Poch is a Eurosceptic

Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino

First published in Sport Basingstoke Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Writer

Mauricio Pochettino has warned that qualification for the Europa League can “kill” teams.

Saints have an outside chance of making the cut for the competition either through the FA Cup or the league.

Though only the top five currently qualify for European competition, with the first four entering the lucrative Champions League, there could be further places available depending on cup results.

That could potentially mean a seventh place finish could make the Europa League. Saints are currently only five points off of that mark and hitting form in a nice run of fixtures.

Pochettino had stated his dislike of the Europa League earlier in the season, and reiterated it once more now it is starting to look a slight possibility.

“It hasn’t changed. In my opinion the Europa League is not an attractive competition,” said Pochettino.

“That is my personal opinion, I’m not talking about anyone else, it’s my personal opinion and as Mauricio Pochettino there is no interest in the Europa League.

“The ambition of course is to one day play the Champions League and that I would be interested in.

“That is my opinion, not the club’s opinion.”

He added: “It’s not a competition that’s attractive to me. I don’t see the appeal of the Europa League.

“I think it’s a competition for teams that are not good enough to be playing with the best.

“I think it is a competition that kills you in the sense that there are a lot of midtable teams that put a lot of effort into the Europa League and then are not able to do anything in the league, they are not able to compensate for that bad run of form in the league so it brings them down.

“If we are sincere, if we are honest, we want to be playing with the best so the goal always has to be the Champions League, not the Europa League.”

Pochettino has seen the effect entering the competition has had on the league form of many of its participants and, though accepting it would be a milestone for Saints, doesn’t want that fate to befall his side.

“There are many examples not just in England where clubs are suffering from playing in the Europa League,” he reflected.

“We see examples of clubs in Spain and Italy and it causes problems in their league form as we have seen with Swansea and these other clubs.

“I think it is a competition that kills you and if you don’t get to the final and win it then you don’t get anything out of it so it’s a tough competition in that sense.”

Pochettino certainly didn’t rule out that Saints could one day make the Champions League, saying: “Why not play one day in the Champions League with Southampton?”

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8:24am Fri 7 Feb 14

andoru says...

Taking the positives from that, it's good to see he still has Champions League ambitions for the Saints.
Taking the positives from that, it's good to see he still has Champions League ambitions for the Saints. andoru
  • Score: 18

8:28am Fri 7 Feb 14

worried of n e hampshire says...

I agree with poch
I agree with poch worried of n e hampshire
  • Score: 16

8:36am Fri 7 Feb 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

The Europa League doesn't bring the riches of the Champions League so you can't increase your squad. But I still really fancy going on the mess in obscure Eastern European cities.

Simple solution. If we qualify give the competition to Jesus and Dodds and let them go with the academy, squad players in need of game time and those coming back from injury or loss of form. Keep MoPo and the first 11 at home so no impact at all.
The Europa League doesn't bring the riches of the Champions League so you can't increase your squad. But I still really fancy going on the mess in obscure Eastern European cities. Simple solution. If we qualify give the competition to Jesus and Dodds and let them go with the academy, squad players in need of game time and those coming back from injury or loss of form. Keep MoPo and the first 11 at home so no impact at all. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 68

8:47am Fri 7 Feb 14

DragonSaint says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
The Europa League doesn't bring the riches of the Champions League so you can't increase your squad. But I still really fancy going on the mess in obscure Eastern European cities. Simple solution. If we qualify give the competition to Jesus and Dodds and let them go with the academy, squad players in need of game time and those coming back from injury or loss of form. Keep MoPo and the first 11 at home so no impact at all.
No what you mean there Seed, but the Europa is something the first 11 may want to play in too. Got to keep them happy :)
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: The Europa League doesn't bring the riches of the Champions League so you can't increase your squad. But I still really fancy going on the mess in obscure Eastern European cities. Simple solution. If we qualify give the competition to Jesus and Dodds and let them go with the academy, squad players in need of game time and those coming back from injury or loss of form. Keep MoPo and the first 11 at home so no impact at all.[/p][/quote]No what you mean there Seed, but the Europa is something the first 11 may want to play in too. Got to keep them happy :) DragonSaint
  • Score: 5

8:50am Fri 7 Feb 14

DragonSaint says...

DragonSaint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote: The Europa League doesn't bring the riches of the Champions League so you can't increase your squad. But I still really fancy going on the mess in obscure Eastern European cities. Simple solution. If we qualify give the competition to Jesus and Dodds and let them go with the academy, squad players in need of game time and those coming back from injury or loss of form. Keep MoPo and the first 11 at home so no impact at all.
No what you mean there Seed, but the Europa is something the first 11 may want to play in too. Got to keep them happy :)
Know not "No". **** these Friday Fingers :)
[quote][p][bold]DragonSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: The Europa League doesn't bring the riches of the Champions League so you can't increase your squad. But I still really fancy going on the mess in obscure Eastern European cities. Simple solution. If we qualify give the competition to Jesus and Dodds and let them go with the academy, squad players in need of game time and those coming back from injury or loss of form. Keep MoPo and the first 11 at home so no impact at all.[/p][/quote]No what you mean there Seed, but the Europa is something the first 11 may want to play in too. Got to keep them happy :)[/p][/quote]Know not "No". **** these Friday Fingers :) DragonSaint
  • Score: 5

9:01am Fri 7 Feb 14

Velleity says...

The question that strikes me is that if we were to qualify for Europa, is it something we would turn down given MP's comments? Are teams even allowed to turn it down?

That said, I'd love to have a few nights out in Europe...
The question that strikes me is that if we were to qualify for Europa, is it something we would turn down given MP's comments? Are teams even allowed to turn it down? That said, I'd love to have a few nights out in Europe... Velleity
  • Score: 2

9:13am Fri 7 Feb 14

therealredarmy says...

I don't think Saint are ready for Europe yet ! It's our 2nd season after all . Why not next season, The media don't really rate the Europa League some manager as well but I believe that is a stepping stone before the champions league . Usually British team in Europa League don't really take the cup seriously and get destroyed by minnows and realize how hard it is. We saw that happen recently when Man u got outplayed at home and away vs Athletic Bilbao. I don't think saying let the kids from the academy play the Europa league is good because if get destroy by a small team in Cyprus that would shatter their confidence. I'm not saying it's a bad thing but it should be a mix between the first team and the academy.
I don't think Saint are ready for Europe yet ! It's our 2nd season after all . Why not next season, The media don't really rate the Europa League some manager as well but I believe that is a stepping stone before the champions league . Usually British team in Europa League don't really take the cup seriously and get destroyed by minnows and realize how hard it is. We saw that happen recently when Man u got outplayed at home and away vs Athletic Bilbao. I don't think saying let the kids from the academy play the Europa league is good because if get destroy by a small team in Cyprus that would shatter their confidence. I'm not saying it's a bad thing but it should be a mix between the first team and the academy. therealredarmy
  • Score: -10

9:28am Fri 7 Feb 14

Puddletown Saint says...

Just move all European competitions to a Tue/Wed evening. The issue is not the competition but simply for the fact it is played on a Thu night.

Never heard a complaint about the UEFA or Cup Winners Cup.

3-0 tomorrow and continue the rise. COYR.
Just move all European competitions to a Tue/Wed evening. The issue is not the competition but simply for the fact it is played on a Thu night. Never heard a complaint about the UEFA or Cup Winners Cup. 3-0 tomorrow and continue the rise. COYR. Puddletown Saint
  • Score: 8

9:34am Fri 7 Feb 14

Santa Retfordia says...

If United finish 5th (which I think they probably will) then aren't they going to take the only Europa League spot, given they're definitely not going to get there via a cup?
If United finish 5th (which I think they probably will) then aren't they going to take the only Europa League spot, given they're definitely not going to get there via a cup? Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 2

9:47am Fri 7 Feb 14

therealredarmy says...

@Santa Retfordia

Saint can gain Europa League spot through Fair Play league ! Now It really depend how many yellow or red cards they get compere to others team. Its still possible
@Santa Retfordia Saint can gain Europa League spot through Fair Play league ! Now It really depend how many yellow or red cards they get compere to others team. Its still possible therealredarmy
  • Score: 2

9:51am Fri 7 Feb 14

Chicago Saint says...

andoru wrote:
Taking the positives from that, it's good to see he still has Champions League ambitions for the Saints.
...and possibly a longer contract and tenure with Saints
[quote][p][bold]andoru[/bold] wrote: Taking the positives from that, it's good to see he still has Champions League ambitions for the Saints.[/p][/quote]...and possibly a longer contract and tenure with Saints Chicago Saint
  • Score: 5

10:18am Fri 7 Feb 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

therealredarmy wrote:
I don't think Saint are ready for Europe yet ! It's our 2nd season after all . Why not next season, The media don't really rate the Europa League some manager as well but I believe that is a stepping stone before the champions league . Usually British team in Europa League don't really take the cup seriously and get destroyed by minnows and realize how hard it is. We saw that happen recently when Man u got outplayed at home and away vs Athletic Bilbao. I don't think saying let the kids from the academy play the Europa league is good because if get destroy by a small team in Cyprus that would shatter their confidence. I'm not saying it's a bad thing but it should be a mix between the first team and the academy.
Our academy get destroyed by a small team from Cyprus? Where you been? Keep up!

Anyway I don't want to go Cyprus I want to go to some grot hole I've never heard of where you can get wasted for a fiver and shag the whole town for a tenner.
[quote][p][bold]therealredarmy[/bold] wrote: I don't think Saint are ready for Europe yet ! It's our 2nd season after all . Why not next season, The media don't really rate the Europa League some manager as well but I believe that is a stepping stone before the champions league . Usually British team in Europa League don't really take the cup seriously and get destroyed by minnows and realize how hard it is. We saw that happen recently when Man u got outplayed at home and away vs Athletic Bilbao. I don't think saying let the kids from the academy play the Europa league is good because if get destroy by a small team in Cyprus that would shatter their confidence. I'm not saying it's a bad thing but it should be a mix between the first team and the academy.[/p][/quote]Our academy get destroyed by a small team from Cyprus? Where you been? Keep up! Anyway I don't want to go Cyprus I want to go to some grot hole I've never heard of where you can get wasted for a fiver and shag the whole town for a tenner. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 26

10:25am Fri 7 Feb 14

Confucious says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
therealredarmy wrote:
I don't think Saint are ready for Europe yet ! It's our 2nd season after all . Why not next season, The media don't really rate the Europa League some manager as well but I believe that is a stepping stone before the champions league . Usually British team in Europa League don't really take the cup seriously and get destroyed by minnows and realize how hard it is. We saw that happen recently when Man u got outplayed at home and away vs Athletic Bilbao. I don't think saying let the kids from the academy play the Europa league is good because if get destroy by a small team in Cyprus that would shatter their confidence. I'm not saying it's a bad thing but it should be a mix between the first team and the academy.
Our academy get destroyed by a small team from Cyprus? Where you been? Keep up!

Anyway I don't want to go Cyprus I want to go to some grot hole I've never heard of where you can get wasted for a fiver and shag the whole town for a tenner.
No way will Poopey get into the Europa League.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]therealredarmy[/bold] wrote: I don't think Saint are ready for Europe yet ! It's our 2nd season after all . Why not next season, The media don't really rate the Europa League some manager as well but I believe that is a stepping stone before the champions league . Usually British team in Europa League don't really take the cup seriously and get destroyed by minnows and realize how hard it is. We saw that happen recently when Man u got outplayed at home and away vs Athletic Bilbao. I don't think saying let the kids from the academy play the Europa league is good because if get destroy by a small team in Cyprus that would shatter their confidence. I'm not saying it's a bad thing but it should be a mix between the first team and the academy.[/p][/quote]Our academy get destroyed by a small team from Cyprus? Where you been? Keep up! Anyway I don't want to go Cyprus I want to go to some grot hole I've never heard of where you can get wasted for a fiver and shag the whole town for a tenner.[/p][/quote]No way will Poopey get into the Europa League. Confucious
  • Score: 29

10:31am Fri 7 Feb 14

therealredarmy says...

@Seedhouse the Unrepentant

It was an example so I don't need to keep up ! What I'm saying is that we have to respect the Europa League.
@Seedhouse the Unrepentant It was an example so I don't need to keep up ! What I'm saying is that we have to respect the Europa League. therealredarmy
  • Score: -6

10:48am Fri 7 Feb 14

george chivers says...

I agree with Poch. I would still like to win the cup though. Solution, reinstate the Cup Winners Cup and make it into a two leg knock out competition with no seeding. All teams in the hat from the start. Brings in the crowds, makes money, reduces the number of games, allows clubs to pick a mixed team of first teamers, squad players and academy players. And gives the fans a chance to go "on tour", perhaps to some run down country in Eastern Europe, where Seedhouse could be the official tour guide, or Scotland if they choose independence, where everybody could wear body armour and tin hats. And we could break the cross bar in celebration when we win the away leg.

Surely this makes sense.
I agree with Poch. I would still like to win the cup though. Solution, reinstate the Cup Winners Cup and make it into a two leg knock out competition with no seeding. All teams in the hat from the start. Brings in the crowds, makes money, reduces the number of games, allows clubs to pick a mixed team of first teamers, squad players and academy players. And gives the fans a chance to go "on tour", perhaps to some run down country in Eastern Europe, where Seedhouse could be the official tour guide, or Scotland if they choose independence, where everybody could wear body armour and tin hats. And we could break the cross bar in celebration when we win the away leg. Surely this makes sense. george chivers
  • Score: 6

10:50am Fri 7 Feb 14

Norwegian Saint says...

A few things that I would like before the seasons end.

1) A comfortable top half finish
2) A double over the Scousers
3) A nice cup run
4) A profit on an Osvaldo sale
5) An away win at Spurs
6) An away win at Citeh
7) An away win at Villa
8) An away win at 1890s Wet Spam
9) A goal for Sam (hopefully at home in memory of his father)
10) An injury free squad
11) Lots of our players of to Brazil in the World Cup
12) A few more "helllll of a beating" quotes1
13) A panic finish for Poopey to avoid relegation

Coooome oooon yoooouuuu Saaaaaaaints!!
A few things that I would like before the seasons end. 1) A comfortable top half finish 2) A double over the Scousers 3) A nice cup run 4) A profit on an Osvaldo sale 5) An away win at Spurs 6) An away win at Citeh 7) An away win at Villa 8) An away win at 1890s Wet Spam 9) A goal for Sam (hopefully at home in memory of his father) 10) An injury free squad 11) Lots of our players of to Brazil in the World Cup 12) A few more "helllll of a beating" quotes1 13) A panic finish for Poopey to avoid relegation Coooome oooon yoooouuuu Saaaaaaaints!! Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 17

10:57am Fri 7 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

DragonSaint wrote:
DragonSaint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote: The Europa League doesn't bring the riches of the Champions League so you can't increase your squad. But I still really fancy going on the mess in obscure Eastern European cities. Simple solution. If we qualify give the competition to Jesus and Dodds and let them go with the academy, squad players in need of game time and those coming back from injury or loss of form. Keep MoPo and the first 11 at home so no impact at all.
No what you mean there Seed, but the Europa is something the first 11 may want to play in too. Got to keep them happy :)
Know not "No". **** these Friday Fingers :)
I get your point, Dragon, but I'm with Seed 100%. If teams started showing this dumbly thought out competition the disrespect it deserves, maybe it would change into something more worthwhile.

Oh, and a weekend abusing my kidneys in Vojvodina after seeing the Saints academy lads thrash Spartak Subotica is a middle-aged right of passage.

Btw, did you know there's a place in Moldova called Balti? That's got to be good for a lads' night out.
[quote][p][bold]DragonSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DragonSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: The Europa League doesn't bring the riches of the Champions League so you can't increase your squad. But I still really fancy going on the mess in obscure Eastern European cities. Simple solution. If we qualify give the competition to Jesus and Dodds and let them go with the academy, squad players in need of game time and those coming back from injury or loss of form. Keep MoPo and the first 11 at home so no impact at all.[/p][/quote]No what you mean there Seed, but the Europa is something the first 11 may want to play in too. Got to keep them happy :)[/p][/quote]Know not "No". **** these Friday Fingers :)[/p][/quote]I get your point, Dragon, but I'm with Seed 100%. If teams started showing this dumbly thought out competition the disrespect it deserves, maybe it would change into something more worthwhile. Oh, and a weekend abusing my kidneys in Vojvodina after seeing the Saints academy lads thrash Spartak Subotica is a middle-aged right of passage. Btw, did you know there's a place in Moldova called Balti? That's got to be good for a lads' night out. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 2

10:58am Fri 7 Feb 14

therealredarmy says...

@Norwegian Saint

Agree with most of them but 4,5 and 6 are maybe not possible, But again football is unpredictable so who knows!
@Norwegian Saint Agree with most of them but 4,5 and 6 are maybe not possible, But again football is unpredictable so who knows! therealredarmy
  • Score: -3

11:14am Fri 7 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
A few things that I would like before the seasons end.

1) A comfortable top half finish
2) A double over the Scousers
3) A nice cup run
4) A profit on an Osvaldo sale
5) An away win at Spurs
6) An away win at Citeh
7) An away win at Villa
8) An away win at 1890s Wet Spam
9) A goal for Sam (hopefully at home in memory of his father)
10) An injury free squad
11) Lots of our players of to Brazil in the World Cup
12) A few more "helllll of a beating" quotes1
13) A panic finish for Poopey to avoid relegation

Coooome oooon yoooouuuu Saaaaaaaints!!
9 would be wonderful but surely, 2, 5, 6, 7 & 8 would make 1 unlikely because we'd be pushing for a top-five finish.

I'd be happy with that - bring on plenty of 12s.
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: A few things that I would like before the seasons end. 1) A comfortable top half finish 2) A double over the Scousers 3) A nice cup run 4) A profit on an Osvaldo sale 5) An away win at Spurs 6) An away win at Citeh 7) An away win at Villa 8) An away win at 1890s Wet Spam 9) A goal for Sam (hopefully at home in memory of his father) 10) An injury free squad 11) Lots of our players of to Brazil in the World Cup 12) A few more "helllll of a beating" quotes1 13) A panic finish for Poopey to avoid relegation Coooome oooon yoooouuuu Saaaaaaaints!![/p][/quote]9 would be wonderful but surely, 2, 5, 6, 7 & 8 would make 1 unlikely because we'd be pushing for a top-five finish. I'd be happy with that - bring on plenty of 12s. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 4

11:27am Fri 7 Feb 14

Mush On The Beach says...

george chivers wrote:
I agree with Poch. I would still like to win the cup though. Solution, reinstate the Cup Winners Cup and make it into a two leg knock out competition with no seeding. All teams in the hat from the start. Brings in the crowds, makes money, reduces the number of games, allows clubs to pick a mixed team of first teamers, squad players and academy players. And gives the fans a chance to go "on tour", perhaps to some run down country in Eastern Europe, where Seedhouse could be the official tour guide, or Scotland if they choose independence, where everybody could wear body armour and tin hats. And we could break the cross bar in celebration when we win the away leg.

Surely this makes sense.
It makes perfect sense to me George and while we’re at it let’s fix the FA Cup as well.
Put it back to how it used to be .... All games played on a Saturday, only the final to be played at Wembley and the draw made after all games have been played at the weekend. The cup winners then all meet each other and the European tour begins .... The Cup tournaments will be relevant again and Seedhouse gets his dose of European doses, Happy Days!
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: I agree with Poch. I would still like to win the cup though. Solution, reinstate the Cup Winners Cup and make it into a two leg knock out competition with no seeding. All teams in the hat from the start. Brings in the crowds, makes money, reduces the number of games, allows clubs to pick a mixed team of first teamers, squad players and academy players. And gives the fans a chance to go "on tour", perhaps to some run down country in Eastern Europe, where Seedhouse could be the official tour guide, or Scotland if they choose independence, where everybody could wear body armour and tin hats. And we could break the cross bar in celebration when we win the away leg. Surely this makes sense.[/p][/quote]It makes perfect sense to me George and while we’re at it let’s fix the FA Cup as well. Put it back to how it used to be .... All games played on a Saturday, only the final to be played at Wembley and the draw made after all games have been played at the weekend. The cup winners then all meet each other and the European tour begins .... The Cup tournaments will be relevant again and Seedhouse gets his dose of European doses, Happy Days! Mush On The Beach
  • Score: 5

11:29am Fri 7 Feb 14

JohnSFC says...

Aren't they discussing making the prize for the Europa League a Champions League place? That could be a way to the Champions League.
Aren't they discussing making the prize for the Europa League a Champions League place? That could be a way to the Champions League. JohnSFC
  • Score: 0

11:52am Fri 7 Feb 14

Wembley76 says...

There are pro's and cons.....but I am a believer that we should compete in all competitions...winni
ng is good for confidence....playin
g is good for experience...as the squad develops we should keep an open mind on all competitions.....how wonderful for RL to score in Europe...and what confidence and experience for our International hopefuls...It is too easy to look at the Villa's and Swansea's...they would have struggled without Europa league...and anyway if you get past the first hurdles you can play against some of the best in Europe....or should we be happy with the Paint Trophy? :)
There are pro's and cons.....but I am a believer that we should compete in all competitions...winni ng is good for confidence....playin g is good for experience...as the squad develops we should keep an open mind on all competitions.....how wonderful for RL to score in Europe...and what confidence and experience for our International hopefuls...It is too easy to look at the Villa's and Swansea's...they would have struggled without Europa league...and anyway if you get past the first hurdles you can play against some of the best in Europe....or should we be happy with the Paint Trophy? :) Wembley76
  • Score: 5

12:00pm Fri 7 Feb 14

boilerman says...

The winners of the Europa cup should be given a place in the following seasons champions league , this wopuld encourage clubs to take it seriously and reward them financially.
The winners of the Europa cup should be given a place in the following seasons champions league , this wopuld encourage clubs to take it seriously and reward them financially. boilerman
  • Score: 8

12:01pm Fri 7 Feb 14

boilerman says...

Sorry my typing is rubbish.
Sorry my typing is rubbish. boilerman
  • Score: 1

12:34pm Fri 7 Feb 14

therealredarmy says...

@boilerman

No they shouldn't be rewarded with a place in the Champions league It's because of the arrogance of the British media and some manager who believe that the Europa League is an useless cup and believe The EPL is the best league in the World when it's not! " the Bundesliga is at the moment" and they believe that they deserve a place in the Champions league because they are in the EPL.
@boilerman No they shouldn't be rewarded with a place in the Champions league It's because of the arrogance of the British media and some manager who believe that the Europa League is an useless cup and believe The EPL is the best league in the World when it's not! " the Bundesliga is at the moment" and they believe that they deserve a place in the Champions league because they are in the EPL. therealredarmy
  • Score: -8

12:40pm Fri 7 Feb 14

DisplacedFan says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
therealredarmy wrote:
I don't think Saint are ready for Europe yet ! It's our 2nd season after all . Why not next season, The media don't really rate the Europa League some manager as well but I believe that is a stepping stone before the champions league . Usually British team in Europa League don't really take the cup seriously and get destroyed by minnows and realize how hard it is. We saw that happen recently when Man u got outplayed at home and away vs Athletic Bilbao. I don't think saying let the kids from the academy play the Europa league is good because if get destroy by a small team in Cyprus that would shatter their confidence. I'm not saying it's a bad thing but it should be a mix between the first team and the academy.
Our academy get destroyed by a small team from Cyprus? Where you been? Keep up!

Anyway I don't want to go Cyprus I want to go to some grot hole I've never heard of where you can get wasted for a fiver and shag the whole town for a tenner.
You can just a few miles to your east. For five more you can buy the whole place.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]therealredarmy[/bold] wrote: I don't think Saint are ready for Europe yet ! It's our 2nd season after all . Why not next season, The media don't really rate the Europa League some manager as well but I believe that is a stepping stone before the champions league . Usually British team in Europa League don't really take the cup seriously and get destroyed by minnows and realize how hard it is. We saw that happen recently when Man u got outplayed at home and away vs Athletic Bilbao. I don't think saying let the kids from the academy play the Europa league is good because if get destroy by a small team in Cyprus that would shatter their confidence. I'm not saying it's a bad thing but it should be a mix between the first team and the academy.[/p][/quote]Our academy get destroyed by a small team from Cyprus? Where you been? Keep up! Anyway I don't want to go Cyprus I want to go to some grot hole I've never heard of where you can get wasted for a fiver and shag the whole town for a tenner.[/p][/quote]You can just a few miles to your east. For five more you can buy the whole place. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 3

12:43pm Fri 7 Feb 14

DisplacedFan says...

Confucious wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
therealredarmy wrote:
I don't think Saint are ready for Europe yet ! It's our 2nd season after all . Why not next season, The media don't really rate the Europa League some manager as well but I believe that is a stepping stone before the champions league . Usually British team in Europa League don't really take the cup seriously and get destroyed by minnows and realize how hard it is. We saw that happen recently when Man u got outplayed at home and away vs Athletic Bilbao. I don't think saying let the kids from the academy play the Europa league is good because if get destroy by a small team in Cyprus that would shatter their confidence. I'm not saying it's a bad thing but it should be a mix between the first team and the academy.
Our academy get destroyed by a small team from Cyprus? Where you been? Keep up!

Anyway I don't want to go Cyprus I want to go to some grot hole I've never heard of where you can get wasted for a fiver and shag the whole town for a tenner.
No way will Poopey get into the Europa League.
Unless sh!t were gold then they could buy another cup!
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]therealredarmy[/bold] wrote: I don't think Saint are ready for Europe yet ! It's our 2nd season after all . Why not next season, The media don't really rate the Europa League some manager as well but I believe that is a stepping stone before the champions league . Usually British team in Europa League don't really take the cup seriously and get destroyed by minnows and realize how hard it is. We saw that happen recently when Man u got outplayed at home and away vs Athletic Bilbao. I don't think saying let the kids from the academy play the Europa league is good because if get destroy by a small team in Cyprus that would shatter their confidence. I'm not saying it's a bad thing but it should be a mix between the first team and the academy.[/p][/quote]Our academy get destroyed by a small team from Cyprus? Where you been? Keep up! Anyway I don't want to go Cyprus I want to go to some grot hole I've never heard of where you can get wasted for a fiver and shag the whole town for a tenner.[/p][/quote]No way will Poopey get into the Europa League.[/p][/quote]Unless sh!t were gold then they could buy another cup! DisplacedFan
  • Score: 1

12:51pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Abbey Saint says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
therealredarmy wrote:
I don't think Saint are ready for Europe yet ! It's our 2nd season after all . Why not next season, The media don't really rate the Europa League some manager as well but I believe that is a stepping stone before the champions league . Usually British team in Europa League don't really take the cup seriously and get destroyed by minnows and realize how hard it is. We saw that happen recently when Man u got outplayed at home and away vs Athletic Bilbao. I don't think saying let the kids from the academy play the Europa league is good because if get destroy by a small team in Cyprus that would shatter their confidence. I'm not saying it's a bad thing but it should be a mix between the first team and the academy.
Our academy get destroyed by a small team from Cyprus? Where you been? Keep up!

Anyway I don't want to go Cyprus I want to go to some grot hole I've never heard of where you can get wasted for a fiver and shag the whole town for a tenner.
that'll be portsmouth then
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]therealredarmy[/bold] wrote: I don't think Saint are ready for Europe yet ! It's our 2nd season after all . Why not next season, The media don't really rate the Europa League some manager as well but I believe that is a stepping stone before the champions league . Usually British team in Europa League don't really take the cup seriously and get destroyed by minnows and realize how hard it is. We saw that happen recently when Man u got outplayed at home and away vs Athletic Bilbao. I don't think saying let the kids from the academy play the Europa league is good because if get destroy by a small team in Cyprus that would shatter their confidence. I'm not saying it's a bad thing but it should be a mix between the first team and the academy.[/p][/quote]Our academy get destroyed by a small team from Cyprus? Where you been? Keep up! Anyway I don't want to go Cyprus I want to go to some grot hole I've never heard of where you can get wasted for a fiver and shag the whole town for a tenner.[/p][/quote]that'll be portsmouth then Abbey Saint
  • Score: 2

1:20pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Look, like St Ret I'll have a go on pretty much anything, but I draw the line at humping inbred sistermum skates. A dose is one thing but watching your knob dissolve in front of your own eyes is badshit man.
Look, like St Ret I'll have a go on pretty much anything, but I draw the line at humping inbred sistermum skates. A dose is one thing but watching your knob dissolve in front of your own eyes is badshit man. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 14

1:42pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Costa Baz says...

So, if it comes down to the last match of the season, against Manure, with the winner cementing a Europa Cup place, do you think MP will put out the youth team and hope they don't win?
So, if it comes down to the last match of the season, against Manure, with the winner cementing a Europa Cup place, do you think MP will put out the youth team and hope they don't win? Costa Baz
  • Score: 1

1:46pm Fri 7 Feb 14

therealredarmy says...

@Seedhouse the Unrepentant says

"A dose is one thing but watching your knob dissolve in front of your own eyes is badshit man."

Hahahahahahahaha best comment of the week !!
@Seedhouse the Unrepentant says "A dose is one thing but watching your knob dissolve in front of your own eyes is badshit man." Hahahahahahahaha best comment of the week !! therealredarmy
  • Score: -5

2:24pm Fri 7 Feb 14

abbiscuits says...

Europa Suit me, I could make Saints games on Sunday's as I work Sat's..
Europa Suit me, I could make Saints games on Sunday's as I work Sat's.. abbiscuits
  • Score: 2

2:28pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Saintsayer II says...

I understand his sentiment on this but if I am going to see Saints in Europe again it probably needs to be the europa Not sure any of us will live long enough to get CL
I understand his sentiment on this but if I am going to see Saints in Europe again it probably needs to be the europa Not sure any of us will live long enough to get CL Saintsayer II
  • Score: -3

2:32pm Fri 7 Feb 14

SiamSaint says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
therealredarmy wrote:
I don't think Saint are ready for Europe yet ! It's our 2nd season after all . Why not next season, The media don't really rate the Europa League some manager as well but I believe that is a stepping stone before the champions league . Usually British team in Europa League don't really take the cup seriously and get destroyed by minnows and realize how hard it is. We saw that happen recently when Man u got outplayed at home and away vs Athletic Bilbao. I don't think saying let the kids from the academy play the Europa league is good because if get destroy by a small team in Cyprus that would shatter their confidence. I'm not saying it's a bad thing but it should be a mix between the first team and the academy.
Our academy get destroyed by a small team from Cyprus? Where you been? Keep up!

Anyway I don't want to go Cyprus I want to go to some grot hole I've never heard of where you can get wasted for a fiver and shag the whole town for a tenner.
Yeah but how are Portsmuff going to get into Europe?
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]therealredarmy[/bold] wrote: I don't think Saint are ready for Europe yet ! It's our 2nd season after all . Why not next season, The media don't really rate the Europa League some manager as well but I believe that is a stepping stone before the champions league . Usually British team in Europa League don't really take the cup seriously and get destroyed by minnows and realize how hard it is. We saw that happen recently when Man u got outplayed at home and away vs Athletic Bilbao. I don't think saying let the kids from the academy play the Europa league is good because if get destroy by a small team in Cyprus that would shatter their confidence. I'm not saying it's a bad thing but it should be a mix between the first team and the academy.[/p][/quote]Our academy get destroyed by a small team from Cyprus? Where you been? Keep up! Anyway I don't want to go Cyprus I want to go to some grot hole I've never heard of where you can get wasted for a fiver and shag the whole town for a tenner.[/p][/quote]Yeah but how are Portsmuff going to get into Europe? SiamSaint
  • Score: 2

2:35pm Fri 7 Feb 14

SiamSaint says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
DragonSaint wrote:
DragonSaint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote: The Europa League doesn't bring the riches of the Champions League so you can't increase your squad. But I still really fancy going on the mess in obscure Eastern European cities. Simple solution. If we qualify give the competition to Jesus and Dodds and let them go with the academy, squad players in need of game time and those coming back from injury or loss of form. Keep MoPo and the first 11 at home so no impact at all.
No what you mean there Seed, but the Europa is something the first 11 may want to play in too. Got to keep them happy :)
Know not "No". **** these Friday Fingers :)
I get your point, Dragon, but I'm with Seed 100%. If teams started showing this dumbly thought out competition the disrespect it deserves, maybe it would change into something more worthwhile.

Oh, and a weekend abusing my kidneys in Vojvodina after seeing the Saints academy lads thrash Spartak Subotica is a middle-aged right of passage.

Btw, did you know there's a place in Moldova called Balti? That's got to be good for a lads' night out.
There's one called Bender as well. Take that whatever way you want. Oh Matron
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DragonSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DragonSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: The Europa League doesn't bring the riches of the Champions League so you can't increase your squad. But I still really fancy going on the mess in obscure Eastern European cities. Simple solution. If we qualify give the competition to Jesus and Dodds and let them go with the academy, squad players in need of game time and those coming back from injury or loss of form. Keep MoPo and the first 11 at home so no impact at all.[/p][/quote]No what you mean there Seed, but the Europa is something the first 11 may want to play in too. Got to keep them happy :)[/p][/quote]Know not "No". **** these Friday Fingers :)[/p][/quote]I get your point, Dragon, but I'm with Seed 100%. If teams started showing this dumbly thought out competition the disrespect it deserves, maybe it would change into something more worthwhile. Oh, and a weekend abusing my kidneys in Vojvodina after seeing the Saints academy lads thrash Spartak Subotica is a middle-aged right of passage. Btw, did you know there's a place in Moldova called Balti? That's got to be good for a lads' night out.[/p][/quote]There's one called Bender as well. Take that whatever way you want. Oh Matron SiamSaint
  • Score: 2

2:36pm Fri 7 Feb 14

SiamSaint says...

Confucious wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
therealredarmy wrote:
I don't think Saint are ready for Europe yet ! It's our 2nd season after all . Why not next season, The media don't really rate the Europa League some manager as well but I believe that is a stepping stone before the champions league . Usually British team in Europa League don't really take the cup seriously and get destroyed by minnows and realize how hard it is. We saw that happen recently when Man u got outplayed at home and away vs Athletic Bilbao. I don't think saying let the kids from the academy play the Europa league is good because if get destroy by a small team in Cyprus that would shatter their confidence. I'm not saying it's a bad thing but it should be a mix between the first team and the academy.
Our academy get destroyed by a small team from Cyprus? Where you been? Keep up!

Anyway I don't want to go Cyprus I want to go to some grot hole I've never heard of where you can get wasted for a fiver and shag the whole town for a tenner.
No way will Poopey get into the Europa League.
great minds confucjous, great minds
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]therealredarmy[/bold] wrote: I don't think Saint are ready for Europe yet ! It's our 2nd season after all . Why not next season, The media don't really rate the Europa League some manager as well but I believe that is a stepping stone before the champions league . Usually British team in Europa League don't really take the cup seriously and get destroyed by minnows and realize how hard it is. We saw that happen recently when Man u got outplayed at home and away vs Athletic Bilbao. I don't think saying let the kids from the academy play the Europa league is good because if get destroy by a small team in Cyprus that would shatter their confidence. I'm not saying it's a bad thing but it should be a mix between the first team and the academy.[/p][/quote]Our academy get destroyed by a small team from Cyprus? Where you been? Keep up! Anyway I don't want to go Cyprus I want to go to some grot hole I've never heard of where you can get wasted for a fiver and shag the whole town for a tenner.[/p][/quote]No way will Poopey get into the Europa League.[/p][/quote]great minds confucjous, great minds SiamSaint
  • Score: 1

3:10pm Fri 7 Feb 14

WalkingOnAWire says...

I think clubs would respect the Europa cup and go flat out to win it if it were a proper knock-out competition with the early rounds just played as one leg. It's the enormous drain on clubs' resources that the league format causes which is the problem. So MP is right, it wouldn't be a good thing for Saints to be in. We've seen how our squad is stretched with injuries already, and that would just make it worse. It's done Swansea no favours at all.
I think clubs would respect the Europa cup and go flat out to win it if it were a proper knock-out competition with the early rounds just played as one leg. It's the enormous drain on clubs' resources that the league format causes which is the problem. So MP is right, it wouldn't be a good thing for Saints to be in. We've seen how our squad is stretched with injuries already, and that would just make it worse. It's done Swansea no favours at all. WalkingOnAWire
  • Score: 3

3:21pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Santa Retfordia says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Look, like St Ret I'll have a go on pretty much anything, but I draw the line at humping inbred sistermum skates. A dose is one thing but watching your knob dissolve in front of your own eyes is badshit man.
*Nods sagely*

This is good advice.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Look, like St Ret I'll have a go on pretty much anything, but I draw the line at humping inbred sistermum skates. A dose is one thing but watching your knob dissolve in front of your own eyes is badshit man.[/p][/quote]*Nods sagely* This is good advice. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 4

3:30pm Fri 7 Feb 14

legh_langston says...

If we are lucky enough -sorry skilled enough - to get into Europe we should not turn it down. The policy should be to put out a mainly young side (26 & under) to give younger players experience of playing in Europe while allowing older players to conserve energy for league games.Like the early cup games it would also allows fringe players to stake a claim for first team places.
If we are lucky enough -sorry skilled enough - to get into Europe we should not turn it down. The policy should be to put out a mainly young side (26 & under) to give younger players experience of playing in Europe while allowing older players to conserve energy for league games.Like the early cup games it would also allows fringe players to stake a claim for first team places. legh_langston
  • Score: 2

4:28pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

SiamSaint wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
DragonSaint wrote:
DragonSaint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote: The Europa League doesn't bring the riches of the Champions League so you can't increase your squad. But I still really fancy going on the mess in obscure Eastern European cities. Simple solution. If we qualify give the competition to Jesus and Dodds and let them go with the academy, squad players in need of game time and those coming back from injury or loss of form. Keep MoPo and the first 11 at home so no impact at all.
No what you mean there Seed, but the Europa is something the first 11 may want to play in too. Got to keep them happy :)
Know not "No". **** these Friday Fingers :)
I get your point, Dragon, but I'm with Seed 100%. If teams started showing this dumbly thought out competition the disrespect it deserves, maybe it would change into something more worthwhile.

Oh, and a weekend abusing my kidneys in Vojvodina after seeing the Saints academy lads thrash Spartak Subotica is a middle-aged right of passage.

Btw, did you know there's a place in Moldova called Balti? That's got to be good for a lads' night out.
There's one called Bender as well. Take that whatever way you want. Oh Matron
Sounds great! I'm in; when do we go?

I'm warming more and more to this Europa League thing. Just as long as we keep our first team away from it.
[quote][p][bold]SiamSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DragonSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DragonSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: The Europa League doesn't bring the riches of the Champions League so you can't increase your squad. But I still really fancy going on the mess in obscure Eastern European cities. Simple solution. If we qualify give the competition to Jesus and Dodds and let them go with the academy, squad players in need of game time and those coming back from injury or loss of form. Keep MoPo and the first 11 at home so no impact at all.[/p][/quote]No what you mean there Seed, but the Europa is something the first 11 may want to play in too. Got to keep them happy :)[/p][/quote]Know not "No". **** these Friday Fingers :)[/p][/quote]I get your point, Dragon, but I'm with Seed 100%. If teams started showing this dumbly thought out competition the disrespect it deserves, maybe it would change into something more worthwhile. Oh, and a weekend abusing my kidneys in Vojvodina after seeing the Saints academy lads thrash Spartak Subotica is a middle-aged right of passage. Btw, did you know there's a place in Moldova called Balti? That's got to be good for a lads' night out.[/p][/quote]There's one called Bender as well. Take that whatever way you want. Oh Matron[/p][/quote]Sounds great! I'm in; when do we go? I'm warming more and more to this Europa League thing. Just as long as we keep our first team away from it. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 1

4:28pm Fri 7 Feb 14

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
A few things that I would like before the seasons end.

1) A comfortable top half finish
2) A double over the Scousers
3) A nice cup run
4) A profit on an Osvaldo sale
5) An away win at Spurs
6) An away win at Citeh
7) An away win at Villa
8) An away win at 1890s Wet Spam
9) A goal for Sam (hopefully at home in memory of his father)
10) An injury free squad
11) Lots of our players of to Brazil in the World Cup
12) A few more "helllll of a beating" quotes1
13) A panic finish for Poopey to avoid relegation

Coooome oooon yoooouuuu Saaaaaaaints!!
The above are pretty good aims and achievable by the MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON.

Regarding Europa League - it is possible BUT a Club has got to be set up for it in terms of structure and funding otherwise too many Cup competitions can be the death of a Club.

WE MUST HAVE THE AMBITION not to just single aim on the League only and not be capable of anything else.

IF due to funding that is all we can achieve - then as Seed suggests put Kelvin's old experienced head and the U21 and U18 Squad forward to develop the youngsters.

DESPITE these blanket statements from NC and MP about wanting Champions League only - how can we compete if we could not make short change of he Europa League like Chelsea.

Some would argue one step at a time and continue the devil emit with Europa.

ALTHOUGH IN TWO POSITIONS WE HAVE STRENGTH IN DEPTH - JC AND VW and also CHAMBERS AND CLYNE - realistically MP must realise our Squad is overall LIGHT and does not have the Depth to cope with anything more than the LEAGUE and FA CUP without more substantial investment.

SIGN MP UP ON A 5 YEAR DEAL.

KEEP IMPROVING AND ADDING TO THE SQUAD.Chelsea can put out 2 full Teams of talent - if we are to progress than we need more investment in the Summer.

WE GO FOR THE 2-0 WIN vs STOKE.

RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: A few things that I would like before the seasons end. 1) A comfortable top half finish 2) A double over the Scousers 3) A nice cup run 4) A profit on an Osvaldo sale 5) An away win at Spurs 6) An away win at Citeh 7) An away win at Villa 8) An away win at 1890s Wet Spam 9) A goal for Sam (hopefully at home in memory of his father) 10) An injury free squad 11) Lots of our players of to Brazil in the World Cup 12) A few more "helllll of a beating" quotes1 13) A panic finish for Poopey to avoid relegation Coooome oooon yoooouuuu Saaaaaaaints!![/p][/quote]The above are pretty good aims and achievable by the MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON. Regarding Europa League - it is possible BUT a Club has got to be set up for it in terms of structure and funding otherwise too many Cup competitions can be the death of a Club. WE MUST HAVE THE AMBITION not to just single aim on the League only and not be capable of anything else. IF due to funding that is all we can achieve - then as Seed suggests put Kelvin's old experienced head and the U21 and U18 Squad forward to develop the youngsters. DESPITE these blanket statements from NC and MP about wanting Champions League only - how can we compete if we could not make short change of he Europa League like Chelsea. Some would argue one step at a time and continue the devil emit with Europa. ALTHOUGH IN TWO POSITIONS WE HAVE STRENGTH IN DEPTH - JC AND VW and also CHAMBERS AND CLYNE - realistically MP must realise our Squad is overall LIGHT and does not have the Depth to cope with anything more than the LEAGUE and FA CUP without more substantial investment. SIGN MP UP ON A 5 YEAR DEAL. KEEP IMPROVING AND ADDING TO THE SQUAD.Chelsea can put out 2 full Teams of talent - if we are to progress than we need more investment in the Summer. WE GO FOR THE 2-0 WIN vs STOKE. RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY REDARMYRULETHESOUTH
  • Score: 9

4:40pm Fri 7 Feb 14

SFCOLDBOY says...

Good news,D.ONKEY,the mane man,continues to be banned.
What a shame.
Ha Ha.
COYS
Good news,D.ONKEY,the mane man,continues to be banned. What a shame. Ha Ha. COYS SFCOLDBOY
  • Score: 9

4:45pm Fri 7 Feb 14

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH says...

SFCOLDBOY wrote:
Good news,D.ONKEY,the mane man,continues to be banned.
What a shame.
Ha Ha.
COYS
WHAT A TOOL !

LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT AWAY DAY vs SPAMMERS AND THE WIN.

RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY.
[quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: Good news,D.ONKEY,the mane man,continues to be banned. What a shame. Ha Ha. COYS[/p][/quote]WHAT A TOOL ! LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT AWAY DAY vs SPAMMERS AND THE WIN. RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY. REDARMYRULETHESOUTH
  • Score: 7

6:44pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Costa Baz says...

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH wrote:
SFCOLDBOY wrote:
Good news,D.ONKEY,the mane man,continues to be banned.
What a shame.
Ha Ha.
COYS
WHAT A TOOL !

LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT AWAY DAY vs SPAMMERS AND THE WIN.

RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY.
So when does an appeal become "frivolous" meaning an extra match ban?
[quote][p][bold]REDARMYRULETHESOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: Good news,D.ONKEY,the mane man,continues to be banned. What a shame. Ha Ha. COYS[/p][/quote]WHAT A TOOL ! LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT AWAY DAY vs SPAMMERS AND THE WIN. RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY.[/p][/quote]So when does an appeal become "frivolous" meaning an extra match ban? Costa Baz
  • Score: 5

6:55pm Fri 7 Feb 14

saintsssfan#1 says...

NEED HELP FAST! PLEASE HELP
i've got an english assignment that must be handed by tomorrow(online)

ive tried looking for all sorts of help across the internet but they all require
paying and unfortunately i cant afford it.

basically im supposed to analyse 3 texts and see how teachers are represented by the article. so ive analysed quotations and written about them. however i desperately need a B or and A so need to be hitting the 9-10 marks on mark AO1 and 17-20 on AO3 mark scheme and i believe i have not hit theses.

it would be very appreciated if you could enhance my terminology and make my the explanation after the quotation sound like arguments by the writer by describing what he means, as creatively as possible.

PLEASE DO LOOK AT THE MARK SCHEME AND HELP ME HIT THE HIGHER BANDS, PLEASE HELP!!

this is my text(word limit 1500)



The Labour have underestimated teaching standards and are proposing a new idea that involves teachers approving to licencing plans that intend to improve teaching quality and sacking the un-inspired teachers in the education sectary. Many of the teachers see this as an undesirable plan, whilst media have mixed opinions about the scheme; which resulted in conflicts as some say it will benefit teachers and others opposing it will deteriorate and alienate teachers.
Text A is a humorous and sarcastic article aimed at teachers and published on The Telegraph website. It represents a sticky situation where teachers are impeded by the Labour Party about their work ethic. It uses sophisticated language to represent the attitudes towards teachers by leading figures as well as giving an overview of the licencing plan.
Text B is an article published by the guardian stating that teaching standard will be improved and whilst representing teachers as not being good enough for the profession with the help of leading figures of the UK government.
Text C is an article with neutral representation about teachers published by The Daily Mail; this article outlines the important fact for and against teachers.
Text A exhibits the heading ‘labours daft licensing plan alienates teachers’ which immediately conveys the authors’ reaction about the licencing plan. This is shown by the use of powerful, strong and authoritative language to show his view of the teachers’ anticipation for the introduction of the plan. For instance Text A uses the transitive verb ‘alienates’ in the heading ‘labours daft licensing plan alienates teachers’ whilst this can also be identified as a jargon which implies teacher will be outraged for the introduction of such a barefaced proposal. Another language feature used in the heading of text A is an attributive adjective ‘daft’ .This further illustrates the fact that the plan of licensing teachers is inconceivable for teachers.
In text A line 36 a rhetorical questions is used. This can be seen where it states ‘is this an addition to Ofsted?’ this simple interrogative sentence stubbornly connotes a subliminal message insisting that this proposal is unnecessary and bombards additional pressure on all teacher; as Ofsted already is a governmental association that reports about school performances. This is then followed a manner adverb ‘largely’ indicates that these monstrous corporation that put pressure to the extreme to the teachers’, this adverb is linked alongside an attributive adjective ‘unpredictable’ in the simple sentence ‘so we’d have …our necks?’ the terms largely and unpredictable establish that both will have a considerable effect on schools and teachers as they will examine more harshly and regularly. The phrase ‘breathing down our necks’ where ‘necks’ is the common noun whilst ‘breathing down’ phrase includes predicative adjective that is followed by ‘our necks’ these phrases specifies and connote that the two governmental organisations are intimidating and will further strike panic and fear into teachers.
In line 39 of text A the attributive adjective ‘needless’ and the noun ‘tinkering’ apace with the adverb ‘apparently’ reiterate that the system was nor desired or liked by teachers. This gives teachers’ the impression that they’re preforming inadequately. Meanwhile the non- count noun ‘tinkering’ suggests the system may tamper with teacher and student performances either for the worst or better. Whilst ‘apparently’ questions the reliability of the system that is in contention.

This explicitly indicates that they detest the licencing system and refer to it as irrelevant in the simple sentence ‘this needless tinkering, apparently… sack poor and failing teacher’. This use of the simple sentence precisely and quickly represents a subliminal positive statement about teachers for the people to acknowledge emphasising that there is no need for such scheme.
In text B on line 15-16 Mr Hunt is quoted using a compound sentence is used with high levels of formality showing a negative view about teachers ‘if your not …the profession’ which is further emphasised by the repetition of the predicative adjective ‘passionate’ deeming the importance of desire that should be shown by teachers’ which Mr Hunt clearly believes there isn’t any shown by the teachers. This statement implicates that Mr Hunt is very much against the teachers in this conflict.
(Text B)The adverb “genuinely” is used in the quote “genuinely improve the quality of teaching” in simple sentence in line 34 which asserts a level of certainty and truthfulness in the simple sentence. The sentence represents teachers’ very unfairly and is used to emphasize the point that teaching quality could significantly be improved.
In Text B line 8 the manner of degree adverb “enormously” is used in the simple sentence ‘Hunt told …‘enormously important’ role to be recognised’ the adverbial phrase in the informal simple which is clearly intended for educated general public but more specifically towards teachers to specify that ‘enormously important’ connotes that this is a major scheme and will enhance the quality of teachers and teaching standards as well as increase value of teaching so that they are more broadly recognised as a higher profession in society this is patently hinting that teachers are not highly regarded by other big professions.
Text C line 17 the dynamic verb ‘grow’ is used in the informal simple sentence which distinctly shows a neutral representation towards teachers insisting that the proposal will enhance teaching standards despite alienating teachers.
Whilst in line 5(text C) the adverbial clause uses minor sentence and predicative adjective ‘pointless’(the only minor sentence) is quoted specifically to slow down the piece and allow readers to acknowledge the point being put across as simply as possible after the common noun ‘unions’ and the intransitive verb ’criticised’ which emphasizes a fault in a disapproving way followed by ‘pointless’ which connotes that this scheme was unessential and waste of time and showing that this scheme is very much underrated.
Also in Text C the abstract noun ‘hurdle’ is quoted and represents teachers by insisting that obstacles (non-physical) are clearly used to deteriorate teaching professions this is then followed by the terms ‘another’ and ‘unnecessary’ the NUT sounds exasperated that such a unneeded proposal has been suggested. Not only does this suggest that this scheme is pathetic but also rather unfair.
In line 23 of text C the dynamic verb ‘engage’ is used in the simple sentence representing and suggesting to teachers that if they are not fully committed to relicensing scheme then you shouldn’t be in the education occupation as they are probably uncommitted and unpassionate about your commitment to education and teaching.
Text C then goes on to elaborate through the use of a metaphor stating sarcastically(pragma
tic) ‘we’re not cars, we don’t need an MoT’ insisting that they’re infuriated about being portrayed as ‘cars’ and the impasse having MOT as proposal name which in their view is rude and unacceptable, as they should not be represented in such a way. Thus there’s consensus of the approval.
In line 25 of text C the proper noun ‘devil’ in the subordinate clause ‘although the devil …a positive development’ specifies that the Nut believe that scheme will initial look dangerous and evil but once the proposal is underway the positive’s will out way the negatives. However this statement of intent is said rather curiously as the modal auxiliary ‘would’ is used to suggest a probability but acknowledge the unlikeliness of the event. This evidently deliberately used alongside devil insisting that the plan is harsh and could have negative consequences. But the national union of teachers agree with the plan by claiming and portraying the plan as an evil-angel proposal which may seem devilish but possesses countless positives’.
Moreover text c also uses strong emotive and political abstract noun ‘denigration’ this term denotes criticism and hostility at the highest order from Mr Grove by the denounce on teachers and the NUT claim that he will be defamed by such a scandalous proposal. Despite agreeing with the proposal (In the previous paragraph) which could be very positive and appropriate they do believe that the manner at it was said was very stubborn and obstinate and could have a very antipathetic view, where understandably teachers will conflict against.
Most of the articles had a very similar conflictions and agreement whilst others were completely opposite. However I feel that introducing such plan will be very cruel as teachers’ already have a rather difficult job, so therefore I’m very much against this inhabitable proposal.
NEED HELP FAST! PLEASE HELP i've got an english assignment that must be handed by tomorrow(online) ive tried looking for all sorts of help across the internet but they all require paying and unfortunately i cant afford it. basically im supposed to analyse 3 texts and see how teachers are represented by the article. so ive analysed quotations and written about them. however i desperately need a B or and A so need to be hitting the 9-10 marks on mark AO1 and 17-20 on AO3 mark scheme and i believe i have not hit theses. it would be very appreciated if you could enhance my terminology and make my the explanation after the quotation sound like arguments by the writer by describing what he means, as creatively as possible. PLEASE DO LOOK AT THE MARK SCHEME AND HELP ME HIT THE HIGHER BANDS, PLEASE HELP!! this is my text(word limit 1500) The Labour have underestimated teaching standards and are proposing a new idea that involves teachers approving to licencing plans that intend to improve teaching quality and sacking the un-inspired teachers in the education sectary. Many of the teachers see this as an undesirable plan, whilst media have mixed opinions about the scheme; which resulted in conflicts as some say it will benefit teachers and others opposing it will deteriorate and alienate teachers. Text A is a humorous and sarcastic article aimed at teachers and published on The Telegraph website. It represents a sticky situation where teachers are impeded by the Labour Party about their work ethic. It uses sophisticated language to represent the attitudes towards teachers by leading figures as well as giving an overview of the licencing plan. Text B is an article published by the guardian stating that teaching standard will be improved and whilst representing teachers as not being good enough for the profession with the help of leading figures of the UK government. Text C is an article with neutral representation about teachers published by The Daily Mail; this article outlines the important fact for and against teachers. Text A exhibits the heading ‘labours daft licensing plan alienates teachers’ which immediately conveys the authors’ reaction about the licencing plan. This is shown by the use of powerful, strong and authoritative language to show his view of the teachers’ anticipation for the introduction of the plan. For instance Text A uses the transitive verb ‘alienates’ in the heading ‘labours daft licensing plan alienates teachers’ whilst this can also be identified as a jargon which implies teacher will be outraged for the introduction of such a barefaced proposal. Another language feature used in the heading of text A is an attributive adjective ‘daft’ .This further illustrates the fact that the plan of licensing teachers is inconceivable for teachers. In text A line 36 a rhetorical questions is used. This can be seen where it states ‘is this an addition to Ofsted?’ this simple interrogative sentence stubbornly connotes a subliminal message insisting that this proposal is unnecessary and bombards additional pressure on all teacher; as Ofsted already is a governmental association that reports about school performances. This is then followed a manner adverb ‘largely’ indicates that these monstrous corporation that put pressure to the extreme to the teachers’, this adverb is linked alongside an attributive adjective ‘unpredictable’ in the simple sentence ‘so we’d have …our necks?’ the terms largely and unpredictable establish that both will have a considerable effect on schools and teachers as they will examine more harshly and regularly. The phrase ‘breathing down our necks’ where ‘necks’ is the common noun whilst ‘breathing down’ phrase includes predicative adjective that is followed by ‘our necks’ these phrases specifies and connote that the two governmental organisations are intimidating and will further strike panic and fear into teachers. In line 39 of text A the attributive adjective ‘needless’ and the noun ‘tinkering’ apace with the adverb ‘apparently’ reiterate that the system was nor desired or liked by teachers. This gives teachers’ the impression that they’re preforming inadequately. Meanwhile the non- count noun ‘tinkering’ suggests the system may tamper with teacher and student performances either for the worst or better. Whilst ‘apparently’ questions the reliability of the system that is in contention. This explicitly indicates that they detest the licencing system and refer to it as irrelevant in the simple sentence ‘this needless tinkering, apparently… sack poor and failing teacher’. This use of the simple sentence precisely and quickly represents a subliminal positive statement about teachers for the people to acknowledge emphasising that there is no need for such scheme. In text B on line 15-16 Mr Hunt is quoted using a compound sentence is used with high levels of formality showing a negative view about teachers ‘if your not …the profession’ which is further emphasised by the repetition of the predicative adjective ‘passionate’ deeming the importance of desire that should be shown by teachers’ which Mr Hunt clearly believes there isn’t any shown by the teachers. This statement implicates that Mr Hunt is very much against the teachers in this conflict. (Text B)The adverb “genuinely” is used in the quote “genuinely improve the quality of teaching” in simple sentence in line 34 which asserts a level of certainty and truthfulness in the simple sentence. The sentence represents teachers’ very unfairly and is used to emphasize the point that teaching quality could significantly be improved. In Text B line 8 the manner of degree adverb “enormously” is used in the simple sentence ‘Hunt told …‘enormously important’ role to be recognised’ the adverbial phrase in the informal simple which is clearly intended for educated general public but more specifically towards teachers to specify that ‘enormously important’ connotes that this is a major scheme and will enhance the quality of teachers and teaching standards as well as increase value of teaching so that they are more broadly recognised as a higher profession in society this is patently hinting that teachers are not highly regarded by other big professions. Text C line 17 the dynamic verb ‘grow’ is used in the informal simple sentence which distinctly shows a neutral representation towards teachers insisting that the proposal will enhance teaching standards despite alienating teachers. Whilst in line 5(text C) the adverbial clause uses minor sentence and predicative adjective ‘pointless’(the only minor sentence) is quoted specifically to slow down the piece and allow readers to acknowledge the point being put across as simply as possible after the common noun ‘unions’ and the intransitive verb ’criticised’ which emphasizes a fault in a disapproving way followed by ‘pointless’ which connotes that this scheme was unessential and waste of time and showing that this scheme is very much underrated. Also in Text C the abstract noun ‘hurdle’ is quoted and represents teachers by insisting that obstacles (non-physical) are clearly used to deteriorate teaching professions this is then followed by the terms ‘another’ and ‘unnecessary’ the NUT sounds exasperated that such a unneeded proposal has been suggested. Not only does this suggest that this scheme is pathetic but also rather unfair. In line 23 of text C the dynamic verb ‘engage’ is used in the simple sentence representing and suggesting to teachers that if they are not fully committed to relicensing scheme then you shouldn’t be in the education occupation as they are probably uncommitted and unpassionate about your commitment to education and teaching. Text C then goes on to elaborate through the use of a metaphor stating sarcastically(pragma tic) ‘we’re not cars, we don’t need an MoT’ insisting that they’re infuriated about being portrayed as ‘cars’ and the impasse having MOT as proposal name which in their view is rude and unacceptable, as they should not be represented in such a way. Thus there’s consensus of the approval. In line 25 of text C the proper noun ‘devil’ in the subordinate clause ‘although the devil …a positive development’ specifies that the Nut believe that scheme will initial look dangerous and evil but once the proposal is underway the positive’s will out way the negatives. However this statement of intent is said rather curiously as the modal auxiliary ‘would’ is used to suggest a probability but acknowledge the unlikeliness of the event. This evidently deliberately used alongside devil insisting that the plan is harsh and could have negative consequences. But the national union of teachers agree with the plan by claiming and portraying the plan as an evil-angel proposal which may seem devilish but possesses countless positives’. Moreover text c also uses strong emotive and political abstract noun ‘denigration’ this term denotes criticism and hostility at the highest order from Mr Grove by the denounce on teachers and the NUT claim that he will be defamed by such a scandalous proposal. Despite agreeing with the proposal (In the previous paragraph) which could be very positive and appropriate they do believe that the manner at it was said was very stubborn and obstinate and could have a very antipathetic view, where understandably teachers will conflict against. Most of the articles had a very similar conflictions and agreement whilst others were completely opposite. However I feel that introducing such plan will be very cruel as teachers’ already have a rather difficult job, so therefore I’m very much against this inhabitable proposal. saintsssfan#1
  • Score: -9

7:07pm Fri 7 Feb 14

warrens 76 says...

The stitch up that is the Champions league removed the Cup winners Cup..now that was worth winning..why because one pitted boring continuance results (Livepool) and the other the flair of cup winners..Saints, Spurs, Chelsea of old and so on..
the money men had to end this 'equality' and thus the CL is born..Corporatism by any other name..
I hate big controlling business, it is government by another name..i am a capitalist though and like free enterprise, where Saints ( heaven forbid evren pmuff can have their day in the sun) what we now have is globally backed Corporate identities masquerading as football clubs ..who for, not us merry band of fools..
Clough proved that quality could have it's day with a reasonable playing field..now it is Coke v Nike, Emirates airline V Samsung ie it's bolloccks for us.
The stitch up that is the Champions league removed the Cup winners Cup..now that was worth winning..why because one pitted boring continuance results (Livepool) and the other the flair of cup winners..Saints, Spurs, Chelsea of old and so on.. the money men had to end this 'equality' and thus the CL is born..Corporatism by any other name.. I hate big controlling business, it is government by another name..i am a capitalist though and like free enterprise, where Saints ( heaven forbid evren pmuff can have their day in the sun) what we now have is globally backed Corporate identities masquerading as football clubs ..who for, not us merry band of fools.. Clough proved that quality could have it's day with a reasonable playing field..now it is Coke v Nike, Emirates airline V Samsung ie it's bolloccks for us. warrens 76
  • Score: 5

8:04pm Fri 7 Feb 14

lowe esteem says...

Poch seems to be judging us by our erstwhile 'contemporaries' ie Swansea et al.
But surely if our trajectory is going to be stellar, then surely we'll be able to cope sooner. In other words, the Europa would be a good learning curve for a stronger squad-surely our intention- en route to the Champions League. Whether this happens at the end of this season or next remains to be seen, but it doesn't need to be ashit or bust operation, especially if we are to be properly financed throughout.
Having said that I'd like to follow Saints anywhere in Europe as long as it's not too 'Seedy' or fishy.
If you know what I mean Saint?

PS back tomorrow with a response to #1 Saint-I've got a headache at the moment.
Poch seems to be judging us by our erstwhile 'contemporaries' ie Swansea et al. But surely if our trajectory is going to be stellar, then surely we'll be able to cope sooner. In other words, the Europa would be a good learning curve for a stronger squad-surely our intention- en route to the Champions League. Whether this happens at the end of this season or next remains to be seen, but it doesn't need to be ashit or bust operation, especially if we are to be properly financed throughout. Having said that I'd like to follow Saints anywhere in Europe as long as it's not too 'Seedy' or fishy. If you know what I mean Saint? PS back tomorrow with a response to #1 Saint-I've got a headache at the moment. lowe esteem
  • Score: 1

8:58pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Malcombe says...

MoPo must know about this competition to want to omit it, perhaps he feels it's a 2nd rate competition that achieves nothing compared with the FA Cup and Champions League that must be lucrative, does anyone know if it's compulsory to where Saints finish in the League that they must compete or is it voluntary?
Good luck to our Team tomorrow at Stoke and hope for better luck than the ruddy freak goal, if only the memory of it would leave me COYR
MoPo must know about this competition to want to omit it, perhaps he feels it's a 2nd rate competition that achieves nothing compared with the FA Cup and Champions League that must be lucrative, does anyone know if it's compulsory to where Saints finish in the League that they must compete or is it voluntary? Good luck to our Team tomorrow at Stoke and hope for better luck than the ruddy freak goal, if only the memory of it would leave me COYR Malcombe
  • Score: 0

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