I was somewhat worried when our name came out of the Q2 draw alongside Swedish side Helsingborgs. I have to say it looked like a very tough test at that early stage of the competition. However, it was a sign of our growing confidence in European competition when we cam away with a fine 2-0 victory in the away leg. Whilst not quite a formality, it allowed us to relax a little for the second leg where we recorded a nice 3-2 victory.
If I thought that draw wasnít kind to us, things were about to get worse. Last season we were seeded for the third quailifying round and that ultimatetly allowed us to reach the Europa League group stage. For whatever reason, that was not the case this year and our unseededness meant weíd play FC Kobenhavn in Q3; a team that put ten goals past us in two games the last time we met.
We were magnificent in the first leg and more than matched them in a fine 3-2 win. Even so, I knew the second leg would still be a massive challenge; I was just praying that the defence could withstand the battering they were undoubtedly about to receive.
I donít want to go much into the second game to be honest. This screenshot says it all. To lose on away goals thanks to a last minute winner is a soul destroying way to go out of the competition.
We will now face Rubin of Russia in the Europa League 4th Qualifying Round. We pushed Kobenhavn all the way, so I hope we can at least put up a good fight in that one although I suspect they might well be a level above the Danes.
Vodafonedeildin: Win it
LÝgmanssteypiū (the cup): Not bothered
Faroese Super Cup: Win it
UEFA Champions League: Learn from the experience
UEFA Europa League: Learn from the experience
Weíre still in a very good financial state. We obviously wonít make the same profit as last season because we were knocked out of the Champions League one round earlier, but it shouldnít have too adverse an impact.
Season tickets sales were a big sigh inducing 28.
The squad continues to get better with each passing season. My first choice XI hasnít really changed since last season though, so wonít link any screenshots. Although in all honesty, I think Iím just too annoyed at the Kobenhavn result to be bothered to go to the effort!