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pedrooliveira last won the day on May 22 2016

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  1. Only one of Matt's setups would make me post on these butt-ugly forums again... >.> I'm interested and, if we're allowed to choose, with a European club. The weirder the club, the better.
  2. Oh crap, I thought it was 1st come 1st serve... Sorry Laura, if you want I can swap teams with you.
  3. Damn, how on earth didn't I think about that empty squad factor?! :/ Applied for Luton.
  4. Ahoy Ped, hope you are well Brother x

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      Daaave, how great to hear from you!

      I'm fine, thx! You?

  5. Yeah, 4 divisions and promotion playoffs look good. You can offer the club to Mourinho Guardiola, Matt (my Feed the Minnows account). Thx in advance!
  6. Thx Ash and Steve, much appreciated! Matt should just do what's best for the setup tho. If he believes a very reduced number of clubs is more advisable, then sticking with his original plan is sensible. If I get a saythen I believe empty squads would be the faor thing to do for everybody, but I'd be game for anything. EDIT: in case Matt wants no more than 2 additional managers, I'd let Huddo have my place. He deserves it, like Laura.
  7. I'd be up for this, Laura, as I had stated in the newsfeed of Noisy's defunct under 23 setup. A good idea would be to adopt very restrictive stadium caps (I'd say 5k, but 10k would also be okay imo), just in case you want to tweak the rules along the way, even tho I believe the 78 signing cap should never be changed. I'd say make the setup as short as possible (10/12 teams). Squad cap of 25/30 players would be advisable in order to prevent player hogging. I'd let people buy players up to 23 yo and keep them till they turn 25, as it rewards good scouting. It would have to be empty squ
  8. Bummed af for missing this! I love these R2R setups and have stuck with all I've been in till the end, including the one that's still alive today. Since as per usual, people take forever to pick their clubs, I'm gonna declare my interest again to Matt and choose Bristol Rovers in case there's a last minute dropout. If someone takes too long to accept their club, please just offer it to me, Matt!
  9. You guys make some good points. I agree Portugal's next generation is promising. But the competition will be tough and (this is especially relevant btw), unlike NTs such as Germany or France, Portugal won't have the 12th player when needed. You saw what happened in Euro 2016: we had a clear pen robbed from us vs Croatia, Poland and Wales. Fortunately things turned out well in the end, but small, poor countries, with few inhabitants, like Portugal or Uruguay, have to rely on themselves only in these big NT comps. That's why, despite player quality, I'll always see NTs like Germany or Fr
  10. Thanks Jamie! And Petros, I do think Fernando Santos is competent, but not amazing. He's too defensive for my liking, but hey... I ain't complaining. Okay, here's my opinion about Portugal's quality over the years. After 2008, quality has decreased significantly imo. This recent hiatus in quality is a direct correlated with Portugal completely crapping on its youth system during almost all the past decade. Clubs had cash, so they opted to waste it on overpriced South American crap. Since the reintroduction of B sides, Portuguese youngsters have been managing to accumulate experie
  11. Thank you very much, Rahul and Petros! Never in a million years did I think Portugal would win Euro 2016. This is a transitional group of players: oldies like Ricardo Carvalho, Pepe, Quaresma, Fonte and even Ronaldo; then youngsters like João Mário, Renato, Guerreiro and André Gomes. I believed that MAYBE we could win Euro 2020 or Euro 2024. I don't believe Portugal will ever win a WC, coz FIFA is considerably more corrupt than UEFA. I still don't think Santos is an extraordinary coach - I knew he was competent, but he's just outdone himself. He bet on a more defensive approach to most m
  12. Yo, how awesome would it be to have a Wales-Iceland final and Iceland taking home the trophy?
  13. I agree with basically everything Vítor and jgos2 said. Portugal is probs still figuring out how they beat Croatia. Really bad luck for Croatia, they did more than us to win. Shocked Iceland knocked out England. I've always said England had some young talents, but they have the same problem as Portugal: they have no coach. England really needed an assertive playmaker yesterday - they didn't quite know what to do with the ball. Iceland tho... wow! They have a population of 340k if I'm not mistaken. They already drew against Portugal and beat England. I have nothing against England, but
  14. Amen! How bout that super difficult win for Chile over Mexico? Portugal performing even worse than I expected. Would help if Ronaldo hadn't left his feet in Madrid... Would also help if the coach knew what he was doing. But in this particular case, appearances aren't deceitful - Santos is as dumb as he looks. Bringing on subs with little time left in the matches. Nani remains crap but apparently he can't be subbed. Rafa, fielded on the 88th or 89th minute, did more than Nani the entire match against Austria. Bad luck isn't a valid excuse. Portugal has always been rubbish at scoring
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