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    FC Porto Win Their Opening Game
    The Enemy - Sporting Lisbon
    Referee - Haim Jakov
    Attendance - 50,990

    Line Ups

    FC Porto - Helton (9), Bosingwa (9), Fucile (9), Bruno Alves (7), Pedro Emanuel (9), Paulo Assuncao (7), Lucho Gonzalez (8), Raul Meireles (8), Lisandro Lopez (10) (MOM), Zyryanov (6), Quaresma (9)

    Sporting Lisbon - Tiago (5), Anderson Polga (7), Joao Moutinho (6), Liedson (4), Derlei (4), Izmailov (7), Gladstone (5), Rodrigo Tiui (5), Farnerud (7), Stojkovic (3), Purovic (5)

    1st Half

    The game started with a bang, with lone striker, Lisandro Lopez, driving the ball towards the Sporting Lisbon goal, and fortunately scoring, after Tiago in the Sporting goal let the ball squirm under his body and into the net for 1-0. Throughout the next 20 minutes, Sporting had 3 chances to score, the first chance fell to Rodrigo Tiui, whose brilliant, mazey dribble, ended with a poor shot off target. A drilled cross from the Sporting wing, had the Porto defence all over the place, but Milan Purovic failed to control the ball, and before he knew it the chance had gone. Purovic's touch deserted him again in the 20th minute, after he burst through on goal, but a poor first touch let him down. Six minutes later, Lisandro Lopez grabbed his 2nd of the match, with a venomous strike into the top corner, after an inch perfect through ball was laid into his path, by Lucho Gonzalez. The game then turned into a midfield battle for the next seven minutes, but in the 33rd minute, Pontus Farnerud's wonderful header, glided inside Helton's far post, to get Sporting back in the game at 2-1. Ricardo Quaresma, almost made it 3-1 just before half time, but his shot was cleared off the line.

    HT - 2-1

    2nd Half

    The first ten minutes of the 2nd half, were eagerly contested by both teams, Joe Charley's Porto came the closest though, after hitting the bar with a great effort. Supurb goalkeeping by Tiago in the Sporting goal, prevented the follow up. In the 53rd minute, Milan Purovic continued his woeful performance, with a poor shot, after beating the offside trap, with a perfectly timed run. Three minutes later, and the first booking of the match was given to Porto's Paulo Assuncao, after he petulantly kicked the ball away. In the 57th minute, Milan Purovic was at it again, this time blasting over the bar, after Helton's great save. Four minutes later Sporting's Gladstone, went very close, with a header. Porto gained their second spot in Haim Jakov's notebook in the 65th minute, when Bruno Alves' clumsy tackle, earned him a booking. Just three minutes later, Porto's playmaker, Konstantin Zyryanov was sent off, for shouting verbals at the referee and kicking the ball away. This had been coming all match, because of Porto's poor dicipline. In the 70th minute, Sporting's Joao Moutinho took a rather dramatic dive in the Porto penalty area, only for the referee to tell him to get up, on the dance floor 10/10, on the football pitch 0/10, disgraceful. Sporting then drifted out of the game, not making the most of their one man advantage, and were made to pay as Portuguese winger Ricardo Quaresma picked up a loose ball from a corner, and thumped it on the half volley into the net, in the 80th minute. The last real chance of the game, fell to Sporting's Milan Purovic, who with his hardest chance of the game, almost scored, the ball shooting over Helton's bar from thirty yards.

    FT - 3-1

    Statistics


    FC Porto - 66% Possession, 20 Shots On Goal, 7 Shots On Target, 4 Corners, 2 Yellow Cards (Paulo Assuncao and Bruno Alves), 1 Red Card (Zyryanov)


    Sporting Lisbon - 34% Possession, 15 Shots On Goal, 4 Shots On Target, 3 Corners, 0 Yellow Cards, 0 Red Cards

    MOM Report

    Lisandro Lopez showed his world class striking pedigree today, with 2 well taken goals, one rather fortunate, but the other a confident, cool finish. Should he continue this kind of form, he will end up the Mediterranean leagues' top scorer. Confident words from manager Joe Charley, as well, "He will remain at the club, as long as I am here, he is a true world class Argentinean prospect".




    Lopez should be feared this season.

    Injury Report

    Unfortunately Porto's Portuguese right back Bosingwa, will be out for six weeks, with a hernia. He will be sorely missed in the starting eleven, however, Porto's pre season signing Leobardo Lopez will be a more than an adequate replacement. Porto's problems lye in the right back, backup department, with only Leobardo Lopez fit, another injury or suspension for Lopez, leaves Joe Charley with a dilemma, and surely means Porto will be playing the often rubbish, sometimes unbeatable three at the back.




    Lopez is waiting in the shadows.

    Transfer News At The Dragao - New Signings

    Porto had quite a busy pre season in the transfer market, with no less than four new faces coming to the club. Newly aqquired attacking midfielder Konstantin Zyryanov was the biggest signing joining Porto for £5.8 million from top Russian side Zenit St Petersburg. However, he soon gained his first red card. Joe Charley had this to say on Zyryanov - " I have brought Zyryanov in to offer us variety in the midfield, we can now play a 4-5-1 with him playing just in front of Assuncao and Meireles, this worked well against Sporting, unfortunately Zyryanov got himself sent off, this will make him a better player, as you always learn from mistakes. It is rumoured that Tarik Sektioui was allowed to leave the club for a minimum fee, to Zenit St Petersburg, because Zenit's manager Luke Deveney allowed Zyryanov to leave for his minimum fee. Leobardo Lopez also joined the club, from Mexican outfit Pachuca for £7.7 million, from what could turn out to be a bargain. He will get his chance in the Porto first team, for around 1 and a half months, as first choice right back Bosingwa is injured. Lopez had this to say on is move -

    "Sou agradado ter me unido um clube surpreendente, com uma história fantástica. Espero que eu posso impressionar no começar onze sobre os próximos meses".

    (I am pleased to have joined an amazing club, with a fantastic history. I hope I can impress in the starting eleven over the coming months). Paraguayan centre midfield maestro Enrique Vera joined for £6.6 million from Ecuadorian side LDU Quito, Vera was just voted the Ecuador leagues' best foreign player. He is likely to be used as first choice backup, for Raul Meireles and Paulo Assuncao in the Porto midfield. 25 year old, Uruguay international Ruben Oliveira also joined the club for £1.0 million from his native side, Penarol. Porto's Przemyslaw Kazmierczak moved the other way, in the deal. Oliveira brings valuable experience to the Porto side.




    Just one of the new faces - Konstantin Zyryanov is ready to begin his Portuguese odyssey.


    Transfer News At The Dragao - Out The Back Door


    The biggest move on the selling front at the Dragao, was the sale of Leandro Lima. The young Brazilian prospect moved to England, where he joined Hartlepool United, of Division 3, for £5.0 million. Lima had a poor first game for the Monkey Hangers, scoring a performance of six, however, Hartlepool won 2-1. Hartlepool won the race to sign the Brazilian, beating off interest from Cruzeiro of Brazil and Lokomotiv Moskva of Russia. 30 year old Moroccan striker, Tarik Sektioui also moved away from the Dragao, signing for Russian outfit Zenit St Petersburg. He was an unused substitute in Zenit's first game, a 1-0 loss to unknowns Metalist Kharkiv. The third and final permanent leaver was Polish attackiing midfielder Przemyslaw Kazmierczak , who left the club in a part exchange deal for Ruben Oliveira, of Penarol. Two players also left Porto on loan, the first was 23 year old striker Bruno Moraes of Brazil, who joined English Division 4 side Bradford City, he contributed well in Bradford's 1-1 draw against Gillingham, gaining a performance rating of 7. Porto's star for the future, Jorge Helder Barbosa also left the club on loan, for experience purposes, to English Division 4 side Lincoln City. Just like Bruno Moraes, Barbosa made his debut last night, playing supurbly, gaining a performance rating of 8, and helping Lincoln to a 2-2 draw against Woking.




    Impressive On Loan - Barbosa

    Transfer Gossip

    The big news, is that Mallorca and Inter Milan, are competing for the signing of Porto's superstar winger Ricardo Quaresma. A tempting offer has come in from Inter, of £11.0 million + Luis Jiminez and Walter Samuel, however Mallorca have responded with an offer of £10.0 million + Daniel Guiza and Jose Nunes, but Porto manager Joe Charley is trying to get Mallorca winger Manuel Jonas Gutierrez involved in the deal, instead of Nunes. The current favourite is Inter, with Luis Jimenez involved it must be a good deal. If Quaresma does move, it will leave a big hole, but Jimenez could fill it, in the future. On thing is for sure, a titanic battle will begin for his signature tonight.




    Inter or Mallorca? or someone else, who knows?

    The Tactics Board

    Porto's main advantage this season, is the possible variety in their formations. Preferably, Joe Charley likes to play, a 4-5-1 with a flat back four consisting of Bosingwa, Fucile, Bruno Alves and Pedro Emanuel. In front of them you have the devastating midfield of Lucho Gonzalez, Quaresma, Raul Meireles and Paulo Assuscao, with Zyryanov providing the playmaking duties just in front of those four. Lisandro Lopez is the key to this formation, as the lone striker, if he plays well Porto have a great chance of winning, if he has an off day, Porto could struggle for goals and end up dropping points. However, with Zyryanov banned for three matches, it is likely Porto will switch to a 4-4-2 with Ernesto Farias partnering Lopez up front. Of course, if Jimenez comes, it will remain a 4-5-1. With Bosingwa injured, leaving only Leobardo Lopez as the only available right back, Joe Charley will switch to three at the back when Lopez is either injured, suspended or lacking fitness. This means Fucile the left back would move out, with Stepanov moving into the middle to partner Bruno Alves and Pedro Emanuel. Finally, a 4-4-1-1 may also be used this season, moving Zyryanov into a deep lying forward's role. The 4-4-2 diamond, 4-3-2-1 and 4-3-1-2 are all other formations, Porto may use this season.

    Porto's Next Five Fixtures


    7th May 2008 - Hajduk Split (A) - Division 1 - Tough game away to a side, managed by an experienced manager, however we should be looking for a win, if we are to challenge for the title.
    10th May 2008 - Vojvodina (A) - Division 1 - Must win game, even if we are away again, we have a much stronger squad and they are a poor side.
    14th May 2008 - Vitoria Setubal (H) - Division 1 - They are from Portugal, so to gain the bragging rights, a win is essential.
    17th May 2008 - Aris (A) - Division 1 - This will be a difficult match, Aris are underestimated and have some good players. If we get a win, that will be a good result.
    21st May 2008 - Sivasspor (H) - Division 1 - Once again a side that is underestimated, we have home advantage though, so a win is a must.


    GC15 Quiz - Rep From Me For 10 Weeks Is The Prize

    1. Who Is The Manager Of Parma?
    2. Who Has The Best Goal Difference In The GC?
    3. Who Might Be On Their Way To Porto From Inter (AM)?
    4. Who Does Matt Jewiss Manage?
    5. Where Do Leigh Auston's Stevenage Borough Play?
    6. What Is The Most Expensive Transfer So Far? (Team Names And Amount Please)
    7. Who Play Their Football At The Stadion Wisly?
    8. What Was The Friendly Score Between Birmingham City And Juventus?
    9. Walsall Signed A Left Back, Who?
    10. Which Team Does Kenny Abdoulie Mansally Play For?

    PM ME THE RESULTS!!! PM!!! - 3 People Win!!! 1 Result In!!! 2 More To Compete For!!!

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    FC Porto Win Their Opening Game
    The Enemy - Sporting Lisbon
    Referee - Haim Jakov
    Attendance - 50,990

    Line Ups

    FC Porto - Helton (9), Bosingwa (9), Fucile (9), Bruno Alves (7), Pedro Emanuel (9), Paulo Assuncao (7), Lucho Gonzalez (8), Raul Meireles (8), Lisandro Lopez (10) (MOM), Zyryanov (6), Quaresma (9)

    Sporting Lisbon - Tiago (5), Anderson Polga (7), Joao Moutinho (6), Liedson (4), Derlei (4), Izmailov (7), Gladstone (5), Rodrigo Tiui (5), Farnerud (7), Stojkovic (3), Purovic (5)

    1st Half

    The game started with a bang, with lone striker, Lisandro Lopez, driving the ball towards the Sporting Lisbon goal, and fortunately scoring, after Tiago in the Sporting goal let the ball squirm under his body and into the net for 1-0. Throughout the next 20 minutes, Sporting had 3 chances to score, the first chance fell to Rodrigo Tiui, whose brilliant, mazey dribble, ended with a poor shot off target. A drilled cross from the Sporting wing, had the Porto defence all over the place, but Milan Purovic failed to control the ball, and before he knew it the chance had gone. Purovic's touch deserted him again in the 20th minute, after he burst through on goal, but a poor first touch let him down. Six minutes later, Lisandro Lopez grabbed his 2nd of the match, with a venomous strike into the top corner, after an inch perfect through ball was laid into his path, by Lucho Gonzalez. The game then turned into a midfield battle for the next seven minutes, but in the 33rd minute, Pontus Farnerud's wonderful header, glided inside Helton's far post, to get Sporting back in the game at 2-1. Ricardo Quaresma, almost made it 3-1 just before half time, but his shot was cleared off the line.

    HT - 2-1

    2nd Half

    The first ten minutes of the 2nd half, were eagerly contested by both teams, Joe Charley's Porto came the closest though, after hitting the bar with a great effort. Supurb goalkeeping by Tiago in the Sporting goal, prevented the follow up. In the 53rd minute, Milan Purovic continued his woeful performance, with a poor shot, after beating the offside trap, with a perfectly timed run. Three minutes later, and the first booking of the match was given to Porto's Paulo Assuncao, after he petulantly kicked the ball away. In the 57th minute, Milan Purovic was at it again, this time blasting over the bar, after Helton's great save. Four minutes later Sporting's Gladstone, went very close, with a header. Porto gained their second spot in Haim Jakov's notebook in the 65th minute, when Bruno Alves' clumsy tackle, earned him a booking. Just three minutes later, Porto's playmaker, Konstantin Zyryanov was sent off, for shouting verbals at the referee and kicking the ball away. This had been coming all match, because of Porto's poor dicipline. In the 70th minute, Sporting's Joao Moutinho took a rather dramatic dive in the Porto penalty area, only for the referee to tell him to get up, on the dance floor 10/10, on the football pitch 0/10, disgraceful. Sporting then drifted out of the game, not making the most of their one man advantage, and were made to pay as Portuguese winger Ricardo Quaresma picked up a loose ball from a corner, and thumped it on the half volley into the net, in the 80th minute. The last real chance of the game, fell to Sporting's Milan Purovic, who with his hardest chance of the game, almost scored, the ball shooting over Helton's bar from thirty yards.

    FT - 3-1

    Statistics


    FC Porto - 66% Possession, 20 Shots On Goal, 7 Shots On Target, 4 Corners, 2 Yellow Cards (Paulo Assuncao and Bruno Alves), 1 Red Card (Zyryanov)


    Sporting Lisbon - 34% Possession, 15 Shots On Goal, 4 Shots On Target, 3 Corners, 0 Yellow Cards, 0 Red Cards

    MOM Report

    Lisandro Lopez showed his world class striking pedigree today, with 2 well taken goals, one rather fortunate, but the other a confident, cool finish. Should he continue this kind of form, he will end up the Mediterranean leagues' top scorer. Confident words from manager Joe Charley, as well, "He will remain at the club, as long as I am here, he is a true world class Argentinean prospect".




    Lopez should be feared this season.

    Injury Report

    Unfortunately Porto's Portuguese right back Bosingwa, will be out for six weeks, with a hernia. He will be sorely missed in the starting eleven, however, Porto's pre season signing Leobardo Lopez will be a more than an adequate replacement. Porto's problems lye in the right back, backup department, with only Leobardo Lopez fit, another injury or suspension for Lopez, leaves Joe Charley with a dilemma, and surely means Porto will be playing the often rubbish, sometimes unbeatable three at the back.




    Lopez is waiting in the shadows.

    Transfer News At The Dragao - New Signings

    Porto had quite a busy pre season in the transfer market, with no less than four new faces coming to the club. Newly aqquired attacking midfielder Konstantin Zyryanov was the biggest signing joining Porto for £5.8 million from top Russian side Zenit St Petersburg. However, he soon gained his first red card. Joe Charley had this to say on Zyryanov - " I have brought Zyryanov in to offer us variety in the midfield, we can now play a 4-5-1 with him playing just in front of Assuncao and Meireles, this worked well against Sporting, unfortunately Zyryanov got himself sent off, this will make him a better player, as you always learn from mistakes. It is rumoured that Tarik Sektioui was allowed to leave the club for a minimum fee, to Zenit St Petersburg, because Zenit's manager Luke Deveney allowed Zyryanov to leave for his minimum fee. Leobardo Lopez also joined the club, from Mexican outfit Pachuca for £7.7 million, from what could turn out to be a bargain. He will get his chance in the Porto first team, for around 1 and a half months, as first choice right back Bosingwa is injured. Lopez had this to say on is move -

    "Sou agradado ter me unido um clube surpreendente, com uma história fantástica. Espero que eu posso impressionar no começar onze sobre os próximos meses".

    (I am pleased to have joined an amazing club, with a fantastic history. I hope I can impress in the starting eleven over the coming months). Paraguayan centre midfield maestro Enrique Vera joined for £6.6 million from Ecuadorian side LDU Quito, Vera was just voted the Ecuador leagues' best foreign player. He is likely to be used as first choice backup, for Raul Meireles and Paulo Assuncao in the Porto midfield. 25 year old, Uruguay international Ruben Oliveira also joined the club for £1.0 million from his native side, Penarol. Porto's Przemyslaw Kazmierczak moved the other way, in the deal. Oliveira brings valuable experience to the Porto side.




    Just one of the new faces - Konstantin Zyryanov is ready to begin his Portuguese odyssey.


    Transfer News At The Dragao - Out The Back Door


    The biggest move on the selling front at the Dragao, was the sale of Leandro Lima. The young Brazilian prospect moved to England, where he joined Hartlepool United, of Division 3, for £5.0 million. Lima had a poor first game for the Monkey Hangers, scoring a performance of six, however, Hartlepool won 2-1. Hartlepool won the race to sign the Brazilian, beating off interest from Cruzeiro of Brazil and Lokomotiv Moskva of Russia. 30 year old Moroccan striker, Tarik Sektioui also moved away from the Dragao, signing for Russian outfit Zenit St Petersburg. He was an unused substitute in Zenit's first game, a 1-0 loss to unknowns Metalist Kharkiv. The third and final permanent leaver was Polish attackiing midfielder Przemyslaw Kazmierczak , who left the club in a part exchange deal for Ruben Oliveira, of Penarol. Two players also left Porto on loan, the first was 23 year old striker Bruno Moraes of Brazil, who joined English Division 4 side Bradford City, he contributed well in Bradford's 1-1 draw against Gillingham, gaining a performance rating of 7. Porto's star for the future, Jorge Helder Barbosa also left the club on loan, for experience purposes, to English Division 4 side Lincoln City. Just like Bruno Moraes, Barbosa made his debut last night, playing supurbly, gaining a performance rating of 8, and helping Lincoln to a 2-2 draw against Woking.




    Impressive On Loan - Barbosa

    Transfer Gossip

    The big news, is that Mallorca and Inter Milan, are competing for the signing of Porto's superstar winger Ricardo Quaresma. A tempting offer has come in from Inter, of £11.0 million + Luis Jiminez and Walter Samuel, however Mallorca have responded with an offer of £10.0 million + Daniel Guiza and Jose Nunes, but Porto manager Joe Charley is trying to get Mallorca winger Manuel Jonas Gutierrez involved in the deal, instead of Nunes. The current favourite is Inter, with Luis Jimenez involved it must be a good deal. If Quaresma does move, it will leave a big hole, but Jimenez could fill it, in the future. On thing is for sure, a titanic battle will begin for his signature tonight.




    Inter or Mallorca? or someone else, who knows?

    The Tactics Board

    Porto's main advantage this season, is the possible variety in their formations. Preferably, Joe Charley likes to play, a 4-5-1 with a flat back four consisting of Bosingwa, Fucile, Bruno Alves and Pedro Emanuel. In front of them you have the devastating midfield of Lucho Gonzalez, Quaresma, Raul Meireles and Paulo Assuscao, with Zyryanov providing the playmaking duties just in front of those four. Lisandro Lopez is the key to this formation, as the lone striker, if he plays well Porto have a great chance of winning, if he has an off day, Porto could struggle for goals and end up dropping points. However, with Zyryanov banned for three matches, it is likely Porto will switch to a 4-4-2 with Ernesto Farias partnering Lopez up front. Of course, if Jimenez comes, it will remain a 4-5-1. With Bosingwa injured, leaving only Leobardo Lopez as the only available right back, Joe Charley will switch to three at the back when Lopez is either injured, suspended or lacking fitness. This means Fucile the left back would move out, with Stepanov moving into the middle to partner Bruno Alves and Pedro Emanuel. Finally, a 4-4-1-1 may also be used this season, moving Zyryanov into a deep lying forward's role. The 4-4-2 diamond, 4-3-2-1 and 4-3-1-2 are all other formations, Porto may use this season.

    Porto's Next Five Fixtures


    7th May 2008 - Hajduk Split (A) - Division 1 - Tough game away to a side, managed by an experienced manager, however we should be looking for a win, if we are to challenge for the title.
    10th May 2008 - Vojvodina (A) - Division 1 - Must win game, even if we are away again, we have a much stronger squad and they are a poor side.
    14th May 2008 - Vitoria Setubal (H) - Division 1 - They are from Portugal, so to gain the bragging rights, a win is essential.
    17th May 2008 - Aris (A) - Division 1 - This will be a difficult match, Aris are underestimated and have some good players. If we get a win, that will be a good result.
    21st May 2008 - Sivasspor (H) - Division 1 - Once again a side that is underestimated, we have home advantage though, so a win is a must.


    GC15 Quiz - Rep From Me For 10 Weeks Is The Prize

    1. Who Is The Manager Of Parma?
    2. Who Has The Best Goal Difference In The GC?
    3. Who Might Be On Their Way To Porto From Inter (AM)?
    4. Who Does Matt Jewiss Manage?
    5. Where Do Leigh Auston's Stevenage Borough Play?
    6. What Is The Most Expensive Transfer So Far? (Team Names And Amount Please)
    7. Who Play Their Football At The Stadion Wisly?
    8. What Was The Friendly Score Between Birmingham City And Juventus?
    9. Walsall Signed A Left Back, Who?
    10. Which Team Does Kenny Abdoulie Mansally Play For?

    PM ME THE RESULTS!!! PM!!! - 3 People Win!!! 1 Result In!!! 2 More To Compete For!!!

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    I have looked through several (a lot) of WC setups and finally found one with a decent amount of Teams in Div 4 who have a negative balance.
    World Championship 619
    Teams taking part in the competition:
    Legia Warsaw Balance: -16.6 Mill
    Red Bull Salzburg Balance: -13 Mill
    Zurich Balance: -12 Mill
    Hearts Balance: -16 Mill
    Djurgardens Balance: -11,6 Mill
    Sparta Praha Balance: -12,5 Mill
    Sporting Cristal Balance: -14,5 Mill
    Rosenborg Balance: -4 Mill
    The Season has Ended and all those teams ended up with bad squads and no money. It will be a tough fight to get them back to a positive balance and strengthen the squad.
    Do you have what it takes to bring them back to glory?
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    FC Porto Win Their Opening Game
    The Enemy - Sporting Lisbon
    Referee - Haim Jakov
    Attendance - 50,990

    Line Ups

    FC Porto - Helton (9), Bosingwa (9), Fucile (9), Bruno Alves (7), Pedro Emanuel (9), Paulo Assuncao (7), Lucho Gonzalez (8), Raul Meireles (8), Lisandro Lopez (10) (MOM), Zyryanov (6), Quaresma (9)

    Sporting Lisbon - Tiago (5), Anderson Polga (7), Joao Moutinho (6), Liedson (4), Derlei (4), Izmailov (7), Gladstone (5), Rodrigo Tiui (5), Farnerud (7), Stojkovic (3), Purovic (5)

    1st Half

    The game started with a bang, with lone striker, Lisandro Lopez, driving the ball towards the Sporting Lisbon goal, and fortunately scoring, after Tiago in the Sporting goal let the ball squirm under his body and into the net for 1-0. Throughout the next 20 minutes, Sporting had 3 chances to score, the first chance fell to Rodrigo Tiui, whose brilliant, mazey dribble, ended with a poor shot off target. A drilled cross from the Sporting wing, had the Porto defence all over the place, but Milan Purovic failed to control the ball, and before he knew it the chance had gone. Purovic's touch deserted him again in the 20th minute, after he burst through on goal, but a poor first touch let him down. Six minutes later, Lisandro Lopez grabbed his 2nd of the match, with a venomous strike into the top corner, after an inch perfect through ball was laid into his path, by Lucho Gonzalez. The game then turned into a midfield battle for the next seven minutes, but in the 33rd minute, Pontus Farnerud's wonderful header, glided inside Helton's far post, to get Sporting back in the game at 2-1. Ricardo Quaresma, almost made it 3-1 just before half time, but his shot was cleared off the line.

    HT - 2-1

    2nd Half

    The first ten minutes of the 2nd half, were eagerly contested by both teams, Joe Charley's Porto came the closest though, after hitting the bar with a great effort. Supurb goalkeeping by Tiago in the Sporting goal, prevented the follow up. In the 53rd minute, Milan Purovic continued his woeful performance, with a poor shot, after beating the offside trap, with a perfectly timed run. Three minutes later, and the first booking of the match was given to Porto's Paulo Assuncao, after he petulantly kicked the ball away. In the 57th minute, Milan Purovic was at it again, this time blasting over the bar, after Helton's great save. Four minutes later Sporting's Gladstone, went very close, with a header. Porto gained their second spot in Haim Jakov's notebook in the 65th minute, when Bruno Alves' clumsy tackle, earned him a booking. Just three minutes later, Porto's playmaker, Konstantin Zyryanov was sent off, for shouting verbals at the referee and kicking the ball away. This had been coming all match, because of Porto's poor dicipline. In the 70th minute, Sporting's Joao Moutinho took a rather dramatic dive in the Porto penalty area, only for the referee to tell him to get up, on the dance floor 10/10, on the football pitch 0/10, disgraceful. Sporting then drifted out of the game, not making the most of their one man advantage, and were made to pay as Portuguese winger Ricardo Quaresma picked up a loose ball from a corner, and thumped it on the half volley into the net, in the 80th minute. The last real chance of the game, fell to Sporting's Milan Purovic, who with his hardest chance of the game, almost scored, the ball shooting over Helton's bar from thirty yards.

    FT - 3-1

    Statistics


    FC Porto - 66% Possession, 20 Shots On Goal, 7 Shots On Target, 4 Corners, 2 Yellow Cards (Paulo Assuncao and Bruno Alves), 1 Red Card (Zyryanov)


    Sporting Lisbon - 34% Possession, 15 Shots On Goal, 4 Shots On Target, 3 Corners, 0 Yellow Cards, 0 Red Cards

    MOM Report

    Lisandro Lopez showed his world class striking pedigree today, with 2 well taken goals, one rather fortunate, but the other a confident, cool finish. Should he continue this kind of form, he will end up the Mediterranean leagues' top scorer. Confident words from manager Joe Charley, as well, "He will remain at the club, as long as I am here, he is a true world class Argentinean prospect".




    Lopez should be feared this season.

    Injury Report

    Unfortunately Porto's Portuguese right back Bosingwa, will be out for six weeks, with a hernia. He will be sorely missed in the starting eleven, however, Porto's pre season signing Leobardo Lopez will be a more than an adequate replacement. Porto's problems lye in the right back, backup department, with only Leobardo Lopez fit, another injury or suspension for Lopez, leaves Joe Charley with a dilemma, and surely means Porto will be playing the often rubbish, sometimes unbeatable three at the back.




    Lopez is waiting in the shadows.

    Transfer News At The Dragao - New Signings

    Porto had quite a busy pre season in the transfer market, with no less than four new faces coming to the club. Newly aqquired attacking midfielder Konstantin Zyryanov was the biggest signing joining Porto for £5.8 million from top Russian side Zenit St Petersburg. However, he soon gained his first red card. Joe Charley had this to say on Zyryanov - " I have brought Zyryanov in to offer us variety in the midfield, we can now play a 4-5-1 with him playing just in front of Assuncao and Meireles, this worked well against Sporting, unfortunately Zyryanov got himself sent off, this will make him a better player, as you always learn from mistakes. It is rumoured that Tarik Sektioui was allowed to leave the club for a minimum fee, to Zenit St Petersburg, because Zenit's manager Luke Deveney allowed Zyryanov to leave for his minimum fee. Leobardo Lopez also joined the club, from Mexican outfit Pachuca for £7.7 million, from what could turn out to be a bargain. He will get his chance in the Porto first team, for around 1 and a half months, as first choice right back Bosingwa is injured. Lopez had this to say on is move -

    "Sou agradado ter me unido um clube surpreendente, com uma história fantástica. Espero que eu posso impressionar no começar onze sobre os próximos meses".

    (I am pleased to have joined an amazing club, with a fantastic history. I hope I can impress in the starting eleven over the coming months). Paraguayan centre midfield maestro Enrique Vera joined for £6.6 million from Ecuadorian side LDU Quito, Vera was just voted the Ecuador leagues' best foreign player. He is likely to be used as first choice backup, for Raul Meireles and Paulo Assuncao in the Porto midfield. 25 year old, Uruguay international Ruben Oliveira also joined the club for £1.0 million from his native side, Penarol. Porto's Przemyslaw Kazmierczak moved the other way, in the deal. Oliveira brings valuable experience to the Porto side.




    Just one of the new faces - Konstantin Zyryanov is ready to begin his Portuguese odyssey.


    Transfer News At The Dragao - Out The Back Door


    The biggest move on the selling front at the Dragao, was the sale of Leandro Lima. The young Brazilian prospect moved to England, where he joined Hartlepool United, of Division 3, for £5.0 million. Lima had a poor first game for the Monkey Hangers, scoring a performance of six, however, Hartlepool won 2-1. Hartlepool won the race to sign the Brazilian, beating off interest from Cruzeiro of Brazil and Lokomotiv Moskva of Russia. 30 year old Moroccan striker, Tarik Sektioui also moved away from the Dragao, signing for Russian outfit Zenit St Petersburg. He was an unused substitute in Zenit's first game, a 1-0 loss to unknowns Metalist Kharkiv. The third and final permanent leaver was Polish attackiing midfielder Przemyslaw Kazmierczak , who left the club in a part exchange deal for Ruben Oliveira, of Penarol. Two players also left Porto on loan, the first was 23 year old striker Bruno Moraes of Brazil, who joined English Division 4 side Bradford City, he contributed well in Bradford's 1-1 draw against Gillingham, gaining a performance rating of 7. Porto's star for the future, Jorge Helder Barbosa also left the club on loan, for experience purposes, to English Division 4 side Lincoln City. Just like Bruno Moraes, Barbosa made his debut last night, playing supurbly, gaining a performance rating of 8, and helping Lincoln to a 2-2 draw against Woking.




    Impressive On Loan - Barbosa

    Transfer Gossip

    The big news, is that Mallorca and Inter Milan, are competing for the signing of Porto's superstar winger Ricardo Quaresma. A tempting offer has come in from Inter, of £11.0 million + Luis Jiminez and Walter Samuel, however Mallorca have responded with an offer of £10.0 million + Daniel Guiza and Jose Nunes, but Porto manager Joe Charley is trying to get Mallorca winger Manuel Jonas Gutierrez involved in the deal, instead of Nunes. The current favourite is Inter, with Luis Jimenez involved it must be a good deal. If Quaresma does move, it will leave a big hole, but Jimenez could fill it, in the future. On thing is for sure, a titanic battle will begin for his signature tonight.




    Inter or Mallorca? or someone else, who knows?

    The Tactics Board

    Porto's main advantage this season, is the possible variety in their formations. Preferably, Joe Charley likes to play, a 4-5-1 with a flat back four consisting of Bosingwa, Fucile, Bruno Alves and Pedro Emanuel. In front of them you have the devastating midfield of Lucho Gonzalez, Quaresma, Raul Meireles and Paulo Assuscao, with Zyryanov providing the playmaking duties just in front of those four. Lisandro Lopez is the key to this formation, as the lone striker, if he plays well Porto have a great chance of winning, if he has an off day, Porto could struggle for goals and end up dropping points. However, with Zyryanov banned for three matches, it is likely Porto will switch to a 4-4-2 with Ernesto Farias partnering Lopez up front. Of course, if Jimenez comes, it will remain a 4-5-1. With Bosingwa injured, leaving only Leobardo Lopez as the only available right back, Joe Charley will switch to three at the back when Lopez is either injured, suspended or lacking fitness. This means Fucile the left back would move out, with Stepanov moving into the middle to partner Bruno Alves and Pedro Emanuel. Finally, a 4-4-1-1 may also be used this season, moving Zyryanov into a deep lying forward's role. The 4-4-2 diamond, 4-3-2-1 and 4-3-1-2 are all other formations, Porto may use this season.

    Porto's Next Five Fixtures


    7th May 2008 - Hajduk Split (A) - Division 1 - Tough game away to a side, managed by an experienced manager, however we should be looking for a win, if we are to challenge for the title.
    10th May 2008 - Vojvodina (A) - Division 1 - Must win game, even if we are away again, we have a much stronger squad and they are a poor side.
    14th May 2008 - Vitoria Setubal (H) - Division 1 - They are from Portugal, so to gain the bragging rights, a win is essential.
    17th May 2008 - Aris (A) - Division 1 - This will be a difficult match, Aris are underestimated and have some good players. If we get a win, that will be a good result.
    21st May 2008 - Sivasspor (H) - Division 1 - Once again a side that is underestimated, we have home advantage though, so a win is a must.


    GC15 Quiz - Rep From Me For 10 Weeks Is The Prize

    1. Who Is The Manager Of Parma?
    2. Who Has The Best Goal Difference In The GC?
    3. Who Might Be On Their Way To Porto From Inter (AM)?
    4. Who Does Matt Jewiss Manage?
    5. Where Do Leigh Auston's Stevenage Borough Play?
    6. What Is The Most Expensive Transfer So Far? (Team Names And Amount Please)
    7. Who Play Their Football At The Stadion Wisly?
    8. What Was The Friendly Score Between Birmingham City And Juventus?
    9. Walsall Signed A Left Back, Who?
    10. Which Team Does Kenny Abdoulie Mansally Play For?

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    FC Porto Win Their Opening Game
    The Enemy - Sporting Lisbon
    Referee - Haim Jakov
    Attendance - 50,990

    Line Ups

    FC Porto - Helton (9), Bosingwa (9), Fucile (9), Bruno Alves (7), Pedro Emanuel (9), Paulo Assuncao (7), Lucho Gonzalez (8), Raul Meireles (8), Lisandro Lopez (10) (MOM), Zyryanov (6), Quaresma (9)

    Sporting Lisbon - Tiago (5), Anderson Polga (7), Joao Moutinho (6), Liedson (4), Derlei (4), Izmailov (7), Gladstone (5), Rodrigo Tiui (5), Farnerud (7), Stojkovic (3), Purovic (5)

    1st Half

    The game started with a bang, with lone striker, Lisandro Lopez, driving the ball towards the Sporting Lisbon goal, and fortunately scoring, after Tiago in the Sporting goal let the ball squirm under his body and into the net for 1-0. Throughout the next 20 minutes, Sporting had 3 chances to score, the first chance fell to Rodrigo Tiui, whose brilliant, mazey dribble, ended with a poor shot off target. A drilled cross from the Sporting wing, had the Porto defence all over the place, but Milan Purovic failed to control the ball, and before he knew it the chance had gone. Purovic's touch deserted him again in the 20th minute, after he burst through on goal, but a poor first touch let him down. Six minutes later, Lisandro Lopez grabbed his 2nd of the match, with a venomous strike into the top corner, after an inch perfect through ball was laid into his path, by Lucho Gonzalez. The game then turned into a midfield battle for the next seven minutes, but in the 33rd minute, Pontus Farnerud's wonderful header, glided inside Helton's far post, to get Sporting back in the game at 2-1. Ricardo Quaresma, almost made it 3-1 just before half time, but his shot was cleared off the line.

    HT - 2-1

    2nd Half

    The first ten minutes of the 2nd half, were eagerly contested by both teams, Joe Charley's Porto came the closest though, after hitting the bar with a great effort. Supurb goalkeeping by Tiago in the Sporting goal, prevented the follow up. In the 53rd minute, Milan Purovic continued his woeful performance, with a poor shot, after beating the offside trap, with a perfectly timed run. Three minutes later, and the first booking of the match was given to Porto's Paulo Assuncao, after he petulantly kicked the ball away. In the 57th minute, Milan Purovic was at it again, this time blasting over the bar, after Helton's great save. Four minutes later Sporting's Gladstone, went very close, with a header. Porto gained their second spot in Haim Jakov's notebook in the 65th minute, when Bruno Alves' clumsy tackle, earned him a booking. Just three minutes later, Porto's playmaker, Konstantin Zyryanov was sent off, for shouting verbals at the referee and kicking the ball away. This had been coming all match, because of Porto's poor dicipline. In the 70th minute, Sporting's Joao Moutinho took a rather dramatic dive in the Porto penalty area, only for the referee to tell him to get up, on the dance floor 10/10, on the football pitch 0/10, disgraceful. Sporting then drifted out of the game, not making the most of their one man advantage, and were made to pay as Portuguese winger Ricardo Quaresma picked up a loose ball from a corner, and thumped it on the half volley into the net, in the 80th minute. The last real chance of the game, fell to Sporting's Milan Purovic, who with his hardest chance of the game, almost scored, the ball shooting over Helton's bar from thirty yards.

    FT - 3-1

    Statistics


    FC Porto - 66% Possession, 20 Shots On Goal, 7 Shots On Target, 4 Corners, 2 Yellow Cards (Paulo Assuncao and Bruno Alves), 1 Red Card (Zyryanov)


    Sporting Lisbon - 34% Possession, 15 Shots On Goal, 4 Shots On Target, 3 Corners, 0 Yellow Cards, 0 Red Cards

    MOM Report

    Lisandro Lopez showed his world class striking pedigree today, with 2 well taken goals, one rather fortunate, but the other a confident, cool finish. Should he continue this kind of form, he will end up the Mediterranean leagues' top scorer. Confident words from manager Joe Charley, as well, "He will remain at the club, as long as I am here, he is a true world class Argentinean prospect".




    Lopez should be feared this season.

    Injury Report

    Unfortunately Porto's Portuguese right back Bosingwa, will be out for six weeks, with a hernia. He will be sorely missed in the starting eleven, however, Porto's pre season signing Leobardo Lopez will be a more than an adequate replacement. Porto's problems lye in the right back, backup department, with only Leobardo Lopez fit, another injury or suspension for Lopez, leaves Joe Charley with a dilemma, and surely means Porto will be playing the often rubbish, sometimes unbeatable three at the back.




    Lopez is waiting in the shadows.

    Transfer News At The Dragao - New Signings

    Porto had quite a busy pre season in the transfer market, with no less than four new faces coming to the club. Newly aqquired attacking midfielder Konstantin Zyryanov was the biggest signing joining Porto for £5.8 million from top Russian side Zenit St Petersburg. However, he soon gained his first red card. Joe Charley had this to say on Zyryanov - " I have brought Zyryanov in to offer us variety in the midfield, we can now play a 4-5-1 with him playing just in front of Assuncao and Meireles, this worked well against Sporting, unfortunately Zyryanov got himself sent off, this will make him a better player, as you always learn from mistakes. It is rumoured that Tarik Sektioui was allowed to leave the club for a minimum fee, to Zenit St Petersburg, because Zenit's manager Luke Deveney allowed Zyryanov to leave for his minimum fee. Leobardo Lopez also joined the club, from Mexican outfit Pachuca for £7.7 million, from what could turn out to be a bargain. He will get his chance in the Porto first team, for around 1 and a half months, as first choice right back Bosingwa is injured. Lopez had this to say on is move -

    "Sou agradado ter me unido um clube surpreendente, com uma história fantástica. Espero que eu posso impressionar no começar onze sobre os próximos meses".

    (I am pleased to have joined an amazing club, with a fantastic history. I hope I can impress in the starting eleven over the coming months). Paraguayan centre midfield maestro Enrique Vera joined for £6.6 million from Ecuadorian side LDU Quito, Vera was just voted the Ecuador leagues' best foreign player. He is likely to be used as first choice backup, for Raul Meireles and Paulo Assuncao in the Porto midfield. 25 year old, Uruguay international Ruben Oliveira also joined the club for £1.0 million from his native side, Penarol. Porto's Przemyslaw Kazmierczak moved the other way, in the deal. Oliveira brings valuable experience to the Porto side.




    Just one of the new faces - Konstantin Zyryanov is ready to begin his Portuguese odyssey.


    Transfer News At The Dragao - Out The Back Door


    The biggest move on the selling front at the Dragao, was the sale of Leandro Lima. The young Brazilian prospect moved to England, where he joined Hartlepool United, of Division 3, for £5.0 million. Lima had a poor first game for the Monkey Hangers, scoring a performance of six, however, Hartlepool won 2-1. Hartlepool won the race to sign the Brazilian, beating off interest from Cruzeiro of Brazil and Lokomotiv Moskva of Russia. 30 year old Moroccan striker, Tarik Sektioui also moved away from the Dragao, signing for Russian outfit Zenit St Petersburg. He was an unused substitute in Zenit's first game, a 1-0 loss to unknowns Metalist Kharkiv. The third and final permanent leaver was Polish attackiing midfielder Przemyslaw Kazmierczak , who left the club in a part exchange deal for Ruben Oliveira, of Penarol. Two players also left Porto on loan, the first was 23 year old striker Bruno Moraes of Brazil, who joined English Division 4 side Bradford City, he contributed well in Bradford's 1-1 draw against Gillingham, gaining a performance rating of 7. Porto's star for the future, Jorge Helder Barbosa also left the club on loan, for experience purposes, to English Division 4 side Lincoln City. Just like Bruno Moraes, Barbosa made his debut last night, playing supurbly, gaining a performance rating of 8, and helping Lincoln to a 2-2 draw against Woking.




    Impressive On Loan - Barbosa

    Transfer Gossip

    The big news, is that Mallorca and Inter Milan, are competing for the signing of Porto's superstar winger Ricardo Quaresma. A tempting offer has come in from Inter, of £11.0 million + Luis Jiminez and Walter Samuel, however Mallorca have responded with an offer of £10.0 million + Daniel Guiza and Jose Nunes, but Porto manager Joe Charley is trying to get Mallorca winger Manuel Jonas Gutierrez involved in the deal, instead of Nunes. The current favourite is Inter, with Luis Jimenez involved it must be a good deal. If Quaresma does move, it will leave a big hole, but Jimenez could fill it, in the future. On thing is for sure, a titanic battle will begin for his signature tonight.




    Inter or Mallorca? or someone else, who knows?

    The Tactics Board

    Porto's main advantage this season, is the possible variety in their formations. Preferably, Joe Charley likes to play, a 4-5-1 with a flat back four consisting of Bosingwa, Fucile, Bruno Alves and Pedro Emanuel. In front of them you have the devastating midfield of Lucho Gonzalez, Quaresma, Raul Meireles and Paulo Assuscao, with Zyryanov providing the playmaking duties just in front of those four. Lisandro Lopez is the key to this formation, as the lone striker, if he plays well Porto have a great chance of winning, if he has an off day, Porto could struggle for goals and end up dropping points. However, with Zyryanov banned for three matches, it is likely Porto will switch to a 4-4-2 with Ernesto Farias partnering Lopez up front. Of course, if Jimenez comes, it will remain a 4-5-1. With Bosingwa injured, leaving only Leobardo Lopez as the only available right back, Joe Charley will switch to three at the back when Lopez is either injured, suspended or lacking fitness. This means Fucile the left back would move out, with Stepanov moving into the middle to partner Bruno Alves and Pedro Emanuel. Finally, a 4-4-1-1 may also be used this season, moving Zyryanov into a deep lying forward's role. The 4-4-2 diamond, 4-3-2-1 and 4-3-1-2 are all other formations, Porto may use this season.

    Porto's Next Five Fixtures


    7th May 2008 - Hajduk Split (A) - Division 1 - Tough game away to a side, managed by an experienced manager, however we should be looking for a win, if we are to challenge for the title.
    10th May 2008 - Vojvodina (A) - Division 1 - Must win game, even if we are away again, we have a much stronger squad and they are a poor side.
    14th May 2008 - Vitoria Setubal (H) - Division 1 - They are from Portugal, so to gain the bragging rights, a win is essential.
    17th May 2008 - Aris (A) - Division 1 - This will be a difficult match, Aris are underestimated and have some good players. If we get a win, that will be a good result.
    21st May 2008 - Sivasspor (H) - Division 1 - Once again a side that is underestimated, we have home advantage though, so a win is a must.


    GC15 Quiz - Rep From Me For 10 Weeks Is The Prize

    1. Who Is The Manager Of Parma?
    2. Who Has The Best Goal Difference In The GC?
    3. Who Might Be On Their Way To Porto From Inter (AM)?
    4. Who Does Matt Jewiss Manage?
    5. Where Do Leigh Auston's Stevenage Borough Play?
    6. What Is The Most Expensive Transfer So Far? (Team Names And Amount Please)
    7. Who Play Their Football At The Stadion Wisly?
    8. What Was The Friendly Score Between Birmingham City And Juventus?
    9. Walsall Signed A Left Back, Who?
    10. Which Team Does Kenny Abdoulie Mansally Play For?

    PM ME THE RESULTS!!! PM!!! - 3 People Win!!! 1 Result In!!! 2 More To Compete For!!!

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    FC Porto Win Their Opening Game
    The Enemy - Sporting Lisbon
    Referee - Haim Jakov
    Attendance - 50,990

    Line Ups

    FC Porto - Helton (9), Bosingwa (9), Fucile (9), Bruno Alves (7), Pedro Emanuel (9), Paulo Assuncao (7), Lucho Gonzalez (8), Raul Meireles (8), Lisandro Lopez (10) (MOM), Zyryanov (6), Quaresma (9)

    Sporting Lisbon - Tiago (5), Anderson Polga (7), Joao Moutinho (6), Liedson (4), Derlei (4), Izmailov (7), Gladstone (5), Rodrigo Tiui (5), Farnerud (7), Stojkovic (3), Purovic (5)

    1st Half

    The game started with a bang, with lone striker, Lisandro Lopez, driving the ball towards the Sporting Lisbon goal, and fortunately scoring, after Tiago in the Sporting goal let the ball squirm under his body and into the net for 1-0. Throughout the next 20 minutes, Sporting had 3 chances to score, the first chance fell to Rodrigo Tiui, whose brilliant, mazey dribble, ended with a poor shot off target. A drilled cross from the Sporting wing, had the Porto defence all over the place, but Milan Purovic failed to control the ball, and before he knew it the chance had gone. Purovic's touch deserted him again in the 20th minute, after he burst through on goal, but a poor first touch let him down. Six minutes later, Lisandro Lopez grabbed his 2nd of the match, with a venomous strike into the top corner, after an inch perfect through ball was laid into his path, by Lucho Gonzalez. The game then turned into a midfield battle for the next seven minutes, but in the 33rd minute, Pontus Farnerud's wonderful header, glided inside Helton's far post, to get Sporting back in the game at 2-1. Ricardo Quaresma, almost made it 3-1 just before half time, but his shot was cleared off the line.

    HT - 2-1

    2nd Half

    The first ten minutes of the 2nd half, were eagerly contested by both teams, Joe Charley's Porto came the closest though, after hitting the bar with a great effort. Supurb goalkeeping by Tiago in the Sporting goal, prevented the follow up. In the 53rd minute, Milan Purovic continued his woeful performance, with a poor shot, after beating the offside trap, with a perfectly timed run. Three minutes later, and the first booking of the match was given to Porto's Paulo Assuncao, after he petulantly kicked the ball away. In the 57th minute, Milan Purovic was at it again, this time blasting over the bar, after Helton's great save. Four minutes later Sporting's Gladstone, went very close, with a header. Porto gained their second spot in Haim Jakov's notebook in the 65th minute, when Bruno Alves' clumsy tackle, earned him a booking. Just three minutes later, Porto's playmaker, Konstantin Zyryanov was sent off, for shouting verbals at the referee and kicking the ball away. This had been coming all match, because of Porto's poor dicipline. In the 70th minute, Sporting's Joao Moutinho took a rather dramatic dive in the Porto penalty area, only for the referee to tell him to get up, on the dance floor 10/10, on the football pitch 0/10, disgraceful. Sporting then drifted out of the game, not making the most of their one man advantage, and were made to pay as Portuguese winger Ricardo Quaresma picked up a loose ball from a corner, and thumped it on the half volley into the net, in the 80th minute. The last real chance of the game, fell to Sporting's Milan Purovic, who with his hardest chance of the game, almost scored, the ball shooting over Helton's bar from thirty yards.

    FT - 3-1

    Statistics


    FC Porto - 66% Possession, 20 Shots On Goal, 7 Shots On Target, 4 Corners, 2 Yellow Cards (Paulo Assuncao and Bruno Alves), 1 Red Card (Zyryanov)


    Sporting Lisbon - 34% Possession, 15 Shots On Goal, 4 Shots On Target, 3 Corners, 0 Yellow Cards, 0 Red Cards

    MOM Report

    Lisandro Lopez showed his world class striking pedigree today, with 2 well taken goals, one rather fortunate, but the other a confident, cool finish. Should he continue this kind of form, he will end up the Mediterranean leagues' top scorer. Confident words from manager Joe Charley, as well, "He will remain at the club, as long as I am here, he is a true world class Argentinean prospect".




    Lopez should be feared this season.

    Injury Report

    Unfortunately Porto's Portuguese right back Bosingwa, will be out for six weeks, with a hernia. He will be sorely missed in the starting eleven, however, Porto's pre season signing Leobardo Lopez will be a more than an adequate replacement. Porto's problems lye in the right back, backup department, with only Leobardo Lopez fit, another injury or suspension for Lopez, leaves Joe Charley with a dilemma, and surely means Porto will be playing the often rubbish, sometimes unbeatable three at the back.




    Lopez is waiting in the shadows.

    Transfer News At The Dragao - New Signings

    Porto had quite a busy pre season in the transfer market, with no less than four new faces coming to the club. Newly aqquired attacking midfielder Konstantin Zyryanov was the biggest signing joining Porto for £5.8 million from top Russian side Zenit St Petersburg. However, he soon gained his first red card. Joe Charley had this to say on Zyryanov - " I have brought Zyryanov in to offer us variety in the midfield, we can now play a 4-5-1 with him playing just in front of Assuncao and Meireles, this worked well against Sporting, unfortunately Zyryanov got himself sent off, this will make him a better player, as you always learn from mistakes. It is rumoured that Tarik Sektioui was allowed to leave the club for a minimum fee, to Zenit St Petersburg, because Zenit's manager Luke Deveney allowed Zyryanov to leave for his minimum fee. Leobardo Lopez also joined the club, from Mexican outfit Pachuca for £7.7 million, from what could turn out to be a bargain. He will get his chance in the Porto first team, for around 1 and a half months, as first choice right back Bosingwa is injured. Lopez had this to say on is move -

    "Sou agradado ter me unido um clube surpreendente, com uma história fantástica. Espero que eu posso impressionar no começar onze sobre os próximos meses".

    (I am pleased to have joined an amazing club, with a fantastic history. I hope I can impress in the starting eleven over the coming months). Paraguayan centre midfield maestro Enrique Vera joined for £6.6 million from Ecuadorian side LDU Quito, Vera was just voted the Ecuador leagues' best foreign player. He is likely to be used as first choice backup, for Raul Meireles and Paulo Assuncao in the Porto midfield. 25 year old, Uruguay international Ruben Oliveira also joined the club for £1.0 million from his native side, Penarol. Porto's Przemyslaw Kazmierczak moved the other way, in the deal. Oliveira brings valuable experience to the Porto side.




    Just one of the new faces - Konstantin Zyryanov is ready to begin his Portuguese odyssey.


    Transfer News At The Dragao - Out The Back Door


    The biggest move on the selling front at the Dragao, was the sale of Leandro Lima. The young Brazilian prospect moved to England, where he joined Hartlepool United, of Division 3, for £5.0 million. Lima had a poor first game for the Monkey Hangers, scoring a performance of six, however, Hartlepool won 2-1. Hartlepool won the race to sign the Brazilian, beating off interest from Cruzeiro of Brazil and Lokomotiv Moskva of Russia. 30 year old Moroccan striker, Tarik Sektioui also moved away from the Dragao, signing for Russian outfit Zenit St Petersburg. He was an unused substitute in Zenit's first game, a 1-0 loss to unknowns Metalist Kharkiv. The third and final permanent leaver was Polish attackiing midfielder Przemyslaw Kazmierczak , who left the club in a part exchange deal for Ruben Oliveira, of Penarol. Two players also left Porto on loan, the first was 23 year old striker Bruno Moraes of Brazil, who joined English Division 4 side Bradford City, he contributed well in Bradford's 1-1 draw against Gillingham, gaining a performance rating of 7. Porto's star for the future, Jorge Helder Barbosa also left the club on loan, for experience purposes, to English Division 4 side Lincoln City. Just like Bruno Moraes, Barbosa made his debut last night, playing supurbly, gaining a performance rating of 8, and helping Lincoln to a 2-2 draw against Woking.




    Impressive On Loan - Barbosa

    Transfer Gossip

    The big news, is that Mallorca and Inter Milan, are competing for the signing of Porto's superstar winger Ricardo Quaresma. A tempting offer has come in from Inter, of £11.0 million + Luis Jiminez and Walter Samuel, however Mallorca have responded with an offer of £10.0 million + Daniel Guiza and Jose Nunes, but Porto manager Joe Charley is trying to get Mallorca winger Manuel Jonas Gutierrez involved in the deal, instead of Nunes. The current favourite is Inter, with Luis Jimenez involved it must be a good deal. If Quaresma does move, it will leave a big hole, but Jimenez could fill it, in the future. On thing is for sure, a titanic battle will begin for his signature tonight.




    Inter or Mallorca? or someone else, who knows?

    The Tactics Board

    Porto's main advantage this season, is the possible variety in their formations. Preferably, Joe Charley likes to play, a 4-5-1 with a flat back four consisting of Bosingwa, Fucile, Bruno Alves and Pedro Emanuel. In front of them you have the devastating midfield of Lucho Gonzalez, Quaresma, Raul Meireles and Paulo Assuscao, with Zyryanov providing the playmaking duties just in front of those four. Lisandro Lopez is the key to this formation, as the lone striker, if he plays well Porto have a great chance of winning, if he has an off day, Porto could struggle for goals and end up dropping points. However, with Zyryanov banned for three matches, it is likely Porto will switch to a 4-4-2 with Ernesto Farias partnering Lopez up front. Of course, if Jimenez comes, it will remain a 4-5-1. With Bosingwa injured, leaving only Leobardo Lopez as the only available right back, Joe Charley will switch to three at the back when Lopez is either injured, suspended or lacking fitness. This means Fucile the left back would move out, with Stepanov moving into the middle to partner Bruno Alves and Pedro Emanuel. Finally, a 4-4-1-1 may also be used this season, moving Zyryanov into a deep lying forward's role. The 4-4-2 diamond, 4-3-2-1 and 4-3-1-2 are all other formations, Porto may use this season.

    Porto's Next Five Fixtures


    7th May 2008 - Hajduk Split (A) - Division 1 - Tough game away to a side, managed by an experienced manager, however we should be looking for a win, if we are to challenge for the title.
    10th May 2008 - Vojvodina (A) - Division 1 - Must win game, even if we are away again, we have a much stronger squad and they are a poor side.
    14th May 2008 - Vitoria Setubal (H) - Division 1 - They are from Portugal, so to gain the bragging rights, a win is essential.
    17th May 2008 - Aris (A) - Division 1 - This will be a difficult match, Aris are underestimated and have some good players. If we get a win, that will be a good result.
    21st May 2008 - Sivasspor (H) - Division 1 - Once again a side that is underestimated, we have home advantage though, so a win is a must.


    GC15 Quiz - Rep From Me For 10 Weeks Is The Prize

    1. Who Is The Manager Of Parma?
    2. Who Has The Best Goal Difference In The GC?
    3. Who Might Be On Their Way To Porto From Inter (AM)?
    4. Who Does Matt Jewiss Manage?
    5. Where Do Leigh Auston's Stevenage Borough Play?
    6. What Is The Most Expensive Transfer So Far? (Team Names And Amount Please)
    7. Who Play Their Football At The Stadion Wisly?
    8. What Was The Friendly Score Between Birmingham City And Juventus?
    9. Walsall Signed A Left Back, Who?
    10. Which Team Does Kenny Abdoulie Mansally Play For?

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    FC Porto Win Their Opening Game
    The Enemy - Sporting Lisbon
    Referee - Haim Jakov
    Attendance - 50,990

    Line Ups

    FC Porto - Helton (9), Bosingwa (9), Fucile (9), Bruno Alves (7), Pedro Emanuel (9), Paulo Assuncao (7), Lucho Gonzalez (8), Raul Meireles (8), Lisandro Lopez (10) (MOM), Zyryanov (6), Quaresma (9)

    Sporting Lisbon - Tiago (5), Anderson Polga (7), Joao Moutinho (6), Liedson (4), Derlei (4), Izmailov (7), Gladstone (5), Rodrigo Tiui (5), Farnerud (7), Stojkovic (3), Purovic (5)

    1st Half

    The game started with a bang, with lone striker, Lisandro Lopez, driving the ball towards the Sporting Lisbon goal, and fortunately scoring, after Tiago in the Sporting goal let the ball squirm under his body and into the net for 1-0. Throughout the next 20 minutes, Sporting had 3 chances to score, the first chance fell to Rodrigo Tiui, whose brilliant, mazey dribble, ended with a poor shot off target. A drilled cross from the Sporting wing, had the Porto defence all over the place, but Milan Purovic failed to control the ball, and before he knew it the chance had gone. Purovic's touch deserted him again in the 20th minute, after he burst through on goal, but a poor first touch let him down. Six minutes later, Lisandro Lopez grabbed his 2nd of the match, with a venomous strike into the top corner, after an inch perfect through ball was laid into his path, by Lucho Gonzalez. The game then turned into a midfield battle for the next seven minutes, but in the 33rd minute, Pontus Farnerud's wonderful header, glided inside Helton's far post, to get Sporting back in the game at 2-1. Ricardo Quaresma, almost made it 3-1 just before half time, but his shot was cleared off the line.

    HT - 2-1

    2nd Half

    The first ten minutes of the 2nd half, were eagerly contested by both teams, Joe Charley's Porto came the closest though, after hitting the bar with a great effort. Supurb goalkeeping by Tiago in the Sporting goal, prevented the follow up. In the 53rd minute, Milan Purovic continued his woeful performance, with a poor shot, after beating the offside trap, with a perfectly timed run. Three minutes later, and the first booking of the match was given to Porto's Paulo Assuncao, after he petulantly kicked the ball away. In the 57th minute, Milan Purovic was at it again, this time blasting over the bar, after Helton's great save. Four minutes later Sporting's Gladstone, went very close, with a header. Porto gained their second spot in Haim Jakov's notebook in the 65th minute, when Bruno Alves' clumsy tackle, earned him a booking. Just three minutes later, Porto's playmaker, Konstantin Zyryanov was sent off, for shouting verbals at the referee and kicking the ball away. This had been coming all match, because of Porto's poor dicipline. In the 70th minute, Sporting's Joao Moutinho took a rather dramatic dive in the Porto penalty area, only for the referee to tell him to get up, on the dance floor 10/10, on the football pitch 0/10, disgraceful. Sporting then drifted out of the game, not making the most of their one man advantage, and were made to pay as Portuguese winger Ricardo Quaresma picked up a loose ball from a corner, and thumped it on the half volley into the net, in the 80th minute. The last real chance of the game, fell to Sporting's Milan Purovic, who with his hardest chance of the game, almost scored, the ball shooting over Helton's bar from thirty yards.

    FT - 3-1

    Statistics


    FC Porto - 66% Possession, 20 Shots On Goal, 7 Shots On Target, 4 Corners, 2 Yellow Cards (Paulo Assuncao and Bruno Alves), 1 Red Card (Zyryanov)


    Sporting Lisbon - 34% Possession, 15 Shots On Goal, 4 Shots On Target, 3 Corners, 0 Yellow Cards, 0 Red Cards

    MOM Report

    Lisandro Lopez showed his world class striking pedigree today, with 2 well taken goals, one rather fortunate, but the other a confident, cool finish. Should he continue this kind of form, he will end up the Mediterranean leagues' top scorer. Confident words from manager Joe Charley, as well, "He will remain at the club, as long as I am here, he is a true world class Argentinean prospect".




    Lopez should be feared this season.

    Injury Report

    Unfortunately Porto's Portuguese right back Bosingwa, will be out for six weeks, with a hernia. He will be sorely missed in the starting eleven, however, Porto's pre season signing Leobardo Lopez will be a more than an adequate replacement. Porto's problems lye in the right back, backup department, with only Leobardo Lopez fit, another injury or suspension for Lopez, leaves Joe Charley with a dilemma, and surely means Porto will be playing the often rubbish, sometimes unbeatable three at the back.




    Lopez is waiting in the shadows.

    Transfer News At The Dragao - New Signings

    Porto had quite a busy pre season in the transfer market, with no less than four new faces coming to the club. Newly aqquired attacking midfielder Konstantin Zyryanov was the biggest signing joining Porto for £5.8 million from top Russian side Zenit St Petersburg. However, he soon gained his first red card. Joe Charley had this to say on Zyryanov - " I have brought Zyryanov in to offer us variety in the midfield, we can now play a 4-5-1 with him playing just in front of Assuncao and Meireles, this worked well against Sporting, unfortunately Zyryanov got himself sent off, this will make him a better player, as you always learn from mistakes. It is rumoured that Tarik Sektioui was allowed to leave the club for a minimum fee, to Zenit St Petersburg, because Zenit's manager Luke Deveney allowed Zyryanov to leave for his minimum fee. Leobardo Lopez also joined the club, from Mexican outfit Pachuca for £7.7 million, from what could turn out to be a bargain. He will get his chance in the Porto first team, for around 1 and a half months, as first choice right back Bosingwa is injured. Lopez had this to say on is move -

    "Sou agradado ter me unido um clube surpreendente, com uma história fantástica. Espero que eu posso impressionar no começar onze sobre os próximos meses".

    (I am pleased to have joined an amazing club, with a fantastic history. I hope I can impress in the starting eleven over the coming months). Paraguayan centre midfield maestro Enrique Vera joined for £6.6 million from Ecuadorian side LDU Quito, Vera was just voted the Ecuador leagues' best foreign player. He is likely to be used as first choice backup, for Raul Meireles and Paulo Assuncao in the Porto midfield. 25 year old, Uruguay international Ruben Oliveira also joined the club for £1.0 million from his native side, Penarol. Porto's Przemyslaw Kazmierczak moved the other way, in the deal. Oliveira brings valuable experience to the Porto side.




    Just one of the new faces - Konstantin Zyryanov is ready to begin his Portuguese odyssey.


    Transfer News At The Dragao - Out The Back Door


    The biggest move on the selling front at the Dragao, was the sale of Leandro Lima. The young Brazilian prospect moved to England, where he joined Hartlepool United, of Division 3, for £5.0 million. Lima had a poor first game for the Monkey Hangers, scoring a performance of six, however, Hartlepool won 2-1. Hartlepool won the race to sign the Brazilian, beating off interest from Cruzeiro of Brazil and Lokomotiv Moskva of Russia. 30 year old Moroccan striker, Tarik Sektioui also moved away from the Dragao, signing for Russian outfit Zenit St Petersburg. He was an unused substitute in Zenit's first game, a 1-0 loss to unknowns Metalist Kharkiv. The third and final permanent leaver was Polish attackiing midfielder Przemyslaw Kazmierczak , who left the club in a part exchange deal for Ruben Oliveira, of Penarol. Two players also left Porto on loan, the first was 23 year old striker Bruno Moraes of Brazil, who joined English Division 4 side Bradford City, he contributed well in Bradford's 1-1 draw against Gillingham, gaining a performance rating of 7. Porto's star for the future, Jorge Helder Barbosa also left the club on loan, for experience purposes, to English Division 4 side Lincoln City. Just like Bruno Moraes, Barbosa made his debut last night, playing supurbly, gaining a performance rating of 8, and helping Lincoln to a 2-2 draw against Woking.




    Impressive On Loan - Barbosa

    Transfer Gossip

    The big news, is that Mallorca and Inter Milan, are competing for the signing of Porto's superstar winger Ricardo Quaresma. A tempting offer has come in from Inter, of £11.0 million + Luis Jiminez and Walter Samuel, however Mallorca have responded with an offer of £10.0 million + Daniel Guiza and Jose Nunes, but Porto manager Joe Charley is trying to get Mallorca winger Manuel Jonas Gutierrez involved in the deal, instead of Nunes. The current favourite is Inter, with Luis Jimenez involved it must be a good deal. If Quaresma does move, it will leave a big hole, but Jimenez could fill it, in the future. On thing is for sure, a titanic battle will begin for his signature tonight.




    Inter or Mallorca? or someone else, who knows?

    The Tactics Board

    Porto's main advantage this season, is the possible variety in their formations. Preferably, Joe Charley likes to play, a 4-5-1 with a flat back four consisting of Bosingwa, Fucile, Bruno Alves and Pedro Emanuel. In front of them you have the devastating midfield of Lucho Gonzalez, Quaresma, Raul Meireles and Paulo Assuscao, with Zyryanov providing the playmaking duties just in front of those four. Lisandro Lopez is the key to this formation, as the lone striker, if he plays well Porto have a great chance of winning, if he has an off day, Porto could struggle for goals and end up dropping points. However, with Zyryanov banned for three matches, it is likely Porto will switch to a 4-4-2 with Ernesto Farias partnering Lopez up front. Of course, if Jimenez comes, it will remain a 4-5-1. With Bosingwa injured, leaving only Leobardo Lopez as the only available right back, Joe Charley will switch to three at the back when Lopez is either injured, suspended or lacking fitness. This means Fucile the left back would move out, with Stepanov moving into the middle to partner Bruno Alves and Pedro Emanuel. Finally, a 4-4-1-1 may also be used this season, moving Zyryanov into a deep lying forward's role. The 4-4-2 diamond, 4-3-2-1 and 4-3-1-2 are all other formations, Porto may use this season.

    Porto's Next Five Fixtures


    7th May 2008 - Hajduk Split (A) - Division 1 - Tough game away to a side, managed by an experienced manager, however we should be looking for a win, if we are to challenge for the title.
    10th May 2008 - Vojvodina (A) - Division 1 - Must win game, even if we are away again, we have a much stronger squad and they are a poor side.
    14th May 2008 - Vitoria Setubal (H) - Division 1 - They are from Portugal, so to gain the bragging rights, a win is essential.
    17th May 2008 - Aris (A) - Division 1 - This will be a difficult match, Aris are underestimated and have some good players. If we get a win, that will be a good result.
    21st May 2008 - Sivasspor (H) - Division 1 - Once again a side that is underestimated, we have home advantage though, so a win is a must.


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    1. Who Is The Manager Of Parma?
    2. Who Has The Best Goal Difference In The GC?
    3. Who Might Be On Their Way To Porto From Inter (AM)?
    4. Who Does Matt Jewiss Manage?
    5. Where Do Leigh Auston's Stevenage Borough Play?
    6. What Is The Most Expensive Transfer So Far? (Team Names And Amount Please)
    7. Who Play Their Football At The Stadion Wisly?
    8. What Was The Friendly Score Between Birmingham City And Juventus?
    9. Walsall Signed A Left Back, Who?
    10. Which Team Does Kenny Abdoulie Mansally Play For?

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    FC Porto Win Their Opening Game
    The Enemy - Sporting Lisbon
    Referee - Haim Jakov
    Attendance - 50,990

    Line Ups

    FC Porto - Helton (9), Bosingwa (9), Fucile (9), Bruno Alves (7), Pedro Emanuel (9), Paulo Assuncao (7), Lucho Gonzalez (8), Raul Meireles (8), Lisandro Lopez (10) (MOM), Zyryanov (6), Quaresma (9)

    Sporting Lisbon - Tiago (5), Anderson Polga (7), Joao Moutinho (6), Liedson (4), Derlei (4), Izmailov (7), Gladstone (5), Rodrigo Tiui (5), Farnerud (7), Stojkovic (3), Purovic (5)

    1st Half

    The game started with a bang, with lone striker, Lisandro Lopez, driving the ball towards the Sporting Lisbon goal, and fortunately scoring, after Tiago in the Sporting goal let the ball squirm under his body and into the net for 1-0. Throughout the next 20 minutes, Sporting had 3 chances to score, the first chance fell to Rodrigo Tiui, whose brilliant, mazey dribble, ended with a poor shot off target. A drilled cross from the Sporting wing, had the Porto defence all over the place, but Milan Purovic failed to control the ball, and before he knew it the chance had gone. Purovic's touch deserted him again in the 20th minute, after he burst through on goal, but a poor first touch let him down. Six minutes later, Lisandro Lopez grabbed his 2nd of the match, with a venomous strike into the top corner, after an inch perfect through ball was laid into his path, by Lucho Gonzalez. The game then turned into a midfield battle for the next seven minutes, but in the 33rd minute, Pontus Farnerud's wonderful header, glided inside Helton's far post, to get Sporting back in the game at 2-1. Ricardo Quaresma, almost made it 3-1 just before half time, but his shot was cleared off the line.

    HT - 2-1

    2nd Half

    The first ten minutes of the 2nd half, were eagerly contested by both teams, Joe Charley's Porto came the closest though, after hitting the bar with a great effort. Supurb goalkeeping by Tiago in the Sporting goal, prevented the follow up. In the 53rd minute, Milan Purovic continued his woeful performance, with a poor shot, after beating the offside trap, with a perfectly timed run. Three minutes later, and the first booking of the match was given to Porto's Paulo Assuncao, after he petulantly kicked the ball away. In the 57th minute, Milan Purovic was at it again, this time blasting over the bar, after Helton's great save. Four minutes later Sporting's Gladstone, went very close, with a header. Porto gained their second spot in Haim Jakov's notebook in the 65th minute, when Bruno Alves' clumsy tackle, earned him a booking. Just three minutes later, Porto's playmaker, Konstantin Zyryanov was sent off, for shouting verbals at the referee and kicking the ball away. This had been coming all match, because of Porto's poor dicipline. In the 70th minute, Sporting's Joao Moutinho took a rather dramatic dive in the Porto penalty area, only for the referee to tell him to get up, on the dance floor 10/10, on the football pitch 0/10, disgraceful. Sporting then drifted out of the game, not making the most of their one man advantage, and were made to pay as Portuguese winger Ricardo Quaresma picked up a loose ball from a corner, and thumped it on the half volley into the net, in the 80th minute. The last real chance of the game, fell to Sporting's Milan Purovic, who with his hardest chance of the game, almost scored, the ball shooting over Helton's bar from thirty yards.

    FT - 3-1

    Statistics


    FC Porto - 66% Possession, 20 Shots On Goal, 7 Shots On Target, 4 Corners, 2 Yellow Cards (Paulo Assuncao and Bruno Alves), 1 Red Card (Zyryanov)


    Sporting Lisbon - 34% Possession, 15 Shots On Goal, 4 Shots On Target, 3 Corners, 0 Yellow Cards, 0 Red Cards

    MOM Report

    Lisandro Lopez showed his world class striking pedigree today, with 2 well taken goals, one rather fortunate, but the other a confident, cool finish. Should he continue this kind of form, he will end up the Mediterranean leagues' top scorer. Confident words from manager Joe Charley, as well, "He will remain at the club, as long as I am here, he is a true world class Argentinean prospect".




    Lopez should be feared this season.

    Injury Report

    Unfortunately Porto's Portuguese right back Bosingwa, will be out for six weeks, with a hernia. He will be sorely missed in the starting eleven, however, Porto's pre season signing Leobardo Lopez will be a more than an adequate replacement. Porto's problems lye in the right back, backup department, with only Leobardo Lopez fit, another injury or suspension for Lopez, leaves Joe Charley with a dilemma, and surely means Porto will be playing the often rubbish, sometimes unbeatable three at the back.




    Lopez is waiting in the shadows.

    Transfer News At The Dragao - New Signings

    Porto had quite a busy pre season in the transfer market, with no less than four new faces coming to the club. Newly aqquired attacking midfielder Konstantin Zyryanov was the biggest signing joining Porto for £5.8 million from top Russian side Zenit St Petersburg. However, he soon gained his first red card. Joe Charley had this to say on Zyryanov - " I have brought Zyryanov in to offer us variety in the midfield, we can now play a 4-5-1 with him playing just in front of Assuncao and Meireles, this worked well against Sporting, unfortunately Zyryanov got himself sent off, this will make him a better player, as you always learn from mistakes. It is rumoured that Tarik Sektioui was allowed to leave the club for a minimum fee, to Zenit St Petersburg, because Zenit's manager Luke Deveney allowed Zyryanov to leave for his minimum fee. Leobardo Lopez also joined the club, from Mexican outfit Pachuca for £7.7 million, from what could turn out to be a bargain. He will get his chance in the Porto first team, for around 1 and a half months, as first choice right back Bosingwa is injured. Lopez had this to say on is move -

    "Sou agradado ter me unido um clube surpreendente, com uma história fantástica. Espero que eu posso impressionar no começar onze sobre os próximos meses".

    (I am pleased to have joined an amazing club, with a fantastic history. I hope I can impress in the starting eleven over the coming months). Paraguayan centre midfield maestro Enrique Vera joined for £6.6 million from Ecuadorian side LDU Quito, Vera was just voted the Ecuador leagues' best foreign player. He is likely to be used as first choice backup, for Raul Meireles and Paulo Assuncao in the Porto midfield. 25 year old, Uruguay international Ruben Oliveira also joined the club for £1.0 million from his native side, Penarol. Porto's Przemyslaw Kazmierczak moved the other way, in the deal. Oliveira brings valuable experience to the Porto side.




    Just one of the new faces - Konstantin Zyryanov is ready to begin his Portuguese odyssey.


    Transfer News At The Dragao - Out The Back Door


    The biggest move on the selling front at the Dragao, was the sale of Leandro Lima. The young Brazilian prospect moved to England, where he joined Hartlepool United, of Division 3, for £5.0 million. Lima had a poor first game for the Monkey Hangers, scoring a performance of six, however, Hartlepool won 2-1. Hartlepool won the race to sign the Brazilian, beating off interest from Cruzeiro of Brazil and Lokomotiv Moskva of Russia. 30 year old Moroccan striker, Tarik Sektioui also moved away from the Dragao, signing for Russian outfit Zenit St Petersburg. He was an unused substitute in Zenit's first game, a 1-0 loss to unknowns Metalist Kharkiv. The third and final permanent leaver was Polish attackiing midfielder Przemyslaw Kazmierczak , who left the club in a part exchange deal for Ruben Oliveira, of Penarol. Two players also left Porto on loan, the first was 23 year old striker Bruno Moraes of Brazil, who joined English Division 4 side Bradford City, he contributed well in Bradford's 1-1 draw against Gillingham, gaining a performance rating of 7. Porto's star for the future, Jorge Helder Barbosa also left the club on loan, for experience purposes, to English Division 4 side Lincoln City. Just like Bruno Moraes, Barbosa made his debut last night, playing supurbly, gaining a performance rating of 8, and helping Lincoln to a 2-2 draw against Woking.




    Impressive On Loan - Barbosa

    Transfer Gossip

    The big news, is that Mallorca and Inter Milan, are competing for the signing of Porto's superstar winger Ricardo Quaresma. A tempting offer has come in from Inter, of £11.0 million + Luis Jiminez and Walter Samuel, however Mallorca have responded with an offer of £10.0 million + Daniel Guiza and Jose Nunes, but Porto manager Joe Charley is trying to get Mallorca winger Manuel Jonas Gutierrez involved in the deal, instead of Nunes. The current favourite is Inter, with Luis Jimenez involved it must be a good deal. If Quaresma does move, it will leave a big hole, but Jimenez could fill it, in the future. On thing is for sure, a titanic battle will begin for his signature tonight.




    Inter or Mallorca? or someone else, who knows?

    The Tactics Board

    Porto's main advantage this season, is the possible variety in their formations. Preferably, Joe Charley likes to play, a 4-5-1 with a flat back four consisting of Bosingwa, Fucile, Bruno Alves and Pedro Emanuel. In front of them you have the devastating midfield of Lucho Gonzalez, Quaresma, Raul Meireles and Paulo Assuscao, with Zyryanov providing the playmaking duties just in front of those four. Lisandro Lopez is the key to this formation, as the lone striker, if he plays well Porto have a great chance of winning, if he has an off day, Porto could struggle for goals and end up dropping points. However, with Zyryanov banned for three matches, it is likely Porto will switch to a 4-4-2 with Ernesto Farias partnering Lopez up front. Of course, if Jimenez comes, it will remain a 4-5-1. With Bosingwa injured, leaving only Leobardo Lopez as the only available right back, Joe Charley will switch to three at the back when Lopez is either injured, suspended or lacking fitness. This means Fucile the left back would move out, with Stepanov moving into the middle to partner Bruno Alves and Pedro Emanuel. Finally, a 4-4-1-1 may also be used this season, moving Zyryanov into a deep lying forward's role. The 4-4-2 diamond, 4-3-2-1 and 4-3-1-2 are all other formations, Porto may use this season.

    Porto's Next Five Fixtures


    7th May 2008 - Hajduk Split (A) - Division 1 - Tough game away to a side, managed by an experienced manager, however we should be looking for a win, if we are to challenge for the title.
    10th May 2008 - Vojvodina (A) - Division 1 - Must win game, even if we are away again, we have a much stronger squad and they are a poor side.
    14th May 2008 - Vitoria Setubal (H) - Division 1 - They are from Portugal, so to gain the bragging rights, a win is essential.
    17th May 2008 - Aris (A) - Division 1 - This will be a difficult match, Aris are underestimated and have some good players. If we get a win, that will be a good result.
    21st May 2008 - Sivasspor (H) - Division 1 - Once again a side that is underestimated, we have home advantage though, so a win is a must.


    GC15 Quiz - Rep From Me For 10 Weeks Is The Prize

    1. Who Is The Manager Of Parma?
    2. Who Has The Best Goal Difference In The GC?
    3. Who Might Be On Their Way To Porto From Inter (AM)?
    4. Who Does Matt Jewiss Manage?
    5. Where Do Leigh Auston's Stevenage Borough Play?
    6. What Is The Most Expensive Transfer So Far? (Team Names And Amount Please)
    7. Who Play Their Football At The Stadion Wisly?
    8. What Was The Friendly Score Between Birmingham City And Juventus?
    9. Walsall Signed A Left Back, Who?
    10. Which Team Does Kenny Abdoulie Mansally Play For?

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    Modest Start to a Promising Season



    Tonight, Rubin Kazan started their season in timid fashion. Kazan's opponents were Eastern European giants Dynamo Kiev, from neighbouring country Ukraine. Despite Rubin Kazan having home advantage, it was the travelling Ukrainians who were favourites to take all of the points at Tsentralni, such is the strength of their squad. The game was, in truth, a game of two halves.
    Over 30,000 people turned out for the season opener, and they were treated to a lightning start. It took only 2 minutes for the away side to show their strength, when Ismael Bangoura drilled home a right-footed shot past the despairing Kazan keeper, Vladimir Gabulov. However, the home side rallied, and it was only 6 minutes after going one behind when the home side equalised on the 8th minute. A thundering effort from attacking-midfielder Sergei Semak sent the home fans into raptures. Just when it seemed the match was calming down, journeyman striker Savo Milosevic finished a neat move with a typically cool finish to complete the comeback for the Russian side after only 19 minutes. After the madness of the first 20 minutes, the opening half seemed to be lulling into an anti-climax, but just 2 minutes before half-time Kiev defender Goran Gavrancic broke Russian hearts, uncharacteristically pulling out something spectacular. After using his blistering pace to get past the defenders, the 29-year old delicately chipped the Kazan keeper to pull the away side level again.
    A frantic and exciting opening half ended with the sides level at 2-2, the second half promising much of the same.

    Half Time: Rubin Kazan 2-2 Dynamo Kiev


    After 15 minutes of inspirational pep-talks from their managers, the players came back onto the field, the fans expecting more entertainment. The players disappointed. A scrappy, end-to-end half, which failed to provide any real clear-cut chances ended as it started. A 2-2 draw, which probably provided the managers food-for-thought rather than satisfaction, left both sets of fans slightly disappointed, despite the attacking promise shown in the first half. Man of the Match was Savo Milosevic, who was a constant thorn in the side of the Dynamo defence, but the away side's keeper Oleksandr Shovkovskyi also gave an inspired performance.
    Full Time: Rubin Kazan 2 (2)-(2) 2 Dynamo Kiev


    Man of the Match Savo Milosevic, pictured playing for national side Serbia, will be a great asset for Rubin Kazan this season.


    Perhaps the most satisfied of the two managers will be Tom Mills, manager of home side Rubin Kazan. After seeing his side, with an averaging rating lower of that of Dynamo Kiev, hold a side expecting to challenge for the league title, Mills will be upbeat about the number efforts his side managed to get on target, with 11 out of 16 shots hitting the target, and Mills knows that given most teams in the league don't have as good a goalkeeper as 91-rated Oleksandr Shovkovskyi, he's sure his side will be an attacking force to be reckoned with.
    After the game, Rubin Kazan manager Tom Mills gave this statement. "If you'd have offered me a point before the game, I'd have snapped your hand off. After seeing the game, and the number of times we hit the target, perhaps we could've sneaked this one. Dynamo's keeper was fantastic, and really was the reason they got out of the game with anything. My defence, however, will be doing a lot of work in training between now and out next game. Today, we've shown we can frighten some of the best in the division. I expect a win in our next game, to kick-start our season. This really could be a good year for Rubin Kazan."
    Rubin's next game on Wednesday sees them travel to fellow Russian side Krylia Sovetov, who were demolished in their opening game 4-0 against Shakhtar Donetsk. "They'll be determined to bounce back after their heavy defeat on Wednesday, but I'm pretty sure our side of superior strength can claim all 3 points."
    Off the pitch, on the transfer front, Rubin Kazan have made only one more addition to their squad after the early season flourish of 18 signings. Promising Dutch full-back Leroy Fer signed from Dutch giants Feyenoord for a modest £2.4m, but is expected to have little effect on the starting 11 for the majority of this season.

    New signing Leroy Fer, pictured in his Feyenoord days, is definitely a long-term investment, but one which Mills believes will pay off.


    One game down, Rubin Kazan manager now knows what his side are capable of, and is convinced that his side can mount a real assault on the so-called big teams in the league, and perhaps be the 'dark horses' for a title challenge. One thing is for certain, Rubin Kazan certainly won't drop points cheaply, which is a good asset to have for potential title winners.
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    Right this is how it is gonna go people, I will be finishing off my South America Scouting thread, then I will be conentrating on the Argentina Rating changes. I reckon I did well with the Holland changes, so I am having another crack, this time at a country, in my favourite continent. I have wanted to do these changes so I thought I would get in there first, in case any other annoying person decided to get in the way. The ratings will begin to appear during next week. I hope you appreciate my effort and respect it.
    The ratings will be based on the stats from the Argentina Clausura, not Apertura
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    That is an easy one Paulo Lucas, definately Carlos Eduardo of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, he has been a first choice in their team for pretty much the whole season in Germany, and has helped them to 2nd place in Bundesliga 2. He is currently rated the same on SM, as Leandro Lima (85), but Carlos will rise, Leandro Lima will decrease. Carlos is also attracting interest from Manchester United, and a summer move is being reported.
    Eduardo's Stats - 18 Starts, 2 Subs, 1482 Mins, 5 Goals, 3 Yellow Cards
    However Leandro Lima is currently suffering for FC Porto in Portugal, he is yet to start a game, and it is almost the end of the season. He will definately decrease in the rating changes, however I know he has a lot of potential, and will resurrect his career later on.
    Lima's Stats - 7 Subs, 214 Mins, 1 Yellow Card
    For now, definately go for Carlos Eduardo
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    Liverpool Overview

    Liverpool continue their fine form of the season again, hitting 18 goals in 3 league games. Captain Andrei Arshavin, who has been in recent form, has hit 8 goals in the last 6 games, helping Liverpool to get an outstanding 16 points out the last 18.

    Liverpool 4-0 Newcastle


    Referee: Olegario Benquerenca (Portugal)
    Date: Saturday 19th April (8pm K/O)
    Sinar made 4 changes to this match. Sami Hyypia returning to the line-up after missing the last 2 games from injury. Goran Pandev makes his debut, covering for Ivan Rakitic, who drops to the bench. Dimitar Berbatov returns after missing 3 games out. The most noticable change is that left-back John Arne Riise will be back to the squad after missing 8 games out through injury.

    Liverpool (4-5-1):
    Reina
    Heitinga
    Hyypia
    Carragher
    Riise
    Pandev (debut)
    Zapater
    Aimar
    Robinho
    Arshavin ©
    Berbatov
    Ouaddou
    Jones
    Gago
    Cabarello
    Rakitic



    First Half:
    It was Liverpool who started the First Half better, with Pablo Aimar powerfully shooting in from 20 yards, his 6th of the season. Jose Reina saved 2 shots from Kazenga Lualua and Michael Owen. It was a bad start for John Arne Riise, getting booked on the 8th minute for violet conduct. Lualua pressured Liverpool again, forcing another save out of Reina. It was Liverpool who countered yet again this season, with another defensive scramble and letting Jamie Carragher tumble in a shot from 5 yards.
    Half Time: Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle.
    Second Half:
    Liverpool were told to finish off their opponents, but failed to do with Berbatov scuffing 3 shots. Subsitute Ivan Rakitic came on for Goran Pandev, and immediately made an impact, but his shot went over the bar. Liverpool had several many more chances, but it wasn't to be until the 83rd minute, when debutant Goran Pandev made his mark at Anfield with a screamer outside the box. The match was done and dusted when captain Andrei Arshavin got a goal in his 3rd consecutive match, slotting home in the bottom corner of the net.
    Full Time: Liverpool 4-0 Newcastle.
    Liverpool dominated the match in possession wise, but only hit 4 shots on target, all of them going in for Liverpool. Liverpool had 4 yellow cards on top of 8 corners as well.



    Managers Comments (Tom Sinar): "Another good display by the lads, we're 10 points clear now, I just hope we can keep it up at the moment, we are in fantastic form, the goals we've scored are really good, 39 scored, we've scored the most in England, and conceded the joint least, which I must admit is a record for us. The attacking flow was good today, the communication was good and now we can leave in a positive to face West Ham on Wednesday".
    Captains Comments (Andrei Arshavin): "I think we have one hand on the title already, whilst we're winning, one less game will go, leaving it harder for the other teams to catch up. To be the Clubs highest scorer in my first season here at Liverpool and to be appointed captain is an honour. I've always tried to set myself a record of goals per season, let's just say, I am really close to it. It's hard to compete in matches with people injured and banned, I'm just glad that we've only got one injury at the moment, it's been quite hard to cope without them. But now we have them back like Riise, Robinho and Berbatov is very good, yes I was on form when we switched to the 3-4-2-1, but I prefer being the only AM, it's how I compete best. We needed cover on the right and upfront, I was glad to find out we had signed Pandev, his a very good player and I'm glad he made a good debut".
    Man of the Match Comment (Robinho): "I am glad to get MOM here. To be out for a month and a half since the opening game of the season, and then to come back is very good for me. When I found out I was playing upfront, I thought I wouldn't do any good, but I found form with 3 goals in 2 games, and 7 assists, so I find that very good that I contributed to our wins and I will only get better in the league, I was playing on the left wing tonight, but I feel I done good with the MOM performance, a good win".

    League Table


    So the win places Liverpool 10 points clear of Arsenal, 12 points clear of 3rd and 4th. The season is still early and anyone can pop a surprise.

    Past 10 results


    Liverpool have only lost 1 in 10 in all competitions, the loss was against Roma who they lost 1-0 to, but fielded their reserves. The draw was against Manchester City, where 2 players got injured and 1 sent off.



    Next 10 Fixtures

    Liverpool play teams such as Manchester United and Celtic, playing Sheffield Wednesday in the Cup. Next 10 fixtures - 6 at home, 4 away.



    Robinho - "Good to be back".

    After missing the past 5 weeks with a cruciate ligament injury, the Brazilian playmaker has since returned, sharper than ever. Robinho has hit 3 goals, 7 assists since returning and believes he can only get better. "I've been out for 5 weeks, which was a definite blow to me and the team. The Manager didn't want to push me back to play by featuring me against Manchester City, and he didn't so I could then face Derby County, and I'm just glad I'm back now, the future is bright for me and the club, I just want to go out and make the best of it". Robinho who got injured during the first game of the season over the 3-0 win against Aston Villa was pleased to pick up MOM, as said above. Sinar said,"Robinho's a great lad, he works hard in training, his vision is excellent, he can only get better".

    (Thumbs up for Robinho)
    Arshavin in the form of his life.


    Captain Andrei Arshavin has told SMTV in an exclusive interview that he is in the form of his life. Arshavin, 26, was recently appointed Captain of Liverpool following his fantastic start to the season. Arshavin has hit 9 goals this season, the Clubs highest scorer and Division 1's 2nd top scorer. He has hit 8 in 6 and he believes he can reach at least 20 goals before the end of the season. "When I moved here, people were thinking, Who am I? I thought that was a bit over the top, but I just got on with it and decided to carry on with it, the Critics I have are my best friends, they motivate me into doing my best, I don't think I have any Critics now! But my form of late has been fantastic, I would at least try to get 20 goals, but that isn't my target, I am not far away from my own target, if I reach it, I will tell you, but from now I'll just carry on what I do every match - Play".

    (Andrei Arshavin has silenced all critics)


    Can Liverpool clinch more vital points in the early stage of the season? Find out in their next match, away to West Ham United.



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    Everton batter Chelsea!

    Chelsea 0-3 Everton

    Everton faced a strong Chelsea side away at Stamford Bridge. In a interview earlier, Toffees manager Louis Mattis stated he didnt expect anything from the game, but got completely the opposite. Everton dominated 54% possession and had 8 out of 20 shots on target. Everton opened the scoring on the 37th minute, on form striker Christian Benitez losing his marker and thumping a low shot into the corner of the net which was enough to give Everton a1-0 lead at half time.
    Everton were looking to start the second half off like they ended the first half. They added there second on the hour mark, Christian Benitez scoring Everton's second and his second of the game finding himself in yards of space and making no mistake from 15 yards. And to round off a wonderful performance, Everton added there final goal on the 83rd minute, Mata Mario Suarez scoring after poor communication by the Chelsea defence to give Everton all three points and to move them up to third.




    (Benitez was on fire yet again for Everton tonight bagging another two goals!)




    (Saurez's late goal made sure Everton returned to Goodison park with all three points)

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    SEVILLA UPDATE
    Sevilla have signed two, top quality players in the past week or so with a top striker and an experienced defender joining from their respective clubs. In recent weeks Sevilla have beaten Levski and Marseille in the group in the SMFA CC and have won three from their last four in the league. Philp is happy with how his side are doing and was happy that his reserve side dumped Almeria tonight as well. Sevilla are currently fourth, six points from leaders Barcelona.
    Kevin Kuranyi moved from Schalke for a bargain £20,000,000

    Silva Andre Luiz from Nancy for a good fee of £16,000,000

    And Philp has told the Sevilla fans that they are to remember that a deal has been struck with Lyon seeing that *Sidney Govou will join at the end of the season. the good relations continue between the two clubs as Philp has already notched Jeremy Toulalan from the French giants. The new look Sevilla side this year sees faces such as Kuranyi and also Altintop and Sanhuez as well as youngster De Jong



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    Hello, I am Joe Charley and I am going to find and research the finest young talent North & South America has available. From Argentina to Venezuela I am covering all the countries. The first 'Superstars' will be announced shortly. By the way players that have already been mentioned but have not had a detailed report on themselves will be mentioned in this thread. All players will be 21 years of age or below.
    Here are my youth players that I have added so far, you will find detailed information about every single youth player on this list furthur into the thread. If you click on the name of the player you want to look at you will be taken directly to that specific player.
    Update 1-10
    Update 11-20
    #1 Juan Forlín
    #2 Osvaldo Gaitan
    #3 Christian La Torre
    #4 Deison Mendez
    #5 Carlos Eduardo Sabja
    #6 Fernando Muslera
    #7 Aislan
    #8 Danilinho
    #9 Wagner Luiz Fogolari
    #10 Coutinho
    #11 Victor Andrade
    #12 Jean Carlos Chera
    #13 Neymar
    #14 Rafael Forster
    #15 Cassio Ramos
    #16 Carlos Augusto Zambrano
    #17 Carlos Bazalar
    #18 Santiago Tréllez
    #19 Gabriel Ferrari
    #20 Johann Smith
    #21 Maximiliano Moralez
    #22 Thiago Heleno
    #23 Cristian Bogado
    #24 Carlos Javier Acuna
    #25 Jeronimo Barrales
    #26 Nicolas Mazzola
    #27 Fernando Aristeguieta
    #28 Felipe
    #29 Hernan Villafane
    #30 Juan Surraco
    #31 Wellington
    #32 Diego Polenta
    #33 Gonzalo Barreto
    #34 Nicolás Mezquida
    #35 Rodrigo Diaz
    #36 Nicolás Ameli
    #37 Alexis Quintulén
    #38 Matías Jadue
    #39 Luis Guilherme
    #40 Thiago
    #41 Jerrel Britto
    #42 Lester Peltier
    #43 Eric Lichaj
    #44 Damián Escudero
    #45 Fernando Guerrero
    #46 Asmir Begovic
    #47 Damián Ismodes
    #48 Nicolás Medina
    #49 David Edgar
    #50 Will Johnson
    #51 Gary Kagelmacher
    #52 Martín Cáceres
    #53 Frank Fernandez
    #54 Gerson
    #55 Juan Gómez
    #56 Elivelton
    #57 Mykell Bates
    #58 Pablo Ochoa
    #59 Caio
    #60 Dentinho
    #61 Carlos Valencia
    #62 Diogo Gomes Pereira
    #63 Edson
    #64 Alex Teixeira
    #65 Ji Parana
    #66 Gary Medel
    #67 Marco Ruben
    #68 Giuliano
    #69 Jonathan Dos Santos
    #70 Kayke
    #71 Angel Di Maria
    #72 Fagner
    #73 Cristian Benitez
    #74 Freddy Guarin
    #75 Cristian Zapata
    #76 Carlos Eduardo
    #77 Lee Nguyen
    #78 Bryan Arguez
    #79 Tales
    #80 Alfonso Blanco
    #81 Julio Dominguez
    #82 Jorge Hernandez
    #83 Leandro Lima
    #84 Amaral
    #85 Willian
    #86 Celso Borges
    #87 Luiz Adriano
    #88 Leonardo Sigali
    #89 Luizao
    #90 Sidnei
    #91 Pedro Ken
    #92 Leo
    #93 Sal Zizzo
    #94 Keon Daniel
    #95 Jefferson Pinto
    #96 Dario Bottinelli
    #97 Omar Arellano
    #98 Ever Guzman
    #99 Boris Sagredo
    #100 Victor Ismael Sosa
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    Re: M.I.R. Romanian (& other countires too) talents


    Nationality: Romanian
    D.O.B.:25 April 1991
    Position: Mid
    Alexandru plays for Otelul Galati and although he is only 17 years old he is one of the favorite players of the team's manager .
    He played in 4 or 5 friendlies in winter 2007 but in last part of the season 2007/2008 he played more than half hour in an official match , making his debut at senior level.
    His position is an kind of CM/AM , but because he is young and on friendlies he played more as an sub he played as LM or RM too ,but he had 1 or 2 assists and he looked like an important player for the team.
    He was added on DB as M and he don't have a clear position yet because he don't have too many mins played for the club but he can fix that .
    This summer he continued with Otelul and he had even more appearances on friendlies and many peoples saw him as a regular for his team but the things aren't every time how them seem to be and because of his club situation's he was only on bench in the first 3 or 4 turns then he wasn't called to senior but recently he is back and he have 3 matches on row on subs bench and I think that this time he can get into the senior team again and maybe by the end of the season he'll be an important player for Galati.
    He plays for the U-18 NT and he got his place in the middle of the team , being a regular in the last 5 matches played for them.


    On DB rated 72
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    This is a post that me and my mate Michael all about French youth players for leagues all over world. We will continue to add French players in replies to this thread, once we find more players. Please note that some players might have benn heard of before and a purely use for the French youth, no matter how popular they are. Enjoy these early few there are seven here.
    Armand Traoré:
    Has started 1 game for Arsenal this season. He seems like he will be part of Arsenal's youth.
    Season Stats:
    Premiership: 1 Appearance
    Carling Cup: 4 Appearances
    Champions League: 2 Appearances
    FA Cup: 2 Appearances
    SM Stats:
    Player Name: Armand TRAORE
    Club Name: Arsenal
    Age: 18 years old
    Born: 8 October 1989
    Nationality: French
    Position: Left Back (LB)
    Foot: Left
    Rating: 83
    Last Rating Change: 3
    SM Value: £3,846,000
    Contract: 2 Years - £11,850 per Turn
    Abou Diaby:
    9 Starts this season with 6 sub appearances and 1 goal.
    Season Stats:
    Premiership: 15 Appearance
    Carling Cup: 5 Appearances
    Champions League: 5 Appearances
    FA Cup: 2 Appearances
    Euro 2008 - Qualifiers 1 Appearance
    SM Stats:
    Player Name: Abou DIABY
    Club Name: Arsenal
    Age: 21 years old
    Born: 11 May 1986
    Nationality: French
    Position: Central Midfield/Left Midfield (CM/LM)
    Foot: Right
    Rating: 88
    Last Rating Change: 1
    SM Value: £6,685,000
    Contract: 5 Years - £21,250 per Turn
    Damien Plessis:
    1 Appearance for Liverpool this season.
    Season Stats:
    Premiership: 1 Appearance
    SM Stats:
    Player Name: Damien PLESSIS
    Club Name: Liverpool
    Age: 20 years old
    Born: 5 March 1988
    Nationality: French
    Position: Defensive Midfield (DM)
    Foot: Left
    Rating: 75
    Last Rating Change: 0
    SM Value: £547,000
    Contract: 2 Years - £7,200 per Turn
    Charles N'Zogbia:
    30 Appearances with 3 goals.
    Season Stats:
    Premiership: 30 Appearance
    Carling Cup: 2 Appearances
    FA Cup: 3 Appearances
    SM Stats:
    Player Name: Charles N'ZOGBIA
    Club Name: Newcastle
    Age: 21 years old
    Born: 28 May 1986
    Nationality: French
    Position: Left Midfield/Left Back (LM/LB)
    Foot: Left
    Rating: 88
    Last Rating Change: 1
    SM Value: £6,685,000
    Contract: 5 Years - £20,750 per Turn
    Younes Kaboul:
    21 Appearances with 2 sub appearances aswell and 3 goals.
    Season Stats:
    Premiership: 21 Appearance
    Carling Cup: 4 Appearances
    FA Cup: 1 Appearances
    UEFA Cup: 3 Appearances
    SM Stats:
    Player Name: Younes KABOUL
    Club Name: Tottenham Hotspur
    Age: 22 years old
    Born: 4 January 1986
    Nationality: French
    Position: Centre Back (CB)
    Foot: Right
    Rating: 87
    Last Rating Change: 1
    SM Value: £5,813,000
    Contract: 3 Years - £21,250 per Turn
    Adel Taarabt:
    6 Substitute apearances.
    Season Stats:
    Premiership: 6 Appearance
    FA Cup: 1 Appearances
    UEFA Cup: 3 Appearances
    SM Stats:
    Player Name: Adel TAARABT
    Club Name: Tottenham
    Age: 18 years old
    Born: 25 May 1989
    Nationality: French
    Position: Attacking Midfield/Left Midfield (AM/LM)
    Foot: Both
    Rating: 82
    Last Rating Change: 0
    SM Value: £3,286,000
    Contract: 4 Years - £12,300 per Turn
    Stéphane Ruffier:
    6 Starts and 1 appearance.
    Season Stats:
    Ligue 1: 7 Appearances
    SM Stats:
    Player Name: Stéphane RUFFIER
    Club Name: Monaco
    Age: 21 years old
    Born: 27 September 1986
    Nationality: French
    Position: Goalkeeper (G)
    Foot: Right
    Rating: 80
    Last Rating Change: 3
    SM Value: £2,111,000
    Contract: 3 Years - £7,200 per Turn
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    Exams Are Over!!!!!! Back To Scouting
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    Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan will launch a £15m bid to sign Barcelona striker Thierry Henry. (The Sun)
    Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez's summer shopping list includes Wigan winger Antonio Valencia. (Daily Mirror)
    Benitez also wants Gareth Barry, Borussia Dortmund's Philipp Degen, Athletico Bilbao's Fernando Amorebieta and Espanyol's Albert Riera. (Various)
    Degen has verbally agreed with Benitez to move to Anfield on a free transfer this summer. (Various)
    Atletico Madrid midfielder Maxi Rodriguez is another target for Benitez. (The Sun)
    Arsenal are considering selling their Swiss defender Philippe Senderos at the end of the season. (The Independent)
    Chelsea have told Real Madrid that they must pay £18m to sign striker Didier Drogba. (Daily Star)
    Manchester City hope to sign Liverpool's Peter Crouch, Tottenham's Aaron Lennon and CSKA Moscow duo Jo and Daniel Carvalho this summer. (Various)
    City must pay £21m if they want Brazil striker Jo. (Daily Mirror)
    Crystal Palace are keen on Norwich striker Darren Huckerby. (Daily Mirror)
    Croatia boss Slaven Bilic has told Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Luka Modric to join Newcastle. (Various)
    Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell is set to reject a move to Newcastle to stay at Stamford Bridge. (Daily Mirror)
    Aston Villa are the latest side to target Sidwell and they are also keen to bring in Liverpool's Peter Crouch and Benfica defender Nelson. (Star)
    Inter Milan have confirmed they want to sign Arsenal midfielder Alexander Hleb. (Daily Star)
    Arsenal have improved their latest contract offer to midfielder Mathieu Flamini in a bid to stop him from joining Juventus. (Daily Mirror)
    West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green is ready to pledge his long-term future to the club. (Daily Star)
    Bolton goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen is back in training after being told he does not need back surgery. (The Sun)
    Tottenham have agreed to pay Espanyol £5m for Carlos Kameni but face late competition for the goalkeeper from Aston Villa. (The Independent)
    But Spurs hope to hijack Portsmouth's £8.3m bid for Real Mallorca winger Jonas Gutierrez. (The Independent)
    Liverpool have signed 16-year-old Tamworth goalkeeper Dean Chamberlain. (Daily Star)
    Middlesbrough's weekly wage bill will be slashed by £130,000 if Mark Schwarzer, Fabio Rochemback and Gaizka Mendieta leave the club. (Daily Star)
    Schwarzer looks likely to join Bayern Munich and Boro are considering a £4m move for Tottenham keeper Paul Robinson to replace him. (Various)
    Newcastle and Liverpool are both eyeing a summer swoop for Colchester winger Medy Elito. (Daily Mirror)
    Barcelona star Ronaldinho has told team-mates at the Spanish club that he may be leaving the Nou Camp to move to Manchester City. (The Independent)
    Fenerbahce's London-born striker Colin Kazim-Richards wants to return to the Premier League from Turkey. (Express)
    Dundee United have confirmed defender Christian Kalvenes is set to leave the club. (Daily Record)
    Inverness Caledonian Thistle chairman George Fraser says the club do not have to sell striker Marius Niculae to avert a cash crisis. (Daily Record)
    St Mirren boss Gus MacPherson fears he could lose David van Zanten to a bigger club in the summer. (Daily Record) OTHER GOSSIP
    Nani says his Manchester United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo was devastated after missing his penalty against Barcelona. (The Sun)
    But Ronaldo says he is not afraid to take another spot-kick against Barcelona in the second leg of United's Champions League semi-final. (The Sun)
    Kolo Toure wants to replace William Gallas as Arsenal captain. (The Sun)
    Wembley Stadium lost £22m during its first year of operation, according to accounts set to be published next month. (Various)
    Chelsea's German international midfielder Michael Ballack, 31, wants to end his career at Stamford Bridge. (Daily Star)
    Meanwhile, Blues defender Ricardo Carvalho says his side can blow the title race wide open by beating Manchester United on Saturday. (Mirror)
    Manchester City are to appoint Brazilian coach Roberto Carlos de Carvalho as their international youth development chief. (Daily Mirror)
    An unnamed football club have approached a leading sports scientist to apply genetic research to their players. (The Guardian)
    Celtic playmaker Shunsuke Nakamura will shake off an ankle injury in time for Sunday's clash with Rangers. (Record)
    Aberdeen boss Jimmy Calderwood says his players must prove they have a future at Pittodrie between now and the end of the season. (Daily Record)
    East Stirling could be thrown out of the Scottish League in two years if they finish bottom of the League again this season. (Daily Record) AND FINALLY...
    Cardiff City have teamed up with Fame Academy star James Fox to record their FA Cup final song Bluebirds Flying High.
    Teetotal West Brom boss Tony Mowbray will celebrate by cracking open his leftover Easter eggs instead of champagne if the Baggies win promotion to the Premier League.
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    Re: Dentinho
    He has been discusssed many times in the past mate. Joe Charley (Carbon) has done a full report on the player. What exactly did you type on the search? because when you type in "Dentinho" several threads came up for me;)
    This is from Joe Charley's thread;) http://forum.soccermanager.com/showpost.php?p=225430&postcount=124
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    Re: ben arfa for walcott
    Sell Ben Arfa, he will never make it into the big time, because he is too selfish with the ball, overated. Walcott will be an extremely good player, and will eventually be rated higher than Ben Arfa.
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    Doe © got a reaction from BenReado in Team-Sitting   
    Don't you hate it when you go on holiday with your parents or by yourself, and you cannot access a computer, to go on SM and manage your teams?, your season is often ruined and you lose your winning streak
    Well here is your answer!
    I am running a team sitting service for forumers!
    This would involve the person who is unable to get to a computer, to tell me their password. I know everyone who is reading this, goes "No-way", but I am an honest, trustworthy person, and I would do a supurb temporary job, in charge of your team(s). As soon as you return and you are able to manage your teams again, all you do is change your password (if you are really scared I am going to mess around)<--- Lets face it that will NEVER happen.
    You tell me, how you want your teams played and the tactics you desire to use, and I WILL follow them.
    This idea has been passed by SM, as I have wrote a ticket and have had a reply:
    You said: 2008-03-10 20:40:52 BST
    Hello, I would like to create a thread on the forum called 'Teamsitting', this means that when other members are on holiday, I could manage their teams, and only their teams for them. This would involve them telling me their password, discreetly. I feel that by offering this service, many users who go on holiday and are unable to access a computer will not have their team's seasons ruined by injuries and suspensions that havn't been changed etc. I am a trustworthy person, and would not under any cirumstances do anything stupid. I needed to know our opinion on the matter first.
    Regards, Joe Charley
    If you decline this idea, I would reccommend a holiday button to be put on the SM game interface.
    SM Support said: 2008-03-11 10:14:03 BST
    Hi Joe,
    Feel free to create a forum thread with this.
    Regards
    David
    I hope this service is used to maximum potential.
    A lot of trust is involved but I am trustworthy.
    Why would I mess about? - Mess about - Ban
    I hope my idea is accepted, and I have some customers!
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