2018 AFC Champions League

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2018 AFC Champions League

Postby blahblah Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:14 pm

Given 2 of our three representatives are Brisbane and Victory, I am not laden with confidence as to Australian clubs' performance.

Brisbane are in the play-offs and host either of Shan United/the Philippines Champion on Jan 23. Either of these clubs is manageable. After that it is Play-off 2 on the 30th of Jan where, should they progress, they meet Tianjin Quanjain where, if nothing else, it will be damn freezing. If they get through they make it into the easiest group with Jeonbuk, Kitchee and the winner of another play-off group. They are a chance to get out of the group if they get through the ice bucket that is Tianjin.

Sydney are lumped with Shanghai Shenua, Kashima Antlers and whoever prevails from Suwon/Eastern/Than Hoa (most likely to be the Koreans). A very tough group but Sydney are playing well.

Victory have Ulsan/Kawasaki Frontale and whoever prevails from Shanghai SIPG/Chiangrai/Tampines/Bali. An easier proposition than Sydney but a club with far lower form; they will struggle.

If nothing else it will be fun.
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Re: 2018 AFC Champions League

Postby Stuckey Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:33 am

Wow that's a tough group for Sydney!
Great to see them tested so heavily in Asia!

As much as I'd like to see Sydney bomb out it is important that HAL clubs do well in the ACL otherwise we do run the risk of losing places.
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Re: 2018 AFC Champions League

Postby blahblah Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:19 pm

First game for the ACL kicks off next Tuesday in Shan State, Myanmar; Shan United v Ceres-Negros from the Philippines. I plan to get up to the Shan hills for the match; should be fantastic.

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