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Title: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Shogun on August 04, 2017, 04:10:09 AM
We play one of these apparently...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGVX7cvUAAArFzN.jpg)

Draw at 12 (UK Time) tomorrow on the UEFA website and BT Sport 3
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Risky on August 04, 2017, 04:11:42 AM
We *should* beat any one of those teams.  That said there's some half decent teams in there too.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Mr. Devil on August 04, 2017, 04:12:15 AM
Fuck off. At the options, not you.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Goaljira on August 04, 2017, 04:13:52 AM
Theres no one there we shouldnt beat over two legs, but if the away leg is second between the Chelsea and Spurs games the it puts it right up in the air.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Escla on August 04, 2017, 04:16:15 AM
Just want somewhere easy and cheap to get to not a six seven hour flight to Siberia.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: TheTone on August 04, 2017, 04:16:59 AM
christ, lots of potential GOT character names and place names in that lot

Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Alanvideo on August 04, 2017, 04:18:44 AM
If we draw Sheriff Tiraspol I can see it ending in a shoot-out.  :police:
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: BlueBeagle on August 04, 2017, 04:21:09 AM
Theres no one there we shouldnt beat over two legs, but if the away leg is second between the Chelsea and Spurs games the it puts it right up in the air.

Really don't think it does in the slightest
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Macca77 on August 04, 2017, 04:24:01 AM
Ill beat them all with one hand tied behind my back
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: D_murph0278 on August 04, 2017, 04:25:43 AM
After that tonight, that's a scary looking list!
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Thornton_19 on August 04, 2017, 04:26:10 AM
I'd like to avoid the Belgrade sides and Rosenborg, but we should be good enough to beat these sides.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: TheTone on August 04, 2017, 04:26:16 AM
seeding TBC taking the piss by entering 2 teams
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: bacon sarnie on August 04, 2017, 04:31:57 AM
Think I shagged Suduva Marijampole at a music festival in 1973.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Sir Stealth on August 04, 2017, 04:34:43 AM
Hopefully our fitness is better and we have found a better shape to the side/players are more used to playing alongside eachother when this comes around

Failing that just keep it solid and throw big Dom on to sort it out!
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Bluedylan on August 04, 2017, 04:38:47 AM
Think I shagged Suduva Marijampole at a music festival in 1973.

Superb
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Evertonian in NC on August 04, 2017, 04:59:48 AM
Give us Sigurdsson's home side, or the very hardest one to spell.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Redartin on August 04, 2017, 06:01:12 AM
Think I shagged Suduva Marijampole at a music festival in 1973.

Would that have been over two legs?
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Brownie on August 04, 2017, 06:11:43 AM
Would that have been over two legs?

No, in between two legs
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Ramjam on August 04, 2017, 07:16:39 AM
Think I shagged Suduva Marijampole at a music festival in 1973.

Did you Hadjuk Split her????
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: eyesalwaysblue on August 04, 2017, 11:04:36 AM
Think I shagged Suduva Marijampole at a music festival in 1973.
That's me out of screen wipes....
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Macca77 on August 04, 2017, 03:29:15 PM
We're in Group 2 of seeded teams

Group 1 Seeded

AC Milan (ITA) 47.666
Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) 67.526*
Krasnodar (RUS) 32.106
Club Brugge (BEL) 39.480*
Austria Wien (AUT) 17.070

Unseeded

Marítimo (POR) 14.866
Crvena zvezda (SRB) 7.325
AEK Athens (GRE) 6.580*
Osijek (CRO) 5.550
Shkëndija (MKD) 3.375

Group 2 Seeded

Athletic Club (ESP) 60.999
Salzburg (AUT) 40.570*
Braga (POR) 37.366
Everton (ENG) 29.192
Midtjylland (DEN) 16.300

Unseeded

Vitorul (ROU) 5.870*
FH Hafnarfjördur (ISL) 6.175*
Hajduk Split (CRO) 11.550
Apollon Limassol (CYP) 10.710
Panathinaikos (GRE) 15.080

Group 3 Seeded

Ajax (NED) 67.212*
Fenerbahçe (TUR) 51.840
Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) 34.175*
BATE Borisov (BLR) 29.475*
Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) 26.050
Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR) 23.375

Unseeded

Rosenborg (NOR) 12.665*
Oleksandriya (UKR) 9.526
Skënderbeu (ALB) 6.825
Altach (AUT) 6.570
Vardar (MKD) 5.125*
Sūduva (LTU) 1.825

Group 4 Seeded

Partizan (SRB) 16.075*
Marseille (FRA) 28.333
PAOK (GRE) 35.080
Legia Warszawa (POL) 28.450*
Viktoria Plzeň (CZE) 40.635*
Zenit (RUS) 87.106

Unseeded

Videoton (HUN) 8.650
Sheriff Tiraspol (MDA) 11.150*
AEK Larnaca (CYP) 6.210
Utrecht (NED) 6.712
Domžale (SVN) 4.125
Östersund (SWE) 3.945
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Jimmywhack on August 04, 2017, 03:32:04 PM


Vitorul (ROU) 5.870*
FH Hafnarfjördur (ISL) 6.175*
Hajduk Split (CRO) 11.550
Apollon Limassol (CYP) 10.710
Panathinaikos (GRE) 15.080


Panathinaikos would be tricky, all fairly hefty travel times too
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: MmmblueBernard on August 04, 2017, 03:32:11 PM
It says that Marijampole are unseeded. Bacon Sarnie begs to differ....
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Sir Stealth on August 04, 2017, 03:32:20 PM
Presumably Panathanaikos are the ones we want to avoid most then?

I've got a holiday to Split booked for September actually!
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Escla on August 04, 2017, 03:41:10 PM
Panathinaikos would be tricky, all fairly hefty travel times too

Travel times could have been worse I suppose, at least we have avoided Ukrain,Lithuania,Russia, this comes on the Thursday between Man City and Chelsea , would prefer home draw first.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: TheRam on August 04, 2017, 03:44:10 PM
Times this then?
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Jimmywhack on August 04, 2017, 03:44:46 PM
Times this then?
Midday I think
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Audrey Horne on August 04, 2017, 04:16:34 PM
I thought Ajax were knocked out?
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Big Nev on August 04, 2017, 04:22:50 PM
If we draw Limassol, can expect:

Temperatures in the 30C's
Hardknock police who love bashing British fans....ask Aberdeen.
Fans spitting into the dugout without a roof and stewards egging them on.

Just saying like.

Oh and I'm not going to Cyprus until September.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: jonni on August 04, 2017, 04:23:47 PM
I thought Ajax were knocked out?
They got knocked out of the Champions League. The utter ridiculousness of the second chance system means they're now in the UEFA Cup with us.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Goaljira on August 04, 2017, 04:23:58 PM
I thought Ajax were knocked out?

They got knocked out of CL and dropped into this.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Mick 1995 on August 04, 2017, 04:39:32 PM
It's the single biggest thing that devalues this competition. Fail in the qualifiers of our favoured comp?
Best let them join the play offs of the other one, just in case any of the rich clubs have a bad round.

Failed at the play offs?
ok - you can play in the group competition of the Europa. You're guaranteed 6 European round games then at least.

Didn't get out of our group?
Shit, this could be some of the g14 possibly. OK, well we can bin the guys who came 4th, cause they were probably interlopers anyway. But if you finish 3rd and just miss out because even richer clubs were in your group or you're having a shit year you can go directly to the last 32 of the uefa. You can have a decent crack of winning it. In fact, to ensure you don't have 2 years on the trot of being shit, we will allow the winners of this into the champions league under the guise of "improving the standing of this competition" (whilst effectively just making it an elaborate, year long X-factor boot camp style qualifying competition)
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Robioto on August 04, 2017, 04:45:57 PM
Panathinaikos and Spilt are potentially a challenge. The others I've never heard of, but I'd never heard of Rumbellows and they gave us a good game.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Macca77 on August 04, 2017, 04:49:38 PM
We should beat any of them quite comfortably
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Gary1878 on August 04, 2017, 05:01:38 PM
I was surprised with Ruzomberok. I thought they were not bad at all. Very similar to a lower Championship team - very solid at the back, and tidy possession - just unable to do anything with it in an attacking sense to hurt us. I don't imagine that any of the teams mentioned above in this draw with have much more than them to offer.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: MmmblueBernard on August 04, 2017, 05:24:56 PM
I was surprised with Ruzomberok. I thought they were not bad at all. Very similar to a lower Championship team - very solid at the back, and tidy possession - just unable to do anything with it in an attacking sense to hurt us. I don't imagine that any of the teams mentioned above in this draw with have much more than them to offer.

To be honest, I saw them as a well drilled pub team. It was grim we didn't smash six past them.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: The Blue 3/4 of Liverpool on August 04, 2017, 05:40:19 PM
They were a big strong well disciplined, well drilled, very defensive side, so playing our slow passing style against them isnt the best way to break that style of team down. The sad thing is, a Lukaku roughing them up and a Barkley getting the ball in mid, turning and running at them, would have been imo an effective way to get through them. Our passing backwards and sideways constantly, just plays into teams like that's hands. We play our best football when its quick and flowing, so the sooner we can expand on a formation with our 2 or 3 number 10s a bit further apart, and actually have width and pace and fluidity the better. We're crying out for Boloasie and Coleman to come back, and hopefully an established, clever target man. As soon as Sigurdsson is sorted out, I reckon RK will go all out on a Giroud type player. By god we need it, looking at some of the teams left in the draw, and our start to the season.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: pjk on August 04, 2017, 06:04:13 PM
What number are we? :)
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Audrey Horne on August 04, 2017, 06:04:56 PM
Is it on live anywhere?
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Tony Clifton on August 04, 2017, 06:07:22 PM
Is it on live anywhere?
http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2018/draws/round=2000889/index.html (http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2018/draws/round=2000889/index.html)
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Audrey Horne on August 04, 2017, 06:07:49 PM
here too https://www.pscp.tv/w/1DXGyOQNoEyxM
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Audrey Horne on August 04, 2017, 06:11:40 PM
we got split!!!
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: WeimaranerBlues on August 04, 2017, 06:12:25 PM
Everton v Split
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Macca77 on August 04, 2017, 06:12:45 PM
Hadjuk Split, home leg first
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Ari on August 04, 2017, 06:15:11 PM
Hadjuk Split....
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: TSGun on August 04, 2017, 06:15:22 PM
Interesting game.

I hate this tenseness so early in the season.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Deano Blue Boy on August 04, 2017, 06:15:57 PM
Beautiful city
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Macca77 on August 04, 2017, 06:16:00 PM
Stadion Poljud capacity 35,000
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Tony Clifton on August 04, 2017, 06:17:38 PM
One things for sure; this will be itchy.  I'll split now.

:badum:  :badum:
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Lazarou on August 04, 2017, 06:17:51 PM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/bEVKYB487Lqxy/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Audrey Horne on August 04, 2017, 06:19:26 PM
£250 return flights, not cheap.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: American Evertonian on August 04, 2017, 06:19:46 PM
Not the easiest draw. Will be a lovely away day for those that make it though
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: WeimaranerBlues on August 04, 2017, 06:20:12 PM
so Home Thursday 17th Aug
then play
City A on the Monday 21st Aug


return leg Thurs 24th

Chelsea Game will be moved then to Sunday ?
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Sir Stealth on August 04, 2017, 06:20:28 PM
Everton in home leg first shocker!
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Fynci on August 04, 2017, 06:22:07 PM
They have played 7 competitive games already. Won 5, Drawn 2, Lost 0.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Gary1878 on August 04, 2017, 06:22:32 PM
Finished 3rd / 10 in Croatian League. Don't have any worries about it at all - in 2 weeks time we will be much fitter and more cohesive.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: mikey_blue on August 04, 2017, 06:23:22 PM
Croatia is an amazing place.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: pjk on August 04, 2017, 06:24:50 PM
Everton in home leg first shocker!



Rest assured, we're out the pot second in the one game ties. The FA cup for example. ::)
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Macca77 on August 04, 2017, 06:25:09 PM
Both games live on BT Sport
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Ari on August 04, 2017, 06:25:16 PM
Ohh.. I would have loved to see you all here in Iceland... I even thought about renting a pub for two or three days...
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Everton Mint on August 04, 2017, 06:25:43 PM
I knew we'd get them when I saw the groups...Not happy.

They are one of those clubs with massive European experience and players that know every trick in the book.

Away leg second as well. Tough draw.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Macca77 on August 04, 2017, 06:26:55 PM
Their "ultras" are nutters
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: American Evertonian on August 04, 2017, 06:27:46 PM
I'm happy having the home leg first while we are trying to get to full season fitness. Gives us a familiar environment. Hoping to keep a clean sheet and pick up one or two goals. Think it will be incredibly important not to give up an away goal as I don't see many goals in these two legs
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: pjk on August 04, 2017, 06:28:13 PM
If we're going anywhere in this competition, we have to beat what's in front of us. Not the easiest draw no! We should be much more prepared for this one. :)
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Fynci on August 04, 2017, 06:33:55 PM
Their "ultras" are nutters

There's a video of some guy with a crowbar coming onto the pitch to go after the referee earlier this year.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Gary1878 on August 04, 2017, 06:37:16 PM
We have to play better than we did in the first leg against Ruzomberok. Need to put 2 or 3 past them and we can then relax in the second leg. With a lively Eastern European crowd and under the lights, it could become a bit tight if we don't take a lead to theirs.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Bally on August 04, 2017, 06:38:42 PM
http://www.evertonfc.com/news/2017/08/04/euro-opponents
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: keverton1971 on August 04, 2017, 06:39:15 PM
flights have trebled over night, i flew to zadar £100 return 2 weeks ago.
hours drive to split from there, beautiful place, i'd recommend staying the week
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: fubarruk on August 04, 2017, 06:39:54 PM
Tough draw, but if we can't win it then we don't deserve to be in the competition.

Pointing out the obvious I know but no excuses if we don't get through.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: BlueBeagle on August 04, 2017, 06:41:44 PM
I knew we'd get them when I saw the groups...Not happy.

They are one of those clubs with massive European experience and players that know every trick in the book.

Away leg second as well. Tough draw.

They are ranked 140th in the world.

Massive European experience? They haven't made it through to the tournament proper since 2011 (where they won 1 group game and lost the rest) despite being in the qualifiers every year since.

They are shit.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Mick 1995 on August 04, 2017, 06:42:44 PM
Just before the stress heads start:

https://twitter.com/btsportfootball/status/893429600637898753
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Sir Stealth on August 04, 2017, 06:46:07 PM


Rest assured, we're out the pot second in the one game ties. The FA cup for example. ::)

Meanwhile Liverpool have their home leg 2nd. Strange that isn't it!
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: chang on August 04, 2017, 06:47:44 PM
I think if we drew an under 12 side some of you are so fragile you'd predict an early exit ... come on get behind the team, show some belief ... it's a game of football, a contest .... we are in good hands.

Looking forward to seeing where we are "at" as a team myself.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: pjk on August 04, 2017, 06:48:24 PM
Meanwhile Liverpool have their home leg 2nd. Strange that isn't it!



Hot balls they put it down to. So I've heard anyway! Must be painful. :)
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: hill135 on August 04, 2017, 06:51:32 PM
Shit team in a nice place. No worries at all
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: blueToffee on August 04, 2017, 07:00:52 PM
Just keep thinking we need our final signings in asap with this crazy start to the season. Hope we wrap up Sigurdsson (if only to allow our focus to fully move on, plus his match fitness must be in the toilet right now) and most importantly a forward in this coming week.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Evertonian in NC on August 04, 2017, 07:43:43 PM
Will Mo be excited or pissed off?
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: BlueBeagle on August 04, 2017, 07:44:54 PM
Will Mo be excited or pissed off?

Who's arsed, one thing he almost certainly will be is injured.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: velimski on August 04, 2017, 07:49:04 PM
Another terrific location for a summer holiday.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Rodenplav64 on August 04, 2017, 08:42:53 PM
I knew we'd get them when I saw the groups...Not happy.

They are one of those clubs with massive European experience and players that know every trick in the book.

Away leg second as well. Tough draw.

They are awful in recent years especially in Europe . We will batter them . Just not many cheap flights to Split at this time of year .

Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Rodenplav64 on August 04, 2017, 08:45:01 PM
Shit team in a nice place. No worries at all

Cracking club with great support an a great ground but financial restrictions mean they are a bit poo these days .
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Everton Mint on August 04, 2017, 08:45:06 PM
Glad you are all so confident.

We'll see...
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Thornton_19 on August 04, 2017, 09:00:04 PM
Hopefully we will have one or two more attacking options that we can field against this lot.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: GoodisonPk on August 04, 2017, 09:56:35 PM
Ok so thought that the leg we just played was our 2 legged qualifying leg to get into te group. Now we have another. Tough just to make it to the group stage these days.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: TheRam on August 04, 2017, 09:58:41 PM
Wish people would stop saying no worries, this will be a piece of piss etc....

It'll be a hard tie and we'll have to improve a lot from the last two games to go through.

It's like people have never actually watched us play in Europe before
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Lazarou on August 04, 2017, 10:12:08 PM
Put it this way I am not counting my chickens before they are hatched.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/IYgqmMqAYpX0s/giphy.gif)

Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: BlueBeagle on August 04, 2017, 10:14:29 PM
Double post
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: BlueBeagle on August 04, 2017, 10:15:15 PM
Wish people would stop saying no worries, this will be a piece of piss etc....

It'll be a hard tie and we'll have to improve a lot from the last two games to go through.

It's like people have never actually watched us play in Europe before

Watched a lot of Split games lately?

I'm pretty sure that we'll be ok seeing as they've not even made it past the qualifiers in years despite playing some absolute no mark teams.

We obviously will improve as fitness comes back etc.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Lazarou on August 04, 2017, 10:15:55 PM
Watched a lot of Split games lately?

I'm pretty sure that we'll be ok seeing as they've not even made it past the qualifiers in years despite playing some absolute no mark teams.

We obviously will improve as fitness comes back etc.

I take it you don't get to watch much of Everton  ;)
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: TheRam on August 04, 2017, 10:20:00 PM
Watched a lot of Split games lately?

I'm pretty sure that we'll be ok seeing as they've not even made it past the qualifiers in years despite playing some absolute no mark teams.

We obviously will improve as fitness comes back etc.

Yeah because that's the point I'm making, isn't it.

Split are actually a really good team who I've watched loads.

Read the fucking post properley. I'm talking about us and our record is Europe over the last few years.

I fully expect us to go through. But it's not going to be an easy tie
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: hill135 on August 04, 2017, 10:46:58 PM
I tried to watch a split game once. Inwas there at the time. All the bars were showing Arsenal Chelsea instead
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: BlueBeagle on August 04, 2017, 10:48:08 PM
Yeah because that's the point I'm making, isn't it.

Split are actually a really good team who I've watched loads.

Read the fucking post properley. I'm talking about us and our record is Europe over the last few years.

I fully expect us to go through. But it's not going to be an easy tie

The club that were the last remaining english side in Europe last time we were in it despite having a shambles of a manager?

Anything other than that can hardly be classed as recent can it.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: TheRam on August 04, 2017, 10:50:45 PM
The club that were the last remaining english side in Europe last time we were in it despite having a shambles of a manager?

Anything other than that can hardly be classed as recent can it.

OMG can't believe you've brought that shout out even though you ridiculed Martinez for saying it at the time.

Do you have an actual point here like?

Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: BlueBeagle on August 04, 2017, 10:56:24 PM
OMG can't believe you've brought that shout out even though you ridiculed Martinez for saying it at the time.

Do you have an actual point here like?

Did I? Bit bizarre you remember a post from years ago unless you've got high functioning autism or something similar.

Yeah, Split are shit, we will progress comfortably.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: TheRam on August 04, 2017, 11:08:14 PM
Did I? Bit bizarre you remember a post from years ago unless you've got high functioning autism or something similar.

Yeah, Split are shit, we will progress comfortably.

And on that note, I'm out.

Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Toddacelli on August 04, 2017, 11:09:32 PM
Potential banana-skin/banana split or something.

I'm hungry.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: BlueBeagle on August 04, 2017, 11:10:58 PM
And on that note, I'm out.

In a bit
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: GLewis on August 04, 2017, 11:28:45 PM
It was 42 degrees in Split yesterday.

Hopefully it's cooled down a bit by the match as that sort of temperature would be hard work regardless of who we are playing.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Cozzie on August 05, 2017, 12:45:04 AM
Tough tie that but one I reckon we will win 8-0 on aggregate.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Duncs_a_legend on August 05, 2017, 12:47:48 AM
Potential banana-skin/banana split or something.

I'm Hungary.

It's just over the border.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: bacon sarnie on August 05, 2017, 02:03:35 AM
Would that have been over two legs?

She only had one.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: bacon sarnie on August 05, 2017, 02:06:37 AM
Did you Hadjuk Split her????

Varder, Varder, she cried!
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Escla on August 05, 2017, 04:08:28 AM
There's a video of some guy with a crowbar coming onto the pitch to go after the referee earlier this year.

They played the first leg of the Europa league behind closed doors due to Euefa ban for racist chants, hope we don't get any of that shit.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Everton Mint on August 05, 2017, 05:08:33 PM
STADION POLJUD

(http://cache.images.core.optasports.com/soccer/venues/600x450/72.jpg)
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Escla on August 05, 2017, 05:13:58 PM
Is gonna be hot as hell and humid, a real cauldron of fanatic ultras, we better be going there with a three goal lead and hope to gel they don't have an away goal first.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: brap2 on August 05, 2017, 05:18:00 PM
Tough tie that but one I reckon we will win 8-0 on aggregate.

Haha i love it.


I'd like to see us just fucking smash them everywhere and put it to bed in the home leg.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Robioto on August 05, 2017, 05:33:15 PM
I've got a bad feeling about this draw. Need a good lead in the first leg.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Sir Stealth on August 05, 2017, 05:49:54 PM
Well at least it will be after this magical upcoming week at training where everyone's legs start working properly again!

I suppose Split fans might look at the draw and think this is gonna be a piece of piss as Everton have qualified for European competition like once in the last 7 seasons or something and didn't even make the quarter finals

Would really love a convincing win in the first leg so that we aren't too nervy for the away tie
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Ramjam on August 05, 2017, 06:01:57 PM
It will be a difficult tie especially the away leg as their fan base are fanatical, they will abuse our players at every opportunity and try every trick in the book to upset our boys.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Polledreng on August 05, 2017, 06:11:39 PM
They played the first leg of the Europa league behind closed doors due to Euefa ban for racist chants, hope we don't get any of that shit.
sure Gana will be the subject of abuse.  Brøndby played them in the last round and it should have been behind closed doors but 3 days before kick off that was changed Brøndby didn't bring fans because Split couldn't guarantee the security. By the way Brøndbys fans are the danish Millwall. Honestly I fear for both our fans and players. Its weird in Balkan People are the nicest people untill they arrive at a stadium and it goes for both players and fans.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Everton Mint on August 05, 2017, 08:29:17 PM
Security is a big issue as their website shows: http://hajduk.hr/eng/article/important-pre--match-information/5679

Racism as well as their football 'culture' is what bothers me, more than their team's real ability.

We may have better players, but they are so naive when it comes to European football in countries like this. Unless we get really strong referees we could be on the wrong end of all kinds of shenanigans.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: ally2 on August 05, 2017, 08:33:10 PM
We have a lot of captains remember?!  I don't see why they should all fold in a hostile atmosphere but you never know I guess.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Bluedylan on August 05, 2017, 08:36:48 PM
Security is a big issue as their website shows: http://hajduk.hr/eng/article/important-pre--match-information/5679

Racism as well as their football 'culture' is what bothers me, more than their team's real ability.

We may have better players, but they are so naive when it comes to European football in countries like this. Unless we get really strong referees we could be on the wrong end of all kinds of shenanigans.


It's Croatia, mate. We're not playing ISIS or a team of Mongol warriors.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Audrey Horne on August 05, 2017, 08:38:23 PM
It's Croatia, mate. We're not playing ISIS or a team of Mongol warriors.

lolol
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Escla on August 05, 2017, 08:46:55 PM
It's Croatia, mate. We're not playing ISIS or a team of Mongol warriors.

Yeah, your right, it will be a nice warm and friendly atmosphere, this sort of thing is just normal isn't it.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-4317174/Hajduk-fined-10-000-hooligan-iron-bar-incident.html
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Bluedylan on August 05, 2017, 08:50:46 PM
Yeah, your right, it will be a nice warm and friendly atmosphere, this sort of thing is just normal isn't it.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-4317174/Hajduk-fined-10-000-hooligan-iron-bar-incident.html

Not giving the Mail a hit on their website, but I'm sure it says something suitably terrible about these savages  lolol

Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Escla on August 05, 2017, 08:55:27 PM
Not giving the Mail a hit on their website, but I'm sure it says something suitably terrible about these savages  lolol

Yes it did actually , nice attempt at swerving the truth but what's your reason for not reading it on this link, I could post a dozen or more articles about the violent clashes at this ground, I only wish I could get you over there to experience it personally, oh.but I forgot, you don't go to games do you.

http://www.goal.com/en/news/hadjuk-splits-derby-with-rijeka-interrupted-by-iron-bar-wielding-/3gptqm5ddbit1tqvurjz7rzpq
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Escla on August 05, 2017, 09:01:20 PM
Went to every away game bar Krasnador in the last campaign but reckon I will give this one a swerve despite BD's assurances  lolol



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h8stfbaA4xQ



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DyNVTrII0xo
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Major Clanger on August 05, 2017, 09:07:04 PM
Joking aside, Torcida are one of the most aggressive and feared bunch in Europe for a good reason. They are proper neo-Nazi scum and not a joke outfit like the EDL.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: BlueBeagle on August 05, 2017, 09:10:35 PM
We may have better players, but they are so naive when it comes to European football in countries like this.

What are you on about?

Have Rooney, Klaassen, Barry, Schniderlin, Mirallas, Baines and Jagielka not played in Europe before? Can't be arsed doing the maths but I bet there's probably a couple of hundred CL/EL games experience there.

Let's not forget Ashley Williams international experience either.

We have a hell of a lot more experience than the Split squad has.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Escla on August 05, 2017, 09:13:45 PM
What are you on about?

Have Rooney, Klaassen, Barry, Schniderlin, Mirallas, Baines and Jagielka not played in Europe before?

Let's not forget Ashley Williams international experience.

I think he meant "in countries like this with Ultras". I don't know about Rooney or Schneiderlin but I have followed us a lot in Europe but have never encountered anything like this.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: BlueBeagle on August 05, 2017, 09:14:45 PM
I think he meant "in countries like this with Ultras". I don't know about Rooney or Schneiderlin but I have followed us a lot in Europe but have never encountered anything like this.

Erm hello... Crystal Palace! lolol
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Escla on August 05, 2017, 09:16:19 PM
Erm hello... Crystal Palace! lolol

Been there the last two seasons no problems whatsoever ?
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: BlueBeagle on August 05, 2017, 09:18:14 PM
Been there the last two seasons no problems whatsoever ?

It's a joke... Their vociferous fans class themselves as 'Ultras'
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Bluedylan on August 05, 2017, 10:53:44 PM
Yes it did actually , nice attempt at swerving the truth but what's your reason for not reading it on this link, I could post a dozen or more articles about the violent clashes at this ground, I only wish I could get you over there to experience it personally, oh.but I forgot, you don't go to games do you.

http://www.goal.com/en/news/hadjuk-splits-derby-with-rijeka-interrupted-by-iron-bar-wielding-/3gptqm5ddbit1tqvurjz7rzpq


Not that I have to justify myself to an utter cretin like you, but I don't live in Liverpool or the North West anymore and work nights and weekends so no, I don't get to many games.

You one of those badge-wearing 'you have to go the game to have an opinion' morons? That figures.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Escla on August 05, 2017, 11:03:35 PM
Not that I have to justify myself to an utter cretin like you, but I don't live in Liverpool or the North West anymore and work nights and weekends so no, I don't get to many games.

You one of those badge-wearing 'you have to go the game to have an opinion' morons? That figures.

I live in London btw and it's not my fault you're a night watchman, I'm no badge wearer and fully appreciate that people that do not/can not attend matches can support and have valid opinions, it's only when they express them in such a condescending , patronising and arrogant way as you tend to do that
I treat them in such a manner as I do you, but you've been told by others about your patronising nature before so I'll give up on you.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Major Clanger on August 05, 2017, 11:05:40 PM
Yes it did actually , nice attempt at swerving the truth but what's your reason for not reading it on this link, I could post a dozen or more articles about the violent clashes at this ground, I only wish I could get you over there to experience it personally, oh.but I forgot, you don't go to games do you.

http://www.goal.com/en/news/hadjuk-splits-derby-with-rijeka-interrupted-by-iron-bar-wielding-/3gptqm5ddbit1tqvurjz7rzpq

It is slightly different in international fixtures, though it can still go either way. If they happen to like you, it is an experience you'll never forget. If they don't...well, that is also an experience you'll never forget.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: GLewis on August 05, 2017, 11:06:55 PM
I mean no one wants to run in with their ultras; as MC says, these are proper hard line nutters (without being too stereotypical probably with actual war experiences).

But in terms of them influencing the match they've not managed to do that, if they've even tried, to anyone in about 7 years by the looks of things.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Escla on August 05, 2017, 11:10:13 PM
I mean no one wants to run in with their ultras; as MC says, these are proper hard line nutters (without being too stereotypical probably with actual war experiences).

But in terms of them influencing the match they've not managed to do that, if they've even tried, to anyone in about 7 years by the looks of things.

I just think that referees that get chased by masked men wielding a crow bar rarely tend to give a decision in favour of the away team, that's a recent development, I think that's what Blue Mint meant when he said we needed a strong ref.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: GLewis on August 05, 2017, 11:11:37 PM
I just think that referees that get chased by masked men wielding a crow bar rarely tend to give a decision in favour of the away team, that's a recent development, I think that's what Blue Mint meant when he said we needed a strong ref.

It's a UEFA tournament. They'd just make them forfeit the match if something like that happened.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Escla on August 05, 2017, 11:12:32 PM
In that case bring it on !
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Thornton_19 on August 06, 2017, 12:46:37 AM
I think he meant "in countries like this with Ultras". I don't know about Rooney or Schneiderlin but I have followed us a lot in Europe but have never encountered anything like this.
Mate, their fans will be shitting it when they hear the groans for a misplaced pass at Goodison. Thinking that if they hate their own team this much what will they do to us!
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: TheRam on August 06, 2017, 01:00:53 AM
The county road ketwigs will give as good as they get.

Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: brap2 on August 06, 2017, 01:02:31 AM
The county road ketwigs will give as good as they get.



*wheelies away in terror*
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: American Evertonian on August 06, 2017, 01:09:11 AM
Not that I have to justify myself to an utter cretin like you, but I don't live in Liverpool or the North West anymore and work nights and weekends so no, I don't get to many games.

You one of those badge-wearing 'you have to go the game to have an opinion' morons? That figures.

I see you've encountered my friend Escla. 😂
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Escla on August 06, 2017, 01:24:59 AM
I see you've encountered my friend Escla. 😂

Ach, we've known each other ages AE, you will get on well with him, bless.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Hajduk fan passing by on August 06, 2017, 01:31:07 AM
Hi all, just popped in to give a few info about Hajduk ( not Hadjuk ) as I'm sure it won't hurt.

So, the team:

- yes, we haven't been able to get through to group stages of EL for the last 6-7 years, but then again - that wasn't our main concern during that period, our main concern was to keep the club alive as it was on a verge of bancrupcy after the politicians had their way with it ( there was always some party members within the club's bord ).
Anyway, supportes decided to take matters into their own hands, refused the private investors that wanted to take over the club and thus "save" it and million by million lower our debts over the last years. Each year, at half season or at the end of it - we had to sell our best players to survive and in that state - couldn't really be competitors for winning our championship let alone to make it to group stages of EL, although we did have some favorable draw for the last 2 years but not enough luck or skill to make it.

Well, this year - we're finally clear of debts, haven't sold anyone important and even strengthen our team ( by Croatian league standards at least ) and have a coach that actually is here for some time now ( unlike seasons prior to this one ) which gave him time to make it clear to the team what he actually wants them to do.
For the 1st time in ages we're confident of a good season ahead of us. Does this mean we believe we'll beat Everton? Of course not. We're not fools, we Know the strength of yourteam regardless of the act you're our opponents to reach group stages of EL, but we can always hope for an upset.
As for our fans - modestly - they're one of the greatest out there and are bound to make a great atmosphere on our stadium but add to one on yours as well as I expect at least 3k traveling to your hometown.
Sure, there have been a lot of incidents over the years, but most are organized as the part of battle we have against our corrupted FA ( most of them are on trial for organized crime )  or against our eternal rivals - fans of dinamo zagreb, bad blue boys.
There's no rasicm here, nothing at all. There are a lot of people from all over the world that walk amongst domestic people, live here, start families here and even play for our club and there was never a single incident regarding someone's different color skin here, never.
The racism bans that UEFA awarded to our club - was for chants that have nothing to do with true racism, it's more like vocal insults to serbs - we have speacial names for them ever since we were in a war - or against FA officials, it's just that UEFA treats all those chants as racism...

Anyway, wish you guys all the best in your PL, disrupt the harmony of the supposed big ones, but give us little ones some slack in Europe xD
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Major Clanger on August 06, 2017, 02:02:11 AM
I mean no one wants to run in with their ultras; as MC says, these are proper hard line nutters (without being too stereotypical probably with actual war experiences).

But in terms of them influencing the match they've not managed to do that, if they've even tried, to anyone in about 7 years by the looks of things.

Yeah, I was thinking about the trip being scary to fans, I don't think there'll be any trouble in the stadium that would affect the game though.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: American Evertonian on August 06, 2017, 03:58:10 AM
Hi all, just popped in to give a few info about Hajduk ( not Hadjuk ) as I'm sure it won't hurt.

So, the team:

- yes, we haven't been able to get through to group stages of EL for the last 6-7 years, but then again - that wasn't our main concern during that period, our main concern was to keep the club alive as it was on a verge of bancrupcy after the politicians had their way with it ( there was always some party members within the club's bord ).
Anyway, supportes decided to take matters into their own hands, refused the private investors that wanted to take over the club and thus "save" it and million by million lower our debts over the last years. Each year, at half season or at the end of it - we had to sell our best players to survive and in that state - couldn't really be competitors for winning our championship let alone to make it to group stages of EL, although we did have some favorable draw for the last 2 years but not enough luck or skill to make it.

Well, this year - we're finally clear of debts, haven't sold anyone important and even strengthen our team ( by Croatian league standards at least ) and have a coach that actually is here for some time now ( unlike seasons prior to this one ) which gave him time to make it clear to the team what he actually wants them to do.
For the 1st time in ages we're confident of a good season ahead of us. Does this mean we believe we'll beat Everton? Of course not. We're not fools, we Know the strength of yourteam regardless of the act you're our opponents to reach group stages of EL, but we can always hope for an upset.
As for our fans - modestly - they're one of the greatest out there and are bound to make a great atmosphere on our stadium but add to one on yours as well as I expect at least 3k traveling to your hometown.
Sure, there have been a lot of incidents over the years, but most are organized as the part of battle we have against our corrupted FA ( most of them are on trial for organized crime )  or against our eternal rivals - fans of dinamo zagreb, bad blue boys.
There's no rasicm here, nothing at all. There are a lot of people from all over the world that walk amongst domestic people, live here, start families here and even play for our club and there was never a single incident regarding someone's different color skin here, never.
The racism bans that UEFA awarded to our club - was for chants that have nothing to do with true racism, it's more like vocal insults to serbs - we have speacial names for them ever since we were in a war - or against FA officials, it's just that UEFA treats all those chants as racism...

Anyway, wish you guys all the best in your PL, disrupt the harmony of the supposed big ones, but give us little ones some slack in Europe xD


Welcome mate and thanks for the post. I'm sure those lucky enough to go will appreciate the clarification on your supporters
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Evertonian in NC on August 06, 2017, 04:06:37 AM
Awesome to have a visiting fan here to discuss, welcome!  Can you give us a preview of your squad's strengths and weaknesses, as the match gets closer?  Look forward to a lively playoff round!

Very glad to hear no racism, we don't have any Serbs but our "hard man" is a Bosnian Muslim.  Who is also something of a maniac/cult hero.  Will that get the blood boiling? :D
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Escla on August 06, 2017, 04:07:56 AM
Awesome to have a visiting fan here to discuss, welcome!  Can you give us a preview of your squad's strengths and weaknesses, as the match gets closer?  Look forward to a lively playoff round!

Very glad to hear no racism, we don't have any Serbs but our "hard man" is a Bosnian Muslim.  Who is also something of a maniac/cult hero.  Will that get the blood boiling? :D

Wait..isn't Con a Serb ?
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Major Clanger on August 06, 2017, 04:27:58 AM
The racism bans that UEFA awarded to our club - was for chants that have nothing to do with true racism, it's more like vocal insults to serbs - we have speacial names for them ever since we were in a war - or against FA officials, it's just that UEFA treats all those chants as racism...

I'm from Hungary, so I've seen how this works with the UEFA :)

But ultras are a complex bunch, there are always a few dangerous nutters amongst them.

They admittedly do a lot of good in the local community too, like the Torcida fighting the wildfires a couple of weeks ago. (By the way, I hope your city will recover quickly. It must have been pretty scary.)
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Everton Mint on August 06, 2017, 05:02:27 AM
I wonder if they will target Rooney & try to wind him up ?  He still has a bit of fire in him and could react.

Lesser teams often used to try this to unsettle the oposition through their captain.

I wasnt thinking that the crowd could affect our players. I meant if the Split team were full of snidey tricks which we dont see in the PL.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Everton Mint on August 06, 2017, 05:09:58 AM
What are you on about?

Have Rooney, Klaassen, Barry, Schniderlin, Mirallas, Baines and Jagielka not played in Europe before? Can't be arsed doing the maths but I bet there's probably a couple of hundred CL/EL games experience there.

Let's not forget Ashley Williams international experience either.

We have a hell of a lot more experience than the Split squad has.

Experienced they may be, but I've often heard us described as 'too nice'... and thats in the PL.

Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Hajduk fan passing by on August 06, 2017, 12:33:58 PM
Awesome to have a visiting fan here to discuss, welcome!  Can you give us a preview of your squad's strengths and weaknesses, as the match gets closer?  Look forward to a lively playoff round!


Goalkeeper ( Dante Stipica ) is good, but still not good enough ( or at least has to prove himself to us xD ) as our last one ( Lovre Kalinic ) whom we sold to Gent during last winter ( that was the deal that finally brought us back to positive balance ).

Centreback x2 ( Borja Lopez and Zoran Nizic ) - they seem like real powerhouses for us this season so far and work really well together. The only slight weakness that might prove to be are defensive set pieces as we tend to cover space more than mark man which led to receiving 1 goal in the only league match we haven't won ( after leading 2:0 ), butthen again they've resolved a lot of similar situations without problems and are pretty high so in general that shouldn't be a problem

Left back ( Memolla ) - it's his 2nd season here and after years and years - we might finally have a centre back that actually plays good. He wasn't that good last season but has developed since. He does have a replacement ( Formitchow ) that we got here on free transfer in the last transfer window but he's just a back up for now.

Right back - we really don't have a genuine right back. Last year a central midfielder played that role ( Juranovic ) and actually was quite decent which brought him to Croatia B team for some tournament but suffered a bad injury that led him being injured for months. After him Tudor, right winger filled the spot and in months to come learned to play defense ( made it to B team too but as a winger ) and was a decent player for the position, but a month or so ago - he got injured as well ( should be back soon ) which made Juranovic ( who just got back from his injury ) right back again.
So this position might be our biggest weakness

Defensive midfielder(s) - I think we'll play with 2 against you guys with 1 being Radosevic  ( a true bulldog  - agrresively attacking the ball as soon as the opposition takes control of it ) and the other one Savvas, greek which has its good and invisible games both but is good in winning air duels and is better technicall player than Radosevic.

Central midfielders - Hamza Barry - a decent technicall player who still has a lot to improve but is certainly playing better than last year

Right wing - Nikola Vlasic, our best player at age 19 only - he loves to take opposition left backs 1 on 1  but is familiar with going through to the middle as well if the flank is too crowded. Very hard to take the ball from and doesn't fall easily ( there were a couple of situations against Brondby where he'd take on a couple of their players and either pass them all or ended with a foul on him. He's playing the season of his life and knows it, our main strength.

Left wing - Ante Erceg - he's more a forward than a winger. Can be invisible for entire game and then score 2 goals out of nowhere like he did against Brondby, has a great sense of finding himself in goal scoring opportunities, our target man for fast breaks.

Forward - our coach forces last year league's top goal scorer Futacs who isn't in his best form yet. He's a big man who likes to get the ball into his feet while carrying opposition centre back on his back and then just lay the ball off to one of our midfielders. He's very aggresive player that tends to get yellow carded but makes the opposition get them as well, there's always a battle for position between him and the man who marks him. He's isn't fast, but should be allowed any space around your box - he'll probably shoot. We do have other options there such as Ohandza, our jocker from the bench who is a better player by my standards- just had a lot of injuries which finally seem to be the past. He's diff type, likes the ball to be directed in the space in front of him and very good in 1 on 1 situations.

Anyway, we'll probably go on defensive style lurking fast breaks through Vlasic or Barry and be knocking the ball towards Futacs all the time hoping he can take control of it just enough time to lay it off to our incoming midfielders and thus continue the break.

Vlasic the main strength and right back possibly the main weakness.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Hajduk fan passing by on August 06, 2017, 12:45:53 PM
Very glad to hear no racism, we don't have any Serbs but our "hard man" is a Bosnian Muslim.  Who is also something of a maniac/cult hero.  Will that get the blood boiling? :D

Well we have and have had bosnians/muslims in our team as well so that fact alone isn't a problem ( all of us had refugees of theirs in our homes during the war ). But there can always happen random chants against him ( like Balija ) should he be involved in some harder tackle against one of ours but I presume that would only be a few and not loud enough to be heard amongst other chants.
We've had this situation against Levski when we played them on smaller stadium of our 2nd division neighboors where you could hear quite well ( 5,000 capacity ) anything chanted where their Serb right back made a bit harder tackle on 1 of our own which resulted in few chants towards him for which we were originally banned with empty stadium 1 game until UEFA accepted our appeal ( official delegate had no issues reported after the game ) and just closed 1 section for brondby game.
But Poljud is much larger ( 35k ), it will be full and Torcida rarely even realizes what's going on at the pitch ( they're in their zone chanting ) to be reacting like that.

Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Polledreng on August 06, 2017, 01:50:56 PM
Showing signs like this doesnt fil me with confidence @Hajduk fan passing by (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=6638)  And you were playing a team from Bulgaria not Serbia.  As stated I love Croatia and the people but when it comes to sport it seems as all reason disappear.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: hamshank33 on August 06, 2017, 02:26:07 PM
Kevin Mirallas doesn't look happy with that sign bottom right.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Bally on August 06, 2017, 02:31:43 PM
Hi all, just popped in to give a few info about Hajduk ( not Hadjuk ) as I'm sure it won't hurt.

So, the team:

- yes, we haven't been able to get through to group stages of EL for the last 6-7 years, but then again - that wasn't our main concern during that period, our main concern was to keep the club alive as it was on a verge of bancrupcy after the politicians had their way with it ( there was always some party members within the club's bord ).
Anyway, supportes decided to take matters into their own hands, refused the private investors that wanted to take over the club and thus "save" it and million by million lower our debts over the last years. Each year, at half season or at the end of it - we had to sell our best players to survive and in that state - couldn't really be competitors for winning our championship let alone to make it to group stages of EL, although we did have some favorable draw for the last 2 years but not enough luck or skill to make it.

Well, this year - we're finally clear of debts, haven't sold anyone important and even strengthen our team ( by Croatian league standards at least ) and have a coach that actually is here for some time now ( unlike seasons prior to this one ) which gave him time to make it clear to the team what he actually wants them to do.
For the 1st time in ages we're confident of a good season ahead of us. Does this mean we believe we'll beat Everton? Of course not. We're not fools, we Know the strength of yourteam regardless of the act you're our opponents to reach group stages of EL, but we can always hope for an upset.
As for our fans - modestly - they're one of the greatest out there and are bound to make a great atmosphere on our stadium but add to one on yours as well as I expect at least 3k traveling to your hometown.
Sure, there have been a lot of incidents over the years, but most are organized as the part of battle we have against our corrupted FA ( most of them are on trial for organized crime )  or against our eternal rivals - fans of dinamo zagreb, bad blue boys.
There's no rasicm here, nothing at all. There are a lot of people from all over the world that walk amongst domestic people, live here, start families here and even play for our club and there was never a single incident regarding someone's different color skin here, never.
The racism bans that UEFA awarded to our club - was for chants that have nothing to do with true racism, it's more like vocal insults to serbs - we have speacial names for them ever since we were in a war - or against FA officials, it's just that UEFA treats all those chants as racism...

Anyway, wish you guys all the best in your PL, disrupt the harmony of the supposed big ones, but give us little ones some slack in Europe xD
Excellent.... Cheers man
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Hajduk fan passing by on August 06, 2017, 02:50:41 PM
Showing signs like this doesnt fil me with confidence @Hajduk fan passing by (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=6638)  And you were playing a team from Bulgaria not Serbia.  As stated I love Croatia and the people but when it comes to sport it seems as all reason disappear.

Naah, that sign has nothing to do with rasicm. The main color of our team is white and the nick is more or less "Whites" or "Bili" in our language.
"Bijeli" would be grammatically correct, but "Bili" is dalmatian ( our region ) version of the word.
As said before - we have and have had all sorts of races and diff religion players within our team and more or less adored them, like cameroonian Ohandza now, or Liberian Mass Sarr 18 years ago. Not to mention that this is a touristic region that attracts all sorts of people from all over the world and no incidents have happened nor there's a reason for it.
Sure, they'll always be some drunken morons which may cause some minor stupidity - but we have those all over the world.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: JordanianEmbassy on August 06, 2017, 03:06:04 PM
So who's going then? I'm looking at flights :)
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Escla on August 06, 2017, 03:44:28 PM
So who's going then? I'm looking at flights :)

Might have chanced it but cheapest I could find was around the £350 mark but despite counter theories I just dont fancy getting caught up in any of that Ultra shite especially if we dump them out on the night.
Lille, Berne, Wolfsburg all great fun but that Nazi faction of their fans just take the fun out of the whole trip.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Brownie on August 06, 2017, 04:13:25 PM
Any ST holders had an email about tickets from the club yet?
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Alanvideo on August 06, 2017, 04:18:25 PM
Might have chanced it but cheapest I could find was around the £350 mark but despite counter theories I just dont fancy getting caught up in any of that Ultra shite especially if we dump them out on the night.
Lille, Berne, Wolfsburg all great fun but that Nazi faction of their fans just take the fun out of the whole trip.
............hundreds of Hannover fans descended  on Burnley yesterday and caused the game to be abandoned. Some of them had scarves over their faces so obviously not there for the pies. If this was English fans we'd never hear the end of it - scourge of Europe etc. Hope our fans and their kids don't get caught up in this kind of thing.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Escla on August 06, 2017, 04:52:36 PM
Any ST holders had an email about tickets from the club yet?

Yes but it I am in the autocup so just confirming my seat available and charge going from my debit card.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Escla on August 06, 2017, 04:54:51 PM
............hundreds of Hannover fans descended  on Burnley yesterday and caused the game to be abandoned. Some of them had scarves over their faces so obviously not there for the pies. If this was English fans we'd never hear the end of it - scourge of Europe etc. Hope our fans and their kids don't get caught up in this kind of thing.

I was really surprised about that, Hannover is such a great city not normally associated with hooliganism.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Brownie on August 06, 2017, 04:59:14 PM
Yes but it I am in the autocup so just confirming my seat available and charge going from my debit card.

Ah right. I opted out of that
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Major Clanger on August 06, 2017, 05:18:47 PM
Forward - our coach forces last year league's top goal scorer Futacs who isn't in his best form yet. He's a big man who likes to get the ball into his feet while carrying opposition centre back on his back and then just lay the ball off to one of our midfielders. He's very aggresive player that tends to get yellow carded but makes the opposition get them as well, there's always a battle for position between him and the man who marks him. He's isn't fast, but should be allowed any space around your box - he'll probably shoot.

I didn't even remember he was playing for you (he travelled around a bit :)), but yeah, he's a big unit and very tall. Not the most technical player, mind you.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Alanvideo on August 06, 2017, 05:43:14 PM
Ah right. I opted out of that
..............so did I. I can't always get to night matches. STH's still get a window to claim your seat.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Brownie on August 06, 2017, 05:52:19 PM
..............so did I. I can't always get to night matches. STH's still get a window to claim your seat.

Yeah as you can imagine getting from Cardiff on those days from work will be impossible. But I'm happy to get my ticket for anyone who can't get one
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Alanvideo on August 06, 2017, 06:48:03 PM
Yeah as you can imagine getting from Cardiff on those days from work will be impossible. But I'm happy to get my ticket for anyone who can't get one
..............I think the club just activate your ST ,you don't normally get a paper ticket. The exception was the UEFA 1st leg which was before the ST's had been sent out.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Brownie on August 06, 2017, 06:49:51 PM
..............I think the club just activate your ST ,you don't normally get a paper ticket. The exception was the UEFA 1st leg which was before the ST's had been sent out.

Oh ok. Say we were to get to a cup final (domestic or abroad) are ST holders guaranteed a ticket or is it based on how many Cup games you've been to?
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Mick 1995 on August 06, 2017, 06:51:33 PM
Oh ok. Say we were to get to a cup final (domestic or abroad) are ST holders guaranteed a ticket or is it based on how many Cup games you've been to?

Depends on the cup.
Traditionally ST are guaranteed FA cup semi final tickets & league cup final.

But FA cup final is ST + away credits.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Alanvideo on August 06, 2017, 06:55:19 PM
Oh ok. Say we were to get to a cup final (domestic or abroad) are ST holders guaranteed a ticket or is it based on how many Cup games you've been to?
.....................not guaranteed a ticket but for the last S/F at Wembley we got 35,000 so that would be enough for our new increased no. of STH's . But for a Wembley final our allocation might only be 25,000 so I guess it would go to credits for cup games etc. Matches abroad is a different thing altogether.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Escla on August 06, 2017, 07:11:18 PM
.....................not guaranteed a ticket but for the last S/F at Wembley we got 35,000 so that would be enough for our new increased no. of STH's . But for a Wembley final our allocation might only be 25,000 so I guess it would go to credits for cup games etc. Matches abroad is a different thing altogether.

The problem with away credits is it's almost impossible to get an away ticket, most always start now with ST holders with 12 away credits, how the fuck are you supposed to get that many, most will be sold out by the time it gets to ST plus 10 away credits. Man City game now on sale ST plus 11 credits from 2016/17 season.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: TheRam on August 06, 2017, 07:21:42 PM
I'm in the auto cup scheme but haven't had an email?

Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Escla on August 06, 2017, 07:28:32 PM
I'm in the auto cup scheme but haven't had an email?

Actually just checked my e.mail, I was thinking of the one I got before the Rumbellows match which just four days before the game, nothing yet for Split game.
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Alanvideo on August 06, 2017, 07:38:37 PM
from the OS..........

Season Tickets holders who have subscribe (https://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;area=subscriptions)d to the Europa League Auto-Cup scheme should note that payment will be taken from Monday 7 August. Please ensure sufficient funds are in your account as any failed payments may result in non-entry to the game.

Tickets will go on sale to Season Ticket holders on Tuesday 8 August from 2pm.

Season Ticket holders have until close of business on Thursday 10 August to claim their own seat. Access will be added to Season Cards for all Season ticket holders should the same seat be purchased and no Season Ticket holders will be displaced for this round.

Tickets will then go on general sale from 8am on Friday 11 August.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Adults (25-64) - £15
65+/Under-25s - £10
Under-18s - £5
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: TheRam on August 06, 2017, 07:39:54 PM
£15 sound that.

Is right the blues
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Alanvideo on August 06, 2017, 07:54:52 PM
The problem with away credits is it's almost impossible to get an away ticket, most always start now with ST holders with 12 away credits, how the fuck are you supposed to get that many, most will be sold out by the time it gets to ST plus 10 away credits. Man City game now on sale ST plus 11 credits from 2016/17 season.
.......................last 2 seasons if you bought a cup ticket (home or away) you got away credits.  Don't know whether they still doing that system though. 
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Escla on August 07, 2017, 04:56:14 PM
.......................last 2 seasons if you bought a cup ticket (home or away) you got away credits.  Don't know whether they still doing that system though.

Just checked, I got an away credit for the home game against Rumbelows, will get another next week against Split, with a decent cup run in all three competitions could easily collect ten away credits just by attending home Cup games, all depends on a decent cup run though, reckon ST plus 5 should be enough for a cup final ticket though  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Hajduk fan passing by on August 09, 2017, 01:36:37 AM
Just an info - we ( Hajduk ) have lost our top goal scorer Futacs for at least 6 months due to knee injury conceded this weekend. Now, that doesn't have to be an awful thing for the team as we do have other options, diff types of players, but he still was our and league's top goal scorer last season
Title: Re: Europa League play-off draw
Post by: Robioto on August 09, 2017, 01:50:49 AM
Just an info - we ( Hajduk ) have lost our top goal scorer Futacs for at least 6 months due to knee injury conceded this weekend. Now, that doesn't have to be an awful thing for the team as we do have other options, diff types of players, but he still was our and league's top goal scorer last season

When the draw was made he was the player I was worried about. No disrespect to the player, I hope he comes back well, but this is good news for us.