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Towards the latter end of FM2010, I decided to create a Big European Experiment, which eventually faded into the depths of obscurity as the excitement of FM11 and the prospect of better league reputation rules approached. As such, I have decided to recreate this experiment for FM11 and see what kind of results we achieve.

Firstly, Thanks to Lucasinho for his Europe expansion pack.

The Experiment

To track the fates of each European country with regard to their clubs' league and continental performances, and to see if any country that is currently lowly will ever scale the dizzy heights of Champions League glory.

The Setup

Last time, my computer was just about able to handle the huge number of players in the database, and as such I am using the same setup as before.

Every single European country (except Liechtenstein, for obvious reasons) is playable. This allows for fairness as each side will not have any greyed out players and instead will rely on their managers' skills to bring in players. Also, teams will qualify for Europe through visible results, rather than invisible choices. This will hopefully result in each nations' clubs having as good a chance as any to reach the top of the European pecking order.

What will be recorded?

There will be various aspects to the feedback given on this forum:

The overall season report will contain the results of each club in Europe that season. Their coefficients will be monitored at all times, and each country will be shown to have various numbers of places in the varying Qualifying rounds, something which is now visible in-game. Any changes will be clearly marked.

There will be comments on the biggest transfer stories from each nation (if there are any) and any teams that have been taken over by Tycoons. I remember last time out, Tromso of Norway/Denmark (I forget which) were taken over by a Tycoon and instantly became the biggest club in the country. However, the experiment did not last for long enough to see the real long term effects from this. Hopefully this time around such developments will have clear impacts on European football.

I will also give my own personal summary on the seasons' events for each country.

I am sure these will be made clearer to you once the first update has happened.

As you may guess, these updates will not be light work and as such I ask for your patience when I am doing so. I hope to keep it as informative as possible and this cannot be rushed.

I hope you enjoy the experiment.

EDIT: The old thread is here, for those who are interested: http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/224132-The-Big-Europe-Experiment?

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Small teaser:

July 2010 Update

Countries by European Ranking

1. (-) England 81.856

Top 3 Competitions: (rated by stars)

1. (-) Premier League 4.5

6. (-) FA Cup 3.5

18. (-) npower Championship 3

Major Clubs: Man Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Man City, Tottenham

Clubs in Europe:

2. (-) Man Utd 131.729
3. (-) Chelsea 124.729
4. (-) Arsenal 121.729
5. (-) Liverpool 121.729
27. (-) Tottenham 62.730
42. (-) Everton 50.730
43. (-) Fulham 47.680
45. (-) Bolton 46.679
48. (-) Middlesbrough 45.679
58. (-) Newcastle 41.680
62. (-) Man City 39.730
65. (-) Blackburn 37.680
75. (-) Aston Villa 32.230
87. (-) Portsmouth 28.730
93. (-) Southampton 27.011
94. (-) Millwall 27.011
95. (-) Leeds 27.011
96. (-) Ipswich 27.011

Current EURO Qualification

CL:

Group Stage – 3: Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal

BP Q3 – 1: Tottenham

EL:

Q4 – 2: Man City, Aston Villa

Q3 – 1: Liverpool

Media Prediction of EURO Qualifiers Next Season:

CL: 1. Chelsea 2. Man Utd 3. Man City 4. Arsenal

EL: 5. Liverpool 6. Tottenham 7. Aston Villa

Transfer Stories: N/A

AOB: N/A

Comments:

Four clubs carry the fate of the English in their hands: Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool. Only Barcelona are better than them overall in Europe, and as such each team must continue to do well to ensure England remains the highest ranked country in Europe. Even the Championship has a better reputation than the majority of other European leagues. Liverpool's failure to qualify for the Champions League may set them back a couple of years, but this allows 5th placed (by a long way) Tottenham to prove themselves in Europe. City have money - will they use it effectively? Aston Villa have a chance to make their mark, will they do so? Everton didn't qualify this season, meaning they really ought to next season to keep up their good record in Europe. Interestingly, a lot of the top English European clubs have fallen away in recent years - Middlesbrough, Southampton, Millwall, Leeds, Ipswich, Portsmouth: they all no longer belong to the top English league. Will this have an effect on England's standing in Europe? Only time will tell...

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Here is the current top 15. 16-30 to follow as soon as possible, without comments to aid speed.

July 2010 Update

Countries by European Ranking

1. (-) England 81.856

Top 3 Competitions: (rated by stars)

1. (-) Premier League 4.5

6. (-) FA Cup 3.5

18. (-) npower Championship 3

Major Clubs: Man Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Man City, Tottenham

Clubs in Europe:

2. (-) Man Utd 131.729
3. (-) Chelsea 124.729
4. (-) Arsenal 121.729
5. (-) Liverpool 121.729
27. (-) Tottenham 62.730
42. (-) Everton 50.730
43. (-) Fulham 47.680
45. (-) Bolton 46.679
48. (-) Middlesbrough 45.679
58. (-) Newcastle 41.680
62. (-) Man City 39.730
65. (-) Blackburn 37.680
75. (-) Aston Villa 32.230
87. (-) Portsmouth 28.730
93. (-) Southampton 27.011
94. (-) Millwall 27.011
95. (-) Leeds 27.011
96. (-) Ipswich 27.011

Current EURO Qualification

CL:

Group Stage – 3: Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal

BP Q3 – 1: Tottenham

EL:

Q4 – 2: Man City, Aston Villa

Q3 – 1: Liverpool

Media Prediction of EURO Qualifiers Next Season:

CL: 1. Chelsea 2. Man Utd 3. Man City 4. Arsenal

EL: 5. Liverpool 6. Tottenham 7. Aston Villa

Transfer Stories: N/A

AOB: N/A

Comments:

Four clubs carry the fate of the English in their hands: Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool. Only Barcelona are better than them overall in Europe, and as such each team must continue to do well to ensure England remains the highest ranked country in Europe. Even the Championship has a better reputation than the majority of other European leagues. Liverpool's failure to qualify for the Champions League may set them back a couple of years, but this allows 5th placed (by a long way) Tottenham to prove themselves in Europe. City have money - will they use it effectively? Aston Villa have a chance to make their mark, will they do so? Everton didn't qualify this season, meaning they really ought to next season to keep up their good record in Europe. Interestingly, a lot of the top English European clubs have fallen away in recent years - Middlesbrough, Southampton, Millwall, Leeds, Ipswich, Portsmouth: they all no longer belong to the top English league. Will this have an effect on England's standing in Europe? Only time will tell...

2. (-) Spain 79.757

Top 3 Competitions: (rated by stars)

2. (-) LIGA BBVA 4.5

21. (-) Spanish Cup 3

26. (-) LIGA adelante 2.5

Major Clubs: Barcelona, R. Madrid, At. Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia, Deportivo

Clubs in Europe:

1. (-) Barcelona 143.256
6. (-) Sevilla 115.257
12. (-) R. Madrid 91.527
16. (-) Vilarreal 77.256
19. (-) Valencia 73.257
28. (-) Espanyol 61.986
37. (-) At. Madrid 56.986
47. (-) Osasuna 45.987
49. (-) Athletic 45.256
57. (-) Getafe 41.986
71. (-) Celta 34.987
72. (-) Betis 34.986
78. (-) Racing 30.256
84. (-) Deportivo 29.256
101. (-) Malaga 26.318
102. (-) Alaves 26.318
103. (-) Mallorca 26.317
104. (-) R. Sociedad 26.317
105. (-) Zaragoza 25.986

Current EURO Qualification

CL:

Group Stage – 3: Barcelona, R. Madrid, Valencia

BP Q3 – 1: Sevilla

EL:

GS: At. Madrid (Europa League Holders)

Q4 – 2: Getafe, Villarreal

Q3 – 1: N/A

Media Prediction of EURO Qualifiers Next Season:

CL: 1. Barcelona 2. R. Madrid 3. Valencia 4. Sevilla

EL: 5. At. Madrid 6. Mallorca 7. Villarreal

Transfer Stories: N/A

AOB: N/A

Comments:

The Spanish league is quite an open one, but two clubs lead the way, and the battle between Real Madrid and Barcelona will be one which is closely monitored. Barcelona hold the advantage in Europe – they are Europe’s current top club – and Real lag behind slightly, not even inside the top 10 at present. Will 6th placed Sevilla be the team to upset the top two and continue their good European form? Or will other well placed clubs such as Valencia or Europa League holders Athletico Madrid upset the balance in Spain? An interesting note – Mallorca are well fancied to do well in the league this season, so will they conform to the media predictions? And will Spain be able to climb ahead of England to claim bragging rights?

3. (-) Italy 64.338

Top 3 Competitions: (rated by stars)

3. (-) Serie A 4

25. (-) Serie B 2.5

27. (-) Italian Cup 2.5

Major Clubs: Inter, AC Milan, Juventus, Roma, Fiorentina, Sampdoria

Clubs in Europe:

8. (-) Inter 105.744
9. (-) AC Milan 105.744
14. (-) Roma 88.744
23. (-) Fiorentina 68.744
26. (-) Juventus 64.744
52. (-) Udinese 43.744
56. (-) Palermo 42.222
69. (-) Sampdoria 35.744
79. (-) Lazio 30.223
85. (-) Parma 29.222
92. (-) Livorno 27.222
111. (-) Genoa 24.223
115. (-) Perugia 21.229
116. (-) Empoli 21.223
117. (-) Chievo 21.222
125. (-) Napoli 19.745

Current EURO Qualification

CL:

Group Stage – 3: Inter, Roma, AC Milan

BP Q3 – 1: Sampdoria

EL:

Q4 – 2: Palermo, Napoli

Q3 – 1: Juventus

Media Prediction of EURO Qualifiers Next Season:

CL: 1. Inter 2. AC Milan 3. Roma 4. Juventus

EL: 5. Sampdoria 6. Palermo 7. Napoli

Transfer Stories: N/A

AOB: N/A

Comments:

The Italian league is still recovering from the match-fixing scandal that left Juventus and Italian football in tatters, in comparison to their previous years. As such, the Italians are in danger of losing their fourth Champions League spot and must perform well in the next few seasons to retain their dwindling hopes of third placed nation in Europe. Much rests on the two Milan teams, although there are several mid-strength teams who have had success in previous years and some who are on the up: Lazio and Genoa respectively. Of course, Juventus and Roma hold high hopes for the coming years, and again their success will in part dictate to what extent the Italians are successful in the future.

4. (-) Germany 64.207

Top 3 Competitions: (rated by stars)

4. (-) German First Division 4

12. (-) German Cup 3

19. (-) German Second Division 3

Major Clubs: FC Bayern, Werder Bremen, Schalke, HSV, Leverkusen, Stuttgart

Clubs in Europe:

7. (-) FC Bayern 115.186
11. (-) Werder Bremen 99.186
13. (-) HSV 91.186
30. (-) Schalke 59.186
35. (-) Stuttgart 57.185
44. (-) Leverkusen 46.835
54. (-) Wolfsburg 43.187
61. (-) Hertha BSC 40.187
98. (-) Nurnberg 26.835
107. (-) Frankfurt 24.836
118. (-) Union Berlin 21.187
119. (-) Freiburg 21.187
120. (-) Aachen 21.187
121. (-) Bochum 21.186
124. (-) Mainz 19.834
126. (-) Dortmund 19.186

Current EURO Qualification

CL:

Group Stage – 2: FC Bayern, Schalke

BP Q3 – 1: Werder Bremen

EL:

Q4 – 2: Dortmund, Leverkusen

Q3 – 1: Stuttgart

Media Prediction of EURO Qualifiers Next Season:

CL: 1. FC Bayern 2. Werder Bremen 3. Schalke

EL: 4. Leverkusen 5. HSV 6. Stuttgart

Transfer Stories: N/A

AOB: N/A

Comments:

Bayern, Bremen and Hamburger are the three clubs that have made the most impact on Europe in recent seasons – will this continue? Will Wolfsburg, who have the services of Edin Dzeko for the meantime, be able to crack into the European places in the coming seasons? Will the Germans overtake the Italians and claim what could be a crucial Champions League place? And will Dortmund, who are bottom of the German pile in Europe currently, do well in the first season of FM11?

5. (-) France 53.740

Top 3 Competitions: (rated by stars)

5. (-) Ligue 1 4

15. (-) French Cup 3

24. (-) Ligue 2 2.5

Major Clubs: Olympique Lyonnais, OM, Girondins Bordeaux, Paris Saint-Germain, AS Monaco FC, AS Saint-Etienne

Clubs in Europe:

10. (-) Olympique Lyonnais 100.352
20. (-) Girondins Bordeaux 71.353
24. (-) OM 66.352
40. (-) LOSC Lille Metropole 51.784
53. (-) Paris Saint-Germain 43.353
64. (-) RC Lens 37.783
80. (-) RC Strasbourg 29.783
82. (-) AS Saint-Etienne 29.353
83. (-) AS Nancy Lorraine 29.352
99. (-) AS Monaco FC 26.782
108. (-) AJ Auxerre 24.783
109. (-) Toulouse FC 24.782
112. (-) Stade Rennais FC 23.350
132. (-) FC Sochaux-Montbe 17.782
133. (-) ESTAC Troyes 17.734
134. (-) CS Cedan Ardennes 17.734
135. (-) FC Nantes 17.734
136. (-) FC Lorient 17.734
137. (-) Montpellier Herault SC 17.733
138. (-) En Avant de Guingamp 13.716

Current EURO Qualification

CL:

Group Stage – 2: OM, Olympique Lyonnais

BP Q3 – 1: AJ Auxerre

EL:

Q4 – 2: LOSC Lille Metropole, Paris Saint-Germain

Q3 – 1: Montpellier Herault SC

Media Prediction of EURO Qualifiers Next Season:

CL: 1. Olympique Lyonnais 2. OM 3. Girondins Bordeaux

EL: 4. LOSC Lille Metropole 5. AS Monaco FC 6. AJ Auxerre

Transfer Stories: N/A

AOB: N/A

Comments:

I’m not a fan of the French league, partly because all the club names are so long, but also partly because I believe they are a one-club division. Lyon seem to be the only side that really makes an impact in Europe, and they are well behind the Germans in terms of coefficients. The other clubs will have to work hard and perform well for them to even think about gaining a fourth CL spot, and may possibly be looking over their shoulders to the nations below them in the near future. Will they move from 5th in Europe, or will they maintain their steady position? Something major needs to happen, perhaps a tycoon takeover or a small team winning a big competition, for any really interesting to happen in France.

6. (-) Russia 43.791

Top 3 Competitions: (rated by stars)

9. (-) Russian Premier Division 3.5

46. (-) Russian Cup 2.5

56. (-) Russian Super Cup 2.5

Major Clubs: CSKA Moscow, Zenit, Rubin, Spartak Moscow, Lokomotiv Moscow, Dinamo Moscow

Clubs in Europe:

21. (-) CSKA Moscow 70.380
25. (-) Zenit 64.879
66. (-) Spartak Moscow 37.379
76. (-) Lokomotiv Moscow 30.647
100. (-) Rubin 26.648
141. (-) Krylja Sovetov 16.648
152. (-) Dinamo Moscow 15.148
153. (-) Amkar 15.148
159. (-) Terek 14.449
160. (-) Torpedo Moscow 14.449
161. (-) Sibir 14.449
171. (-) Moscow 13.381

Current EURO Qualification

CL:

Group Stage – 2: Rubin, Spartak Moscow

BP Q2 – 1: Zenit

EL:

Q4 – 2: Lokomotiv Moscow, CSKA Moscow

Q3 – 1: Sibir

Media Prediction of EURO Qualifiers Next Season:

CL: 1. Rubin 2. Zenit 3. Spartak Moscow

EL: 4. CSKA Moscow 5. Lokomotiv Moscow 6. Dinamo Moscow

Transfer Stories: N/A

AOB: N/A

Comments:

The Russians are, in my opinion, a developing football nation, but this 6th place is elevated and I do not expect them to remain here for much longer, particularly with Portugal lying in wait behind them. No Russian team stands out in Europe, and the reputation of the leagues isn’t high enough to keep any good players at the clubs, meaning they will have to improve drastically to maintain this sterling effort in Europe. CSKA Moscow and Zenit will lead the charge, but both these clubs are unsteady domestically and may not claim a monopoly in coming seasons. It is a perilous time for Russian football, and someone needs to really stand out.

7. (-) Ukraine 39.550

Top 3 Competitions: (rated by stars)

13. (-) Ukrainian Premier League 3

52. (-) Ukrainian Cup 2.5

61. (-) Ukrainian Super Cup 2

Major Clubs: Shakhtar, Dynamo Kyiv, Metalist, Dnipro, Karpaty, Metalurg D

Clubs in Europe:

17. (-) Shakhtar 76.134
50. (-) Dinamo Kyiv 45.133
90. (-) Metalist 27.634
139. (-) Dnipro 17.133
146. (-) Metalurg D 15.795
169. (-) Vorskla 13.795
174. (-) Metalurg Zp 13.294
177. (-) Karpaty 13.049
178. (-) Arsenal Kyiv 13.049

Current EURO Qualification

CL:

Group Stage – 1: Shakhtar

BP Q2 – 1: Dynamo Kyiv

EL:

Q4 – 2: Tavria, Metalist

Q3 – 1: Dnipro

Q2 – 1: Karpaty

Media Prediction of EURO Qualifiers Next Season:

CL: 1. Shakhtar 2. Dynamo Kyiv

EL: 3. Metalist 4. Dnipro 5. Karpaty 6. Tavria

Transfer Stories: N/A

AOB: N/A

Comments:

In 7th place, the Ukraine. Bizarrely. Shakhtar are the reason why – they dominate in the league and do well in Europe, and so much depends on their success in Europe over the coming seasons as to whether they will retain this high position. They may look to teams such as Dynamo Kyiv and Metalist to make up some of the numbers in Europe. Will there be a tycoon takeover to really pump up the efforts?

8. (-) Romania 39.491

Top 3 Competitions: (rated by stars)

22. (-) Romanian First League 3

75. (-) Romanian Cup 2

112. (-) Romanian Super Cup 2

Major Clubs: Steaua, Dinamo Buc., CFR Cluj, FC Timisoara, Rapid Buc., FC Vaslui

Clubs in Europe:

38. (-) Steaua 51.895
60. (-) Rapid Buc. 40.896
74. (-) Dinamo Buc. 32.896
113. (-) Unirea Urziceni 22.894
123. (-) CFR Cluj 19.984
145. (-) FC Timisoara 15.894
148. (-) FC Vaslui 15.394
179. (-) Otelul 13.028
180. (-) Progresul 13.028

Current EURO Qualification

CL:

Group Stage – 1: CFR Cluj

BP Q2 – 1: Unirea Urziceni

EL:

Q4 – 2: FC Vaslui, Steaua

Q3 – 1: FC Timisoara

Q2 – 1: Dinamo Buc.

Media Prediction of EURO Qualifiers Next Season:

CL: 1. CFR Cluj 2. Steaua

EL: 3. Dinamo Buc. 4. FC Timisoara 5. FC Vaslui 6. Unirea Urziceni

Transfer Stories: N/A

AOB: N/A

Comments:

Another nation rather high up for my liking is Romania. The league is very open, with teams such as the Bucharests, Cluj and Unirea all battling it out for the title. CFR Cluj are the favourites but not the biggest club, and so there is potential for a lot of moving and shaking within the league. Steaua need to keep up their decent European record to keep Romania in 8th place, as they seem to be carrying the banner at the moment.

9. (-) Portugal 38.296

Top 3 Competitions: (rated by stars)

7. (-) Liga ZON Sagres 3.5

39. (-) Taca de Portugal 2.5

68. (-) Supertaca 2

Major Clubs: Porto, Benfica, Sporting, Braga, Maritimo, Belenenses

Clubs in Europe:

15. (-) Porto 79.453
18. (-) Benfica 75.454
29. (-) Sporting 60.454
55. (-) Braga 42.455
143. (-) Vit. Guimaraes 16.455
149. (-) Nacional da Madeira 15.337
170. (-) Vit. Setubal 13.455
172. (-) Leiria 13.337
173. (-) P. Ferreira 13.336
182. (-) Leixoes 12.637
183. (-) Boavista 12.637
184. (-) Belenenses 12.636
195. (-) Maritimo 11.754

Current EURO Qualification

CL:

Group Stage – 1: Benfica

BP Q2 – 1: Braga

EL:

Q4 – 1: Porto

Q3 – 1: Sporting

Q2 – 1: Maritimo

Media Prediction of EURO Qualifiers Next Season:

CL: 1. Porto 2. Benfica

EL: 3. Sporting 4. Braga 5. Maritimo 6. Vitoria

Transfer Stories: N/A

AOB: N/A

Comments:

Portugal suffer from lack of depth. They have three (arguably four) very successful teams in Porto, Benfica and Sporting (and Braga), but only two CL places and as such one of these teams will always miss out – unless they can climb to 6th. Their league reputation is high compared to the nations directly ahead of them, and so there is pulling power there. I think much rests on how well the minor teams can perform not only in the league but in Europe as well.

A note: Portugal were clearly below Holland at the end of last season, which is why Portugal only have only 5 qualification places, whereas Holland have 6. This will change next season of course.

10. (-) Holland 36.546

Top 3 Competitions: (rated by stars)

11. (-) Eredivisie 3.5

38. (-) Dutch Cup 2.5

67. (-) Eerste Divisie 2

Major Clubs: Ajax, PSV, Feyenoord, FC Twente, AZ, sc Heerenveen

Clubs in Europe:

22. (-) PSV 69.010
33. (-) Ajax 58.011
39. (-) AZ 51.834
70. (-) sc Heerenveen 35.011
88. (-) FC Twente 28.011
127. (-) Feyenoord 19.011
140. (-) NEC 17.011
158. (-) FC Groningen 14.834
187. (-) NAC Breda 12.334
189. (-) Vitesse 12.058
190. (-) Roda JC 12.058
191. (-) FC Utrecht 12.058

Current EURO Qualification

CL:

Group Stage – 1: FC Twente

BP Q2 – 1: Ajax

EL:

Q4 – 2: PSV, Feyenoord

Q3 – 1: AZ

Q2 – 1: Utrecht

Media Prediction of EURO Qualifiers Next Season:

CL: 1. Ajax 2. PSV

EL: 3. FC Twente 4. Feyenoord 5. AZ

Transfer Stories: N/A

AOB: N/A

Comments:

The Dutch are underachieving in my opinion. They should go back up into their deserved 4th EL place next season, but who knows. Three clubs lead the way, and much will depend on Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord, the latter of which have a poor recent record in Europe. How will the smaller teams do, and will there be a tycoon takeover at any point to shake up things?

11. (-) Turkey 34.450

Top 3 Competitions: (rated by stars)

8. (-) Turkish Premier Division 3.5

33. (-) Turkish Cup 2.5

47. (-) Turkish Super Cup 2.5

Major Clubs: Galatasaray, Fenerbahce, Besiktas, Bursaspor, Trabzonspor, Kayserispor

Clubs in Europe:

34. (-) Fenerbahce 57.469
46. (-) Galatasaray 46.467
67. (-) Besiktas 36.469
166. (-) Trabzonspor 13.878
193. (-) Sivasspor 11.879
197. (-) Kayserispor 11.468
198. (-) Kayseri Erciyesspor 11.368
199. (-) Denizilispor 11.368
200. (-) Genclerbirligi 11.367
201. (-) Gaziantepsor 11.367
202. (-) Malatyaspor 11.367

Current EURO Qualification

CL:

Group Stage – 1: Bursaspor

BP Q2 – 1: Fenerbahce

EL:

Q4 – 1: Galatasaray

Q3 – 1: Besiktas

Q2 – 1: Trabzonspor

Media Prediction of EURO Qualifiers Next Season:

CL: 1. Fenerbahce 2. Galatasaray

EL: 3. Besiktas 4. Bursaspor 5. Trabzonspor

Transfer Stories: N/A

AOB: N/A

Comments:

The three big teams in Turkey will carry the banner for the nation, however Bursaspor will do well this season to get further than the Group Stage of the CL after winning the Premier Division the season before the game kicked off. Can any of the other teams make an impact?

12. (-) Greece 29.899

Top 3 Competitions: (rated by stars)

10. (-) Greek Superleague 3.5

32. (-) Greek Cup 2.5

85. (-) Greek National B Division 2

Major Clubs: Olympiakos, Panathinaikos, AEK, PAOK, Aris, Panionios

Clubs in Europe:

31. (-) Panathinaikos 58.992
36. (-) Olympiakos 56.992
89. (-) AEK 27.991
155. (-) Aris 14.992
163. (-) PAOK 14.336
168. (-) Panionios 13.837
203. (-) Larisa 11.335
204. (-) Iraklis 10.838
211. (-) Aigaleo 9.865
212. (-) Xanthi 9.837

Current EURO Qualification

CL:

Group Stage – 1: Panathinaikos

BP Q2 – 1: PAOK

EL:

Q4 – 1: AEK

Q3 – 1: Aris

Q2 – 1: Olympiakos

Media Prediction of EURO Qualifiers Next Season:

CL: 1. Panathinaikos 2. Olympiakos

EL: 3. AEK 4. PAOK 5. Aris

Transfer Stories: N/A

AOB: N/A

Comments:

We have a clear top 2 and a clear top 5 in Greece. Olympiakos and Panathinaikos have been rivals for ages and will continue this rivalry into this experiment. Panathinaikos are on top in Europe and have the chance to maintain that this season, but Olympiakos are still seen as the bigger team, so which will emerge victorious? And the three wannabes, AEK, PAOK and Aris have chances to spoil the party...

Note: Greece is the final nation to have an automatic Group Stage place for the Champions of the league. Every country below 12th will need to win qualifying games to progress to the main competition.

13. (-) Switzerland 28.375

Top 3 Competitions: (rated by stars)

17. (-) Swiss Super League 3

43. (-) Swiss Cup 2.5

58. (-) Swiss Challenge League 2

Major Clubs: Basel, Young Boys, Zurich, Grasshoppers, Luzern, Sion

Clubs in Europe:

41. (-) Basel 51.236
110. (-) Zurich 24.235
142. (-) Thun 16.613
150. (-) Grasshoppers 15.235
176. (-) Sion 13.114
208. (-) Young Boys 10.238
215. (-) Luzern 9.362
216. (-) St. Gallen 9.362
217. (-) Lausanne 9.362
218. (-) Servette FC 9.362
224. (-) Bellinzona 8.984
269. (-) Vaduz 5.811

Current EURO Qualification

CL:

CH Q2 – 1: Basel

BP Q2 – 1: Young Boys

EL:

Q4 – 1: Grasshoppers

Q3 – 1: Luzern

Q2 – 1: Lausanne-Sport

Media Prediction of EURO Qualifiers Next Season:

CL: 1. Basel 2. Young Boys

EL: 3. Grasshoppers 4. Luzern 5. Sion

Transfer Stories: N/A

AOB: N/A

Comments:

Basel and Young Boys will lead the way, but Young Boys have little European success and if they do well they could help the Swiss climb a little further up the European rankings.

14. (-) Belgium 27.900

Top 3 Competitions: (rated by stars)

14. (-) Belgian Pro League 3

36. (-) Belgian Cup 2.5

118. (-) Belgian Second League 1.5

Major Clubs: Anderlecht, Standard, Club Brugge, Genk, AA Gent, Germinal Beerschot

Clubs in Europe:

51. (-) Anderlecht 44.487
63. (-) Club Brugge 38.488
73. (-) Standard 34.487
164. (-) Zulte Waregem 14.076
210. (-) Germinal Beerschot 10.075
221. (-) Cercle Brugge 9.206
232. (-) AA Gent

Current EURO Qualification

CL:

CH Q2 – 1: Anderlecht

BP Q2 – 1: AA Gent

EL:

Q4 – 1: Club Brugge

Q3 – 1: Cercle Brugge

Q2 – 1: Genk

Media Prediction of EURO Qualifiers Next Season:

CL: 1. Anderlecht 2. Club Brugge

EL: 3. Gent 4. Standard 5. STVV

Transfer Stories: N/A

AOB: N/A

Comments:

Belgium’s competition reputations are rather low, and this could affect their standings in Europe in the future. They have several average sides that all really need a good spree in Europe to really make Belgium a force to be reckoned with.

15. (-) Denmark 27.350

Top 3 Competitions: (rated by stars)

23. (-) Superliga 2.5

49. (-) Danish Cup 2.5

93. (-) Danish First Division 2

Major Clubs: FC Kobenhavn, Brondby, OB, FC Midtjylland, AaB, AGF

Clubs in Europe:

68. (-) FC Kobenhavn 36.384
97. (-) AaB 26.883
129. (-) OB 17.950
156. (-) Brondby 14.885
213. (-) Randers FC 9.452
223. (-) Esbjerg fB 9.023
235. (-) FC Nordsjaelland 7.958
236. (-) FC MIdtjylland 7.956

Current EURO Qualification

CL:

CH Q1 – 1: FC Copenhagen

EL:

Q3 – 2: OB, Brondby

Q2 – 1: FC Nordsjaelland

Q1 – 1: Randers FC (via Fair Play)

Media Prediction of EURO Qualifiers Next Season:

CL: 1. FC Kobenhavn 2. Brondby

EL: 3. OB 4. AaB 5. FC Midtjylland

Transfer Stories: N/A

AOB: N/A

Comments:

A note: Denmark were outside the top 15 last season which explains why they only had one CL spot for the Champions and runaway best team FC Kobenhavn. It will be interesting to see how Randers FC fare from the Fair Play qualification.

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