Posted 2011/12/07 by matthewsf in Uncategorized. 6 Comments
Wow, Kia Joorabchian sure works fast.
Posted by EFG on 2011/12/07 at 4:19 PM
Not about either Manchester club (but look up a pic of Balotelli on the bench from today, hilarious) but I just watched highlights from Lyon v Zagreb. Not saying anything fishy was going on, but those were some pretty easy goals that Lyon was able to score.
Posted by GeorgeCross [@BhasViswanathan] on 2011/12/07 at 5:19 PM
Yeah, I agree – they had to win and by X margin and they end up scoring 7 away from home?
Does anybody know how the UEFA co-efficient works for CL places? I am guessing it’s some sort of moving average, rather than a one season thing. I will always “support” an English team over a European team, but I must admit, I did smirk when I saw the Manchester teams getting knocked out, especially United because they do have the experience to juggle different competitions…
Hopefully, City and United will play their 2nd string in the UEFA Cup – keep their England players a little fresher for the summer [every cloud and all that!!].
Posted by Jared on 2011/12/07 at 5:25 PM
Isn’t it based on the results for 5 years (maybe a little bit more) across all European competitions? So Spurs not taking it seriously hurts England but United making finals more than offsets that.
Posted by dth on 2011/12/07 at 11:01 PM
Yeah, that’s exactly it.
Here’s wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_coefficient#Association_coefficient_.28.22League_coefficient.22.29
England’s been so strong their position is secure.
Posted by Mike on 2011/12/07 at 7:18 PM
Posted by GeorgeCross on 2011/12/07 at 9:08 PM
When was the last time Serie A had more teams in the last 16 than PL, Bundesliga and La Liga? One season wonder?
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