23/24 Champions League.

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23/24 Champions League.

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Group F looks to me the toughest group.

Group A: Bayern Munich, Man Utd, Copenhagen, Galatasaray
Group B: Sevilla, Arsenal, PSV Eindhoven, Lens
Group C: Napoli, Real Madrid, Braga, Union Berlin
Group D: Benfica, Inter Milan, Salzburg, Real Sociedad
Group E: Feynoord, Atletico Madrid, Lazio, Celtic
Group F: PSG, Borussia Dortmund, Milan, Newcastle
Group G: Man City, RB Leipzig, Crvena zvezda, Young Boys
Group H: Barcelona, Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Antwerp

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The Magpies are in a shockingly strong group ,not playing in Champions League for around 20 years will make it extremely hard.

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predrag wrote: Fri Sep 01, 2023 8:20 pm The Magpies are in a shockingly strong group ,not playing in Champions League for around 20 years will make it extremely hard.
Yes, very tough for them- they spent a net 221 MILLION UK POUNDS last year on players! They are in with the big boys so it should be tough. Have a thought for the clubs with lesser money, can't think of many clubs that have got more financial clout at the minute- perhaps a few but not that many.

Personally, I like to see the big clubs with 'loads of money' fall flat on their faces and the underdogs punch above their weight.
IMO, in general the money is ruining the game, not enhancing it.

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You do get the irony of posting that knowing celtic only qualify every year because of their vast wealth relative to the other clubs in the SPL

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N5 1BH wrote: Tue Sep 05, 2023 3:12 pm You do get the irony of posting that knowing celtic only qualify every year because of their vast wealth relative to the other clubs in the SPL
:lol: You could have just said "whoosh".
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N5 1BH wrote: Tue Sep 05, 2023 3:12 pm You do get the irony of posting that knowing celtic only qualify every year because of their vast wealth relative to the other clubs in the SPL
I agree 100% - it's not irony, it's just the facts. Celtic have a monopoly in Scotland and that's where it ends unfortunately, but I would rather have it that way rather than selling our souls to the devil. ie. sell out to the super rich Americans, Saudis etc. I genuinely want it to be more competitive in Scotland but you can't blame Celtic for that. Celtic know the market they are dealing in and the model works well- buying young players with promise, nurturing them and selling on for a large profit.

The major gripe with my club is that they are very good at publishing how much money they have generated but continue to sell their fans short in Europe by dealing in the bargain basement regarding transfers. That said if I was a seasoned professional of any standing the last place I would wish to spend a large chunk of my career would be in 'sunny' Scotland. The people are great and there are some fantastic things to do and see but the weather is rather uninspiring- much like Celtic's woeful record in the Champions League.

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Surely Ten Haag close to the door
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homer wrote: Wed Oct 04, 2023 1:25 pm Surely Ten Haag close to the door
Loosing at home to a side like that.

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How did the Goons get on?
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Super result for NUFC, considering some of the players are local lads, and "left over" from the Bruce era.
Can't argue with the job Howe and the new owners are doing.
Going to be scary what they can do in the transfer market, once the Adidas deal kicks in next season, and the revenue income, allows far more spending - especially if they make the UCL again.

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Dortmund fans holding up a banner, throwing fake gold bars and money while also singing anti-UEFA chants against reforms due to take place in the Champions League next season.


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ozzie owl wrote: Fri Nov 10, 2023 11:04 am Dortmund fans holding up a banner, throwing fake gold bars and money while also singing anti-UEFA chants against reforms due to take place in the Champions League next season.


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Well done the Dortmund fans- more need to protest about the current state of play. :clap: :clap: :clap:
The dark side of Capitalism (greed and corruption) raises its ugly head once more! UEFA are the kings, the players are the princes and the fans are the paupers.
No surprises there.

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Pfft. Dortmund shouldn't be playing in it this season.

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How did manchester united go? Asking for a friend.

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Round of 16 fixtures First leg Second leg
Porto vs. Arsenal Feb. 21 March 12
Napoli vs. Barcelona Feb. 21 March 12
Paris Saint-Germain vs. Real Sociedad Feb. 14 March 5
Inter vs. Atletico Madrid Feb. 20 March 13
PSV vs. Borussia Dortmund Feb. 20 March 13
Lazio vs. Bayern Munich Feb. 14 March 5
Copenhagen vs. Manchester City Feb. 13 March 6
RB Leipzig vs. Real Madrid Feb. 13 March 6

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It's actually København.
As always deadlines to meet.

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