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Not the 'romance' big european group I would have liked. No easy games in Euro, but if you had to pick a group that look easier on paper then you wouldn't go far wrong with the group we have got.

 

A group that Everton should expect to progress comfotabley from (don't forget the top 3 go through)

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Didn't somebody post on another topic that we would play seeds 2 and 5 away and 1 and 4 at Home.

 

Making

 

AZ and Nurenburg - Home

 

and

 

Zenith St Petersburg and Larissa - Away

 

Don't hold me to this though

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Zenith St Peersberg are joint top of the Russia league after playing 29 games and ahead of the like of Dynamo, CSKA and Locamotive Moscow, so they will be a very tough nut away from home, managed by Dick Advocate.

 

Blackburn where beaten 2-0 away at Larissa so, the group 'minnows' are no pushovers away.

 

If these are the away games then it will be tough to pick up points on the road.

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Woo

i sence will we get past this group stage

 

AZ Alkmaar = are decent

 

Zenit St Petersburg = never heard of them but are good

 

Nurenburg = might be a tuff one there

 

Larissa= same as Petersburg WHO ARE YA!! WHO ARE YA

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Matchday 1 October 25 Larissa Home

Matchday 2 November 8 Nurnberg Away

Matchday 3 November 29 No game -

Matchday 4 December 5 Zenit Home

Matchdat 5 December 20 Alkmaar Away

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Is right a long weekend in the dam just before christmas it just got sooooooooo much better :D

 

Was thinking the very same thing.. ticket or not i feel a jolly coming on!

its 30mins by train north of Amsterdam apparently.

 

- happy with the group and format of the games... at least we dont have to go all the way to Russia!

Fingers crossed our lads shouldnt suffer from all the travelling now

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Matchday 1 October 25 Larissa Home

Matchday 2 November 8 Nurnberg Away

Matchday 3 November 29 No game -

Matchday 4 December 5 Zenit Home

Matchdat 5 December 20 Alkmaar Away

 

 

Best draw we could hope for in the grand scale of things - short trip away good for the squad (come the following saturday as much as anything) and the fans moneywise, we should have a larger away support considering the distance and ease of travel to these destinations, limited time of work etc - so no mad trips to the otherside of Europe and the freezing cold of Russia.

 

 

Larrisa at home should be 3 point to set us on our way (if we look at this any other way we should't be in Europe)

Long haul for a decent russian team so that is in our favor.

Win both homes games and nick a point on one of the away trips should get us through.

 

Don't fancy having to go to AZ needing something - hopefully a 'spare game'

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AZ

Zenit

Everton

Nurnburg

Larissa

 

i dont think we done too bad here.

 

Poor Bolton!!!

 

>>>FULL-DRAW<<<

 

 

Yeah, Poor Sammy Lee. Couldnt have happened to a nicer bloke.

 

I'm happy with our draw. Weakest teams in our group we play at home and we wont have to travel all the way to Russia or Greece.

 

Group E seems to be the toughest group; Bayer Leverkusen, Sparta Prague, Toulouse, FC Zurich & Spartak Moscow. Think it will be tight this one, glad we avoided it.

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All in all a great draw for us. It is a chance for Moyes and the boys to prove that they have learnt from the Metalist games, that just because you haven't hard of the opposition, it doesn't mean they aren't a bit tasty. I think we should go through, but will on;ly happen if our defensive sloppiness is sorted out and the players go out and play like Everton and not clueless novices.

 

I do think things are on the up and Yak relegation to the bench on Sunday I am hoping has given him a rocket for the derby. Desparately want to see a goal from him from decent play and team work, then I think he will start to settle, hopefully. Don't think any of the other teams will relish playing us, so we need to use that to our advantage.

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Great draw imo. Larissa home is a good platform to get the 3pts that we should get. Nice trips for the fans. Decent teams in AZ and Nurenburg but we are deff capable of getting a point in both. If top 3 get through well then we should deffo get through this.

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I probably sound like a complete muppet to those in the know, but did Channel 5 get the rights for our whole UEFA campaign, or just for the Metalist games????????????

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I feel that a lot of people are overrating Nurenburg and underrating Larissa and Zenit.

 

Luckily we have both of those tough games at home.

 

Nurenburg are next to bottom in their league and haven't won at home yet this season (admitedly only 9 games in).

 

Bar last season they had finished low down in the bottom half for quite some time. They seem to have settled back into that this season.

 

 

Zenit on the other hand are equal top of the Russian league with Spartak Moscow with only 4 games to go, they have won the Russian cup a couple of times in the last few years and made it the quarter finals of the UEFA cup last season and their manager is Dick Advocaat the former Holland and South Korea manager.

 

Larissa beat blackburn and while Blackburn may not have played to their potential, we have close games with them every season and equally don't exactly excel when we need to. this won't be an easy game.

 

 

I hope to go to the AZ game but it seems like so many people are planning on going, most of which have a better chance of getting tickets than me and in their tiny 22,000 seater I don't fancy my chances!

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Almost had easyjet to the dam for £50, ended up with jet2 for £90. happy days :lol:

D'oh left it a bit late, no flights available from Liverpool. Will have to fly from Manchester or Gatwick. Unlikely to get a ticket as ground is so small but guess I wont be the only one there!

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N_S    0

Best whishes From St. Petersburg city, guys))

I have to say, that it's pity, that most of you don't now about Zenit((

So how do you think, will we both complete the group stage? B)

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It's a tough group actually.. There is no reason why any of the five clubs can't go through, we are all of similar ability and can beat anyone on our day.

 

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It's not that cold in Saint Petersburg that you need leg warmers to keep warm is it? ;)

 

Your kit looks very nice - very similar to schalke 04!

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"I hope to go to the AZ game but it seems like so many people are planning on going, most of which have a better chance of getting tickets than me and in their tiny 22,000 seater I don't fancy my chances!"

 

 

Where did you get that from wooney, i think its a smaller ground than that, 17.000 i think.

 

 

PS.... just found this ....

 

AZ's home ground in the 2005-06 season, the Alkmaarderhout, had a spectator capacity of 8,390.

In the summer of 2006, the club moved to a new 17,000 capacity stadium, the DSB Stadion. The club's chairman, Dirk Scheringa, is on record as stating that he wishes to expand the stadium.

 

So it might have been expanded in the summer of 2007.

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Hm)) Nice picture)) About Schalke 04. This picture were made in May (game against Krilja Sovietov), when S04 fans come to Russia on bycycles. Zenit owner - Gazprom (I wish you know about this corporation B) ) became general sponsor of S04 in 2007, so we have got friendship with germans (and absolutely same kits). By the way we've got a joke, that S04 is our farm-club now))))

About the weather... don't worry, we will play with you in Liverpool)))

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Zenit on the other hand are equal top of the Russian league with Spartak Moscow with only 4 games to go, they have won the Russian cup a couple of times in the last few years and made it the quarter finals of the UEFA cup last season and their manager is Dick Advocaat the former Holland and South Korea manager.

 

They're also from what I've heard the wealthiest (or at least the deepest-pocketed) club in Russia.

 

At the moment

 

Larissa is 9th in the Greek Super League (1 win, 1 loss, 2 draws)

Alkmaar is 12th in the Eredivisie (2 wins, 3 losses, 2 draws)

Nurnburg is 17th in the Bundesliga (1 win, 5 losses, 3 draws)

 

However, those seasons are all early on like the EPL - only Russia plays as a summer league

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There are a lot of points of view on Gazprom in our fan environment. When Gazprom comes, their new club managment have fired head coach Petrzhela, from Czech Rep., because of his independance. With Petrzhela we've get quaterfinals of UEFA cup 2005-06, we were runners-up in russian league in 2003 with him. His teams always plays wittout any defense, but with crusual attack. There was a lot of scores like 4-3, 5-2...once we have been beaten 1-7 in Moscow))) So fans loves Petrzhela's team. But Gazprom think, that we couldn't get really big wins with this strategy. So now we've got worldknown Advocaat, with defensive models, but today we stay second in our league, having same number of points with leading Spartak Moscow.

As for mr, I dont like Gazprom managment, but I love their money))) In Petrzhela's times there were not money in our club, but we've got good team with domestic players. Nowadays we are the richest club in the world (Gazprom, who controlled most of russian oil and gaz, is #3 company in the world, according their assets). In winter transfer period we have get Ukraine best player 2006 Tymoshuk for 20 million $, argentinian Dominguez for 7, Russian national team striker Pogrebnyak for 10... But it's very bad that Gazprom just buy very expensive players, but does not develop club infrastructure, does not build new pitches for youth team... Thank God, they will build us new stadium, and since 2009 we will have new 65000 arena, which will be one of the best in Europe, because it's hard to play in our Petrovskiy with only 22000...

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I feel that a lot of people are overrating Nurenburg and underrating Larissa and Zenit.

 

Luckily we have both of those tough games at home.

 

Nurenburg are next to bottom in their league and haven't won at home yet this season (admitedly only 9 games in).

 

Bar last season they had finished low down in the bottom half for quite some time. They seem to have settled back into that this season.

Zenit on the other hand are equal top of the Russian league with Spartak Moscow with only 4 games to go, they have won the Russian cup a couple of times in the last few years and made it the quarter finals of the UEFA cup last season and their manager is Dick Advocaat the former Holland and South Korea manager.

 

Larissa beat blackburn and while Blackburn may not have played to their potential, we have close games with them every season and equally don't exactly excel when we need to. this won't be an easy game.

I hope to go to the AZ game but it seems like so many people are planning on going, most of which have a better chance of getting tickets than me and in their tiny 22,000 seater I don't fancy my chances!

 

We have won the cup just twice in 1944 and 1999. And only one league triumph in 1984....

Some more unofficial information for you:

http://www.landscrona.ru/engl/

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Munich, currently looking about 150 return

 

 

They have their own Airport (NURMBERG INTERNATIONAL) Found a good deal from London return £125...... And the times look right.

 

 

Lufthansa flies Nuremberg London/City non stop

 

Lufthansa is extending its direct connections from Airport Nuremberg: Since November 6, 2006, the famous “crane airline” flies Nuremberg – London non-stop on a daily basis (except Saturdays and Sundays). Passengers starting form Nuremberg airport will take off at 11am via London. The return flight via Nuremberg will take off at London/City at 1pm, thus arriving in the Franconian capital at 4:15pm.

 

Being one of the most important cultural, financial and commercial centres in the world, the United Kingdom’s capital is always worth a trip. What makes this new connection especially interesting for business trips is the London/City airport’s central location. The city centre is only a stone’s throw away and therefore reachable in no time.

 

Make your kitty happy by only paying 179 Euros from Airport Nuremberg to London/City and back – including taxes and airport charges. Prices valid for online booking at

 

www.lufthansa.com

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Pat    2

Cahill will be chomping @ the bit for the FC Nürnberg or " Der Club " match.

 

They have 4 Australians in the squad.

 

Mick Beauchamp is a very good defender, Matt Spiranovic was poached by croatia & turned them down, whilst the Kid Dario Vidosic , is a yth /u/21/ Olympic ( they call them Ollyrooos ) super star.( played @ my localish club before euro move)

 

The biggest threat of the skippies if fit is striker Joshua Kenendy. ( last seen with long hair, big beard lookin like a fukin wolfman)

 

He makes Dunc & That Carston Janker look like midgets...!!! ( And can play a bit 2 )

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Hi,

 

i`m a Fan from Nuernberg.

So pleas excuse my bad English.

 

you can fly to nuernberg directly.

i think the cheapest way is with airberlin (www.airberlin.de) from London-Stansted.

 

 

for some information you can also visit:

 

http://www.1fcnuk.com/home.php

 

or

 

www.fcn.de

 

I hope many Fans form Everton will visit your wonderfull city.

 

Best Regards

 

Nuernberg-Fan

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Think that the Zenit game could be very tricky. They have Arshavin don't they? Quality player.

 

Looking forward to the return of Bakayoko, what a waste of space he was. The only thing he had going for him was the fact that he wasn't Mikel Madar

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Think that the Zenit game could be very tricky. They have Arshavin don't they? Quality player.

 

Looking forward to the return of Bakayoko, what a waste of space he was. The only thing he had going for him was the fact that he wasn't Mikel Madar

 

Damn! i thought the only thing i had going for me was that i wasn't mikel madar! guess im back to being useless!

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Just been on bluekipper website.. they had someone posting overnight stay in Nurenberg cheaper than they were offering flights there and back, they deleted the posts and deleted the users who posted the deal.. bit iffy that. The best deals I've seen are all on www.travelsupermarket.com

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i love how friendly the Nuernberg and Zenit fans that posted are :)

i'm so jealous of all this talk of traveling through europe to see the toffees play!

one day i really wanna live in liverpool so i can see my beloved blues!

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