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  1. Re: English Championship 1 Thanks! Good luck for the big final tonight!
  2. Re: English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread after 3 straight wins, "get back to earth!"
  3. Re: World Championship 30000: Discussion thread a few good rises for sporting lately. fonte and carriço to 88, paulo oliveira to 87 and joão mário to 86. on the other hand, the form of the team is very very poor. only 4 points out of the last 6 games...
  4. Re: English Championship 1 Thanks guys! To be honest I still don't believe it!! It was an excellent run, one that I do not remember having since a long time. Sheffield United performed amazingly, and you just have to look at the table, and I never thought Hull could surpass them. As I said before, credit to Chili for building this team! Thanks! HULL CITY FOREVER!
  5. Re: PORTUGAL – 1st and 2nd Division extensive thread - Discussion Thread It has been a great journey since 2011, great people and great fun! And well, This is my forum post number 1000! I could have written it in one of the GWs where I'm in, and in that case I would have choosen EC7777 because of my beloved Newport, but I have decided to write it in my country's forum thread. It is in form of a tribute to Vitória de Guimarães and their staff, namely Rui Vitória their head-coach. Since 2011 they are doing a great job with scouting and player formation, providing a lot of decent talent to Portuguese football. Keep an eye on this team. All my respect to Académica too. Below is my game report and opinions about "Guimarães 4 vs 0 Académica" of last Saturday. A bit long though. Hope you enjoy it and give your feedback. Thanks! Vitória de Guimarães bounced back after losing at the Estádio da Luz January 17, 2015 The Rui Vitória's side has already proven that can make damage to major teams like Porto (1-1) and Sporting (3-0) at the Dom Afonso Henriques. But after the fiasco against Benfica, it was more than needed to clear the ugly image left at the Luz. What better opponent to fulfill that need than the struggling Académica? 4-0 was a really competent response. Guimarães had a strong start and Hernâni on the opening minute showed what they were up to with a powerful but very wide shot. The home team kept pushing but an unbelievable failure by Rafael Lopes right in front of Assis encouraged the Estudantes to go against the more dominating Vitória. At minute 16 though, the recent team reinforcement Rui Valente, scored the first for Vitória. The former Leixões, who played 32m against Benfica, deserved the coach's confidence and on his first appearance as a starter netted the opening goal. This season, the 23-year-old scored for eight times in 18 appearances for Leixões in Segunda Liga, Portuguese second tier, and caught the attention of Guimarães’ technical team. Rui Valente seems to be another successful example of the transfer policy followed by the Guimarães side. The club consistently brings in unknown young players, works their talents and skills and prepares them to higher flights. Look at the case of the Ivorian Adama Traoré, recruited in Australia at the beginning of the season and recently transferred to the Swiss FC Basel. According to Transfermarkt he arrived as a free transfer from Melbourne Victory and left for a 1,5Mill € fee. Académica showed a good reaction to Rui Valente's goal and managed to briefly impose their football. But the lack of confidence and the compact lines of Vitória, well organized upper in the field, ended the Estudantes’ intentions. Three dangerous shots announced the inevitable second goal for the home team. Ofori couldn’t stop Hernâni within the laws and the referee pointed to the penalty mark. André André didn’t miss and netted the second for Vitória. The halftime did not come before Tomané get back to the goals. 3-0 for Guimarães. In the second half Vitória was more dominant, with a very straight forward football that led to the fourth scored by Hernâni – a merit reward for his good performance. Also worthy to mention is the quality of both Guimarães central defenders, especially João Afonso with a set of key tackles. By the chances that has created, Académica do not deserved to abandon the Dom Afonso Henriques without scoring, but the lack of aim punished the intentions of Paulo Sérgio's men. Also Assis, with two excellent saves near the end, denied them the consolation prize. Rui Vitória was happy with the team and highlighted the importance of a good response after losing with Benfica. “We created many danger situations by defense-attack transitions and took advantage of Académica’s bad period. We controlled the game and it was a fair result.” he said in the flash interview. On the other hand Paulo Sérgio was disappointed, “We started well and created a great chance but we put ourselves out of the game. It was too easy the way Vitória scored. We had our chances, didn’t score them and with a 3-0 at the halftime, the game was decided.” With this result, Vitória de Guimarães keeps Sporting CP under pressure while Académica fails to escape to the last positions in the table. Taça da Liga (League Cup) is the next challenge for both the teams.
  6. Re: English Championship 7777 - Discussion Thread Newport's captain José Fonte got the deserved +1 rise! Maybe +1 by the end of the season, depending on Southampton performance?
  7. Re: English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread not much of a start for Barnsley... tough season ahead!
  8. Re: English Championship 7777 - Discussion Thread You really become aware of how small is your team when you receive a message like this: We are breaking records though! Expect us :)
  9. Re: World Championship 30000: Discussion thread draw one and lost two which makes us 4th. hope to be up to the task tonight against twente! really need the points to keep up the fight
  10. Re: English Championship 1 been absent with xmas and all... was crushed by Carlisle, congratulations John! but fortunately managed to bounce back against Darlington very tough match tonight against Peterborough!
  11. Re: English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread this season the chairman's ambitions are more adequate to reality! still a lot of work to do at barnsley!
  12. Re: English Championship 7777 - Discussion Thread Today's match against Cheltenham Town will be my 200th with Newport County. A special match to lose this one Good luck Tony!
  13. Re: PORTUGAL – 1st and 2nd Division extensive thread - Discussion Thread Hey! Would like to leave you here the link to PortuGOAL.net an English written source of information about Portuguese football. Could be interesting also because of some player reports like Bruno Fernandes and João Mário for example. Have fun! Thanks
  14. Re: English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread you know i love you, even if it is only for a quick one :D:D
  15. Re: English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread Hey Mr. Fluffy!! It's curious, two or three days ago I was thinking that I was not in any setup with you... I was really worried, not by that fact, but actually by having the slightest thought about you!! I went to see my shrink right away and she told me that my condition is really serious and I must be treated at once :confused: My only hope she said, is that it was not a romantic thought about your beard! Welcome on board
  16. Re: English Championship 7777 - Discussion Thread You are really doing great, congratulations! You broke my good run and since then I lost my boys! 3 defeats in 4 matches Another manager I would like to congratulate is michael h, from Lincoln City (136 matches so far). He did 2nd in Div5, after a great season 7, but missed the play-off promotion. Another great season 8, being 2nd again, but managing to be promoted in the play-offs. He is now 11th in Div4 and maintaining the chance of promotion fight. Keep pushing michael!
  17. Re: World Championship 30000: Discussion thread Very important away draw to maintain the 2nd place, but we deserved the 3 points this time. Better days to come I hope!
  18. Re: English Championship 7777 - Discussion Thread Newport was completely crushed tonight by Rochdale! It was an ugly one, that sees us having just one point ahead in the fight for direct promotion.
  19. Re: English Championship 1 The credit of building the team is all for Chilli! I'm only the lucky one I lost two good midfielders lately, I need to be careful now. Barkley is tied up in a dark dungeon, being guarded by a one-eyed dragon!
  20. Re: English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread nice reading!
  21. Re: English Championship 7777 - Discussion Thread Thanks Nicholas! You're closer to Div1 than Div4 , keep pushing!!!
  22. Re: English Championship 1 Ashley Cole finally dropped to 90. Can we now swap him by Alaba? John are you there? :D:D Hull is actually living a dream! Hope it doesn't turn into a nightmare
  23. Re: English Championship 7777 - Discussion Thread And it actually happened. Yeovil put an end to the "magical" moment Very open match' date=' 52 shots from which 34 on target! The possession did the trick. Congratulations HannahB for the win and the 200th match! You are well launched towards the title and Div3! At least the team is still breaking records
  24. Re: English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread DAWSON, Michael DC rated 89 and LISANDRO, López AM,F(RLC) rated 88 both available for cash at Barnsley
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