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  1. gordybhoy64 on 10 August, 2012 at 11:18 said:




    cheers for the travel advice,i gather most entertainment is based


    in the hotels,was hoping on a couple of excursions,but not 3 hours on a boat ;-))


    just going to relax so a few days at the pool with plenty Efes will be fine,


    not much chance of anywhere showing any games i guess



    True gordy exellent entertainment in the hotel though we did venture out occasionally into kemer itself for a meal,shops etc never seen any bars showing football though but may have changed as I say it was 4 years ago, my main tip is take plenty factor 50 as its extremeley hot,

  2. I am NL in NZ Tauranga on

    DBBIA why the doom. Even if we don’t get past, and I fully expect we will, we will have a run against decent Euro opposition. Neil’s bhoys are up for this. If they qualify he gets to buy a quality goal scorer.



    Seville was a highlight of my life in the Eufa Ramsden, even if I partied all night and couldn’t pick up my ticket, some other lucky bhoy got it. Whats not to enjoy either way.




  3. Helsingborgs IF 3-1 WKS Śląsk Wrocław (agg: 6-1)


    Thomas Sørum scored a hat-trick as the Swedish champions secured their place in the play-off draw by completing an impressive overall success.



    Thomas Sørum scored a hat-trick as Helsingborgs IF beat WKS Śląsk Wrocław to seal their UEFA Champions League play-off place with a 6-1 aggregate victory.



    After their 3-0 first-leg win in Poland, the hosts were well placed at kick-off, and despite Śląsk taking the lead through Cristián Díaz, Sørum hit a treble to lift Helsingborg into the next round.



    Perhaps predictably, the visitors dominated the first half as they sought to reduce the deficit, and there was no surprise when Díaz darted into a good position and opened the scoring on 31 minutes. Though Śląsk continued to run proceedings, they could not capitalise on their advantage and Helsingborg made them regret it two minutes before the break. Alfred Finnbogason found a way through to goal from the right wing, lifted to ball over the keeper and Sørum tapped his side level from Helsingborg’s only real first-half chance.



    The situation worsened for Śląsk four minutes after the restart, when Sørum doubled his tally for the night, finishing after Finnbogason chested the ball into his path. With the stuffing knocked out of Orest Lenczyk’s men, Helsingborg were in complete control and on 68 minutes Sørum made sure of the match ball, putting the finishing touch to another Finnbogason assist for his hat-trick.



    Finnbogason passed up the chance to get his own name on the scoresheet four minutes later, when Mariusz Pawelec conceded a penalty. The Icelandic international stepped up to make it 4-1, but his effort was kept out by a smart save from Marián Kelemen.

  4. Helsingborgs top attacker looks to be a 23 year old Icelandic player called Alfreo Finnbogason. He is on a 6 month loan deal from Lokeren



    They also have a Brazilian striker called Alfaro, who has scored 2 goals in 19 appearances

  5. The last time a swedish team made the CL Group Stages was the 2000/2001 season and it was Helsingborgs.

  6. WKS Śląsk Wrocław 0-3 Helsingborgs IF


    The Swedish champions finished the game strongly to put themselves in a dominant position in the tie with an impressive win in Poland.



    The UEFA Champions League play-offs are in sight for Helsingborgs IF after scoring three away goals without reply against WKS Śląsk Wrocław, who finished the game with ten men.



    Alfred Finnbogason struck the opening goal on 36 minutes and the visitors never looked back, with Christoffer Andersson doubling the lead in the 72nd-minute and substitute Daniel Nordmark rounding off the scoring with five minutes to go. Śląsk’s Rok Elsner, scorer in the previous round, received his marching orders on 90 minutes for a second yellow card.



    Both goalkeepers were tested early on, although Helsingborg’s Pär Hansson was arguably the busier of the two before the visitors took the lead. Ardian Gashi dummied past Amir Spahić in the box and his hard, low centre was met by Finnbogason’s boot.



    The hosts struggled to get a hold of the game, and Helsingborg were happy to sit back and play on the counterattack. They doubled their advantage through Andersson’s superb top-corner strike from the edge of the area with 18 minutes left and put the game to bed when Finnbogason turned provider for substitute Nordmark on 85 minutes. The mire deepened for Śląsk as Elser was dismissed late on for an incident off the ball. They now have it all to do in the return meeting in Sweden next Wednesday.

  7. Philbhoy - It's just the beginning! on

    Did we not have a Finnboggason on the books a couple or three years back?



    It’s not the same ghuy, is it?

  8. Bhoys



    Did they say the dates would be announced later today?



    Just checked the best travel options , flying to Copenhagen and then its only 1 hours drive .




  9. There should be no doom and gloom about this draw.


    If we play to our strengths we will qualify.


    I fully expect us to score over there and then finish the job at home

  10. Born in Reykjavík, Alfreð played for Fjölnir’s youth teams while also spending a part of his childhood in the Scottish capital Edinburgh while his father studied in the city.[1] Alfreð played for the reputed boys football club Hutchison Vale and became a fan of Hibernian.[1]



    [edit] BreiðablikAlfreð joined Breiðablik in 2005, playing for the youth teams until making his senior debut in 2008. In the 2009 Úrvalsdeild season he scored 13 goals in 18 league games for Breiðablik. At the end of the season he was voted Young player of the year by fellow players.[2] Breiðablik also won their first title ever, the Icelandic Cup (Visa bikarinn).



    After the 2009 season he had a trial with Tippeligaen side Viking, English Championship side Blackpool[3] and Belgian club Genk.



    In 2010, Alfreð was joint league top goalscorer with 14 goals, and voted player of the year by fellow players as Breiðablik won their first league title and participated for the first time in Europe League when they played against Scottish club Motherwell.



    [edit] LokerenOn 3 November 2010, Breiðablik confirmed that an offer for Alfreð from Belgian side Lokeren had been accepted.[4] After completing a medical, Finnbogason signed a two-and-a-half year contract with the club on 20 November 2010.[5]



    Alfreð made his debut against AA Gent on the 23rd of January 2011 when he came on as a sub but when he started his first match he scored his first goal on the 82nd minute to draw the match against Charleroi on the 12th of February.



    [edit] Helsingborgs IFOn 6 March 2012, Alfreð joined Swedish champions Helsingborgs IF on a 6 month loan deal.[

  11. Snake Plissken on

    Helsingborgs will be a cut above Helsinki – league size and country of origin tells you that. They will also be further into their season than Celtic as the Finns were which is an advantage.



    They do not have a plastic pitch which is a good thing.



    They will be similar in style to our football and they will have some useful players and will be difficult to beat.



    They have scored a few and conceded only once but remember they were playing a Welsh side and a Polish side AND the Finns had battered some Icelandic mob 9-1 yet looked like they could hardly hit a barn door from 2 yards against Celtic and Celtic could have scored 10 against them over 2 legs.



    This is the best draw we could have got especially with the away leg first and us knowing what we have to do in Glasgow.



    I do not dismiss the champions of Sweden. They are no mugs but we must be better than them.



    Maybe Bangura will score a few against them. He has after all played in that league?????

  12. ScotPatsFan on 10 August, 2012 at 10:57 said:




    I agree with your post about their history and UEFA.


    I wouldn’t be against them applying to UEFA for the old club’s coefficient because the SFA said we’re the same team!




    ….. and then argue the opposite when their previous misconduct comes back to haunt them.

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  14. Daily Mail running this story on Ranger’s saviour di Stefano:



    ‘Devil’s Advocate’ on lawyer fraud charge


    By Oliver Wright



    A LEGAL adviser dubbed the ‘Devil’s advocate’ has appeared in court charged with falsely claiming to be a qualified Italian lawyer.



    Giovanni di Stefano, 57 – a former director of Dundee FC – earned his nickname after representing a series of notorious crooks including Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs, Britain’s most prolific serial killer Dr Harold Shipman, Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic and pop sex criminal Gary Glitter.



    He also advised the team that defended Saddam Hussein.



    Di Stefano appeared at City of London Magistrates’ Court yesterday accused of four charges of fraud by false representation, four of fraud by abuse of position and two of using a false instrument with intent it be accepted as genuine.



    Prosecutors allege he made ‘false representations to Subash and Kiran Thakrar namely that he was a qualified Italian lawyer’.



    The other charges Involve allegedly keeping £476,000 belonging to the Thakrars as well as claims that he failed to pay fees to professional clients and used forged documents between 2007 and 2012.



    His legal team said he would ‘vigorously’ deny the accusations.



    Di Stefano was ordered to surrender his passport, report to a local police station every week and live and sleep at addresses in Canterbury or London.


    He was bailed to appear at Southwark Crown Court on September 4.