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  1. Clyde1998

    Europa league qualifiers

    Is he eligible? He'd be required to be registered to play and the registration usually can't be changed after the first game.
  2. With Celtic's elimination from the Champions League, Scotland will not benefit from the additional country ranking point that it would receive from having a side in the group stages. This has, in recent years, kept Scotland from falling further behind comparable nations in the coefficient rankings - used to calculated the number of European places each country receives and what round they start. I said on one of the qualification threads that it was vital for Scotland to have a team in the Champions League group stages to benefit from these bonus points, but, after having a look at the calculation, I'm not so sure. It's possible that Celtic's earlier elimination from the Champions League will benefit Scotland's coefficient. Assuming Celtic beat the Baltic team that they will play in the play-off round of the Europa League, Scotland will have a minimum of 3.375 points going into the Europa League group stages. In the group stages, of both the CL & EL, countries (with four teams) receive 0.5 points for winning and 0.25 points for drawing matches. Therefore to make up the lost bonus point, they would have to win two matches. In the past two years, Celtic have obtained an average of 1.625 (for Scotland) from the CL group stages; three wins and a draw is required in the EL group stages to better this. Should Celtic reach the group stages of the Europa League, they will be in Pot 2*. This will mean that Celtic will avoid a number of the bigger sides in the competition, such as Milan, Marseille and Fenerbahce, increasing their chances of winning matches. A group of Anderlecht, Celtic, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Midtjylland (as an example) looks passable for Celtic, with all games winnable on paper, unlike any Champions League group Celtic could've received. It appears then, that our best chance of increasing the coefficient in future seasons will come from the Europa League - with our national champions' Champions League group stage appearances probably being a negative for our points. Of course, that's without even looking at Rangers and Hibernian, this season. Rangers are in a good position to progress to the play-off round and would play either Ufa or Progres, both of which are winnable games (unless they get Pedro back ­čśë). Hibs won't be favourites going into their game against Molde, but a clean sheet at home may be enough if they can get a goal. Their potential reward appears to be Dinamo Minsk (who are 4-0 up over Zenit - somehow?), which on paper seems winnable too. It's not currently, inconceivable that we could have three teams in the group stages of the Europa League, but it will be very unlikely to actually happen. Scotland's potential coefficient (2018-19 season) as of 15 August: At present: 3.125 (-0.125 on 2013-14) If Celtic reach group stage of EL: +0.250/+0.500 (min/max) If Rangers or Hibs reach group stage: +0.375/+0.750 (min/max) If all reach group stage: +1.000/+2.000 (min/max) *Celtic will be in Pot 1 if three of Sevilla, Zenit, Basel, Besiktas, Olympiacos, Ludogorets and Copenhagen fail to reach the group stage. Red Bull Salzburg and PSV Eindhoven are the only teams still in the Champions League qualifiers that have a higher coefficient than Celtic.
  3. Clyde1998

    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    WhoScored ratings for English Premier League/Championship players today: English Premier League: Matt Ritchie (Newcastle) - 69 mins - 7.16 James McArthur (Crystal Palace) - 90 mins - 7.03 Kevin McDonald (Fulham) - 90 mins - 6.56 Callum Paterson (Cardiff) - 62 mins - 6.56 Tom Cairney (Fulham) - 90 mins - 6.49 Scott McTominay (Man Utd) - 14 mins - 6.04 English Championship: Jay Fulton (Swansea) - 90 mins - 8.28 John McGinn (Aston Villa) - 90 mins - 8.10 Daniel Fox (Nottm Forest) - 90 mins - 7.96 Jordan Archer (Millwall) - 90 mins - 7.82 Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn) - 90 mins - 7.52 Barrie McKay (Swansea) - 75 mins - 7.00 Grant Hanley (Norwich) - 90 mins - 6.99 Barry Bannan (Sheff Wed) - 90 mins - 6.99 Kenny McLean (Norwich) - 75 mins - 6.97 Jordan Rhodes (Norwich) - 90 mins - 6.93 David Marshall (Hull) - 90 mins - 6.88 Darren Fletcher (Stoke) - 77 mins - 6.85 Matt Phillips (West Brom) - 90 mins - 6.81 Steven Fletcher (Sheff Wed) - 73 mins - 6.78 John Fleck (Sheff Utd) - 90 mins - 6.75 Lewis MacLeod (Brentford) - 67 mins - 6.75 Stephen Kingsley (Hull) - 90 mins - 6.57 Oliver McBurnie (Swansea) - 90 mins - 6.41 Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) - 90 mins - 6.35 Marc McNulty (Reading) - 31 mins - 6.67 Paul Gallagher (Preston) - 10 mins - 6.18
  4. Clyde1998

    Hearts v Celtic

    Hearts win. Celtic looked off the pace today - didn't create anything of note (from what I remember).
  5. Clyde1998

    Hearts v Celtic

    1-0 Hearts - Lafferty; great work from the Hearts #19, who's been very good today, before crossing for Lafferty
  6. Clyde1998

    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Leigh Griffiths starting for Celtic vs Hearts.
  7. Clyde1998

    Europa league qualifiers

    It's also vitally important that Celtic (or whoever's our Champions League representative in future years) gets to the group stage, as that would earn us an entire point by itself (without taking into account the wins/draws on the way through the qualifiers). If Celtic were to reach the group stages this season, the minimum amount of points that Scotland would have is 4.500 - three draws and the bonus points for reaching the CL group stages. The maximum - with Celtic, Rangers and Hibs winning all their qualifiers until the group stages - would be 6.375. That 4.500 figure would be our best season since 2007-08, when Rangers reached the UEFA Cup final and Celtic and Aberdeen were in the knockout rounds of the Champions League and UEFA Cup respectively.
  8. Clyde1998

    Europa league qualifiers

    Legia Warsaw also lost 2-1 at home to F91 Dudelange of Luxembourg. Of the ties relevant to Scottish clubs: Dinamo Minsk (BLR) 4-0 Zenit Saint Petersburg (RUS) - winners play Hibernian or Molde Ufa (RUS) 2-1 Progr├Ęs Niederkorn (LUX) - winners play Rangers or Maribor Spartaks J┼źrmala (LVA) 0-1 S┼źduva Marijampol─Ś (LTU) - winners play loser of Celtic and AEK Athens
  9. Clyde1998

    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Scottish players for Nottm Forest: Daniel Fox Scottish players for West Brom: Matt Phillips, James Morrison and Oliver Burke (bench). Good to see Morrison back, after a lengthy injury (about a year?).
  10. Clyde1998

    Europa league qualifiers

    https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/russia/entry-requirements - Any Hibs fan wanting to go to St Petersburg is already fucked and that's without knowing if Hibs will play them or not. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/belarus/entry-requirements - It appears that UK citizens can enter Belarus for 30 days without a visa now.
  11. Clyde1998

    Europa league qualifiers

    Europa League Play-Off Round Draw - Champions Path: HJK (FIN)/Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN) v Red Star Belgrade (SRB)/Spartak Trnava (SVK) APOEL (CYP)/Hapoel Be'er Sheva (ISR) v Astana (KAZ)/Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) Rosenborg (NOR)/Cork City (IRL) v RB Salzburg (AUT)/Shkendija (MKD) Legia Warsaw (POL)/F91 Dudelange (LUX) v Cluj (ROU)/Alashkert (ARM) S┼źduva Marijampol─Ś (LTU)/Spartaks J┼źrmala (LVA) v Celtic (SCO)/AEK Athens (GRE) Sheriff Tiraspol (MDA)/Valur (ISL) v Qaraba─č (AZE)/BATE Borisov (BLR) Malmo (SWE)/Videoton (HUN) v Midtjylland (DEN)/The New Saints (WAL) Kukesi (ALB)/Torpedo Kutaisi (GEO) v Ludogorets (BUL)/Zrinkski Mostar (BIH) Europa League Play-Off Round Draw - Main Path: Sigma Olomouc (CZE)/Kairat (KAZ) v Sevilla (ESP)/┼Żalgiris (LTU) Rapid Wien (AUT)/Slovan Bratislava (SVK) v Steaua Bucharest (ROU)/Hajduk Split (CRO) Rijeka (CRO)/Sarpsborg 08 (NOR) v Maccabi Tel Aviv (ISR)/Pyunik (ARM) Apollon Limassol (CYP)/Dynamo Brest (BLR) v Basel (SUI)/Vitesse (NED) Gent (BEL)/Jagiellonia Bia┼éystok (POL) v Bordeaux (FRA)/Mariupol (UKR) Maribor (SVN)/Rangers (SCO) v Ufa (RUS)/Progr├Ęs Niederkorn (LUX) Partizan (SRB)/Nordsj├Žlland (DEN) v Be┼čikta┼č (TUR)/LASK Linz (AUT) Atalanta (ITA)/Hapoel Haifia (ISR) v Copenhagen (DEN)/CSKA Sofia (BUL) Zenit Saint Petersburg (RUS)/Dinamo Minsk (BLR) v Molde (NOR)/Hibernian (SCO) Feyenoord (NED)/Tren─Ź├şn (SVK) v Sturm Graz (AUT)/AEK Larnaca (CYP) Genk (BEL)/Lech Pozna┼ä (POL) v Br├Şndby (DEN)/Spartak Subotica (SRB) Olympiacos (GRE)/Luzern (SUI) v Burnley (ENG)/─░stanbul Ba┼čak┼čehir (TUR) Braga (POR)/Zorya Luhansk (UKR) v RB Leipzig (GER)/Universitatea Craiova (ROU)
  12. Champions League Play-Off Round Draw - Champions Path: Red Star Belgrade (SRB)/Spartak Trnava (SVK) v RB Salzburg (AUT)/Shkendija (MKD) Qaraba─č (AZE)/BATE Borisov (BLR) v PSV Eindhoven (NED) Young Boys (SUI) v Astana (KAZ)/Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) Malmo (SWE)/Videoton (HUN) v Celtic (SCO)/AEK Athens (GRE) Champions League Play-Off Round Draw - League Path: Benfica (POR)/Fenerbah├že (TUR) v PAOK (GRE)/Spartak Moscow (RUS) Ajax (NED)/Standard Li├Ęge (BEL) v Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)/Slavia Prague (CZE)
  13. Clyde1998

    Europa league qualifiers

    Europa League Play-Off Round Draw - Main Path: Group 1 - Seeded: Sevilla (ESP)/┼Żalgiris (LTU) Be┼čikta┼č (TUR)/LASK Linz (AUT) Gent (BEL)/Jagiellonia Bia┼éystok (POL) Maccabi Tel Aviv (ISR)/Pyunik (ARM) Group 1 - Unseeded: Partizan (SRB)/Nordsj├Žlland (DEN) Rijeka (CRO)/Sarpsborg 08 (NOR) Bordeaux (FRA)/Mariupol (UKR) Sigma Olomouc (CZE)/Kairat (KAZ) Group 2 - Seeded: Basel (SUI)/Vitesse (NED) Copenhagen (DEN)/CSKA Sofia (BUL) Steaua Bucharest (ROU)/Hajduk Split (CRO) Maribor (SVN)/Rangers (SCO) Group 2 - Unseeded: Rapid Wien (AUT)/Slovan Bratislava (SVK) Atalanta (ITA)/Hapoel Haifi (ISR) Ufa (RUS)/Progr├Ęs Niederkorn (LUX) Apollon Limassol (CYP)/Dynamo Brest (BLR) Group 3 - Seeded: Zenit Saint Petersburg (RUS)/Dinamo Minsk (BLR) Olympiacos (GRE)/Luzern (SUI) Braga (POR)/Zorya Luhansk (UKR) Genk (BEL)/Lech Pozna┼ä (POL) Feyenoord (NED)/Tren─Ź├şn (SVK) Group 3 - Unseeded: RB Leipzig (GER)/Universitatea Craiova (ROU) Burnley (ENG)/─░stanbul Ba┼čak┼čehir (TUR) Molde (NOR)/Hibernian (SCO) Sturm Graz (AUT)/AEK Larnaca (CYP) Br├Şndby (DEN)/Spartak Subotica (SRB) Europa League Play-Off Round Draw - Champions Path: Group 1 - Seeded: RB Salzburg (AUT)/Shkendija (MKD) Astana (KAZ)/Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) Red Star Belgrade (SRB)/Spartak Trnava (SVK) Group 1 - Unseeded: APOEL (CYP)/Hapoel Be'er Sheva (ISR) Legia Warsaw (POL)/F91 Dudelange (LUX) Rosenborg (NOR)/Cork City (IRL) HJK (FIN)/Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN) Cluj (ROU)/Alashkert (ARM) Group 2 - Seeded: Celtic (SCO)/AEK Athens (GRE) Qaraba─č (AZE)/BATE Borisov (BLR) Malmo (SWE)/Videoton (HUN) Group 2 - Unseeded: Ludogorets (BUL)/Zrinkski Mostar (BIH) Sheriff Tiraspol (MDA)/Valur (ISL) Midtjylland (DEN)/The New Saints (WAL) Kukesi (ALB)/Torpedo Kutaisi (GEO) S┼źduva Marijampol─Ś (LTU)/Spartaks J┼źrmala (LVA)
  14. Champions League Play-Off Round Draw - Champions Path: Seeded: RB Salzburg (AUT)/Shkendija (MKD) PSV Eindhoven (NED) Celtic (SCO)/AEK Athens (GRE) Astana (KAZ)/Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) Unseeded: Qaraba─č (AZE)/BATE Borisov (BLR) Young Boys (SUI) Malmo (SWE)/Videoton (HUN) Red Star Belgrade (SRB)/Spartak Trnava (SVK) Champions League Play-Off Round Draw - League Path: Slightly different than usual here: to prevent a Russian and Ukrainian club being drawn against each other, the fixtures have already been determined with a draw being required to decide who will play at home first. The seeded team has been listed first below. Match 1: Benfica (POR)/Fenerbah├že (TUR) vs PAOK (GRE)/Spartak Moscow (RUS) Match 2: Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)/Slavia Prague (CZE) vs Ajax (NED)/Standard Li├Ęge (BEL)
  15. Clyde1998

    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Good spot - he's listed as Scottish on the WhoScored website: https://www.whoscored.com/Players/134206/Show/Matt-Ingram Didn't know who he was, but took their word for it. Evidently not Scottish at all.