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Europa League Draw - Gent (BEL)

Discussion in 'Classic Threads' started by Jordinho, 8 Dec 2016.

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  1. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Simon Davies

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    Does anyone know much about Gent?
    Just seen this tweet - sounds like they might have been half decent last season (given that we all know how winning CL games is not that easy) ;


    but I've got no context around that, so do we have any GGers with knowledge of Gent?
     
  2. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    They don't really have any I don't think. They just have a good coach (Hein Vanhaezebrouck) who has done a bit of a Poch with them

    Laurent Depoitre was a bit of a mid-career journeyman forward who the coach did a Poch-with-Dembele on
     
  3. Whiffler

    Whiffler Jonathan Woodgate

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    C Major and D Minor
     
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  4. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Nayim

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    We were linked with him before he went to Porto
     
  5. Ade's folks are ok really

    Ade's folks are ok really Bobby Mimms

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    Unbeaten in 8 home league game, w6, d2. Only 1 away win though. Unbeaten in last 5 games. They have a Koulibaly upfront.
     
  6. inkpenspur

    inkpenspur Scott Parker

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    Europa League last-32 draw

    Posted at12:39
    Athletic Bilbao v Apoel

    Legia Warsaw v Ajax

    Anderlecht v Zenit St Petersburgh

    Astra v Genk

    Manchester Utd v Saint-Etienne

    Villarreal v Roma

    Ludogorets v Copenhagen

    Celta Vigo v Shakhtar Donetsk

    Olympiakos v Osmanlispor

    Gent v Tottenham

    Rostov v Sparta Prague

    Krasnador v Fernerbahce

    Borussia Monchengladbach v Fiorentina

    AZ Alkmaar v Lyon

    Hapoel Beer-Sheva v Besiktas

    PAOK v Schalke
     
  7. Modric THFC

    Modric THFC Steffen Iversen

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    The sensible thing would be to field the first team in the first leg and kill the tie off.


    There is no league game following the first leg.

    That would give us one less game but an empty Wembley.

    What Poch will do is his usual half and half rotation and we will struggle.
     
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  8. mudshark

    mudshark Mauricio Taricco

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    On the face of it, a good draw, as long as our players don't turn up thinking they can coast it. Of course, that would never happen ....
     
  9. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Chris Armstrong

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    :) Dembele was a journeyman was he ? Hahaha
     
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  10. paxtonwolf

    paxtonwolf Willie Hall

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    And hopefully today we will find out if Stoke is on TV or not
     
  11. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Andy Thompson

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    Yeah but the club could just decide to move it to Sunday anyway like they did for Burnley (H).
     
  12. parklane1

    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    Good point , most of the teams that go into the CL are in the losers positions in their respective leagues ( ie pot less).
     
  13. Modric THFC

    Modric THFC Steffen Iversen

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    We aren't good enough to win the FA Cup.
    An away draw to City, United, Arsenal, Chelsea or Liverpool and we would probably go out.
    We have one away win against the 5 of them in 14 attempts under Poch.
     
  14. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Andy Thompson

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    The draw is key. If we get lucky with some home ties until the last 8 or so then it's anyone's tournaments. Last year we fudged up big style losing at home to Palace. They ended up in the final :mad:
     
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  15. parklane1

    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    Good draw and with some of the other clubs who are in with a chance of winning this playing each other we have no excuses not to go and win this. Please Poch lets do it.
     
  16. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Robinson

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    You EXPECT us to WIN THE EL??
    Or do you mean you EXPECT us to give it a good go?
     
  17. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Michael Carrick

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    Chances are they'd field a weak squad so an away draw should not be beyond us. Then it would be a matter of dealing with whatever they want to throw at us at WHL.
     
  18. 90291Spur

    90291Spur Frederic Kanoute

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    "D Minor, the saddest of all keys" Nigel Tufnell
     
  19. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Robinson

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  20. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Justin Edinburgh

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    So let's predict a last 16....

    Athletic Bilbao v Apoel (I can't see Apoel causing Bilbao any problems)
    Legia Warsaw v Ajax (although Legia showed that they are excellent in attack in the CL, admittedly they also showed they are terrible in defence).
    Anderlecht v Zenit St Petersburg (Anderlecht are a good team, but Zenit is a tough place to go).
    Astra v Genk (a tough one to call. I'd be more than happy to face the winner of this tie in the lat 16, should we overcome Gent).
    Manchester Utd v Saint-Etienne (Surely Man Utd will have too much for a mid ranking French team?)
    Villarreal v Roma (Another tough one to call. I just feel that the Spanish league is generally better than the Italian one at the moment).
    Ludogorets v Copenhagen (Were still in with a chance of progressing in the CL until the last game when Leicester fielded a second strong at Porto and got thrashed)
    Celta Vigo v Shakhtar Donetsk (Another really tough one to call. Have gone with Shakhtar simply because they seem to have a real pedigree in this competition)
    Olympiakos v Osmanlispor (Home form is likely to see them through)
    Gent v Tottenham (We will be favourites for this, although Genk might be lifted by playing at Wembley with us finding it hard to be inspired by a no-doubt hugely under capacity crowd).
    Rostov v Sparta Prague (I flipped a coin)
    Krasnador v Fernerbahce (I think Fener's home atmosphere will see them through)
    Borussia Monchengladbach v Fiorentina (Could go either way I think, but if given a free bet it would go on Monchengladbach)
    AZ Alkmaar v Lyon (I think the French side will have too much for AZ)
    Hapoel Beer-Sheva v Besiktas (Never easy going to Turkey)
    PAOK v Schalke (You have to fancy the Germans in this one.)
     
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