Jornada 9 Preview: Portugal’s A MessBy: Greg | November 21st, 2008
This weekend’s matches open in a Portugal that is currently reeling from a National Team perspective. The state of Portuguese football is in a shambles after a 6-2 drubbing at the hands of colonial rivals Brazil.
The talk will be about how to get rid of Queiroz and who his replacement should be. If the Portuguese Federation wishes to relieve themselves of the SHIT manager, they had better do it quick. Before we got our asses handed to us by Brazil, we weren’t exactly headed in the right direction to begin with. What a fucking shame. I hate to say it, but the days of qualifying for tournaments automatically and genuine, real hope of an international trophy may be behind us for some time.
-= Jornada 9 =- All times local. This week’s edition of FixtureFacts features parenthesis filled with each team’s Internet presence goodness.
Saturday, November 22 @ 18:15 — Marítimo (http://www.csmaritimo.pt/) v. Braga (http://www.scbraga.com/)
Saturday, November 22 @ 20:30 –Naval (http://www.naval1demaio.com/) v. Sporting (http://www.sporting.pt/)
Sunday, November 23 @ 16:00 — Nacional (http://www.cdnacional.pt/) v. Trofense (http://www.cdtrofense.pt/)
Sunday, November 23 @ 18:00 — V. Guimarães (http://www.vitoriasc.pt/) v. P. Ferreira (http://www.fcpf.pt/)
Sunday, November 23 @ 20:15 — Académica (http://www.academica-oaf.pt/) v. Benfica (http://www.lampstore.com/)
Have a splendiforous weekend. Fill it with booze and hookers. The rest is just a waste of time.