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SPORTING - Season 2013/14

The new season, and hopefully a new Sporting, starts today. Our new president Bruno de Carvalho will take charge of football in cooperation with Augusto Inácio, former player and coach and Virgílio Lopes, also a former player of the club.

The choice of Leonardo Jardim seems to me a good one and I am not part of those supporters of my club that are sad to see Jesualdo go. He did bring stability to the club but he failed in our main objective (to reach Europe) and never seemed to take full responsibility when things didn't go our way. Jardim is a more modern coach and already proved that he is capable of winning.

In what concerns our squad there will certainly be some dramatic changes coming up in 13/14. Many of those journeymen brought by Freitas/Duque with the blessing of Godinho Lopes will be either sold or released, just like quite a few of those good players on loan will be called home.

To be realistic we can't expect to see Sporting involved in the title battle next season. I just hope all sportinguistas are ready to accept that.

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Taking into account the economic situation of our club we can't expect Sporting to be buying a lot of players in this 2013 summer transfer window but at least the first one is an excellent one.

Jefferson, the 24 year old Brazilian left back who had a superb season at Estoril Praia, just signed a four years deal with Sporting. He will surely go straight to the first XI as Insúa's supposed substitute, the very average Joãozinho, will almost certainly be sent back to Beira-Mar. This is a quality signing, as it's a young player full of quality for one of the hardest positions there is to find good players.



Jefferson defends well but he is also very good attacking, through his accurate crossing and very powerful left foot shot. Last season he scored 5 goals, being perhaps the most mediatic one the free kick at Estádio da Luz which kick started Benfica's Epic Titanic end of season.





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This start of pre-season has been marked with something that was bound to happen with the rise of Bruno de Carvalho to Sporting's presidency. The years and years of subservience towards Porto that culminated with the wiseguys style transfer of João "Rotten Apple" Moutinho to Monaco way under his buy out clause are definitely over.

After a quite funny battle of words through the sports press between both club's presidents, which involved apples, bananas and other sorts of fruit (the code name used by Porto's president for hookers which he provided for refs), the heat went all the way up last weekend.

Sporting faced Porto in the Portuguese Cup final of Handball in the Algarve and when our president tried to shook hands with Porto's vice-president, right before the match started, he was faced with a barrage of insults.

As a result Sporting decided to cut all institutional relations with the corrupt scumbags.

Here's a copy of the official press release that was published by the club about it just a few minutes ago:

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A Direcção do Sporting Clube de Portugal e a Administração da Sporting SAD sempre afirmaram que no âmbito dos cargos para que foram eleitos e das funções para que estão mandatados, pretendem manter relações institucionais com todos os clubes e com eles trabalhar em prol do bem comum, o desporto nacional.

Foi sempre deixado bem claro que nunca seriam toleradas posições de subserviência relativamente a nada, nem a ninguém. Foi igualmente reafirmado inúmeras vezes que todos aqueles que se relacionam ou queiram relacionar com o Sporting Clube de Portugal terão que o fazer numa base de entendimento, assente no respeito mútuo.

No passado dia 2 de Junho de 2013, nos momentos que antecederam a final da Taça de Portugal, em Andebol, no Pavilhão de Tavira, os responsáveis da organização promoveram um encontro institucional de apresentação de cumprimentos entre os membros das Direcções do Sporting Clube de Portugal, representado pelo seu Presidente Bruno de Carvalho e do Futebol Clube do Porto, pelo vice-presidente Adelino Caldeira.

Naquele encontro, quando o Presidente do Sporting Clube de Portugal, no âmbito institucional e por normais princípios de urbanidade se preparava para cumprimentar o representante máximo da delegação adversária, este assumiu uma conduta inqualificável de total desrespeito pela instituição Sporting Clube de Portugal, com cenas lamentáveis que de imediato mereceram o devido repúdio e uma resposta cabal por parte dos dirigentes do Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Face aos graves acontecimentos ocorridos, que se traduziram num total desrespeito pela Instituição Sporting Clube de Portugal e após ter decorrido o tempo suficiente para que os dirigentes do Futebol Clube do Porto se demarcassem e retratassem da inqualificável conduta do seu representante, vem a Direcção do Sporting Clube de Portugal comunicar que suspende todas as relações institucionais com o Futebol Clube do Porto até que fique claro o seu efectivo respeito pela nossa Instituição, e sua efectiva vontade de estabelecer relações normais e de respeito pela Instituição Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Lisboa, 05 Junho de 2013
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The new season of 2013/14 will start on 1 July for Sporting.

From 15 to 22 July, Sporting will do a pre-season camp in Canada at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort, in Alliston, Ontario. During that week the team will do two preparation matches.

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What great news,
This shows that BDC will end this shameful period of
"alliance" with FC Porto which has only harmed us

As for sporting coming to Ontario, that is also great news and I will try to see them when they are here

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Sporting's 13/14 pre-season starts to get some shape.

As I wrote a couple of posts ago the kick off will be done on 1 July, which is by coincidence the date of the 107th anniversary of the club.

From 15 to 22 we will do a training camp in Canada where we will make two preparation games. The first will probably be against Toronto FC and the second will happen on 21 July against the Uruguayan champions Peñarol.

Back to Portugal the last week of July and the first week of August will most likely be the moment for the presentation match to the sócios in Alvalade and for the second edition of the Torneio 5 Violinos, also at our stadium.

From 6 to 8 August we will participate in the 3 teams Guadiana Tournament in the Algarve, which is already a classic of the Portuguese pre-season.

Finally on 15 August we will celebrate the centenary of GS Loures facing them at their stadium.

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Ajax made an inquiry about loaning Labyrat.

They however soon knew enough after learning that he earnt 1,2m euros a year. 1,2m


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Ajax made an inquiry about loaning Labyrat.

They however soon knew enough after learning that he earnt 1,2m euros a year. 1,2m
That's what he was earning last season because in the coming one the former board of my club made sure that he would earn 2m a year. I know, it's unbelievable but it's absolutely true.

Our new president already made it clear though: on 13/14 nobody will earn more than 1m a year. This means that people like Labyad, Boulahrouz, Onyewu, Jeffrén and probably a few more wil have to go, either sold or loaned.

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Giving such a contract to a rookie barely out of his diapers who isn't that good either shows that the board's sole intention must have been to bankrupt the club.

Russia (but then something like Terek Grozny) or the Middle East are probably the only places willing to pay anything near that amount.


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Giving such a contract to a rookie barely out of his diapers who isn't that good either shows that the board's sole intention must have been to bankrupt the club.

Russia (but then something like Terek Grozny) or the Middle East are probably the only places willing to pay anything near that amount.
Maybe Turkey? I rate Labyad higher than Amrabat for example.

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Giving such a contract to a rookie barely out of his diapers who isn't that good either shows that the board's sole intention must have been to bankrupt the club.
Yes you got it right...and that's just the tip of the iceberg of what they have done to the club.

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Labyrat wants to stay no surprise

what else have they done to the club? p others on stupid wages too?


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Wages could be an issue though. Earns 1,7m euros a year at Sporting CP and while everyone is for sale if the right price is paid, he isn't on the piss-off list like Labyrat or Gooch


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Real Sociedad and Fiorentina will be two of our opponents in this pre-season.

We will face the Basques in the official introduction match to the club's sócios in Alvalade on 27 July, a game that I hope to see live.

The Italians will be the international participants at Torneio 5 Violinos, to be played also in Alvalade at 11 August.

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Labyrat wants to stay no surprise

what else have they done to the club? p others on stupid wages too?
Let's say that they did all they could to harm the club financially, up to a point that it's difficult not to wonder if they really meant it.

This Sunday 30 June will be an absolutely crucial day in the history of the club. We will have a general assembly where the economic plan of restructure of the club will be presented to the sócios. If they agree with it I can see Sporting going in the right direction as it seems a well drafted and sustainable way to save the club. If they refuse it we can be on the brink of insolvency.

The next step after this AGM will be to start the complete audit to all the financial transactions done by the club in the last 15 years, one of the main electoral campaign promises of Bruno de Carvalho. Then I will be able to tell you more clearly how many people robbed the club during all these years.

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The house cleaning operation started and one of the mediocre foreign buys of Godinho Lopes dark ages is gone...

Gelson Fernandes was sold to Bundesliga side Freiburg. Sporting managed to get €500,000 after all the third party shenanigans.

Many more to come, watch this space.

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A small detail to add to Gelson Fernandes' sale. He was earning €900,000 year. Yes, it's not a joke. Here's a little sample of the pay list left by the former president y sus muchachos...

Labyad - €2M
Elias - €1,5M (on loan at Flamengo)
Bojinov - €900,000
Onyewu - €900,000
Jeffrén - €900,000
Evaldo - €800,000

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Gelson Fernandes was deemed to be talented when he joined Man City but since that, his career has gone to pieces. Did nothing at St Etienne, Chievo and what else.

Labyad has to be the worst single contract in the history of football.

What does big Khalid earn btw?


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Gelson Fernandes was deemed to be talented when he joined Man City but since that, his career has gone to pieces. Did nothing at St Etienne, Chievo and what else.

Labyad has to be the worst single contract in the history of football.

What does big Khalid earn btw?
Labyad's contract is bad but he is very young and he is talented so we might end up getting something back from him. Some of the others in that list are much worse cases. I don't know how much Boulahrouz is on but he must be close to those numbers and he definitely didn't prove being worth it.

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A landslide victory of 97,3% of votes in favour of our president Bruno de Carvalho's proposal to financially restructure the club. That was the result of today's historical General Assembly of Sporting.

In a nutshell this means that Sporting will greatly improve its economic situation. We're still not going to be in a completely healthy condition but at least we will leave the coma where we've been plunged in the last few years.

Amongst other things the plan approved today will give to Sporting the control over the pass of almost 30 of the club's players. It will also bring to the club an investment of €38M which will allow us to have a different approach to the transfer market.

This huge proof of trust given by the club's sócios rewards a remarkable first 3 months of BdeC's mandate, shutting the dirty mouth of all the usual suspects, inside and outside the club.

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