2016–17 UEFA Europa League

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2016–17 UEFA Europa League 

Post#1 » by LittleOzzy » Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:20 pm

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Re: 2016–17 UEFA Europa League 

Post#2 » by Foye » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:20 pm

Why even play this? The winner is pretty clear right? Not even Sevilla finishing third in their CL group will stop us.
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Re: 2016–17 UEFA Europa League 

Post#3 » by mercgold3 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:23 pm

Sevilla Cup ;)
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Re: 2016–17 UEFA Europa League 

Post#4 » by Baphomet » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:44 pm

West Ham lose 1-2 to NK Domzale in the first leg of the EL playoff playing a full strength side.

8-)

Will they complete the double? http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/33738588
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Re: 2016–17 UEFA Europa League 

Post#5 » by No_20 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:07 pm

Baphomet wrote:West Ham lose 1-2 to NK Domzale in the first leg of the EL playoff playing a full strength side.

8-)

Will they complete the double? http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/33738588

Still think they go log through, but it's not a bad thing for them if they get knocked out of Europe so early. It helped them last season.
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Re: 2016–17 UEFA Europa League 

Post#6 » by magik9113 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:14 am

a few top 4 league teams seem to get knocked out in these early matches every year. fitness issues more than anything. I guess it's time for me to start rooting against EPL teams in Europe to dream of the 4th CL spot returning to Italy.
yet, Sassuolo tied some crap team today themselves.
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Re: 2016–17 UEFA Europa League 

Post#7 » by The_Brecht » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:28 am

Gent - Vittorul 5-0
Genk - Cork City 1-0

Tricky for Genk, but Gent demolished George Hagi's team.
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Re: 2016–17 UEFA Europa League 

Post#8 » by Baphomet » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:56 pm

West Ham knocked out by Astra Giurgiu for the second year running

Just a bit of info about Astra: 11th (of 14) in the Romanian league. No money, sold best players, manager is suspended for betting on football. Owner is in jail. Their last league match was a 5-1 hammering at the hands of 12th place CFR Cluj.
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Re: 2016–17 UEFA Europa League 

Post#9 » by Arda K » Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:47 am

They are the defending romanian champions, current season only few games in
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Re: 2016–17 UEFA Europa League 

Post#10 » by HIF » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:27 am

Arda K wrote:They are the defending romanian champions, current season only few games in


Leicester are current defending champions - yet you put them down. :roll:
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Re: 2016–17 UEFA Europa League 

Post#11 » by Foye » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:11 am

The great Slaven Bilic eliminated in EL-qualification by Astra Giurgiu twice in a row. To quote Massimo: What an incredible coach he is.

Giurgiu could probably pay their entire team for a couple seasons with the money West Ham is about to spend on Zaza.
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Re: 2016–17 UEFA Europa League 

Post#12 » by J-Mezzy » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:23 am

West Ham eliminated by Astra? LULZ
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Post#13 » by Little Nathan » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:39 am

Foye wrote:Giurgiu could probably pay their entire team for a couple seasons with the money West Ham is about to spend on Zaza.


...and their manager would probably still have some money left to bet on games.
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Re: 2016–17 UEFA Europa League 

Post#14 » by Det the Threat » Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:17 pm

The draws are in.

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A bit sad for Mainz that they couldn't get a team like United, Inter etc. but they should have a chance to go through.
Schalke's group is interesting.
They'll play Red Bulls branch in Austria and will also face Nice, who're now managed by Lucien Favre and will start Dante.
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Re: 2016–17 UEFA Europa League 

Post#15 » by Foye » Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:56 pm

Group is a bit lame. Teams like Anderlecht or Saint-Etienne are not going to fill the stadium mid-week in Mainz. Not even talking about Qäbala or however they are pronounced
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Re: 2016–17 UEFA Europa League 

Post#16 » by Arda K » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:07 pm

HIF wrote:
Arda K wrote:They are the defending romanian champions, current season only few games in


Leicester are current defending champions - yet you put them down. :roll:

nah i just enjoy torturing you
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Re: 2016–17 UEFA Europa League 

Post#17 » by Arda K » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:09 pm

team erdogan going far here
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Re: 2016–17 UEFA Europa League 

Post#18 » by No_20 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:18 pm

Foye wrote:Group is a bit lame. Teams like Anderlecht or Saint-Etienne are not going to fill the stadium mid-week in Mainz. Not even talking about Qäbala or however they are pronounced

But it's great away trips for the fans.

Very easy to go to Brussels and St. Etienne from Rheinland-Pfalz.

I think you can take the FlixBus from Mainz to Brussels for around €18. And it just takes 3-4 hours.
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Re: 2016–17 UEFA Europa League 

Post#19 » by Foye » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:40 pm

No_20 wrote:
Foye wrote:Group is a bit lame. Teams like Anderlecht or Saint-Etienne are not going to fill the stadium mid-week in Mainz. Not even talking about Qäbala or however they are pronounced

But it's great away trips for the fans.

Very easy to go to Brussels and St. Etienne from Rheinland-Pfalz.

I think you can take the FlixBus from Mainz to Brussels for around €18. And it just takes 3-4 hours.


Yeah, this is actually the only positive thing...but I will most likely not have holidays for a couple months.
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Re: 2016–17 UEFA Europa League 

Post#20 » by Hellcrooner » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:04 pm

Det the Threat wrote:The draws are in.

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A bit sad for Mainz that they couldn't get a team like United, Inter etc. but they should have a chance to go through.
Schalke's group is interesting.
They'll play Red Bulls branch in Austria and will also face Nice, who're now managed by Lucien Favre and will start Dante.


My guess:

A: United and Feyenoord Tough Group
B: Olympiacos and Apoel
C: Anderletch and Mainz but i dont discard St Ettienne, tough Group
D: Zenit and Az easy group
E: ROma and Austria
F: Athletic and Genk but any of the four can go trough, very tough group
G: Celta and Panathinaikos toughest group of all anyone can go trough
H : Shaktar and gent easy group
I :Schalke and Nice
J : fiore and paok
K :Inter southampton
L: Villareal steaua

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