This week’s Long Ball Futebol podcast is a jam-packed show. There’s a lengthy discussion about Moreirense’s dismissal of Lito Vidigal after just 5 games in charge, and with the January transfer window open we talk about the early transfer news involving Sérgio Oliveira and Jhon Murillo.

Sporting dropped points against a very impressive Santa Clara, and Porto capitalised with a win over Estoril with just a hint of controversy. Gil Vicente continue their outstanding form with a fantastic performance and win over Vitória. 

 

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Love the podcast, gonna listen, BUT......

I have to say, before listening to your last one, I was pretty unimpressed and sour on Guimaraes, traditionally a strong performer in the league.

After your hype on Pepa and Marcus Edwards, I decided...

Love the podcast, gonna listen, BUT......

I have to say, before listening to your last one, I was pretty unimpressed and sour on Guimaraes, traditionally a strong performer in the league.

After your hype on Pepa and Marcus Edwards, I decided maybe I had rushed to judgement. So I tuned in to the Vitoria-Gil Vicente game on Monday and....

Have to stick with my original thoughts. Guimaraes are pretty garbage this year and I am not at all impressed with Vin Diesel look-alike Pepa, and Marcus Edwards showed some horrendous decision-making as well. Quaresma has sadly faded away as has Andre Andre, a player I liked a lot when he was at Porto.

I am not sure Pepa is the guy to lead this team forward, but I also think they need to add to their roster and reinforce some key positions in midfield and the left flank.

Cheers!

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Chris
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Chris I think you're spot on, we got a bit over excited about Vitoria with a new manager that we like, and one of our favourite players in Marcus Edwards - don't get me wrong I think there's definite improvements on last year, like Edwards and...

Chris I think you're spot on, we got a bit over excited about Vitoria with a new manager that we like, and one of our favourite players in Marcus Edwards - don't get me wrong I think there's definite improvements on last year, like Edwards and Rochinha being in good form - but you can definitely see recently that there are still huge problems in that team, mainly in defense. We definitely weren't kind to them on this week's show haha!

I still think Vitoria can improve and move up the table, but they still have big issues that will take a long time to fix.

Thanks for listening!

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Albert
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Absolutely, thanks for a great podcast. I definitely see the flashes of brilliance from Edwards and Rochinha. But I just don't know if Pepa has what it takes at Vitoria.

It's a bizaree post, because some managers who have been expected to do...

Absolutely, thanks for a great podcast. I definitely see the flashes of brilliance from Edwards and Rochinha. But I just don't know if Pepa has what it takes at Vitoria.

It's a bizaree post, because some managers who have been expected to do very well there have failed, and others that had no expectations, surpassed them.

Ivo Vieira went there with big hype, and you would have to say he fell short. Tiago Mendes and Joao Henriques as well, failed to make a mark.

Perhaps going with a more unothodox next appointment would be best next time.

Also worthy of mention:
Fransisco Conceicao scoring the game winner against Estoril, running to the sidelines to be embraced by his father, who along with patting him on the face in congratulations, clearly mouthed "grande filho da puta" to his own son. You can't make this stuff up.

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