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Jul 262010
 

Writing’s on the wall as Woody fails to make cut of 25 …..

End Of The Line - Woodgate Set To Retire ?

The knee injury which has sidelined Jonathon Woodgate since November last year looks set to result in the end of the former England man’s career.

After Harry Redknapp said last week that July was a “make or break” month for his injury prone centre half, he now appears set to omit Woody from his squad of 25 players to be handed to the Premier League by 1st September.

Once that deadline has passed, Woodgate would not be eligible for squad registration for league matches again until the transfer window reopens in January.

He was back running again at the start of pre season training and there looked to be hope, but he has spent most sessions working away from the rest of the squad and Redknapp said last night: “Jonathan will not be fit for the start of the season. “He’s in a position where he can’t train or kick a ball.”

With Champions League football on the way, Redknapp will want a squad of players who he considers fit and reliable and unfortunately he will not see Woodgate in that bracket.

Won't Happen - Milner & Young

With no sign of a return in the near future, you would expect an announcement from the club or player in the coming weeks.

Whatever he decides, I’m sure all supporters will wish him well.

Meanwhile, Harry Redknapp has distanced himself from reports linking the club with a bid for Manchester City target James Milner.

Redknapp was thought to be monitoring City’s progress with the player but when asked by Sky Sports News, he said :

“No, we wouldn’t be able to.

“Anybody would like James Milner, he’s an outstanding young player, but he’d be way out of our depth.”

Redknapp was also linked with Milner’s Villa teammate Ashley Young at the weekend but quashed that speculation  aswell by saying :

“Again, I wouldn’t think they’d want to sell Ashley Young.

“He is a good player but he belongs to Villa. We’ve not made any enquiries for him at all.”

Jul 252010
 

Gareth Bale has spoken of his praise for Harry and the Tottenham team for last seasons efforts. Bale said he couldn’t wait for the new season to start when Tottenham face Manchester City who will be hungry for revenge.

Bale can afford an even bigger smile now as Pav maybe staying

Bale, 20, said: “That defeat against ­Portsmouth hurt so much and we were obviously down after it.

“But we used it to give ourselves a kick up the backside. The manager made us realise we couldn’t let it affect us in a ­negative way.

“Rather than mope and feel sorry for ourselves, we used it in a positive way and managed to get to fourth in the table – which was unbelievable for the club and the fans.”

“Champions League ­football is what you have to aim for at a club like this.

“But that doesn’t mean we can sit back and ­reflect on the ­achievement.

“Now we must take our football to the next level and that is the task ahead for us in the new ­season.

“I can’t wait – and obviously ­Manchester City at home in our first game is a great fixture given the tussle we had with them last season for fourth.”

Boom Boom Boom let me hear you say Bale……

You’ve got to admire Gaeth Bale for his amazing end to last season, it’s a scary thought but if you think about it logically, it wasn’t down to Harry seeing the boy had potential it was just fate that BAE got injured so Bale got his chance, if that hadn’t happend then Bale would probably have been sold this summer, scary thought hey?

From one player to the next, Roman Pavlyuchenko’s agent has claimed the 28 year old striker will be staying at Spurs, at least for now. His agent Oleg Artemov said  “Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is not going to let Roman leave, he is necessary for Harry Redknapp.With Tottenham about to make their debut in the Champions League it would seem Redknapp wants as many options up front as possible and Pavlyuchenko does not want to miss the opportunity.

“Roman himself does not want to leave England but, if that does happen, he will return to a Russian club.

“We have noted information appeared regarding the possible departure of the striker. Among contenders were Sporting Lisbon and Spartak Moscow.

“But I did not see any movement from Spartak – there were no specifics.

“Interest from both Zenit and Lokomotiv, as was reported in Britain, was nothing.”

Again this in my view is good news, I think Pav has done enough to prove he is worth holding onto for another season, he scored a good brace agaisnt Bournemouth in a friendly and with Robbie Keane destined to leave is it really wise to sell Pav too?

Nice bit of positive news this fine Sunday morning, Bale is happy, Pav might be staying, so guess what? I am happy just like Bale.

Jul 152010
 

Last season was one hell of a rollercoaster ride but that is what makes being a Tottenham fan the best fans in the world, if Carlsberg done fans it would definately be Tottenham. I don’t know about most of you but for myself I enjoy supporting a team that doesn’t win every week and isn’t expected to win a trophy each season, to me this makes it all the more special when we do. Other teams might mock our enthusiasm but I put that down to fear or jelousy. I believe we are on the way up and its about time too.

Boom Boom Boom Let Me Hear You Say Bale....

Last season gave us so many high points and a few downers too, we beat some of the big teams and we let Wolves do the double over us. We beat Wigan 9-1 but we let the scum give us a bit of a footballing lesson at their gaff. Come the final game of the season I defy any other football fan to say that Spurs didn’t deserve to finish in 4th place having been in the top 4 for most of the season.

We had what was to be a season defining couple of weeks in April. This run of games started with the FA Cup semi final agaisnt relgated Portsmouth, on paper it was to be a stroll in the park but we all know that the FA Cup was Pompey’s last hope of salvaging something from the season and we all know that they wanted it more than us which is why they won and we didn’t, it’s as simple as that. Oh plus the Wembley pitch was a disgrace!!

Out of the FA Cup and disheartened and slipped down to 5th place in league after City jumped us due to our previous league defeat agaisnt Sunderland, was there a way back or was a Europa cup place looking like a good achievement? Well the Spurs players had other ideas and what was about to happen in the coming fixtures was beyond our wildest dreams. With Arsenal,Chelsea, United and City all to play in the space of a month did finishing 4th ever look likely? Now I am the ever optomistic Spurs fan but even I thought this run of games would prove too much for us, but take a look at the video below to see the moment that I and thousands of other Spurs fans thought that for once things might just be different….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o947YBQoNog

So we sent Arsenal and Chelsea packing and if after both of them amazing results if there was any justice and you believed in fate you just knew that we had to finish 4th. Who would have thought we would have come through the Arsenal,Chelsea and United run of games back in 4th? I will review more parts in the coming weeks before the start of the season to gear us up for another crack at it, the City game will be coming up so pop back for my review on that. For now however I leave you with our season defining moment, the moment we dared to dream, the moment Tottenham fans believed once again.

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Jul 132010
 

Please Note : This is not true neither factual and is intended purely as a joke

In the summer of 2001 Sol Campbell went from club legend status to hate figure, when he took advantage of the Bosman ruling and walked away from White Hart Lane and done the unthinkable ……. he signed for Ar5ena1 !!!

Now, after 9 years of believing the lies about the reason for his departure, we here at Triffic Tottenham can exclusively reveal the TRUTH behind his decision …….

We suspected as much !!! - Campbell comes clean almost a decade down the line !

Well, there you have it ! For years you’ve sung the chants at the Lane, (you know the ones!) and now you’ve been proved right …..he does go in for a little brown love !

Obviously he found no volunteers in the White Hart Lane dressing room when he asked for a willing participant in such acts, so he had to move elsewhere to get his jollies off ……. with Highbury the being the nations hotspot for those types of shenanigans at that time !

After years of anger towards the player, I’m sure all Spurs fans upon hearing this news will accept and forgive Sol for his actions. None of that goes on at the lane, so that lot down the road was his only logical option.

I think I speak on behalf of all Spurs fans when I say ……. We forgive you Sol.

Jul 112010
 

HARRY REDKNAPP has reportedly agreed a new three year deal to mastermind Tottenham’s Champions League challenge.

He Stays !!! - 3 year deal for 'Arry !

Redknapp had held talks with ambitious side Al Ahli of Dubai last month, but has opted to stay with the lillywhites.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy put the finishing touches to Redknapp’s new deal just as the club began their pre-season preparations with a comfortable 4-0 win at Bournemouth.

He has taken up a two-year option to extend Redknapp’s £3m-a-year deal as they aim to consolidate their position as a top four team.

Redknapp has been given a 10 per cent pay rise after lengthy discussions with Levy.

He had a year left on his existing contract, but he now has a deal to stay at Spurs until 2013.

Redknapp had been tempted by the £3m-a-year tax free deal on offer in Dubai, but the club refused to pay his £8m release fee.

The Arab side offered the former Pompey boss various incentives to sign, including a villa, chauffeur-driven car and healthcare for his family as part of an amazing package.

Instead, Redknapp wants to finish the job at Tottenham and has turned his attention to boosting his squad for their debut season in the Champions League.

What he wants …..

Levy has another meeting with Joe Cole’s agent in the diary, but his wage demands would break Spurs’ strict wage policy.

White Hart Lane’s top earners pull in around £60,000 a week and Cole left Chelsea on just short of £80,000.

He has been offered a deal by Arsenal, but has been playing a waiting game after the World Cup.

Redknapp is also on the lookout for a top drawer central defender as doubts continue over Jonathan Woodgate’s future.

Woodgate returned from a long-term treatment plan in Australia two weeks ago, but there is no return date set.

Ledley King’s appearances are also restricted with his chronic knee condition, leaving Redknapp with no alternative but to plan for the worst case scenario.

Jul 092010
 

Spurs’ Welsh wizard speaks about next season’s prospects, old team mate Theo Walcott and finishing above that lot down the road !!!

Bale thinks Harry Redknapp's side could be ready to mount a title challenge!

Spurs’ much improved full back Gareth Bale believes his club are ready to step up their game again next season and mount a challenge for the Premier League title.

Harry Redknapp’s side ended years of disillusionment and frustration this season, when they fired the White Hart Lane outfit to fourth place and a first ever crack at europes elite in the Champions League.

And now, Wales star Bale (left) is convinced that they can rise to the challenge of competing with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal – if Redknapp works some of his famous magic during the transfer window :

“We’ve got a good team and I think if we invest in a few more players I don’t think there’s any reason why we can’t go a little bit further. I’d say challenging for the title is the main aim for every single team and I don’t see any reason why we couldn’t mount a challenge.”

Bale then went on to speak of his desire to guide the club to their first finish above north London rivals Arsenal in over 15 years! Finishing just 5 points behind the red half of the territory last time around, Bale hopes that this time the tide will turn once and for all :

“I hope this is the year we finish ahead of them,” he added. “We’ve got just as good a squad as them and there’s no reason why we can’t beat them in the Premier League this year.”

Part of that Arsenal squad is Theo Walcott whom Bale grew up playing alongside in the Southampton youth ranks. Bale says he was shocked to see his former teammate omitted from the England side that travelled to South Africa and believes his friend could have added a different dimension to Fabio Capello’s sides game :

“It was a big shock to me,” said Bale. “I honestly think that with his pace he adds a different element to any team. It’s a shame he didn’t go.”

So, what do you think? (Not about Theo Walcott obviously ….. no one cares about that lot!) Do you think that with a little tweek from Harry we could have a squad capable of challenging for Premier League honours? Can we strike a balance between league and champs league assaults? What players would you like to see brought in to take us up to that next level?

Use the comments box below to share your thoughts …..

Jul 082010
 

Following his renewed optimism on the possibility of Joe Cole joining us, Redknapp sets his sights on another former West Ham man ….

Redknapp wants to reunite Carrick with old team mate Cole at the Lane.

After his U-turn over the chances of us seeing Joe Cole in a Tottenham shirt yesterday, Harry Redknapp has renewed his interest in the possibility of reuniting Cole with former West Ham teammate Michael Carrick.

Former Spurs midfielder Carrick, 28,has seen his opportunities at Old Trafford become fewer and farther between recently and was mooted to be part of a swap deal being readied by Sir Alex Ferguson earlier in the season for Croatian international Luka Modric.

That possibility was quickly shot down by Spurs who moved to secure Modric on a new and improved 6 year contract, running until the end of the 2016 season.

Now however, it is believed that the United boss will consider letting England international Carrick leave the club if a suitable offer is received.

With Harry a known admirer of the geordie midfield man, it is now believed that he is ready to test the water with United, with a £12m bid for his former charge.

Should the bid be accepted, you would imagine that Carrick would seriously consider a switch back to N17, especially now that we have Champions League football to come at the Lane next season. The thought of seeing Cole and Carrick sharing the centre of the park on the same side once again would certainly be interesting and the United man’s range of passing would certainly compliment the abilities of Luka Modric . One other thing to consider however, is that with Sandro coming in aswell if Harry were to get the cheque book out for Carrick, would that mean the end for Wilson Palacios? With the Honduran already having been linked with a move to Spain with Barca, could he be the man to make way for another midfield arrival?

Jul 012010
 

Sitting here watching Sky Sports News and was thinking who have we actually signed? All I see is more transfer speculation for us Spurs fans. I mean it seems to me like anyother closed season,we are linked with big name players but as of yet no action. I remember a few years ago being linked with the likes of Kluivert,Rivaldo,Adriano,Ronaldo (the fat one) etc, so it’s not like we have never been linked to big name players but is this year any different, will we actually deliver on the big names?

Has qualifying for the Champions League really made much of a difference to the type of players we get linked with or are Tottenham getting used by other clubs to push up prices of their own players by claiming Spurs want them. One transfer I actually think will happen it’s just a matter of when is Joe Cole on a free. I’m sure Harry knows he can get cole to come to us and Cole recently said he will only come to a Champions League club, which rules out City and Liverpool. Apart from that has finishing 4th really made that much difference or is it just like any other closed season?

With just over a month to go before the start of the new campaign we keep getting linked with the same players week in week out but nothing ever seems to develop. We know we have Brazilian Sandro to join the club but that deal was done some months ago. Harry needs to trim the squad but as of yet nobody has actually left the club either, we know we have to shift out the dead wood and replace them with 3 or 4 players of quality if we are to push on.

I really hope i’m proved wrong in the next few weeks because if we are to push on it’s now or never. We have done the hard work by breaking into the top 4, we now have the means to attract bigger and better players. I expect Harry will bring in 2 or 3 players by August, however I hope he does not get sidetracked by England talk and focuses 100% on the future of Tottenham Hotspur.

So this closed season is it really going to be any different? are we going to be linked to big name playersand end up signing Emile Heskey or for once will we deliver on all this speculation. I would like just one nice suprise in the transfer window by signing someone we have yet to be linked with out of the blue, kind of like Modric, not much was said about him when we actually signed him. My tips are Joe Cole and Micah Richards but I just hope Harry knows he can now aim higher than he has his whole career and can tell the difference between the quality of players he needs for Tottenham opposed to the players he signed at West Ham and Portsmouth.

Jun 192010
 

Apparently so, however you could be forgiven for thinking any different. Maybe it’s just England fans that feel like this because of our poor efforts so far but for me I just haven’t been able to get excited in any way about the World Cup yet, it doesn’t feel like World Cup time for me yet.

Let’s talk about last nights England v Algeria game (yes it really did happen), what the hell happend there?. Well I said in an earlier blog that Capello likes to play safe and picks his team based on experience over form,yesterday was a classic example by giving Carragher the nod over Dawson. For me he got it wrong when he put Gerrard on the left to bring back Gareth Barry, that is negative move number one because Gerrard is not a left midfielder and it showed. Negative move number two? well I would say it was picking Emile Heskey because Rooney wants to play with him up top. I wouldn’t have a problem with Heskey playing if he was either in form or if he was any good in the first place. The trouble with this scenario is that he is played to help Rooney out and when Rooney like last night has a nightmare game then there is nobody up front to score the goals. England actually looked more dangerous when Defoe came on but it was too little too late, this is the change that should have happend at half time because 0-0 at half time with Algeria is bad enough. Peter Crouch was given 6 minutes to change the game, please tell me, what is somebody supposed to do in 6 mins?.

I see Rob Green lost his place to David James and destroyed any confidence left that Green might have had, I wonder if he will drop Rooney,Gerrard,Lampard,Heskey next because Green lost his place for not doing his job so what is the difference?. I did laugh though when I saw the most pointless substituion I have ever seen in my life, when England wanted to change the game and really go for it we decided to swap a right winger for…………… another right winger!. Yes I was just as suprised as anyone that it wasn’t Joe Cole being brought on for Barry or Defoe for Heskey but it was Wright-Phillips who came on for Aaron Lennon. It’s almost like Capello has his untouchables and no matter how poor they are won’t ever get substituted. Could somebody please tell Capello that there are different formations he can try if 4-4-2 isn’t working out, it’s like he has been told if he breaks the 4-4-2 he will be shot.

I don’t really like to jump on the England bandwagon and I’m still as patriotic as anyone and really hope we get through but can we really defend the team so far?. I think some of the teams players are too big for their boots, they believe all the hype that they hear because they are some of the top Premiership players. The newspapers today are dominated by Rooney having a go at the fans for getting on the backs of the players, Rooney reckons the fans have no right to boo, I am sorry Wayne but when people have saved up all year and spent thousands of pounds to watch England play like that then they have every right to boo. I’m sure Rooney would want the fans to cheer if England lifted the World Cup, so he has to know that you take the rough with the smooth.

I hope that come Wednesday Capello doesn’t stick with what has failed him so far this tournament and has the guts to make a few changes. We are supposed to be England, one of the favourites, so why when we play the teams like USA, Algeria and next up Slovenia do we play negative tactics. We should go out there with the mentality of the Brazilians which is play to our strengths and not the oppositions. Why bring in a holding midfielder like Barry when we could play the likes of Joe Cole, and why play Heskey when we could play Defoe or Crouch. These teams are ranked way below us so we should take the game to them, whenever I see an England team sheet all I see is fear, fear of not wanting to get beat rather than a team that is set out to take the game to the opposition and go for the win. Where is the passion lads, are the days or passion players like Gascoigne in 1990 and Beckham in 2002 long gone? I thought Rooney would install some passion in the side but so far I couldn’t be more wrong.

Wednesday is make or break, if we don’t win we are going home, but for me it doesn’t feel like its even started yet. If England were to be flying home next week then i’m sure this could end up being the World Cup that people forgot. I take heart from the fact that in 2006,Italy didn’t set the tourament on fire with their football but ended up lifting the cup, yes I know its wishful thinking but England can’t keep on letting us down. One more point I would like to make is that the current squad of players are known as the golden generation, can someone explain to me why this is?. The golden generation, what on earth earns them that title? they have never got past a quater final of a major competition but somehow they get dubbed the gold generation, don’t make me laugh. This does just go to show that for all their faults the media really don’t help the players out.

Right now all I am thinking is if England are coming home next week who cares because Tottenham have a Champions League game coming up and I can bet my life they show more heart in that one match than England have and will in this World Cup.

Would love to hear whether you readers think i’m harsh or if you agree with some of my comments, remember as I said I am not agaisnt the England players and I support them more than anyone, but you can’t defend 2 performances like that and someone needs to give the players a wake up call. This is aWorld Cup and if you ask me, if we don’t get out of the group it will be worse than when we didn’t qualify for Euro 2008. I hope Wednesday is when the World Cup comes to life for us, and not the start of us trying to forget a shameful attempt. However if England score and the fans celebrate like mad I will think to myself “is this what it has come down to, having to celebrate like crazy because we score against like Slovenia”, when for me we should never have even been in this position. The thing is I am confident if we get out of the group stages then the boys would do us proud in later rounds untill we are inevitably knocked out, my only worry is I am not confident we will be getting out of the group. Slovenia will be harder to break down that the previous games because they know a result of any kind for them will be enough to send them through.

Would love to hear whether you readers think i’m harsh or if you agree with some of my comments, remember as I said I am not agaisnt the England players and I support them more than anyone, but you can’t defend 2 performances like that and someone needs to give the players a wake up call.

I owe Youn’ apology

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Jun 162010
 

Dear Younes Kaboul,

Let me start off by admitting that – in your first spell at Spurs – I wasn’t particularly blown away by many of your performances when you first joined. They weren’t the best games of your career. Not much to say apart from maybe a sprinkling of decent games. But sadly not much else.

Then you slinked off to Portsmouth without many of us noticing you were gone. However, you weren’t really gone because Portsmouth hadn’t actually paid the transfer fee. So Harry took you back into our arms claiming you had been something of a “late developer”. Boy, he wasn’t joking about that.

Judging from past memories, I was feeling a little edgy about you being placed straight into the midfield against Everton in the thick of a serious top-four race, a pivotal time in our history. Some moves you made weren’t keeping me from colouring my pants a darker shade. But I have to say, your ability has now improved a lot more back at The Lane.
Within weeks of that bumpy encounter, you’ve become a solid replacement for the injured Vedran Corluka at right-back, making some great tackles and strangely enough, you even set up Peter Crouch’s vital goal against Manchester City with a whipped cross to send Spurs into the Champions League.

So with that, I apologise for being a harsh critic of you this year and rather prejudicial in your first season. As it turns out, I see you now as a blessing in disguise. Someone there when needed to step up. The 125th Anniversary game against Aston Villa in 2007 was actually well received by me. The goal you grabbed against Aston Villa on the 125th Anniversary of the club in the last minute, which was rather useful in making the occasion a happy one. Then you stepped up once more to help Spurs into the Champions’ League for the first time in years.

I therefore doff my hat to you and hope you stay as you have just contributed to the writing of a shiny new chapter in our history, as well as yours.

Thank You(-nes).

Yours Sincerely,

DaveYid (plus a few others I’m sure).

Liverpool Want Redknapp

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Jun 052010
 


(source: sky sports)
Liverpool are planning a shock move for Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp, Sky Sports sources understand.

The Anfield outfit are searching for a new man at the helm after Rafa Benitez’s six-year reign was brought to an end by mutual consent on Thursday.

And Spurs boss Redknapp has emerged as a leading contender for the Reds hierarchy as they aim to bring stability back to Merseyside.

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish and managing director Christian Purslow have been charged with the task of identifying and selecting a replacement.

Dalglish knows Redknapp well having brought his son Jamie to Anfield in January 1991 when he was at the helm of the five-time European champions and the two families have been close ever since.
Reputation

Redknapp’s reputation as a transfer market wheeler-dealer has made him an attractive option for Liverpool, who are heavily in debt and could have only £5million to invest in new players if they do not trim their squad this summer.

The former Bournemouth, West Ham, Southampton and Portsmouth manager has transformed the fortunes of the White Hart Lane club since replacing Juande Ramos in October 2008.

Redknapp his since guided the club into the top four of the Premier League – ironically at the expense of Liverpool – and they have the prospect of UEFA Champions League football to look forward to next season.

Spurs would be loath to lose the services of Redknapp, who has been granted an impressive transfer budget during his time in North London, and are sure to fight hard to keep the 63-year-old.

Redknapp has only one year remaining on his current contract at White Hart Lane and talks over a new deal are yet to take place.

Now my view on this is almost laughable, why would Redknapp want to leave a top 4 club for a mid table side?. If the reds do decide to make a move for the Spurs boss I fully expect Harry to tell them thanks but no thanks.

Jun 012010
 

Right for all you guys unsure exactly how this Champions Lgeaue qualifying round works, I will try to explain it for you all to the best of my ability to give you a better idea of our chances.

Basically the qualifying rounds are split into 2 groups, the champions side and the non champions side of the qualifying rounds. Obviously Tottenham will be in the non champions side of the draw, but the teams in the half with the other champions of their domestic leagues are usually filled with teams from the smaller leagues which are usually entitled to only 1 Champions League place for their country anyway. The 15 teams who would be in the NON Champions Qualifying Round
based on current League position
4th Place in ENG, ESP, ITA
3rd Place in GER, FRA, RUS
2nd Place in UKR, NED, ROM , POR , TUR, GRE , SCO , BEL , SUI

There will be seedings and this will work in our favour, because we have had 2 Uefa Cup (Europa League) runs in the past few seasons we have ranked up points, Spurs are currently ranked 30th in Europe with a coefficient of 56.199. Anyway the seedings works based on the points, and how well other clubs from the same domestic leagues have performed in european competitions in recent seasons. With both of these taken into account we rank in the top 5 clubs in the qualifying round and will be seeded straight into the final qualifying round. The likes of Celtic will have to play in the 3rd qualifying round because they don’t get seeded. So the 3rd qualifying round will be made up of 10 teams in the non champions section, these are 5 teams which have gone through previous rounds and 5 more teams including celtic which have been seeded to come in at this stage. Whoever overcomes the 3rd qualifying round will then come through to the 4th and final qualifying round to face the top seeds (of which 1 will be us). The draw will see the top 5 seeds take on the teams from the 3rd qualifying round in a 2 leg match which will see the winners enter the Champions League proper. To clarify this in simple terms, we go straight into the 4th and final round of qualifying because English teams have a good record in Europe, and then we will be seeded in that round because we have ranked up our own points by our previous couple of seasons in the Uefa Cup.

15 Clubs who will be in the Non Champions Section of Qualifying
Spurs
Sevilla
Sampdoria
Werder Bremen
Auxerre

Zenit St Petesburg
Dinamo Kiev
Ajax
Unirea Urziceni (Still four teams could qualify in Romania)
Sporting Braga
Fenerbahce
PAOK Thessaloniki
Celtic
Gent
Young Boys

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The Five teams listed first will get a Bye to the 4th Qualifying Round
which will have 10 clubs

The 5 Teams Seeded for Round 3 Will be
Zenit St Petesburg
Ajax
Fenerbahce
Dinamo Kiev
Sporting Braga

The 5 Teams Seeded for Round 4 Should be
Sevilla
Werder Bremen
Zenit St Petesburg
Tottenham
Ajax

It’s funny because if Manchester City Or Aston Villa finished 4th this season they would have not been seeded because of their Uefa coefficient points would have not been enough. When the final qualifying round draw takes place we can expect to avoid Sevilla, Ajax, Weder Bremen, Zenit. We will face 1 of the teams who overcomes the 3rd qualifying round.

I hope this helps you all better understand how it works because it can be very confusing.

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