Sao Paulo

March 13th, 2011

Luís Fabiano – Goal scorer and marketing plan

By: manolo | Comments 3 Comments

If everything goes as planned by the marketing board, it’s €7,6 million well invested.
His undeniable skills and identification with the team make this a tremendous deal.
Not to mention that he’s making far less money than he could.

Luis Fabiano

March 1st, 2011

São Paulo 1 – Palmeiras 1

By: manolo | Comments 1 Comment

March waters are starting to drop a little sooner.
What on earth can we do to calm down this team?
Pointless red cards won’t be tolerated!

February 18th, 2011

Lucas extends contract to 2015

By: manolo | Comments 3 Comments





Man. Utd.

The buy-out clause is about 80 million Euros.

We take cash only.

February 4th, 2011

Rivaldo makes his début with a great goal, we turn the game around and win!

By: manolo | Comments 5 Comments

Received a pass at half height controlling it with his thigh, flicked it over the defender and shot the falling ball away from the keeper’s reach. That’s class!
(and check out 6:48 in the highlights)

And it’s possibly good-bye for our boy Dagoberto, as he’s clearly unsatisfied with his current situation (first team player!). A word of warning for European clubs that might be interested in the 27 year-old: this guy is MENTAL. I’m serious, he’s insane. Very fast and skilled, but I wouldn’t recommend his signing, or maybe it’s the change of scenery he needs. PS: I say this based on his career, regardless of the last particular incident.

Other than that, things are improving!

January 29th, 2011

Lucas Piazón signs contract with Juventus

By: manolo | Comments 6 Comments


We already knew that he was in Turin with his family and that a transfer was likely, but according to Il Sussidiario, FIFA agent Sabatino Durante stated that the deal has been concluded for some time.

“I don’t know anything about his arrival in Italy, I am not part of his entourage. What I can say is that Juventus have already signed the player, the negotiations were closed some time ago. The player isn’t 18 years old yet [and cannot arrive in Italy straight away]. Things could change if he obtained Italian citizenship – at that point he could arrive immediately in Italy.”

It’s only a matter of time before the announcement is made.
I should say that I disagree with his transfer and I think that the club ought to review its policies.
In the meantime, for Juve’s fans, there’s a short video. (There isn’t much footage of him out there, this is the best one)

January 28th, 2011

Rivaldo finally arrived!

By: manolo | Comments 1 Comment



Yes, he will remain president of Mogi Mirim.
Yes, he is 38 years old.
He is also:

There are some who disagree and criticise, but if you know anything about football, you know that at the first opportunity he will show his quality.

January 25th, 2011

Americana v. São Paulo

By: manolo | Comments 1 Comment

Bouncing back!


Match preview

Campeonato Paulista, Round 4.

26 January, 22:00pm (local time), Décio Vitta.

Available players:

GK: Rogério Ceni, Denis
SB: Juan, Diogo, Carleto
CB: Alex Silva, Miranda, Xandão
MF: Jean, Rodrigo Souto, Carlinhos Paraíba, Marlos, Cleber Santana, Zé Vitor, Marcelinho Paraíba
ST: Dagoberto, Fernandão, Fernandinho, Mazola

January 22nd, 2011

São Paulo 0 – Ponte Preta 1

By: manolo | Comments 2 Comments

Oh, the irregularity…


(Oh, and yes, it was Rogério’s birthday)

January 22nd, 2011

São Paulo v. Ponte Preta

By: manolo | Comments 6 Comments

Match Preview

Campeonato Paulista, Round 3.

22 January, 19:30pm (local time), Morumbi.

For the next match, Carpegianni will spare Ilsinho (with muscular problems) and settle with a very fast, attacking formation. I’m enjoying this 2011 São Paulo, but I’m still counting on the signing of an intelligent play-maker for this season, even if it is Rivaldo. Nonetheless, soon we’ll have all our players available and they’ll be excellent reinforcements: Lucas; L. Piazón; Casemiro; William José;


Probable line-up:

R. Ceni; Jean, Alex Silva, Miranda, Juan; Rodrigo Souto, Cléber Santana; Carlinhos Paraíba, Marlos; Fernandinho, Dagoberto.

January 20th, 2011

São Paulo 3 – São Bernardo 0

By: manolo | Comments 5 Comments

I must admit that it was easier than I thought. So São Bernardo can’t put up much of a fight? That is the precise kind of situation where we must score 3 or 4 goals to assure our superiority. The first half was brilliant with Marlos and Dagoberto moving at a very quick pace, encompassing and confusing the opposition defence. In the second half the team slumbered, but Fernandinho came in and scored an amazing goal.

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