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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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Brilliant what you have acheived in this save walter, one of the best stories on fm in my opinion maybe the best.
Awsome signing but how old is he now though?
2014-08-29 22:09#192390 the champi0n fm : Brilliant what you have acheived in this save walter, one of the best stories on fm in my opinion maybe the best.
Awsome signing but how old is he now though?

Thank you champi0n :). He's 35 now, but his stats are still incredible, mostly down to his Natural Fitness stat. They will be decreasing, soon, though.
That Ronaldo jersey might sell a little bit...
a crisis averted- you gave CR7 number 7

Dear Walter

When I first joined FM Scout, Oriental Lisbon-One Step Closer was just a few weeks old. As I got used to the site, it grew, until now it is one of the modern classics of the site. LLM isn't big around here, but you made Portuguese LLM of all things, big. Big enough to win SOTM, big enough to get past 10,000 views, big enough to hit the 900. This is one of the best stories I have ever read. I know you're not the most motivated, but just put out a few updates here and there, and we, the loyal users of FM Scout, will get you to 1000 replies! Oriental deserves no less!!!

The Road to 1k!!!!

PS remember I will spam you to 1k if you don't finish it yourself
Viva Oriental!
Let's do this! #RoadTo1k

August-September 2020: Good To Be Back

How successful would our first few months be?

First off, I'd like to say a big thanks to the readers who have remained patient while I've gone throughly bi-yearly updates, and how slowly they came out. Hopefully we can restart on the right foot here!


After an undefeated preseason we needed to get off on the right foot when it mattered most, and that started a televised awat game against Marítimo. In what proved to be a fantastic match overall, we came out on top - new signings Alejandro Rivero and Cristiano Ronaldo getting themselves on the scoresheet.

At home for the first time this season, we were tasked with Macedonian outfit Shkendija. A double from veteran Silvestre Varela and a late goal by iconic striker Sergio Liparoti meant that we put ourselves in a strong position for the second leg.

That game was followed by a crushing 4-0 victory over relegation favourites Belenenses and then another 4-0 win, this time in the second leg in Macedonia. August finished off in slightly fortunate circumstances, Pedro Monteiro's effort off the post in the 89th minute was enough to see us over the line at Vitoria Setúbal.

September started off with a tough 3-0 win over Arouca, where all three goals came in the last ten minutes. After reaching the group stages, where we were drawn alongside PSV, Legia Warsaw and Slovan Bratislava, we began at the Dutch heavyweights. We went 2-0 down before pulling one back, but the game was killed when they scored again.

Post the PSV game, Vitoria Guimarães were next in line. Now, you probably know them as our bogey team. In three clashes last year, they beat us on an aggregate score of 14-1...

But it wasn't to be this time, as we turned the tables and got a fantastic 3-0 win! A 2-0 away win over Estoril was a great way to finish the month!

League Table

Unfortunately, I don't see the table on my imgur.

I can confirm, however, we've got ourselves on top of the table early on. A great start league wise is always good because it means we don't have to play catch up and we can set the tone early. Of course, we haven't come across a very big club, but when we do hopefully the confidence of all these wins is enough to get us over the line.

The Month Ahead

A home clash on my birthday against Polish side Legia awaits (watch out Feliks, Oriental are coming) before a double clash with Nacional da Madeira, one clash in the league, one in the cup - both away from home. Europa League action continues afterwards when we take on Slovan Bratislava at home before ending the month against the giants... FC Porto.

Wish us luck! *shudders*
Some very good results!
Great results Walter :)
Classy update as usual my friend, and another deserved SOTM nomination, congrats!
What a great set of results there Walter!

Great update!
Some good results, what happened against PSV? I expect better... ;)

Impressive start, keep it up!
Still going strong with Oriental! I need to catch up with this soon. :)

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