President LFV "We want to be European Champions again"

Discussion in 'SL Benfica' started by Frank Cunha, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. Frank Cunha

    Frank Cunha New Member

    Sep 17, 2001
    UNION TOWNSHIP, NJ
    According to LFV its just a matter of time before Benfica will win the CL again, announcing this around some of the players the won the last European CL cup like Jose Augusto

    http://www.record.pt/noticia.asp?id=678928&idCanal=11

    APONTA META AMBICIOSA PARA CONVENCER ADEPTOS
    Luís Filipe Vieira: «Queremos voltar a ser campeões europeus»

    Luís Filipe Vieira enfatizou, ontem, a forte ambição do Benfica na próxima edição da Liga dos Campeões. “Queremos voltar a ser campeões europeus”, afirmou o presidente dos encarnados no jantar de benfiquistas das Beiras, promovido pela Casa do Benfica de Castelo Branco e que reuniu cerca de 700 pessoas.

    Acompanhado pelo chefe de gabinete, João Salgado, e pelas velhas glórias José Augusto, Artur Santos e Palmeiro, o líder do Benfica sensibilizou os adeptos presentes para a importância de se tornarem sócios.

    “Há muita gente que ainda não acredita no projecto, mas, lentamente, estou a passar a mensagem”, referiu, frisando: “Se vocês quiserem, o Benfica é, definitivamente, o maior clube do Mundo como se viu agora em Sion. Só o Benfica conseguia encher aquele estádio.”

    Depois de sublinhar que não recebe lições de benfiquismo de ninguém, Luís Filipe Vieira ligou o reforço da equipa ao sucesso do projecto de angariação de novos sócios. “Hoje há uma dinâmica de vitória, mas o título de campeões já passou. Interessa mais o presente e o futuro que estão estrategicamente planeados graças à retaguarda financeira”, explicou, escusando-se a satisfazer a curiosidade dos adeptos em relação aos nomes dos reforços.

    “Estamos a fazer um forte investimento pensado com base no sucesso do ‘kit’. Contudo, se as coisas não correrem como definimos, não hipotecarei o futuro”, prometeu, deixando os adeptos tranquilos: “Temos um plantel que dá garantias de entrar em cada prova para ganhar.”

    Benfica copiado

    Contagiado pelo entusiasmo da plateia, Luís Filipe Vieira disse que “o Benfica é o único clube em Portugal que tem projectos”, lançando uma farpa aos rivais. “Os outros andam a copiar-nos”, afirmou o presidente dos encarnados que já tinha sido recebido nos Paços do Concelho, pelo edil de Castelo Branco, Joaquim Morão.

    Autor: ARTUR JORGE
    Data: Sabado, 16 de Julho de 2005 02:57:00

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  2. benficafan100

    benficafan100 New Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    Oshawa Ontario
    I HOPE we can be like the team of the 60's
     
  3. Portugeezer!

    Portugeezer! Member

    Jun 8, 2005
    Raynham, MA
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal

    LOL! :p
     
  4. TO DEVILS

    TO DEVILS Member

    Jun 10, 2005
    Canada
    O ultimo a rir e o que ri melhor
     
  5. Portista69

    Portista69 New Member

    Sep 6, 2004
    London,Canada
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    He who smiles in a crisis has found someone to blame ;)
     
  6. Frank Cunha

    Frank Cunha New Member

    Sep 17, 2001
    UNION TOWNSHIP, NJ
    easy Portista 69, we are still the champions :)
     
  7. TO DEVILS

    TO DEVILS Member

    Jun 10, 2005
    Canada
    One who laughs in the face of fear, either is stupid or has big cohones.
     
  8. Benfica_fan

    Benfica_fan Member

    Jun 5, 2002
    Connecticut
    I like that Benfica is aiming to win everything they participate in, that's how it should always be!!!

    Forca Benfica!!!
     
  9. metro fan

    metro fan Member

    Apr 29, 1999
    Union, NJ
    We will see. The team is getting better each season.
     
  10. Roy Da Silva

    Roy Da Silva New Member

    Sep 24, 2003
    Vancouver Canada
    They will not win European Glory this year and not with this team
     
  11. Frank Cunha

    Frank Cunha New Member

    Sep 17, 2001
    UNION TOWNSHIP, NJ
    don't be so show, that's what they said about Porto a couple seasons ago

    we didn't previous reach 10 finals of the CL and Uefa cups, with nothing.
     
  12. Portugeezer!

    Portugeezer! Member

    Jun 8, 2005
    Raynham, MA
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal

    The thing with Porto was they had a great manager and a great team spirit. A great manager will get you a long way, even if you don't have great players. Koeman is not a great manager. Now if they had picked up Paul Le
    Guen from Lyon, I think they would have done well.
     
  13. ferreirajl

    ferreirajl New Member

    Jun 5, 2002
    Lisbon, Portugal
    I hope you guys don't take offense, but I'm just gonna make my opinion absolutely clear on this subject:

    Benfica has NO CHANCE of becoming European Champions next season. NONE! Zero.

    And your chances of becoming European Champions in the next 5 years?
    I would say, EXTREMELY WEAK.

    Benfica has no MONEY.
    It has no reliable/steady process of GETTING money.
    Other than selling your best players, of course! But that kind of defeats the initial objective of building a stronger team.

    Consequently, your team is... what's the word I'm looking for? Oh yeah.....CHEAP.

    It lacks QUALITY.
    It lacks DEPTH.
    It lacks EXPERIENCE.
    It lacks PRESTIGE.

    So... how ON EARTH are you going to compete with the BEST!?

    Mark my words....You have NO CHANCE of successfully competing with the TOP TEAMS in Europe

    Z-E-R-O!

    You have a LOW PROBABILITY of success EVEN when competing against AVERAGE CL clubs (most of those still have more money than Benfica, can attract players/coaches, which Benfica - as recently proven - can't)

    So, why this big fuss all of the sudden about being European Champions?!

    Well... IMO Benfica's sudden obsession with winning the CL has one explanation only, that begins to unravel when you look at these simple facts:

    - 2003-2004: FC Porto takes European football by storm
    - 2005: FC Porto becomes club's world champion
    - 2005: Sporting reaches the UEFA Cup final

    And where is Benfica?

    Precisely.

    Benfica has fallen behind both its rivals in Europan football, and that is messing with Benfiquista's pride.

    It's making them red with envy that, year after year, they get eliminated before Sporting and Porto (well mostly Porto :rolleyes: )


    Be it as it may... if you think Benfica can realistically call themselfes a candidate to win the CL you're probably beyond any reasoning.
    You're either:

    a) blinded by fanaticism
    b) trying to kid yourself

    Either way, you're bound to get a taste of reality real soon.
     
  14. Frank Cunha

    Frank Cunha New Member

    Sep 17, 2001
    UNION TOWNSHIP, NJ
    I don't agree/ I think Benfica my not have the big names of the Porto team, but got more team cohesiveness, and that's going to take theme to high places

    one big mistake was for Benfica to be champion, know they know out to win, second time is a lot easier :D
     
  15. ferreirajl

    ferreirajl New Member

    Jun 5, 2002
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Benfica's win in the Superliga didn't put them any higher in the Champions League draw, did it? :rolleyes:

    Pot 4.

    That means Benfica will need a lot more than "team cohesiveness" to beat the teams they're going to face.

    You can try to kid yourself all you want, you know Benfica doesn't stand a chance in the Champions League.
     
  16. Portugeezer!

    Portugeezer! Member

    Jun 8, 2005
    Raynham, MA
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Maybe now, I was talking about the Porto team that won the CL. They were a team in every sense of the word. Porto's problems last season was they had lousy managers. And they had no team cohesiveness. Benfica might have that this year, but their manager is not good enough imo. Porto on the other hand this season have better players and a much better manager. But the question is, will the manager be able to make a team out them. I think he will because he's a quality manager, but that still remains to be seen.

    I'll give you credit, even though Chelsea is not at the fitness level that benfica is at, they did impress me today against Chelsea. If they play like that all season, they will compete for the title and might even hold their own in the CL. It all depends on who they draw of course.

    I disagree. I believe defending the title is much harder than winning it.
     
  17. Frank Cunha

    Frank Cunha New Member

    Sep 17, 2001
    UNION TOWNSHIP, NJ
    they got as much change as any other team, look what sporting did in the uefa cup, any portuguese team can go all the way to the top, they don't have to fear anybody, we prove it today, Chelsea was very luck to get a win
     
  18. TO DEVILS

    TO DEVILS Member

    Jun 10, 2005
    Canada
  19. ferreirajl

    ferreirajl New Member

    Jun 5, 2002
    Lisbon, Portugal
    That's not what he says in the article.

    He says Benfica can field a decent team if they start Luisão and Manuel Fernandes. He didn't say anything about Benfica going far.

    But anyway we all know Mourinho was just being nice. He said numerous times last year that Benfica's team was weak.
    Meanwhile who did you get to improve it? Karyaka? :rolleyes:
    And you also lost Miguel.
     
  20. Frank Cunha

    Frank Cunha New Member

    Sep 17, 2001
    UNION TOWNSHIP, NJ
    how did we lost Miguel?

    to the B team, his going to be charge everyday there his not reported, he my be broke by the end of the year
     
  21. ferreirajl

    ferreirajl New Member

    Jun 5, 2002
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Do you see him playing any games in the Champions League?

    I don't.
     
  22. TO DEVILS

    TO DEVILS Member

    Jun 10, 2005
    Canada

    We were weak and still won the league and went to the cup final.
    What about Porto????? What teams have they played this pre-season???? How many games were televised worldwide???????

    Give me a break!!!!
     
  23. ferreirajl

    ferreirajl New Member

    Jun 5, 2002
    Lisbon, Portugal
    No need to wet your panties buddy!
    We're talking about the Champions League.
     
  24. TO DEVILS

    TO DEVILS Member

    Jun 10, 2005
    Canada
    You will lick them dry this CL season.
     
  25. ferreirajl

    ferreirajl New Member

    Jun 5, 2002
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Actually Frank, this year's edition of the UEFA Cup is the ultimate proof that the Champions League is way harder!

    CSKA was RELEGATED from the CL, yet won the Uefa Cup by beating both Benfica and Spoorting.






    Are you kidding?

    I counted 4 clear scoring opportunities for Chelsea in the 2nd half alone. None for Benfica.
    With better finishing Benfica would have walked out with 3-4 goals in the sack.

    And besides... what could Benfica prove in a mere friendly!?
    You think that's all Chelsea plays?!

    They beat Benfica in their own home without even breaking a sweat!
    And yet last year everybody said FC Porto only beat Chelsea because they didn't care about the game!! :D Well, now you know the difference!! You lost a friendly with them! We beat them in a CL game!
     

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