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Friday, 22 November 2013 17:41

Opinion: A Man of Gold

Ronaldo conquering the world

ronaldo-captain-20131115.jpgThe astonishing performance by Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo against Sweden on Tuesday has resonated all over the globe. Leading Saudi Arabian newspaper Arreydai published the following article yesterday, and contacted PortuGOAL to ask for an English version of it to be reproduced. We are happy to oblige.
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Wednesday, 16 October 2013 08:08

Opinion: Will It Be Fourth Successive Title for Porto?

Porto.gifThe Portuguese Primeira Liga is made up of 16 teams but is dominated by the “Tres Grandes” (Big Three) Porto, Benfica and Sporting. Although Benfica are the most successful club in Portugal’s football history, Porto have a stranglehold over the league. The club have won the past three titles and have won eight of the last ten. Betway Casino have them as favourites for glory this year, but the question is will Porto make it an impressive fourth consecutive title?
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Sunday, 03 February 2013 00:20

Opinion: Twenty-four hours in the life of a Sporting meltdown

Boardroom chaos at the Alvalade

godinho-lopes-20110328.jpgRecently it seemed that Sporting were turning the corner. A late victory over Paços de Ferreira and an away win against Ollhanense was followed up by a squeaky 1-0 victory against Beira-Mar. Then a draw against Vitória Guimaraes wasn’t too bad. The Lions appeared to be on the right path. Points on the board and Jesualdo’s new reign seemingly going in the required direction. Marius Niculae’s impending return to the club was greeted more warmly than not.
 
Then on Thursday things began to crumble. Twenty-four hours later it was ten times worse.
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Thursday, 11 October 2012 21:38

PortuGOAL - a cause to support

PortuGOAL.pngDid you ever wish you lived in a world filled with people with passion about what they do, with a dedication that often surpasses logical reasoning and showing perseverance for almost a decade? I know I would, because the world would definitely be a better place.

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Monday, 14 November 2011 10:12

Opinion: Three reasons why Coentrao belongs in Portugal’s midfield 

Nathan Motz argues that Real Madrid man is answer to major weakness

Fabio CoentraoAfter the 2-1 loss to Denmark last month, I started thinking about all the things that haven’t changed so much since qualifying began last September. Helder Postiga or Hugo Almeida, midfield inconsistencies, a coach that is beginning to make more and more enemies, and we’re worried about Bosnia? If we do manage to scrape by on Tuesday night, and I do mean scrape by, what are we going to do next June against Spain, Germany or the Netherlands?
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