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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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Great update but a shame the end of the season wasn't so great and you missed out on promotion.
Hopefully with a couple of good additions you can clinch promotion next season!
What a season! From low-table, to 3rd place, to a 5th place finish. Best of luck next season, and Braga B and Leixoes down low :o
Josh & Pompey It was a shame guys, but I'm not too fussed :)

Pauker Thanks mate, it was a terrific season.

Season Two Review

It was yet another magical season in Oriental's fairytale rise. Let's cap off the season by reviewing the footballing year in Portugal, and the rest of the world. First, we'll go and review our own season and the unlikely quest for promotion we were set upon.

Oriental Preseason 2014-15

A short preseason but a good one. I was impressed with our sharpness so early on in the season. Two wins and a loss against a team much larger than us is really positive and had a good effect on the boys.

League Cup 2014-15

The League Cup was our, 'getting familiar with the league' cup. We were largely outplayed in the majority of our games but the one highlight was the win over arch rivals Atlético CP, something the fans will savour for a while now. All in all, it was a disappointing League Cup campaign but I think this was before our team had fully gelled.

Oriental Second League 2014-15

This season in the Second League, or Liga Revoluçao, exceeded everyone's expectations. The media, our fans and fans of other clubs expected us to be the easy-beats and to go straight back down. Well, we proved them all wrong. We were easily the best of the three promoted teams and after this performance, we know we can go one better next season!

Taça de Portugal 2014-15

Again, we reached the 5th Round of the Taça de Portugal, but this time around there was nothing really special about it as we were prematurely knocked out by Feirense. We had an easy run and another cup run against the odds would've been nice but I'm not too fussed about it.

Primeira Liga

Winners: Sporting CP

A somewhat fallen giant of before, Sporting CP are now back in the lime light after racing to the Primeira League crown in style. Manager Leonardo Jardim has had praise heaped on him by fans of the club after a few barren years.

Taça de Portugal

Winners: Sporting CP

Leonardo Jardim's side completed a historic double and the Portuguese manager firmly etched his name into Sporting folklore with a close fought battle over fierce rivals FC Porto. Rui Patricio and Adrien helped them on their way to glory.

League Cup

Winners: FC Porto

Paulo Fonseca's side grabbed another piece of silverware under the ex-Paços de Ferreira manager's reign at the Portuguese powerhouse. They were up against arch nemsis Benfica, and narrowly edged their rivals 1-0 to seal the deal.


Winners: FC Porto

Porto's first trophy for the 2014-15 season came in the same fashion as the League Cup, except this time they beat Benfica by a two-goal margin. Unforunately for the men in blue and white, this could not kick start another trophy-laden season.

Rest of the World

Atlético Madrid gave the neutrals something to cheer about as they raced to the La Liga title fending off stiff competition from Barcelona and Real Madrid. They finished a full six points clear.

Meanwhile in Italy, A.C Milan have had a resurgence similar to that of Sporting CP over here. They stormed to the title emphatically, upsetting odds on favourite Juventus and other challengers like Roma.

Manchester City have been the kings of England recently, as they have taken the last two titles in England and Manuel Pellegrini's men look like a force to be reckoned with.

A Year To Remember

I hope you guys liked this season review. It took a while and hopefully it was worth the wait. The world of football in this save is constantly evolving and we want to be part of it. Next season will be tough but I think it may be our year!
How fucking dare you. Last comment on this story.. at least until tomorrow.
Oriental will definitely gain promotion next season :)
You'll get promoted next season! Great update! :-)
Pauker I edited it out, I swear :P

Naveed (Mo Hawk) Haha, maybe, I'm not fussed if we don't ;)

Josh_MU Thanks, but I doubt it :P
Fantastic season there Walt! Could be a force to be reckoned with if you add a wee bit more talent to the group you already have, could we be seeing a promotion to the top division? #MakeUsDream ;)
2014-06-09 22:45#179336 Bantams : Fantastic season there Walt! Could be a force to be reckoned with if you add a wee bit more talent to the group you already have, could we be seeing a promotion to the top division? #MakeUsDream ;)

Cheers Bantams :D That's the aim really, just to tinker the squad a bit, build a side that can compete and develop in to a force to be reckoned with! I reckon we can maybe make a push towards promotion, but I can't be certain :P #ForçaOriental

Martins: Season Was A Success

Vitor Martins Speaks About The Season:
"After the League Cup, where we were shown up several times, the doubts started to show. Many of the people who had predicted us to go down started to get big heads - they thought they were right.

Our fantastic league performance has to be attributed to every one of the playing squad. They played fantastically and many of them were only just coming up from life as a semi professional footballer, that's a big step to take, not many people realise that.

I am a cautious man. I always want to go for another goal but my main focus is on not conceding. I'm not saying I'm a defensive coach, I love to score goals - I just do not want to conceded any.

Counter attacking is a great style of football. You soak up pressure and then BAM! Hit them on the break with pace and skill. Direct passes, getting crosses in - catching them off guard. It works very well.

As you can see, we won lots of games 3-1. That is because we go 2-0 up, conceded, but I want my team's to always have a cushion. Another goal is scored, a win is closer. That is my method and my preferred way of playing.
Wise words from a wise man. :-)
Promotion next season I think! Mr Martins is a good man and I am sure he can guide Oriental to the top league xD
Josh & Zap Vitor Martins is a manager made for the top level, but can he get there? ;)
299. Do it Walter, make history.

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