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Bruno Fernandes

Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by SportingCP96, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Mar 5, 2018
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    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    A few years ago i started a thread on William Carvalho when he was heavily linked to Manchester United so i decided to do another one on another of Sporting Clube De Portugal top talents. This one being Bruno Fernandes, I was deciding on whether to do a thread on Gelson Martins or Bruno or maybe even but I figured A lot of you already know about Gelson on here but not many threads or posts on Bruno and since I love discussing young top talent and football in general here we go.


    Bruno Fernandes was bought by Sporting from Udinese last summer for a fee of 8M the Portuguese midfielder had played in a little over 100 or so more games in the Italian top flight. He arrived as a player looked to eventually replace the soon Departing Adrien Silva. He has been one of Sportings 3 key players this season and along with Gelson are the two most talented players in the Sporting lineup i would say. Bruno has scored 13 goals and provided 11 assists so far this season and could be a hot target for some clubs this summer though i presume he will stay at Sporting for another season. His best quality's are his long shot ability and his ability to pick out a pass. He has a strong shot and a high football IQ and most likely will be in the Portugal squad this summer. He plays best as a number 10 though Jorge Jesus has played him at the RM position on a few occasions this season (similar to where Joao mario played in the 15/16 season). If anyone watches a Sporting game in the Europa League or even the Liga NOS keep an eye out for this young Sporting talent.

    As Always here is a few of his videos.


    https://track5.mixtape.moe/jzydyv.mp4
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    izec Full Member

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    I watched him in the U21 Euros last summer.

    Why did he go from Seria A to Sporting? Isnt that a step down?
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    In league yes but In Sporting he would get noticed A lot more then playing for a midtable club in Serie A. I think he flew under the radar from the bigger clubs in Italy but at a club like Sporting he can really refine his talent and take his game to a higher level especially with Sporting being able to give him European football on a consistent basis.
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    Yagami Full Member

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    Seen a bit of Sporting CP this year and he always stands out for me. Another Sporting youth talent in Matheus Pereira on loan at Chaves looks good, too.
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    Matheus is a talented player but I am not as convinced he will make it to the top as for example another young player bursting on to the scene in Rafael Leao.
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    You are not convinced? I am. I'm also convinced that Jorge Jesus is a freakin idiot who preferes has beens like Bryan Ruiz or awful players like Bruno César. JJ can't manage youth talent for shite. Because of his genius, we basically lack any kind of creativity when Gelson is out. Matheus Pereira will come good, if he gets a string of games, with a consistent approach and with proper management.

    Bruno Fernandes is my favourite Sporting player. The ammount of great goals he scored this year is insane. His work ethic and approach to games is also top notch. Sooner or later he will move on because he's too good for this league.
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    Can't say I've seen any of R.Leao so I can't compare the two. Who knows with young players, though. I watch our youth team a lot and I'd have never of predicted McTominay to have the success he's had this year, and I do think Matheus is impressing at Chaves.
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    I agree he is impressing i just don’t know if he will “make it “ similar to Iuri at Sporting.
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    Some papers claiming we are going to buy Leao recently.
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    Happy to see you reply again sly! Don’t know if you remember me aha . As for what you said I agree Bryan Ruiz and Bruno Cesar should be no where near the first team but JJ likes tactical players it’s his kind of management I agree and disagree with it. As for JJ can’t manage young talent he did bring about Gelson Martins and Rafael now and for half a season a good Ruben semedo. As for Matheus I think he is very talented but as I posted a few minutes ago I’m afraid he might fall into the same like as Iuri who is also very talented but could not make it as Sporting .
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    Rafael Leão is a 18 year old players from our academy. He has been playing in some games for our senior team when Bas Dost or Doumbia get injured. He had some minutes in the Portuguese cup and scored. Then Jesus gave him more mins some months later and he assisted Gelson for the winning goal in our match against Moreirense. Finally this Friday, he subbed Doumbia injured around the 30 mins and scored in a big match against Porto. One of the youngest to ever score in a game between the two bigs. He has alot of potencial. Good technic and physically strong. He was a stand out talent in the youth champions league this year. There are some reports that City and United have him shortlisted.
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    Just talk I believe . I don’t see Leao leaving anytime soon he is not ready for a team like United yet and he needs to impose himself at Sporting first.
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    Hey mate. Yeah i remember you. Welcome back. JJ gave a chance to Gelson? It wasn't hard to figure it out anyways, he's a class player. Leão has been getting chances but just because Dost and Doumbia keep getting injured. He obviously has quality but i don't know if JJ would give him chances if it wasn't for the injuries. I actually think Matheus will return next year. He has been very good for Chaves and deserves a chance. And if Sporting end up selling Gelson then i think he could be the replacement. I like Matheus alot so i hope he gets a decent chance to prove himself.
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    Thanks for the info! I don't have time to catch much Portuguese football but I do occasionally catch a game so I'll have to keep an eye out for him.
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    Of course he did he promoted him to the first team in 15/16 and I think Matheus will return too I just hope he don’t shy away from the opportunity like Iuri Matheus seems to be a player who needs freedom and needs to be loved . As for Gelson being sold I think that depends on if we qualify for the Champions league .
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    Best player today vs Plzen impossible that he will not be called to the World Cup.
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    Truly a class above the rest today. Got one assist in a dominating performance and probably should have got a goal too. He just oozes class really excited for what the future hold for him. Also shout out to Fredy Montero for his 2 goals today and Fabio Coentrao I hope we can keep him after this season.
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    i've watched a lot of pre-season games the past 2 seasons and the only youngster that convinced me was Daniel Podence. Rafael Leao, I watched him some games in the Youth CL and his first team games is for me a sure thing to have in the squad for 2019 - 2020. Matheus I think he has to improve his defensive skills. But when he has the ball you know that there might happen something.

    I hope to see the other Gelson in action the coming games.

    Bruno Fernandes is our best buy from the season and I think what he did at Sporting this year is enough to earn a spot in the selection for Russia, Matthieu and Coentrao did also a good job.
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    Good to see Montero playing well. He was pretty average last season in MLS
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    You can tell Montero loves the club and I personally like Montero as a player. He is lazy and is off a lot of times but when he turns that switch on he’s great to watch. Good passing ability and a good shot on him. Will always thank him for that goal against Braga in the final. I know he will never play as good as he did for half of the 2013/14 season but he can still score 15 goals a season I reckon.