Whether you’re convinced or not over Tim Sherwood’s credentials as Tottenham manager, the team look in good shape right now and had Steven Gerrard not buried a late, late penalty at Craven Cottage, we would be one point away from the final Champions League slot.

Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool side have won back to back fixtures to hold us off but our current run means that even if we don’t claim a top four finish, Europa League football is surely guaranteed.

Which brings us to the main question: Spurs make the long trip to tackle Dnipro next Thursday night and will that affect the club when they line up to face Norwich at Carrow Road the following Sunday?

We know how Harry Redknapp felt about the tournament – claiming it was harder to get out of the Europa League than to get in it in the first place – while Andre Villas-Boas always maintained that we would take the competition seriously while he was in charge. As yet, we don’t have Tim Sherwood’s opinion.

Time alone will tell if a trip to the Ukraine will affect our chances of picking up three points at Carrow Road but this is another opportunity to find out if the Europa League is a hindrance or just a happy distraction.




  1. Purfect oppotunity to give game time to some of the squad who have not been playing:
    Naughton Dawson Kaboul/ Vert Fryers/ Rose
    Capoue Paulhino
    Cahdli Sigursson Townsend
    Alot of these players really need to get some match fitness or confidence, I wouldn’t even take Ade as we just cannot afford him getting injured at the moment

  2. Our squad is big enough for us to have a decent go at the EL. is playing on Thursday Sunday and different from playing on Wednesday Saturday?

  3. Is it right that this year’s Europa league winners will qualify for next year’s champions league I’m sure I’ve read this somewhere so now it’s knock out why don’t we have a crack at it, think our squad is good enough?

    • You are absolutely right.
      The winner of EL will get a CL spot. They will enter the qualifing rounds.
      Dream scenario: Poo pips arse for 3rd and arse drop into EL, because the mighty SPURS win the EL……..

      But I would take 4th behind arse though. And the EL.


  4. Leave core squad members in London, allow Sherwood to feature some more youth players. Start Soldado, get an away goal at the least and we will hammer them at the Lane.


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