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Dublin Here We Come!


The curtain may have come down on the Premier League season only 24 hours ago, but already Planet Blue can start to fill it's calendars up with Europa League dates...

After bowing out of what was the last ever UEFA Cup campaign after that berserker of a Quarter Final clash with Hamburg last year, City fans can look ahead to next season's Europa League adventure with spicy relish and an extra topping of chilli sauce.

Last time around City's then wafer thin, depthless squad battled through 16 gruelling matches, which started in July 2008 in the Faroe Islands for qualifying rounds Roberto Mancini's top five Premier League squad will not have to undergo next season. So severe were Mark Hughes' sides limitations that season that we took only 18 fit players to secure a famous victory at Schalke.

City will be going into next season's play off round (which accounted for Aston Villa last season) with a far stronger squad and unlimited resources making for a mouthwatering prospect. There is no reason whatsoever why City can't make a real go of this competition.

The first all important date for MCFC is that of the UEFA Europa League Play-offs Draw which will take place in Nyon on 06th August 2010 at 13h30 CET.

See you in the emerald isle? Let's face it, a final in Dub will always be a better craic than the one in Laandarn Taarn that Spurs will alledgedly reach!

And in the meantime, all power to Fulham this month!

EUROPA LEAGUE SCHEDULE 2010-2011

Play-off round, 1st leg: 19/08/10

Play-off round, 2nd leg: 26/08/10

Group stage, Matchday 1: 16/09/10

Group stage, Matchday 2: 30/09/10

Group stage, Matchday 3: 21/10/10

Group stage, Matchday 4: 04/11/10

Group stage, Matchday 5: 01-02/12/10

Group stage, Matchday 6: 15-16/12/10

Round of 32, 1st leg: 17/02/11

Round of 32, 2nd leg: 24/02/11

Round of 16, 1st leg: 10/03/11

Round of 16, 2nd leg: 17/03/11

Quarter-finals, 1st leg: 07/04/11

Quarter-finals, 2nd leg: 14/04/11

Semi-finals, 1st leg: 28/04/11

Semi-finals, 2nd leg: 05/05/11

The Final (Lansdowne Road/ Aviva Stadium, Dublin)18/05/11










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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday May 10 2010

Time: 2:17PM

Your Comments

October will be a killer month........ 321/10/10. :-)
RobsonGreensleeves
lol! That last UEFA Campaign felt like that!
Johnny Baguette
We have got to be trying to win this next season. It's not the Champions League but we would get more respect for winning the Europa League than crashing out of the Champions League group stage or even the qualifying round...
eighthsin
Looks like a cracking stadium (once its completed). Still think i'll hold off buying a ticket just for now!
Tudor
We finished 5th - what's with the play off round?
fifthcolumnblue
That's just the way it is 5th! Everton and Villa both had to playe these games last summer.
Johnny Baguette
 

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