Category Archives: Europa League

Time for Scottish Clubs to deliver again on the continental stage
By J Bleasdale |

SEASON 2007/08 was a campaign where Scottish Football showed signs of progress. Both the Old Firm were in the Champions League, Aberdeen went into the Group Stages of the UEFA Cup (since renamed the Europa League), Celtic defeated defending Champions AC Milan en route to the last 16 of the Champions League, Rangers dropped into [Read more]

And then there were two! Another mixed bag for Scottish clubs in Europe
By J Bleasdale |

THIS weeks report card of Scottish clubs in Europe once again produced mixed results in the Second Qualifying stages of the Champions League and Europa League respectively. Celtic and Aberdeen advanced as expected, with the Champions making amends for last weeks freak result by turning over Lincoln Red Imps 3-0 and the Dons producing a [Read more]

Europa League preview: Celtic v Inter Milan
By C Adey |

It’s a game which is certain to evoke memories of the 1967 European Cup final when Celtic take on Inter Milan in the last 32 of the Europa League. The famous Lisbon Lions became the first British club to win the European Cup when second-half goals from Tommy Gemmell and Stevie Chalmers earned Jock Stein’s [Read more]

Do UEFA Care About Football?
By L Dunsire |

“We care about football” A bold statement indeed, and one that you will often find connected to UEFA. But how much do they REALLY care about football? Many will argue that it is, in fact, money that UEFA care most about it. It wouldn’t really be a surprise, but while they chase the seemingly endless [Read more]

Time to think about the coefficient
By A Alexander |

The old firm fans who applaud poor results by the other side in Europe are overlooking the fact that every result by a Scottish team , no matter who it is, has an impact on the coefficient used by UEFA to determine the pots or the seedings for their club in future competitions. The further [Read more]

The Non Old Firm Battle of Britain History
By L Dunsire |

On Thursday the UK footballing press will once more be focused on the aptly named ‘Battle of Britain’, as Tynecastle stadium hosts the Europa League play-off match between Hearts and Tottenham. In recent times matches between Scottish and English opposition have occurred on a reasonably regular basis, however generally it is either Rangers or Celtic [Read more]

Preview – Maribor vs Rangers in the Europa League
By C Adey |

As the Europa League reaches the play off stage, the competition is swamped by teams who were unsuccessful in the third qualifying round stage of the Champions League, and Maribor and Rangers are both examples of teams who have parachuted in. Maribor were defeated 3-2 on aggregate by Maccaba Haifa and Rangers were knocked out [Read more]

How the Europa League could affect Scotland’s European coefficient
By P Band |

As our three representitives left in Europe gear up for a place in the Europa League group stage, we have a look at what progress will do for Scottish football compared to the rest of Europe. In the last five years our coefficients have been as follows (correct to two decimal places) 2007/2008 = 10.25 [Read more]

Away goal could be crucial for Hearts against Paksi
By L Dunsire |

Jim Jefferies will take charge of his first European match as Hearts manager for over a decade tonight in Hungary, and will be quietly confident of his side’s chances in their Europa League qualifying tie against Paksi SE. The Tynecastle boss was last in charge of the Edinburgh side in continental competition in September 2000, in [Read more]

Hearts face either Paksi or Tromsø in Europa League
By L Dunsire |

Hearts today learned that they will face one of two sides in the Europa League Qualifying Third Round. The draw, in which the Edinburgh club were seeded, paired them with either Paksi SE of Hungary or Tromsø IL of Norway. The two clubs met this week in the first leg of their 2nd round tie, with [Read more]