Champions League 2019/2020

spurs mental

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Brilliant for Dundalk. Massive pay day incoming.

Used to play under age football with their left back Dane Massey. Nice to see a local lad to so well.
 

Dundalk_Spur

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Brilliant for Dundalk. Massive pay day incoming.

Used to play under age football with their left back Dane Massey. Nice to see a local lad to so well.
€1.2m for winning the game, a crack at Qarabag and at the least a place in the third qualifying round of the Europa.

Brilliant performance again, imagine what they could do if the FAI didn't spend all their money on executive wages and parties and wasting money. €200,000 for winning the league shows how important Europe is for the clubs.

Come on you Lilywhites.
 

TheChosenOne

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€1.2m for winning the game, a crack at Qarabag and at the least a place in the third qualifying round of the Europa.

Brilliant performance again, imagine what they could do if the FAI didn't spend all their money on executive wages and parties and wasting money. €200,000 for winning the league shows how important Europe is for the clubs.

Come on you Lilywhites.
Delaney still on gardening leave ffs. Thieving bastard.
 

Dundalk_Spur

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The Dundalk lilywhites will be wearing an all white tonight hopefully another glory glory night.

C'mon da Town.
 

Saoirse

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Shame to concede a set piece so early but they've had a good start to the second half.
 

Marty

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Basel knocking out PSV is a slap in the face to the Dutch. Mental that they could face each other so early when you look at the other ties.
 

Saoirse

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Basel knocking out PSV is a slap in the face to the Dutch. Mental that they could face each other so early when you look at the other ties.
It's deliberate. The qualifying is split into two routes - one for teams from low to middle-ranked nations who won their domestic league, and one for teams from middle to high-ranked nations who got in by finishing 2nd or 3rd. The former is easier and ensures there's a minimum number of actual champions in the Champions League, whereas the latter is much tougher and neither PSV nor Basel will really expect to reach the group stage from it. Last year the Champions Route saw Red Star Belgrade, PSV, Young Boys and AEK Athens qualify, while the League Route put through Benfica and Ajax.
 

Marty

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It's deliberate. The qualifying is split into two routes - one for teams from low to middle-ranked nations who won their domestic league, and one for teams from middle to high-ranked nations who got in by finishing 2nd or 3rd. The former is easier and ensures there's a minimum number of actual champions in the Champions League, whereas the latter is much tougher and neither PSV nor Basel will really expect to reach the group stage from it. Last year the Champions Route saw Red Star Belgrade, PSV, Young Boys and AEK Athens qualify, while the League Route put through Benfica and Ajax.
In my defence I had forgotten that neither of those two teams won their league. :facepalm:
 
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