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    #1

    maintain a challenge

    Hello everyone,

    I'd like to ask what "maintain a challenge" means.

    Here is an example of usage:

    Police investigate 'allegation of assault' against Tottenham's Benoit Assou-Ekotto - Telegraph

    Harry Redknapp's men were jeered off after the defeat to Wolves that dented their hopes of maintaining a challenge for the Champions League this season.

    Thank you.

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    Re: maintain a challenge

    ...maintaining a challenge for the Champions League this season
    means keeping up their efforts to finish in fifth place in the Premier League.

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: maintain a challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    means keeping up their efforts to finish in fifth place in the Premier League.

    Rover
    Thank you, Rover.

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    #4

    Re: maintain a challenge

    Correction.

    The top four teams in the English Premier League get Champions' League places the following season.

    Rover

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    #5

    Re: maintain a challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Correction.

    The top four teams in the English Premier League get Champions' League places the following season.

    Rover
    Thank you again, Rover.

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