Date: 7th March 2012 at 4:56pm
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Okay, so I`ll admit I`m jealous!

Watching Arsenal almost pull off the impossible and overturn a 4-0 first leg lead against AC Milan, has left me pining for the Champions League.

We may have a Europa League fixture against Athletic Bilbao coming up but it, despite the thrilling two legged tie with Ajax, fails to excite me. Playing on a Thursday night does little to excite me.

Now matters may change if / when we get to the latter stages but, somehow I doubt it. To me it`s like sampling water when you`re used to sipping champagne.

The whole concept of the competition is wrong!

Where else in sport do you stand a chance of winning a competition you`re not in at the start of it but gate-crash it when you`re deemed to be not good enough for the main event?

Simply crazy!

So although I`ll, as usual, be cheering the lad son tomorrow night and hoping they`ll win, I can`t help but think that it`s something very much like the Europa League`s equivalent of crocodile cheers!



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