Honest Opinions how do think the Group will pan out?

Bigcol

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Point in Porto..from what I've seen nothing to fear.
3 points at home Porto.
Feyenoord away could be a defeat but hopefully a point.
3 points against YB.
Qualify in 2nd to Feyrnoord.
 

Marvin_Andrews_Loyal

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We will regret that late goal last night when it means we finish 3rd rather than 2nd I fear.

Can't see us getting anything in Porto.

Really need to win two remaining home games which won't be easy.

Need other fixtures to go our way, group is wide open though
 

HandsomeHead

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No idea.

Everyone has played twice and is level on points, yet had it not been for that injury time error we would have been top of the group.

I think it'll be tight, but we have every reason to be confident of progressing - there are no obvious stand out teams in the group from what I've seen.
 

HerMajesty's11

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I see us taking another 4 points.
A win at home against young boys (we know they are gash from last night) and a point from either Porto at home or feyenoord away.
7 points total and turfed out.

Hope I'm wrong though, but happy we made it to the groups and I'm 100% more focused on the league.
 

wee bud's pit boots

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We will regret that late goal last night when it means we finish 3rd rather than 2nd I fear.

Can't see us getting anything in Porto.

Really need to win two remaining home games which won't be easy.

Need other fixtures to go our way, group is wide open though

Really need to win two remaining home games which won't be easy.

In the last twenty seven years it has proved to be impossible.

We really do need to smash the shackles and non achievements of the past to smithereens to have any chance of qualifying.
 

Midfield General

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I think it's up in the air,we competed well with Young Boys and Feynoord.Time will tell against Porto.At EUFA level i don't think any team will give us a going over.For me disappointing as last night was I believe we are still well in it.
 

Valley Bluenose

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We will finish third. Which, if I'm honest, is what I expected on the day the group was drawn. Last night hasn't changed that though, result aside, it was a decent away performance at this level. You wouldn't think so given the hysteria it has generated though.
 

Steve Snedden

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2 home draws and 2 away defeats.

Maybe we turn YB at home into a win.

5 points, possibly 7.

We are up against better quality than last year.
 

Alex

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I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if each team in the group won all of their home fixtures.
 

RedWhiteBlue

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When the draw was made I thought it was a bad group for us.
We were in pot 4 and got one of the better teams from each of the other pots.

Look at every other groups and it's like we got one of the worst from a qualification perspective.

At this stage we are still in it and it remains to be seen how things will go in other matches.

I think the best we could have hoped for at the beginning is that we go into Matchday 6 with a win being enough to take us through.

In the Europa League I think that even the bigger sides can be a bit of an unknown quantity. Are they going to be right up for it or are they not taking it so seriously?

I reckon over the next 3 matchdays you will see a few draws and everyone will go into Matchday 6 with a possibility of qualifying for the next round.
 

barclay_bear

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The Rhebel have done calculations for us and the scum to qualify using a “super computer”!


Steven Gerrard's men now have a 38 per cent chance to qualify ( 15 per cent to finish first, 23 per cent to finish runner-up) from their difficult group.


How it works
Before the numbers for the overall competition have been decided, a team's SPI (Soccer Power Index) needs to be calculated. This is basically the overall strength of a team.
The SPI is decided through a range of data analysed from statistics including expected goals for and against (offensive and defensive rating), competition and strength of league and how a club performs in the transfer market.
 

EC54

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Surely we all know, we will miss out by a point, with another couple of key howler moments in the remaining games !
 

wee bud's pit boots

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We will finish third. Which, if I'm honest, is what I expected on the day the group was drawn. Last night hasn't changed that though, result aside, it was a decent away performance at this level. You wouldn't think so given the hysteria it has generated though.
Not a dig but it seems to me your expectations or lack of are a get out rather than confronting the real failings we have, especially in defence. That last night should be the last straw as opposed to a shrug of the shoulders as if to ah well, we shouldn't really have expected any better.

Of course players will always make mistakes. IT always has been and always will be part of the game, but that's three pretty horrendous individual mistakes so far this year that have had A - the effect in January at Kilmarnock of nullifying the OF victory in the previous game and strangling at birth any chance of a real go at the title.

And B - last night, which effects, disastrous or not, we'll find out soon enough.

Last night, the team fecked up quite disastrously. I simply do not equate acknowledging that point as hysteria.
 

Bluebrox

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I don't think we will qualify last night's debacle in defence can happen again easily we have seen it so much in the past.
Can you imagine what our defence will be like in Porto and Feyenoord coming under actual pressure??

We didn't even come under much pressure last night from a very poor YB team - yet came away with nothing.
 

Valley Bluenose

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Not a dig but it seems to me your expectations or lack of are a get out rather than confronting the real failings we have, especially in defence. That last night should be the last straw as opposed to a shrug of the shoulders as if to ah well, we shouldn't really have expected any better.

Of course players will always make mistakes. IT always has been and always will be part of the game, but that's three pretty horrendous individual mistakes so far this year that have had A - the effect in January at Kilmarnock of nullifying the OF victory in the previous game and strangling at birth any chance of a real go at the title.

And B - last night, which effects, disastrous or not, we'll find out soon enough.

Last night, the team fecked up quite disastrously. I simply do not equate acknowledging that point as hysteria.
The team, and more specifically Tav and Greegs, did indeed f*ck up. We all were and are gutted by that. By hysteria, to be clear, I mean the plethora - deluge even - of posts and posters screaming we need to ditch half the team as a consequence. Like me, you've been around a while. We've both seen far, far better players than Tav or Greegs make horrendous errors that have, at times, proved catastrophic. Criticism, ideally constructive, is to be welcomed. What we have seen is an overload of destructive, foot-stamping, toys out the pram nonsense. Not from your good self, as far as I can recall (this time;)), but from a worryingly large number of others.
 
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GallowgateBlue

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I think we will qualify. Maybe just being overly positive. Last night was a kick in the stones, just like spartak away last year. I'm hopeful that we'll pick up a few points on the road and get 4 points from Ibrox. 9 points I reckon we will finish on.
 

George Goudie

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It's a pity we don't play YBs at home next so they don't strengthen by getting their stars that were injured last night back.

They will be stronger when we play them at home.

That worries me. A point last night would have really bolstered our chances as it would have rendered YBs chances as slim.

Shame. :(
 

Cooperfan

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I've no confidence in qualifying merely hope. If Tav wasn't a bombscare last night I'd likely have changed opinion. It appears Tav and Goldson are too prone to errors in big games, this season and last. I just wish they'd bloody launch it instead of trying to play football/footwork (neither can).
 

allygaitken

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We will beat yb comfortably in the final game, we are also very capable of beating Porto who are no great shakes! all teams will win their home games and will have 9 points each in my opinion so it will go to head to head/goal difference
 

Prestwick_ Bear

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I genuinely think we can get 2nd spot in the group. Win our two home games and who knows we might get something at Porto and also at Feyenoord.


It's far from over and the fact we're all level at the moment means It's game on. Keep positive fellow Bears and we might just do this.
 
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