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Kilburn Posted on 16/5 11:10
From the Geordie Journal...

"The one piece of good news for Souness yesterday was Middlesbrough's qualification for the Uefa Cup, which means United will be spared from playing in the Intertoto Cup second round.

Having been granted a bye, Newcastle's first competitive fixture of the new season will be on the weekend of July 16 against a team from Turkey, Hungary or Slovakia."


Well, it seemed like the neighbourly thing to do......

Piquet2 Posted on 16/5 11:13
re: From the Geordie Journal...

Can someone confirm that they had to finish 12th or higher to qualify for the Intertwobob Cup?

mishmash Posted on 16/5 11:23
re: From the Geordie Journal...

Here's the evidence

Link: SHAME lol

Ford_Prefect Posted on 16/5 11:58
re: From the Geordie Journal...

From UEFA website
Associations are entitled to enter only top-division clubs that, in principle, finish their domestic championship in a position immediately below those that qualify for the UEFA Cup, and that have indicated their willingness to take part in the UEFA Intertoto Cup. Teams that qualify for the UEFA Champions League cannot take part in the UEFA Intertoto Cup. In principle, and where applicable, clubs may take part in the UEFA Intertoto Cup if they finish their domestic championship in the following positions:
Associations entitled to two participants: Clubs ranked 12th or higher
Associations entitled to one participant: Clubs ranked 8th or higher

bozo83 Posted on 16/5 12:04
re: From the Geordie Journal...

Am i missing something here wot have we spoilt? We've done them a favour havent we? Or is it just Geordie jealousy covered with sarcasm

Kilburn Posted on 16/5 12:12
re: From the Geordie Journal...

It just amused me that "One of the five biggest clubs in Europe ((c) Fat Freddie)" have been reduced to having to hope for favours from Boro to help them scrape into Europe via the Intertoto...

The_Laughing_Magpie Posted on 16/5 12:15
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I wish you Boro fans would get your facts right. We are the EIGTH biggest club in Europe (or is that the world) and the SECOND biggest in England.


Tsk tsk tsk........

Piquet2 Posted on 16/5 12:16
re: From the Geordie Journal...

So can I take it from reading that Mr Prefect, they don't qualify?

shaun_84 Posted on 16/5 12:16
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Ford_Prefect Posted on 16/5 14:36
re: From the Geordie Journal...

no idea, its from uafa so it could mean anything. This is what uafa say in their own rules for the intertoto, if they stick to the rules ten the barcodes do not meet the uefa standard, 12th or above.

BoroMutt Posted on 16/5 14:41
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Ah a basic mistake there Mr Prefect, you forgot to check the appendices where it states, and I quote:

App C, Sub 24, Para 43.24 Any team shall be permitted to enter the Intertoto Cup if they satisfy an average supporter weight in excess of 400Kg or wear predominantly monochromatic apparel.

~I think you'll find they qualify under these criteria...

Nedkat Posted on 16/5 14:42
re: From the Geordie Journal...

I clicked on that link, and there's some nut running around the pitch in his undercrackers !!

Ahhh, it's Robert ! Looks like he's offski then. One last fight with Souness, then he's gonna slag off the town, the fans, the club, the manager, the players, the chairman, the Tyne, the beer, the roads, and everything else associated with Newcastle !

It ain't gonna be pretty !!

Capybara Posted on 16/5 14:49
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What Kilb said. I often encounter a smug lot on the East Coast Main Line on the way to and from matches. One in particular I try to avoid but sometimes fail to do so. I remember him making a 'phone call towards the end of last season and adding, almost as an afterthought, 'Oh and we've qualified for Europe again.' I was thinking of him on the way back yesterday. But only very briefly.