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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Would be interesting to see LoI v SPL
    Depending on the teams involved though.

    I wouldn't give Pats much chance of beating Aberdeen, for example. But would Rovers over Kilmarnock.

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    [COLOR=#333333]Haugesund (NOR)
    Aberdeen (SCO)
    Stjarnan (ISL)
    Norrköping (SWE)
    Dinamo Minsk (BLR)
    Riteriai (LTU)
    [/COLOR]
    Liepāja (LVA)
    Levadia Tallinn (EST)
    Barry Town (WAL)/Cliftonville (NIR)
    Saint Patrick's (IRL)
    RoPS Rovaniemi (FIN)
    KÍ (FRO)/Tre Fiori (SMR)
    couple of sticky ones in there in both football and travel. My preferences are.
    1: Riteriai (LTU)
    2:Aberdeen (SCO)
    3Dinamo Minsk (BLR)
    4:Norrköping (SWE)
    5:Haugesund (NOR)
    6:Stjarnan (ISL)

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    We're going to Minsk aren't we ? Would like to get Stjarnan, mainly cos I can't help thinking of the song every time I see the name. You know the one. " There's a Stjarnan waiting in the sky"
    Out for a spell, got neglected, lay on the bench unselected.

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    How did the Derry fans get to Minsk, best solution I can see is the train from Vilnius. I dont think any Pats fans made our trip over the last time with the short notice. The good news ive seen is no visa required for stays under five days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D24Saint View Post
    How did the Derry fans get to Minsk, best solution I can see is the train from Vilnius. I dont think any Pats fans made our trip over the last time with the short notice. The good news ive seen is no visa required for stays under five days.
    I stayed in Minsk when we played BATE in 2015. We got the club charter flight, probably the best shout given the difficulties with entering the country.

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    If you fly direct to Minsk you get limited time Visa free entry. If you enter the country elsewhere then you need to worry about queues for Visas at the border. You can get to Minsk from lots of European cities. From memory I had options from Berlin I think and maybe somewhere in Poland.

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    I got a train through Belarus in 2012, going from Köln to Moscow. It took four hours to cross the border. Partly that's because the wheels had to be changed - not an issued coming from Lithuania - and I think it'd be easier crossing groom another ex-Soviet state, but for a short-stay European trip, I'd be surprised if skyscanner couldn't sort something easier.

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    Hope to god it’s not Norway , the place is over 400km from Oslo and the prices in the country are mental.

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    Internal flight should sort distance easily enough.

    Prices - yeah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Internal flight should sort distance easily enough.

    Prices - yeah.
    Seems to be a airport nearby that cuts the distance to 90km so not too bad but €9 a pint would leave a sour taste. I will light a candle tonight for Vilnius or Aberdeen.

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    9 euro if you're lucky! I'm in Norway at the moment, sipping on a 10 euro 330ml bottle.

    Cans would be your only man I'd say

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    We were in Norway last year, some bars did do cheaper prices but yeah it wasn't cheap. We were able to fly direct to Trondheim from Amsterdam, I'm sure there will be plenty of options for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Real ale Madrid View Post
    Group 1 (seeded sides in bold)

    Vaduz (LIE)
    Kilmarnock (SCO)
    Brann (NOR)
    Vitebsk (BLR)
    Malmö (SWE)

    Shamrock Rovers (IRL)
    Ballymena (NIR)/NSÍ (FRO)
    Connah's Quay Nomads (WAL)
    KuPS Kuopio (FIN)
    Breidablik (ISL)

    Group 4 (seeded sides in bold)

    Rangers (SCO)
    Brřndby (DEN)
    Cork (IRL)
    Molde (NOR)
    Crusaders (NIR)

    Progrčs Niederkorn (LUX)/Cardiff Metropolitan University (WAL)
    B36 (FRO)
    Inter Turku (FIN)
    KR (ISL)
    Prishtina (KOS)/St Joseph's (GIB)

    Group 8 (seeded sides in bold)

    Haugesund (NOR)
    Aberdeen (SCO)
    Stjarnan (ISL)
    Norrköping (SWE)
    Dinamo Minsk (BLR)
    Riteriai (LTU)

    Liepāja (LVA)
    Levadia Tallinn (EST)
    Barry Town (WAL)/Cliftonville (NIR)
    Saint Patrick's (IRL)
    RoPS Rovaniemi (FIN)
    KÍ (FRO)/Tre Fiori (SMR)
    For my money Rovers got the toughest group of the 3 northern-ish groups, group 4 looks very weak. Would Rovers be favourites against any of these? Vaduz are a good Swiss second division side, the rest are pro clubs. Kilmarnock in pre-season would be interesting, Vitebsk possible the best shot for progress. Irish clubs really should be able to compete with the Belarussians.
    Pats I'd fancy against Stjarnan or Riteriai. Cork I'd want to see avoiding Finland and to a lesser extent Luxembourg.

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    Kilmarnock in pre-season with a new manager too. Steve Clarke, who led them to Europe, is now the Scotland manager. It's be a good time to get them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Kilmarnock in pre-season with a new manager too.
    Antonio Conte's former assistant manager AFAIK
    Here on a technicality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seand View Post
    For my money Rovers got the toughest group of the 3 northern-ish groups, group 4 looks very weak.
    I would say that we got the hardest of those groups from a seeded point of view, I'd be far happier with Group 1 or 8. Obviously the make up would be slightly different if we were in one of those groups as Pats/Rovers would need to be replaced.

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    Reckon Cork have decent prospects in that pot, avoid Iceland & Finland and they should be favourites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El-Pietro View Post
    I would say that we got the hardest of those groups from a seeded point of view, I'd be far happier with Group 1 or 8. Obviously the make up would be slightly different if we were in one of those groups as Pats/Rovers would need to be replaced.
    Yeah, the only draw that I think we'd fancy at this point is the side from the Faroes. Or if the Welsh side somehow progressed against Progres Niederkorn. It'll be very tough otherwise. I really hope we avoid the Kosovan side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D24Saint View Post
    Reckon Cork have decent prospects in that pot, avoid Iceland & Finland and they should be favourites.
    I don't agree. We won't be favourites against Progres and certainly not Prishtina.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D24Saint View Post
    How did the Derry fans get to Minsk, best solution I can see is the train from Vilnius. I dont think any Pats fans made our trip over the last time with the short notice. The good news ive seen is no visa required for stays under five days.
    Flying in and out, or getting on the club's visa, are likely your only options due to time constraints.
    Last time, I went via Amsterdam with Belavia. Wasn't too expensive. A cheaper option could be to Tallinn, then Air Baltic via Riga, which worked well once.

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