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  1. Re: PORTUGAL – 1st and 2nd Division extensive thread - Discussion Thread

    Luis Pité is another story. He's an exciting young player. The kid is a real talent' date=' it was his first season at senior level and he was one of the most impressive players in the team. His technical skills are very good, he has great dribble and a great left foot shoot. I think it would be the best for him to spend another season at Beira-Mar in order to fully develop himself before jump on to a bigger team, [b']but there's already rumours that he may join Braga or even Porto[/b], to play for their B team at first. Imo he has potential to do something similar to what Rafa Silva did this season for Braga, but he needs to keep working hard.

    Yeah, he's supposedly joining us this season or the next one. Talented kid who hopefully won't stay in the shadows for much longer.

  2. Re: PORTUGAL – 1st and 2nd Division extensive thread - Discussion Thread

    What about Nuno Reis from Sporting. Is he worth keeping? Currently on loan at Cercle Brugge.

    Yes. As I recall' date=' he was one of the best CBs in the U-20 WC. Loaning him out was a huge mistake, considering how squishy Sporting's defence turned out to be. He's better than the likes of Polga or Alberto Rodriguez and I guess he'll be in the squad next season.

    what about Maicon Pereira (Porto)? Can he reach 89 in the next review??

    Definitely! I always mentioned his potential in older posts. As some of you may recall, I pointed out the similarities to Pepe (including the bald head :D). Anyway, he improved his game a lot and I put him ahead of Otamendi right now. He's still playing regularly as a RB though, God knows why...

    Hi DP' date=' hoping to pick your brains for a mo. Which player(s) would you say have been the biggest surprise(s) of the season in positive terms?

    Any players that are not necessarily household names that stand out to you as potential stars?

    Cheers in advance...[/quote']

    Rodrigo, Ewerton and Carrilo. I do not include James in this lot because he ain't really a surprise, he has always been that good. Anyway, all three of them will get a nice bump in their rating (guessing a +3) and they are must keeps.

    James Rodriguez to 90?

    I'd stop doing predictions if he didn't.

    just a curiosity

    what do you think of jeffren of sporting lisboa?

    i'm managing sporting in a custom game world so it's very hard to decide which players should be sold

    thanks in advance

    Barcelona sold him cheaply for a reason. He is competing with Alberto Rodriguez to see who can stay injured for longer. It's a sad truth. Don't bother with him.

    Can we see Diego Capel again at 90?

    Not any time soon. Sporting needs CL football before getting higher ratings and the only players who'll get 90 are the ones playing for their respective NT's. Capel is not representing Spain ATM and I can't see him being called in the future.

    will oscar cardoso of benfica rise? thanks.

    He doesn't deserve to be rated the same as Hulk or higher than Aimar. But the truth is that his goalscoring record is approaching the same tally of when he first went to 91. And he has CL football. The odds are high' date=' but honestly there are better strikers out there.

    and Rui Patricio on same level?

    Yep, he'll be the starter for Portugal in Euro and he's becoming a top notch GK. 90 is pretty much a no-brainer, but let's see how SM behaves.

    Okay' date='got myself in a new setup. Just taking care of Porto. Since I'm no expert in Portuguese Primeira Liga and rarely watch Porto game except for european game. So I guess I need a few help with this player.

    Which one should I keep or sell?


    [*]DANILO, Luiz

    [*]CASTRO, André

    [*]UKRA, Monteiro

    [*]MANGALA, Eliaquim

    [*]KLEBER, Pinheiro

    [*]SANDRO, Alex

    [*]ITURBE, Juan

    [*]WALTER, Henrique

    [*]PEDRO, Rui

    Sorry for copy and pasta.

    Thanks in advance. :)

    Sell Walter and Rui Pedro. Maybe Ukra as well if you need the money. The others should be kept.

  3. Re: PORTUGAL – 1st and 2nd Division extensive thread - Discussion Thread

    could i sell alberto rodriguez' date=' 27 years old of Sporting CP?[/quote']

    Yes. He's way too injury prone to be a top CB in Portugal.

    Soares CEDRIC' date=' out on loan at academia, is he worth hanging on to long term?[/quote']


    Can Bruno Cesar rise on next review of Portugal league? What is the new rating?

    No rise.

    Nélson Oliveira got called up to the Portuguese NT for the friendly against Poland. What's your thoughts on that DP?

    Considering the alternatives are Postiga and Hugo Almeida I'd say he has good chances of making it to the Euro. He needs more opportunities in the team though, otherwise he'll never gain enough match fitness for such a tough competition.

  4. Re: PORTUGAL – 1st and 2nd Division extensive thread - Discussion Thread

    How bad is his injury? Also what position did he play v etihad?
    Ooh' date=' 4months out then, bad news for my Northampton :(

    @ Derby, looks like the Maicon ''experience'' starts again for you :D:p[/quote']

    He'll be out for a month and a half, according to Danilo himself. I think it a bit too optimistic, but we'll see.

    He didn't do very bad yesterday, but nothing compared to Danilo. :o

  5. Re: PORTUGAL – 1st and 2nd Division extensive thread - Discussion Thread

    Luiz DANILO - do you think he will rise?

    Yes, he's such a talent! He will become a regular for Porto now that the Maicon 'experience' is over, plus he has been called up by Brazilian manager for the past three games. He had a meteoric rating rise in the past year though, so don't expect anything bigger than a +1 in the next ratings change.

  6. Re: PORTUGAL – 1st and 2nd Division extensive thread - Discussion Thread

    any new successor to christino Ronlado emerge yet?

    someone like Nani is fine..

    Carrillo! The only player from Sporting I'd want in my team.

    His stats are poor...

    Not really. Rio Ave is struggling since the beginning of the league' date=' but Kelvin has been a creative force lately, still behind Atsu though.

    Was wondering if we could get a update on both him and Iturbe I think I read they wanted to loan Iturbe out and I think Kelvin already is on loan. Are they really worthy of the hype surrounding them? All I know of them is from what i have read and seen on youtube and not that impressed with Kelvin to be honest.

    Kelvin is a very Robinho-esque player, and Rio Ave is not a team of possession, which ends up hurting his chances to show himself. I wasn't too happy with the loan move at first, but seeing how pathetic our manager turned out to be it's a good thing that the talent of Kelvin wasn't wasted on his hands, like Iturbe. The Argie lad was arguably the most notorious player in the U-20 South American Cup, yet he ends up behind Cristian Rodriguez and Varela. :rolleyes: I can't stress enough how I despise our manager.

  7. Re: PORTUGAL – 1st and 2nd Division extensive thread - Discussion Thread

    No. Unless Sporting makes magic in the Europa League and this guy scores a lot of goals. But this is so improbable that it's even hard to imagine it. Just a reminder: Sporting just dropped to 5th in league.

    Assuming they are getting through against that Polish side' date=' I expect them to suffer a massacre at the hands of Porto... *[i']wishful thinking[/i]* :P

    Nah, probably not Porto. :o But I admit I can't stop laughing with the idea of Sporting playing against City. Another 12-1 coming up perhaps? :D

  8. Re: Official Red Devils thread

    What a sacrilege! What an ignominy! :rolleyes:

    I honestly think you English have way too much sportsmanship. Suarez is a latino, their passion and behaviour towards football goes beyond your understanding. I have no problem admitting I wouldn't have shaken hands with Evra either if I sat out eight matches for ON-PITCH words.

  9. Re: PORTUGAL – 1st and 2nd Division extensive thread - Discussion Thread

    How good is Elderson Echiejile?

    He's your typical African full back; compensates his lack of defensive abilities with his athleticism. I don't reckon he can go much further in terms of rating.

    with janko's arrival is kleber's time finished?
    I also want to know this...

    Janko scored on his debut and delivered more danger to the opposition's net than Kléber in all his 2012 matches combined... Janko will settle and play the majority of the matches until the end of the season. In Europa League he will be unavailable, but I'm sure Kléber will stay on the bench anyway and Hulk will play up front against City.

    Rest assured though, I'm not giving up on the lad. I saw him playing for Marítimo and I know what he's capable of. 87 falls very short to his true potential.

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