Tag Archives: Europa League

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]

Podcast 5 – SPL and Europa League banter
By C Adey |

This weeks show involves Craig and Laurie, who has a slightly croaky voice after several renditions of “There’s only one Jocky Scott” from the night before. We review the weekends SPL games, as well as looking forward to next weekends games and also give our predictions for Rangers, Celtic and Hearts Europa League games on [Read more]

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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]

Podcast 4 – Romanov, the Europa League draw and football poetry
By C Adey |

Following a successful guest spot in the first podcast, Scott from thefootyblog.net returns to join SFF regulars Craig and Laurie. As usual we start with a review of the SPL matches from the weekend, where we unfortunately seen two serious injuries, but were also treated to a contender for goal of the season. Romanov is our [Read more]

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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]

Slask Wroclaw vs Dundee United – Preview
By N Redpath |

It’s that time again folks. The Scottish football season is about to get underway, but before all that even starts, Dundee United are in action in the 2nd Qualifying round of the Europa League. Both legs of their tie with Polish cracks, Slask Wroclaw, will be done and dusted before the SPL kicks off, starting [Read more]

Rangers vs Sporting Lisbon Europa League Preview