Discussion in 'European Football' started by Nikola, Jul 8, 2016.
Thread for the new season.
Another poor/shocking result by Bilic and West Ham in Europe, 2 years in a row they go out against Astra Giurgiu, one step before the EL group stages.
Thought this was funny:
Tonight we will play our strongest team available to ensure progression to the group stages of the Europa League. dg
Haha. West Ham are my new side to actively dislike so this is pleasing.
You've got to ask yourself if these teams can't be arsed why do they bother even qualifying, though WHU did do there best to hand it to us at the end of last season.
A trip to the Ukraine and Turkey for Utd. Nice.
As Europa League draws go, that's on the trickier end of the scale for ManU.
Come on Skrtel and Kuyt, do the job!
Hopefully Skrtel inflicts a season ending injury on Ibra.
It would make up for that Southampton performance last season.
To be honest Southampton's isn't easy.
Though looking at the draw it's not a straight forward breeze through it once was, probably a couple of groups that would have been fine say for us if we had got in but the rest have some tricky ties.
I look at the draw for the EL less as whether it's a challenge to get through, as all English sides should get through to the KO (shame on you, West Ham), but more from the perspective of how big a chore the away ties will be how likely they are to affect league preparation.
Watched Yossi last night for Tel Aviv against Hajduk Split, 37 years of age, used more in rotation though he started last night, but still with some classy touches and turns.
Miss Yossi. What an unexpected gem he was for us.
Hopefully Kuyt will be at his best tonight!
Brad Jones in goal for Feyenoord, had not realized that is where he was now.
Milan Baros scored for Liberec. The game finished 2-2. They played away against Qarabag.
Mourinho looks like he'd rather be in a dentist's chair than managing in the Europa League.
GOGO FEY 1 nil up
Fenerbache are dreadful this season, close to bottom in Turkey I think and losing to Zorya right now.
Feyenoord fans belting out "You'll Never Walk Alone"
Ah I see why they didn't win they played their reserves.... I forgot for a minute looking at the teams you see I saw Bailley, Pogba, De Gea, Smalling, Herrera, Martial
They then brought on Depay and Ibrahimovic after 60 minutes.... What a squad they must have if they are the reserves fuck off Scholes.
do they have any ex LFC guys who may have influenced that
Kuyt and Brad Jones...
Balotelli is in the starting squad against Schalke.
German free tv channel Sport1 shows the game live.
I knew about Kuyt and learnt about Jones today
Glad they had time to teach the fans a new song
Early goal for Southanmpton
De Boers Inter Milan look awful losing 2-0 HBS of Israel,the only other thing more awful is their kit.
I reckon the saints will batter Inter,there was a player called Medel playing tonight and he was useless.
Zero goals from Balotelli today.
Check out Hapoel Be'er Sheva beating Inter 2 - 0 in Italy today. They've knocked Olympiakos out of Champion's League qualifying, nearly dumped Celtic out and now have been a three-time European champion. Nasty little team from near the Gaza Strip.
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