The sh1te from the Lane enjoyed their run in the ECL last year, zyxy, although were fortuous to get to where they did. Bale doesn’t seem to be having the same one-man effect of late.
We haven’t won the ECL, and I honestly doubt we ever will now. We’ve had our chances. We’ve always got out of the group stages, which is more than other English teams manage year in, year out.
If we do finish off Benfica, in our 10 years we have reached the semi finals on 6 occasions, 1/4 finals on 3 occasions, and last 16 once. As I said, we have always progressed from the group stages. With just a tiny bit of luck and a decent ref we’d have won it a couple of times, i’m sure. Looking back at Monaco all those years ago we could even have had 3 on the board. But we didn’t, and have to live with it. It will be interesting to see if the one or two newer ‘top 4’ clubs that have appeared will manage the sort of run we’ve had over the last 10 years…? We can only watch over the next 10 years to see if they are up there each year, and that they are good enough to actually qualify each year.
Up the Chels’.