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“Dear Rob,” says Peter Van. “I fully agree that tonight’s top matchup is Porto – Leverkusen. But I’d keep an eye on Gent-Roma too. I saw Gent demolish Wolfsburg in the group stages and I was impressed, I think they might turn it around against a hot-and-cold Roma team. And they feature striker Jonathan David, sure to be a recurring feature in your Rumour Mill column.
“On a different note – do you share the (very, very wrong) opinion as most of your colleagues in the English media, according to whom the Europa Vase is a waste of time, useful only as an alternative path to the Big Megabucks League?”
I’m no Europa League disciple – I have a very snobbish subconscious, which I hate – but even so, that attitude has always irritated me. When you win a trophy you should be high on glory, not your win bonus. That’s why I’ve really enjoyed watching Wolves in Europe this…