what i ask myself is, how Bayern would do in the EPL. if you look at the results between Bayern and english clubs you'll find a nearly balanced record but when you take a deeper look, you will find only wins for the english teams when Bayern were uninterested in the game as they were already through.Not convinced Bayern are such an unbeatable force - they've failed in the CL under Guardiola so far, and the lack of competition in the Bundesliga distorts their true ability IMO - but it'll nonetheless take a near perfect performance to win this. Should be a great game. Hope no-one gets sent off or 'owt.
Europa League surely means no title challenge though.We'll give it a good go in the beginning only to falter out. Bayern will wear any team down after 60-70 minutes.
I've already accepted going out in the group stage—not please about it—but we need a good showing to keep momentum in the league. The no Europa League sentiment is bollocks. We could do with experience in European cup ties and England needs the many co-efficient points. I'd rather win the Europa League than suffer another round of 16 exit, to be honest.
Europa League surely means no title challenge though.
I just can't see it as anything other than a seasonfucking influence. If we did rest a lot of players until the later stages, fair enough, but I don't think it's easy to do that. Would be better for us to bow out nice and early like United vs Bilbao in 2012 (went on to lose the title on GD).