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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by Dillonman » Thu Jun 24, 2021 3:40 pm

niall_hearty2000 wrote: Thu Jun 24, 2021 3:34 pm UEFA have just confirmed the abolishment of away goals in all European Competition.
My first opinion is thats a shocking decision, teams will play for bore draws and try to nick games on pens (which in my own opinion, is excitement then) but it means sitting through a game for 120 minutes with both teams afraid to take a chance! Will result in alot of draws I would imagine.
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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by Richie87 » Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:25 pm

I don't think it's a bad decision. You see teams who might scrape a 1-0 home win and then park the bus on the away leg. Teams have no safety net now which might create less cagey football.

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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by Breffni white » Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:38 pm

means a lot more games may now go to extra time ,was never a huge fan of the away goal myself as it gave the away team in the second leg an advantage if the game went to extra time, with this new rule the home team will no longer worry about conceding the away goal and therefore the game might be more open. , plus the better team over the two legs has a better chance of progressing now rather than the team with more away goals.

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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by Carrick_Road » Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:39 pm

Richie87 wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:23 pm I see Newtown have to play their home game in a different venue as it's not up to standard https://clwbpeldroed.org/2021/06/06/new ... park-hall/

With 1000 fans expected to attend. Wonder could any away fans manage to sneak a ticket and get in seen as its not in their own ground lol

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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by Towelie » Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:58 pm

Carrick_Road wrote: Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:39 pm
Richie87 wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:23 pm I see Newtown have to play their home game in a different venue as it's not up to standard https://clwbpeldroed.org/2021/06/06/new ... park-hall/

With 1000 fans expected to attend. Wonder could any away fans manage to sneak a ticket and get in seen as its not in their own ground lol
Seen on Facebook that there's a view of the pitch through a fence in the carpark, not sure how decent a view it is haha

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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by seand » Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:56 pm

Third round draw is on Monday, before the second round starts. Anyway we will be seeded (or more precisely winner of Dundalk/Levadia will be seeded). We could draw these unseeded teams:
Unseeded:
Winners of match involving Croatia Hajduk Split CC: 8.000
Winners of match involving Luxembourg F91 Dudelange CC: 8.000 **** (actually can't draw these as their playing Bohs)
Netherlands Vitesse CC: 7.840
Russia Rubin Kazan CC: 7.676
Winners of match involving Russia Sochi CC: 7.676
Winners of match involving Scotland Aberdeen CC: 7.500
Winners of match involving Wales The New Saints CC: 7.500
Winners of match involving Slovakia Spartak Trnava CC: 7.500
Winners of match involving Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana CC: 6.750
Winners of match involving Scotland Hibernian CC: 6.675
Ukraine Kolos Kovalivka CC: 6.620
Winners of match involving Ukraine Vorskla Poltava CC: 6.620
Winners of match involving Turkey Sivasspor CC: 6.020
Turkey Trabzonspor CC: 6.020
Winners of match involving Croatia Osijek CC: 6.000
Winners of match involving Romania Universitatea Craiova CC: 6.000
Winners of match involving Denmark AGF CC: 5.575
Winners of match involving Cyprus AEL Limassol CC: 5.550
Winners of match involving Liechtenstein Vaduz CC: 5.500
Switzerland Luzern CC: 5.500
Winners of match involving Slovenia Domžale CC: 5.500
Winners of match involving Serbia Vojvodina CC: 5.350
Winners of match involving Serbia Čukarički CC: 5.350
Winners of match involving Czech Republic Slovácko CC: 5.320
Winners of match involving Sweden IF Elfsborg CC: 4.100
Winners of match involving Hungary Puskás Akadémia CC: 3.100
Winners of match involving Poland Śląsk Wrocław CC: 3.025

Some serious clubs there, I think we go in as underdogs against almost any of those. Winners of TNS or Kauno Zalgiris stands out, or winners of Puskas Akademy/Riga maybe

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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by oldfogey » Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:46 pm

seand wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:56 pm Third round draw is on Monday, before the second round starts. Anyway we will be seeded (or more precisely winner of Dundalk/Levadia will be seeded). We could draw these unseeded teams:
Unseeded:
Winners of match involving Croatia Hajduk Split CC: 8.000
Winners of match involving Luxembourg F91 Dudelange CC: 8.000 **** (actually can't draw these as their playing Bohs)
Netherlands Vitesse CC: 7.840
Russia Rubin Kazan CC: 7.676
Winners of match involving Russia Sochi CC: 7.676
Winners of match involving Scotland Aberdeen CC: 7.500
Winners of match involving Wales The New Saints CC: 7.500
Winners of match involving Slovakia Spartak Trnava CC: 7.500
Winners of match involving Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana CC: 6.750
Winners of match involving Scotland Hibernian CC: 6.675
Ukraine Kolos Kovalivka CC: 6.620
Winners of match involving Ukraine Vorskla Poltava CC: 6.620
Winners of match involving Turkey Sivasspor CC: 6.020
Turkey Trabzonspor CC: 6.020
Winners of match involving Croatia Osijek CC: 6.000
Winners of match involving Romania Universitatea Craiova CC: 6.000
Winners of match involving Denmark AGF CC: 5.575
Winners of match involving Cyprus AEL Limassol CC: 5.550
Winners of match involving Liechtenstein Vaduz CC: 5.500
Switzerland Luzern CC: 5.500
Winners of match involving Slovenia Domžale CC: 5.500
Winners of match involving Serbia Vojvodina CC: 5.350
Winners of match involving Serbia Čukarički CC: 5.350
Winners of match involving Czech Republic Slovácko CC: 5.320
Winners of match involving Sweden IF Elfsborg CC: 4.100
Winners of match involving Hungary Puskás Akadémia CC: 3.100
Winners of match involving Poland Śląsk Wrocław CC: 3.025

Some serious clubs there, I think we go in as underdogs against almost any of those. Winners of TNS or Kauno Zalgiris stands out, or winners of Puskas Akademy/Riga maybe
The AFG Arhus pairing wouldn't bad either, seeing as they play Larne. By the way you do know that it's RFS Riga and not Riga FC (who are in the Champions path) from a couple of years ago?

The clubs will be grouped again so I expect it to be 3 x 10 plus either 3 x 8 or 2 x 12. As we're the western-most country left, we are almost nailed to get either Aberdeen or Hibernian in our group. Computer has to spread the seeding, so probably include Elksborg or one of the Serbian sides. Grouping are normally out the day before the draw.

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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by seand » Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:18 pm

Would be surprised if the third round was done regionally. This is usually when Irish clubs end up in Ukraine or Kazakhstan

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Post by oldfogey » Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:20 am

seand wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:18 pm Would be surprised if the third round was done regionally. This is usually when Irish clubs end up in Ukraine or Kazakhstan
Admittedly, the need to ensure that clubs from the same country can't meet each other is the # one priority for the computer as that's a guarantee. After you try to ensure there is a mix of coefficients in each group, there isn't a lot of wriggle room left. Having said that there are far more clubs in the ECL than in the CL or EL (champions path) where we were before so I would hope they can reduce the amount of potential travel for all.

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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by mike » Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:50 am

I think last most times, day before the draw will reduce into mini groups of 5, so we might have a better idea tomorrow.

Some big clubs indeed, likes of Aberdeen and Hibs might have lower ranking, but are stronger than us, still would be some coup to beat them over 2 legs, we haven't even got a win against a Scot club before, one draw is the height, then again it was a huge scalp, Celtic in 79.

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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by Louth4sam » Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:20 pm

Game is on Tallaght with 1000 fans apparently. Hopefully all season ticket holders and Patreon members are accommodated
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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by seand » Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:42 am

Pretty horrible group but could've been even worse I guess. Looks like it was semi reguonalised. Never thought I'd see a seeded Irish team potentially draw an unseeded Dutch team!

Group 7:
Seeded
Dundalk (IRL) / Levadia Tallinn (EST)
Hafnarfjördur (ISL) / Rosenborg (NOR)
Anderlecht (BEL)
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Vitesse (NED)
Domžale (SVN) / Honka Espoo (FIN)
Universitatea Craiova (ROU) / Laç (ALB

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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by Pepsi » Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:14 am

Should we get past Tallinn which will be a challange in itself, we will be needing the luck of the draw after that. Vitesse Arnhem are no walkovers, have plenty of backing and are going down the line of picking players up from Belgium and Germany, as well as loaning young lads from the UK and Italy. Like I said, it will call for a lot of luck with the draw if we get through.

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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by niall_hearty2000 » Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:23 pm

Arnhem it is..
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Re: 2021-22 UEFA Europa Conference League

Post by Louth4sam » Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:44 pm

Worst possible draw. AZ weren't amazing when we played them but our 2016 side was miles ahead of our current one.
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