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    SC Braga (A) 28.11.2019 Build-Up Thread

    A while away, but opening the thread to keep info separate.

    Flights booked, hotels booked. Already really looking forward to the match (and a few days in Porto!)

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    I am going to look at flights and a room today. Where are you flying from SSB?

    Even if I can’t get a ticket, I’ll spend a couple of days somewhere I’ve never been before!

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    Liverpool had 2,900 tickets in 2011 and there wouldíve been an additional 900 had they sold them all, so Iím guessing tickets wonít be too hard to get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoungWolf View Post
    I am going to look at flights and a room today. Where are you flying from SSB?
    Weíre flying out of Birmingham with a +1 stop both ways. Supply and demand quickly increased direct flights above what I was willing to pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSB View Post
    Weíre flying out of Birmingham with a +1 stop both ways. Supply and demand quickly increased direct flights above what I was willing to pay.
    How longs the journey total? Iím genuinely intrigued by what people have been willing to accept. My mates are booking the Brum - Alicante - Porto and Porto - Dublin - Brum. Itís cheap but thereís like 4 hour stop off. I canít do it because it means Wednesday off. But itís a false economy in my mind anyway
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    Sometimes it is a LOT better to have a few hours stop. Having only an hour leaves you wide open to missing the connecting flight if there is any delay.

    When I fly to Oz I always have picked a schedule with about 4 hours in Singapore to stretch the legs and have a couple of beers rather than run from one flight to another. Sprinting across an airport for connections is just not a lot of fun.

    (Although in this scenario I would infinitely prefer a direct flight as Porto is only a couple of hours)
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    Journey time is prob just under six hours. But an early start means will still be in Porto early afternoon. Itís a lot less of a layover than the one I had for Turin.

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    Here's the Sporting Options deal: All flights and transfers/Hotel (B&B basis) £389. https://www.sportoptions.com/Braga-v-Wolves

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    No good for me. Donít know what Iím gonna do.

    Gonna sit on it for a bit and make a decision further down the line.
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    Tickets on sale.

    If anyone has number(s) with points I could use, it'd be much appreciated!

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    ID required to pick the tickets up (as for all away European games) so sadly that won't work.

    Seems that Braga don't give much of a shit if you buy tickets in the home areas though (clearly don't rock up with your "Gilkes 3" shirt on the day)
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    Of course, I did see that mentioned before. Struck down with the flu at the moment so mind's not working.

    Looks like it's going to be the home end then, barring a miracle.

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    Can. Not. Wait. Wonder how many we'll take...4k?...5k...??

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    2,000 as I reckon those in the home end won't get their tickets for some reason.

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    Braga ticket office have already said they're going to put all the wolves fans in the upper tier regardless of whether they bought from Wolves or Braga

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablowolf View Post
    2,000 as I reckon those in the home end won't get their tickets for some reason.
    Do you honestly think the authorities in Braga are going to turn away the countless people who have bought tickets from them? As weasel has said they have already made plans.

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    Theyíll be easier to control than in the town
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    Looks like a good turnout for this. Our allocation selling well + those who have bought directly from Braga which I can only see increasing.

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    Wolves are 5/2 for this game with Bet365. I'd say that's too big given that we were marginally the better team in the first game and are now playing much better. Even with Braga being at home I'd have us around 7/4
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    The first game was awful. They made no effort to leave their half and we were playing that awful hoof ball which was easy to defend against.

    Would have been ok to chalk it up as a bad day and take a point but we gifted them a goal.

    Iíd say weíd have to be favourites. They arenít very good. But it wonít be easy. They are going pretty averagely in a poor league but have done alright so far in the EL albeit against a Besiktas team is disarray and the fortunate 3 points against us.
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    A point will be a reasonable result for both sides so I can see every likelihood of a draw.

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    I think we will score early and win fairly comfortably.

    The Besiktas v Slovan game is going to be of interest.
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    A draw isnít a good result for us. Pretty much guarantees 2nd place and potentially a shit draw. Weíve already qualified Slovan Wonít win both games, doubt theyíll win either unless Braga play reserves and we wonít lose to a Besiktas team already eliminated on a cold night after a long travel.
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    I'm just guessing, but I think Nuno is more of a get through and not worry about the draw kinda guy.

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    By the same token I can't think of a single game under Nuno where we've quite obviously played for a draw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PuntsWolf View Post
    The first game was awful. They made no effort to leave their half and we were playing that awful hoof ball which was easy to defend against.

    Would have been ok to chalk it up as a bad day and take a point but we gifted them a goal.

    I’d say we’d have to be favourites. They aren’t very good. But it won’t be easy. They are going pretty averagely in a poor league but have done alright so far in the EL albeit against a Besiktas team is disarray and the fortunate 3 points against us.
    Tbh, I quite enjoyed that game (not the result), thought it was the start of us trying to get back to something like our play of last season. Unfortunately one of our trademark defensive fuckups of that period plus some woeful finishing let us down
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsch Wolf View Post
    By the same token I can't think of a single game under Nuno where we've quite obviously played for a draw.
    I'm not suggesting Austria V West Germany 1982 and I'm not suggesting that we won't try to win, just that a draw would be ok for both teams and when that is the case it often ends that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Towner View Post
    I'm not suggesting Austria V Germany 1982 and I'm not suggesting that we won't try to win, just that a draw would be ok for both teams and when that is the case it often ends that way.
    A nice little kickaround and a point with a few days in Portugal would suit me fine.

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    Id rather risk attacking from the get go and lose than hold back for the draw. A point doesnt really affect us, a win pretty much guarantees we win the group, which will be a huge difference for next round.

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