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Official FC Porto 2007/08 Summer Report (NOT transfers)

Today begun the first day of training.

The players that reported:

GK Nuno Espírito Santo
GK Paulo Ribeiro
GK Ruca(youth)

CB Bruno Alves
CB Pepe
CB Pedro Emanuel
CB Joao Paulo
LB Marek Cech
LB Lino
RB Bosingwa

CM Mario Bolatti
CM Fernando
CM Jorginho
CM Kazmierczak
CM Luis Aguiar
CM Paulo Assuncao
CM Raul Meireles

WF Quaresma
WF Lisandro Lopez
FW Adriano
FW Edgar
FW Helder Postiga
FW Wason Renteria
FW Tarik Sektioui

Players that did NOT report because of international duty:

GK Helton(Copa America BRA)
GK Hugo Ventura(Portugal U-19)
RB/LB Fucile(Copa America URA)
CM Andre Castro(Portugal U-19)
CM Lucho Gonzalez(Copa America ARG)
FW Rui Pedro(Portugal U-19)

Players that did NOT report because of other reasons:

LB Lucas Mareque(stayed home to evaluate future, will be sold)
CM Ibson(stayed home to evaluate future, will be sold)
WF Alan(stayed home, will be loaned out)
FW Bruno Moraes(stayed home, will be sold)

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Pictures from the first session...

#1 - Mario Bolatti(left) and Luis Aguiar(right) in their first training as members of FC Porto. Lisandro Lopez in the middle.

#2 - Jesualdo Ferreira back in action, already pissed off. p

#3 - Quaresma and Lisandro in a 5 vs. 5 scrimmage.

#4 - Adriano and Paulo Assuncao sharing a laugh with President Pinto da Costa. Assuncao had wanted out two weeks ago but spoke with Jesualdo and has been assured of his role in the team. He's said he's happy to stay now and eager to begin the season.

#5 - The massive KAZ in his first Porto training session. Man, these new guys Bolatti and Kaz are just HUGE. Kaz is going to be a great signing for us.
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A few things from OJogo today...

- The official price for Bolatti was 2 M Euros, it was just now revealed. It was thought to have been 1.5 M Euros, but Porto had to raise their final offer when Deportivo wanted him.

http://www.ojogo.pt/23-133/artigo643315.asp

- Alan is being loaned out to Vitoria Guimaraes, and Claudio Pitbull is also being loaned out but nothing official on him yet so far. He has a number of clubs interested in him, so something should be finalized soon.

http://www.ojogo.pt/23-133/artigo643314.asp

Seems like we just celebrated the back-to-back titles last weekend, and we're already back in training.
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good to see the new boys Kaz and Bolatti. Can't wait to see Lima.
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The team today left this morning and arrived in Tegelen, Holland today. We will be there until the 19th, using the stadium and facilities of Sportclub Irene, one of the three teams that was competing to allow us to use their facilities.

6 players still missing from the squad. Lucho, Helton, and Fucile are at the Copa America with Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay respectively. All three of those nations are in the semi-finals. Leandro Lima is with Brazil U-20 at the U-20 World Cup still, and both Andre Castro and Hugo Ventura are with Portugal U-19s.

25 players made the trip with the team to Holland.

GOALKEEPERS: Nuno Espirito Santo, Paulo Ribeiro, Ruca

DEFENDERS: Bosingwa, Pepe, Pedro Emanuel, Bruno Alves, João Paulo, Marek Cech, Lino

MIDFIELDERS: Fernando, Paulo Assunção, Bolatti, Kazmierckaz, Luis Aguiar, Raul Meireles, Jorginho

FORWARDS: Lisandro, Quaresma, Tarik, Renteria, Adriano, Hélder Postiga, Edgar, Rui Pedro.

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Can't wait to see Lima.
I've seen him playing for Brazil on the U-20 World Cup. An immense talent.

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Leandro Lima has been amongst Brazil's best players, their fans even agree so.

How's Gladstone doing?

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Leandro Lima has been amongst Brazil's best players, their fans even agree so.
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lol, one person.

Again, how's Gladstone doing, Filipe?

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The great Pinto da Costa.

List of honours in 25 years with Futebol Clube do Porto:

15 Portuguese League Championships - 1984/85, 1985/86, 1987/88, 1989/90, 1991/92, 1992/93, 1994/95, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1997/98, 1998/99, 2002/03, 2003/04, 2005/06, 2006/07
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8 Portuguese Cups - 1987/88, 1990/91, 1993/94, 1997/98, 1999/00, 2000/01, 2002/03, 2005/06
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I've seen him playing for Brazil on the U-20 World Cup. An immense talent.
stick with chicken dance 1 goal every 2 seasons Maxi Lopez, FR.
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Cool, thanks for that Knoert!

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Well, after winning 10-0 in our first exhibition game, this game was against a moderately better opposition, Den Bosch.

It was a 4-0 Porto victory.

Jesualdo started with this line-up:

Nuno
Bosingwa - Alves - Emanuel - Lino
Bolatti
Aguiar - Kazmierczak
Lisandro - Adriano - Quaresma

Lisandro Lopez started the scoring just 3 minutes into the game. Unfortunately, he was also sent off with a red card at the 33rd minute.

In the second half, we made a ton of substitutions as expected and came out with this 4-3-2 line-up since we were a man down:

Ribeiro
Sektioui - Fernando - Joao Paulo - Cech
Meireles - Assuncao - Jorginho
Postiga - Renteria
(Renteria came off at the 81st minute for Edgar)

Helder Postiga scored on a penalty kick at the 50th minute when Jorginho was brought down in the box. Renteria scored in the 72nd and Tarik finished it off in the 80th minute to provide the 4-0 scoreline.

According to reports, Mario Bolatti was once again fantastic for us. He has impressed everybody in training and has been great in our two exhibition games, of course against weak competition.

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Here are pictures from training yesterday:







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And here are pictures from the 4-0 win with Pedro Emanuel returning as captain...

Starting line-up:


Lino taking on his man:


Celebrating the first goal from Lisandro:


Quaresma trickery:


Porto supporters in Holland:


Coaching stuff looking bored as hell:


Adriano:


Quaresma with Lino overlapping on the left:


Kaz:


Bolatti:


Harry Potter:


Adriano gets fouled with Lisandro in the background:


Kaz taking on a defender:


Quaresma again, Lino behind:


Substitutes enjoying themselves:

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nope, we won't.

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Video of highlights from our 4-0 win against Den Bosch:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2j...n-bosch-tvtuga

Nice goal from Renteria for the 3rd one.

The competition will get more difficult as we progress through our pre-season.

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