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Man City Face Tough UEFA Cup Draw

Manchester City have been drawn in Group A in the UEFA Cup draw.

Out of the five teams in the group the top three will progress into the final knockout stages.

Group A
Schalke 04
Paris Saint-Germain
Manchester City
Racing Santander
FC Twente

The first set of matches will take place on 23 October.

Further details will be published in due course.


City will travel to Paris Saint-Germain and Steve McClaren's FC Twente while our two home games will be against Schalke and Racing Santander.

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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 7 2008

Time: 11:26AM

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I don't think it is tough as it looks. Having said that there are no easy games at this stage. Look forward to meeting with 'The Wally with the Brolly'
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07/10/2008 11:33:00

it could have been a hell of a lot tougher........
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07/10/2008 11:38:00

Steve McClaren in charge of FC Twente ha ha. Wonder if he's still talking with a Dutch accent? What a twit!
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07/10/2008 11:41:00

Tough group that.
The Fear
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07/10/2008 12:13:00

the more I look at the group the more I think it is not a bad group at all.......
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07/10/2008 12:33:00

I don't think its that tough... its challenging but not impossible!
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07/10/2008 12:37:00

I agree with lincolnblue on this and think we'll make the knockout stages for sure.
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07/10/2008 12:39:00

PSG and Twente away.....Shalke and Santander home....probably what I expected......dates will be important now.......we could do with not palying on the matchday we have Newcastle away on the Monday night before it !...and if we are will be hard work that...
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07/10/2008 12:47:00

Each team plays two matches at home and two away, with the top three teams from each group qualifying for the last 32. Ties to be played on October 23, November 6, November 27, December 3/4 and December 17/18.
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07/10/2008 12:48:00

City coming to Paris! My goodness me!
Johnny Baguette
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07/10/2008 13:23:00

You going JB?
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07/10/2008 13:24:00

I'll be there in some shape or form providing my shifts don't clash!I see that there is a UEFA crap weather rule meaning teams that are further north in the UEFA Cup tend to play their home legs earlier due to the risk of snow. European directive, of course.
Johnny Baguette
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07/10/2008 13:48:00

Official site says no Paris match!! "The Blues' first group stage game will be at home to FC Twente of Holland on Thursday November 6. Three weeks later Mark Hughes' men face the difficult task of travelling to Germany to play Schalke on Matchday 3. Paris Saint-Germain visit the City of Manchester Stadium on Wednesday December 3 (please note this is correct and has been moved from the original UEFA Matchday of the Thursday). Finally, in what could prove to be a crucial game in the group, City travel to Spain to take on Racing Santander on Thursday December 18."
Johnny Baguette
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07/10/2008 14:53:00

Pretty glad we've avoided all the eastern block countries, but it will be tough. This is what we've been waiting years for though - big european nights! Bring it on!
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07/10/2008 15:38:00

We at Pompey would swap. Good luck with yours.
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07/10/2008 15:52:00

PSG really are a dreadful club. Steve McClueless needs no introduction!
Johnny Baguette
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07/10/2008 16:17:00

What a bummer missing a trip to Paris. Ah well I suppose it could happen in the knockout stages.
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07/10/2008 17:14:00

its actually good that we are not playing on matchday 1 not only cos of Newcastle on the Mon....but it also gives us some idea of the opposition before we play them.......things are looking up
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07/10/2008 17:36:00

Are PSG that bad JB? Thought they had the likes of Makalele and Kezman.
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07/10/2008 21:01:00

They have a lot of internal strife oliver and big big problems in the stands between rival factions. They avoided relegation by the skin of their teeth last season and haved a better showing so far after summer signings. But, they are not liked in France having been created in only 1970 with big money. I don't like going there at all. Give me Saint Etienne any day!
Johnny Baguette
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07/10/2008 21:11:00

JB...As PSG avoided relegation by the skin of their teeth how did they get into the UEFA Cup ?
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07/10/2008 21:13:00

probably only 8 teams in the league top 6 qualfy lol. It didn't matter who we were drawn against because the seeding was way out some of the bottom seeded teams should have been higher and how Tottenham got seeded in the top is a mystery, having finished below the other Englishg teams in the league last season. All squads have good teams, but if we cannot get into the top three I will be very surprised.
Buzz Lightyear
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08/10/2008 06:15:00

Top three should not be a problem in this group, providing the lads don't trip themselves up. PSG can be dangerous, but Hughes should have his homework done pronto and an action plan for all of them.
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08/10/2008 09:49:00

I am also becoming quietly confident that we should progress....
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08/10/2008 10:21:00


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