Tag Archives: Champions League

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]

Club Profile: Malmö FF
By L Dunsire |

Following Rangers entry into the Champions League qualifying third round draw, it looks likely that their opponents will be Swedish side Malmö FF. Although the Scandinavians still face a second leg trip to face Faroe Islands side Tórshavn, their 2-0 first leg victory should be enough to carry them through – and if there is [Read more]

David Weir turns 41
By C Adey |

Since Davie Weir joined Rangers in 2007, the media have often focussed on his age and seem to mention his “aching joints” in most articles written on him. I have personally grown tired of hearing about it, mainly because it is slightly disrespectful to focus on his age and not his achievements, but since he [Read more]