The two teams were the first balls drawn from the pots and it will be the first time the two clubs have met in competition.
The two legs will be played on 19th and 26th February, with the Blues away from in the home 32,000 capacity Stade de Suisse first.
Everton were seeded for the draw and kept apart from the four best teams dropping out of the Champions League, Group H runners up, Wolfsburg, and rivals teams from the Premier League.
Holders Sevilla were drawn against Borussia Moenchengladbach, Tottenham face Fiorentina, Celtic play Internazionale, and Liverpool play the winner of Spurs' group, Besiktas.
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3 Posted 15/12/2014 at 12:18:49
4 Posted 15/12/2014 at 12:18:02
6 Posted 15/12/2014 at 12:25:44
7 Posted 15/12/2014 at 12:25:10
8 Posted 15/12/2014 at 12:23:34
10 Posted 15/12/2014 at 12:30:17
11 Posted 15/12/2014 at 12:36:09
If we can’t beat Young Boys over two legs then we don’t deserve to be in Europe.
12 Posted 15/12/2014 at 12:41:34
13 Posted 15/12/2014 at 12:41:11
In regards to Young Boys, glad of the travel time and not the greatest of teams...
14 Posted 15/12/2014 at 12:42:25
Are you sure about the plastic? Info I just found suggests its long since been replaced.
Stade de Suisse has had an artificial pitch since 2006, though it was replaced with a natural one for the European Championships.
15 Posted 15/12/2014 at 12:41:03
17 Posted 15/12/2014 at 12:40:00
18 Posted 15/12/2014 at 12:44:19
19 Posted 15/12/2014 at 12:46:53
Happy with draw. They’re not a bad team, but we should progress quite comfortably.
20 Posted 15/12/2014 at 12:46:08
The Mighty Blues 12/1
The shite 11/1
Young Boys 100/1
Looks like we got the better draw on the face of it.
If we’re good enough ......
21 Posted 15/12/2014 at 12:39:50
So the question - will they be fit and rested or will they be rusty?
They are 3rd in the Swiss league, 8 points adrift of FC Basel - and we know they are not a great side from their recent performance on Merseyside when they could only get a draw against 10 men.
They finished 2nd in their Europe League group behind Napoli thanks to beating Sparta Prague in the last match to leapfrog them. They won all their 3 home matches by a combined 9-0 but lost 2 of the 3 away games, only winning at Slovan Bratislava, who lost all 6 matches.
So it would seem KITAP1 in Bern and then European Night at GP
23 Posted 15/12/2014 at 12:54:05
24 Posted 15/12/2014 at 12:55:35
25 Posted 15/12/2014 at 13:01:21
26 Posted 15/12/2014 at 13:07:17
27 Posted 15/12/2014 at 13:09:26
28 Posted 15/12/2014 at 13:13:14
29 Posted 15/12/2014 at 13:15:00
30 Posted 15/12/2014 at 13:14:17
31 Posted 15/12/2014 at 13:21:20
And that prick wonders why he gets trolled on twatter?
33 Posted 15/12/2014 at 13:30:50
34 Posted 15/12/2014 at 13:47:22
Our squad will be creaking like anything after all of that - 7 games in 21 days if were still in the Cup. Ouch!
35 Posted 15/12/2014 at 14:01:34
36 Posted 15/12/2014 at 14:03:50
ThatÂs why this January window will be important.
1. CanÂt let any talent walk.
2. Got to bring in cover here.
A GK that can carry a few games, Robles is good but we need someone else to cover Howard in case something happens. And a few teams are looking for keepers right now.
Also I still want a left side player. Pienaar just doesnÂt have it and McGeady, IMO, is best served as a sub. Mirallas is the only winger worth anything.
37 Posted 15/12/2014 at 14:17:53
12/20: away to Southampton
12/26: home to Stoke City
12/28: away to Newcastle Utd
Should take all 3 from QPR; Newcastle should be at least a draw
Southampton (playing very good football)
Stoke (could just be tough game)
1/1: away to Hull
1/6: home to West Ham
1/10: home to Man City
1/19: home to West Brom
1/31: away to Palace
Should take 3 from: West Ham, West Brom & Palace. We will probably lose that City game on only 4 days rest.
We should pick up 19 points between now and February.
38 Posted 15/12/2014 at 14:26:39
LetÂs hope the run of injuries end and all those affected are now rested and more importantly match fit.
39 Posted 15/12/2014 at 14:34:32
February was always going to be a difficult month, but it looks like this draw could really help us, letÂs hope we are still in the FA Cup by then as well!
40 Posted 15/12/2014 at 15:08:19
41 Posted 15/12/2014 at 15:43:18
Now I have a somewhat odd question, lets put aside everything and say Roma wins the Scudetto, and the Blues were to lose to them in the Euro League final, would we then go into the Champions League by way of Roma already qualifying?
42 Posted 15/12/2014 at 15:45:46
43 Posted 15/12/2014 at 15:56:07
44 Posted 15/12/2014 at 15:58:53
Despite all that, it will be a poor result if we lose to Young Boys.
45 Posted 15/12/2014 at 16:08:15
I’ll probably be alright for one from Everton, being a shareholder, but good to have a back-up.
Did people manage to buy tickets from England for the Wolfsburg (away) game. I got them of course because I’ve got a German address and bank account.
Looks a nice stadium - capacity 32000 - maybe get an allocation of about 4000?
46 Posted 15/12/2014 at 16:10:28
47 Posted 15/12/2014 at 16:06:25
If the CL and/or EL winner already qualify for the CL through their respective league positions, then the spare places left open are filled by another club based on league performance. Runner up gets you nothing.
So for us, only route to CL is to win the EL(or get top 4). Both of which only gets ust to the play off rounds and not the group stages.
Uefa and the rich clubs have really succeeded in making it f'ing difficult for non-monied clubs to get onto the gravy train. Having gotten past the group EL stage, we are now in the 'round of 32', i.e. we will need to beat no less than 5 teams to lift the trophy. With the likes of Roma, Seville, Ajax, PSV, Napoli, Villareal and Inter in there, it's going to be a hell of a slog just to get to the quarter finals, nevermind winning it!
One round at a time I guess.
48 Posted 15/12/2014 at 16:45:41
49 Posted 15/12/2014 at 16:58:19
50 Posted 15/12/2014 at 17:13:22
51 Posted 15/12/2014 at 17:42:44
Lets say this is how the PL table will look at end of season:
1 Chelsea (Champions)
2 Man City
3 Man Utd
5 Arsenal (Champions League Winners)
6 Everton (Europa League Winners)
Chelsea, Man City and Man Utd would go straight into the CL group stages because the top 3 in the Premier League automatically qualify for group stages. Arsenal would take Spurs's spot because they won the CL and Spurs would drop into the Europa League.
We would have to play a qualifying game over 2 legs (hopefully easier than Villareal last time out) to get into the CL group stages. There's nothing in the rules (as far as I understand them) that says they can't be 5 teams from 1 Country in the CL... now that the winners of the Europa League earn a CL place.
Hope Iv'e understood the rules correctly, and I hope this was helpful.
52 Posted 15/12/2014 at 17:54:25
Just be careful when googling Young Boys and Wankdhorf....
53 Posted 15/12/2014 at 17:59:38
I used to do my own draws and we, Everton, would always get some crap team in the first round usually young boys, jeunesse d'esch (Luxembourg), or FC Reykjavik (Iceland). Then it was a case of rolling the dice and adding up the scores. Invariably we would win 12-0 on aggregate and advance to the next round. 9 times out of 10 Everton would win the European cup by beating Real Madrid or Benfica in the final.
This was in the days of subutteo, listening to games on the radio, playing footy in the street and light years before FIFA20.... Happy days.
54 Posted 15/12/2014 at 18:33:07
55 Posted 15/12/2014 at 18:36:45
56 Posted 15/12/2014 at 18:36:53
57 Posted 15/12/2014 at 18:37:38
58 Posted 15/12/2014 at 18:52:28
59 Posted 15/12/2014 at 19:16:54
60 Posted 15/12/2014 at 19:13:48
Not just a footnote either - they can't even be bothered to build any proper context around it either (i.e. Everton will play / have drawn Young Boys etc. who they have never played before / play for the first time in their history etc.).
61 Posted 15/12/2014 at 19:33:09
Mike, they really do look on us as an unnecessary irritant.
62 Posted 15/12/2014 at 19:35:11
63 Posted 15/12/2014 at 22:09:40
64 Posted 15/12/2014 at 22:08:17
65 Posted 15/12/2014 at 22:32:29
67 Posted 15/12/2014 at 22:43:31
I hate that twat.
68 Posted 15/12/2014 at 22:51:32
69 Posted 15/12/2014 at 23:21:10
Torpedo is a great name for a football team too.
And I've always had a soft spot for Dukla Prague thanks to the Biscuits!
72 Posted 16/12/2014 at 18:45:42
73 Posted 18/12/2014 at 09:51:13
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