Scottish teams in Europe

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Be a toughy thats for sure. Wonder if they've sold out there tickets. Can't remember last time I seen Tannadice full.
It used to be for European games.
The old terracing ( standing)was chock a block usually.
 

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I'll watch the Dundee United game tonight on BBC Scotland but genuinely can't see them beating Alkmaar over two legs. They're a good side and I think they'll have too much quality for United.
AZ get smaller average attendances than Hibs but in a country twice the size of Scotland will get a far bigger TV deal income so will be better equipped than us so United will be up against it over two legs.
 

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AZ get smaller average attendances than Hibs but in a country twice the size of Scotland will get a far bigger TV deal income so will be better equipped than us so United will be up against it over two legs.

AZ turnover about 30mil a year.

Way, way, way more money than I thought.
 

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The view from AZ's manager here in the press is that DU are a 'physical team' and will present problems.

So absolutely the same as every Dutch press interview with a Dutch manager before playing a Scottish side.

That's all the Dutch see in Scottish teams. One thing they never mention and that perhaps Scottish sides should concentrate more on is the much faster tempo in SPL games. If you can keep it going, Dutch defences can get disorganised as they lose control.

But the usually finer Dutch technique and tactical nous onfield generally gives them an advantage.

Still, early in the season for AZ too, so I'm going 2-2.
 

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Motherwells conquerors 2 down after 8 minutes.
 

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United by far the better team here. I like United, less our bastard child like Celtc, more our successful wee cousin and was fine with boring Jack Ross. Hope they score soon.
 

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United by far the better team here. I like United, less our bastard child like Celtc, more our successful wee cousin and was fine with boring Jack Ross. Hope they score soon.
They’ve been very impressive so far very aggressive performance by them not giving AZ time and space.
 

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Unlike Sligo, which shows you where Motherwell are!
Motherwell are pathetic. Look at Dundee Uniteds performance tonight against a top Dutch side compared to Motherwells 2 shambolic efforts.
 

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That’s some win for Dundee United. Shows you what I know ffs 🤦‍♂️
 

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You're not alone. I thought Utd would lose..and lose by a couple.
They played well and thoroughly deserved to win.
Alkmaar pushed Celtic close last season and looked a really good side I thought they'd have too much for United but it was a great performance by United. The goal was a cracking goal as well.
 

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Very good performance and result from United last night.
Good organisation is crucial in Europe and they showed that last night.
A 1-0 win is a good one to take into the second leg.. Alkmaar know they have to score two to get through now.
 
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Very good performance and result from United last night.
Good organisation is crucial in Europe and the showed that last night.
A 1-0 win is a good one to take into the second leg.. Alkmaar know they have to score two to get through now.
If United get the 1st goal over there it'll throw the cat amongst the pigeons. After watching them last night they are capable of it.
 

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AZ turnover about 30mil a year.

Way, way, way more money than I thought.
A lot of cash but I suppose it makes sense given the Eredivisie along with the French and Portugese Leagues are best after the usual massive 4.
Not popular on here but I will be interested to see Hearts turnover for this upcoming season. Given the turnover you have found for Alkmaar, you would imagine a consistent turnover of at least £20 million per year will be required for Scottish teams outside the OF to make a reasonable stab at European competition.
 

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A lot of cash but I suppose it makes sense given the Eredivisie along with the French and Portugese Leagues are best after the usual massive 4.
Not popular on here but I will be interested to see Hearts turnover for this upcoming season. Given the turnover you have found for Alkmaar, you would imagine a consistent turnover of at least £20 million per year will be required for Scottish teams outside the OF to make a reasonable stab at European competition.
The Gunts will not be short of that.
 
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