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Oriental Lisbon - One Step Closer

The journey of minnows Oriental Lisbon.
Started on 3 May 2014 by Walter
Latest Reply on 17 November 2014 by Feliks
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Geez Walt, I didn't know I meant so much. One a slightly less mushy note, Congrats on reaching the magical 2k, and here's to many, many more.
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Congrats on 2k posts, a great achievement!
Thanks for the mention too :D
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Brilliant achievement reaching 2K posts, thanks for the mention :P Also, good choice staying, Oriental are much better anyway :P
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Josh_MU I'm glad I chose to :P

edu1878 If you didn't invite me to GC that day, I wouldn't be here right now I don't reckon.

pompeyblue Thanks pompey :D

TVDLC123 Thanks TV, I agree ;)
2k posts! Congrats :D
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2014-06-07 22:51#179015 Jonaldinho : 2k posts! Congrats :D

Thanks mate :D
I'm happy you're staying at the club, just read this story from the start and I have to say I was never let down by the quality :D
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Walter's avatar Group Walter
10 yearsEdited

March: Moving On Up



March Results


To kickstart our March, we travelled north to Feirense in a rematch against the team that knocked us out of the Taça de Portugal earlier in the season. We got the revenge we seeked, and came away with a tight victory - only a goal to nil.

Oliveirense was to be our next big test. We'd drawn one-all earlier in the season, and this time we were heading for defeat. But new signing, Argentine Sergio Liparoti came to the rescue, tucking away a late equaliser much to the delight of his new fans. Liparoti played the role of super sub in coming on late and slot home an easy finish.

Our short month finished on a high, as we triumphed over Farense much to the delight of our home fans. The positives out of this game were the defensive performance, as we kept a good clean sheet against strong opposition. This bodes well for the upcoming end to the season, where we have to keep as many clean sheets as possible. If we don't concede, we can't lose..!

League Table



Position: 3rd

The undefeated month was brilliant for morale and it meant we leapfrogged Portimonense. Still promotion seems difficult seeing as though both first and second place are clearly ahead and look in no way shape or form to be stopping. We'll still give it our all, however, and you never know what could happen in the world of football - it could always be it's unpredictable self.
Good month, you shook that ass all the way into 3rd :P
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Good month and update!
Hopefully you can pull promotion off, as much of a tough task that it is :D
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Naveed Thanks Naveed, glad you enjoyed the... B) ... read (rhyme)

TVDLC123 :))

pompeyblue Thanks pompey, hopefully we can just grab it!
Great results, and most importantly, well done on rejecting those two clubs! You reckon you can get 9 pts and catch 2nd place? Thanks for this:

2014-06-07 08:05#178969 Walter :Pauker, my main friend here, has been great to me, and we always have great chats about a wide variety of things to do with FM and stuff outside of it.
2014-06-08 01:14#179048 Pauker : Great results, and most importantly, well done on rejecting those two clubs! You reckon you can get 9 pts and catch 2nd place? Thanks for this:

2014-06-07 08:05#178969 Walter :Pauker, my main friend here, has been great to me, and we always have great chats about a wide variety of things to do with FM and stuff outside of it.

Thanks, I wouldn't ever leave! I don't think I can catch up, however ;) No problem mate.

April-May: The Curtains Close



It's been quite a run for us in our debut season in the Liga Revoluçao, but in these last two, short months, the curtains closed on the league season and teams battling out at the head or foot of the table would know their fate.


This is the draw for this month. We've got a very easy run in and if all else goes to plan, there is a slight chance we could nip in to that second promotion place!

April-May Results



In short, not the desired result. A 1-0 loss to bitter rivals Atlético CP meant the fans and I went home unhappy because in truth it was a horrible performance and we cannot accept it even if we aren't meant to be up the table challengin for promotion.

The second game - well that was even worse. And, if you didn't think it could get any more worse, all three goals came in the first half. We just lost the plot, really, and we threw away our promotion ambitions that game.


That all but confirmed the promotion race. There wasn't much left to play for really, so I decided that I'd rotate the squad a bit for the two final games, against Sp. Covilhã and Freamunde.

Last time around these fixtures we were in red hot form and won both of these games comfortably. Now it was time to turn our bad form around and try and finish the season on a positive note. It was just after the Penafiel debacle a win seemed miles away.

A slight change in tactics did the trick against Sp. Covilhã and we edged a tight game. The scoreline was echoed in the the following game against Freamunde. I was glad we were able to win in our last two games as finishing higher = more cash!

League Table




Final Position: 5th

The little blip of bad form at the end cost us, but overall I can only say that I am extremely pleased with our progress! We nearly got an incredible double promotion and if it wasn't for the strength of a couple of Primeira Liga calibre teams then we may well have done it. Next year will be interesting to see if we can build on our magical season and make an even bigger bid for promotion!


Next Time...


Seeing as though it's the end of the season, there are no more games to play, but instead there is a transfer window coming around. I have a feeling if we are to take our game to the next level we need to make signings in order to compete - as the likes of Rio Ave, Portimonense and relegated teams will make it even tougher.

Coming Up...
Season Review
Unlucky with promotion, Walt. But hey, 5th place in a debut season is amazing :-).
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