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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old August 20th, 2005, 00:08 Thread Starter
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1st round: Académica - Benfica

And off we go

Benfica will play its first game in the league, tomorrow (saturday) against Académica, at 21.30 GNT.

the game will be broadcasted by Sport Tv

Leo and Bruno Aguiar are injured, Nelson hasnt yet trained with the team and our "star" forwards havent arrived yet () , so these are the 19 players available and called by Koeman:


Keepers: Moreira e Quim.

Defenders: João Pereira, Anderson, Luisão, Alcides, Ricardo Rocha e Dos Santos.

Midfielders: Petit, Manuel Fernandes, Beto, Carlitos, Geovanni, Nuno Assis, Karyaka, Simão e Hélio Roque

Strikers: Mantorras e Nuno Gomes



my starting line-up would be:

quim
joão pereira - anderson- ricardo rocha - dos santos
petit
manuel fernandes- beto
geovanni- nuno gomes - simão



FORÇA BENFICA!!!!!!!!!!!!

"there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in"

"rocks on my path? i keep them all , one day i'll build a castle"

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Should be a win for us. If your line-up is correct, then I hate it. Just for the fact that Petit would be playing in that role. Why can't we sign another ****ing striker!?!? If we had someone, we'd be able to move either Simao or Geovanni to that midfielder/winger position. I think we also need to give Alcides some playing time. I see a lot of potential in him. Anyway, with all that said, we should win this game by atleast a two goal margin.

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And off we go to our first 3 points of the season.
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If your line-up is correct, then I hate it. Just for the fact that Petit would be playing in that role. .
what role?

petit will be ahead of the CBs, would be the classic DM, behind beto and manuel fernandes of coz


he is not on the wing naturally, im sorry if it looked that way, i will try to edit to make it more clear but....
im just not very talented with putting the line ups on the post

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The last years Academica often surprised us with good offensive minded football when we faced them, we have to be careful, so far we've mostly been lucky and got away with a win. Hope tomorrow we can start with a result which could deal as a statement for what is still to come from our team within the season lying in front of them.
FORçA BENFICA!


My line-up is nearly the same as your's Ana, with only one change in CD:

quim
joão pereira - luisão - ricardo rocha - dos santos
petit
manuel fernandes- beto
geovanni- nuno gomes - simão

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what role?

petit will be ahead of the CBs, would be the classic DM, behind beto and manuel fernandes of coz


he is not on the wing naturally, im sorry if it looked that way, i will try to edit to make it more clear but....
im just not very talented with putting the line ups on the post

Oh alright :dielaugh: sorry about that; I thought you put him in a winger role.

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I'll start it off!!!

S-L-B......S-L-B.....
S-L-B, S-L-B, S-L-B,
Glorioso, S-L-B
Glorioso, S-L-B!!!!

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Ser Benfiquista é ter na alma a chama imensa...

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My line-up is nearly the same as your's Ana, with only one change in CD:

quim
joão pereira - luisão - ricardo rocha - dos santos
petit
manuel fernandes- beto
geovanni- nuno gomes - simão
the CB issue isnt easy at all, i think thats why koeman has been playing ricardo at LB, coz he doesnt want to bench any of the three...
ricardo with luisao would definetly be the "safest" choice, since they are well used to play together, but i think luisao is still a bit behind on "game rythm" and anderson is looking very strong, so for now i would take him

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SOU! souuuuuuuu

SOU! souuuuuuuu

BENFICAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!


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Academica are going to play flat-out defence like they did the entire last-half of the season when Vingada took charge.

I say 0-0.
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0:0 ... what a disappointment. They're just not able to score goals. At least our defence looks competitive.

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I say 0-0.
Hate to say I told ya so...

but I told ya so.

PS: What are Benfica going to do for the right-back spot next week?
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beiramarense, next time u better predict a win for us, or u'll be in trouble

0-0, in a game where we had a few good chances and a few good moves, but i felt as if the team wasnt pressing hard enough towards the end of the game.

beto made too many fouls, he did his worse game for benfica so far, karyaka was moving fine, with some creativity and good positioning too, but he made too many fouls as well.
geovanni was terrible, simao wasnt in his days either.

nuno assis was in his usual crap performance, whenever he has the ball, his only concern is to make sure he sends it backwards lol but i feel koeman didnt have a choice there but to let him in.

overall i really liked luisao, anderson and nuno gomes, who was probably our best player on the pitch today :thmbup:

bad luk, as we could have scored in quite a few chances, but we definetly have to shape up: more discipline and more stamina are needed

ah yes, and with joao pereira's expulsion ( totally forged imo), looks like ricardo is gonna be playing RB next week, with dos santos doing the left...a wiser choice imo

finally.....i really hope the striker and n10 are being looked after...koeman shouldnt have to have to put nuno assis tonight, if he had had a decent offensive midfielder available :rollani:

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Yap ... it's probably not gonna be an enjoyable season without one or two reinforcements. Good to hear Nuno Gomes again did well. All he gotta do now is find back his scoring shoes. A goal every 3rd game was his scoring habit in SuperLiga since he returned to SLB (70 games / 23 goals). That should be increaseable.

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And off we go to our first 3 points of the season.
1 point!!
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What a way to start the league,again we started the game with nine players;there are no words to describe joao pereira and nuno gomes,especialy the first one.
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1 point!!
Away from home no less. I'll take it.
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Joao Pereira is garbage and a fine example of the policy at Benfica.

You play 3 good games and you get a contract.

About the red card being "forged," he probably made a majority of the fouls in the entire game, and usually that shouldn't go unpunished. He was lucky to not have gotten a yellow card earlier.

What dissappoints me is how reluctant the reff was to give cards to some of the Academica players.
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Oh,my god,now i ask,who is gone be our right defender,Joao pereira :frownani: ,or Nelson ,i am without words.
Now Nelson will have a week of training with the team and he will be already fit to play against Gil Vicente?
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