Thanks for looking out, Red. As I say every year, you don't have to throw on the kit and scarf of your hated rival, but you should still support them in European Cup play. When a Portuguese team wins in European competition, be it Sporting, Benfica, Boavista, or Porto, it benefits all teams:
* It's means more money and prestige for Portuguese Clubs
* It's means better seedings in the future so you don't have to face the likes of Inter in the qualifying rounds.
* Most importantly, it means a better UEFA Coefficient, which translates into more teams playing in the CL and UEFA Cup.
Now, I would now ask all of you to get behind tiny, cinderella Leixoes
tomorrow in their UEFA Cup match! They are playing a team from Macedonia in Matosinhos. It may not seem like a tough game, but when you play in Division 2B, it could be rough.
Leixoes has a nice little team and hopefully can advance to the next round.