Bruno Fernandes performances 2019/20

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  1. Sep 9, 2019

    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    Spot on mate. I dont understand the constant undermining of the league all the time. OBVIOUSLY it is no where near the level of EPL but if you look at most top clubs in the world they have someone who played there trade in the Portuguese league.

    Also it was 33 goals and 18 assists ;);)
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    SquishyMcSquish Full Member

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    It's weird. A league can be overall inferior whilst still producing some big talents that stand out ... look at Joao Felix, would Atletico be paying that kind of money if they thought anything he did in Portugal was null and void? It's still football at a decent level. I mean Wolves did pretty well and their core is mainly made up of Portuguese league exports, and hardly ones who were ripping it up there either.

    And yeah, I was referring to his league stats only. His season as a whole was simply insane numbers wise for a midfielder, and to dismiss it as 'oh it's just a poor league' is weird. Even if a player was doing that in the championship I'd be seriously impressed.
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    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    Ya I used Wolves an example too who he claimed would get "2nd place in Serie A" whilst the best players in there team were all bench players in the Portuguese league bar Joao Moutinho. Arguably their best player Jimenez could not start over a 34 year old Jonas at Benfica.

    Portugal and France (the leagues) have produced and provided some of the biggest talents in world football on a consistent basis.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    You would think with football globalization that people would be more open minded about players from leagues like Portugal and France but no. There are quality players all over, they just need the right setup and opportunity to shine in most places.
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    SquishyMcSquish Full Member

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    :lol: Oh yeah I remember that.

    Sometimes you do get players who struggle with the step up and prefer to be in a more comfortable zone with more space/time (even when they are clearly talented, it's more a mentality thing imo) but a majority of the time if you're tearing it up like Fernandes has, you're going to be good enough in any league.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    Anyone who shits on Portuguese league can feck off though, Ronaldo, Nani :drool:. Then Anderson who was good now and then but he will be like elite midfielder compared to what we have now.
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    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    The thing is there a few people on the CAF but also in general who believe thats its EPL or bust which makes no sense. The best players to ever play in the EPL all came from inferior leagues so that whole concept to me makes no sense.
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    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    Anderson was such a weird one because he had what looked like all the tools to be a top class player but it just never happened for him. He showed it in flashes at United, tHE 8-2 vs Arsenal comes to mind where he showed everyone what he could do.
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    The Stain Soccer Manager's Highwayman

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    Especially France. The amount of talent produced there is staggering. People that knock off these leagues are simply dumb.
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    Like I said in my previous post, mentality. Anderson had the ability and he showed that in the Portuguese league, but he then never built on that talent and ended up clearly not putting the work in off the pitch with his diet, training etc.

    There was nothing wrong with Anderson's ability as a footballer. It wasn't like he was only looking good because it was a low level, he looked great in the PL at times.
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    SquishyMcSquish Full Member

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    The depth of talent in the French national side is absolutely staggering, and so many of those players are being brought up through the French leagues so they have to be doing something right.

    Portugal, considering the population of the country, also produces an insane amount of elite talent. We as a country (England, that is) seem to be improving in this regard but could still learn a hell of a lot from these countries in terms of producing talented footballers.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    Yeah, he used to show in flashes and then get injured for weeks. His ability to run with the ball was very good, used to 'attack the space' and it was so good.
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    I don't recall ever seeing any sign of a world class player in Anderson at Utd, at any point, ever. He was always a mystery to me. Couldn't score goals, terrible creative passer, couldn't really defend, wasn't particularly quick, had no real engine. I think his best attribute was, as pointed out about, his ability to dribble the ball into open space.. wowza! I don't know what the hell Anderson you guys had at Sporting when he won the Golden Boy but it definitely wasn't the one we got after he broke his leg, that's for sure.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Anderson was never at Sporting. He was at Porto
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    I knew that, I blame the poster's name!
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    There was one game at Anfield where he played centre midfield and dominated, I thought we had a great talent at that point. Think he was 18 or 19 at the time.
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    Just praying they all actually feature because you might want to save them.
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    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    It is imperative that we win all of our remaining games so I doubt anyone will be rested.

    The doubt is if all 4 start at the same time because Santos is as stubborn as they come.
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    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    Shite performance. Not clicking in the national team at the moment for him. Santos seems to be giving him a different role and he is struggling. He needs to improve how Bernardo Silva did finally at the nations league.
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    What formation was played ? Only watched a little bit of the match,
    433?
    Felix Ronaldo Silva
    Fernandes
    William Neves
    ?​

    At Sporting he's the main man and he's the focal point of the attacks, everything goes through him. With the national side he's just another good player. Yesterday was a chance for him to show what he can do on the international stage. I expect Guedes to come straight back into the side.
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    Crashoutcassius Full Member

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    Nice romantic image of if but imagine how badly he would be slaughtered in today's environment. Didn't he score like 1 goal in 5 seasons or something. He would be hounded out of the club today sadly, our success at the time bought players like that lots of chances
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    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    Which is a shame because Guedes is shit:lol:

    I do agree though Bruno needs to step up more in the national team but it was only his 14th game and it takes time for players to settle in the national team. It happens with almost all players who start playing in the national team.
  23. Sep 15, 2019 at 21:56

    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    Scored again today in yet another poor poor performance from Sporting. Watching Sporting is almost as entertaining as watching paint dry.

    Also @giorno how the hell did Jese play for Real Madrid?! Watching him on the ball makes my eyes bleed, What an absolute pile of dog shit.

    As I a typing this Bruno got sent off for a double yellow. Kill me.
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    Academy product. Actually a pretty serious talent but he just doesn't have the right mentality. Also did his ACL when he broke through, but yeah, mentality is the biggest issue for Jey M
  25. Sep 15, 2019 at 22:40

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    He just strolls on the pitch and his technical ability is very poor. When he runs he looks like he’s struggling and is in first gear.

    Fecking yannick Bolasie looks twice the player :lol:

    God this is going to be an absolute horrid season.
  26. Sep 20, 2019 at 04:18

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    Yet another loss for Sporting and we are winless in our last 3. In truth we probably could of got a draw but typical Sporting.

    Bruno was the best player on the pitch by far and every chance came from him for the most part.



    He is all over the highlights for anyone who gives a shit.

    Tough tough times for our club with no signs of any turn around.
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    Marcelino just got available by being dismissed by Valencia owners. Just pointing the obvious. He's a great manager.