UEFA Europa League Draw - Rangers, Porto, Young Boys, Feyenoord

maisbifanas

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Sure I read somewhere a few months back Porto are a shadow of their former self's, confident we'll qualify.
Well lost of lots of their squad over the summer. Got pumped 5 1 by Benfica in the Super Cup. Started the season badly as well, lost to Gil Vicente in the first game, who only came up from the 3rd division (they had some finincial difficulties and relagated, but been allowed to rejoin from this season) Currently played 3 games in the league, last one against Benfica and they beat them 2 0 away, so it is hard to say.
 

thornhill bear

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My tuppence worth is we are capable of taking points off all of them. Porto will probably beat us in Portugal, we can beat Young Boys home and away and take a draw in Holland and beat them at Ibrox.
 

pegzyisdeed

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Educated guess, however, I'd say we'll probably be away to Porto match day 1. This would essentially be the game Rangers doont take tickets. That being said, we could still buy hospitality through an agent or direct from the Club right. Thats got nothing to do with Rangers?
 

CooperTrueBlue

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Educated guess, however, I'd say we'll probably be away to Porto match day 1. This would essentially be the game Rangers doont take tickets. That being said, we could still buy hospitality through an agent or direct from the Club right. Thats got nothing to do with Rangers?
Porto wouldn't sell out against us so I imagine no issue getting in the home end
 

BattlefieldBear

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Porto and Feyenoord will obviously be tough but we can take points. Is it fair to say we should be taking 6 points off Young Boys? Not exactly European heavyweights, doubt many bears have heard of them.
 

YoungGer97

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Porto and Feyenoord will obviously be tough but we can take points. Is it fair to say we should be taking 6 points off Young Boys? Not exactly European heavyweights, doubt many bears have heard of them.
No chance, theyre a good side mate. Rangers, Young Boys and Feyenoord are all similar level imo. Porto a bit better than the three.
 

govwalker

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Anyone gets the chance to go to Porto I’d say go for it. Beautiful city and one of the best grounds I’ve been in.
Feyenoord on the other hand, I’d never go back there, worst fans I’ve experienced by miles, and I was in Istanbul both times.
Ditto mate.

I'd ban the c*nts from here too.
 

govwalker

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I have a big friend who is feynoord and loves rangers but says the rotterdam fans will make life hell for bears over there
Story i was told from last time.was a football intelligence from glasgow pleaded with rangers fans outside the ground to stop agonizing the feyenoord fans as the dutch police may not be able to hold them back... a horrible city
Its an absolute pit.

Hence why the jealousy of Ajax and Amsterdam.
 

Bluenose1992

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Porto and Feyenoord will obviously be tough but we can take points. Is it fair to say we should be taking 6 points off Young Boys? Not exactly European heavyweights, doubt many bears have heard of them.
Walked the Swiss league the last 2 seasons so definitely no pushovers.

Also knocked out Dinamo Zagreb and didn’t disgrace themselves in a tough champions league group. Beat Juventus and drew with Valencia.
 

squaddie-bear

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We can get a result against all 3 of those teams at home - we are more than capable of beating them.

we are also capable of getting draws away

unfortunately its also entirely possible that any of those teams could beat us home or away!

its going to be a tight group - if we could get 9 points I reckon that would be enough to get us in the next round.
 

fotze2

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No chance, theyre a good side mate. Rangers, Young Boys and Feyenoord are all similar level imo. Porto a bit better than the three.
Porto won 2-0 at Benfica last week, lost toGil Vicente (= Hamilton Accies) 2-1 in the 1st match and beat Vitoria Setubal 4-0 in the other. 1 point off the top.
 

YoungGer97

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We can get a result against all 3 of those teams at home - we are more than capable of beating them.

we are also capable of getting draws away

unfortunately its also entirely possible that any of those teams could beat us home or away!

its going to be a tight group - if we could get 9 points I reckon that would be enough to get us in the next round.
9 points is almost always enough to qualify. 7 or 8 points in a group this tight would also probably see us qualify tbh.
 

Larkhall_Exile

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Was also in Rotterdam in 2002 in amongst the animals. Got a few cracks in the jaw first half then managed to get into the Gers end 2nd half. A few bears took tankings in the home end that night. It was like the walking wounded at the concourse at segregation at half time. Police were decent though and let all Rangers fans onto the away section when asked.
 

Bowery Boy

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Porto and Feyenoord will obviously be tough but we can take points. Is it fair to say we should be taking 6 points off Young Boys? Not exactly European heavyweights, doubt many bears have heard of them.
They are the champions of Switzerland and are no mugs. They were in the CL last season. Which self respecting football fan has never heard of Young Boys ffs?
 

Blue Steel

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Was also in Rotterdam in 2002 in amongst the animals. Got a few cracks in the jaw first half then managed to get into the Gers end 2nd half. A few bears took tankings in the home end that night. It was like the walking wounded at the concourse at segregation at half time. Police were decent though and let all Rangers fans onto the away section when asked.
They are just Liberty taking scumbags , the Hibs of Holland if you will :)
 

Mollysblackcoat

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Fantastic draw imo. That's what playing in European football can bring. These teams will not be looking forward to playing us at Ibrox. We are the team from pot 4 all the groups would want to have avoided.
 

squaddie-bear

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9 points is almost always enough to qualify. 7 or 8 points in a group this tight would also probably see us qualify tbh.
you're right when i think about it - it could end up like the last time we were in a group with Porto in the Champs League, did we not get out that group with 7 points or something?
 

FHFB

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That's a half decent draw. Haven't seen feyenoord for years but I'm guessing Us them and Young Boys will be pretty equal with Porto a bit better. Are any of them better than Legia?? Got a feeling we will get out the group.
 

LD5

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That's a half decent draw. Haven't seen feyenoord for years but I'm guessing Us them and Young Boys will be pretty equal with Porto a bit better. Are any of them better than Legia?? Got a feeling we will get out the group.
Legia will probably be better defensively than anyone we face this season bar perhaps Porto, but I think Feyenoord and Young Boys are better going forward.
 

bluebells272

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Young Boys getting seriously underrated on here.
They really are, which is concerning. Any fans who expect us to turn them over are going to be in for a rude awakening.

They've won the last 2 titles, the latest being by 20 points over Basel, a very competent and regularly successful European team.

These guys will be no mugs.
 
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