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Gretna F.C. Set To Go Into Europe!?!  
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1897 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  crazy 


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5166 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1895 times:

woo hoo, I hope they draw a home game against one of the european giants, athletico madrid or someone like that Big grin

Would be great to see some european footy at raydale!



That'll teach you
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 1):
Would be great to see some european footy at raydale!

No chance of that.
Any European football is likely to be played at Motherwell



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User currently offlineDTManiac From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 689 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1891 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.


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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1890 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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User currently offlineDTManiac From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 689 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1889 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 4):
It's similar in Wales

Excuse my ignorance, but I wasnt even aware of Wales having an own league. I thought Welsh teams were playing in the English leagues. How many teams are there?



Gig 'em Aggies!!!
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

FWIW, Gretna has a population of 3,000 people, and have only been in the Scottish league for 4 years


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User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

Go on Gretna , Hope they makre it to the Premier League you never know .

User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/league_of_wales/default.stm

Cardiff, Swansea and Wrexham all have teams in the English leagues.



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1868 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?  Confused



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1867 times:

Well, I presume as a club in the English leagues, they will go through as one of the English teams as they play in the English leagues. But it is rather unlikely  Wink


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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5166 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
Of course, if Rangers win tonight, and Hearts win tomorrow, then Gretna will be in Europe no matter what.

Hearts won!!!!!! Gretna are in Europe!!!! Unbelieveable!



That'll teach you
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1814 times:

What an embarrassment for Scottish football  Sad


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1814 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!

Aaron  sly 



Not been on here for a good 2/3 years!
User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1799 times:

Gretna in Europe eh? Fookin ell they'll be rollin in it!


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