaming has finally come to an end.

No footy for a couple of weeks then Watford at home
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SohoFox Posted on 21/04/2017 00:02
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What about arsenal away next Wednesday?
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DagenhamFox Posted on 21/04/2017 06:43
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But for a penalty given despite the challenge being well outside the box, we'd have drawn both games against an extremely good Atletico Madrid team.

Even the big teams know how hard it is to get an away win in that competition. Anyone who really believes we had a poor competition frankly needs their head testing.
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Adumass Posted on 21/04/2017 08:57
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chester - if you look at every game last season you could probably come up with two or three similar 'what if' moments.

none of it matters, football has always been about the result and always will be. history doesn't record the minute details that fans know change games. the competitions don't have a "if this then this" clause.
beating seville, and narrowly losing to AM, is absolutely tremendous, and will still be seen as such when it is a very old memory. they are two of the four most consistent european teams in the last five years.

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TartanFox Posted on 21/04/2017 09:41
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I'm in the middle of the spectrum between the euphoric 'didn't we do well' camp to the pit of despair chester finds himself in.

I think we can be proud of what we did, we could only better those put in front of us, but I am so very frustrated.

Our summer recruitment cost us, we may have only made the last 8 anyway, but we should have been challenging for the top 6 and another crack at Europe.
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Rhubarbfox Posted on 21/04/2017 10:08
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Couldn't be prouder

the problem I have now is that having tasted that level of excitement I want more , greedy I know but I can't help it

I can see why seemingly rational owners have taken massive risks to be successful and come up short - Leeds for example
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Bradnor Posted on 21/04/2017 10:36
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The last six matches of the season are actually pretty important, IMHO. We play three of the top 6, so it's a tough run in.

If Shakespeare can pick the team up, and perform well in these last six games, picking up say 10 points, then we finish mid table, in 10th or 11th. Shakespeare would have a record of say 26 points from 13 games - that's top 6 form. I reckon on the back of that he gets the job full time.

It would make the first 60% of the season look like an aberration, and we would be firmly grouped with Everton and Southampton as an aspirational top 10 club, amongst the best of the rest outside the top 6. That is very important in making us attractive from a recruitment POV. We have the money to spend, on wages and fess, can we attract the right players?

However, if Shakey fails to lift the players, we pick up say 1 win and two draws in the last six games, we finish on 42 points, firmly in the mediocre pack. We are probably looking for a new manager, and it enhances the view that we are really just a lower mid table club who had a freak 15 months.

Would love us to get this last 6 games going with an overdue win at the Emirates
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megafox Posted on 21/04/2017 13:39
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And now we have the best chance for decades of getting the overdue win at the Emirates.

And to those (well, just one actually) who like to belittle our CL achievements, you believe what you like to believe. The rest of us will believe what we like to believe. That seems fair enough.

And ... finally ... I can see the point about losing by two goals, but it's more true that we lost by 1.0000000000000000000000000001 goals. We needed to score two more on Tuesday to overcome that and if we'd scored just one the tie would have ended level. Only by the tiniest fraction of a goal would we have then gone out and certainly not by a whole one. We would have lost out due to an arbitrary and out of date rule, which even penalties is a more satisfactory way of deciding the outcome.
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