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Blues fans will relish Euro ties.

IT haas been a good week for British clubs in Europe - in so much as the draw has been kind to our four Champions League representatives and ourselves in the Europa League.

Benfica are a pale shadow of the European force they once were, and while AEK AEK Akavan Erityisalojen Keskusliitto
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AEK All Electric Kitchen (home/apartment rental ads)
AEK Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupolis (Athens, Athletic Union of Constantinople) 
 Athens will pose a difficult tie away from home Everton should progress quite smoothly through the largely uninspiring uninspiring

not likely to make people interested or excited

Adj. 1. uninspiring - depressing to the spirit; "a villa of uninspiring design"
inspiring - stimulating or exalting to the spirit
 and unecessary group stages.

I have no doubt that Everton fans will travel in their thousands to Portugal and Greece and will have a great time.

Possibly not quite as many will make the trip to Belorussia, but I am sure they will have an equally good time.

The Europa League only really begins in earnest ear·nest 1  
1. Marked by or showing deep sincerity or seriousness: an earnest gesture of goodwill.

2. Of an important or weighty nature; grave. See Synonyms at serious.
 when the group stages are done and the tournament reaches the last 32 stage.

But getting there can still very entertaining for the fans and good experience for the players in the latter stages of the competition.
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 29, 2009
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