Race To Safety – Who Will Go Down?

exit_signFor those readers interested in Portuguese football, I have recently prepared an article for PortuGOAL.net on the current race to avoid relegation from the top flight. The Liga NOS has a two-team relegation system to the Liga 2 and there are no fewer than seven teams that are presently in danger of falling prey to the drop. Continue reading

Rio Ave: Surprise Package Or Quick Starters?


My latest piece for PortuGOAL.net is on this season’s surprise package, Rio Ave. You can find the article here.

The club, based in the northern town of Vila do Conde, currently sit in 3rd place in the Portuguese top-flight and are building a reputation as an exciting attacking team. The current coach, Pedro Martins, is in his second season at the club, having joined for Madeiran side, Marítimo.

Enjoy, and I welcome any criticism – positive or negative.