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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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Thank you guys, and Neal - they aren't that bad ;)
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Season Six: Preseason

Preseason.. a chance to gel and build as a team

Fixture List

This is the fixture list that I scheduled. Bear in mind that we got a few friendly proposals coming our way so things will change in the next screenshot - just warning you. We've got a good mix of opposition here, teams on our level and team below and above it, too. Hopefully this bodes well for the new season.


Upon reflection I think we can come away with a lot of positives after this preseason. Cardiff, of the SkyBet Championship, proposed a friendly and we duly accepted. After beating off Vitoria Setúbal and Cadiz, albiet late on against the latter, we hosted the Welsh side in what I thought was going to be a loss for us.

Still, we proved we are a good side and with a sturdy defensive performance we managed to run away with a morale-bumping win in the second half thanks to our Argentine sensation Sergio Liparoti.

Wins against the rest of our opponents meant we finished the preseason looking sharp and fired up and ready to go. Team chemistry is high and the tactics we've set out for this season look good for what we have in our side.

Player of Preseason

Monteiro had a piece of everything we did in preseason. Whether it be a goal, assist or just a key pass or dribble, he was the centre of everything we did.

Europa League Draw

CFC Genoa

Genoa CFC, led by Gianpiero Gasperini, are a challenge but a winnable one. We play at home first and have to avoid defeat otherwise I fear this tie will be well and truly over before it began!

The Month Ahead

Much like last season, this season will be updated in either two or three really sharp blocks, just for me to catch up. I'll delegate individual updates to some Europa League games, providing we qualify, and then maybe I'll be able to go back to normal? :))
Great results and nicely presented :-)
Amazing pre-season! Should set you up real nicely for the season ahead! :D
Genoa are a good side, but should be able to beat them!
Great pre-season, and very neatly presented update! :D
This story is getting really interesting, keep up the great work!
Thanks guys, I'm going to shorten Season Six too just to catch up in game.

Top Clubs After Reis

Numerous giants after lurking around Oriental's Jorge Reis

Jorge Reis could well be on the move not long after joining current employers Oriental, with lots of big clubs circling around the young defensive midfielder. Manchester United, Chelsea and Bayern Munich are just some of the club's enquiring about the Portuguese youngster.

Manager VItor Martins refused to be drawn into discussions about Reis' future at the club, insisting all focus was on the upcoming season and that the squad is to stay as it is.

Reis himself did not comment on the matter, but professed his loyalty to his current club, saying he was only focused on the season ahead and making a name for himself. "I'm unaware of any interest as of yet, and I'm entirely focused on my football only," the ex-Boavista player told A Bola.

Exact details of the offers haven't been revealed, but rumours are saying that the price being offered by all three clubs was around £3 million. Out of the three clubs it looks hard to see who is the favourite, with Real Madrid also expressing an interest in the hot prospect.

Managers of each of the club's also declined to talk about the player, admitting they've made a formal bid but stressing there is still some way to go before negotiations begin and a transfer is truly discussed.
Looks like some great sums have been offered, but I hope you can keep hold of this great player!
Well, certainly seems as if he is a real talent then, hopefully you can keep hold of him though! :)
Ooo I wonder if you're gonna try and make profit...?
don't sell him unless you're getting BIG, BIG, bucks! Hopefully if you don't sell he can contribute heaps
Loving the graphic! Don't sell him for anything less than 10-15 million. He could be a valuable asset for you!
Thanks for the comments guys, I just feel he's too valuable to let go of. Top quality Portuguese regens aren't very easy to capture so I may as well hold on to what I've got! :D

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