2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by seand » Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:35 am

Playoff round draw on Monday, we'll be unseeded (well, Vitesse will be!), here are the seeds:
Roma
Spurs
Rennes
Winner of these matches:
Basel/Ujpest
Copenhagen/L Plovdiv
Plzen/TNS
Gent/RFS
Anderlecht/Laci
Astana/KuPS
LASK/Vojvodina
Feyenoord /Luzern
Qarabağ/AEL Limassol
Maccabi Tel Aviv/Sp Trnava
Partizan/Sochi
Hapoel BS/Slask
Loser of this EL match: Celtic/Jablonec
The other seeded team is winner of PAOK/Bohemians, so we can't draw them.

Quite a range of quality, I mean there's no team you'd really fancy us against but a few we could have a good go at.

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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by oldfogey » Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:28 am

seand wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:35 am Playoff round draw on Monday, we'll be unseeded (well, Vitesse will be!), here are the seeds:
Roma
Spurs
Rennes
Winner of these matches:
Basel/Ujpest
Copenhagen/L Plovdiv
Plzen/TNS
Gent/RFS
Anderlecht/Laci
Astana/KuPS
LASK/Vojvodina
Feyenoord /Luzern
Qarabağ/AEL Limassol
Maccabi Tel Aviv/Sp Trnava
Partizan/Sochi
Hapoel BS/Slask
Loser of this EL match: Celtic/Jablonec
The other seeded team is winner of PAOK/Bohemians, so we can't draw them.

Quite a range of quality, I mean there's no team you'd really fancy us against but a few we could have a good go at.
Couple of small points:
Teams will be split into groups, probably
3 x 4 seeded/4 unseeded
1 x 5 seeded/5 unseeded

We are actually the ones who are unseeded with a coefficient of 10.5. Vitesse are 7.84.

Feyenoord won't be in our group either as they can't play Vitesse.

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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by bigalan » Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:49 am

As I mentioned previously, this is where "not toeing the party line" comes back to haunt us. If you have been a bad boy the FAI stop doing you favours. Breakeven point for the Aviva WITHOUT ADDITIONAL COVID EXPENSE is 16,000 bums on seats.

Bohs get the Aviva at a reduced rate under the guise of (two) test events.

Favours was how JD kept power, nobody could afford to stand up to him. Until the club's demand in 2017 that the FAI give us our own money trumped his handful of IOUs.


100% Old Fogey, added to that, we couldnt go to the press as his mate Denis OBrien, IS THE PRESS!

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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by Richie87 » Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:59 pm

Bohemains have sold out already for the 3rd round qualifier against PAOK.

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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by holidaysong » Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:59 pm

Plzen/TNS please.

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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by Dillonman » Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:08 am

Wer not seeded and could get rennes, tel aviv, anderlecht or lask. Even galatadary are unseeded in the same pot as us.
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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by oldfogey » Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:37 am

We are in Group 2 for the 4th round draw. Seeded teams first

1 KF Laçi (ALB) / RSC Anderlecht (BEL)
2 Stade Rennais FC (FRA)
3 FK Vojvodina (SRB) / LASK (AUT)
4 FC Spartak Trnava (SVK) / Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)

Unseeded teams:
5 Galatasaray A.Ş. (TUR) / St Johnstone FC (SCO)
6 Kolos Kovalivka (UKR) / FC Shakhter Karagandy (KAZ)
7 Rosenborg BK (NOR) / NK Domžale (SVN)
8 Vitesse (NED) / Dundalk FC (IRL)

The draw is at 1pm (Irish time) on Monday. Full list of groups/seedings below.

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaconferen ... y/?iv=true

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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by Louth4sam » Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:31 pm

Anderlecht it is. Probably the second worst draw but always going to be a challenge with anyone in this round
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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by Richie87 » Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:39 pm

Anderlecht would have a Irish link with Josh Cullen in midfield.
They sold one of their key players to Arsenal for 15 Mill, Sambi Lokanga,but will likely reinvest.
Kompany seems to be doing well as manager.

But getting past Vittese will be a big challenge, to state the obvious.

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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by Bob Prole » Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:38 pm

The difference in challenge between our path and the champions path is staggering.

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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by seand » Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:03 pm

Bob Prole wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:38 pm The difference in challenge between our path and the champions path is staggering.
Yes, absolutely. Rovers, Linfield and plenty of other teams from counties ranked 30-50 will waltz into the groups and we were in pole position to take advantage of the new structure.

While we night have a 10% chance against Vitesse it would be a massively greater challenge against Anderlecht.

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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by holidaysong » Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:14 pm

If I remember correctly, 35 domestic champions are guaranteed group stage football in one of the three competitions. So it's tailor made for the champions of leagues around our usual ranking of 30-40.

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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by Bob Prole » Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:57 pm

Bohs pulling a wee bit of a BATE here. Fair play to them. Georgie doing great.

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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by Richie87 » Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:51 pm

A shame they conceded the late goal, but would have been delighted with the win beforehand. Ali Coote was a very good signing from Waterford. The other Scottish player Liam Burt has been very good since he joined also, Georgie Kelly, Devoy, Tierney playing great also.

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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by Bob Prole » Tue Aug 10, 2021 8:00 pm

Those handy pushovers Sherriff Tiraspol from our easy walk to the Europa League group stage have beaten Red Star Belgrade and are in the Champions League play off round

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