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Champions League perils for play-off seeds

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The Champions League play-off round can be a horrible place for seeds against teams with lesser reputations.  Celtic drew Helsingborgs from a group of five possible teams.  Three of the other four were away from home in the first leg but two recorded wins.

Hapoel Kiryat Shmona lost 2-0 away to Bate Borisov while Maribor lost 2-1 away to Dinamo (no longer Croatia) Zagreb.

Romanians, Cluj, recorded an excellent 1-2 away win against our old friends Basel, while AEL Limassol beat Anderlecht 2-1 in Cyprus.  Maribor and Cluj will fancy their chances of eliminating the seed, while Limassol have a fighting chance.

In other news, HJK Helsinki are not going to drop to the Europa League group stage after we eliminated them from the Champions League earlier this month.  Last season’s finalists, Athletic Bilbao, hit them for six (first cricket metaphor on CQN?) last night.

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  1. Hi Fleagle……

     

     

    Nap for today………. My Sharona……… 5:05 GOODWOOD

     

     

    Hope we are all winners, well we already are, just by virtue of being TIMS but hey you know what I mean eh!

     

     

    Regards & Hail Hail

     

    TBM

  2. Im sticking with Mr Goldies horses,

     

    Icon Dream 3.40 York @ around 25s might be a bit of value

     

     

    T4 as you know my fav jockey is on board!

  3. T4

     

    was reading Buicks column on ATR he fancies a couple today, but ive decided to follow your example and go for value.

     

    And look how thats stood you in good stead over the years.

  4. Morning bhoys,

     

     

    I’ll go for a long shot too – High Jinx 3.05 York.

     

     

    Are we allowed to back e/w in the naps comp, fleagle? If so I’ll go e/w, if not then win only.

     

     

    Best of luck!

  5. What is the Stars on

    Missed last week,off in the sun,ah well

     

    back to reality

     

    My first 2 choices finished 2nd so lets see if I can go one better today

     

    BOLD THADY QUILL, 4..55 The Curragh

  6. Afternoon Fleagle and the rest of yeez.

     

    Going for monshank 2.30 York.

     

     

    Good luck to all except Bada Bing.hh

  7. Lads,

     

     

    apologies… I’m having trouble accessing the CQN comments sections from my laptop today – is anyone else experiencing the same issue ?

     

     

    I can only seem to access from my mobile.

     

     

    My nap is Camborne in the Ebor at York (3.40).

     

     

    Happy punting !

     

     

    fleagle1888

  8. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    Greetings.

     

     

    14:45 @ Goodwood – FULBRIGHT – NAP!

     

     

    Thanks and goodluck.

  9. Som mes que un club on

    Fleagle.

     

     

    My Nap choice for today is:

     

     

    Bobby Bullock

     

     

    1545. Cartmel.

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