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How liverpool are top seeds is beyond belief!!

Hull have played better this season! :rolleyes: Pile don't deserve it at all, IMO and
are only there on previous success! :rolleyes:

For sheer excitement, I'd love tyhis group :eek:

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Shakhtar Donetsk

....for ease of passgae IMO,

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FC Porto

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Order of groups starting from hardest to easiest IMO, starting with the hardest,

Group D: LIVERPOOL, PSV, Marseille, Atletico
Group C: Barcelona, Sporting, FC Basel, Shakhtar
Group E: MAN UTD, Villarreal, CELTIC, Aalborg
Group F: Lyon, Bayern, Steaua, Fiorentina
Group G: ARSENAL, FC Porto, Fenerbahce, Dinamo Kiev
Group A: CHELSEA, AS Roma, Bordeaux, Cluj
Group B: Inter, Werder, Panathinaikos, Anorthosis
Group H: Real Madrid, Juventus, Zenit, Bate

As for us,

Celtic: We know what they'll be about, but they're not what they
used to be. Were extremely lucky to win the SPL last year IMO, and are liable to
very bad defensive lapses. The crowd is a huge asset to them TBF and it will be
tough in Glasgow. If you said to me now that we can come away from there with
a point, no injuries and no suspensions, I'd take it. I'd be shocked if we failed to
make home advantage count when we play at Old Trafford. We have to forget
about the tough times of seasons ago and concentrate on whats happening
now, and we are more then capable of taking them at home, and I feel the crowd
will surge them on at Celtic Park.

Verdict Home: Win
Verdict Away: Draw

Villareal: One name springs to mind, eh? A certain Mr. Forlan. El
Madrigal is not a place you want to go to needing to win for starters and they're a
very well organised side. Riquleme may be getting on in years but they could say
the same about Scholsey, but both are well able to control the tempo of games
despite the age. After seeing a few games of theirs last season, their defence is
weak and most notably the high balls and quick one touch stuff will open them
up for me. Should take them away. Tough game, but not as tough as Celtic away
in all honesty.

Verdict Home: Win
Verdict Away: Win

Aalborg: No offence to them, but they are simply unknown. For this
very matter we should be able to take all 6 points from this encounter with ease
for me. Sure, unknown teams will want to make their mark but they will crumble
at the wake of the European Champions. They'll be solid away but I can see a 5
or 6 nil thrashing on home turf.

Verdict Home: Win
Verdict Away: Win

Overall, as Jazz said, it could be easier but a lot lot tougher too so I'm happy with
the draw. Should be cracking atmospheres a both Celtic meetings so that's a tie
I'm really looking forward to.

Last year our group was a lot harder IMO, and we avoided the "big hitters" such
as Juve, bayern, Athletico so that's a plus.

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