Gkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25077 posts, RR: 56 Posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2099 times:
Simply astonishing, if Rangers lose to Hibs tonight, then Scottish Division Two Champions, Gretna FC, will be in European Competition next season.
How it works:
Celtic - Champions League
Hearts - Champions League
Rangers - UEFA Cup
Gretna - UEFA Cup (Qualify through Scottish Cup, where they play Hearts in the final who will have qualified for the Champions League if Rangers lose tonight).
Of course, if Rangers win tonight, and Hearts win tomorrow, then Gretna will be in Europe no matter what.
Strange days in Scottish Football
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DTManiac From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 689 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2093 times:
We had the same situation here in Germany a couple of years ago. 1.FC Kaiserslautern played in the UEFA cup due to making it to the national cup final against Munich, I think, who were already qualified. Kaiserslautern played in the second division when winning one or two rounds of the UEFA cup.
Mhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2092 times:
It's similar in Wales - though the team in Europe are the best team in the Welsh league, most of them fail to hit attendances of 400 for most games! Would be interesting to see Barcelona fit into TNS's ground.
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Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2070 times:
Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 8): Cardiff, Swansea and Wrexham all have teams in the English leagues.
Which does raise a question:
In the exceptionally unlikely event of one of the Welsh sides playing in England qualifying for Europe, through the cups or leagues, whose allocation do they use? Is it England, or does one of the Welsh League sides drop out?
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Azza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2016 times:
LOL gretna in europe! i remember a few years back when my dad was manager of woodley sports, and gretna was in the english non-league divisions, they came down to stockport to play us, and woodley won 2-1! that was only 5 years ago! COME ON GRETNA!