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Re: European Cups 2017/18

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Re: European Cups 2017/18

Post by BobHelm » December 6, 2017, 7:15 am

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United & Basel go through out of Group A.
PSG & Bayern out of Group B & somehow Celtic manage to qualify for the Europa!! :shock:
After a mixed campaign Chelsea qualify second with Roma going through as winners. Atletico have not looked themselves for much of the qualifiers but must be among the favourites for the Europa now.
No surprises, finally, in Group C where Barca win it & Juve take second..

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Re: European Cups 2017/18

Post by stattointhailand » December 6, 2017, 9:35 am

Do Liverpool want to win group "E" or would being second benefit them?

If they win the group they can draw Juve/Bayern/Real Madrid/Basel/Shakhtar or Napoli/Porto or Leipzig.

If they finish second they will get ... Barca/Roma/PSG or Besiktas

Note:- If Liverpool win their group Chelsea's only possible opponents are Barca/PSG or Besiktas

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Re: European Cups 2017/18

Post by BobHelm » December 7, 2017, 6:34 am

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When Pool get a grab on a game lately they really make it pay.. :D
They qualify top & Sevilla second, with Spartak sent to the Europa.
I am not sure if tactics were involved away last night by Citi...but they lose (shock, horror), which allows Shaktar to take second spot & Napoli relegated to the Europa.
Porto grab the second spot in Group G as unfortunate Liepzig have to take consolation with a Europa spot. Poor Monaco, ripped apart in the summer transfer market, have had an awful Champions League run.
Spurs, on the other hand, have exceeded expectations in the competition. Dortmund limp into the Europa just because they were never thrashed quite so badly as bottom placed Apoel Nicosia... :D

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Re: European Cups 2017/18

Post by BobHelm » December 8, 2017, 6:31 am

Apollon Limassol 0 Everton 3
Arsenal 6 BATE Borisov 0


11 changes in the Toffee's side & they managed their only win in the competition.. :D
The Gunners romp home in top spot as Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott finally get a game & impress against fairly average opposition..

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Re: European Cups 2017/18

Post by BobHelm » December 11, 2017, 6:26 pm

Bayern Munich v Besiktas
Chelsea v Barcelona
Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma
Real Madrid v PSG
Sevilla v Man Utd
Porto v Liverpool
FC Basel v Man City
Juventus v Tottenham
Good draw for United & City & Pool.
Less so for Chelsea & Spurs...
One of the favourites must go out though with Madrid & Paris... I am sure all the other sides are happy with that!!!!

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Re: European Cups 2017/18

Post by BobHelm » December 11, 2017, 6:44 pm

The Champions League last-16 matches will take place on 13/14 and 20/21 February, with the second legs on 6/7 and 13/14 March

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Re: European Cups 2017/18

Post by 747man » December 11, 2017, 7:07 pm

BobHelm wrote:
December 11, 2017, 6:26 pm
Bayern Munich v Besiktas
Chelsea v Barcelona
Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma
Real Madrid v PSG
Sevilla v Man Utd
Porto v Liverpool
FC Basel v Man City
Juventus v Tottenham
Good draw for United & City & Pool.
Less so for Chelsea & Spurs...
One of the favourites must go out though with Madrid & Paris... I am sure all the other sides are happy with that!!!!
I See Liverpool got another EASY One then :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: European Cups 2017/18

Post by BobHelm » December 11, 2017, 7:34 pm

Ostersunds v Arsenal
Celtic v Zenit St Petersburg
Almost the same as a bye for the Gunners...
Celtic face a far stiffer test!!

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Re: European Cups 2017/18

Post by BobHelm » December 12, 2017, 8:22 am

Here is the full draw for the Europa..
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There are still some quality European teams in the competition. However most of them came out of the Champion League Groups as a 3rd, placed side - which implies they didn't perform too well up to now in Europe this season up to now.
The Gunners have to fancy their chances looking at the opposition.
Given that winning this gets you into the Champions' League next year (never mind the revenue :D ) this is really the place they should be concentrating their efforts, even to the detriment of the Premier League!!

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Re: European Cups 2017/18

Post by BobHelm » February 12, 2018, 7:23 am

Back on the road again....
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Re: European Cups 2017/18

Post by mathusalah80 » February 13, 2018, 5:09 pm

Juventus v Tottenham Hotspurs.

As I have already written elsewhere, it is time for Pochettino to have a long hard look at what have become his predictable and, on occasions, dare I say, questionable selections, formation, & tactics.
Pochettino cannot expect performances of the like Spurs have produced in their last three matches, will reap the team any reward at Juventus this evening.
The first priority is to reinstate Alderweireld to join Vertonghen as the central defensive pairing, which is second to none in the EPL. In relation to Danny Rose, Pochettino must adopt a pragmatic approach; set aside the ongoing behind the scenes problems and select him in his rightful position at left wing back, and with either Trippier or Davies on the right. My choice would be Davies, who I think has been improving with every game he plays, whereas Trippier recently has been looking suspect in one on one situations.
I would select a mid three, comprising Dembele, (who was absolutely magnificent against Arsenal), Eriksen & Dier. Any attack capable of getting past Dembele & Dier, and then my selected back four, would deserve to score! =D> =D>
Up front I would like to see a THREE MAN attack comprising Moura, Kane & Son ,which, for the first time this season, would mean Kane would be assured of some continuing support & service and, in Moura, a proven striker to remove from his shoulders the heavy load of, virtually, being a one man strike force. This formation would also provide more freedom & space for Eriksen to display his skills as the team's playmaker.
Of course all I have written is merely wishful thinking, as I would be astonished if Pochettino will have the courage to divert from his well trodden path. As a result Spurs will find itself facing a Juventus team fully aware of the tactics with which they will be faced, and how to overcome them. :(
But who knows Spurs could again cause a shock; after all just look at what Newcastle did! \:D/ \:D/
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Re: European Cups 2017/18

Post by stattointhailand » February 13, 2018, 5:21 pm

"The first priority is to reinstate Alderweireld to join Vertonghen as the central defensive pairing"

Ah, I see you are advocating the use of VAR and playing games on a computer console instead of a football pitch Mat, which is the only way Toby will play in Turin whilst sitting in London :shock:

SKerUSE me Mr Matt ... Newcastle beating Man U WAS NOT A SHOCK In fact if they had been using VAR it would probably have been 2 - zip .......... nah, thinking about it we would have been waiting for so long for a VAR decision that we would have missed the pen and probably had the whole momentum of the game changed and subsequently lost concentration and got beat 1 - 0 :roll:

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Re: European Cups 2017/18

Post by mathusalah80 » February 13, 2018, 7:47 pm

stattointhailand wrote:
February 13, 2018, 5:21 pm
"The first priority is to reinstate Alderweireld to join Vertonghen as the central defensive pairing"
Ah, I see you are advocating the use of VAR Mat, which is the only way Toby will play in Turin whilst sitting in London :shock:
Statts, did you miss the section where I wrote: "Of course all I have written is merely wishful thinking" [-X [-X

Did you, like the rest of the footballing world, miss the fact that, for the first time in the course of The Mouth's managerial career in the EPL he didn't make any excuses for Utd's loss to Newcastle and, even more unbelieavable, gave credit to the Newcastle players for their animal like performances! :-k :-s :-" :lol: I am still in a state of shock. :shock:
Bye the bye, I thought Shelvey deserved a great deal of credit for this Newcastle win. =D> =D>

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Re: European Cups 2017/18

Post by BobHelm » February 14, 2018, 7:43 am

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Good result for both English sides last night.
Citi are all but through & you can't imagine any side relishing drawing them in the next round.
A very satisfactory away result for Spurs. After 9 minutes it looked like all hope was over as they went 2 down. However the fought back well & as long as they are awake at the kick off in the home leg then they stand a great chance of progressing...

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