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Well, we all know that it'll take a miracle for us to be champs, we might still end up in 2nd as we have the tie breaker against our reptile friends but no way are we going to finish first. With that being said, what players would you like to see gone or brought in?

I don't think Nuno can play many games so something has to be done upfront, and Miccoli will most likely be gone after this season so a Center Forward is a must for starters.

What do you think?
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post #2 of 120 (permalink) Old May 1st, 2007, 02:31
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Well, we all know that it'll take a miracle for us to be champs, we might still end up in 2nd as we have the tie breaker against our reptile friends but no way are we going to finish first. With that being said, what players would you like to see gone or brought in?

I don't think Nuno can play many games so something has to be done upfront, and Miccoli will most likely be gone after this season so a Center Forward is a must for starters.

What do you think?
I don't want second, unless it's second ahead of Porto. The worst thing that could have happened was drawing Sporting. We should have let them score in the end and gift-wrap 3 points for them.

But I still think Porto cracks under Sporting's breathing.

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But I still think Porto cracks under Sporting's breathing.
I've seen you mention this a couple of times, but a couple of things, Pila...

- Which team will Porto "crack" against? Nacional at the Dragao? Pacos Ferreira away? Or the last game with Aves at the Dragao? I don't see it.

- Secondly, in terms of cracking under pressure, let's keep in mind the Porto squad has many more champions and players who've experienced this than the Sporting squad.

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This thread is rather about Benfica than about Porto (as you could've supposed so right by the name of the forum you found your way to it over). Discuss this matter elsewhere!

Rumour has it that AEK-defender Bruno Cirillo might be on his way to Da Luz in summer. I for one only know him by name, but a defender can't be the worst of all appointments. Anybody who has more information about him?

We also badly need a striker who scores goals (actually that's what they're there for, but not so in our team as it seems at times). If we cannot get Van Nistelrooy, we should try to get Huntelaar. And if we cannot clinch the services of Huntelaar, there's a great striker at Glasgow Rangers who's name is Kris Boyd. Or probably we can give Dady from Belenenses a try. By that way I'd also like to see Nivaldo and/or Ruben Amorim switch to the other side of Lisbon.
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post #5 of 120 (permalink) Old May 2nd, 2007, 21:52
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i believe kaka would suit our needs as far as a creative midfielder is concerned...

with simao most likely leaving for england, we might get cristiano ronaldo, and give robben a try as well?

upfront i think we need a goal getter, someone like crespo

on the back, we might give carvalho a chance to shine, and nesta would fit perfectly as well

buffon might please most fans regarding our net

as for the coach..wonder if capello is available....hummm, sounds good...not many changes, but it might be enough to give us a head start

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i believe kaka would suit our needs as far as a creative midfielder is concerned...

with simao most likely leaving for england, we might get cristiano ronaldo, and give robben a try as well?

upfront i think we need a goal getter, someone like crespo

on the back, we might give carvalho a chance to shine, and nesta would fit perfectly as well

buffon might please most fans regarding our net

as for the coach..wonder if capello is available....hummm, sounds good...not many changes, but it might be enough to give us a head start

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We bought Manduka for 700,000 Euros, and it looks like Cirillo is going to Benfica.

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who's cirillo? position?

is he coming for "free", as part of the manduca deal?

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He's comming for free regardless of the Manduca deal. He's our italian CB, a nutcase, knows karate and is a fan favourit. Best CB in Greece this season and can also play as a rb. Sadly we arent holding on to him due to economic reasons.

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ah ok....sounds like an argel successor (taking from the fighting spirit karate like). Good, we need a decent CB, regardless of keeping luisao or not, we cant go through another season with only 3 CB's

how old is he?

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how old is he?
He's 30 years old.

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post #13 of 120 (permalink) Old May 26th, 2007, 01:00
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rui is staying another year, leo renewing and beto packing.....the new season is starting well

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OJogo says Zoro has passed his medical and is signing for four years.

Congrats, you've signed a striker with 5 goals in 116 games for Messina.

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That would explain the poor goal record. p

Truthfully, I know nothing about the player.

Does this mean David Luiz won't be purchased?

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No idea, I thought it was said that we wouldn't buy him out but now things are changing. Luisao says he wants to stay, but if we get a great offer then he'll be gone. I think Luiz would be a good buy; he performed well for us considering his age.

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That would explain the poor goal record. p

Truthfully, I know nothing about the player.

Does this mean David Luiz won't be purchased?

Whether David luiz is purchased or not, I dunno, but i heard on the news this morning that Anderson is most likely going back to Brazil. Even if we buy Luiz, I hope we are shopping for another CB. I don't want to go into next season with only three again
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yep, 4 CBs is a must, even better if one of them can play RB as well

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yep, 4 CBs is a must, even better if one of them can play RB as well

Zoro from what i heard could play RB if needed, but I just realized something in another thread. The African cup of nations will be next year during the season, and Zoro is usually called to the Ivory Coast NT, so he'll be out of action for a couple of games, so 4 CB's is def. a need
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