The Race for Top 4

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All down to the final game, City only need a point to guarantee top 4 and a win for 3rd. Win for Liverpool and they guarantee top 4 as well, anything less and a win for us and we swoop in.

We could do it with 75 this season, madness.
A Liverpool choke on final day would be ironic
 

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All down to the final game, City only need a point to guarantee top 4 and a win for 3rd. Win for Liverpool and they guarantee top 4 as well, anything less and a win for us and we swoop in.

We could do it with 75 this season, madness.
Yep that's pretty crazy, considering last year we achieved 71 points. Which was good enough for 2nd.

81 points last year won the league, Spurs look set to surpass that comfortably but again it's is only good enough for 2nd this season. Such fluctuations year to year.

It highlights again how much the 'big teams' underperformed last year.
 

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All down to the final game, City only need a point to guarantee top 4 and a win for 3rd. Win for Liverpool and they guarantee top 4 as well, anything less and a win for us and we swoop in.

We could do it with 75 this season, madness.
Confident?

We do like to **** **** up.
 

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I'm more content now with where United have finished up.

Finishing fourth means you have to play two extra games to qualify, in our position we just have to win one game to go straight through to the group stages.
Apparently that's not the case this year.

Sevilla had Barca and RM winning CL the first 2 years where EL got a CL spot which freed up an automatic CL spot in Spain, so Sevilla were the beneficiaries those years and not whoever finished 4th, 4th went into the knockout qualifiers.

You'll have to qualify yourselves if you win as Italy/Spain have that advantage this year. 3rd in Italy or 4th in Spain I'd expect will be upgraded to the groups depending on who wins.
 

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Apparently that's not the case this year.

Sevilla had Barca and RM winning CL the first 2 years where EL got a CL spot which freed up an automatic CL spot in Spain, so Sevilla were the beneficiaries those years and not whoever finished 4th, 4th went into the knockout qualifiers.

You'll have to qualify yourselves if you win as Italy/Spain have that advantage this year. 3rd in Italy or 4th in Spain I'd expect will be upgraded to the groups depending on who wins.
Already confirmed that United go straight through if they win.
 

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Sevilla went straight into the CL Groups after winning the Europa League last season. Villarreal had a Qualifier (lost to Monaco) this season after finishing 4th in the league last season.

It will be the same deal if United win the Europa League.
 

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What happens if City lose by 1 goal and Arsenal win by 4? Is that also a playoff scenario?
It depends. Points, goal difference and goals scored.

If that is all tied we go into a playoff with Arsenal for 3rd/4th thinking ourselves very lucky Liverpool lost to Boro.
 

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Just one win please. Dont care if we finish 4th or 3rd. Obviously I prefer 3rd but I'll snatch your arm off for fourth and take our chances in the qualifiers.
 

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Ah I remember the days of being involved in these equations on the final day. Awfully stressful. Try to stay calm boys
It must have really sucked in 2012 when you thought you had qualified only for Chelsea to troll you guys with an unlikely CL win.
 

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Was thinking the other day is it only Spurs that have choked up a champions league place on the last day. Lasagna-gate was very funny to everyone else but must have been gutting to Spurs. And then making it and getting booted by Chelsea must have been equally galling.

Must say if we managed to cock up on the weekend I won't be too upset. We lose money but we're pretty sound financially nowadays. We might miss out on a player or two but I'm finding that I'm preferring signing with potential, flaws and all to ready made stars.

Europa is a lesser comp, but a good comp. And I'd look forward to us playing in it.

Only thing that would really annoy me would be the press making a meal of it all summer.
 

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Was thinking the other day is it only Spurs that have choked up a champions league place on the last day. Lasagna-gate was very funny to everyone else but must have been gutting to Spurs. And then making it and getting booted by Chelsea must have been equally galling.

Must say if we managed to cock up on the weekend I won't be too upset. We lose money but we're pretty sound financially nowadays. We might miss out on a player or two but I'm finding that I'm preferring signing with potential, flaws and all to ready made stars.

Europa is a lesser comp, but a good comp. And I'd look forward to us playing in it.
Everton kind of ****** up when they qualified and then lost in the play off.

Yeah we've been unlucky. The season we finished fourth we really should have come third. Harry became ill and was hospitalised and then he was courting the England job. Team lost focus and Arsenal pipped us for third. Lasagne gate season to be fair we were punching above our weight but it was still typical Spurs
 

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Was thinking the other day is it only Spurs that have choked up a champions league place on the last day. Lasagna-gate was very funny to everyone else but must have been gutting to Spurs. And then making it and getting booted by Chelsea must have been equally galling.

Must say if we managed to cock up on the weekend I won't be too upset. We lose money but we're pretty sound financially nowadays. We might miss out on a player or two but I'm finding that I'm preferring signing with potential, flaws and all to ready made stars.

Europa is a lesser comp, but a good comp. And I'd look forward to us playing in it.

Only thing that would really annoy me would be the press making a meal of it all summer.
Not to mention, you're pretty set players wise. Lots of cracking young talent. A year out of the CL wont hurt you too much. Having said that, you will finish 3rd.
 
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