FC Porto - The Jardel Era - Liga Nos Underway

Tekkonkinkreet
457 posts Sunday League Hero
edited April 2016
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MANAGER: Mario Jardel
STADIUM: Estádio do Dragão (50,092)
RIVALS: Benfica, Sporting Lisbon, Boavista
TRANSFER BUDGET: £16,500,000
WAGE BUDGET: £120,000
EXPECTATIONS: Win the Liga Portuguesa, Win the Taca de Portugal, Reach the Knock Out stage of the Champions League

GAME SETTINGS

Game: Fifa 16 on PS4
Skill Level: Legendary (Full Manual)
Sliders: My own
Half Length: 8 Minutes


MARIO JARDEL READY TO UNITE FC PORTO

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Following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui, FC Porto wasted no time in recruiting his replacement. Step forward Mario Jardel, the club legend who scored 130 goals in 125 games between 1996 and 2000. The standing of the man within the organisation certainly means the appointment is a welcome one, however this will be the 42 year old's first managerial post and he has certainly started in a big one. Jardel however seems undeterred by the pressure that comes with the Porto job and made his intentions clear in the press conference earlier this afternoon.

'This is a club that is close to my heart. In my opinion we need a facelift as what I see at present is a bit of a mess. The fundamentals need to be reinstated in order for us to work back to where we should be in the second tier of Europe's elite clubs. The recruitment policy has let the organisation down in recent years and it is my job to go back to what Porto is known for. I will be stripping as much back as humanly possible and searching within Portugal and South America for the right talent to improve the squad. My hope is to create another memorable Porto team, a new front three to fear like the days of James, Falcao and Hulk. A midfield with the passion of Fernando and Costinha, yet the elegance of Deco and Moutinho. I will not rest until I have brought the fire back to The Dragons.'


This will be a video thread, however the videos will be done in a reporter style as opposed to a general career mode video. I will be posting the key moments from this save if you do not wish to watch the video.
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  • Tekkonkinkreet
    457 posts Sunday League Hero
    edited April 2016
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  • Tekkonkinkreet
    457 posts Sunday League Hero
    SEASON STATISTICS
  • Danimal5981
    2591 posts Fans' Favourite
    I like the opening statement of Jardel; will be following this
  • Nice
  • Danimal5981
    2591 posts Fans' Favourite
    btw, you do Leverkusen AND porto now?
  • Tekkonkinkreet
    457 posts Sunday League Hero
    I like the opening statement of Jardel; will be following this

    Thanks man
    Nice

    Haha thank you
    btw, you do Leverkusen AND porto now?

    The Leverkusen thing was an attempt at something unique. I think it just freaked people out to be honest. This is pretty much my last shot at an enjoyable career mode
  • Tekkonkinkreet
    457 posts Sunday League Hero
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    ARE FC PORTO PLOTTING A DREAM RETURN IN 2016?

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    Whisper it quietly...BUT COULD RADAMEL FALCAO REALLY RETURN TO FC PORTO?! Ok this wouldn't be the first rumour to turn into nothing but lies in order to drum up attention. However we are talking about a player who is in a second unsuccessful loan spell in England and seemingly not wanted by his parent club AS Monaco. Add to that his form is nothing like it was before he left Atletico Madrid for the Euro signs in Monaco, and Porto is a club that would surely welcome him back with no second glance.

    The two stumbling blocks in terms of this possible scenario are evidently clear. Firstly would Falcao want to come back, or does he still see himself worthy of a more competitive divison? Secondly can FC Porto afford Falcao? New manager Mario Jardel has made it clear that the transfer policies remain the same, buying and selling for a massive profit. Surely he could not turn down such an opportunity though for the sake of dipping into the safety funds?

    Whisper it quietly...BUT WE HOPE IT'S TRUE!
  • Tekkonkinkreet
    457 posts Sunday League Hero
    edited April 2016
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    MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
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  • Tekkonkinkreet
    457 posts Sunday League Hero
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    TRANSFER NEWS - PART ONE

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    #26 DEDE from Cruizero - £5,000,000

    'We desperately needed reinforcements in the defensive area, as Chidozie (Awaziem) was my only centre back with Martins Indi and Marcano surplus to requirements. I have admired Dede since his time at Vasco, and injuries have set him back from making a move to Europe sooner. His strong presence will certainly give us the power to deal with aerial threats and I also hope he can dominate in the opposition's box too.'

    #14 RAPHAEL GUERREIRO from FC Lorient - £3,500,000 plus Moussa Marega

    'Firstly I have to apologise to Moussa as he has been unfortunate to be let go having barely settled. However I have to implement my own standing and sadly he was the player Lorient wanted to take when we discussed using someone as part of the deal. In terms of Raphael, he is an excellent attacking full back who will compliment Miguel Layun well in terms of our tactics within games. Vincent (Aboubakar) told me his strengths as they were together in France and I certainly bought into his talent and potential.'

    #18 DIOGO JOTA from Pacos Ferreira -£2,000,000 plus Silvestre Varela

    'Farewell Silvestre, you have been a tremendous servant for this organisation, however the changing of the guard dictates. As I look to build a young team to develop over the next three years I felt Diogo Jota was a player I had to sign. We were in discussions over a move for Hirving Lozano also but from the start I knew Jota was our number one option. He has the skill set and the credentials to be a valuable asset for us in the coming seasons.'
  • Danimal5981
    2591 posts Fans' Favourite
    Nice buys! - I'm kinda surprised that a +7 rated game allows beer brands to be shown (Super Bock on the FC Porto jersey, is Portugal's most famous beer)...
  • Tekkonkinkreet
    457 posts Sunday League Hero
    Nice buys! - I'm kinda surprised that a +7 rated game allows beer brands to be shown (Super Bock on the FC Porto jersey, is Portugal's most famous beer)...

    Yeah I know and Copenhagen has Carlsberg on their shirt. I don't think it is a major deal, children can be aware of alcohol without the desire to drink.
  • JTS900
    230 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    Good luck! Some very decent transfers there as well!
  • Tekkonkinkreet
    457 posts Sunday League Hero
    JTS900 wrote: »
    Good luck! Some very decent transfers there as well!

    Thanks. Few more to come I expect before the Liga Nos grind begins.
  • marceloavfc
    75 posts Park Captain
    Great signings. Dedé was great at Vasco, my club here in Brazil.
    Guerrero is a very good player aswell, can play at left back or left midfielder, both with quality. Good at set pieces too.
    Jota I don't know who is. But looks like a good prospect.
  • Tekkonkinkreet
    457 posts Sunday League Hero
    Great signings. Dedé was great at Vasco, my club here in Brazil.
    Guerrero is a very good player aswell, can play at left back or left midfielder, both with quality. Good at set pieces too.
    Jota I don't know who is. But looks like a good prospect.

    Thanks. Now I'm just working on a deal to find a partner for Dede, another full back and a new Hulk.
  • Tekkonkinkreet
    457 posts Sunday League Hero
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    TRANSFER NEWS PART TWO

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    #3 BRUNO PERES from Torino - £6,000,000 plus Ivan Marcano

    'We have an excellent full back at the club in Maxi Pereira. However we need to look to the future and Bruno was my number one target when I sat down with the owner this summer. It has taken time to bring him here but I feel he has all the qualities required to fit in with our attacking style. I think the supporters will see alot of Danilo in him which is only a positive.'

    #11 GABRIEL BARBOSA from Santos - £5,000,000 plus Evandro

    'I did not want to let Evandro leave this summer, however we couldn't have brought in Gabriel without adding him as part of the deal. Regardless this is a signing I guarantee will bring joy to our supporters. Gabriel is young and hungry to succeed in Europe. His versatility give us options in terms of where he can play along the attacking three. I hope he can be our new Hulk.'

    #4 RODRIGO CAIO from Sao Paulo - £5,000,000

    'Grace alongside brutality. My new centre back duo in a nutshell. Rodrigo is another tremendous talent have been able to bring to Porto. His ability to read the game mean he will compliment Dede and I hope they can forge a fantastic partnership this season. I believe our defence is now one of the strongest in Europe now.'


    DEPARTURE LOUNGE

    Alberto Bueno to Arsenal - One Year Loan

    Suk Hyun Jun to Aston Villa - One Year Loan

    Bruno Martins Indi to Atletico Madrid - £9,000,000


    Next Update: Season Preview...
  • IAmLikingFlame
    3875 posts National Call-Up
    Gabriel is just about the best transfer you could possibly get without being extremely unrealistic, so good job there. Solid signings with the others too, and a good price you got for Martins Indi.
  • Tekkonkinkreet
    457 posts Sunday League Hero
    Gabriel is just about the best transfer you could possibly get without being extremely unrealistic, so good job there. Solid signings with the others too, and a good price you got for Martins Indi.

    Thanks. Absolutely, all six signings are making a step up in their careers. Each one will also have a release clause so this is certainly realistic to a point.
  • Tekkonkinkreet
    457 posts Sunday League Hero
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    PREVIEW 2015-2016

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    BREAKING NEWS: FC PORTO AGREE DEAL TO SIGN BONATINI

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    Reports circulating around the Liga Nos this morning suggest that FC Porto have agreed a deal to sign Estoril forward Leo Bonatini for next season. The 21 year old Brazilian only joined the club from Cruzeiro this summer and netted four goals during pre season. Nothing concrete has come from either camps to confirm this deal, which would surely kill any move for Radamel Falcao unless Aboubakar was to leave at some stage. What it would tell us is that Mario Jardel is a manager on a mission, one which does not involve creeping around and waiting.
  • Danimal5981
    2591 posts Fans' Favourite
    It would be highly unlikely to let go a new signing immediately. Don't kill the story, man :wink:
  • Tekkonkinkreet
    457 posts Sunday League Hero
    edited April 2016
    LIGA NOS FIXTURE ONE

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    KEY RESULTS FROM AROUND LIGA NOS


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    Nacional 2-0 Vitoria Guimaraes
    Arouca 0-2 Estoril Praia


    LIGA NOS FIXTURE TWO

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    KEY RESULTS FROM AROUND LIGA NOS


    Sporting CP 4-0 Arouca
    Boavista 1-1 SC Braga
    Estoril Praia 3-0 Madeira
    SL Benfica 2-0 Vitoria Setubal
    Academica 0-3 Nacional
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  • Danimal5981
    2591 posts Fans' Favourite
    Estoril and Nacional in the lead, who would've guessed? :smirk:
  • Tekkonkinkreet
    457 posts Sunday League Hero
    It would be highly unlikely to let go a new signing immediately. Don't kill the story, man :wink:

    It does state for next season. The headline suggests the deal is done as opposed to the truth of the matter. A pop at many examples of lazy journalism out there.
    Estoril and Nacional in the lead, who would've guessed? :smirk:

    Very early days. They will be behind the top bunch I expect (hope as that was my prediction)
    Looking forward to playing Guimaraes next to check out Otavio who we have loaned to them.
  • Tekkonkinkreet
    457 posts Sunday League Hero
    LIGA NOS FIXTURE THREE

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    KEY RESULTS FROM AROUND LIGA NOS


    Rio Ave 1-2 SL Benfica
    Madeira 1-1 Sporting CP
    Nacional 1-1 Estoril Praia
    SC Braga 2-0 Pacos Ferreira


    LIGA NOS TABLE - AUGUST 2015

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    COULD FC PORTO'S DEFENCE BE THE KEY?

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    Thou Shall Not Pass

    FC Porto made it three clean sheets in a row following their 1-0 defeat of Guimaraes in fixture three of the Liga Nos season. Aside from the physical nature of the game, what was most evident was the defensive organisation shown by Porto throughout the game. New centre back duo Dede and Rodrigo Caio seem to have developed an early understanding and have certainly complimented each other well so far this season. In addition the four full backs all have qualities which can be used depending on the requirements and needs within a particular game. So could the backline of FC Porto bring them the Liga Nos title?

    Club insider Paolo Ferreira certainly believes so. 'The Porto offence is yet to catch light, but at some stage it will and that will spell danger for the Lisbon duo. I cannot see this defence weakening with the options available to Jardel and the rest will follow suit as the season progresses. If the attacking players click sooner rather than later then I honestly believe Porto can run away from the rest.'

    FC Porto travel to Belenenses in week four before they begin their Champions League campaign away to FC Basel. The first real test will be in week six when they travel to SC Braga, but before that they will be focused on heading forward with possibly another three shut outs in the bag.
  • Picking up Dedé was a solid signing :)

    The 3 clean sheets in a row will help in what I feel will be a tight season for Porto.

    Good Luck.
  • Tekkonkinkreet
    457 posts Sunday League Hero
    Picking up Dedé was a solid signing :)

    The 3 clean sheets in a row will help in what I feel will be a tight season for Porto.

    Good Luck.

    Thanks. Yes I believe it could be a very tight race this season.
  • Danimal5981
    2591 posts Fans' Favourite
    Where have I heard "...shall not pass" before? ;):p
    Used the quote myself a while ago after the Swansea vs Ajax friendly fixture :smile:
  • Tekkonkinkreet
    457 posts Sunday League Hero
    Where have I heard "...shall not pass" before? ;):p
    Used the quote myself a while ago after the Swansea vs Ajax friendly fixture :smile:

    Interesting. I didn't recollect it when typing, pretty generic statement to use to be honest.
  • ale85bg
    3558 posts National Call-Up
    edited April 2016
    Yeah it's become a popular meme lately, thanks to the movies taken from "The Lord of the Rings".

    Apart from that, very nice start to the season. Keep it up!
  • Tekkonkinkreet
    457 posts Sunday League Hero
    ale85bg wrote: »
    Yeah it's become a popular meme lately, thanks to the movies taken from "The Lord of the Rings".

    Apart from that, very nice start to the season. Keep it up!

    Thanks. Yeah I searched images and all I found was Gandalf gifs!
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