Group of meh
Europa League. Group K.
Anzhi Makhachkala (Russia)
Sheriff Tiraspol (Moldova)
Air miles at the ready.
We all know all about the Russians, their spending and their cutbacks (having sold several big name players and Christopher Samba this window).
Sheriff (Moldova) have a sheriffs badge as their badge, we're founded in 1997 and look like they play out of a stadium built with Lego. Insert joke referencing a deputy, spurs, cowboys here.
Tromso (Norway) have a slightly longer history. Anzhi for the record were only formed back in 1991.
I know absolutely nothing else about these clubs. The first thing most of us will do is compare the dates of these games and the games that follow in the league straight after. So here you go:
Matchday 1 - 19 September - Cardiff away
Matchday 2 - 3 October - West Ham home
Matchday 3 - 24 October- Hull home
Matchday 4 - 7 November - Newcastle home
Matchday 5 - 28 November - Manchester United home
Matchday 6 - 12 December - Liverpool home