Still very worried that Pool will win the EL, although they still have to best BVB and then, potentially, Sevilla, who won't wish to surrender their double crown easily. City needs to secure third spot in the league, which means defeating Arsenal in our upcoming fixture.
Will Blanc be sacked at season's end? Given their domestic dominance, plus another CL quarter-final run, I think he deserves another year, even though I cannot stand the guy...
Spain had 5 teams in the Champions League this season after Sevilla won Europa League. Is that not how it is done now? That England gets it's 4 teams + a 5th if Liverpool win EL?
Why do you not like Blanc? I am a big fan of his. I love the way his PSG team plays.
I hope PSG keeps Blanc around. I was surprised in the past that they showed loyalty to him despite Champions League disappointments. I hope they do so again. I hope they do not panic and go after Mourinho. PSG play such beautiful football. It would be a shame to see Mourinho go there and wreck that.
It's been widely reported in the English footy press that if Pool win the EL, only the top 3 EPL finishers will qualify for next season's CL comp. Of course, if Pool wins EL and City wins the CL (1% chance and I'm a City fan!) and both finish outside the top 4, I believe maybe only the top 2 EPL finishers would qualify for next CL comp. Interesting point about La Liga having 5 reps in this season's CL comp, but maybe it's because UEFA has once again tinkered with the rules, as it seems to do every or every other season.
I don't care for Blanc because he's arrogant (City are the CL's 'guest team' in this year's semis!), not to mention a racist (remember his suggestion as France national team manager that is was quite important to limit the participation of Black and Arab players in the national set-up). That being said, he's a quality manager, and as I posted earlier, I think he deserves another season with PSG. Prior to this CL tie, PSG was playing the second-best footy in Europe after Barca, even better than Bayern. Bringing Maureen to Paris would destroy the beautiful foundation they have created and which has flowered this season. Also, Maureen is that dangerous combo of a sociopath and a megalomaniac...I actually feel sorry for Chelsea and the Roman Empire for the ruins that Mou left behind him there. Now that he's gone, I can stop hating Chelsea and even root for them at times, once again!