Xtratime Community banner

1 - 20 of 189 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
16,803 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Starting next season. Looks exciting.

The 16 teams involved:

Liverpool
Barcelona
Inter Milan
Ajax
Manchester City
Aston Villa
Spurs
Celtic
Marseille
Sporting Lisbon
Molde
Wolfsburg
PSV
FC Basle
Rosenborg
Fererbahce

The draw is:

Group One
Barcelona, Manchester City, Celtic, Marseille

FIXTURES - Aug 17: Marseille v Celtic.
Aug 31: Celtic v Barcelona.
Sept 14: Man City v Barcelona; Celtic v Marseille.
Sept 28: Barcelona v Marseille.
Oct 5: Marseille v Man City.
Oct 19: Man City v Celtic; Marseille v Barcelona. Nov 2: Barcelona v Man City.
Nov 9: Celtic v Man City.
Nov 23: Man City v Marseille; Barcelona v Celtic

Group Two
Liverpool, Sporting Lisbon, Molde, Wolfsburg

FIXTURES - Aug 17: Liverpool v Sporting.
Aug 18: Molde v Wolfsburg.
Aug 31: Sporting v Wolfsburg; Molde v Liverpool. Sept 14: Liverpool v Wolfsburg.
Sept 21: Sporting v Molde.
Sept 29: Liverpool v Molde.
Oct 5: Wolfsburg v Liverpool; Molde v Sporting. Oct 19: Wolfsburg v Sporting.
Nov 2: Wolfsburg v Molde.
Nov 23: Sporting v Liverpool.

Group Three
FC Basle, Tottenham, PSV Eindhoven, Inter Milan

FIXTURES Aug 17: Basle v Tottenham.
Aug 31: Basle v PSV; Tottenham v Inter Milan. Sept 14: Inter Milan v PSV.
Sept 28: Inter Milan v Basle; PSV v Tottenham. Oct 19: Basle v Inter Milan; Tottenham v PSV. Nov 2: Inter Milan v Tottenham; PSV v Basle. Nov 23: Tottenham v Basle; PSV v Inter Milan.

Group Four
Ajax, Rosenborg, Aston Villa, Fenerbahce

FIXTURES Aug 24: Ajax v Rosenborg; A Villa v Fenerbahce.
Sept 7: Rosenborg v A Villa; Ajax v Fenerbahce. Sept 21: A Villa v Ajax; Fenerbahce v Rosenborg.
Oct 5: Rosenborg v Ajax; Fenerbahce v A Villa. Oct 12: Rosenborg v Fenerbahce.
Nov 2: Fenerbahce v Ajax; A Villa v Rosenborg. Nov 23: Ajax v A Villa.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,822 Posts
I just hope we don't make a goal to win the competition. Just keep playing our football and trying to develop talents.

Also, this might improve level of other clubs' academies as well. I don't want them to catch up La Masia, but I guess if we participate, it will also be beneficial to us.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
196 Posts
How did they determine league allocations for this tournament? Four English teams, two dutch and only one each from Spain, Italy and Germany. A Norwegian side. WTF?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36,665 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
23,874 Posts
Obviously this isn't a "champions league". It is just another youth tournament that is arranged by either the FA or some English teams?

to really make this into that you need to qualify by having the best youth team in your own country and the allocation should be more evenly matched out between countries.

As for Italy. Inters primavera didn't even reach the play-off last season. Think it was Roma that won the play-off. And for the youth group under the primavera Milan was champions. Inter have had a good youth team as seen over a longer period though.

Anyway, quite interesting tournament.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16,803 Posts
Discussion Starter #8 (Edited)
Starts this week (Wednesday).

Liverpool are playing Sporting Lisbon at Anfield.

@Johan- this is a privately funded competition by some rich Arabs, invite only. If it ever goes under the umbrella of UEFA, no doubt there will be a more competitive way of allocating a spot to teams.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36,665 Posts
The Next Gen Series 2011/12, started today, a tournament that may very well be the seed of a future European Champions League of Under 19 players.

The organisers invited 16 top European clubs to participate in a tournament that will be played between now and January 2012. The 16 sides were divided in 4 groups of 4 from where the top 2 sides of each group will advance to the knockout stages.

These are the 4 groups:

GROUP 1
Olympique Marseille (FRA)
Celtic FC Glasgow (SCO)
FC Barcelona (ESP)
Manchester City (ENG)


GROUP 2
Sporting CP (POR)
Liverpool FC (ENG)
Wolfsburg (GER)
Molde BK (NOR)


GROUP 3
Ajax FC Amsterdam (HOL)
Aston Villa (ENG)
Fenerbahçe (TUR)
Rosenborg (NOR)


GROUP 4
FC Basel (SWI)
Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)
PSV Eindhoven (HOL)
Inter Milan (ITA)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16,803 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
Sporting Lisbon beat Liverpool at Anfield 3-0.

By all accounts, SL were brilliant in the first half. Second half Liverpool improved and should have scored a few but for poor finishing.

Great result for SL.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36,665 Posts
Scores of the first matches played today:

GROUP 1
Ol. Marseille (FRA) 1-0 Celtic FC (SCO)
(Maman 6')

GROUP 2
Liverpool FC (ENG) 0-3 Sporting CP (POR)
(João Carlos 26', Betinho 37', Farley Rosa 86')

GROUP 3
Ajax FC (HOL) 2-0 Aston Villa (ENG)
(Nick de Bondt 17', Viktor Fischer 49')

GROUP 4
FC Basel (SWI) 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)
(Pak 6', Maroufi 8'; Kane 15' pen., Coulthirst 49')
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36,665 Posts
Sporting Lisbon beat Liverpool at Anfield 3-0.

By all accounts, SL were brilliant in the first half. Second half Liverpool improved and should have scored a few but for poor finishing.

Great result for SL.
Yes, we were great tonight. I saw the game (thanks to the nice live coverage of LFCTV) and it's true that we gave a show in the first half. Liverpool improved with the substitutions in the second half but the best team won in the end. Hope both teams go through at the end of the group stage. :thumbsup:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16,803 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
It was definitely a lesson in football for the Liverpool kids.

For the past year and half they've been facing teams which they've battered with ease so facing a quality team like SL was a real shock for them.

But i suppose that's the point of this competition. Get the kids playing against different styles and today that's what happened.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36,665 Posts
The second match of Group 2 was played yesterday:

Molde FK (NOR) 3-1 Wolfsburg (GER)
(A. Hollingen 58', Bjerkaas 90'+1', Tripic 90'+4'; G. Millemaci 50')

Current standings after Round 1:

GROUP 2
1 Sporting CP (POR) ...1G 1W 0D 0L 3-0 3P
2 Molde FK (NOR) .......1G 1W 0D 0L 3-1 3P
3 Wolfsburg (GER) .......1G 0W 0D 1L 1-3 0P
4 Liverpool FC (ENG) .....1G 0W 0D 1L 0-3 0P
 

·
Community Analyst
Joined
·
32,844 Posts
I'm surprised you didn't correct Ryfa, most Sportinguistas I know take exception to being called Sporting Lisbon (SL)n rather than Sporting Clube de Portugal, or SCP for short.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36,665 Posts
I'm surprised you didn't correct Ryfa, most Sportinguistas I know take exception to being called Sporting Lisbon (SL)n rather than Sporting Clube de Portugal, or SCP for short.
I don't care about that to be honest, I think Ryfa was just being lazy. In many countries we are called Sporting Lisbon which I don't mind because that is in fact where the club is based. It would be as if interistas would care if people call them Inter Milan when the name of the club is FC Internazionale.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16,803 Posts
Discussion Starter #17
I don't care about that to be honest, I think Ryfa was just being lazy. In many countries we are called Sporting Lisbon which I don't mind because that is in fact where the club is based. It would be as if interistas would care if people call them Inter Milan when the name of the club is FC Internazionale.
And ignorant.

I call Inter Milan, Inter Milan as well. I wouldn't know how to pronounce Internazionale without sounding like a complete idiot :D.

Think it's a British thing. Rather like Brazil really being Brasil but here in Britain we say Brazil.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36,665 Posts
The NextGen Series had another round of matches today and here are the scores with the respective group tables:

GROUP 1

Celtic Park, Glasgow (SCO)
Celtic FC Glasgow 1-3 FC Barcelona
(Anthony Watt 23'; Eduard Campabadal 5', Patricio Gabarron 36', Jean-Marie Dongou 47')

Current Standings
1 FC Barcelona ......1G 1W 0D 0L 3-1 3P
2 Ol. Marseille .........1G 1W 0D 0L 1-0 3P
3 Manchester City ....0G 0W 0D 0L 0-0 0P
4 Celtic FC Glasgow ...2G 0W 0D 2L 1-4 0P

***

GROUP 2

Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon (POR)
Sporting CP 2-1 Wolfsburg
(Betinho 45', Chaby 60'; Maximilian Arnold 55')

Current Standings
1 Sporting CP ........2G 2W 0D 0L 5-1 6P
2 Molde FK ..........1G 1W 0D 0L 3-1 3P
3 Liverpool FC .....1G 0W 0D 1L 0-3 0P
4 Wolfsburg ......2G 0W 0D 2L 2-5 0P

***

GROUP 4

Rankhof Stadion, Basel (SWI)
FC Basel 1-0 PSV Eindhoven
(Valmir Nafiu 20')

Leyton Orient, London (ENG)
Tottenham Hotspur 7-1 Inter Milan
(Alex Pritchard 7', 67', Souleymane Coulibaly 12', 29', Tomislav Gomelt 14', 23', 37'; Daniel Bessa 39' pen.)

Current Standings
1 Tottenham Hotspur .........2G 1W 1D 0L 9-3 4P
2 FC Basel ......................2G 1W 1D 0L 3-2 4P
3 PSV Eindhoven ............1G 0W 0D 1L 0-1 0P
4 Inter Milan ................1G 0W 0D 1L 1-7 0P


 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36,665 Posts
And here are the coming fixtures:

GROUP 1


15.09.2011 - Ewen Fields, Manchester (ENG)
Manchester City vs FC Barcelona

28.09.2011 - Mini Estadi, Barcelona (CAT)
FC Barcelona vs Olympique Marseille

***

GROUP 2

07.09.2011 - Aker Stadion, Molde (NOR)
Molde FK vs Liverpool FC

14.09.2011 - Liverpool (ENG)
Liverpool FC vs Wolfsburg

15.09.2011 - Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon (POR)
Sporting CP vs Molde FK

***

GROUP 3

07.09.2011 - De Toekomst, Amsterdam (HOL)
Ajax FC vs Fenerbahçe

28.09.2011 - Villa Park, Birmingham (ENG)
Aston Villa vs Fenerbahçe

**

GROUP 4

14.09.2011 - Stadio Grazia Deledda, Milan (ITA)
Inter Milan vs PSV Eindhoven

28.09.2011 - Stadio Grazia Deledda, Milan (ITA)

Inter Milan vs FC Basel

28.09.2011 - De Herdgang, Eindhoven (HOL)
PSV Eindhoven vs Tottenham Hotspur


 
1 - 20 of 189 Posts
Top