If the runner up in the Champions' League Final goes automatically into the Uefa Cup, and both finalists are already in the Champions League for next season by virtue of their places in the Premier League [as is the present case], does that mean an additional place will arise even though 5th place, Carling Cup Winner and FA Cup winner get into the Uefa Cup? If so one team in 6th would get into that competition, which would be heartwarming if we don't make 5th.
Freddy Evans, Posted 01/05/2008 at 10:18:38
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5 Posted 01/05/2008 at 15:31:50
It clearly states ?Everton qualified for European football?. As this is a pretty authoritative site, it looks as though we have made it. I know it only means we have at least made the Intertoto but surely we can get through two rounds to get to the Uefa Cup first round proper, especially with our improved coefficient this time.
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9 Posted 01/05/2008 at 18:09:57
2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup first round
First leg: 21/22 June
Second leg: 28/29 June
Match Fixture (team named first at home in first leg)
Lisburn Distillery (NI) v TPS Turku (Finland)
2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup second round
First leg: 5/6 July
Second leg: 12/13 July
Lisburn Distillery / TPS Turku v Team from Denmark
2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup third round
First leg: 19/20 July
Second leg: 26/27 July
Winners of above v Everton
10 Posted 01/05/2008 at 18:37:16
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13 Posted 02/05/2008 at 12:26:37
You?re right, we?re not yet qualified for Europe.
I e-mailed the guy who runs the site to ask for his explanation and he e-mailed back (amazingly quickly) to say that, as only Aston Villa and Portsmouth can overtake us, and Portsmouth have not entered the Intertoto, then Everton must qualify.
I then put to him the scenario where Pompey finish 5th, Villa are 6th, we?re 7th and Cardiff win the Cup. It took him a little longer but he eventually replied that this outcome would leave us out of Europe.
It seems to me that we need one more point from somewhere or other teams slipping up. Fingers still crossed!
14 Posted 02/05/2008 at 12:48:23