Europa League 2011/2012

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  1. Aug 25, 2011

    Eirik Raude Full Member

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    Jesus Christ almighty, Norwegian teams in Europe is such a disgrace. AaFK has been the only team with honour intact so far, and now they are getting humiliated by AZ, 6-0 down with minutes to go.
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    I really don't understand what's gone wrong with Scottish football. How could standards have slipped so drastically from 10 years ago? I can still remember the likes of Brian Laudrup and Henrik Larsson playing for the Old Firm sides. One of the two would always be guaranteed to show up in the European Cup. This is really shameful. The Scots really need to identify why standards have slipped so much. This cannot all be about money I doubt Slovenian clubs are rolling it after all. The fact that Scotland isn't producing as many top class players as it did even 10 or 15 years ago must be down to more.
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    I don't have any sympathy for Birmingham City but they did great job. Congrats to Brummies..
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    People have a go at the Premier League not having many English players, but its not like there are that many Scottish players, surely much less than there used to be. There is no doubt that the money in English football has put many middle teams above Celtic and Rangers, but there are 28 places in the Champions League itself for non English teams. It's crazy they aren't getting into the Europa League!
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    Eirik Raude Full Member

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    Ron Robert Zieler in goal for Hannover, and is currently holding Sevilla to 1-1 in Spain. About 15 minutes to go, and with this result Hannover will be qualified for the group stage.
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    Sally Cinnamon Full Member

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    C'mon Shamrock Rovers.
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    Sally Cinnamon Full Member

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    2-1 to Rovers in extra time!
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    scottish_red Full Member

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    dark day for Scottish fitba :(
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    What's going to happen to Scotland, copy the Portuguese model and expand to 16 teams even if they aren't of much quality, so that you expand the pool of players getting competitive games, whilst doing cup competitions over two legs? Or go down to 10 teams heightening the quality of teams they play every week (by about 6 games), even if it would mean more defensive play.

    Or keep the status quo.
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    Shamrock Rovers are through, won 2-1 AET. Amazing.

    Well done.
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    Crvena Zvezda and Partizan both out of the competition, this has been great week! :D
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself

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    Fantastic result for Irish football.
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    scottish_red Full Member

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    short term maybe, but long term they would easily become one of the top teams in the premier league with the supporter base and infrastructure already in place.
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    Mighty Boosh Full Member

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    Brilliant result from Shamrock Rovers

    Irish teams have progressed further than any Scottish teams in this years Europa League
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    All english clubs are through :)

    All scottish clubs are out :lol:

    Great result for Shamrock Rovers :)

    AS Roma vs Slovan Bratislava 1-2 aggregate :lol:

    Hannover & Zieler are through too :)

    Trnava vs Lokomotiv Moscow, 3 sent-offs and 10 bookings for Trnava.......if that isn't a european record it must be close.

    12 goals in 7 games for him this season.
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    KiD MoYeS Good Craig got his c'nuppins

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    Rovers. :D
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    Ixion Full Member

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    Wow mental, Shamrock Rovers and a Championship side get to the Europa group stages but Rangers and Celtic are out. What a shambles, and to think they brought forward their season to help them in Europe.
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    Celtic played against a team that fielded 5 Ineligible players?
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    Sally Cinnamon Full Member

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    Really? If that's the case then surely Celtic will get in.
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    Apparently so:

    What is going on with European Football :(
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    KiD MoYeS Good Craig got his c'nuppins

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    Celtic are appealing.
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    5 players....how stupid are Sion? :lol:
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    holyland red Full Member

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    3 Israeli teams meade the group stage (including Haifa who missed the CL group stage after a penalty shootout in Genk). Standards in Europe must be slipping.
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    Two Polish clubs for the first time ever as well, Legia and Wisla. Legia managed to eliminated Spartak Moscow in spite of being 2-0 down after 30 minutes in the second leg, having drawn 2-2 at home. Sensational.
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    It's basically about money and expectations. This season, Scottish clubs (population of 5million) got knocked out against teams from Poland (38m), England (50m), Sweden (9m), Switzerland (7m) and only Slovenia (2.5m) had a lower population. Now as Portugal, Holland and Uruguay have shown, you can overcome that barrier to an extent if you have a well-principled football culture and astute investing in coaching and training facilities. We don't - and neither do any of our neighbours really.

    A decade ago the Old Firm were a match for a top five Premiership team. But those Premiership teams have been repeatedly bolstered with 50million TV money every single year. Rangers and Celtic on the other hand have had to make do with pennies. Why anyone expected Hearts with a squad assembled at a cost of £10m to be remotely competitive with a Spurs unit which cost £190m to put together is beyond me.

    That might have been the official line but the season was only brought forward to allow Celtic to compete in the Dublin tournament at the end of July.

    It may be an idea though to look at bringing the season forward a few weeks. There's no doubt some of our teams have underperformed a wee bit, probably as much a result of new management (Rangers and Hearts) as anything else. Unless Scotland qualify, there are only a handful of internationalists who are likely to play in a summer tournament so there's unlikely to be a real clash.
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    SharkyMcShark Horrified

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    How are Brum in pot 3?
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    The draw starts now

    Btw Kate Abdo :drool:
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    Group A: Tottenham, Kazan, PAOK Thessaloniki, Shamrock Rovers
    Group B: FC Copenhagen, Liege, Hannover, Vorskla Poltava
    Group C: PSV Eindhoven, Hapoel Tel Aviv, Rapid Bucharest, Leagia Warsaw
    Group D: Sporting Lisbon, Lazio Rome, FC Zurich, Vaslui
    Group E: Dynamo Kiev, Besiktas, Stoke, Maccabi Tel Aviv
    Group F: Paris St Germain, Bilbao, RB Salzburg, Slovan Bratislava
    Group G: Alkmaar, Metalist Kharkiv, Austria Vienna, Malmo
    Group H: Braga, Club Brugge, Birmingham City, Maribor
    Group I: Atletico Madrid, Udinese, Stade Rennes, Sion/Celtic
    Group J: Schalke, Steaua Bucharest, Maccabi Haifa, AEK Larnaca
    Group K: Enschede, Fulham, Odense, Wisla Krakow
    Group L: Anderlecht, AEK Athens, Lokomotiv Moscow, Sturm Graz
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    Brilliant draw for Rovers
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    I fancy all 4 English sides to go through to the next round.

    Well done Shamrock
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    Tottenham - Shamrock, the dream tie for them surely.
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    KiD MoYeS Good Craig got his c'nuppins

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    What a draw. :D
    Look forward to Tottenham coming to town.
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    Stoke go to Tel Aviv, Kiev and Istanbul. Enough air miles to travel to next year's qualifiers for free if they get there.
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    vuc First Team Serb

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    FAO: Frenchies or Kouroux. Can you translate this for me please?

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    Sion back in on appeal apparently. Celtic out.
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    Two days before competition starts? :lol:
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    Unconfirmed, but that is what a Swiss friend is telling me.
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    Celtic will have booked flights and might have even traveled to Madrid already, it'd be hilarious if Sion went there tomorrow and replaced them. Almost like Trabzonspor preparing to play Bilbao and then finding out they'd be entering a competition from which they had already been eliminated. :lol:

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