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Champions League 2016/17

Discussion in 'Football Talk' started by Giroud, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. Giroud

    Giroud Well-Known Member

    Scottish football in dire straits. When I was growing up there were a few pretty decent players up there like Prso, Nakamura and Larsson and at least one of the big Glasgow clubs were in the Champions League. Nearly scored there but now Celtic just have 10 minutes to find an equaliser against the ****ing champions of Gibraltar.
     
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  2. Rosso

    Rosso AM's Resident United Fan

    :lol: Rodgers. Losing his first game in charge against Lincoln Red Imps of Gibraltar.
     
  3. Dammit

    Dammit Well-Known Member



    Apparently a local policeman scored the goal. :lol:
     
  4. 4R5Emaniac

    4R5Emaniac Always fresh from Bangladesh

    Red Imps of Gibraltar
     
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  5. Gooner Zig

    Gooner Zig AM's Resident Accountant Trusted

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  6. turkish gooner

    turkish gooner Well-Known Member

    3rd qualification round draws today
     
  7. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    Oh cool. Ajax is in this round, I think. Hoping for a nice draw.
     
  8. bingobob

    bingobob Fan of Technicians Who Show Great Character

    Lots of rumours that Rodgers picked the side in the first leg to show how bad the team was and that he needed money to improve it. It was an awful result but there are two legs and Celtic comfortably won the second one and are in the draw which is exactly what Rodgers was brought into achieve. Guaranteed European football. If he made a point in doing so then that to me shows a smart manager.
     
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  9. Amsterdam Gooner 88

    Amsterdam Gooner 88 Well-Known Member

    @razörist Any predictions on Ajax-PAOK upcoming tuesday? Are you confident dispite a shiddy pre-season?
     
  10. Dennis_Bergkamp_10

    Dennis_Bergkamp_10 Well-Known Member

    Ajax playing Russian team FK Rostov in the fourth Round of the Champions League, we might finally get two Dutch clubs in the Champions League again. Though they could still mess it up, wouldn't be the first time.

    Manchester City should have an easy ride, and there's even a nice fixture in Porto - Roma.

    Play-off draw
    League route
    Steaua București (ROU) v Manchester City (ENG) – 16 & 24 August
    Porto (POR) v Roma (ITA) – 17 & 23 August
    Ajax (NED) v Rostov (RUS) – 16 & 24 August
    Young Boys (SUI) v Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER) – 16 & 24 August
    Villarreal (ESP) v Monaco (FRA) – 17 & 23 August

    Champions route
    Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) v Viktoria Plzeň (CZE) – 17 & 23 August
    Celtic (SCO) v Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR) – 17 & 23 August
    FC København (DEN) v APOEL (CYP) – 16 & 24 August
    Dundalk (IRL) v Legia Warszawa (POL) – 17 & 23 August
    Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) v Salzburg (AUT) – 16 & 24 August
     
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  11. turkish gooner

    turkish gooner Well-Known Member

    porto - roma sounds nice
     
  12. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator



    That attack...
     
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  13. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

    OH, I forgot there was football tonight. What a lovely surprise. Good night, then, free of fretting about transfers. :)
     
  14. James Bond

    James Bond Moderation Consultant

    So that whining Milan guy looks to be getting his way then?

    *Edit* found the old article
    From 2014:
    http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/29572414

    09 Aug 2016

    One step closer to a super league.
     
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  15. Aevi

    Aevi Hale End FC Moderator

    The top-4-go-through rule makes sense to increase competition in the tournament. It's nice to have top teams of the top leagues in, makes the group stages more interesting.

    The "historical merit" thing is absolute bollocks though, and not because we wouldn't benefit from it much. It's not of actual value imo, if a team like Leicester/West Ham/Mainz/Sampdoria are able to fight their way into a place, they should be rewarded. Not their fault Milan was good once-upon-a-time.
     
  16. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

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    Silva in CM ffs, they need Gundogan back asap
     
  17. Aevi

    Aevi Hale End FC Moderator

    Strong team, they aren't risking anything.
     
  18. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

    Looking forward to this.
     
  19. SiMamu

    SiMamu Part time Leeds fan

    Why? It's like Santi Cazorla at CM for Arsenal and Pablo Hernandez at CM for Leeds.
     
  20. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

    I don't think I've ever seen Pep look so worried at the start of a game. He doesn't think his team is ready.
     

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