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by pineapple stu
Tue Nov 19, 2019 23:54
Forum: European Club football
Topic: New book - One Night In Dudelange, Adventures in the UEFA Europa League
Replies: 0
Views: 4852

New book - One Night In Dudelange, Adventures in the UEFA Europa League

Just a quick post that may interest a few people on the forum here (and many thanks to Bert for the permission to plug!). My book, One Night In Dudelange - Adventures in the UEFA Europa League , was recently published by Vision Sports Publishing. It tells the inside story of a small team competing i...
by pineapple stu
Thu Aug 23, 2018 21:29
Forum: European Club football
Topic: UEFA EL 18/19 - play-off
Replies: 1016
Views: 35259

Re: UEFA EL 18/19 - play-off

Come on Dudelange! I think RTL's stream just crashed with that goal

Imagine a Luxembourg club still with half the side that lost to an Irish second division side three years ago in the group stages

The Europa League is a far more interesting tournament than the CL
by pineapple stu
Sun Oct 23, 2016 21:57
Forum: European Club football
Topic: UEFA Youth League 2017/18
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Re: UEFA Youth League 2017/18

Ah shite. You could well be right actually. I missed that looking at the current season rankings - very little ranking difference.

Still, as you say, 41st did qualify this year, and though I doubt it will do so next year, it makes the original query about the other leagues still valid I guess!
by pineapple stu
Sun Oct 23, 2016 17:27
Forum: European Club football
Topic: UEFA Youth League 2017/18
Replies: 2
Views: 692

UEFA Youth League 2017/18

So this is obviously exceptionally early, but... A couple of teams are starting to qualify for this - maybe. Breidablik and UCD (from Iceland and Ireland) have both qualified - if enough countries higher up have their underage winner get into the Champions' League proper. UCD - who were in the Europ...
by pineapple stu
Wed Aug 03, 2016 16:30
Forum: European Club football
Topic: Cl 2016\2017 Third qualifying round
Replies: 787
Views: 36793

Re: Cl 2016\2017 Third qualifying round

There's a crest I won't forget in a long time!

Had hoped Dudelange would do well this year after we knocked ye out last year - doesn't seem to have quite happened for ye.

Next year maybe! :p
by pineapple stu
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:50
Forum: European Club football
Topic: Cl 2016\2017 Third qualifying round
Replies: 787
Views: 36793

Re: Cl 2016\2017 Third qualifying round

In case they weren't posted earlier, here's the highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STPG6MFI8e0 From sun to lashing rain in one match - nicely sums up autumn in Ireland! Interestingly, I thought Cork did much better than Dundalk in their first leg tie last week; Dundalk were a bit lucky to ...
by pineapple stu
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:47
Forum: European Club football
Topic: Cl 2016\2017 Third qualifying round
Replies: 787
Views: 36793

Re: Cl 2016\2017 Third qualifying round

The LoI changed to summer soccer in 2002 - if this is the vindication, it's been a long time coming! We've had some awful years in Europe too - including Pat's losing in Luxembourg this year, Cork losing in Iceland last year when 1-0 up and a man up after half an hour, Pat's losing home and away to ...
by pineapple stu
Sat Jul 25, 2015 13:12
Forum: European Club football
Topic: Question re Thun & Vaduz
Replies: 34
Views: 2655

Re: Question re Thun & Vaduz

There was one other time when this could have happened, though it didn't. In 1991/92, East German teams were admitted into Europe, though there was no more East Germany. The teams were based on the 1990/91 East German Oberliga, which was the last season of it, and in 1991/92, all the teams were play...
by pineapple stu
Mon Jul 13, 2015 00:16
Forum: European Club football
Topic: EL qualifying 2015-16
Replies: 2325
Views: 102014

Re: EL qualifying 2015-16

What an incredible, incredible game in Dudelange. We were 1-0 up, 2-0 up on aggregate and quite comfortable. Dudelange had to attack, so we could sit back and counter. I'm quite happy there's no way we were going to lose the match - until the red. (F91 were also quite dirty - general consensus is th...
by pineapple stu
Mon Jul 06, 2015 19:04
Forum: European Club football
Topic: EL qualifying 2015-16
Replies: 2325
Views: 102014

Re: EL qualifying 2015-16

Whoops! You may be right. I think I added the first legs last week twice.
by pineapple stu
Fri Jul 03, 2015 20:34
Forum: European Club football
Topic: EL qualifying 2015-16
Replies: 2325
Views: 102014

Re: EL qualifying 2015-16

Not entirely sure what you mean by that post? (And I appreciate English isn't your first language!) Dudelange are still favourites, of course. As the game went on, I thought we could get a second goal - then it would have been 50/50 going into next week. But in the last five minutes, we were more ha...
by pineapple stu
Fri Jul 03, 2015 19:55
Forum: European Club football
Topic: EL qualifying 2015-16
Replies: 2325
Views: 102014

Re: EL qualifying 2015-16

UCD v F91 - goal here
by pineapple stu
Fri Jul 03, 2015 16:56
Forum: European Club football
Topic: EL qualifying 2015-16
Replies: 2325
Views: 102014

Re: EL qualifying 2015-16

F91 didn't dominate the whole match. The second half was far more even than the first (which F91 did dominate)
by pineapple stu
Fri Jul 03, 2015 01:53
Forum: European Club football
Topic: EL qualifying 2015-16
Replies: 2325
Views: 102014

Re: EL qualifying 2015-16

UCD Dublin-F91 Dudelange 1-0, the students gave a lesson to malkoteam Sorry - not allowed use that headline for our games. Everyone uses it! :D You gotta say something like "UCD's Lux in" Thought we were worth the win in the second half. Dudelange were starting to get on top, and I though...
by pineapple stu
Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:54
Forum: European Club football
Topic: Lower-tier teams in 2015/16 EL
Replies: 133
Views: 15079

Re:

Anyway FP additional berths look almost a punishement, this year more than usual, considering that UCD and GAE are second tier teams and it's unlikely that they'll reach GS and that could be very bad for Irish and Dutch coefficient (unless Twente get the license, as I read above). Sorry for the bum...