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    Craig Levein suing the Scottish FA is a bit weird.

    I mean, if you've been put on gardening leave and continue to have your contract paid in full but then resign in a fit of pique that's your business, surely? Can't have it both ways.

    Maybe our legal bods see it differently tho.
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    I don't really know anything about employment law, but from the sounds of things he's probably trying to make out a case for constructive dismissal.

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    Galatasaray v Schalke
    Celtic v Juve
    Arse v Bayern
    Shakhtar v Dortmund
    Milan v Barca
    Real v United
    Valencia v PSG
    Porto v Malaga

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    The majority of those games ought to be quite interesting.


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    Nice draw that.

    Real v United going obviously the pick, Real been poor of late, if they lose that then Jose could be toast before the end of the season.

    Shakhtar v Dortmund will be a cracker though.

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    Well.

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    That is rather uncanny...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Craig Levein suing the Scottish FA is a bit weird.

    I mean, if you've been put on gardening leave and continue to have your contract paid in full but then resign in a fit of pique that's your business, surely? Can't have it both ways.

    Maybe our legal bods see it differently tho.
    The SFA should launch a counter-suit citing the Trade Descriptions Act; I'm pretty sure Levein would have had to describe himself as a manager to get the job in the first place.

    edit: in all seriousness, he'll be suing for constructive dismissal. The SFA have put him on gardening leave because they can't afford to sack him; however being placed on gardening leave prevents Levein from finding employment unless he resigns from the SFA and forfeits what he's due for the remainder of his contract.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    Well.

    Posted yesterday...
    Order completely different, so only 1 in 40,320 if my maths is right.

    Probably another sign of impending Armageddon.
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    Does the 1 in 40,320 take into account that teams can't be drawn against someone from same country or same group?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    Does the 1 in 40,320 take into account that teams can't be drawn against someone from same country or same group?
    No, forgot that rule. Give me five minutes!

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    Logically:

    Galatasaray v FC Schalke - chance of 1/7 (no Man Utd)
    Celtic v Juventus - chance of 1/6 (no Barca)
    Arsenal v Bayern Munich - chance of 1/5 (no Man Utd)
    Shakhtar Donetsk v Borussia Dortmund - chance of 1/5 (Juventus already drawn)
    AC Milan v Barcelona - chance of 1/3 (no Malaga)
    Real Madrid v Manchester United - chance of 1/2 (no Malaga)
    Valencia v Paris St Germain - had to happen
    FC Porto v Malaga - had to happen

    Therefore, taking the drawing order of second-place teams as a given, the chance of these particular fixtures occurring was 1/(7*6*5*5*3*2) = 1 in 6,300.

    There must be are other permutations involved regarding the drawing order of the second-placed teams, but I can't be arsed to go through it in the detail required, but suffice to say that this really wasn't that unlikely.

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    Surely you need to consider the odds of the pot 1 teams being drawn as they were?

    Anyway, anybody fancy posting up the Guardian Top 100 players in the world #71-100. My browser is too **** and forbidden from downloading a new one onto mum's laptop. From the comments section I've worked out Wesley ****ing Sneijder is 6 places below Wanyama. So should be good for some lulz.

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    The order of the pot one teams isn't going to make too much difference to the probability of the match-ups, and I can't be arsed with the multitude of possibilities it implies. Best idea I can come up with right now is a Monte Carlo sim and the time involved in writing it makes me chronically unwilling.

    100: Paulinho
    99: Diego Forlan
    98: Javi Martinez
    97: Marek Hamsik
    96: Pepe
    95: Wesley Sneijder
    94: Shinji Kagawa
    93: Samir Nasri
    92: Hatem Ben Arfa
    91: Moussa Dembélé
    90: Henrikh Mkitharyan
    89: Javier Pastore
    88: Leonardo Bonucci
    87: Kwadwo Asamoah
    86: John Terry
    85: Emmanuel Mayuka
    84: Darijo Srna
    83: Hulk
    82: Mapou Yanga-M'Biwa
    81: Victor Wanyama
    80: Luka Modric
    79: David Luiz
    78: Patrice Evra
    77: Mario Mandžukić
    76: Joao Moutinho
    75: Ezequiel Lavezzi
    74: Christian Eriksen
    73: Santi Cazorla
    72: Pedro
    71: Hernanes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    Surely you need to consider the odds of the pot 1 teams being drawn as they were?

    Anyway, anybody fancy posting up the Guardian Top 100 players in the world #71-100. My browser is too **** and forbidden from downloading a new one onto mum's laptop. From the comments section I've worked out Wesley ****ing Sneijder is 6 places below Wanyama. So should be good for some lulz.
    Hernanes
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    Eriksen
    Lavezzi
    Moutinho
    Mandžukić
    Evra
    David Luiz
    Modric
    Wanyama
    Yanga-M'Biwa
    Hulk
    Srna
    Mayuka
    Terry
    Kwadwo Asamoah
    Bonucci
    Pastore
    Mkhitaryan
    Dembele
    Ben Arfa
    Nasri
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    Pepe
    Hamsik
    Javi Martinez
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