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Europa League Draw - Gent (BEL)

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

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  1. Jordinho

    Jordinho Clive Allen Staff Member

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    Seeded:

    FC København (DEN)
    Lyon (FRA)
    Tottenham (ENG)
    Besiktas (TUR)
    Fenerbache (TUR)
    APOEL (CYP)
    St. Etienne (FRA)
    Zenit St. Petersburg (RUS)
    Roma (ITA)
    Athletic Bilbao (ESP)/Genk (BEL) (Genk need a draw against Sassuolo tomorrow to finish top)
    Ajax (NED)
    Shaktar Donetsk (UKR)
    Schalke 04 (GER)
    Fiorentina (ITA)
    Sparta Praha (CZE)
    Osmanlispor (TUR)

    Unseeded:


    Rostov (RUS)
    Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER)
    Legia Warzawa (POL)
    Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL)
    Manchester United (ENG)
    Olympiakos (GRE)
    Anderlecht (BEL)
    AZ Alkmaar (NED)
    Astra Giurgiu (ROM)
    Genk/Athletic Bilbao
    Standard Liege (BEL)/Celta Vigo (ESP)
    Gent (BEL)
    Krasnodar (RUS)
    PAOK (GRE)
    Hapoel Beer Sheva (ISR)/Southampton (ENG)
    Villarreal (ESP)
     
  2. paxtonwolf

    paxtonwolf Tommy Harmer

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    Any of the Belgians or AZ Alkmaar please
     
  3. Whiffler

    Whiffler Jonathan Woodgate

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    paxtonwolf Tommy Harmer

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    Away leg first, 2nd leg at home before the Stoke match. Based on what Pochettino hinted at, looks like that match will be Sunday 4pm
     
  5. Robbo

    Robbo Alf Ramsey

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    Nailed on one of the Russian sides then.
     
  6. jaysea67

    jaysea67 Espen Baardsen

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    Article 17.02d: "The UEFA Europa League group-winners and the four best third-placed teams from the UEFA Champions League group stage play the return leg at home"
     
  7. AdamB

    AdamB Les Ferdinand

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    Anyone apart from the Russians would be ok
     
  8. parklane1

    parklane1 Nayim

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    Bring them on, we can win this.
     
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    SpurSF Espen Baardsen

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    Don't see a team on there who we should fear across two legs. Obviously, it won't be easy but this would be one year where I'd really love to see us take a real shot at winning it.
     
  10. Kandi1977

    Kandi1977 Jimmy McCormick

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    Final is in Stockholm, so easy for me to get to. Just need a ticket.....
     
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    Whiffler Jonathan Woodgate

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    D'oh !

    Ta
     
  12. billyiddo

    billyiddo Barry Daines Staff Member

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    Why are Southampton included?
     
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    Kandi1977 Jimmy McCormick

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    He probably made the list before the games where finished.
     
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    DubaiSpur Paul Robinson

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    Objectively, we're the second-wealthiest side in that entire lot, only behind United. In terms of quality, I'd say we're roughly on par with United, Lyon, Roma, Villarreal and Schalke, but not one of them is conclusively better than us, man-for-man.

    If we want to win this, we will. The question is, does Poch want to, or is it just another surrender job?

    I sincerely hope he makes the right decision (from my point of view, anyway) come February.
     
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    mudshark Milija Aleksic

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    So, assuming Genk don't get beaten later today and finish top of their group, our opponents will come from this list of 15, ranked according to their current UEFA coefficient:

    25 Olympiakos (GRE)
    26 Villarreal (ESP)
    28 Athletic Bilbao (ESP)
    35 Anderlecht (BEL)
    36 Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER)
    56 Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL)
    59 PAOK (GRE)
    63 AZ Alkmaar (NED)
    66 Krasnodar (RUS)
    67 Gent (BEL)
    81 Legia Warzawa (POL)
    84 Celta Vigo (ESP)
    99 Rostov (RUS)
    119 Astra Giurgiu (ROM)
    161 Hapoel Beer Sheva (ISR)

    and Man Utd's opponents will be one of these 14, similarly ranked:

    14 Schalke 04 (GER)
    16 Zenit St Petersburg (RUS)
    17 Shaktar Donetsk (UKR)
    24 Fiorentina (ITA)
    32 Lyon (FRA)
    33 Ajax (NED)
    39 Roma (ITA)
    40 Sparta Praha (CZE)
    54 Besiktas (TUR)
    55 Genk (BEL)
    57 St Etienne (FRA)
    62 FC København (DEN)
    86 APOEL (CYP)
    138 Osmanlispor (TUR)
     
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  16. Kandi1977

    Kandi1977 Jimmy McCormick

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    Anyone except the Russian or Spanish sides. Spanish teams have an outstanding record in European games. Gent or Legia would be my preferred opponents.
     
  17. paxtonwolf

    paxtonwolf Tommy Harmer

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    Short trip over the channel would do just fine. Celta Vigo at a push
     
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    mudshark Milija Aleksic

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    Guaranteed either to be one of the top 5 ranked of the possibilities, or the one that's furthest away.
     
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    Kandi1977 Jimmy McCormick

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    Olympiacos aren't very good
     
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  20. Libero

    Libero Jose Dominguez

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    Athletic Bilbao, Villarreal, Olympiakos, Monchengladbach, AZ or Celta Vigo would be ideal. Any of them will do but Bilbao would be my choice, San Mames looks fantastic.
     
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