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Odense To Face Villa In Intertoto Cup

Villa now know their Intertwobob Cup opponents.

Odense beat TPS Turku 4-1 on aggregate to earn the right to play Aston Villa.

The official site say they will announce info on the away leg tomorrow. The home game will be played July 26 with a kick off time of 5:15pm - also to be screened on Setanta.

Wiki info:

Odense Boldklub (also known as Odense BK or the more common used OB) is a Danish professional football club based in the town of Odense. The club have won three Danish championships and five Danish Cup trophies. OB play in the Danish Superliga and their home field is Fionia Park in Odense on Funen. OB's clubhouse is located in Ådalen near Odense River.

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The official team mascot is currently a blue and white tiger, hopefully it is prepared to be mauled by our claret and blue lions!






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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday July 13 2008

Time: 8:42PM

Your Comments

The homepage of their website is already advertising the fixture with a big pic of Laursen. They got to the group stages of the UEFA two seasons ago, 4 points in the four fixtures which seems pretty decent. Were in UEFA last year too, knocked out by Sparta Prague on penalties in the round before the group stages. They are manged by the Danish captain of the 1992 team, so likely will be well prepared. Thomas Helveg currently plays for them, though a bit old he got 108 caps for Denmark. Not easy by the look of it I´d say.
MONsCABA
They are all bananna skins...
col8
Also the Odense homepage says fixture on Saturday 19th 20.00 CET
MONsCABA
I agree, some people seem to think we've already qualified for the whole UEFA thing, we're not even qualified for the qualifiers yet and there's going to some tough matches coming up.
lorenzo
Aint Gonna be easy
TuBBz
Have to be optimistic before a game surely?! That said, do agree, no easy matches but I expect a win.
The Fear
Its good to be optimistic, but I'm sure MON won't be taking it easy, on the 26th July we could be in europe and we would still have a month to buy better quality players. I'm sure that is in MONs mind and also the minds of some of our targets.
johnmurphy3112
As I said to a friend last night, We are a week away the most important game of our season. UTV!
Adam Deuce
Sky sports reported this this morning. The clip that they put with it was MON sat on a step outside a building texting on his phone sat with him was a very happy Randy Lerner talking and laughing with someone I didnt recognise... Not a massive thing I know (and the clip could be from ages ago) but I like to see our chairman and manager together, it makes me think that business is going on!
Tez86
I wouldnt want to under-estimate a team that i have never heard of, Varteks were last i gave that treatment and they soon shut me up. Martin O'Neill is described by many fans as the Messiah, well only time will tell whether he is the one who will take us back to Europe. UEFA Cup here we come.
young_jonah
They're a half-decent side, and if we're playing people out of position at the back like we are at the moment, we're gonna have to be very careful not to screw this up. Saying that, I fully expect a confident Villa win!!
romanianvillain
I'm not so sure, it's terribly early and we'll be playing kids.
tarzan
tarzan, there will probably be at the most only one kid in the side, maybe none. I would play NRC at RB, and the rest of the team pretty much picks itself right now.
romanianvillain
The away leg Ko at 7.05pm UK time. We should go through, but we need a good away leg first. I see our first Saturday 3.00pm Ko has gone down the pan, the first of many this season, I fear.
Fletch
A tricky little tie, no doubt about it. Over the two legs we should be more than capable of seeing them off, but it certainly wont be an easy game over in Odense.
glensider
They probably will be more fitter than we are too, having returned for their pre-season earlier than us. Being eliminated at this stage doesn't bear thinking about. No slip ups lads.
glensider
We should've been capable of seeing off FC Zurich and Lincoln City too. I've got an extremely bad feeling about this.
Villan-in-Cyprus
they've got djemba-djemba.
fullygrownman
 

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