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FC Porto – Champions Forever While Selling Everyone

Posted on 30 May, 2013, by in Soccer

The amazing success of Porto in the Portuguese league continues, winning nine league titles in the last 11 seasons, keeping their dominance in Portugal despite their habit of selling their best players (at incredible prices) after (usually) only a season or two of making the most of their arrivals, with James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho leaving to Monaco being the latest expensive examples. More

AS Monaco – A New Empire or A Passing Gimmick?

Posted on 29 May, 2013, by in Soccer

It’s impossible to tell at the moment what the future holds for Monaco, the Ligue 2 champions who might not be able to play in the top flight in France next season, despite their very impressive early haul of Radamel Falcao, James Rodriguez, Joao Moutinho and Ricardo Carvalho thanks to the funding of Russian Billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev. More

FC Porto – Perfect, Except for the Goals

Posted on 20 Feb, 2013, by in Soccer

There wasn’t any doubt heading out of the Dragao Stadium in Porto who was the better side in the first leg. Porto won only 1-0 with a goal from João Moutinho, but it was one of the more one-sided affairs we’ve seen in the Champions League this season. More

Transfer Rumors 2012 – Tottenham Very Close to Joao Moutinho

Posted on 31 Aug, 2012, by in Soccer

The Portuguese international midfielder Joao Moutinho has been linked with a transfer to the Premier League all summer long after impressing for Portugal in Euro 2012, and it seems that Tottenham, poised to make more than one big signing on the last day of the transfer window, are quite close to signing him. More

Transfer Rumors 2012 – Manchester United Chasing Joao Moutinho

Posted on 3 Jul, 2012, by in Soccer

After impressing for most of the tournament, Joao Moutinho’s finale in Euro 2012 was missing in the penalty shootout against Spain. The FC Porto midfielder shouldn’t be too down as it turns out, with Manchester United and Alex Ferguson reported to be chasing the 25 year old. More

When Players Cry – Euro 2012 Losing Gallery

Posted on 3 Jul, 2012, by in Soccer

Great tournaments bring with them ample opportunity for disappointment and tears, especially during the knockout stage when the losses are much more painful and tragic. The Italy – Spain final gave us plenty of tears from the Italian side, with Mario Balotelli watering away sticking in our minds the most, but he wasn’t alone in the crying game. More

Euro 2012 – Portugal vs Czech Republic Summary

Posted on 21 Jun, 2012, by in Soccer

Cristiano Ronaldo kept shooting at goal, hitting the post twice or just going wide of the goal. Eventually, a brilliant Joao Moutinho cross was met by Ronaldo’s head, to give Portugal a small but very justified 1-0 win over the Czech Republic, advancing to the Semi Finals of Euro 2012. More