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      Champions League Group Stage Draw 2020/21
      Sep 30, 2020 01:19:06 pm
      Champions League Group Stage Draw, Thursday. Here are the Pots (so far)

      Pot 1
      Liverpool
      Bayern Munich
      Seville
      Real Madrid
      Juventus
      PSG
      Zenit St.  Petersburg
      Porto

      Pot 2
      Barcelona
      Atletico Madrid
      Borussia Dortmund
      Man City
      Man United
      Chelsea

      Ajax
      Shaktar Donetsk

      Pot 3
      Dynamo Kiev
      RB Leipzig
      Inter Milan
      Olympiakos
      Lazio
      Atalanta
      Krasnodar
      Salzburg

      Pot 4
      Lokomotiv Moscow
      Marseille
      Club Brugge
      Borussia Monchengladbach
      Istanbul Basaksehir
      Rennes
      Ferencvaros
      Midjylland

      I've conducted the draw already and we get Atletico Madrid, Olympiakos and Rennes. I presume there are no away fans for these, but maybe home fans for some.

      Who do you want?

      EDIT: Time Corrected.

      EDIT 2: Pots Completed

      « Last Edit: Oct 08, 2020 05:15:30 pm by JD »
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 9 p.m. GMT
      Reply #1: Sep 30, 2020 03:48:37 pm
      Is it me or Pot 3 looks nasty, I would prefer to play none of those teams away! Apart from Krasnodor or Tel Aviv. I think Ajax, Shaktar, even Dortmund in Pot 2 would be more straightforward than Pot 3.

      I say away from home as thats a record we need to improve in the group stage and generally in Europe.
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 9 p.m. GMT
      Reply #2: Sep 30, 2020 04:01:06 pm
      Fingers crossed we get some teams from countries where fans are actually allowed into games!

      Although, could do with swerving Leipzig if at all possible.  Pretty decent opposition for pot 3.
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 9 p.m. GMT
      Reply #3: Sep 30, 2020 04:35:53 pm
      Wonder who will get the easy draw again......
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 9 p.m. GMT
      Reply #4: Sep 30, 2020 04:46:59 pm
      Wonder who will get the easy draw again......





      I’ll give you a wee clue mate, they won’t be scouse but they might have a lot of MUtants in their Citeh !
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 9 p.m. GMT
      Reply #5: Sep 30, 2020 05:01:30 pm
      9pm tomorrow night? Why so late? Anyone know?
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 9 p.m. GMT
      Reply #6: Sep 30, 2020 05:05:28 pm
      It's not. It's the usual time for the group stage draw.
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 9 p.m. GMT
      Reply #7: Sep 30, 2020 05:28:18 pm
      It's not. It's the usual time for the group stage draw.

      Oh right, for some reason I though it was usually in the morning.  :confused-smiley-013:
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 9 p.m. GMT
      Reply #8: Sep 30, 2020 05:47:53 pm
      Oh right, for some reason I though it was usually in the morning.  :confused-smiley-013:

      Same here, I thought it was always about 11.³⁰?
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 9 p.m. GMT
      Reply #9: Sep 30, 2020 05:55:01 pm
      Oh right, for some reason I though it was usually in the morning.  :confused-smiley-013:

      It usually is.

      The other fella probably VAR'd it, and convinced himself it's now in the evening after 83 replays.
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 9 p.m. GMT
      Reply #10: Sep 30, 2020 06:00:31 pm
      Looks like it's 4pm UK time: https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/draws/

      Could be one hell of a group when you look at them pots!
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 9 p.m. GMT
      Reply #11: Sep 30, 2020 06:06:21 pm
      It usually is.

      The other fella probably VAR'd it, and convinced himself it's now in the evening after 83 replays.
      I know the knockout stages are about that time but isn’t the group stage draw usually later. I know last year’s was certainly because it coincided with the award ceremony with big Virgil taking away the main prize.
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 9 p.m. GMT
      Reply #12: Sep 30, 2020 06:10:24 pm
      Oh right, for some reason I though it was usually in the morning.  :confused-smiley-013:

      It's normally on Friday mornings as I recall. But I don't think it's quite the gala affair it normally is.

      But I've had to correct the time which I thought was a UK time but it was U.S. time. To be honest, since I've started working overnights I typically don't even know what day it is, and I can't tell sunset from sunrise, so apologies.

       :)
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 9 p.m. GMT
      Reply #13: Sep 30, 2020 06:11:41 pm
      I know the knockout stages are about that time but isn’t the group stage draw usually later. I know last year’s was certainly because it coincided with the award ceremony with big Virgil taking away the main prize.

      Probably another casualty of the fixtures being so compressed. Look at the matchday schedules, we play three midweeks in a row, off for an international break, and then do another three consecutive weeks (also why the League Cup dates are all together for the early rounds).

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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #14: Sep 30, 2020 06:31:15 pm
      Looks like it's 4pm UK time: https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/draws/

      Could be one hell of a group when you look at them pots!

      By the time they done the build up and the awards thing they do, the draw will be more like 4.30 or 5pm!!
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #15: Sep 30, 2020 06:32:41 pm
      It's normally on Friday mornings as I recall. But I don't think it's quite the gala affair it normally is.



      The last few years it's deffo been a Thursday around 4/5ish
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #16: Sep 30, 2020 07:17:59 pm
      It won’t really matter who we draw, we don’t fear anyone, those who draw us will give a collective sigh, and a very loud Oh Fuuuuuckkk !







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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #17: Sep 30, 2020 08:40:49 pm
      Quote from Klopps Snood
      Oh right, for some reason I though it was usually in the morning.  :confused-smiley-013:

      The European Cup Group Stage draw is a Thursday afternoon event in Europe. With nobody there, hopefully they can just get on with it instead of all the usual time wasting for intros and interviews and presentations and turning a 15 minute draw into an hour long slog.

       :throw:
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      Gladbach

      Inter (a)
      Atletico (h)
      Gladbach (h)
      Gladbach (a)
      Inter (h)
      Atletico (a)

      LCQ draw: City (a)


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      Olympiakos
      Bruges

      Olympiakos (h)
      Bruges (a)
      Donetsk (a)
      Donetsk (h)
      Olympiakos (a)
      Bruges (h)

      LCQ draw: Newcastle (h)
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #18: Oct 01, 2020 08:48:25 am
      Wonder if English teams will be at a slight disadvantage for this due to the closed door scenario? Near enough the rest of Europe now seem to have fans back in stadiums to some degree but I'm not sure when we'll be at that point, with the October return date now pushed back. I think it's quite possible that we won't see supporters back in stadiums here until the new year, meaning that English clubs would have to play all of their home group matches behind closed doors whereas a lot of European teams will have supporters at theirs. Not that the likes of the Etihad or Stamford Bridge are intimidating atmospheres for European teams to play in like, but I can imagine if we needed a win from our last home group game it would be that extra bit harder without the supporters
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #19: Oct 01, 2020 11:07:58 am
      Want: Ajax Kiev Rennes

      Dont want: Atletico Inter Marseille

      Will get: Atletico Lazio Borrusia
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #20: Oct 01, 2020 12:06:36 pm
      will be what it will be, club probably happy to have teams with less travel involved for away games. so.....

      Ajax, salzburg, rennes or Midjylland
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 9 p.m. GMT
      Reply #21: Oct 01, 2020 12:35:40 pm
      Fingers crossed we get some teams from countries where fans are actually allowed into games!

      Although, could do with swerving Leipzig if at all possible.  Pretty decent opposition for pot 3.

      Are any Euro nations currently banning travel from UK?

      Am curious what the opportunity will be for Liverpool supporters to attend away European matches.
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 9 p.m. GMT
      Reply #22: Oct 01, 2020 01:05:50 pm
      Are any Euro nations currently banning travel from UK?

      Am curious what the opportunity will be for Liverpool supporters to attend away European matches.

      Zero I would think, I imagine away travel wont be allowed, tickets not given to the away team and unlike the players and staff the fans would have to self isolate on return even if allowed

      But I cant see any away travel allowed for some time to come, even domestically when fans are back in stadiums

      Look at the farce they're making of it in the early rounds of the fa cup this weekend as an example
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      Reply #23: Oct 01, 2020 01:08:46 pm
      Are any Euro nations currently banning travel from UK?

      Am curious what the opportunity will be for Liverpool supporters to attend away European matches.

      Think it will be less to do with travel and more to do with the clubs themselves prioritizing their own supporters. I'd say 30-40% is the best capacity we're going to get anywhere around Europe for the next few months at least so unless Uefa say there needs to be away supporters (which would be incredibly careless) then I can't see any for the foreseeable. As a rough guess I'd say maybe quarters / semi finals at the very earliest. Also in the pre-covid world Uefa would get a corporate allocation which was near enough the same as the away allocation, so it wouldn't surprise me at all if corporates were prioritized above away fans once some extra tickets do become available & the capacity percentages increase
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      Reply #24: Oct 01, 2020 01:15:37 pm
      Think it will be less to do with travel and more to do with the clubs themselves prioritizing their own supporters. I'd say 30-40% is the best capacity we're going to get anywhere around Europe for the next few months at least so unless Uefa say there needs to be away supporters (which would be incredibly careless) then I can't see any for the foreseeable. As a rough guess I'd say maybe quarters / semi finals at the very earliest. Also in the pre-covid world Uefa would get a corporate allocation which was near enough the same as the away allocation, so it wouldn't surprise me at all if corporates were prioritized above away fans once some extra tickets do become available & the capacity percentages increase

      What you said about the corporates being given priority reminds me of what I read this morning:
      https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2020/oct/01/football-final-descent-dystopian-digital-circus-fans-tv

      Nothing may ever be the same.

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