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Took a look at the teams Aberdeen and Livi can expect to face in the ECL, because curiousity got the better of me.

The below is all dependent on Rangers or Hibs winning the Scottish Cup, otherwise it'll be Hibs and Aberdeen (unless Aberdeen win the Cup, in which case it's Hibs and Livi. I think).

As it stands at the moment, both teams would be seeded in the second round of the ECL qualifiers, and to be honest there are some tricky enough ties in there. The second place side in Switzerland (Servette), Greece (Aris), 2/3/4 in Sweden (Djurgardens, Hacken, Elfsborg) are all potential ties. The rest of them are pretty straightforward.

Third round, both are unseeded, though Aberdeen have a chance to be seeded depending on upsets and when the draw is made. Seeded side range from some really soft ones (Dundalk, Dudelange, Suduva) to some proper scuddings (Basel, Copenhagen, CSKA Moscow, Feyenoord).

You can take a look at the teams here, but tbh I doubt either side are getting close to the ECL groups.

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39 minutes ago, Jacky1990 said:

Champions League, Europa League & Conference League: What awaits SPFL clubs next season? - BBC Sport

Any Scottish team not called Rangers or Celtic should expect a good skelping in any European tie...apparently.

What a load of shite that article turns out to be. Yes, other Scottish teams havent exactly done well in Europe recently, but the tone of "well, they might get embarrassed" is a piss-poor and needless spin to put on it IMO.

That article is an embarrassment to who ever wrote it.

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2 hours ago, CambieBud said:

 

 


I agree. No problem with Women’s Football being covered in the press. Nothing to do with misogyny. It is over exposed for political correctness reasons. Fair enough if there is a demand. However, where is the coverage of professional male football out with the top league? Clubs with decent supports who get next to no coverage in the MSM, unless one of their players/coaches/ ball boys has a connection to either half of Scotland’s disgrace?

 

 

What's wrong with political correctness?

Political correctness (adjectivally: politically correct; commonly abbreviated PC) is a term used to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society.

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42 minutes ago, invergowrie arab said:

What's wrong with political correctness?

Political correctness (adjectivally: politically correct; commonly abbreviated PC) is a term used to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society.

Your spelling causes offence.

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2 hours ago, G51 said:

Took a look at the teams Aberdeen and Livi can expect to face in the ECL, because curiousity got the better of me.

The below is all dependent on Rangers or Hibs winning the Scottish Cup, otherwise it'll be Hibs and Aberdeen (unless Aberdeen win the Cup, in which case it's Hibs and Livi. I think).

As it stands at the moment, both teams would be seeded in the second round of the ECL qualifiers, and to be honest there are some tricky enough ties in there. The second place side in Switzerland (Servette), Greece (Aris), 2/3/4 in Sweden (Djurgardens, Hacken, Elfsborg) are all potential ties. The rest of them are pretty straightforward.

Third round, both are unseeded, though Aberdeen have a chance to be seeded depending on upsets and when the draw is made. Seeded side range from some really soft ones (Dundalk, Dudelange, Suduva) to some proper scuddings (Basel, Copenhagen, CSKA Moscow, Feyenoord).

You can take a look at the teams here, but tbh I doubt either side are getting close to the ECL groups.

Not sure that’s the point m8. 

The tone of the article is very much ‘whoever is in a qualifier will embarrass themselves lol, and whoever gets to the group will make money, even if they embarrass themselves lol.’

it’s hardly a thought out analysis of the qualifying prospects. 

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39 minutes ago, Dons_1988 said:

Not sure that’s the point m8. 

The tone of the article is very much ‘whoever is in a qualifier will embarrass themselves lol, and whoever gets to the group will make money, even if they embarrass themselves lol.’

it’s hardly a thought out analysis of the qualifying prospects. 

I know aye, I was just genuinely curious as to what kind of teams we should expect to see in the ECL. 

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I agree. No problem with Women’s Football being covered in the press. Nothing to do with misogyny. It is over exposed for political correctness reasons. Fair enough if there is a demand. However, where is the coverage of professional male football out with the top league? Clubs with decent supports who get next to no coverage in the MSM, unless one of their players/coaches/ ball boys has a connection to either half of Scotland’s disgrace?



There are 20 Championship games a season shown live on the BBC and the league is regularly featured on Sportsound.

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12 minutes ago, Raidernation said:

I’ve yet to see a report anywhere about last night’s Aberdeen Celtic game that even mentions Turnbull’s assault.

Quelle surprise

There is a whole story about it on the BBC Sport Scotland page though.

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40 minutes ago, Ranaldo Bairn said:

There is a whole story about it on the BBC Sport Scotland page though.

Went and looked for this.  It probably doesn’t meet the excessive force criteria but he should have been sent off for stupidity.  Had something happened (other than finding himself in a pish Celtic team?)

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32 minutes ago, ropy said:

Went and looked for this.  It probably doesn’t meet the excessive force criteria but he should have been sent off for stupidity.  Had something happened (other than finding himself in a pish Celtic team?)

Mental that it was Collum too - loves a red card.

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Steven Thompson and Michael Stewart will bring you the action from Tanndice, while Jane Lewis, Leanne Crichton and Marvin Bartley will take you through Monday's tie in Paisley.

The above is taken from the BBC website’s build up for this weekend’s Scottish Cup Quarter Finals. Were they trying to get as many errors in one sentence as is humanly possible?  I’ve got three, but probably missed a couple.

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23 hours ago, G51 said:

Took a look at the teams Aberdeen and Livi can expect to face in the ECL, because curiousity got the better of me.

The below is all dependent on Rangers or Hibs winning the Scottish Cup, otherwise it'll be Hibs and Aberdeen (unless Aberdeen win the Cup, in which case it's Hibs and Livi. I think).

As it stands at the moment, both teams would be seeded in the second round of the ECL qualifiers, and to be honest there are some tricky enough ties in there. The second place side in Switzerland (Servette), Greece (Aris), 2/3/4 in Sweden (Djurgardens, Hacken, Elfsborg) are all potential ties. The rest of them are pretty straightforward.

Third round, both are unseeded, though Aberdeen have a chance to be seeded depending on upsets and when the draw is made. Seeded side range from some really soft ones (Dundalk, Dudelange, Suduva) to some proper scuddings (Basel, Copenhagen, CSKA Moscow, Feyenoord).

You can take a look at the teams here, but tbh I doubt either side are getting close to the ECL groups.

I's say its getting less and less likely that Livi will qualify

Id hope we can pass them for 5th before the end of the season, the gap is now down to 3 points and they now have a worse goal difference. The manager sounds more and more out of his depth and they are already out of the cup plus we have them at home on the last day of the season.

All 8 sides remaining in the Scottish cup will fancy their chances on the day, id put us as outsiders just now due to the draw. Who ever finishes 5th would ideally hope for a Hibs v Rangers final to give them an extra week to plan but due to Tommy Wright winning the cup with us in his first season id not rule out a run from Kilmarnock

I guess this season is a one off but there would have been many seasons in the last weekend of April where 3 sides have European football signed up , one is close to it and other 6 teams still in the hunt for one place (4 via the cup only, 1 via league or cup and 1 league only.

 

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