The Slovakian club were trailing the Norwegians 1-0 going into the second leg but they turned the tie on its head by winning 2-0 in Brann to set up a meeting with the Blues in the next round.
The first leg is at Goodison Park next Thursday evening, with the return match in Slovakia the following week.
Reader Comments (69)
Note: the following content is not moderated or vetted by the site owners at the time of submission. Comments are the responsibility of the poster. Disclaimer
1 Posted 20/07/2017 at 20:05:49
2 Posted 20/07/2017 at 20:07:09
3 Posted 20/07/2017 at 20:13:30
4 Posted 20/07/2017 at 20:16:03
5 Posted 20/07/2017 at 20:16:08
6 Posted 20/07/2017 at 20:21:57
7 Posted 20/07/2017 at 20:22:15
8 Posted 20/07/2017 at 20:29:28
9 Posted 20/07/2017 at 20:31:34
10 Posted 20/07/2017 at 20:37:33
Flying to Krakow seems the best/only option then a couple of hours on a coach/train. That's assuming one can grab a ticket from what will be our tiny allocation.
However, with a decent pair of binoculars, you'd get a good view from the mountain that overlooks the ground (stadium would be too grand a description)...
11 Posted 20/07/2017 at 20:42:13
12 Posted 20/07/2017 at 20:51:14
13 Posted 20/07/2017 at 20:51:44
14 Posted 20/07/2017 at 20:56:25
We will surely have too much for the Ruzzers.
15 Posted 20/07/2017 at 21:04:24
16 Posted 20/07/2017 at 21:08:23
17 Posted 20/07/2017 at 21:08:27
18 Posted 20/07/2017 at 21:24:45
19 Posted 20/07/2017 at 21:35:15
20 Posted 20/07/2017 at 21:38:30
21 Posted 20/07/2017 at 21:43:27
I've just been on Google maps too. From my house, it's a 14-day walk and my car's at the garage at the moment so I'm quickly packing a rucksack now...
22 Posted 20/07/2017 at 21:51:38
However, the best news is that I have sold the house here in Houston and will be back in Aberdeen looking to buy a house in Turriff on the 20th August - YES! Oh for a sausage butty! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
23 Posted 20/07/2017 at 22:00:41
24 Posted 20/07/2017 at 22:09:25
25 Posted 20/07/2017 at 22:14:45
You big in oil, Gerry?
26 Posted 20/07/2017 at 22:34:27
27 Posted 20/07/2017 at 22:42:39
28 Posted 20/07/2017 at 22:43:24
29 Posted 20/07/2017 at 22:45:09
BTW, I watched the game today and they really deserved the win. They had a lot of the ball and put in a lot of effort. Brann just seemed to want to hold that 1 goal lead from the first leg and never tried anything until after they went 2 down, with 10 minutes to go; too little too late. And didn't threaten much even then.
I was surprised; I thought Brann were supposed to be the better team with a European pedigree.
At least we won't have to run through any more Brann jokes!
30 Posted 20/07/2017 at 22:48:05
31 Posted 20/07/2017 at 22:57:29
Silly offshore humour!
32 Posted 20/07/2017 at 23:02:05
Not too concerned apart front the fact the place is in the middle of nowhere. Hopefully we can get a big win at Goodison Park in the first leg that renders the return leg a bit meaningless so a few of the senior players don't have to travel out.
Their stadium holds less than 5k!
34 Posted 20/07/2017 at 23:02:06
Is it on Freeview?
35 Posted 20/07/2017 at 23:03:43
36 Posted 20/07/2017 at 23:22:04
Everybody assumed, including myself, that Brann would go through, how wrong were we all?
If they've pulled off one upset, who says they can't lift their game, and do it again.
They are an unknown quantity!
Unless anyone tells me any different, I will consider them as a genuine contender, and treat them with respect as such.
Complacency has been the undoing of many sides in European Competitions.
Let's face it they are not exactly a team of part timers, and even if they were, this is their chance on the television, to prove something.
37 Posted 20/07/2017 at 23:24:27
38 Posted 20/07/2017 at 23:26:06
39 Posted 20/07/2017 at 23:56:17
40 Posted 21/07/2017 at 00:05:38
41 Posted 21/07/2017 at 00:12:30
42 Posted 21/07/2017 at 00:39:51
A few people on here fearing a repetition of Bucharest. Apart from the fact that 'History happens first as tragedy, and repeats itself as farce', Dynamo Bucharest, for all their shortcomings, were probably a much better team than this outfit whose name I have yet to memorise, and we were certainly much poorer and with a much poorer manager (in more ways than one).
Five-nil at Goodison is my prediction. Ronald to rest most of the team for the away leg, where we'll get an honourable 1-1 draw.
43 Posted 21/07/2017 at 01:25:11
Both my sons were born in Scotland, the eldest was born in the old Kincardine O'Neil War Memorial Hospital and the second one in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. The youngest is also sadly buried in Banchory Cemetery so we have strong links with your beautiful part of Scotland.
I really miss the morning rolls from the bakers up there. Can't get them down here.
44 Posted 21/07/2017 at 02:51:16
If anyone has seen the video of Sandro Ramirez banging in absolute rockets from all angles in training then I am quietly confident we may already have such a striker.
However, we do definitely need at least one more front man, probably two, for what will be a long tough season, starting next week.
45 Posted 21/07/2017 at 06:55:42
46 Posted 21/07/2017 at 09:12:37
Planes, trains and automobiles always makes for a lot more adventure, but I think I'll see how the first leg goes before I make any plans!
A long hard season, is what all the big teams plan for Jamie, so hopefully our squad isn't finished just yet?
47 Posted 21/07/2017 at 09:17:17
He is gutted, had looked forward to finally see his heroes Baines & Davies in real life. Hopefully some young Slovakian Blues will have a great night with their favourite team in town.
48 Posted 21/07/2017 at 09:21:38
49 Posted 21/07/2017 at 09:42:53
Feeling so optimistic!
50 Posted 21/07/2017 at 09:43:02
We moved here a few years ago, from Warrington, because of the oil industry, but I'm now retired. So I don't see the blues as frequently. When folks find I'm from Liverpool, they often ask if I'm blue or red, and being blue seems to get a warm response, so they seem to like Everton up here.
51 Posted 21/07/2017 at 10:18:29
It is indeed a small world, I grew up in Stonehaven, Father still lives locally in Drumlithie.
52 Posted 21/07/2017 at 10:24:29
It's much easier being English, when you're an Evertonian. :)
53 Posted 21/07/2017 at 11:12:15
Tim, my local, the Marine Hotel on the harbour, has a head chef who's an Evertonian. We use a plumber, a local lad, who's also an Evertonian. The only 'reds' I'm aware of are Aberdeen supporters!
56 Posted 21/07/2017 at 13:59:46
Seriously though, the aim for the 17-18 season must be to finish top 4. I'd use this competition to give squad players / kids a chance. We have bigger fish to fry.
57 Posted 21/07/2017 at 14:24:03
The reward for winning this cup is the same as finishing top 4, a Champions League place.
I think it's our most realistic chance to get Champions League. Difficult to get past three clubs this season. I would target this cup.
58 Posted 21/07/2017 at 14:30:51
They wear outfits like Wolves based on the request of their sponsors but used to have outfits like Norwich. No big story about being bankrolled by a billionaire. No big name players. Mostly Slovak players with a Bosnian striker.
59 Posted 21/07/2017 at 14:36:43
We are some way off Chelsea, Man City, Spurs and Man Utd too now, with their signings and the likely upturn in Mkhitaryan's form. Liverpool and Arsenal have more class and goals in them too, even if our defensive part of the team can compete and better them, especially in Liverpool's case.
On the other hand, we could get into the latter stages of the Europa League playing teams that will be weaker than us. Then it is a lottery; United had it easy this season but Liverpool had it very hard the season before.
Whatever happens, if we can get into the later stages then we can win it. It is more likely than top 4 in a much improved Premier League. (It would have been more likely 2 or 3 seasons ago but the quality is picking up again.)
60 Posted 21/07/2017 at 18:13:44
I'm in Fyvie (originally from Wallasey) which is a spit fae Turra!
61 Posted 21/07/2017 at 18:29:31
62 Posted 21/07/2017 at 18:34:14
63 Posted 21/07/2017 at 19:32:40
64 Posted 21/07/2017 at 20:26:18
65 Posted 22/07/2017 at 03:18:45
We're also unavoidably linked to Aberdeen via Andy Nicholls's literary classic "Scally", detailing hi jinks following a friendly in the mid nineties. It gets its own chapter.
66 Posted 22/07/2017 at 12:36:10
67 Posted 22/07/2017 at 12:37:41
68 Posted 22/07/2017 at 12:40:11
69 Posted 22/07/2017 at 12:58:59
70 Posted 23/07/2017 at 09:33:24
71 Posted 23/07/2017 at 20:24:51
72 Posted 24/07/2017 at 17:54:57
Add Your Comments
In order to post a comment, you need to be logged in as a registered user of the site.
Or Sign up as a ToffeeWeb Member — it's free, takes just a few minutes and will allow you to post your comments on articles and Talking Points submissions across the site.