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Europe general 2017/18

Postby Holyjoe » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:59 am

Rangers.

Ha-fucking-hahahahahahahahaha.

Rangers knocked out of Europa League by Luxembourg part timers
July 4, 2017

Rangers suffered one of the worst results in their history as they were knocked out of the Europa League qualifiers by Luxembourg minnows Progres Niederkorn.

The Ibrox side took a 1-0 first-leg lead to Luxembourg but fell behind to a second-half Emmanuel Francoise finish.

Sebastien Thill sealed progress, scoring only the third European goal in the part-timers' history.

Niko Kranjcar, Josh Windass and Kenny Miller hit the woodwork for Rangers.

But the Ibrox men had failed to dominate the game the way they had in the first leg, ensuring their first foray into Europe for six years was short-lived.

Progres had never won a match in Europe going into Tuesday's second leg.

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Postby Rothesay Saint » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:49 am

It's brilliant. Just when you think Rangers have got back to a reasonable level, they show they still have the ability to make the rest of Scottish football piss themselves laughing at them. Not sure if this beats the time they blew a 2-0 lead against Alloa to lose 3-2, but it's up there.
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Postby eujin » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:21 am

Is the UK leaving Europe or something?

11 UK and Gibraltar teams entered in the Europa League First Qualifying Round (including Rangers) and 11 UK and Gibraltar teams got knocked out in the Europa League First Qualifying Round.

That's actually quite impressive.

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Postby Rothesay Saint » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:28 am

Rule Britannia!

Don't worry, we have our big guns entering in the next round and Aberdeen and Celtic always sweep aside teams from Latvia, Slovakia, Czechia and Gibraltar.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37366835
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Postby daeguowl » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:14 pm

eujin wrote:Is the UK leaving Europe or something?

11 UK and Gibraltar teams entered in the Europa League First Qualifying Round (including Rangers) and 11 UK and Gibraltar teams got knocked out in the Europa League First Qualifying Round.

That's actually quite impressive.


But those teams are from the parts that want to remain!

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Postby nzfooty » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:53 am

Hope you guys are well. I miss the banter on this page: so I especially came back after he Rangers result.

Taiwan is a bit of a hole when it comes to football. I play Sunday league and one of the national players joins us to keep fit.

There are two states in Taiwan: alcoholism and workaholiism. I do very will at first, not sure about he work part.

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Postby eujin » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:52 pm

nzfooty wrote:Hope you guys are well. I miss the banter on this page: so I especially came back after he Rangers result.

Taiwan is a bit of a hole when it comes to football. I play Sunday league and one of the national players joins us to keep fit.

There are two states in Taiwan: alcoholism and workaholiism. I do very will at first, not sure about he work part.

Welcome back, you've been missed. Do you think that Taiwan is ripe for football taking off, like in the mainland, or is it beyond help?

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Postby eujin » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:02 pm

eujin wrote:Welcome back, you've been missed. Do you think that Taiwan is ripe for football taking off, like in the mainland, or is it beyond help?

Well that didn't really work. The idea was to get him to stick around. Maybe the "you've been missed" wasn't such a great idea. :smt010

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Postby Rothesay Saint » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:10 pm

Don't worry, we're all just waiting for the next Scottish team to get knocked out so we can all laugh at them. When is the Aberdeen game?
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Postby MipoFanatic » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:51 am

eujin wrote:
eujin wrote:Welcome back, you've been missed. Do you think that Taiwan is ripe for football taking off, like in the mainland, or is it beyond help?

Well that didn't really work. The idea was to get him to stick around. Maybe the "you've been missed" wasn't such a great idea. :smt010

Should have listened when the Krauts kept telling you to keep your hands to yourself. :smt117
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Re: Europe general 2017/18

Postby eujin » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:31 am

IFK Mariehamn from the Åland Islands won the Finnish league last year for the first time in their history. That would be the Finnish equivalent of a team from the Orkney Islands winning the Scottish Premiership. Their home ground in Mariehamn holds 1,635 people according to UEFA rules. 1,637 were officially on hand to see them play Legia Warsaw in this year's Champions League. They lost and then lost badly back in Warsaw, but at least they got to fly the flag.

The flag of Åland looks like this:
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While the flag of Orkney looks like this:
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Neither Åland nor Orkney have ever won the men's football tournament at the Island Games, although Åland have won the women's tournament three times. Island Games tournaments are not for the professional faint of heart, with five 90-minute matches to be played by the top teams in five days.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_ ... land_Games

Oh and Aberdeen won.

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Re: Europe general 2017/18

Postby Holyjoe » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:27 am

Thank goodness for Aberdeen upholding the honour and dignity of Scottish football on the European scene.

With St. Johnstone going out to some Lithuanian part-timers, The Rangers achieving the not inconsiderable feat of having notched up the same number of UEFA fines as European ties competed in, and Celtic managing to come out the other end of a tie against part-time Northern Irish opposition with 5 yellow cards, a suspended striker, a partial stadium closure and what must be something like their 273rd big UEFA fine for supporter fuckwittery then it's a relief to see at least one Scottish side going about things in a sensible fashion.


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