Scout Report #002 – Francisco Conceição

For the second instalment of The Scout Report Series, we have decided to go with someone a little less well-known on the world stage, a player with just two cameos to his name thus far for the Porto first team. However, those who have been following Francisco ‘Chico’ Conceição’s progress through the various Porto andContinue reading “Scout Report #002 – Francisco Conceição”

How Could Portugal Look Without Premier League Players?

Following the recent news that Premier League clubs will not be obliged to let Portuguese stars represent A Seleção during the international break in March, Aaron Barton looks at what Fernando Santos’ squad could look like for the World Cup Qualifiers v Azerbaijan, Serbia and Luxembourg. Why might clubs not allow their Portuguese players toContinue reading “How Could Portugal Look Without Premier League Players?”

“I Just Want to Leave” – André Villas-Boas Offers His Resignation

During today’s pre-match press conference ahead of Marseille v Lens, André Villas-Boas told journalists he has already submitted his resignation to the board and is waiting for their approval, citing the signing of Olivier Ntcham from Celtic as the last straw. It is the latest in a long line of dramatic events surrounding the FrenchContinue reading ““I Just Want to Leave” – André Villas-Boas Offers His Resignation”

Abel Ferreira Masterclass Sees Palmeiras Hammer River Plate

Last night, Abel Ferreira’s Palmeiras gave themselves a real chance of making their first Copa Libertadores since 2001 with a near-perfect performance. The Brazillian side ran out 3-0 winners in Buenos Aires over Argentinian heavyweights River Plate, despite coming into the game as underdogs. Rony, Luiz Adriano and Matias Viña the goalscorers for Verdão.  RiverContinue reading “Abel Ferreira Masterclass Sees Palmeiras Hammer River Plate”

Portugal and Group A: The Lowdown on Portugal’s Qualifying Group

Following Monday’s qualifying draw for the FIFA World Cup 2022, the road to Qatar for A Seleção is now clear. Aaron Barton takes a closer look at Portugal’s opponents. Fernando Santos’ men were the first ball to be drawn, placing them in Group A alongside Serbia, Republic of Ireland, Luxembourg and Azerbaijan. On paper itContinue reading “Portugal and Group A: The Lowdown on Portugal’s Qualifying Group”

Ryan Gauld: The Interview

On November 8th, newly-promoted SC Farense secured their first win of the season, a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Vasco Seabra’s Boavista. The talisman for Farense that day and indeed for the last 18 months, Ryan Gauld. A player who was catapulted into the headlines at just 16-years-old and dubbed “mini-Messi” in his native Scotland, theContinue reading “Ryan Gauld: The Interview”

Diogo Jota signs for Liverpool FC

Diogo Jota tonight completed his transfer from Wolverhampton Wanderers to Liverpool FC. The 23-year-old attacker has signed a five-year-deal at the Merseyside club for an initial £41 million, rising to £45 million in add-ons according to Liverpool FC journalist James Pearce. The Portuguese international initially signed for Wolves on a loan from Atlético Madrid. HisContinue reading “Diogo Jota signs for Liverpool FC”

Europa League Play-off Draw | Sporting CP & Rio Ave

The UEFA Europa League Play-off draw took place earlier today, with Sporting CP and Rio Ave being the two Portuguese sides involved. The play-off is the FINAL qualifying stage in the Europa League and victory in this one-legged tie would see the side proceed into the group stages. There are already two Portuguese sides whoContinue reading “Europa League Play-off Draw | Sporting CP & Rio Ave”

Vitória SC to Invite Supporters Into Presidents Zone For Matches

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty surrounding when supporters will be able to return to football stadiums, Vitória SC have decided to reward their most loyal supporters (Sócios) by inviting them to watch the match from the Tribuna Presidencial at the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques. In a statement released by the club, theyContinue reading “Vitória SC to Invite Supporters Into Presidents Zone For Matches”

Brazilian Forward Close to Joining FC Porto: Who is Evanilson Barbosa?

Fluminense’s Evanilson is close to joining FC Porto on an undisclosed fee and is set to travel to Portugal tomorrow, September 8th. The club released a statement earlier announcing the departure to a “Portuguese club”. “As informed to Fluminense by the club holding the athlete’s federative rights, striker Evanilson agreed to transfer him to aContinue reading “Brazilian Forward Close to Joining FC Porto: Who is Evanilson Barbosa?”

Wolves target Vitór Ferreira: All You Need to Know

Just two days after their capture of FC Porto golden boy Fábio Silva, Wolves are once again shopping at the Dragão, this time for 20-year-old midfielder Vitór Ferreira aka Vitinha. The rumours are that Vitinha will join on an initial loan with an option to buy at the end of the season for just €20Continue reading “Wolves target Vitór Ferreira: All You Need to Know”

Wolves’ New Signing Fábio Silva: The Lowdown

Wolverhampton Wanderers have officially announced the signing of 18-year-old Fábio Silva for a club record fee rumoured to be €40 million euros. Here is the lowdown on one of the brightest young players in world football. The Lowdown 18-year-old Silva is a product of the FC Porto academy, playing for the junior Dragãoes since 2010,Continue reading “Wolves’ New Signing Fábio Silva: The Lowdown”