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History awaits!

History awaits!

For the first time in our 110-year history the name of Portsmouth football club will today be in the pot for a European draw, with the uefa cup draw being made at lunchtime.

Never before has a European draw been met with such anticipation from a Pompey fans points of view - but today at midday the uefa cup draw takes place so I am sure that we will all be as close to a radio, in front of the box, have mobiles to had and so on as possible in order to find out as quickly as we can who and were Pompey will play! This draw is live on Eurosport I believe, so these at home can watch this from 12noon...

There is one Scottish and one Irish side left in the pot, so maybe we will make the short journey closer to home? Perhaps we will get the chance of a nice day trip to France, Belgium or Holland - with the benefits that go with each! We might get the delights of the Czech Republic or sunny Spain? Germany, Holland, Portugal or Italy, maybe somewhere in Scandinavia - it could even be the arse end of Lithuania! Whatever, we are there!

The one thing that we do know is that we do not care who we play, or on the whole where we play - the main thing is we are in the pot.

Portsmouth football club is venturing into Europe for the first time ever, and this is not for the Anglo Italian cup or an ill fated pre-season tour, we are mixing it with the big boys - and trust me this seasons uefa cup has plenty of them...

Lets hope for a decent draw, as getting past round 1 and into the group stages would see our European tour then last for at least another 4 games, with 2 more games on the road, wherever it might be!

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday August 29 2008
Time: 8:28AM

Comments

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We must get to the group stage, I took the p**s out of too many scum after they only had one duty free away day against s bucharest a few years ago!!!
Pompeyrk77
29/08/2008 08:57:00
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The excitement is good as we prepare to meet the first stage of our European destiny! We're all going on a European Tour!
sneakay
29/08/2008 09:15:00
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Let's hope it ain't a massive anti-climax. yes we must get past the first round & into the group stages or it will a massive let down. It won't be as easy as we think either.
storagematt
29/08/2008 09:17:00
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You watch, some tinpot club from the Faroes, or Liechenstein or Luxembourg etc will be served up! But in all seriousness, a couple of easier ties until the group stages would be nice.
Tantona
29/08/2008 09:26:00
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anybody know about the seedings etc yet ?
southportpompey
29/08/2008 09:27:00
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How about AC Milan at the san siro. That would be quality.
pompeysno.9
29/08/2008 09:58:00
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i hope we get an easy first round, as were not playing that well right now.
nodster
29/08/2008 10:00:00
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could be a good confidence booster... would be a dream to get Milan later on in the competition... in the final maybe :) PUP
southportpompey
29/08/2008 10:04:00
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we are seeded and will face one of these sides
Portuguese side Vitoria SC
German club VfL Wolfsburg
Turkish outfit Kayserispor
FC Salzburg of Austria
Lithuania's FBK Kaunas.
as we are seeded i think that means we will be away for the 1st leg and home for the 2nd...
pompeyrug
29/08/2008 10:19:00
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so we could get the arse end of lithuania afterall :-) kaunas beat rangers in the champions league qualifying didnt they...
pompeyrug
29/08/2008 10:20:00
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