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Why the Europa League is a good thing for Everton

10/08/2014  Comments (2)  jump
The facts and fantasies behind Europa League participation are in turn presented and debunked as the effect of Everton's return to the competition continues to be debated.

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Ant Dwyer
1 Posted 12/08/2014 at 00:56:38
This article is a bit all over the place but in my opinion the Europa is a very worth while exercise. It gives us fans some great experiences for starters with colourful home games and some brilliant away trips.

Then you have the benefit of playing some of the young lads to see if there anywhere near EPL level and also use it to give competitive games to the likes of Besic, Gibson, Oviedo, Hibbert, Robles, Duffy, Garbutt and Kone to try an keep them sharp for when there called upon for the Premier League.

Then you have the added advantage of the fact that, if we could get past the Christmas period and were still in the Europa League, we can make a calculated decision on whether the Premier league or the Europa League is the best option in our pursuit of being in the Champions League for Season 2015-16.

Peter Murray
2 Posted 12/08/2014 at 21:46:54
Fascinating. Excellent research.

The statistics confirm suspicions I’ve had for a while about managers unsuccessful in the Europa League using that competition as an excuse for poor performances in the Premier League.

The "Thursday/ Sunday" syndrome is another fallacy. Why is this worse than playing Wednesday/Saturday?

Any player who whinges about playing in these games is not a true professional. It means he just wants to stay in his local well-paid comfort zone and not develop.

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