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The Vitor Martins Chronicles

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Started on 27 October 2014 by Walter
Latest Reply on 24 November 2014 by Verdinho
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Justice Ya lots of goals
Paddy Yeah we have already started to kick into gear, looking really good so far. Danilo is a star.
Josh_MU Thanks Joshwa :D.
pompeyblue A win against Benfica would be the perfect start, thanks pompey!
Super pre season mate! Looks like you're all set for the competitive season. :) Let's hope we see some glory at the end of it!
Nice pre season, good luck!
Aaron & Zap Thanks guys!
I don't think I've ever seen an easier preseason schedule. Good job, I suppose, for winning them all :P
Nealão oh well:P

Project Quaresma


Once heralded in the same category as CR7, Quaresma has had to resurrect his career

Ricardo Quaresma is the perfect definition of the term "YouTube Player". They produce one moment of brilliance, in Quaresma's case an incredible swerving goal, and subsequently go viral because of it. They're known across the internet for this piece of magic but in reality, they aren't actually that good.

Quaresma was a product of the famed Sporting academy, arriving at around the same time as Cristiano Ronaldo, and even being described in the same breadth as the current Ballon d'Or holder. His dribbling abilities, plus his speed and flair made him one of the hottest prospects in Europe and he was being courted by some of the biggest names in the game.

After two seasons in the Lisbon club's first team he earned a €6 million move to Catalonian giants F.C Barcelona. In his only season at the Spanish giants he only managed to hit the back of the net once in the league and his time at the Blaugnara ended when he fell out with then manager Frank Rijkaard.

The winger was used as part of a deal that Barça and Porto had struck. Champions League winners Porto acquired Quaresma and Deco went the other way. Porto, for Quaresma, was where he found his best form. Despite criticism over his selfish style of play Quaresma eventually adapted and found his feet back in his homeland. In four years at the club he made over 100 appearances and managed to add goals consistently.

In 2008 Inter manager and fellow Portuguese José Mourinho decided to splash the cash on the Quaresma - paying €18 million for the Porto man's services and he arrived at the Giuseppe Meazza with lofty expectations. Unfortunately his selfish play marred his time in Italy and he left for Chelsea on loan. Short stints at Turkish side Beşiktaş and Dubai-based Al Ahli followed before he returned to F.C Porto.

Upon his return, it is now my responsibility to get the best out of this enigmatic talent and once again resurrect his career like the last time he arrived at Porto. I have personally made it my little side project to once again get this misfiring winger firing once again, so maybe the world can see the real Quaresma.

How do I do this? First, I think consistent game time is the key. I need to give him a role within the squad and give him assurances on his position within the team so that he's not thinking about himself but thinking about the team. If he knows he's in my plans his sole focus will be on winning and that is a mentality I want to bring to the side.

I'm planning on deploying Portuguese international as a natural winger on the right hand side in order for him to use his speed and flair to beat opponents to create opportunities. Whether this be to shoot or cross that's up to the player himself. As long as he makes the right decision it's fine by me and his team mates.

Finally, I have to get him to buy into the team and my plans. I want a smooth running machine that produces consistent performances week-in week-out and I need to use all the tricks of the trade I learnt from Mourinho himself to get Quaresma onside with my plans and get him playing for and with the team.

If I can achieve all of these targets, I firmly believe not only will Quaresma flourish but our team will be dramatically improved as a result of it. He provides that cutting edge which will make our offense even more feared than it already is, as it boasts some of the biggest and best attacking talent in the whole of Europe. Quaresma could be the key to that - I think he is, and if we get him firing it won't be long before I'm getting phone calls about him again.
Quaresma is dumb anyway tbh.
Mr 'Brinca na Areia'! As much as he's a ungrateful traitor, I do sympathise with him a little and I love watching him play. 31, so it's the last chance for him to establish himself at a club for once.
2014-11-15 20:07#199909 Neal : Quaresma is dumb anyway tbh.
Also, lovely graphic ;)
Indeed, a lovely graphic!
A nice update as well, hopefully you can get Quaresma hitting top form :)
Neal :'(
Paddy Definitely his last chance, but he's got a point to prove!
Josh_MU At least you appreciate Josh :')
pompeyblue Thanks pompey, hopefully he can hit those heights that he reached earlier in his career!
Great update Walta
Great update and brilliant graphic :)
Tallery & Jonaldinho Thanks guys:)

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