Friday, December 15, 2006

Safe passage through unknown waters?

Today's draw for the last 32 of the UEFA Cup pitched us against SV Zulte Waragem.

"Who?!", you might well ask.

Well, they're a Belgian side enjoying their first ever European adventure, having won the Belgian Cup last season. They scraped through the group stages with two wins from four, but were tonked 3-0 at home (or, rather, at their borrowed home in Gent) by Ajax and 6-2 away to Espanyol. Not too much to fear, then, I don't think - the other British representatives were all handed tougher draws. We'll have to do our homework properly and guard against any complacency, though.

Should we prevail, another encounter with Fenerbahce is on the cards. The draw for the last 16 was also made, with the winners of our tie facing the winners of the tie between the Turkish side and Louis Van Gaal's AZ Alkmaar.


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