Does anyone here care?
I think last night Porto showed they have the quality and grit needed to go all the way. Maybe not THE favourites, but a contender nonetheless. The starting XI is very solid and the bench is stacked with good options. Our coach is also one of the promises in a new generation of coaches (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704380504575530111481441870.html) and so far he has shown not only an excellent ability to organize a team for a match but also made very good in-match decisions.
Hulk is a beast, Falcao is class and Fernando rules the midfield even a man down and playing away we had the game under control and scored 2 more (and had one penalty not given in our favour and a goal ruled out that should have stood). Yes, Besiktas is not a contender but still the quality was definitely there.
Life is good.
Originally posted by trev33How many times do I have to say this? It's not too bad, it's great. That's why we can compete. We already have several players that are great promises.
watched the second half, porto looked awesome... would be able to compete in the cl again with that form. to bad they'll probably sell a couple of top players in the summr though... as usual.
Originally posted by PalynkaIt's been going on since I was a kid and decided I preferred Porto in Portugal (cooler name and players back in the 1980s). How else can a kid decide?
I laud your hatred for Benfica , but why is that?
Originally posted by LundosAnd that's is why I don't like the Danish national team!
And Benfica always beat Copenhagen in some undeserved, mostly boring and/or lucky way.
Originally posted by Palynkafantastic game, put the big 2 who played the night before to shame. good luck to porto in the final
Does anyone here care?
I think last night Porto showed they have the quality and grit needed to go all the way. Maybe not THE favourites, but a contender nonetheless. The starting XI is very solid and the bench is stacked with good options. Our coach is al ...[text shortened]... er but still the quality was definitely there.
Life is good.
Originally posted by roma45Thanks.
fantastic game, put the big 2 who played the night before to shame. good luck to porto in the final
Originally posted by PalynkaHehe, I think the Danish national side is extremely dull to watch. Elkjær, however, isn't. I had the luck to work at a gas station during the first year of college, where he often came (he also plays old boys in my childhood club). He's nice and funny guy irl.
And that's is why I don't like the Danish national team!
Actually, I do like it, but I had to make the joke. When I was a kid I was in awe of Elkjaer Larssen, he was one of my favourite non-Portuguese strikers along with Lineker and Klinsmann. Also, during Euro 2004 I ended up watching Italy - Denmark and Bulgaria - Denmark and the Danish fans were great fun to hang around with. Mucho respect.
Originally posted by Palynkai do see your point. would be nice to see what they can do next season in the cl if they keep everyone though... they can always sell the season after.
How many times do I have to say this? It's not too bad, it's great. That's why we can compete. We already have several players that are great promises.
Originally posted by LundosThanks!
This is amazing:
Very well done Porto. Good luck in the EL final. And good luck keeping the team and coach together for next years ChL.
I wouldn't mind seeing Falcao in an Arsenal shirt, though.
Originally posted by PalynkaSome people might, but only if they are morons. Three of the four final teams in the EL were Portuguese and Lissabon can play too. I've read somewhere that besides winning the national championship Porto's season far consists of a Portuguese Supercup, and a record of 13-1-2 in the EL (with the final to come) and 5-0-1 in the Taca de Portugal (with another final to come). With the league that means a whopping 46 wins, 4 draws and 3 (unimportant) losses. And an opportunity to win 4! trophies this season! Wow!
I think many people will interpret that as a problem of an unbalanced league, but this is a year where Portuguese teams were very successful in Europa League, broke our UEFA ranking points record and will end the season winning the most ranking points of any country. That makes Porto's feat in the league this year even more amazing, IMO. In the Eu ...[text shortened]... s history. I think there's a possibility of that happening, although I trust his judgement.