Well if that is the case , what example does that set if a couple of players are above the coach ???????? I am sure if he is appointed , everyone will tow the line or they are out !!!!!!!! No matter if they are Luis Figo or Mickey Mouse !!!!Tinto said:An improvement over Oliveira, (but then who wouldn't be), but I have some reservations. Pacheco is a pretty forceful guy, and I don't know how successful his style will be dealing with a team that has stars like Figo and Costa. Still, I would like to see him get it, see what he can do with it.
I disagree. There will be a lot of turnover with this team in the next two years. They will try to mix the youth with savvy veterans. Hopefully they'll be smart enough to actually play players in their natural positions. IE FIGO is a winger, not a central attacking playmaker. OR BETO is a central defender, not a lateral defender.Pila said:I see mostly a five player turnover. Six, at most.
Mainly, roles will change somewhat - from untoucheables to role players.
Figo and Rui Costa are starters (barring injury or poor form). Simao will easily win one of the wings. Quaresma, Booty CHoker provide great depth there. Dani (provided he continues his new-found humility) and Hugo Viana will make great role players.
Ednilson and Petit will continue to support our offense. Kennedy can easily fit in here if his performances haven't been a product of doping.
Andrade will be the only real change on defense, with Couto seeing a role from the bench and Costa to carry the bags from the bus to the hotel.
Ricardo will be our goalie. Plenty of no-bodies to back him up.
Tinto said:It makes me ill to see portuguese fans writing **** about our players. Though some made mistakes and may even have their best years behind them, they still deserve respect. The NT did some outstanding things these past couple of years and on the whole made me more proud than anything else.
Toni Montana, you want to be coach, and you write get rid of Rui Costa and Conceicao!!??? Jesus, I've suspected this NT is cursed, but surely they don't deserve anyone who even jokes about being coach making decisions like that!!