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2023-24 Conference League

Discussion in 'Uefa Champions League & Europa League' started by Garrincha, Jul 23, 2023.

  1. Garrincha

    Garrincha Not British

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    Draw+Prediction

    Sturm Graz v Slovan Bratislava
    Servette v Ludogorets
    USG
    v Frankfurt
    Betis v Zagreb
    Olympiacos v Ferencvaros
    Ajax v Bodo/Glimt
    Molde v Legia Warsaw
    Maccabi Haifa v Gent
     
  2. Super_horns

    Super_horns WATFORD Till I Die
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    Ajax heading out of Europe altogether ?

    0-2 down at home to Bodo Glimt .

    EDIT: Ended 2-2!
     
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  3. Jason

    Jason Spurs optimist

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    Seeded: Lille, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Viktoria Plzen, Club Brugge, Aston Villa, Fiorentina, PAOK, Fenerbache
    Unseeded: Sturm Graz, Servette, Union Saint Gilloise, Dinamo Zagreb, Olympiakos, Ajax, Molde, Maccabi Haifa

    Most of the Europa League teams dropping in to this were successful in their playoff match so a few group runners up crashing out last night - including Frankfurt which is good news for Villa. They've had a very up and down season but I think Villa will just be hoping to avoid Ajax.

    Villa don't have the European experience but otherwise have a very good chance of winning this, particularly with the manager.
     
  4. Jason

    Jason Spurs optimist

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    Ajax v Villa it is.
     
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    Jason Spurs optimist

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    Talking to myself but we might actually see someone outside of the big four football nations win a European trophy!

    Greece, Belgium and Israel all have two representatives.
    Switzerland, Czechia, Netherlands, England, Norway, Turkey, Croatia, Austria, France and Italy all have one.

    The last time anyone outside of the big four won a European trophy was Porto in 2011. You have to go even further back in the Champions League (also Porto - 2004).

    Roma and West Ham will both have fond memories of the competition but ultimately it was still success for Italian and English clubs in Europe. Fiorentina and Villa fans will be desperate to see their team lift the trophy but from a neutral perspective it'd be nice to see a European trophy contested by teams from elsewhere.
     
  6. MrLeeLemon

    MrLeeLemon 50+1

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    Cannot escape the feeling Villa have it sown up with that European trophy vampire in charge.
     
  7. Jason

    Jason Spurs optimist

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    Villa would have been one of the early favourites anyway but Frankfurt going out was a great result for them. Ajax is the toughest draw they could have got though. I'd imagine whoever wins that tie probably wins the competition.

    It's a shame it's come so early in the competition really. It's a contest you'd want to see either in the final or closer to it.
     
  8. m.oneillAVFC

    m.oneillAVFC Registered

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    Shocking display by the ref and we were not much better, but you would take a draw all day long
     
  9. Super_horns

    Super_horns WATFORD Till I Die
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    Jason Spurs optimist

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    Aston Villa v Lille / Olympiakos v Fenerbache /
    Viktoriz Plzen v Fiorentina / Club Brugge v PAOK

    Final in Athens. (Unlikely) potential that there'll be an all Greek final.
    Villa and Fiorentina have been the favourites since the start so fitting they could meet in the final. Villa away for both of the second legs.
     
  11. Super_horns

    Super_horns WATFORD Till I Die
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    I know it’s Conference league but trips to France then Turkey or Greece won’t be the most friendly for Villa.
     
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    Villa kicking off now at Lille, be a tough game
     
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    1 down already, 2 2 on AGG
     
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    Villa looking awful
     
  15. Super_horns

    Super_horns WATFORD Till I Die
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    A keeper booked for time wasting when his team aren’t winning?!

    Not seen that before.
     
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    **** your co efficient, Villa 2 down
     
  17. Jason

    Jason Spurs optimist

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    I did say in another thread the Villa tie wasn't done and dusted.
     
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    SamB_SCFC FF Old Skool

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    Dramatic now, have Villa equalised? That must surely count?!

    And it does.
     
  19. Suffolk Punch

    Suffolk Punch These are the days

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    What is the goalkeeper doing :laugh:
     
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    Super_horns WATFORD Till I Die
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    Saved by the Pole !
     

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