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Well Benfica needed a new left defender because they lost the promising Bruno Basto...Veneditis from PAOK was in their mind but that fell through...so with apparently no money, a bunch of debt, and god knows what else people claim Benfica's problems are they sign a 21 year Chilean left back by the name of Alejandro Martinez Scalone from Torino.

It also seems that we have found a new Benfica offensive playmaker/scorer..Dani might not be necessary. The 20 year old Miguel(ex-Estrela Amadora) has been a monster in practice scoring goals in bunches and setting them up.

It looks like everything is coming together..Our defense is looking strong and youthful, our midfield solid with Poborsky/Sabry/Calado/Kaundaurov(Miguel) and our Front line potent NUNO GOMES/Van Hoo...:)
 

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Amoroso - congratulations on keeping your player (Venetidis). Maybe I'm just reading it wrong, but your post seemed to be somewhat bitter towards Benfica. Are you angry with them because they made a bid for him? Or are you angry that they took Sabry and Machairidis away last year? From what I heard, the president was trying to sell Venetidis because the club's got cash flow issues, but your coach (Bajevic) told the president (Batatudis) that he'd resign if he sold Venetidis (a great endorsement of the player!). Am I wrong? Just curious.

RedEagle - I read that too about Miguel. I hope he keeps it up, as I'm not convinced Kandaurov is the guy to lead us to the promised land! I'm remaining cautious for now, though. It's one thing to be an all-star in practice, but altogether different to do it in a regular game.

Speaking of Dani - I read an article yesterday about Benfica's official bid to Dani yesterday. I had to laugh at JVA's quote (I'm paraphrasing here, since I don't have the article here in front of me): "We're not offering Ajax that much for Dani since everyone in soccer knows what a problem player he is". Talk about talking the price down! I understand he's trying to lower the value with Ajax since they know Dani's walking at the end of the season, but how would you feel if you were Dani?! Pretty funny stuff...
 

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Well that's why I love JVA...I'm telling you the guy is a master of ambiguity. He claims Dani is a problem child due to all his whoring around (which if I was Dani, I would do the same but with less publicity :D) just to drive his price down but would not have any problems getting this problem child on his team...He's a genius...:)
 

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I'm not pissed at all with Benfica.But I'm pissed with the Portuguese press.They said that it was almost a done deal.But do you know what pissed me off the most? a stupid report wrote some comments of Venetidis where he was quoted as saying "I'd love to go to Benfica".Venetidis said that he never gave an interview to this reporter and that even if PAOK had accepted a bid he would be extremelly reluctant to go to Benfica.

It was clear from the beggining that PAOK wouldnt sell Venetidis but the portuguese press kept linking him so caused contrversary in my team.Should I be happy about it? as I told you I dont care about Macheridis,he was a good player but we have better.As for Sabry I'm dissapointed we sold him but I still think it was the right move.

PAOK is getting Tottenham's Jose Dominguez,what can you tell me about him?
 

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Amoroso the Portuguese Press is a wanna-be English Press which basically means for the most part crap! I think it's the same the world over for press in general...they thrive on BS rumors, causing controversies and over all havoc so that it sells.

You have to filter it and take it for what it's worth...PAOK and Benfica were in negotiations for Venetidis but it fell through...I hear he's a solid left defender. We would have loved to have him but c'est la vie...

Dominguez is a player molded after our man Sabry. Extremely fast on the wing, great ball control, decent passer, but does not have Sabry's shot!

Anyhow I think that if you caught a Benfica game this coming season you'd enjoy them. They have a very young and talented team and should play a very nice game...at least we fans hope :)
 
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