Quick on the draw...
As you know, I’m a Spurs fan, and today saw the draw for the group stages of the WAFER Cup.
To be honest, I feel Spurs
have been placed in a tough group but it could have been a lot worse. Away to Besiktas
, home to Club Brugge
, away to Bayer Leverkusen
and finally home to Dinamo Bucuresti
isn’t the easiest of passages to the next round, but unless you are ranked amongst the top seeds you cant really expect an easy ride.
Then again, try telling that to Newcastle
. They were amongst the top seeds, but they have drawn some difficult teams. Home to Celta Vigo
, away to Palermo
and Eintracht Frankfurt
. Not pleasant. Palermo, of course, beat West Ham over 2 legs in the previous round, so it will be interesting to see how Newcastle fair against them.Rangers
have a relatively straight forward task as they take on Auxerre
, Partizan Belgrade
and Maccabi Haifa
, and you’d have to fancy Blackburn
’s chances too, as they will take on Feyenoord
, Wisla Krakow
and some girl named Nancy
Maccabi HaifaGROUP B
Dinamo BucharestTOTTENHAM GROUP C
Zulte WaregemGROUP G
Paris St Germain
Hapoel Tel Aviv
Mlada BoleslavGROUP HNEWCASTLE
Eintracht FrankfurtThe group stage runs from 19 October to 14 December before the competition closes down until 14 February, when the knockout phase begins.
Top 3 teams from each group qualify for the next round.
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