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Anzhi vs Newcastle, Bucharest vs Chelsea and Spurs vs Inter Milan, Europa League: Open Thread

europa league Anzhi vs Newcastle, Bucharest vs Chelsea and Spurs vs Inter Milan, Europa League: Open Thread

Unless Arsenal can pull off a miracle in Germany next week, England’s best hopes of a European trophy this season comes down to either Chelsea, Tottenham or Newcastle United.

All three sides are in action today in the Round of 16, first leg, of the Europa League.

You know the drill. Follow along with the conversations in the comments section below.

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23 Responses to Anzhi vs Newcastle, Bucharest vs Chelsea and Spurs vs Inter Milan, Europa League: Open Thread

  1. Sacto Blues says:

    I hope that Chelsea can get a result but won’t be heartbroken if the Blues go out in this tie. Chelsea have bigger fish to fry.

  2. Terry says:

    Good draw for Newcastle but Chelsea are down a goal at the half and are looking slow whcih is what the owner of Steaua said. Let’s see what Chelsea do in the second half.

    The Inter-Spurs game later might be the best of the bunch today.

  3. Matt says:

    Anzhi-Newcastle was the most boring match since…well since Stoke-West Ham :D

  4. Wongo1 says:

    Excellent result for the Toon!!

  5. Sacto Blues says:

    A revolting development in Roumania losing 1-0 well it will come down to next Thursday. Well Inter can save my day. Forza Internationale

  6. Marc L says:

    Come on you Spurs! Spurs are my favorite club in this competition from here on out after the horrible stuff done to Spurs’ supporters in France and (before that) by Nazio thugs in Rome.

  7. Guy says:

    That Bale fella isn’t half bad. :-)

  8. Wongo1 says:

    Bale is simply insane at the moment!!

  9. brn442 says:

    Bale deserved that booking.

    The more refs punish players for trying to “create” their own fouls – the better the game would be.

    • Guy says:

      Absolutely. The leg drag thing, in particular, is being rewarded too much. A tough call for the refs, but one they need to have zero doubt on before awarding a penalty.

  10. Guy says:

    Dust, are you not enjoying this or do you have some funky superstition thing going on?………..or could you actually be working? ;-)

    • dust says:

      superstition! I couldn’t post before kick off so I just left it…

      3-0 and very convincing, could have been 5 or 6… a great result

  11. Guy says:

    Is it just me or has Aaron “he’s got pace” Lennon been showing quite a bit more than that lately?

  12. Wongo1 says:

    Spurs are crushing Inter, they just might give United a good hard run very soon.

  13. Mufc77 says:

    Good win for spurs. Keeping a clean sheet was just as important as getting the third goal, they should see Inter off without too much trouble in the return leg.

  14. dust says:

    If only IF only we had a striker.

    we were going to spend 24 million on Moutinho, I see no reason IF the Rooney out stuff were true that we use that on him and put him back in the striker role in-front of bale.

    I cant believe Man Utd would sell him but if so and the money is around 20 – 25 m i see no reason why Rooney wouldn’t be up for it.

    I would take him in a heartbeat and put him in his best role striker, not midfield….

    If wishing made it so..

    • Mufc77 says:

      Come on man you’ve been around long enough to know not to believe the $hit that’s printed by these idiots. He was left out for tactical reason that i personally didn’t agree with and now everyone wants to blow it all out proportion.

      Rooney isn’t going anywhere any time soon and definitely not for 25m. The only way I could see him being sacrificed would be in some kind of swap deal for Ronaldo and even then I could see him digging his heels in and seeing out his last two years of his deal.

    • Mufc77 says:

      And by the way I agree with you in thinking his best role is playing as a striker.

    • Frill Artist says:

      That will never happen.

      • Mufc77 says:

        I don’t think so either. I’m sure SAF will put a end to all the rumors at tomorrow’s press conference. It’s up to Rooney to now get his head down and produce the form everyone knows he can.

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