Originally Posted by BeiraMarense
I can't see Benfica doing much, and this result makes them very much underdogs against Sporting.
as usual, and as usual we will win
and about the empty seats, i understand it makes u confused, u see, unlike ur teams stadium (beira mar, of coz
), our stands dont have the coulours of the rainbow
we dont need to make it look like it is more croweded than it really is...nor do we give a flying #### about how many people go to our rivals games
seriously now, we have totally massacrated gil vicente during the 1st half....i guess it was their goalies blessed night :rollani:
the ref forgot to see a clear penalty over simao in the early mins of the game,which shows how much we own the "system"
in the 2nd half, same thing, only this time the ref did see the penalty over nuno gomes ( although this one might be a lil bit dubious....its ok though, the ref forgot to see the penalty over geovanni later on)...and since it was our luky night...simao failed to score
after that failure, the team did seem to get a bit lost, and gil vicente kept doing what they did all game long, with the refs permission , god bless him:
spend an average of 10mins on the ground every time they were bitten by a fly , or just trying to run after a butterfly:rollani:
yet again, we missed a couple more unbelievable chances, namely that nuno gomes header which gil's goalie saved yet again :rollani:
anyways, gil scored 1 goal in one chance (probably our only defensive mistake that far), and we managed to score the 2nd goal for them...
it just wasnt our night, bad luck is not enough to define what happened there tonight
still, it doesnt mean we were perfect tonight. alhthugh i have enjoyed very much our performance until the moment we have failed the penalty, i got very disapointed with the way we handled the frustration afterwards!
we almost gave up and acted as if all was lost!
ive noticed the same against academica, we cant simply give up when the game is still 30min from the end!
as for the tactical system (3 CBs) that koeman has picked up ...i woudnt do it myself, but must say it was working very well, totally knocked out Gil, until the moment carlitos "the butcher" decided to put ricardo rocha away from the game (red card? anyone? just yellow? ok mr ref , if u say so...)
nelson played great, we have a RB ladies and gentle men
dos santos played crap awhen he came to replace ricardo and probably blew his chances in the short - medium term.
luisao is yet to recover his form imo. anderson was better, appart from that unfortunate own goal, when the ball simply hit his face and deflected into the net.
moreira...didnt have many chances to defend , which says it all about Gil's game...
imo it was one of petit's best games as off late, good passing.
manuel is still underperforming, nuno assis....i hope koeman has realised that he really is a no no, lend him to salgueiros, or something :rollani:
geovanni was expected to bring something new as he came off the becnh, but he was very poor
mantorras is playing shit, simao failed the penalty but was one of our most working players outhere, beto did ok considering that he CANT play on the wing ( ok koeman? thats what karayaka is there for......)
whos left...ah yes,nuno gomes...our best player tonight imo yet again. u doing great nuno, the goals will appear :thmbup:
this was a not an unfair result, it was an alien result for anyone who has seen the game, and i hope the team keeps improving. we played much much better tonight than we did last week, and its all about not losing hope till the fat lady sings!!!!!
and the bad luk wont last forever
one last note.....id rather see an empty stadium, than have those idiots wathcing the game....wtf are those people paying tikets for not showing their support during the game?!?