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On the borderline of chaos.

March 23, 2011


We recommend you watch this video without sound:   Gaitán’s goal against Paços de Ferreira was generally hailed as the culmination of a wonderful team play endeavour, “his shoot was preceded by 10 passes between 8 different players!” some pundits will tell you, “look how unselfish Cardozo was” others will remark. Watching it again (and […]

A club’s ethos

March 11, 2011


The Glorious One Benfica 2009-2011 We are gonna play twice as better as last season, said Jesus, and twice might not be enough for me, he added. That was the bold announcement stated by manager Jorge Jesus when he signed for Benfica in 2009. Four pre-season tournaments, one league championship, one league cup, and several […]

David Luiz’ Blues

February 2, 2011


I haven’t felt this down since Poborsky signed for Lazio. Simão’s departure for Atlético Madrid was also hard to swallow, but it was surrounded by so many occurrences (Di Maria and Cardozo arriving, Manuel Fernandes was back, was gone, was back and was gone a day before the Champions League qualifying round, Fernando Santos sacked, […]

William ‘Blackbird’ Gallagher

January 29, 2011


Watching Blackbird play one would be placed in a constant state of waiting. There was always a growing expectation among the crowd, since he was either frustratingly invisible or would produce instants of uncanny brilliance. Thus his lack of consistency was his most consistent attribute. Perhaps that’s one of the main reasons he never made […]