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Champions League Qualifying 2018/19; 1st Rd- Alashkert (ARM). 2nd Rd - Valur (ISL) or Rosenborg (NOR) [1-0 1st Leg]. Home first.
Topic Started: 27 Feb 2018, 10:42 AM (132,284 Views)
tenerifetim
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The new rules for next season's qualifying & Champions League are published - heavy going to get through ! :nono:
https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=2499801.html#/

Club Coefficients are here

https://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/uefarankings/club/index.html

Someone's missing ? :rubeyes:
Oh! Wait, they're down in 265 th - They're coming ! :comp:

https://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/uefarankings/club/index.html
Edited by tenerifetim, 27 Feb 2018, 10:56 AM.
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"Twenty-six teams now gain direct entry to the UEFA Champions League group stage Ė including the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League winners Ė with six qualifying places available"

Absolute effing farce, with 4 nations taking up half the teams in it.
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After looking at that yeah sure itís a stitch up but the scraps thrown to the wee leagues are actually ok from a rule perspective. One team from associations ranked 7th to 10th get an automatic group space spot. Thatís countries like Belgium and Ukraine. A little bit below that and you get a probably seeded playoff place. We have to level the blame at the other Scottish teams being completely shampoo and ruining the coefficient more than anything.
Edited by Sage, 27 Feb 2018, 11:00 AM.
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so do we enter first or second qualifying round?
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IainG
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Ah but I was so much older then,I'm younger than that now
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tenerifetim
27 Feb 2018, 10:42 AM
The new rules for next season's qualifying & Champions League are published - heavy going to get through ! :nono:
https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=2499801.html#/

Club Coefficients are here

https://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/uefarankings/club/index.html

Someone's missing ? :rubeyes:
Oh! Wait, they're down in 265 th - They're coming ! :comp:

https://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/uefarankings/club/index.html
There are clubs I have genuinely never heard of higher than the huns.................and St Johnstone!

:lol:
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Nice to finally have it all confirmed.

The changes have been known for 18 months. The smaller countries should have fought it back in 2016, but chose not to. As a result we now have a situtation where 22 of the 32 group stage teams could come from just 6 countries. Whatever way you look at it, that's a disgrace.
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CelticMad123
27 Feb 2018, 11:41 AM
so do we enter first or second qualifying round?
We enter at the 1st round. There's a prelim round before that with just 4 teams in it.

We now have to play 4 rounds to reach the group stage, instead of 3. We'll be playing a European tie for 8 straight midweeks between 10th July to 29th August - assuming we don't crash and burn along the way.
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IainG
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Ah but I was so much older then,I'm younger than that now
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moravcik67
27 Feb 2018, 11:53 AM
CelticMad123
27 Feb 2018, 11:41 AM
so do we enter first or second qualifying round?
We enter at the 1st round. There's a prelim round before that with just 4 teams in it.

We now have to play 4 rounds to reach the group stage, instead of 3. We'll be playing a European tie for 8 straight midweeks between 10th July to 29th August - assuming we don't crash and burn along the way.
That's scary.
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Luca
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IainG
27 Feb 2018, 11:54 AM
moravcik67
27 Feb 2018, 11:53 AM
CelticMad123
27 Feb 2018, 11:41 AM
so do we enter first or second qualifying round?
We enter at the 1st round. There's a prelim round before that with just 4 teams in it.

We now have to play 4 rounds to reach the group stage, instead of 3. We'll be playing a European tie for 8 straight midweeks between 10th July to 29th August - assuming we don't crash and burn along the way.
That's scary.
It'd be a whole lot better for us if individual clubs were given rankings rather than nations. :(
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tenerifetim
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CelticMad123
27 Feb 2018, 11:41 AM
so do we enter first or second qualifying round?
We go in Q1 ! :nono:

http://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/competitions/General/02/49/98/51/2499851_DOWNLOAD.pdf
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absolute nightmare then.

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tenerifetim
27 Feb 2018, 12:00 PM
CelticMad123
27 Feb 2018, 11:41 AM
so do we enter first or second qualifying round?
We go in Q1 ! :nono:

http://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/competitions/General/02/49/98/51/2499851_DOWNLOAD.pdf
Absolute nightmare. Harder and harder each year. The rest of Scottish football really needs to start stepping up.
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Two more games than last year. Round one should be good for getting us up to speed after break. Play less friendlys to even it up. Much the same as weve been doing for years if you look at it that way. Why we need to fill the calendar with so many league games prior to Christmas is the problem. Put some of them other side of Christmas and it wont be so congested in December.
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2 x STís, 4 qualifiers, then CL tickets in the space of 3 months.

Wife will be delighted.

Pray for Slim :pray:
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Absolute joke. Change needs to come. Leave the effers to their own devices and get the rest together and form a breakway.

4 effing qualifiers :ffs:
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Can they still call it the champions league?
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Kingslim
27 Feb 2018, 12:16 PM
2 x STís, 4 qualifiers, then CL tickets in the space of 3 months.

Wife will be delighted.

Pray for Slim :pray:
Better hide the price increase from her then :brickwall:
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The worst thing for me is the Italians getting 4 places.

Outwith Juve, what the eff have Italian teams done in recent years to mitigate 4 automatic places??
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We've had probably the easiest qualifying path for anyone in recent years and still sometimes made a bollix of it. Beating Aberdeen to the league then seeded for qualifiers is a situation many teams in Europe would dream of. Before slagging other teams, we have dropped many co-efficient points ourselves in recent years. As we can see by the Europa recently, we're not even at that standard, Zenit will be nowhere near the Prize, so stop complaining that we should somehow be automatic picks because of the Lions and the odd decent home atmosphere.

Is the Europa money getting increased? Hopefully we can at least drag our sorry asses toward that and keep the financial wolf from the door.
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moravcik67
27 Feb 2018, 11:53 AM
CelticMad123
27 Feb 2018, 11:41 AM
so do we enter first or second qualifying round?
We enter at the 1st round. There's a prelim round before that with just 4 teams in it.

We now have to play 4 rounds to reach the group stage, instead of 3. We'll be playing a European tie for 8 straight midweeks between 10th July to 29th August - assuming we don't crash and burn along the way.
FFS! That's as many games as it took to get us to the final in 67!
Edited by londonroad, 27 Feb 2018, 12:37 PM.
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