Potential qualifiers for the CL

Thought I'd share this for clairty. Although tbh, there's still a chance of remaining a tad confused for a while longer until all leagues are done and dusted.

Thanks to Goonbasher (GG.co.uk) for bringing all this to our attention.

As you know we are seeded for the 4th round of the non-Champions qualifying round. Seeded and unseeded teams mentioned below relate directly to who we might be playing (remember these are 4th round seeded and unseeded sides - if you click on the link at the bottom of this blog post, then you can see the seeded/unseeded sides for round 1/2 including both non-champions and champions).


Seeded teams                   coef.              Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- ---------------- ------------------------ --- ----------------
Sevilla Esp 108.951 Fenerbahçe *3 Tur 54.890
Werder Bremen Ger >94.841 Dinamo Kiev *3 Ukr 42.910
Zenit St. Petersburg *3 Rus 61.258 CL-QR3 *3 39.659 - 47.898
Tottenham Hotspur Eng 56.371 Sampdoria Ita >30.810
 Ajax *3                  Ned  55.309              AJ Auxerre               Fra  19.748

As you can see above, some clubs still need to get past round three (*3) which means if those qualifying from round 3 survive, then we potentially face either:


Dinamo Kiev


Auxerre (possibly)

or 'another side'

(sides that might get through the second round, i.e. Celtic, Braga, PAOK, AA Gent and a few others).

And if (/prays) we get through that round, then (just to get you wet in anticipation) the below gives you an idea of what the four pots the clubs are drawn from will look like, allowing you to fantasise about some of the possible away trips and visits to the Lane we could be in for. Although just to reiterate - the below at this current time is just a prediction thanks to the sides (including us) that still have some work to do.


Group Stage (32 teams)

Pot 1                          coef.              Pot 2                          coef.
------------------------ --- ---------------- ------------------------ --- ----------------
FC Barcelona Esp 136.951 Olympique Lyon Fra 96.748
Manchester United Eng 125.371 Werder Bremen *4 Ger >94.841
Chelsea Eng 118.371 Real Madrid Esp 84.951
Arsenal Eng 115.371 AS Roma Ita >83.810
Bayern München Ger>110.841 Shakhtar Donetsk Ukr 73.910
Sevilla *4 Esp 108.951 Benfica Por 72.659
AC Milan Ita >99.810 Valencia Esp 66.951
Internazionale Ita >98.810 Olympique Marseille Fra 62.748

Pot 3 coef. Pot 4 coef.
------------------------ --- ---------------- ------------------------ --- ----------------
Zenit St. Petersburg *3 Rus 61.258 FC København *3 Den 34.470
Panathinaikos Gre 56.979 Spartak Moscow Rus 33.758
Tottenham Hotspur *4 Eng 56.371 Hapoel Tel-Aviv ** Isr 27.775
Glasgow Rangers Sco 56.158 Sparta Praha ** Cze 27.395
Ajax *3 Ned 55.309 FC Twente Enschede Ned 25.309
Schalke 04 Ger >54.841 Rubin Kazan Rus 21.758
FC Basel *3 Sui 48.675 CFR Cluj Rom 15.898
Anderlecht *3 Bel 42.580 Bursapor Tur 6.890


For all the gory details please visit this website of oracle quality - http://www.xs4all.nl/~kassiesa/bert/uefa/seedcl2010.html and keep an eye on the confirmation of the final qualifying teams for the pre-group stage.