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Pompey not quite into Europe yet?

Pompey not quite into Europe yet?

It could appear that the early thoughts that people had that Pompey have already qualified to go on a European tour were a touch prematureā€¦ well at least if Michel Platini gets his way!

As the rules currently stand as Cardiff are members of the FAW - Football Association of Wales - and not the FA they would not be allowed to represent the FA in the uefa cup so the thought was that Pompey would qualify regardless of the result on May 17th, however Platini is not willing to let this matter go without a fight and has suddenly discovered that he has Welsh roots so he has 'pledged to help the club with their bid'. It is thought that he wants to allow them a 'wildcard' entry into the uefa cup if they won the cup, and if they did we would miss out.

The easiest thing for us to do is just go out and win the FA cup then no matter what Platini and his friends at uefa do it does not matter - we would be in!

I am not going into that game thinking 'we have already won', as that would be stupid and that kind of attitude would see us lose and probably rightfully so, but to be honest I am not thinking I reckon we might loseā€¦

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Monday April 7 2008
Time: 2:04PM

Comments

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I think you'll be playing in Europe next season.
Fan of Blues
07/04/2008 14:07:00
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Look, sod all the bollox. we just win the cup & nuff said.
storagematt
07/04/2008 14:16:00
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How a Frenchman can decide whether a Welsh team get to represent England in the UEFA Cup is ludicrous?! Cardiff are a nasty bunch of *****ers who don't deserve to represent a country they vilify so much. Regardless of it being at the expense of Portsmouth or not, I feel so strongly against this. It's a complete mockery of the system as this vile country and vile team/supporters shouldn't even be allowed to play in the English football league system.
stillthewhizz
07/04/2008 14:53:00
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Excuse my ignorance, but does the Football Association of Wales have an entry system to the uefa cup?
007
07/04/2008 15:14:00
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Platini welsh? is he having a laugh? There's obviously some Italian in him but where does the taffy kick in? Its not as if he's called Michel Daffyd Platini is it? I would like to challenge him to disclose what his Welsh roots actually are. Did he once buy a bunch of daffodils or go to a Max Boyce concert? I very much doubt it. i think he's telling a porky. Also if Cardiff are allowed to play in the English FA Cup and represent England in Europe then what is topping English clubs playing in the Welsh Cup and doing the same. having seen the standard of Welsh football i reckon I could raise a team of Vital Football subscribers that could win that competition.
The Rabbi
07/04/2008 15:24:00
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the welshies wouldn't last 5 minutes in the uefa cup, but I am sure we will beat them anyway so it wont matter what pratini thinks about it.
pompeysno.9
07/04/2008 15:40:00
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Having heard how the Bluebird fans were being 'disrespectful' to Bobby Moore's statue yesterday and how they will hoot with derision through the national amthem at the Final; should they represent England? NO!!
eastneydave
07/04/2008 16:07:00
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The FA nominate their entries into European competitions in line with their own criteria. UEFA can add entries if they wish and ban clubs for disciplinary reasons but not reject entries surely? Or is the tail wagging the dog?
eastneydave
07/04/2008 16:10:00
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I think a power battle within UEFA is being fought
UKTony
07/04/2008 19:28:00
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I'll keep saying it. For England & Harry. A 2008 St George to slay the Cardiff dragon.
storagematt
07/04/2008 21:05:00
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