well, spurs' 07-08 european tour is about to kick off. UEFA Cup qualifiers have finished up today, and the draw for the first round proper will take place tomorrow in Monaco at 13:00CET. the first round will be home and away with the first leg taking place on 20 Sept, and the second leg on 4 Oct. the group stage draw will be five days thereafter, 9 Oct in Nyon at 12:00CET. the stage will feature eight groups of five playing each of their four group opponents once over five matchdates (with one date off, obviously, for each club): 25 Oct 8 Nov 29 Nov 5-6 Dec 19-20 Dec the top three clubs from each group will advance (along with the eight champions' league group stage 3rd place finishers) to the elimination rounds, which will commence in the new year, beginning with the round of 32: 13-14 Feb (1st leg) 21 Feb (2nd leg) round of 16: 6 Mar (1st leg) 12/13 Mar (2nd leg) quarterfinals: 3 Apr (1st leg) 10 Apr (2nd leg) semifinals: 24 Apr (1st leg) 1 May (2nd leg) the final will take place in Manchester on 14 May. --may spurs and myself both be there-- i'd like to think we'll better our quarterfinal appearence from last year, and anything less than getting to manchester will probably be a disappointment for me. that said, we didn't really have any huge clubs dropping in from the champions' league last year, and reality is that we might have an earlier matchup that could prove really difficult - it'll be tough to complain if we get knocked out by one of europe's elite. still, i'm looking for mr jol to have us back on form, and to be among the favorites come the spring. COYS!