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The UEFA Champions League and Europa League Thread 2016/17

Post by Duty281 on Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:08 pm

Might as well make a poll on this one...

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Post by Fernando on Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:09 pm

Are Celtic showing great character though Whistle

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Post by Duty281 on Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:11 pm

Well, they nearly went 2 down, so probably not!

They just need that crucial away goal....

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:44 pm

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Post by Duty281 on Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:03 pm

So Brendan Rodgers has started with the worst result in Celtic's history.

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Post by whocares on Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:04 pm

https://mobile.twitter.com/PurelyFootball/status/752957118463021056

A police officer scored !

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Post by Duty281 on Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:07 pm

A 34-year-old police officer, no less!

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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:36 pm

The Imps aint no joke.

http://uk.soccerway.com/national/gibraltar/premier-division/20152016/regular-season/r32202/

Man Utd struggling for form in Gibraltar too!

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Post by Duty281 on Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:39 pm

Laugh

I like how they all play at the same ground. It is the cutest thing imaginable.

And yes, the Red Imps with a goal difference of +121 would easily win the Scottish Premier Division. thumbsup

They deserve a promotion after all this winning.

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Post by Crimey on Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:01 pm

Embarassing

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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:33 am

To be honest, hardly surprising. Game is in July, Celtic in pre season & the opposition mid way through their season, Celtic were always going to be under-cooked.

This is really only a story, if it was a one-leg tie. Fully expect Celtic to bang at least five past them at Celtic Park.

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Post by Duty281 on Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:53 pm

Second leg tonight! Celtic are available at 1/80 to win in 90 minutes. Laugh

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Post by Duty281 on Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:07 pm

20 minutes. 0-0.

It's only a matter of time.

EDIT: 1-0, 23 minutes. Took long enough!

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Post by Crimey on Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:04 pm

I can see Rodgers' time at Celtic being a huge disaster.

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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:58 pm

And we're 1-0 down from a penalty. Wasn't a pen but there you go

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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:11 pm

1-1 from a pen. Nobes

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Post by Crimey on Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:47 pm

With Allardyce now in charge, wonder if Noble finally has a chance of making an England squad.

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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:51 pm

He should.

2-1 down, Antonio is not a right back

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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:38 pm

Well, I best not mock Celtic any time soon

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Post by Guest on Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:37 pm

Celtic 2-1 Astana


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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:29 pm

Through that one.

Really happy to see that people are genuinely very pleased with the new stadium. Atmosphere and sight lines

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Post by Guest on Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:59 am

Manchester City vs Steaua Bucharest in CL playoff

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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:58 pm

And we've got Astra again, the team that knocked us out last year. I'd expect a stronger team though

The team beaten 2-1 by Astra last yr:

Randolph, Nolan, Jenkinson, Maiga, Poyet ,Henry, Lanzini, Lee (Brown), Page (Pike), Cullen, Knoyle.

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Re: The UEFA Champions League and Europa League Thread 2016/17

Post by Just John on Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:46 pm

New CL rules for 2018

- No fourth place play-off for England, Spain, Germany
- Higher proportion of prize money to clubs from four highest ranked leagues
- Serie A to have four direct entries
- More entries for top leagues
- Matches on Saturday's rather than midweek for some clubs
- Protected places for storied clubs with global fan base

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Post by Crimey on Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:52 pm

Think they are poor changes personally - even if they probably help Liverpool.

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Post by Just John on Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:33 pm

So far

Leicester/Porto/Club Brugge/Copenhagen - Very nice for Leicester

Juventus/Sevilla/Lyon/Dinamo Zagreb

Real Madrid/Borussia Dortmund/Sporting Lisbon/Legia Warsaw

PSG/Arsenal/Basel/Ludogorets

Benfica/Napoli/Dynamo Kiev/Besiktas - God awful group

CSKA Moscow/Bayer Leverkusen/Tottenham/Monaco

FC Barcelona/Manchester City/Borussia Moechengladbach/Celtic

Bayern Munich/Atletico Madrid/PSV/Rostov

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Post by compelling and rich on Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:00 pm

city really should stop booing uefa's anthem Laugh

they got the toughest groups out of the English sides. think spurs did the best considering they are in pot C

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Post by whocares on Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:10 pm

Tottenham group is at least interesting as could see the teams seeded 3rd and 4th to qualify. As for the other ones it's pretty much 1 and 2 to go through.

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Post by Crimey on Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:11 pm

Leicester and Tottenham have got very good groups. 

Arsenal should get through.

It'll be interesting to see how Guardiola approaches the Barcelona game, he isn't going to be able to out-tika-taka them but not sure he's got it in him to try and beat them with different tactics.

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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:19 pm

[quote="Crimey"It'll be interesting to see how Guardiola approaches the Barcelona game, he isn't going to be able to out-tika-taka them but not sure he's got it in him to try and beat them with different tactics.[/quote]

Read his opinions on tiki-taka; he isn't a fan of how overdone it is and has changed his play in a few aspects

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Post by Crimey on Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:23 pm

It'll be interesting to see how Guardiola approaches the Barcelona game, he isn't going to be able to out-tika-taka them but not sure he's got it in him to try and beat them with different tactics.

Read his opinions on tiki-taka; he isn't a fan of how overdone it is and has changed his play in a few aspects
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You know what I mean. Whatever you want to call it, he's still very much focused on possession and I feel like if he tries that tactic he's been using, where the full backs tuck in as midfielders Neymar and Messi will tear the team apart. He'll have to change it up to get a result, I'm not sure he's capable of sacrificing his philosophy like that though.

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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:44 pm

Well done West Ham. Really well done

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Post by Crimey on Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:03 pm

It's weird as West Ham are in no danger of getting relegated realistically so a run in Europe would be pretty good for them, yet gone out early two years running now.

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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:10 pm

We always shop late, and not for back up, for first team players. And it hurts us every year

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:51 pm

Dolphin Ziggler wrote:We always shop late, and not for back up, for first team players. And it hurts us every year

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Post by Just John on Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:42 pm

Europa League

Manchester United/Fenerbahce/Feyenoord/Zorya Lunansk

Southampton/Inter Milan/Sparta Prague/Hapoel Beer-Sheva

West Ham would of been in Victoria Plzen/AS Roma/Austria Vienna group

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Post by Fernando on Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:01 pm

Man Citeh leave Yaya Toure out their CL Squad despite naming 21 of 25 players

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Post by Crimey on Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:06 pm

Fernando wrote:Man Citeh leave Yaya Toure out their CL Squad despite naming 21 of 25 players

They would have had to have removed another foreign player though to have included Toure.

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Post by Fernando on Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:30 pm

For those interested in donating to charity, Spurs CL game vs Monaco is up for General Sale £20 for Adults - £10 Children

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Post by compelling and rich on Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:03 pm

be suprised if the city game goes ahead, worse storm ive seen here

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Post by Jermaine2015 on Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:33 pm

Brenda's boys getting their pants pulled down. 7-0 with the magnificent Lionel Messi bagging a hat trick

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Post by GSC on Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:11 pm

They went down with character though
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Post by Guest on Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:23 pm

Just lulling them into a false sense of security for the return leg....

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Post by Fernando on Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:59 pm



No Shrek,Valencia, Lingaard or Shaw - Henry is injured

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Post by Just John on Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:29 pm

Spurs 1-2 Monaco
Brugge 0-2 Leicester

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Post by Crimey on Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:34 pm

Think this shows that perhaps the Leicester players' minds were stuck on the Champions League this weekend.

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Post by Just John on Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:03 pm

Brugge 0-3 Leicester
Man City 4-0 Moechengladbach (Aguero hat-trick)
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Post by kingraf on Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:39 pm

Two goals in the last handful of minutes sees Real over the line. The hunt for #12 starts as expected
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Post by Steffan on Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:34 pm

I was at the Barca v Celtic game. Saw 5 of the goals (second half) right in front of me Smile

Here's Neymar lining his up:



Working for the Man City game though (plus tickets are pretty pricey)

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Post by sirfredperry on Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:44 am

Spurs' boss said the side lacked passion at Wembley last night. But the problem lies with him. He's instilled a pass-sidewise, pass-backwards, always-keep- possession mentality into the side.
The great Spurs' sides always played with a bit of pace. Apart from Walker this team is dreadfully slow and, more importantly, opts to play slowly. Tactically, too, they seem to think there is only one way to play - like a five-a-side team. Someone should tell them they are allowed to play a pass of more than 10 yards, that you can hit long balls into the box, that you can play balls into space rather than always to feet, that the goalkeeper can actually kick the ball into the other half instead of rolling it 10 yards to the nearest defender.
Possession does not necessarily equal penetration. Leicester won the Premier League without having much possession in some of their matches. They didn't do too badly in Europe last night, either.

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