Potential last 32 opponents as it stands

Gary

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Nope, I refuse to think of this until it happens.

Too many times have we looked great and must be going through in group stages, only to monumentally fuck it up at Ibrox in the last home game. I'll worry about who we face when we get through :D
 

YoungGer97

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Hope not, Wolves are a right good side, been really impressed with them every time I’ve watched them. They played some excellent football too and have a couple of cracking flair players who can make something out of nothing.
Made hard work of their relatively simple group though, and havent been outstanding in the EPL this year.
 

Commentator

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Hope not, Wolves are a right good side, been really impressed with them every time I’ve watched them. They played some excellent football too and have a couple of cracking flair players who can make something out of nothing.
Agreed, think they'd be a very stiff challenge.
 

S English

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Far too soon to look at this - we haven't qualified and we haven't finished first - lets wait till we have before speculating
 

Wilkinsvolley

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The manager couldn't be any clearer, we look to the next game each time but for some supporters this is too difficult a task and expectations go to unachievable levels.

Hamilton away is as far as we should be looking.
Tbf I think he was talking about the players and coaches.
 

coplandted

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More than anything this emphasises just how important winning the group will be.

As much as there will be changes in the groups, many of the top teams which would be avoided by winning our group are pretty handily placed to win their group and therefore you have to fancy them to do so. I’d be surprised if the Turkish side currently leading their group finish in that position. Irrespective of the toing and froing to come in the last two games, it is clear that the quality in the likely sides in the two sides of the draw is marked.

Furthermore, the lower ranked 4 of the 8 sides dropping down from the CL will also be considerably weaker than the higher ranked 4.

Nothing wrong with discussing the potential of what lies ahead, and it is clear that winning our group will provide an infinitely better chance of future progression than finishing second.

Based on games so far, you would be hard pushed to find anyone arguing that we are not the best side in there. Therefore it stands to reason that the best side finished top.

One last thing. Winning the group would give us the luxury of the second leg at Ibrox in the last 32, which could prove crucial in itself.
 

coplandted

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PS From what little I saw of Cluj against the filth they looked pretty poor. Would take them in a heartbeat!
 

Blu_ultra

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Put it this way, id fancy Porto to beat most of those teams on paper so we shouldn't be overawed. In saying that, Hamilton is my 1 and only concern right now.
 

Ter

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One last thing. Winning the group would give us the luxury of the second leg at Ibrox in the last 32, which could prove crucial in itself.
I’d guess that our fixture would be reversed if Celtic also win their group so whatever happens we would likely be at Ibrox first leg
 

Robert Marshall

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If we qualify, I would like an English team, Manchester United or The Arsenal
London would be one of the few away games I would go to
 

Beer Belly Loyal

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Guy starts thread on forum and gets ripped a new one.

I'm looking forward to our last 32 game on the 18th of February against any of the teams mentioned in the OP, now moving on to the last 16, that will be very tough but we can scrape through that one and hope for a favourable draw in the quarters.

I'll leave it there for now as it's not clever to look too far ahead because it might jinx it.
 

Kimarcus

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Don't underrate AZ Alkmaar. They are probably the best team in Holland at this time.
Do you mean the Netherlands or the region Holland? Because Ajax are comfortably the best Dutch side. Thankfully it's unlikely we will play them.
 

GovanFront4

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All day long.

It's truly amazing how some people get annoyed at simple football chitchat.

Keep this thread going just to annoy them
Going to start a new thread, "who do you want in the final?". See them implode.

Truth is, we done the main task of qualifying. Anything else is a bonus. Qualification from the group would be a fantastic achievement, so it's only natural fans start dreaming. I just hope if there is any strange happenings and we were to go out on 10 points that people don't lose the head. Like last season, taking it to the last game was good going despite the disappointment at the end. Many expected us to struggle badly.
 

Maweepaljoe

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Going to start a new thread, "who do you want in the final?". See them implode.

Truth is, we done the main task of qualifying. Anything else is a bonus. Qualification from the group would be a fantastic achievement, so it's only natural fans start dreaming. I just hope if there is any strange happenings and we were to go out on 10 points that people don't lose the head. Like last season, taking it to the last game was good going despite the disappointment at the end. Many expected us to struggle badly.
LOL good idea.

There are some who actually believe that a light hearted discussion like football fans have indulged in since the dawn of time has an effect on what happens on the park.

"Jinxes" and "wait till we fkn qualify" ffs.

Unbelievable
 

GovanFront4

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LOL good idea.

There are some who actually believe that a light hearted discussion like football fans have indulged in since the dawn of time has an effect on what happens on the park.

"Jinxes" and "wait till we fkn qualify" ffs.

Unbelievable
It would be different if people were arrogantly expecting us to qualify before a ball has been kicked. We are sitting pretty, looking strong and deserve to dream.
 

Steel1872

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And if we finish second, as it stands:

Sevilla
FC Copenhagen
Basel
Sporting Lisbon
Arsenal
Espanyol
AA Gent
Istanbul Basaksehir
Braga
Manchester United
Valencia
Dinamo Zagreb
Salzburg
Inter Milan
More appealing ties in that as far as travelling to the away games goes. Would be an absolute dream to watch Rangers in the San Siro. One of the toughest games we could get though
 
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