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#541 TRVMP

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 07:21 PM

On my phone and can't be bothered looking it up, but I think PAOK have now fallen at the final hurdle more times than any other club. Maybe Brondby have them beat.

But they're still nowhere near Poland levels of fail, particularly given that Olympiacos punched at a decent level for years.
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Posted 29 August 2019 - 07:24 PM

AEK make it four eliminations from four by slithering out at hated trans-Bosphorus opponents Trabzonspor.

 

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 07:33 PM

That is an absolute minter. Even Northern Ireland got a team in, and one of Luxembourg and Armenia will as well.


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Posted 29 August 2019 - 07:39 PM

TFS did not - Linfield were cruelly knocked out on away goals by Qarabag. 

 

Which is a terrible, wee, shame for them.

 

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The site is supposed to be a place for the extended 'family' of Morton supporters - having an affinity with people that you don't know, because you share a love of your local football club. It's not supposed to be about point scoring and showing how 'clever' or 'funny' you are, or just being downright rude and offensive to people you don't know, because you can get away with it. Unfortunately, it seems the classic case of people who have little standing/presence in real life, use this forum as a way of making themselves feel as if they are something. It's sad, and I've said that before..

So, having been on Morton forums for about 15 years I guess, I've had enough... well done t*ssers, another Morton supporter driven away. You can all feel happy at how 'clever' you are


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Posted 29 August 2019 - 10:47 PM

I had it backwards, thought they'd gone through on away goals.

 

I'm trying to figure which UEFA countries have not had a group stage representative in Europe in the Champions League era, either in the CL or the UEFA Cup/EL. I think I'm right in saying it's the following:

 

Gibraltar

Andorra

San Marino

Liechtenstein

Iceland

Kosovo

Northern Ireland

Armenia

Estonia

Malta

Montenegro

 

August company for TFS, there. Microstates, places where they don't play football, and warzones. (Then again I suppose NI fits at least one of those categories half the time.)


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 11:24 AM

I had it backwards, thought they'd gone through on away goals.

 

I'm trying to figure which UEFA countries have not had a group stage representative in Europe in the Champions League era, either in the CL or the UEFA Cup/EL. I think I'm right in saying it's the following:

 

Gibraltar

Andorra

San Marino

Liechtenstein

Iceland

Kosovo

Northern Ireland

Armenia

Estonia

Malta

Montenegro

 

August company for TFS, there. Microstates, places where they don't play football, and warzones. (Then again I suppose NI fits at least one of those categories half the time.)

Faroe Islands? 


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 03:42 PM

Good shout. Then yeah, another microstate. Looks like Kosovo and Northern Ireland both have around 1.8m people, making them the two biggest failures.
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Posted 31 August 2019 - 09:39 AM

Has Finland ever had anyone in the group stages?
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Posted 31 August 2019 - 03:43 PM

Has Finland ever had anyone in the group stages?


Yep, HJK back in the early days of the Champions League.
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Posted 01 September 2019 - 02:01 PM

Luxemburg ?
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Posted 01 September 2019 - 02:18 PM

Luxemburg ?


They’ve got a team in it this year. Surely the obvious one is Wales, though. I think Swansea were in the group stages, but they were representing England as League Cup winners.

Lithuania?
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Posted 01 September 2019 - 04:00 PM

Luxembourg had a team in last year, too. Swansea were indeed in the group stages, and that's a bit of an edge case. I suppose if we're talking about teams entered by the FAW, then Wales doesn't have one.

I think you're right about Lithuania. I had it in my head that Zalgiris had been to a group stage, but they've not.
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Posted Today, 12:03 AM

The CL is the pinnacle of football and has been for years, and anyone who doesn't like it is a fucking weirdo. My favorite is when people say "the Champions league should be for champions :angry: " and "it was better when there were more crap teams in it :angry: ", as if anyone's on the edge of their seat for Legia Warsaw against Barcelona or Salzburg at Juventus. The format is ace - all the continent's best teams plus a fair shot for the smaller countries to get involved.

And granted, not every knockout stage has been as amazing as this year's quarters, but this is what it's all about, the world's best facing each other with sparks flying and amazing comebacks and shocks.

 

I'm sure everyone's on tenterhooks for "Genk" against Salzburg tomorrow night, and will be giving the likes of Napoli-Liverpool a miss?


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Posted Today, 09:42 AM

I'm sure everyone's on tenterhooks for "Genk" against Salzburg tomorrow night, and will be giving the likes of Napoli-Liverpool a miss?

I understand you're being sarcastic, and of course you're right, outside of Austria and Belgium the game will be of zero interest. But given Genk's population (~66k) is somewhat less than Invercyde's (~79k), I think their achievement in even getting to the Champion's League is something to be admired rather than scoffed at.

 

Edit to add:

 

There are actually quite some similarities between Inverclyde and Genk, both suffered from high unemployment, deprivation and depopulation after the collapse of local heavy industries (coal mining in the case of Genk) in the 80s and 90s. Genk has started to turn things around though, and employment and population are slowly recovering. Hopefully one day Inverclyde and Morton can emulate them.


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