Tag Archives: Europa League

How recent history can inspire Aberdeen in Bosnia
By J Bleasdale |

THURSDAY’S Europa League Second Qualifying Round first leg against Siroki Brijeg did not go according to plan for Aberdeen. A crowd of 17,067 turned up at Pittodrie hoping for a home victory to take in Bosnia, but left disappointed by a 1-1 score line that puts the tie firmly in the balance. The result means [Read more]

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Euro flop knocks Pedro’s Rangers Cycle off track
By J Bleasdale |

EVERY year, we hear the “as low as it gets” line whenever a Scottish team loses in European competition. Last season, it was Hearts for going out to a team from Malta, the year before it was St Johnstone on the back of losing to a team from Armenia. However, Rangers shock exit to the [Read more]

What Celtic need to do to avoid Champions League humiliation!
By J Bleasdale |

AFTER a two year absence, Celtic were included in yesterday’s Champions League draw where they learned their group stage opponents. The Hoops reward for overcoming Israeli outfit Hapoel Beer Sheeva was being placed in Group C alongside German side Borussia Moenchengladbach, Premier League mercenaries Manchester City and the familiar face of Barcelona, whom they’ve met on [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]

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S3E01 Season preview 2013/14
By C Adey |

It’s been a long summer, but we are back. Greig and Krys join me to discuss fitba, it’s as simple as that. European football is covered, both the results from Celtic, St Johnstone and Hibs games, as well as the upcoming games this week. We discuss the expectations, domestically, as well as in Europe(for those [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]

Podcast 6 – SPL, Europa League and Football Lookalikes
By C Adey |

The podcast begins with a look back at the weekends SPL games, as well as Thursdays Europa League games involving Scottish Clubs. This weeks feature is football lookalikes, with suggestions coming from members of Scottish Football Forums. A personal highlight is Kyle Lafferty and a Rangers fan from The Scheme. We provide an update on [Read more]

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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]