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The All Important UEFA Cup Draw & Match Dates

If anyone wants to know, here are the draw dates and match dates to look out for.

The draw for the UEFA cup second qualifying round is in Nyon on Friday 1st August at 1300 CET.

Matches to be played 14th Aug and 28th Aug

Draw for 1st round proper is in Monaco on 28th August at 1300 CET.

Matches played on 18th Sept and 2nd Oct.

I don't want to tempt fate yet but draw for the group stage is in Nyon on 7th Oct at 1200 CET.

As long as we can get a decent squad in, I really hope we can go far in this one. I am a real fan of the European competitions and, as long as it does not affect our league form, I really want to see a good, long run in the UEFA cup.

Am I being too optimistic? or can we really do it?

Here is a list of the teams who are entered (plus the Intertoto qualifiers) along with there coefficient to work out the seedings.

Some good teams in there, we could have some great european nights this year.

ESP Valencia CF* 83.837
ESP 1st Sevilla FC 102.837
ESP 1st Real Racing Club Santander 24.837
ENG 1st Portsmouth FC* 24.996
ENG 1st Everton FC 43.996
ENG 1st Tottenham Hotspur FC*** 55.996
ENG Q1 Manchester City FC**** 30.996
ITA 1st AC Milan 119.934
ITA 1st UC Sampdoria 29.834
ITA 1st Udinese Calcio 34.934
FRA 1st AS Nancy-Lorraine 25.380
FRA 1st AS Saint-Etienne 17.380
FRA 1st Paris Saint-Germain FC*** 37.380
GER 1st Hamburger SV 52.078
GER 1st VfL Wolfsburg 16.078
GER 1st BV Borussia Dortmund** 21.078
GER Q1 Hertha BSC Berlin**** 27.078
POR 1st SL Benfica 77.176
POR 1st CS Marítimo 15.176
POR 1st Vitória FC 15.176
ROU 1st FC Rapid Bucuresti 41.398
ROU 1st FC Dinamo 1848 Bucuresti 36.398
ROU 1st AFC Unirea Valahorum Urziceni 13.398
ROU 1st FCU Politehnica Timisoara 13.398
NED 1st Feyenoord* 33.610
NED 1st AFC Ajax 51.610
NED 1st SC Heerenveen 35.610
NED 1st NEC Nijmegen 12.610
RUS 1st PFC CSKA Moskva* 59.437
RUS Q2 FC Moskva 14.437
SCO 1st Motherwell FC 11.013
SCO Q2 Queen of the South FC** 11.013
UKR 1st FC Metalist Kharkiv 10.932
UKR Q2 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 31.932
BEL 1st Club Brugge KV* 41.810
BEL Q2 KAA Gent** 8.810
CZE 1st FC Baník Ostrava 11.496
CZE Q2 FC Slovan Liberec** 16.496
TUR 1st Kayserispor 11.469
TUR Q2 Besiktas JK 40.469
GRE Q2 AEK Athens FC 31.525
GRE Q2 Aris Thessaloniki FC** 19.525
BUL Q2 PFC Litex Lovech* 18.644
BUL Q2 PFC Lokomotiv Sofia 11.644
BUL Q1 PFC Cherno More Varna 7.644
SUI Q2 BSC Young Boys 7.993
SUI Q2 FC Zürich 16.993
SUI Q1 AC Bellinzona** 7.993
NOR Q2 Lillestrøm SK* 7.400
NOR Q2 Stabæk IF 7.400
NOR Q1 Viking FC 12.400
ISR Q2 Maccabi Netanya FC 5.197
ISR Q1 Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC 5.197
ISR Q1 Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC** 21.197
SRB Q2 FK Crvena Zvezda 18.527
SRB Q1 FK Vojvodina 5.527
SRB Q1 FK Borac 5.527
DEN Q1 Brøndby IF* 18.748
DEN Q1 FC Midtjylland 6.748
DEN Q1 FC København 23.748
DEN Q1 FC Nordsjælland**** 6.748
AUT Q1 FC Salzburg 10.840
AUT Q1 FK Austria Wien 31.840
POL Q1 Legia Warszawa* 4.973
POL Q1 KKS Lech Poznan 6.973
HUN Q1 Debreceni VSC 10.960
HUN Q1 Gyori ETO FC 3.960
SVK Q1 MŠK Žilina 4.070
SVK Q1 FC Spartak Trnava** 4.070
CRO Q1 NK Slaven Koprivnica 3.836
CRO Q1 HNK Hajduk Split** 6.836
CYP Q1 APOEL FC* 3.327
CYP Q1 AC Omonia 3.327
SWE Q1 Kalmar FC* 4.518
SWE Q1 Djurgårdens IF FF 6.518
SVN Q1 NK IB Ljubljana* 3.272
SVN Q1 FC Koper 3.272
BIH Q1 NK Zrinjski* 2.805
BIH Q1 NK Široki Brijeg 2.805
LVA Q1 SK Liepájas Metalurgs 2.915
LVA Q1 JFK Olimps** 2.915
LTU Q1 FK Suduva 2.640
LTU Q1 FK Vetra** 2.640
FIN Q1 FC Haka 3.176
FIN Q1 FC Honko Espoo** 3.176
MDA Q1 FC Dacia Chisinau 2.475
MDA Q1 FC Nistru Otaci** 2.475
IRL Q1 Cork City FC* 2.420
IRL Q1 Saint Patrick's Athletic FC 2.420
GEO Q1 FC Zestafoni* 1.925
GEO Q1 FC WIT Georgia 1.925
LIE Q1 FC Vaduz* 1.815
MKD Q1 FK Milano 2.090
MKD Q1 FK Pelister 2.090
ISL Q1 FH Hafnarfjördur* 2.980
ISL Q1 ÍA Akranes 1.980
BLR Q1 FC MTZ-RIPO Minsk* 1.760
BLR Q1 FC Gomel 1.760
ALB Q1 KS Vllaznia* 1.210
ALB Q1 FK Partizani 1.210
EST Q1 FC Flora* 1.430
EST Q1 FC TVMK Tallinn 1.430
ARM Q1 FC Ararat Yerevan* 1.210
ARM Q1 FC Banants 1.210
AZE Q1 FK Khazar Lenkoran* 1.265
AZE Q1 FK Olimpik Baku 1.265
KAZ Q1 FC Tobol Kostanay* 0.852
KAZ Q1 FC Shakhtyor Karagandy 0.852
NIR Q1 Glentoran FC 0.770
NIR Q1 Cliftonville FC 0.770
WAL Q1 Bangor City FC 0.770
WAL Q1 The New Saints FC 0.770
FRO Q1 EB Streymur 0.605
FRO Q1 B36 Tórshavn 0.605
LUX Q1 CS Grevenmacher* 0.495
LUX Q1 FC Racing Union Luxembourg 0.495
MLT Q1 Birkirkara FC* 0.275
MLT Q1 Marsaxlokk FC 0.275
MNE Q1 FK Mogren* 0.165
MNE Q1 FK Zeta 0.165
AND Q1 UE Sant Julià* 0.165
SMR Q1 AC Juvenes-Dogana** 0.082

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Writer: neilh111 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday July 27 2008

Time: 10:20AM

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Do we have to do anymore qualifying or are we in the first round proper yet...excuse me for being Mr Thicky but haven't got a clue how this UEFA thing works anymore!!!!
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27/07/2008 10:42:00

1 more qualfying round
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27/07/2008 10:59:00

There seems alot of teams on that list much more than I thought, I thought it was a bit more exclusive!
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27/07/2008 11:07:00

ill take AC Juvenes-Dogana please, i can wait for the glamour ties a nice easy passage to the group stage will do me fine
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27/07/2008 11:20:00

Queen of the South would be a good draw.
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27/07/2008 11:29:00

Agree Jon.H. That would be a great draw
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27/07/2008 11:45:00

what do the * mean???
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27/07/2008 12:02:00

am I right in thinking we have two more teams to play before we get to the group stage!? and is this the same for all the teams listed above or do some them go directly into the group stage? Cause there are some good teams there!! and i for one would like a realitively easy ride to the groups.
azton villain
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27/07/2008 12:03:00

AC Milan in the tie??? WTF!!!!
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27/07/2008 13:19:00

Does this mean the Man City game will move to Sunday?
Sali Salifooooou
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27/07/2008 13:27:00

AC Milan had a poor season and signed Ronaldinhio lol!
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27/07/2008 13:33:00

JCC what are the chances of villa getting them in the tie *prays that this does not happpen* would be funny to see party boy playing!
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27/07/2008 14:03:00

Villa Malta, not altogether sure but I think they are just **** pretty little snow drops.... sorry, did I say that out aloud?! :o)
The Fear
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27/07/2008 14:46:00

Yes Sali, Man City game will be shifted to the Sunday.
The Fear
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27/07/2008 14:47:00

Come on lads, let's do it properly. Q2 - Besiktas_________________________________________________________ Rd 1 - AC Milan____________________________________________________________ Groups - Valencia; Dortmund; Ajax
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27/07/2008 14:59:00

and Sevilla in the final for good measure
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28/07/2008 08:58:00

Just great to be back on the european stage, we've been absent for way too long. Some very decent teams competing in this seasons UEFA Cup, and sometimes even some of the supposed 'minnows' can turn out to be a surprise package. Promises to be quite a journey, but enjoying a lengthy stay in the competition is going to be far from easy.
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28/07/2008 11:11:00

A decent run in the UEFA cup may convince some of the more Big Name players to move to the Villa............I hope?
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28/07/2008 12:21:00

The 2nd leg of the 1st qualifying round of the UEFA Cup finished tonight and we now know the line-up of the teams for tomorrow's draw and more importantly the list of teams we could face Olimps Riga were the only upset from the Northern section of the 1st qualifying round of the UEFA Cup after going out 2-0 on the night and 3-0 on aggregate to Republic of Ireland side Saint Patrick's Athletic. 'Pats' are currently 2nd in the Irish Premier Division and take Riga's place among the non-seeds for tomorrow afternoon's draw. They also represent, geographically, the shortest (and most convenient) away day for travelling Villa fans. All other 10 teams that were expected to go through from the non-seeds (reported here) did manage to do so (though Djurgården needed away goals). There is one caveat over all of this. UEFA could swap Hertha AND another team into the central region (likely a non-seed Balkan). Meaning that the seeds and non-seeds would come down from 11 to 10 teams each. It doesn't greatly affect us though. The full list of teams is reproduced, in order, below. SEEDS 1 Rosenborg (Nor) 2 Manchester City (Eng) 3 Hertha Berlin (Ger) 4 ASTON VILLA (Eng) 5 FC Copenhagen (Den) 6 Brøndby (Den) 7 Viking Stavanger (Nor) 8 Queen Of The South (Sco) 9 Gent (Bel) 10 Elfsborg (Swe) 11 Lillestrøm (Nor) NON-SEEDS 12 Stabæk (Nor) 13 Nordsjælland (Den) 14 Midtjylland (Den) 15 Djurgården (Swe) 16 Kalmar (Swe) 17 Honka (Fin) 18 Haka (Fin) 19 Hafnarfjordur (Ice) 20 Metalurgs (Lat) 21 Suduva (Lat) 22 St.Patricks Ath.(RoI)
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