So according to Wikipedia, the Group Stage will be as follows:
First off, according to this calendar of Champions League and Europa League events, as well as the official UEFA Europa League website, the drawing for the Group Stage will be TOMORROW, August 26.
There are 4 pots based on each team’s UEFA coefficient. Fulham literally just barely falls into Pot 2, with the club 3 slots ahead of them in coefficient, Twente, grabbing the final Pot 1 spot. Here are the pots, in order of coefficent:
Hapoel Tel Aviv
Red Bull Salzburg
Maccabi Tel Aviv
So one team from each pot will be picked per group, meaning Fulham cannot be grouped with anyone in Group 2. Once the groups are drawn, the first matches will be September 15, with the rest of the group stage matches being played September 29, October 20, November 3, November 30/December 1, December 14/15. The top 2 teams in each group obviously will make it to the knockout stage. In the knockout stage, the 12 group winners and 12 group runners-up will join the 8 group stage 3rd place teams from the Champions League to make the full knockout stage pool.
So does anyone have an ideal group you would like to play in? Maybe some nice travel destinations?