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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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Congrats on qualifying for Europe! :D
Well done
Great stuff Walter, really well done!
Amazing achievement qualifying for the Europa League! However, the question now arises; can a squad such as Oriental's, especially with not much money, create a squad deep enough to be successful in so many competitions?
My sincerest congratulations! (I didn't even know ;) )
Thank you all for the comments!

And Neal, hopefully we'll be given the resources to add depth otherwise I'll have to scour the free transfer market!
Congrats mate! You had a great season!
2014-07-25 20:26#186233 AAN : Congrats mate! You had a great season!

Thanks AAN :D

Youth Intake Day


The youth trialists were eager to show what they had in store

It's that day of the year. Youth intake day. The day where every club in the country prays for a wonderkid to emerge at the footsteps of the club's door. For some clubs, that would become a reality, for some.. it was completely out of the question.

We'd be praying for the next big thing, but in all honesty we knew that would probably be unlikely. The best we could hope for was someone who could do a job for years to come. In an ideal world, I want a side fully home grown. But we know that is not be possible just yet.

So, who was the pick of the lot? The answer to that was Nuno Fontes, a sweeper from the east Lisbon area.

Nuno Fontes


Nuno is a determined character who possesses great work rate and defending attributes. After analysing the game I could tell his tackling and heading were his main strengths, whilst he looked quite fit for a 15-year old.

As the equal best thing to come out of this academy, I felt the need to sign him up and get him training as soon as possible. As we saw with Pedro Monteiro, game time is the key to unlocking a player's true potential.

So, a successful intake in conclusion. We have a very capable player on our hands but I do feel he is too short to play in central defence, and I'm not going to be employing a sweeper. Therefore, I will attempt to re-model him as a defensive midfielder.
nice prospects!
Huge congratulations on qualifying for Europe, you really have done an incredible job with Oriental!
Also, very nice update, Fontes looks like a good prospect!
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Nice prospect there, can't wait to see him tearing it up in a few years ;)
Feliks, Nealão Thanks, hopefully he has some great potential!

pompeyblue Thank you for the very kind words!
Some hot prospects there, hopefully they do well for you :)
After a long break I've finally caught up with the story Walt, still doing a fantastic job! Nuno looks like a good 'little' prospect :)
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