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Eric Dier is one step closer to becoming Tottenham Hotspur’s newest defender. Pictures have emerged of the Sporting defender at Lisbon Portela Airport. Various reports have said the defender will sign from Sporting for £4 million on a 5 year deal. The left back would slot right in to the starting Spurs defence.

The potential sale of Ryan Gauld shows that Scottish football is progressing. With the sale of James McCarthy in September 2013 for £2 million there were thoughts of ‘oh a small club with 1 good player’. But no, the mistake people make is they assume because the league is small there is no quality or the lame excuse ‘its a two club league’ (Celtic/Rangers). Having watched the demise of Hearts and Hibernian, then the takeover of both clubs you can see there is a new club style in …

I’ve been inspired to start this blog regarding coaches purely for my love of the beautiful game!
The Premiership has been brought back to life with the arrival of a certain Mr Mourinho with his unique personality and quick answers but is there really anybody to rival him?
Tactically, the answer is yes. With his not so little protégé AVB having a great first season with Spurs, the arrival of Manuel Pellegrini to Manchester City, Arsene Wenger’s legendary late season come-backs and of course David Moyes having to fill the boots left by Sir Alex …

In the middle field the coach Paulo Bento usually use a diamond tactic. Since he took office, the coach has opted for this tactic, although being highly criticized.

In the position of defensive midfield the choice should be Miguel Veloso. The player had problems with the coach last season, even asked to leave, but it seems that everything is resolved. And under normal conditions will be the 1st choice for this position.

As alternative we have Fábio Rochemback, the Brazilian who played in Middlesbrough, and his return to Alvalade …

The team continues on the same basis. With the young goalkeeper Rui Patricio as the nr 1, who won the place after the punishment of the Serbian Stoijkovic that will be leaving the club. The alternates will be Tiago, who already takes 13 years on the club, and Ricardo Batista, a young Portuguese GK, transferred from Fulham in last season. Here the place of Rui Patricio is guaranteed, as has happened in the last two seasons.

In the defense the doubts remain on both sides with Abel and Pedro Silva …

In my first text I’ll have a brief introduction on my club, Sporting Clube de Portugal, known as Sporting Lisbon.
Having stayed in 2nd place in the last 4 years, and with a team based on players who came from the youth team, and always with the same coach, the objectives this year can be only the title. In a league where only 3 clubs play for the title – together with FC Porto and Benfica, Sporting Lisbon fans began to demand more and better. And the young coach, Paulo Bento, …

Soprting are playing a friendly versus PSV Eindhoven on August the 2nd at Jose Alvalade XXI.
Sporting are also in the Supertaça final versus FC Porto. It is on August 16 at 20h45 in Estadio Algarve.

Right now, I am currently looking for a Sporting jersey (preferrably with Joao Moutinho 28) for an affordable price… I don’t care if it’s bought off somewhere in China or Thailand…

Ok.. first entry…
It’s currently the middle of the transfer window, we’ve made a few signings…
-Helder Postiga-Porto (ick)-2.5 mil
-Fabio Rochemback-Middlesbrough-Free
-Marco Caneira-Valencia-4.5 mil
-Marat Izmailov-Lokomotiv-1.5 mil
-Leandro Grimi-Milan-3.5 mil
Carlos Paredes-Olimpia Asuncion-Free
I’m really excited about the new season because of these signings, and I cant wait to get started!!!