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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old October 24th, 2005, 09:45 Thread Starter
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Taça de Portugal, 1st round: Leixões – Benfica

The match will take place on coming wednesday, the 26th in Boavista's stadium Estadio do Bessa, the stadium where Benfica finally gained last years championship.



Benfica are in a good shape, so I'm confident Leixões won't be too much of a challenge for the portuguese champion when they act concentrated and ambitious.
I suppose Koeman will take this opportunity to give his alternative players a chance to show their value to the team. Here's my line up-proposal:

Rui Nereu

João Pereira
Alcides
Ricardo Rocha
Dos Santos

Beto

Nuno Assis
Bruno Aguiar

Carlitos
Mantorras
Karyaka

(he might as well bring in young guns Helio Roque and Tiago Gomes)

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old October 24th, 2005, 22:48
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I expect a difficult game next Wednesday since Leixões is a decent side and will be extremely motivated.

My pick would be: Rui Nereu, João Pereira, Alcides, Ricardo Rocha, Léo, Beto, Manuel Fernandes, Karagounis, Karyaka, Carlitos, Mantorras.

Karagounis needs games to be on top form and this is an ideal one to perform and boost his confidence.
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ill pick benfiquistas line up, coz bruno aguiar hasnt played a single game yet, he might come in as a sub, but i woudnt start him....same with nuno assis, not as a starter

however i would play dos santos too, koeman wont but i definetly would

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That yours? I'm a bit jealous then. Enjoy, mate.

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ill pick benfiquistas line up, coz bruno aguiar hasnt played a single game yet, he might come in as a sub
As for Bruno Aguiar, I'd want to see him loaned to another SuperLiga club (such as Belenenses for example) in order to get him playing time.

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Yap, it's mine. They started the tickets sale yesterday at 9am and the 10 euros tickets were already sold out at 3pm
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i agree with loaning him :thmbup: coz he does need regular playing time, only way we can be sure if its worth it to keep him or not

just seen on the news now, looks like koeman will call helio roque for tomorrow's game

ps: what pic is it? a ticket for the next CL game? the pic doesnt show on my pc

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ps: what pic is it? a ticket for the next CL game? the pic doesnt show on my pc
It's a ticket for the match with Leixoes.

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of coz!!!! he lives nearby

bessa , our lucky charm

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players called by koeman:

Anderson, Luisão, Léo, Carlitos, Mantorras, Karagounis, Manuel Fernandes, Beto, Karyaka, Dos Santos, Simão, Nuno Gomes, Nélson, Bruno Costa, João Pereira, Hélio Roque, Ricardo Rocha and Nereu

game is scheduled for 19.45 GNT and will be broadcasted by RTP

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Nuno Assis is not even on the list ... guess that is a bad sign
He should find himself a new club in January, though it would be a bit sad seeing one of my fav. players leaving but I guess it's for the better. Alcides and Bruno Aguiar too are not on that list.
From today on I guess some of our players finally know whether the coach still plans with them in whatever manner or not at all.
Will the game also be on RTPi?

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well, hes definetly rating other players above nuno assis to fill in that position, and i have to say i agree with him...he did play a couple times under him, and he showed the same he did last season, like 80% of the times he did play...that hes very lazy and doesnt seem to bother enough to improve...thing is , last year we had a very "short" team, while this year after getting rid of the poor bench we had, we actually made a few not many transfer, but definetly quality and key ones, i think its a 1st in many many years for us :thmbup: still, the season is long, and i reckon some key players will eventually get the odd 1-2 week injury, plus the odd punishment, so nuno assis may actually need to come in to replace them,

alcides i like, i really do, but with the 3 current CB's its a mission impossible for him, almost...however we have to keep a 4th CB...

anyways, this is just the 1st cup game (hopefully), so in the following ones there will be plenty of chances to play them

ps: i dunno about rtpi, sorry

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I'd like to see Nuno Assis get at least 45mins of playing time, the guy's not really that bad.
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mantorras in the starting line-up :thmbup:

and so is carlitos...he cant complain about not being given a chance....

FORÇA BENFICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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and so is carlitos...he cant complain about not being given a chance....
He has been given various chances so far and wasted narrowly all of them ... but he has it, I know. I've seen him at some youth-internationals, he can do great things. I think he lacks confidence on the one hand and on the other hand always wants to show something special when touching the ball. He should simplify his game a bit just for the sake of making it into being an option for Koeman on the wing (and why not replace Geovanni who's not in his best shape these days, one day).

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Oh Simão just scored 1:0 Benfica

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awesome goal from simao ! awesome goal from leixoes too :rollani:

we need to put some more speed...beto is playing poor, karagounis is very well tactically and technically but his physical condition still needs improvement, the time he spent in Inter really harmed him, carlitos started very well, but then he started playing like his old self :rollani:

mantorras is having a very poor game....

personally, i would replace carlitos for karyaka, would put the russian on the left, with simao on the right

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2 stunning goals from our captain

mantorras had a bad bad bad game...i know he's lacking rythm, but it was a really compromising display...beto was awful awful as well

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Karyaka should start. He plays the support striker role better than Karagounis although the greek has much better passing and is better tactically too. Karagounis should play on the right next game and Karyaka in the middle.
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I hardly dare to ask ... How was Carlitos?

Simão again saved Benfica tonight. They just cannot sell him in January whatsoever Pool or whosoever have to offer

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