Staying with sp*rs.
I hear the moans and groans of the sp*rs fans over the 4th place issue. I can honestly say that I sympathise with their situation (but not with them, of course). I’d be equally upset if the situation was reversed. And not being scousers no-one else has a chance in hell of getting the rules amended.
But I will add that the rules were there, in place, at the start of the season. And I will further add that these rules were known, and the consequences of what would happen, after we beat barca. Yes, this very situation was given much debate after it was known Chelsea were playing in the final.
sp*rs had a few games to take that 3rd place, was was not actually hard to do. arse were dropping points right up ’til the end. sp*rs were well clear of arse not so long ago (mind the gap) but threw it away. Their form was crap. they dropped down. And even when there were just 3 or 4 games to win at the end to make sure that they were assured of ECL next season they blew it. They weren’t good enough at the end. They were then sitting with their fingers crossed hoping the germans, playing in their home ground for the ECL final, would beat Chelsea.
Well they blew it. I can’t show sympathy for them in this case. They had a terrible last 1/3rd to the season and failed to take 3rd place even when offered on a plate and just requiring that full effort for those final 3 or 4 games.