Dunno about you – but winning a competition for which you have to be mediocre to qualify in the first place – a competition you were relegated to after failing to make it through to the knockout stages of a more presitgious competition in which you are the defending champions – that’s not exactly something I’d put on my CV.
Some people saying “But it’s a trophy! Wish we’d won it…”
What utter bollocks! You want us to be in the DumDum Thursday Night League of Also-Rans? Then I guess you’ll be rooting for Newcastle and Spuds on Sunday. Just because something is shiny and silver doesn’t make it a trophy. A trophy is something to aspire to.
The Europa League Cup is worse than – dare I say it – a fourth place trophy.
It’s a Fifth Place Trophy.
(By the way: Newcastle’s the third dwarf from the left. That’s Tottenham in the pink. They didn’t place.)
PS: Thanks to Otis Frampton, who has unknowingly contributed his fantastic dwarf illustration to this blog. Please check out his work. He’s very talented.