Scout Report #001 – Nuno Mendes

For the first instalment of The Scout Report Series, I’m not exactly discovering anything new. The reader for sure has heard about this player, but, for the challenge of talking about young prospects coming out of Portugal, there is only one place to start, Nuno Mendes. Nuno Mendes is the 18-year-old full/wing-back whose name is currently on everybody’sContinue reading “Scout Report #001 – Nuno Mendes”

Estoril Praia – On Their Way Up

Seven seasons ago this small club from Estoril, a town 15 miles east of Lisbon, finished in fourth place in Portugal’s top-flight under the tutelage of Marco Silva, making it the clubs highest ever Primeira Liga finish. Just four years later, they finished rock bottom in the Liga and dropped once more to the SegundaContinue reading “Estoril Praia – On Their Way Up”