Reaction to CL draw

Last updated : 28 July 2002 By Luke Thornhill
"I know Lillestrom are a good team, but I don't know much about Zeljeznicar. However, it doesn't matter which of the teams we play," said Sir Bobby speaking after the draw.

"We will play with confidence and passion in order to progress into the group stages of the Champions League."

The positive vibes were echoed by chairman Freddy Shepherd.

"I am very happy with the outcome," he declared.

"It could have been far worse given the quality of some of the unseeded teams in the draw. But that said, it won't be easy whoever we end up playing."

Officially NUFC won't be drawn into saying that progression into the group stages of the competition are a formality, but the official site does seem to be hedging their bets by listing the dates of the potential group games.

And, seeing as we're actually quite confident we thought we'd list them below too.

17/18 September
24/25 September
1/2 October
22/23 October
29/30 October
12/13 November