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17 Aug 2017 12:07:02
First time post. Question. Is there still a chance we can enter Pot 3 in the group stages providing there isn't a total collapse over there next week?

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17 Aug 2017 12:12:40
Aye mate if one of Liverpool Sevilla Napoli or Olympiacos go out we move up to pot 3! Our best chance is the Greeks, they scraped a 2-1 last nite and need to go to Croatia next week! Fingers crossed!

17 Aug 2017 12:32:50
If we get into Pot 3 we'll still end up getting somebody like RB Leipzig with our luck in these draws!

17 Aug 2017 12:42:46
What's the befit of pot 3? Does that mean we can be in a group without all the big gun's?

17 Aug 2017 13:02:10
Pot 3 allows us to potentially have a better draw, pot 1 and 2 are your CL regulars pot 3 is still full of good teams like Liverpool and pot 4 is the supposedly weaker teams from smaller countries so pot 3 gives us a shout at an easier group. I don't mind either way I think I e could surprise a lot of teams this year, I just hope For a different mix from Man Utd and Barca!

17 Aug 2017 13:54:48
Pot 3 gives us a greater chance of missing an EPL team an am fed up with that "Battle o Britain build up keek"

Can follow both trains of thought take the glamour and someone different

Take the easiest group and try and make what is a think our ceiling last 16 in CL (Y)

17 Aug 2017 13:58:58
Pot 3 gives us 2 games againdt the supposidly weaker pot 4 opposition. Should make it easier to get 6 points off them. Then you are in the mix for last 16 or at worse by finishing 3rd drop into the Europa after christmas.

{Ed007's Note - Would you fancy us taking 6 points off RB Leipzig who are already in Pot 4 and could be joined by Feyenoord, would we be able to win away to either of those teams?}

17 Aug 2017 14:40:33
Ed. yes. Why wouldn't we win, when we are playing a good attacking style of football. We must respect all the Teams in the Group stages. but not be overawed with past histories of these Clubs.

{Ed007's Note - RB Leipzig were only founded in 2009 and came 2nd in the Bundesliga last season in their debut season. If we get into Pot 3 drawing them from Pot 4 would be a nightmare for us. Honestly, go by their squad they should be in Pot 1 or 2 but their coefficient is awful because this is their European debut.}

17 Aug 2017 14:53:58
I can see us doing well this year in the CL when we sort out the RW, LB and a centre forward to complete the squad. You can't take it that we are going to take 6pts of any opposition but I can see us beating teams away this year of good opposition. I think the tide is turning and old stats don't count for the current regime!

{Ed007's Note - There's no shame in taking a trouncing off Barca but 7-0 was a bit much. The draw away to City was a great result and so was the Monchengladbach draw in Germany but we let ourselves down at home against them, over the two legs they looked pretty average.}

17 Aug 2017 15:57:42
I'm expecting us to learn from last year and show the progression in Europe, we took 2 Pts of city which was progress, really feel we are close to going on a CL push the next few years we are a real team and that can over come a lot, rather than throwing money at it!



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