- Oct 15, 2020
Your treble was Mickey Mouse compare to Lisbon Linon Celtic team quadruple.All the Quad hype is an absolute joke. Klopp is a 50-50 manager in cups, with over 60 games in the year with AFCON for Salah and Mane, they never looked like winning anything. The Cup Finals was a lucky toss of the coin (they sustained it with their superior attack of Jota and Diaz). If you ask me Chelsea should have won the Carabao cup and dippers were mighty lucky. PL was their best bet, and they blew it at home against Spurs. It's a miracle they sustained it this long. It just shows how incredible our " REAL TREBLE" was.
more like - "we were shiite but got very lucky". Much as I hate Liverpool, Madrid are not far off from the entitled list! First state-sponsored team that destroyed the football ecosystem, God Father of Man City and PSG model and somehow they get a pass in caf calling them a proper team. 5 of their 14 Cl wins came in an era where football was at its infancy. That leaves 9 CL titles. Now compare it with Milan, Barca, Pool, Bayern etc., it doesnt look extrordinary. All their La Liga titles are a joke (they split the la liga pie so unfavorably, its worse than PSG at France). Stealing important players from other teams by shamelessly overpaying them, Madrid (and Barca) are an extremely overrated team with an obnoxious entitled fans who are in general more into juvenile football gloating than speaking anything sensible. They dont value their own players and club legends and throw their toys out of their pram over some silly crap. Even during their so called great CL runs a few years back, they were absolutely poor in the league and scrapped through key matches in CL by dodgy decisions.
The current Madrid team is a shite team. I am mighty glad they gave their middle finger to pool but I also hope we stop jumping on the Madrid train (may be in a day or two). They were the only half decent team in a 2 team league this season considering Barca's situation. They rested their players for a good 2 weeks and had enough legs to camp/counter against a blunt overplayed Liverpool side. Winning CL by fluke doesn't make them strongest in Europe. Luckiest would be better.
There is a general problem with our fan base, we tend to have a complex around UCL due to our supposedly 'poor' CL record. CL is just a glorified cup game in my eyes and can never be a true measure of a team's real quality. the Champions 'League' is a misnomer, a Champions "Knock-Out" cup would have been more suited. While we don't acknowledge dippers for their CL wins and rightly so, but somehow instead choose to glorify overrated Madrid teams for no reason. Pep's Barca were mighty lucky (thanks to a shite referee) not to be knocked out by a Chelsea team which was playing second fiddle to us in the league. I am certain if we played Barca in PL over 38 games, we would be neck and neck, if not better. Somehow winning against us in that Final has given them an extra ooomph god like status in our forum. I hope this stops and people call out these two La Liga craps for what they are as much as we do the oil teams. The yester-year version of PSG/City sides.
We have the means to tank these sides, we need a good manager and hopefully we have one in ETH. Considering how well Ajax did in Eredivise, fingers crossed am hoping we will take off soon as a team. I hope we can get back to winning PL and I feel winning the PL is the truest measure of the quality of a team, not the overhyped CL. I hope we can turn it around in a few years. CL can't be taken seriously until they figure out a league format where all top teams play each other and see who comes out on the top (Super Leaguish way). Until such time, its as relevant as a glorified Cup game and should never matter to us more than the league.