It is in this ecunemical tone that we prepare ourselves for one more "Clássico" between the most honest and the most fraudulent of all Portuguese football clubs.
We had the usual "cagufa" (kneejerk in americano, for those of you not familiar with the beautiful language of Pessoa) of the ex-FM of Porto's forum, denying the undeniable. We had the also usual class and finesse of the man that supports many clubs that used to be big. We had the fake neutrality of the speed freak from Cacém, trying to convince us than in ANY circumstance he would be neutral while watching the tripe munchers playing a football match. We even had Our Lady once again showing how big her green and white rib is. All in all, all is set for another nervewrecking night.
The problem is that I highly doubt this one will be that exciting. I don't feel too utopian these days therefore I have to be realistic. In normal circumstances, looking at what happened so far this season, even more in terms of the actual football style showed by the two contenders tonight than in what results are concerned, it is very easy to predict a winner for this one. Of course that Porto are favourites and they know it, and it is not because Wannabe Mourinho did not say it in the pre-match press conference that we don't know what they feel about this game.
The red press of Lisbon had a field week inventing all sorts of gruesome scenarios around the return of João "ex-Rotten Apple" Moutinho to the house that made of him the enormous footballer he is. No wonder after the miracle of the second crucifixion anything goes to take their minds out of it.
Anyway, I'll be here madly rooting for the Lions as usual, no matter how pitiful they may seem to be. It's my club and I love it.
Probable starting line-up will be:
João Pereira - Daniel Carriço - Polga - Evaldo
Maniche - Pedro Mendes - André Santos
Liedson - Hélder Postiga
Subs: Tiago, Torsiglieri, Cédric Soares, Nuno André Coelho, Zapater, Vukcevic, Yannick Djaló and Saleiro.
FORÇA SPORTING!!!!! :fero: