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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old July 26th, 2007, 05:07 Thread Starter
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Adios Simao Sabrosa



20 M Euros. Benfica and Atletico have reached an agreement.

He will fly to Madrid today and is signing a 5 year contract.

http://www.ojogo.pt/23-155/artigo648452.asp

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post #2 of 53 (permalink) Old July 26th, 2007, 05:28
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Yes, thank you FIG. I appreciate you posting a thread dedicated to the depature of our dear Simao; I've already posted the news in the Transfer thread.

So 20 million Euros plus 2 players...not a bad deal..

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No problem. Just keeping folks updated.

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How about merging this thread with the other one?

Anyway, Simão wanted to leave for quite some time and we've been continually denying him that option. I believe that at the age of 28 he wouldn't have much more chances to shine in one of the top leagues so i can understand that Benfica lets him leave.

What i don't agree with is the two players coming from Atlético. I bet one of them is Costinha

Good luck Simão, you'll need it.
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The two players are:

- Costinha
- Ze Castro(80% of his transfer)

Ze Castro is a great addition. Costinha is brutal.

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Ze Castro is a great addition.
I don't think so.
Benfica has currently 4 CBs (Luisão, David Luiz, Zoro and Anderson) and even if this last one leaves they don't need another CB.
Besides I don't rate ZC that high.
Overall it's a terrible business for Benfica which is no wonder having in mind who did it.

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I personally rate Ze Castro highly and think he's miles better than whatever Zoro and Anderson can provide. This puts Benfica in a position to sell Luisao next summer and go with David Luiz and Ze Castro together for many years.

I don't think it's a good negotiation overall, but I do like the Ze Castro addition.

Like I had said earlier though... Costinha and Petit is the Scolari dream! Nunca avanca, sempre para tras! Sempre para tras! p

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The two players are:

- Costinha
- Ze Castro(80% of his transfer)

Ze Castro is a great addition. Costinha is brutal.

where did you get this from?
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http://www.marca.com/edicion/marca/f...o/1020803.html
http://www.as.com/articulo/Futbol/Si...sdasftb_1/Tes/

They both say everything points to the two players being Costinha and Ze Castro. Perhaps it's because they're Portuguese or because there's some truth to it, who knows. Atletico only own 80% of Ze Castro as Academica own 20% of his transfer.

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Atletico has nothing to offer back, they can keep their two players unless Benfica can deal whatever garbage comes back from Spain before it gets here.
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Well our clubs can not compete with the six spannish club,is normal i guess.:irritate:

Our hopes to make a good Cl are very small now,good luck to Simao,tk for everything.:thmbup:

So our league lost anderson,simao,pepe,nanni and next year will be quaresma,luisao and moutinho or veloso and so on...and we buy second class argentinians and EE players.

Btw,no Cl games for Simao in next years. :dielaugh:

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Well our clubs can not compete with the six spannish club,is normal i guess.:irritate:
We were able to turn away Atletico and Valencia for Quaresma and Lucho.

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The problem here wasn't Benfica needing money but Simão's will to leave. According to SIC he will get almost the double wage and a chance to play in one of the best leagues - and he didn't exactly have a cheap salary. Nowadays the big three leagues run the show and that's where the best players want to play. Benfica is stuck in this league and no matter how strong we will get, we will still be playing in the portuguese league and there's nothing we can do about it.
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We were able to turn away Atletico and Valencia for Quaresma and Lucho.
Yeah, you had to keep someone...
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Pepe, Anderson, Hugo Almeida, and Ricardo Costa for 70 M Euros isn't too bad. p

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Indeed, you can buy 150 more players and spread them throughout your satellite clubs in the superliga.
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Can someone please provide a mini scouting report on Simao? I already know he's a good scorer for a winger but how are his passing and dribbling? Can he be efective on the left wing? Thanks in advance.
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I assume this will change the formation to some sort of 4-3-1-2 with Rui Costa behind two strikers. I cannot see Manu and Paulo Jorge starting as wingers, but there is an assortment of CMs.

Fernandes - Petit - Katsouranis
Rui Costa
Nuno Gomes - Cardozo

Looks good, IMO.

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We were able to turn away Atletico and Valencia for Quaresma and Lucho.
Yeah. .you forgot of course you had made 50 millions euros before and at least 175 millions during 03-05 in sales.

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Yeah. .you forgot of course you had made 50 millions euros before and at least 175 millions during 03-05 in sales.
And yet we still win the league every year. Amazing how far ahead Porto are of everybody else, isn't it?

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