Europa League - 2017/18

Discussion in 'Football Talk' started by THunter, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. Rex Banner

    Rex Banner Massive SAFophile Trusted

    I don't mind Celtic as a club but I'd love for us to "play a wee game" with Brendan.
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  2. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Agenda Merchant

    We are gonna get some easy draw like Viktoria Plzen and then make it very hard for us.
  3. Notorious Big

    Notorious Big Stuck in the friend zone

    Spain,Italy and Russia with most teams in next round.4 teams.
  4. Notorious Big

    Notorious Big Stuck in the friend zone

    Just not Napoli or Real Sociedad.Others are weaker.
  5. <<reed>>

    <<reed>> Severe daddy issues

    We are the only English team in the competition, so much pressure!
  6. mavelous

    mavelous Well-Known Member Trusted

    it's gonna be atletico isnt' it?
  7. redanddread

    redanddread The stone that the builders refuse

  8. redanddread

    redanddread The stone that the builders refuse

    we avoid Napoli & Lyon
  9. redanddread

    redanddread The stone that the builders refuse

    looks like we might be getting a favourable draw..
  10. carlito'sway

    carlito'sway Well-Known Member

    Arsenal draw Ostersund in Europa League knock-out round. Pretty favorable one! Let's play the big boys now.
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  11. Rex Banner

    Rex Banner Massive SAFophile Trusted

    Apparently they're the only the only team in European competition managed by an Englishman.

    Harry's uncle Graham Potter.
  12. Brown Gooner

    Brown Gooner DoN'T ceNsOR maH FreE SpEecH

    Dortmund or Atletico will win this competition.
  13. Borussin

    Borussin AM's Resident Dortmund Fan

    Atletico have found themselves back in the league race in Spain, and they have a really really small squad. So maybe that will play a big part in how they go about the Europa from now on.

    As for Dortmund, we will be hugely reliant on actually having players stay fit for the rest of the way now. I like our chances better now Marco Reus is back, but we all know how that can go :oops:

    My 2 concern would be our defence is still shaky, and our midfield isn't doing so great either. Weigl's been really struggling, and Dahoud hasn't got going at all. Sahin is up and down and Castro is well, Castro. We ain't losing games now, but we are not winning enough either!
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  14. Brown Gooner

    Brown Gooner DoN'T ceNsOR maH FreE SpEecH

    I support Bayern as well so I don’t care about Dortmund really :p

    IMO this is your best formation.
    Toljan Sokratis Toprak Guerreiro
    Weigl CM
    Pulisic Gotze Reus

    Dortmund have too many AMs and Wingers. They need a proper CM. Should go after Wolfsburg’s Arnold this summer.

    As for Atletico, If they can win at the Camp Nou this Sunday then I think they’ll start prioritising La Liga over the EL. (Like Napoli)

    Then it might come down to Lyon, Dortmund or Leipzig.
  15. Borussin

    Borussin AM's Resident Dortmund Fan

    IF Altetico win that game, then yes indeed, they may well decide to concentrate on the league, I was amazed how small their squad is, they have 17 outfield players in their first team.

    I know things are not rosy for Arsenal right now, but if that happens with atletico, no reason not to believe Arsenal cannot do it either.

    Leipzig are an interesting one, they have some fantastic players, but I wonder if their youth and lack of epexrience will have an effect. And also, I don't know if Ralph Hasenhüttl is savvy enough.

    As for Dortmund. For sure Guerreiro, but sadly, he has juts been injured over and over again! I still prefer Piszczek in there for Toljan, even though of course the best days of his career are behind him. I would actually have Schürrle in that first 11 now too, it took a long time, but he's actually been one of our better players last few games!
  16. Brown Gooner

    Brown Gooner DoN'T ceNsOR maH FreE SpEecH

    ^ Arsenal can do what? Win the Europa? :lol:

    I would be shocked if we can knockout Milan and finally reach a European QF.
  17. Borussin

    Borussin AM's Resident Dortmund Fan

    ya never know! One of the favourites got dumped out last round cos they decided to not play that well in the first game. Atletico are likely to not go all out in it.
    IF you get by Milan, then you have every chance. TBH, I don't watch Italian football so I don't know how they are doing or how they play.
  18. Brown Gooner

    Brown Gooner DoN'T ceNsOR maH FreE SpEecH

    Milan are unbeaten in 12 games in all competitions. Recently they won away at Roma. I saw that game, impressive 2-0 win and they were good on counters. Yesterday Milan secured a place in the Italian Cup final against Juventus. If they win the Derby this Sunday against Inter then I cannot see how Arsenal win against Milan. Will need Real Madrid type “luck” to see us through to the next round.

    Also, Milan will be taking the EL pretty seriously because they too are struggling to make it to the Top 4 in Serie A.

    You’re right in that if Arsenal can beat Milan then it would boost our chances massively but I’m not getting my hopes up :(
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  19. <<reed>>

    <<reed>> Severe daddy issues

    Napoli weren't the favorites, anyone who watches Seria A knew that their squad depth was non-existent and they would focus only on the league.
    Atletico are levels above everyone else, but they might focus on the league if they win Barca though.
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  20. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Well-Known Member

    Dortmund could well be going out with that result, 1-2 at home to Salzburg. They're not great this season but still, if we're gonna progress in this competition we need some of the bigger teams to drop out you'd think.

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