Europa League 19/20 - Everything You Need To Know

Glasgow Rangers (Sco)

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I actually think going in at the 1st round is preferential as going through gives you momentum going into the second round.

Shkupi were an ideal test for us last year.

Off topic, but I think the manager may set the squad up to be a little more direct this season to fit the tactical demands of the league......as such the European results may take the backseat this year. I think Walter suffered from this at times during his reign
 

1690

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Will be in Budapest the date of the first game so my preference is obvious.
 

Discodale

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Hoping for the Gibraltar team. We’re on holiday near there during the first round ties, so would be a decent trip.
 

Matthew

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It’s amusing and it pains me to say it but it’s terrible in all honesty we need a third club to help our coefficient.
I know us and them are the only ones who do anything to skip qualifiers we need to be in 17th position in the country rankings
 

BillyBoys

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Aye Gibraltar would be a cracking wee trip, stadium capacity there is small though. Remember Celtic only got a small allocation a few years back?
 

luckywhitefeather

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One thing is clear - Faroe Island's would be a disaster and Finland wouldn't be much better (unless it's Inter Turku)
Great work OP, very good breakdown on the potential ties.
I think will be unlikely Thomas Cook would run a flight in first or 2nd rounds due to plane availability / destinations / price

Faroes , you can get direct scheduled flight from Edinburgh to Sorvagur (Faroes) though would get too late for game if it’s thursday 11th July with flight due to arrive 17:35 & showing 45minute car journey to stadium
(I thought games over there usually started early, but games were played at 7pm in 1st round this season going on uefa site, suppose if you were the adventurous type could book that route & fingers crossed still make kick off if everything went smoothly

How did people get to the Faroes the last time we played there? Am I confused / Is it an urban myth that people did go by boat from Scotland? (Maybe I’m getting mixed up with Scotland fans doing a boat trip over there)

Just looking and that team we played in 1997, Gotu Itrottarfelag, merged with another team in 2008, now called Vikingur.
 

BillyBoys

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I'd quite like a trip to the Faroes, seems like a bit of a nightmare to get to though.

As long as we avoid the far eastern countries (Armenia / Georgia etc) I'll be relatively happy and should be manageable travel wise.
 

rangeral

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Great work OP, very good breakdown on the potential ties.
I think will be unlikely Thomas Cook would run a flight in first or 2nd rounds due to plane availability / destinations / price

Faroes , you can get direct scheduled flight from Edinburgh to Sorvagur (Faroes) though would get too late for game if it’s thursday 11th July with flight due to arrive 17:35 & showing 45minute car journey to stadium
(I thought games over there usually started early, but games were played at 7pm in 1st round this season going on uefa site, suppose if you were the adventurous type could book that route & fingers crossed still make kick off if everything went smoothly

How did people get to the Faroes the last time we played there? Am I confused / Is it an urban myth that people did go by boat from Scotland? (Maybe I’m getting mixed up with Scotland fans doing a boat trip over there)

Just looking and that team we played in 1997, Gotu Itrottarfelag, merged with another team in 2008, now called Vikingur.
I think most that went via Copenhagen for Gotu in 1997

There was a story in the Rangers News about a couple that went from Newcastle via Norway I think and onto the Faroes from there on the way out came back by a boat into Thurso before heading back to Newcastle to pick their car and come back to Glasgow
 

DeeGer10

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Great work OP, very good breakdown on the potential ties.
I think will be unlikely Thomas Cook would run a flight in first or 2nd rounds due to plane availability / destinations / price

Faroes , you can get direct scheduled flight from Edinburgh to Sorvagur (Faroes) though would get too late for game if it’s thursday 11th July with flight due to arrive 17:35 & showing 45minute car journey to stadium
(I thought games over there usually started early, but games were played at 7pm in 1st round this season going on uefa site, suppose if you were the adventurous type could book that route & fingers crossed still make kick off if everything went smoothly

How did people get to the Faroes the last time we played there? Am I confused / Is it an urban myth that people did go by boat from Scotland? (Maybe I’m getting mixed up with Scotland fans doing a boat trip over there)

Just looking and that team we played in 1997, Gotu Itrottarfelag, merged with another team in 2008, now called Vikingur.
Hibs played there recently and the fans chartered a plane I believe.

I remember reading there was a boat that started in Denmark picked up top of Scotland somewhere then onto Faroes but it was stopped.
 

Woodilee Bluenose

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Great work OP, very good breakdown on the potential ties.
I think will be unlikely Thomas Cook would run a flight in first or 2nd rounds due to plane availability / destinations / price

Faroes , you can get direct scheduled flight from Edinburgh to Sorvagur (Faroes) though would get too late for game if it’s thursday 11th July with flight due to arrive 17:35 & showing 45minute car journey to stadium
(I thought games over there usually started early, but games were played at 7pm in 1st round this season going on uefa site, suppose if you were the adventurous type could book that route & fingers crossed still make kick off if everything went smoothly

How did people get to the Faroes the last time we played there? Am I confused / Is it an urban myth that people did go by boat from Scotland? (Maybe I’m getting mixed up with Scotland fans doing a boat trip over there)

Just looking and that team we played in 1997, Gotu Itrottarfelag, merged with another team in 2008, now called Vikingur.
Copenhagen seems to be a hub for flights to the Faroes going by their arrivals page.
https://www.fae.fo/en/#

You can fly Ryanair from Edinburgh to Copenhagen, also Malmo is near Copenhagen if you can be arsed flying to their then a bus across the bridge to Copenhagen, few did that for champs league qualifier.
Flights about £197 edin to cph return
About £208 cph to fao return
10th - 12th july
 

albertz81

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We should come through the first two qualifying rounds barring another disaster. The real interest for me is the draw for the 3rd qualifying round where we are unseeded, there are some real big teams that we could be paired with :

AS Roma
Eintracht Frankfurt
Feyenoord
Espanol
Standard Liege
Spartak Moscow
Wolves
AEK Athens

These teams would be a big test for us. Hopefully lightning strikes twice and we draw a lower ranked seed whose stock is high enough to get us seeded in QR4. I think I recall correctly Maribor were the lowest ranked team we could have got last year to get us seeded in QR4. We'd be very fortunate to repeat this twice on the bounce.
 

DeeGer10

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Copenhagen seems to be a hub for flights to the Faroes going by their arrivals page.
https://www.fae.fo/en/#

You can fly Ryanair from Edinburgh to Copenhagen, also Malmo is near Copenhagen if you can be arsed flying to their then a bus across the bridge to Copenhagen, few did that for champs league qualifier.
Flights about £197 edin to cph return
About £208 cph to fao return
10th - 12th july
That's getting into expensive territory for a 1st round tie which is why I want to avoid all of those places.

I got Manchester - Thessaloniki last year with 2 nights in a decent hotel for about £160 (there were cheaper options at £125) through easyjet holidays.

Once trains etc were added it was about £260 all in to actually get there.
 

Big Buff

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We should come through the first two qualifying rounds barring another disaster. The real interest for me is the draw for the 3rd qualifying round where we are unseeded, there are some real big teams that we could be paired with :

AS Roma
Eintracht Frankfurt
Feyenoord
Espanol
Standard Liege
Spartak Moscow
Wolves
AEK Athens

These teams would be a big test for us. Hopefully lightning strikes twice and we draw a lower ranked seed whose stock is high enough to get us seeded in QR4. I think I recall correctly Maribor were the lowest ranked team we could have got last year to get us seeded in QR4. We'd be very fortunate to repeat this twice on the bounce.
I'd take Legia tbh. Their seeding should definitely be high enough to get us seeded in Rd4, and they're absolutely gash.
 

Sebrof61

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I think most that went via Copenhagen for Gotu in 1997

There was a story in the Rangers News about a couple that went from Newcastle via Norway I think and onto the Faroes from there on the way out came back by a boat into Thurso before heading back to Newcastle to pick their car and come back to Glasgow
we did Al ,there was only about 30 made the trip if I remember correctly
 

Texas ranger

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We should come through the first two qualifying rounds barring another disaster. The real interest for me is the draw for the 3rd qualifying round where we are unseeded, there are some real big teams that we could be paired with :

AS Roma
Eintracht Frankfurt
Feyenoord
Espanol
Standard Liege
Spartak Moscow
Wolves
AEK Athens

These teams would be a big test for us. Hopefully lightning strikes twice and we draw a lower ranked seed whose stock is high enough to get us seeded in QR4. I think I recall correctly Maribor were the lowest ranked team we could have got last year to get us seeded in QR4. We'd be very fortunate to repeat this twice on the bounce.
They weren’t, they were sitting in the middle of the seeded teams. Their coefficient was 22.5, lowest seed we could have got was Apollon Limassol at 10.0. Two teams were seeded lower than us in QR4 taking Maribors seed.I think we got lucky in the draw but we shouldn’t undermine ourselves too much. Our coefficient isn’t close to the standard of our team right now.
 

albertz81

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They weren’t, they were sitting in the middle of the seeded teams. Their coefficient was 22.5, lowest seed we could have got was Apollon Limassol at 10.0. Two teams were seeded lower than us in QR4 taking Maribors seed.I think we got lucky in the draw but we shouldn’t undermine ourselves too much. Our coefficient isn’t close to the standard of our team right now.

I wasn't referring to Maribor being the lowest QR3 seed we could have drawn in that round. I was referring to them being the lowest QR3 seed we could have gotten to ensure seeding in QR4.

However you are right, on inspection we were the 3rd lowest seed in QR4 last year. It was very close though, with just 1 coefficient point in it.

We certainly are not reflective on our current seeding that's for sure. That's what the damage of demotion has done to us. It's ensuring potentially tough routes to group stages of european tournaments.
 

GEODGC

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Well played OP for this. A man after my own heart. Last season I had an A4 sheet of paper all filled in with various scenarios of who we could draw, what the nearest airports were and what airlines flew there etc. My head is getting sore just thinking about it.
 

Blackpool Dave

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We should come through the first two qualifying rounds barring another disaster. The real interest for me is the draw for the 3rd qualifying round where we are unseeded, there are some real big teams that we could be paired with :

AS Roma
Eintracht Frankfurt
Feyenoord
Espanol
Standard Liege
Spartak Moscow
Wolves
AEK Athens

These teams would be a big test for us. Hopefully lightning strikes twice and we draw a lower ranked seed whose stock is high enough to get us seeded in QR4. I think I recall correctly Maribor were the lowest ranked team we could have got last year to get us seeded in QR4. We'd be very fortunate to repeat this twice on the bounce.
Frankfurt please.
 

DeeGer10

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Well played OP for this. A man after my own heart. Last season I had an A4 sheet of paper all filled in with various scenarios of who we could draw, what the nearest airports were and what airlines flew there etc. My head is getting sore just thinking about it.
I like doing it, done it last year too. When I started yesterday I thought it will be all the same teams with a couple changes so I could copy and paste most (I was wrong)

I started off trying to add flight options but that bit takes the longest especially when the night before it’s down to 5/6 teams and everything else is irrelevant to us. I’d prefer to do it if I have time once we know the exact teams.

My head hurt as the whole process took 6 hours half way through I thought I should’ve of bothered. If I was doing it quickly without taking breaks could’ve done it in an hour or two.
 

DeeGer10

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Edited OP - Credit to @rangeral @bigy @Gene_Okerlund for information on threads they've posted.

*Potential opponents updated Levadia Tallinn moved over to seeded in R1 due to Željezničar being refused a UEFA Licence yesterday. They were due payments to an old coach and paid him 4 days late resulting in UEFA not approving licence. Radnik Bijeljina replace them as 5th in Bosnia.
 
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