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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by LUX » 02 Aug 2019 13:24

terrible game, 0-0.

3/4 of the crowd were Rangers fans. Saw Stevie Gerrard (who seemd embarrassed by the performance: seriously Niederkorn are poor). Jermaine Defoe was up front.

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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by Silver Fox » 02 Aug 2019 13:36

Cracking effort by the Dons last night, the dream of maybe reaching the actual Europa League lives!

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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by The Enfield Royal71 » 02 Aug 2019 15:22

Mk dons are not in the Europa League.

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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by The Enfield Royal71 » 13 Aug 2019 21:39

CeLOLtic

Scottish football well and truely is an utter joke

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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by Sutekh » 28 Aug 2019 22:52

So does anyone think that the utterly ridiculous idea to revamp the Champions League is going to happen then?

For those the don’t know the plan is to increase the numbers from 32 to 48, auto qualification for the next season’s groups for all teams reaching the semis and then doing away with the last 16 for yet another group stage and therefore yet more games with even a suggestion of Saturday games to fit the fixtures in.

PL are apparently dead against it.


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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by Hendo » 29 Aug 2019 09:02

Sutekh So does anyone think that the utterly ridiculous idea to revamp the Champions League is going to happen then?

For those the don’t know the plan is to increase the numbers from 32 to 48, auto qualification for the next season’s groups for all teams reaching the semis and then doing away with the last 16 for yet another group stage and therefore yet more games with even a suggestion of Saturday games to fit the fixtures in.

PL are apparently dead against it.


Seems like madness to me. Not surprised that the PL are dead against it. Didn’t the CL have 2 group stages a while ago?

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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by Winston Biscuit » 29 Aug 2019 10:22

Champions League draw at 6:00pm

Pot one: Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, Manchester City, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Paris St-Germain, Zenit St Petersburg

Pot two: Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, Shakhtar Donetsk, Tottenham, Ajax, Benfica

Pot three: Lyon, Bayer Leverkusen, Salzburg, Olympiakos, Club Bruges, Valencia, Inter Milan, Dinamo Zagreb

Pot four: Lokomotiv Moscow, Genk, Galatasaray, RB Leipzig, Slavia Prague, Red Star Belgrade, Atalanta, Lille


Inter in pot 3 are to be avoided IMO. They are tipped to push hard for the title in Italy this year.

I would like to see Dortmund get either Liverpool or Man City. Reckon those could be cracking games.

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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by Old Man Andrews » 29 Aug 2019 10:23

Winston Biscuit Champions League draw at 6:00pm

Pot one: Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, Manchester City, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Paris St-Germain, Zenit St Petersburg

Pot two: Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, Shakhtar Donetsk, Tottenham, Ajax, Benfica

Pot three: Lyon, Bayer Leverkusen, Salzburg, Olympiakos, Club Bruges, Valencia, Inter Milan, Dinamo Zagreb

Pot four: Lokomotiv Moscow, Genk, Galatasaray, RB Leipzig, Slavia Prague, Red Star Belgrade, Atalanta, Lille


Inter in pot 3 are to be avoided IMO. They are tipped to push hard for the title in Italy this year.

I would like to see Dortmund get either Liverpool or Man City. Reckon those could be cracking games.

Is there a special reason why Zenit are in pot 1?

I want a Zenit, Shaktar, Dinamo Zagreb, Galatasaray group please. Literal group of death.
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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by Stranded » 29 Aug 2019 10:24

Winston Biscuit Champions League draw at 6:00pm

Pot one: Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, Manchester City, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Paris St-Germain, Zenit St Petersburg

Pot two: Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, Shakhtar Donetsk, Tottenham, Ajax, Benfica

Pot three: Lyon, Bayer Leverkusen, Salzburg, Olympiakos, Club Bruges, Valencia, Inter Milan, Dinamo Zagreb

Pot four: Lokomotiv Moscow, Genk, Galatasaray, RB Leipzig, Slavia Prague, Red Star Belgrade, Atalanta, Lille


Inter in pot 3 are to be avoided IMO. They are tipped to push hard for the title in Italy this year.

I would like to see Dortmund get either Liverpool or Man City. Reckon those could be cracking games.


A group with Real, Inter and Leipzig would be the one any of the seeds would hope to avoid.


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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by Winston Biscuit » 29 Aug 2019 10:25

Reckon Real Madrid are going to have a poor season fwiw (transfer window still open though)

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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by The Enfield Royal71 » 29 Aug 2019 12:35

Winston Biscuit Reckon Real Madrid are going to have a poor season fwiw (transfer window still open though)


They are too top heavy. Miss out leg day at the gym. I think they might win it though (la liga)

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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by Winston Biscuit » 29 Aug 2019 12:39

I am looking at Atletico wondering if they will be champions

An Atletico & Dortmund league win double is 24/1. Tempting

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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by Sutekh » 29 Aug 2019 13:19

How does Chelsea get into pot 1 ahead of Real Madrid?


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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by Stranded » 29 Aug 2019 13:43

Sutekh How does Chelsea get into pot 1 ahead of Real Madrid?


Europa League Champions.

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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by Sutekh » 29 Aug 2019 13:44

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Sutekh How does Chelsea get into pot 1 ahead of Real Madrid?


Europa League Champions.


that is just :lol:

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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by Stranded » 29 Aug 2019 13:47

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Sutekh How does Chelsea get into pot 1 ahead of Real Madrid?


Europa League Champions.


that is just :lol:


Part of UEFA's push to make the Europa League more high profile (though it already is outside of England) - not only getting a CL spot but standing a good chance of getting a favourable draw as well - though if Chelsea do get Real, Inter and Leipzig then any favour is long gone.

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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by Sanguine » 29 Aug 2019 13:50

Sutekh How does Chelsea get into pot 1 ahead of Real Madrid?


Pot 1 is now holders of the CL and Europa League titles, plus the winners of the six highest ranked leagues in Europe, which is why Zenit are in there, despite being ranked below all but Ajax and Benfica in Pot B.

I think a top seeding for the Europa League winners is a bit silly, although changing that would just promote Benfica as Portugal is the next highest ranked country in UEFA.

Benfica, Dinamo Zagreb and Lille looks to be the best available draw for top seeds.

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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by Winston Biscuit » 29 Aug 2019 18:15

Just got home and put on SSN to see the draw

Jim White 'so Frank Sinclair, give us your thoughts on Group H and how you think that will pan out'

Frank Sinclair 'well I dont really know much about Valencia and Lille so I will just say that Ajax and Chelsea will go through'

Jim White '.......ok thanks there Frank'

:lol:

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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by genome » 29 Aug 2019 18:39

Group F is nasty

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Re: Champions League/Europa League 2019/20

by Old Man Andrews » 29 Aug 2019 19:11

Another tough draw for City. Just cruel.

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