Right, I dont reckon our players want Europa league. Imagine you are at work tomorrow - for those of you daft buggers still working! - and your boss calls a meeting. "Look" he says "if you lot work really hard, we can pull off this European contract. It'll mean you lot missing half your summer holidays, and you wont get a penny more for it, but it will reflect really good on us as a company"
Now convert that to our players. Instead of going on their holidays on 13th May until half way through July, they get a couple of weeks off, then start training again for some qualifying game in Lithuania. And as they are paid an amount per year, it doesnt matter to them if they are playing or not. What would you do? After all, to most of them its just a job.
Cant blame them for jacking the season in now, I bloody would.