European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

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Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

by sandman » 11 Dec 2019 17:56

A Slovenian club have sacked one of their players for misconduct.

https://www.modernghana.com/sports/972530/top-nigerian-players-contract-terminated-for-impr.html

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Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

by Winston Biscuit » 13 Dec 2019 09:14

Half time during Porto Vs Belenenses and the Belenenses manager is apparently caught on CCTV in the tunnel looking shocked, holding his face and saying he had been punched by Sergio Conceiçao, the Porto manager.

Portuguese FA investigating and say Conceiçao could be banned for up to 9 months.

Conceiçao is generally seen as the next big thing in Portuguese managers and was expected to be off in the summer, likely to a Seria A club.

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Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

by Sanguine » 16 Dec 2019 13:33

Slavia Prague have conceded just four league goals in 20 games so far this season. :shock:

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Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

by Simmops » 16 Dec 2019 17:08

Sanguine Slavia Prague have conceded just four league goals in 20 games so far this season. :shock:


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Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

by Winston Biscuit » 16 Dec 2019 18:37

Sanguine Slavia Prague have conceded just four league goals in 20 games so far this season. :shock:


Hope it continues!


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Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

by Winston Biscuit » 16 Dec 2019 18:37

Saint-Etienne fans response to letting a 4th goal in

https://twitter.com/RkFutbol/status/1206346308442886145?s=19

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Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

by Winston Biscuit » 16 Dec 2019 18:41

And on the French theme, Camavinga continues to get rave reviews week after week. 17 last month and the boy looks like the real deal.

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Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

by Winston Biscuit » 17 Dec 2019 13:50

Winston Biscuit Saint-Etienne fans response to letting a 4th goal in

https://twitter.com/RkFutbol/status/1206346308442886145?s=19


French FA confirm that Saint-Etienne have had their stadium closed until further notice due to that^

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Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

by Winston Biscuit » 17 Dec 2019 20:55

Sancho puts Dortmund 3-2 up against league leaders Leipzig. 25 minutes to go.


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Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

by Stranded » 18 Dec 2019 08:43

Winston Biscuit Sancho puts Dortmund 3-2 up against league leaders Leipzig. 25 minutes to go.


3-3 - Leipzig move 3 points clear at the top and Dortmund miss the chance to close within a point.

Mönchengladbach can go level with Leipzig tonight if they beat bottom club Paderborn, whilst Bayern have a tough trip to Freiburg.

Last round of the Hinrunde at the weekend - with Leipzig & Mönchengladbach competing to be the Winter Champions.

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Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

by Sanguine » 31 Dec 2019 12:52

Here's a good end of decade stat. Ronaldo and Messi combined have scored more goals this decade than any Premier League team bar Liverpool and City.

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Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

by Winston Biscuit » 10 Jan 2020 08:08

Coupe de France last weekend

The big story was JS Saint-Pierroise, an amateur side from Reunion Island knocking out 2nd division Niort

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Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

by John Smith » 10 Jan 2020 09:50

Winston Biscuit Coupe de France last weekend

The big story was JS Saint-Pierroise, an amateur side from Reunion Island knocking out 2nd division Niort

Wow. Is that like us allowing a side from the Falkland Islands into the English FA Cup?


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Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

by Winston Biscuit » 10 Jan 2020 10:15

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The big story was JS Saint-Pierroise, an amateur side from Reunion Island knocking out 2nd division Niort

Wow. Is that like us allowing a side from the Falkland Islands into the English FA Cup?


Very much so. CdF is am amazing competition, Any team in France or in a French territory can enter. More than 47 million teams entered this year. Frequently have some amazing upsets.

Typically if a very small team gets drawn at home to a giant then they offer to swap the fixture to be played at the bigger teams place. Top division sides give the gate receipts to very small teams they play against too (Marseille refused to give it this year and it has caused big controversy). I believe the French FA help cover flights and accommodation for small amateur teams from around the world that need to fly to the mainland.

If it was English we would proudly say it was the best club cup competition in the world, but it's French, so we don't.

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Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

by Silver Fox » 10 Jan 2020 10:51

Winston Biscuit More than 47 million teams entered this year.


I admire your enthusiasm for the coupe but I can't imagine that's right

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Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

by Winston Biscuit » 10 Jan 2020 11:01

Silver Fox
Winston Biscuit More than 47 million teams entered this year.


I admire your enthusiasm for the coupe but I can't imagine that's right


that's according to some football journalists on a podcast I listened to last night. I was aware that an absolutely crazy amount of teams entered.

They gave an official number. I will try and dig it out

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Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

by Hendo » 10 Jan 2020 11:02

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Winston Biscuit More than 47 million teams entered this year.


I admire your enthusiasm for the coupe but I can't imagine that's right


that's according to some football journalists on a podcast I listened to last night. I was aware that an absolutely crazy amount of teams entered.

They gave an official number. I will try and dig it out


By 1948, the number had increased to 1,000 and at present, the competition features more than 7,000 clubs. Due to the initial increase in clubs, the federation created preliminary rounds beginning with the 1919–20 season. The following season, they added a second preliminary round. As of today, the competition contains eight regional rounds with some regions containing as much as ten.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coupe_de_France#History

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Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

by stealthpapes » 10 Jan 2020 12:28

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Winston Biscuit Coupe de France last weekend

The big story was JS Saint-Pierroise, an amateur side from Reunion Island knocking out 2nd division Niort

Wow. Is that like us allowing a side from the Falkland Islands into the English FA Cup?


Very much so. CdF is am amazing competition, Any team in France or in a French territory can enter. More than 47 million teams entered this year. Frequently have some amazing upsets.

Typically if a very small team gets drawn at home to a giant then they offer to swap the fixture to be played at the bigger teams place. Top division sides give the gate receipts to very small teams they play against too (Marseille refused to give it this year and it has caused big controversy). I believe the French FA help cover flights and accommodation for small amateur teams from around the world that need to fly to the mainland.

If it was English we would proudly say it was the best club cup competition in the world, but it's French, so we don't.


They do.

Agree with SB on this one, it's a great cup.

On the number of teams, well, let's use a well-known online encyclopedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019%E2%8 ... _de_France

The competition is organised by the French Football Federation (FFF) and is open to all clubs in French football, as well as clubs from the overseas departments and territories (Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia (Winner of 2019 New Caledonia Cup), Tahiti (Winner of 2018–19 Tahiti Cup), Réunion, Saint Martin and Saint Pierre and Miquelon).


5571 teams in the first round, over 7000 in total in the preliminary rounds ending up with 176 (where Ligue 2 comes in with 20 teams) in the 7th (equivalent to our 1st round) and 64 (where Ligue 1 comes in with its 20 teams) in the 9th round.

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Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

by Winston Biscuit » 10 Jan 2020 12:29

The more I look at the 47M number the more ridiculous it looks :lol:

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Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

by stealthpapes » 10 Jan 2020 12:33

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Winston Biscuit Coupe de France last weekend

The big story was JS Saint-Pierroise, an amateur side from Reunion Island knocking out 2nd division Niort

Wow. Is that like us allowing a side from the Falkland Islands into the English FA Cup?


France's overseas departments and collectivities are effectively considered part of France, whereas our Overseas Territories are not. They have representation in parliament, pay French taxes and use the Euro.

Err, a map


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