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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:
      Atletico
      Inter
      Gladbach

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

      LCQ draw: City (a)


      :tv_happy:
      Donetsk
      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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      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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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #25: Oct 01, 2020 03:18:22 pm
      Draw I would like

      Shaktar Donetsk, Krasnodar, Midjylland

      I think we will end up with

      Shaktar Donetsk, Inter Milan, Istanbul Basaksehir
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #26: Oct 01, 2020 03:44:32 pm
      37.5% chance we'll draw an English mob. 3 English teams in pot 2. Think the pots go by UEFA rankings. We are 10th on that list.

      https://kassiesa.net/uefa/data/method5/trank2020.html






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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #27: Oct 01, 2020 03:45:14 pm
      37.5% chance we'll draw an English mob. 3 English teams in pot 2. Think the pots go by UEFA rankings. We are 10th on that list.

      https://kassiesa.net/uefa/data/method5/trank2020.html




      Can't draw a team from your own country at this stage
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      Reply #28: Oct 01, 2020 03:58:29 pm
      Can't draw a team from your own country at this stage

      Only exception I can remember was ourselves & Chelsea being drawn into the same group in 05/06, but I think that was down to some weird technicality with us having to qualify through the backdoor after finishing 5th but winning it the previous season
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #29: Oct 01, 2020 04:10:31 pm
      Can't draw a team from your own country at this stage

      So if we are drawn out, how do they keep us from drawing city, utd or chavs, if all are drawn from pots blind !
      Do they return them and keep trying until they get a non English club, or is it ‘fixed’ before we get to that stage 🤷‍♂️

      Don’t fully understand how they can be fairly avoided in the current situation !
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #30: Oct 01, 2020 04:18:05 pm
      Only exception I can remember was ourselves & Chelsea being drawn into the same group in 05/06, but I think that was down to some weird technicality with us having to qualify through the backdoor after finishing 5th but winning it the previous season

      F**k I can’t remember that at all
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      Reply #31: Oct 01, 2020 04:21:46 pm
      Who I’d prefer.....

      Shaktar Donetsk
      Krasnodar
      Midjylland.

      Who we’ll likely get....

      Atletico Madrid
      Inter Milan
      Marseille


      Be nice to get an ‘easier’ draw, but the best have all gotta be beaten at some stage.
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      Reply #32: Oct 01, 2020 04:24:01 pm
      F**k I can’t remember that at all

      The games were absolutely dire to be fair - two 0-0s if I remember rightly!
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      Reply #33: Oct 01, 2020 04:42:18 pm
      F**k is this draw about it's dragging on like it's the f**king Eurovision.
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      Reply #34: Oct 01, 2020 04:48:14 pm
      Ajax from Pot 2 for us, decent that.
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      Reply #35: Oct 01, 2020 04:48:27 pm
      Yeah, good draw that so far
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      Reply #36: Oct 01, 2020 04:50:09 pm
      Know a few who'll be gutted about that, would have been some away trip
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      Reply #37: Oct 01, 2020 04:53:22 pm
      Couldn’t help but laugh when City drew Porto from Pot 1, not sure I know a team that gets so much luck as them in these draws.
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      Reply #38: Oct 01, 2020 04:56:29 pm
      That would have been an amazing European night that, shame no crowds.
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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #39: Oct 01, 2020 04:57:41 pm
       Good God more awards, is this an awards ceremony or a Champions League draw! What it is, is a bore fest!!!  :f_doh:
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      Reply #40: Oct 01, 2020 05:02:32 pm
      Dangerous side are Atalanta
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      Reply #41: Oct 01, 2020 05:03:42 pm
      Atalanta for us!
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      Reply #42: Oct 01, 2020 05:05:38 pm
      City will be very happy with their draw, Utd not so!
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      Reply #43: Oct 01, 2020 05:07:06 pm
      City will be very happy with their draw, Utd not so!

      City (as per) and Chelsea been very lucky.

      With the way the pots are distributed now (champions and holders of the two trophies in Pot 1), there's no real advantage to being in Pot 1 over 2 anymore.
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      Reply #44: Oct 01, 2020 05:16:09 pm
      Can they please not just get on with it, no, more waffle!
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      Reply #45: Oct 01, 2020 05:18:30 pm
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      Reply #46: Oct 01, 2020 05:21:05 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


      I wasnt far off with this. ;D
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      Reply #47: Oct 01, 2020 05:21:41 pm
      Liverpool, Ajax, Atalanta, FC midtjylland


      Not bad.
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      Reply #48: Oct 01, 2020 05:21:43 pm
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      Reply #49: Oct 01, 2020 05:21:57 pm
      Ajax, Atalanta & Midjyland

      Would have been brilliant for fans these games. :-(
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      Reply #50: Oct 01, 2020 05:23:22 pm
      Decent draw for us.
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      Reply #51: Oct 01, 2020 05:23:38 pm
      Ajax, Atalanta & Midjyland

      Would have been brilliant for fans these games. :-(

      It would, sad, sad times for all, please God it’s over soon!
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      Reply #52: Oct 01, 2020 05:24:01 pm
      Least no feckin Napoli !
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      Reply #53: Oct 01, 2020 05:25:11 pm
      Cant complain with that
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      Reply #54: Oct 01, 2020 05:30:13 pm
      Happy with that. Even happier that Nagelsmann will put the Mancs into the Europa.
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      Reply #55: Oct 01, 2020 05:43:36 pm
      Couldn’t have asked for a better group
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      Reply #56: Oct 01, 2020 05:44:04 pm
      Who are Maryland?
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      Reply #57: Oct 01, 2020 05:47:57 pm

      Decent cookies them
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      Reply #58: Oct 01, 2020 05:55:35 pm
      No disrespect to their teams, but two of those teams we can play our B team and we should get a result.... the more games our younger players can get the better so I’m happy with that draw.
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      Reply #59: Oct 01, 2020 05:57:23 pm
      That'll do.
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      Reply #60: Oct 01, 2020 06:10:04 pm
      Settle for that, the group of goals
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      Reply #61: Oct 01, 2020 06:10:57 pm

      Danish, very big on metrics etc, linked with the people at Brentford
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      Reply #62: Oct 01, 2020 06:11:19 pm
      No disrespect to their teams, but two of those teams we can play our B team and we should get a result.... the more games our younger players can get the better so I’m happy with that draw.
      You reckon we could field our B team against a team that has finished 3rd in Serie A the last 2 seasons running and reached the quarter finals of the Champions League last campaign? I mean I’m confident we will win the group but I think you’re underestimating Atalanta.
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      Reply #63: Oct 01, 2020 06:57:15 pm
      No disrespect to their teams, but two of those teams we can play our B team and we should get a result.... the more games our younger players can get the better so I’m happy with that draw.


      No disrespect there at all
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      Reply #64: Oct 01, 2020 06:59:31 pm
      Great draw looking forward to it starting
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      Reply #65: Oct 01, 2020 07:24:55 pm
      Looking forward to being able to rest players for some of these games. Atalanta will be our toughest fixtures. Nice draw. Have a few mates in Holland would have been a nice trip over.
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      Reply #66: Oct 01, 2020 07:39:01 pm
      Settle for that logistically  as well Atlanta are no pushover though
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      Reply #67: Oct 01, 2020 07:41:30 pm
      It would, sad, sad times for all, please God it’s over soon!

      "Uefa also announced on Thursday that supporters will be allowed to attend matches in the competition, though only to a 30% capacity and according to respective local Covid regulations. No away fans will be allowed."
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      Reply #68: Oct 02, 2020 10:25:42 am
      No disrespect to their teams, but two of those teams we can play our B team and we should get a result.... the more games our younger players can get the better so I’m happy with that draw.

      Come on it's the Champions League. Not going to get very far putting out B teams.

      It's a good draw for us but you got to respect the opposition. Ajax are dangerous and have a knack of replacing lost players well whilst Atalanta scored 98 league goals last year and got to the quarters. I don't know anything about Midtjylland but I do remember when Red Star were meant to be the sh*te team of the group but we got beat 2-0 away to them.
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      Reply #69: Oct 02, 2020 10:37:44 am
      Ajax, Atalanta & Midjyland

      Would have been brilliant for fans these games. :-(

      I think the Atalanta game would have been at the San Siro too because their stadium is currently undergoing renovation
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      Reply #70: Oct 02, 2020 12:09:05 pm
      I think the Atalanta game would have been at the San Siro too because their stadium is currently undergoing renovation

      Yea and would have been a great away for those who go with the San Siro due for demolition.

      Done a tour a few years back and remains my favourite stadium after ours.
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      Reply #71: Oct 02, 2020 12:16:26 pm

      Does that mean you like the draw.  ;D
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      Reply #72: Oct 02, 2020 12:49:10 pm
      Wouldnt take this group lightly. Were the team with the big target on our back. Ajax and Atalanta 2 very good sides and the Danes will be no mugs. Weve struggled at similar clubs before
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      Reply #73: Oct 02, 2020 12:52:16 pm
      Wouldnt take this group lightly. Were the team with the big target on our back. Ajax and Atalanta 2 very good sides and the Danes will be no mugs. Weve struggled at similar clubs before

      Completely agree mate, don’t be easy by any means
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      Reply #74: Oct 02, 2020 01:16:35 pm
      Yea and would have been a great away for those who go with the San Siro due for demolition.

      Done a tour a few years back and remains my favourite stadium after ours.

      A mate who went Inter away when Torres scored said the exact same.

      Did a little holiday in Milan about 4 years ago and stupidly didn't go and see it. Regret that decision even more now that it's going to be knocked down!
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      Reply #75: Oct 02, 2020 01:26:59 pm
      I think we got a good draw, looking forward to the Atalanta games as it should be open and lots of attacking football as well with Ajax.

      Not going to be a cake walk but we avoided what could of been more difficult group.

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      Reply #76: Oct 02, 2020 01:27:24 pm
      Did a little holiday in Milan about 4 years ago and stupidly didn't go and see it. Regret that decision even more now that it's going to be knocked down!

      Went to Rome a couple of years ago and had my lad with me and was thinking of going to the stadium there but from what I remember it looked miles away from the centre and wasn't on the metro so I lazily swerved it and went to see one of the dead popes in the Vatican instead.
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      Reply #77: Oct 02, 2020 07:39:42 pm
      A mate who went Inter away when Torres scored said the exact same.

      Did a little holiday in Milan about 4 years ago and stupidly didn't go and see it. Regret that decision even more now that it's going to be knocked down!

      Yea we stayed in Milan for 2 nights after a week at Lake Garda and done the tour then. Was always on my list as it's s unique and didn't disappoint.
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      Reply #78: Oct 02, 2020 07:40:20 pm
      Everyone talking about going to Italy when most match-goers are really gutted about missing Amsterdam!!

      That away with the redmen would be f**king boss!
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      Reply #79: Oct 02, 2020 08:39:32 pm
      Confirmed:

      Ajax (a)
      Mitdylland (h)
      Atalanta (a)
      Atalanta (h)
      Ajax (h)
      Mitdylland (a)

      Wed-Tues-Tues-Wed-Tues-Wed
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      Reply #80: Oct 02, 2020 08:42:52 pm
      Ajax..ah takes me back.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyJD8m4x-vI&ab_channel=AdrianHoughton

      Should clean up against Ajax, Atalanta and Midy shouldn't tax us to much. Good draw.
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      Reply #81: Oct 02, 2020 08:45:15 pm
      Looking forward to the Ajax ties. Id have a lot of respect for them as a club and their history
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      Reply #82: Oct 03, 2020 06:28:59 am
      Everyone talking about going to Italy when most match-goers are really gutted about missing Amsterdam!!

      That away with the redmen would be f**king boss!




      Slag  ;D
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      Reply #83: Oct 03, 2020 08:48:49 am
      Everyone talking about going to Italy when most match-goers are really gutted about missing Amsterdam!!

      That away with the redmen would be f**king boss!

      Would never see aussie red ever again
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      Reply #84: Oct 03, 2020 08:52:28 pm
      Have we only met Ajax in 1966? Think they beat us 5-1 at Anfield?? Never met in the 70s?
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      Reply #85: Oct 04, 2020 05:36:53 pm
      Have we only met Ajax in 1966? Think they beat us 5-1 at Anfield?? Never met in the 70s?

      That was 5-1 away..in the fog in Amsterdam..the home leg ended 2-2..
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      Reply #86: Oct 07, 2020 03:00:27 am
      Everyone talking about going to Italy when most match-goers are really gutted about missing Amsterdam!!

      That away with the redmen would be f**king boss!


      Clear the f**k up Covid so me and Crouchie can try to get to that game! Would be a ripping trip in many senses of the word. Hahahah


      Would never see aussie red ever again

       :D :D xxxxx:action-smiley-065:

      Spot on!

      Although I did make it out of there once! :D

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      Reply #87: Oct 08, 2020 08:17:25 am
      Quote from Harrisimo
      Ajax..ah takes me back.

      Should clean up against Ajax, Atalanta and Midy shouldn't tax us to much. Good draw.

      We said that about the group last year. That went to the last game.

      Ajax were 1 minute from facing us in Madrid, and away in front of their fans in the first game, is going to be tough. Atalanta got further than us last season, and they'll also have a home crowd for it. The Danes are the Gent of the group. But they scored 4 goals in the last half hour in their qualifier against Prague. Losing the tie with 10 minutes to go, they scored 3 in the last 10 minutes, the first from a penalty for one of "those" handballs, and the saved penalty retaken after the keeper went walkies off the line. But they look like the novices they are, and ideally we'll get the job done before going there on the last night. At worst, this draw should guarantee European football for us after Christmas.

      It is likely that all 3 opponents will have a crowd for their home games.
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      Reply #88: Oct 08, 2020 01:24:28 pm
      Any of you who know all these things explain why we might have only named 7 homegrown players in the squad and only 24 in total?
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      Reply #89: Oct 08, 2020 01:34:29 pm
      Any of you who know all these things explain why we might have only named 7 homegrown players in the squad and only 24 in total?

      I think the rules are that you can have a maximum of 25 players, and if you do, 8 of those will need to be homegrown. If you don't select 8 homegrown players then you'll need to leave a space in your squad to compensate for not hitting the quota (IE - if we only selected 6 homegrown players then we'd only be able to have a 23 man squad etc)

      Players under the age of 21 can still play without being registered, which probably explains why they haven't just thrown one of the homegrown u23 lads in to make the numbers up

       
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      Reply #90: Oct 08, 2020 01:45:09 pm
      I think the rules are that you can have a maximum of 25 players, and if you do, 8 of those will need to be homegrown. If you don't select 8 homegrown players then you'll need to leave a space in your squad to compensate for not hitting the quota (IE - if we only selected 6 homegrown players then we'd only be able to have a 23 man squad etc)

      Players under the age of 21 can still play without being registered, which probably explains why they haven't just thrown one of the homegrown u23 lads in to make the numbers up

       

      Is there a benefit to not naming 25 players? Like signing a player in the Jan window, can they become the 25th player if not previiusly involved with another club?

      Just curious as Wilson could have been named as the 25th player and 8th homegrown so by not naming him or another weve a spot left
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      Reply #91: Oct 08, 2020 01:59:51 pm
      Is there a benefit to not naming 25 players? Like signing a player in the Jan window, can they become the 25th player if not previiusly involved with another club?

      Just curious as Wilson could have been named as the 25th player and 8th homegrown so by not naming him or another weve a spot left

      They'll have a second registration in February after the winter window closes & I think you're allowed to amend your squad however you like as long as you keep in line with the quotas & squad size rules

      No idea why they've omitted Wilson. Seems a strange one, like. Unless he's being lined up for a loan move abroad or something
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      Reply #92: Oct 08, 2020 04:00:36 pm
      Liverpool confirm Champions League squad with Xherdan Shaqiri in but midfielder missing
      Liverpool have registered a 24-man squad for the initial phase of the Champions League this season

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      11:25, 8 OCT 2020

      Liverpool have registered a 24-man squad for the 2020/21 Champions League group-stages, but there is no room for Wales international Harry Wilson.

      The Reds are allowed to name a maximum squad of 25, with eight of those ‘locally-trained’, but Liverpool have opted to only utilise seven of those spots with James Milner, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Caoimhin Kelleher, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Harvey Elliott all named for this year’s group-stages.

      Wilson ’s absence, despite there being room in the squad for his inclusion, prompts fresh speculation about his future with the club despite remaining at Anfield after Monday’s transfer deadline day.

      Meanwhile, Xherdan Shaqiri has been named in the squad despite also being linked with a Liverpool exit.

      Alisson is also included despite currently being sidelined with a shoulder injury, reiterating the Reds’ hopes he will return to full fitness in four to six weeks, while summer signings Thiago Alcantara, Diogo Jota and Kostas Tsimikas have also been registered.

      The likes of youngsters Curtis Jones and Neco Williams are not named, but they do not need to be to feature for Liverpool in the Champions League this season.

      The duo were both born after 1 January 1998 and have been eligible to play for the club for an uninterrupted period of two years since their 15th birthdays so are eligible to be registered on List B.

      In contrast, Elliott does not yet fulfill this criteria, hence the 17-year-old's inclusion in Jürgen Klopp 's announced squad.

      If Liverpool progress to the Champions League knockout stages, the Reds would be able to register a maximum of three new players by February 3, but the overall limit of 25 players on List A remains.

      Klopp’s side face Ajax, Atalanta and FC Midtjylland in this year’s group-stages, with German allowed to utilise five substitutes from a matchday squad of 20 for fixtures.

      Liverpool’s Champions League squad in full (Home-grown players in bold):

      Goalkeepers:
      Alisson Becker, Adrian, Caoimhin Kelleher.

      Defenders:
      Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Kostas Tsimikas, Andy Robertson, Joel Matip, Trent Alexander-Arnold.

      Midfielders:
      Fabinho, Gini Wijnaldum, Thiago Alcantara, James Milner, Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Xherdan Shaqiri, Harvey Elliott.

      Forwards:
      Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Takumi Minamino, Diogo Jota, Divock Origi.


      https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/liverpool-champions-league-squad-news-19070056

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      Re: Champions League Group Stage Draw - Thursday at 4 p.m. GMT
      Reply #93: Oct 08, 2020 04:12:06 pm
      No idea why they've omitted Wilson. Seems a strange one, like. Unless he's being lined up for a loan move abroad or something

      He should be on his way out. If he plays for us in any CL match wouldn’t that deem him unavailable to feature in the same competition for his new club? Michael Edwards would lose pricing power if so.

      Edwards: Take him, he’s available to play for you in the CL. Therefore I’m selling him to you at a higher price.
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      Reply #94: Oct 08, 2020 05:02:18 pm
      He should be on his way out. If he plays for us in any CL match wouldn’t that deem him unavailable to feature in the same competition for his new club? Michael Edwards would lose pricing power if so.

      Edwards: Take him, he’s available to play for you in the CL. Therefore I’m selling him to you at a higher price.

      Yeah think he'd be cup tied for the CL & (I think) the Europa League too

      Always remember that summer Owen went to Madrid, the rumours were swirling around but nobody was sure if he was going to leave or not, then Rafa didn't select him for our Champions League qualifier against AK Graz & that all but confirmed he was off  ;D

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