Colonialism Lives on in Portuguese Football

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  The Estadio de São Luis sits decrepit in the heart of Faro, Portugal. The home stadium of S.C. Farense, the faded football ground, is showing all 93 of its years and then some. As nearly all Portuguese clubs have at some point, S.C. Farense fell on incredibly difficult financial times just after the turn […] READ MORE


Surprise as FC Porto Sign Iker Casillas

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In what can only be described as a massive head-scratcher, Portuguese giants F.C. Porto have signed Real Madrid and Spain international goalkeeper Iker Casillas. While the move doesn’t weight terribly on the pocketbook of Julen Lopetegui’s Porto side, with Casillas set to have €4M of his €7.5M-per-year salary picked up by Real Madrid, it doesn’t make sense for the […] READ MORE


Portugal’s Cédric Soares at Southampton

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Southampton’s second signing of the current transfer period has materialised in the form of one Portuguese youngster: Cédric Soares. Following their exciting penning of Spanish starlet, Juanmi, Ronald Koeman has tactically afforded his club a 23-year-old of the same nationality as the tirelessly inspirational Cristiano Ronaldo. So, how much of an impact might we predict […] READ MORE


Primeira Liga: Benfica Squeak Past Gil Vicente, Porto Steamroll Setúbal

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This weekend was a rather typical one in the Portuguese Primeira Liga.  Benfica and Porto both claimed their easy three points, while the rest of the league battled it out in tight games. Porto 4, Setúbal 0 Everything went entirely to plan at the Estádio do Dragão on Friday evening, as Porto dominated the visitors from the opening kick-off. […] READ MORE


Why Nani return can be a problem for Sporting

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Nani came back to his “old house” and had a big group of supporters and press waiting him on his return to Sporting Lisbon. The player claimed he was proud and that was a moment he would never forget. The supporters wouldn’t forget his first game for Sporting this season either, if the game had ended […] READ MORE


2014-15 Primeira Liga Preview

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The Portuguese Primeira Liga started this weekend and showed the fans a little bit of what they can expect for the upcoming season, especially when it comes to “the big three”: Benfica, Porto and Sporting. 2014-15 Primeira Liga Preview Benfica Benfica are the Primeira Liga champions and, after a poor pre-season, they won their first […] READ MORE


4 Reasons Why Benfica Could Struggle

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Yes it’s true, SL Benfica are the champions of last season’s Primeira Liga, but that happened after a harsh first half of the season and many of the victories during the first half of last campaign were due to players individual talent instead of team play. They were actually pretty disorganized at that time, and all […] READ MORE