It's a Wall Street proverb and modus operandi familiar in just about any business-oriented environment, that of which modern football has shifted closer and closer to in recent decades.
In fact, so valued is the ability to turn a profit or just to break even in the world of football, that new UEFA laws—the impending Financial Fair Play act—are soon to be introduced with the aim of rewarding those who get their balance right while punishing those who do not.
Malaga vs Porto 2013 Highlights Champions League 2-0 Isco Santa Cruz Defour Red Card Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Malaga vs Porto 2013 Highlights Champions League 2-0 Isco Santa Cruz Defour Red Card Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Malaga vs Porto 2013 ( Malaga FCP VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Malaga vs Porto 2-0 ( Isco, Santa Cruz) Agg Malaga 2 FCP 1 Estadio Rosaleda, Malaga- [.
Isco of Malaga CF (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
Much of the discussion around the Champions League Round of 16 fixtures has focused on Manchester United vs. Real Madrid and Barcelona vs. AC Milan. While both of those fixtures featured tremendous storylines involving some of the world's biggest clubs, and neither FC Porto nor Malaga have as much worldwide support as the aforementioned, both sides are capable of producing world-class football.
FC Porto vs Malaga 2013 Highlights Champions League 1-0 Joao Moutinho Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
FC Porto vs Malaga 2013 Highlights Champions League 1-0 Joao Moutinho Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter FC Porto vs Malaga CF 2013 ( Porto Malaga VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Porto vs Malaga 1-0 ( Moutinho) Estadio do Dragao, Porto- 19 February, 2013- 19.
Bayern Munich will look to continue their dominant form today when they travel to London to take on a vulnerable looking Arsenal side that few are giving much of a chance to survive this UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match-up.
Bayern is running away with the Bundesliga, and playing some of the best soccer on the world.
A bit delayed, as life intrudes on this hobby of mine. Nonetheless, still time to set the DVR if you forgot about this weeks games. What a week it is!
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PSG vs Porto 2-1 Champions League Goals 2012 Thiago Martinez Lavezzi Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
PSG vs Porto 2-1 Champions League Goals 2012 Thiago Martinez Lavezzi Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter PSG vs Porto 2012 ( Paris SG Porto VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- PSG vs Porto 2-1 ( Thiago, Lavezzi/ Jackson Martinez) Parc des Princes, Paris- Group A- UCL 2012- [.
While 13 of the places in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 are filled, including all four Spanish entrants, the remaining three remain up for grabs with holders Chelsea FC among the six teams in contention in the final group games on 4 and 5 December.
First place in four groups, with seeding in the round of 16 draw, will also be decided then as will the identities of five of the eight teams that will transfer to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 by finishing third.
It's been a bad day for Tottenham Hotspur. FC Porto have announced that they've sold striker Joao Moutinho to Monaco for a transfer fee of £21 million. The White Hart Lane club were reportedly within minutes of signing Moutinho last summer, but failed to beat the deadline to bring the highly-sought after footballer to England.
AS Monaco is serious about competing next season in Ligue.
The recently promoted side finalized the transfer of two of the best midfielders in the world from FC Porto, paying a price of $90.5 million for James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho. Both clubs confirmed the transfer on Friday, which according to Porto is the largest transfer fee in the history of Portuguese soccer.
While many people last week were discussing the situation of Mexican international Javier Chicharito Hernandez at Manchester United, another Mexican player made headlines. Hector Herrera, in an interview with Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, stated he'd be joining FC Porto in Portugal next season.
3 To See: Crystal Palace, Porto v Benfica, Farewell Sir Alex at Old Trafford is a post from: Just Football
The weekend's 3 to See for the weekend 10th-13th May, as brought to you by Just Football:
Crystal Palace v Brighton
(Friday 10th May 19.45 GMT)
After Leicester and Watford did battle in the first of the Championship play-off semi finals on Thursday attention turns to the teams who finished 5th and 4th in the Championship respectively, as Crystal Palace face fierce rivals Brighton and Hove Albion in what should be a tense and dramatic play off.
Manchester United have had success with French players over the years, and Patrice Evra certainly stands among that list. Signed from Monaco back in 2006, the 31-year-old has gone on to become one of the important players at United. However, there is a feeling at Old Trafford that his time at the club is certainly coming to an end.
AVB All Past, No Future? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
When Andre Villas-Boas first took over at Chelsea, if you had played spot the difference between him and the previous Portuguese incumbent of the Stamford Bridge hot seat, you'd have been hard-pressed to find even one.
The Night That Made Mourinho - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Every legacy has a starting point... and Jose Mourinho's was on Tuesday, 9th March 2004.
That was the night his Porto side beat Manchester United 3-2 on aggregate in the last 16 of the Champions League. The night he ran down the touchline, arms flailing, celebrating a goal that didn't just win a football match, it changed his life and, in time, the lives of football fans across Europe.
Joao Moutinho of FC Porto (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
FC Porto's prowess at developing and selling on talent has been well documented here at SWOL. Their ability to consistently produce world-class players has been astounding in the last decade and beyond, and it continues today.
James Rodriguez of FC Porto (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
January is coming ever more closely and for me, that means the dreaded finals week, but for the soccer world, it marks the start of the January transfer window, where clubs across the world are able to add talent in the middle of their season.
Kevin Strootman of PSV (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Manchester United has looked really good for the majority of the current campaign. However, one thing that they have not looked is great. With a history are rich in victory and silverware as that of Sir Alex Ferguson in his past 25 years at the club, it is frustrating to any United fan to be dealing with their current state of being just not quite there.
James Rodriguez (R) of FC Porto (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
James Rodriguez was a major target for Manchester United over the summer until he declared his loyalty to Portuguese side FC Porto prior to the end of the summer transfer window. However, according to Metro on Oct.
With the news of Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement still being digested by many, as well as rampant speculation regarding the future of Jose Mourinho in Spain, it's safe to say that it's been a pretty eventful week in football so far. And with the weekend on the horizon, we can now look ahead to the range of on-the-field matters that look set to be settled in the coming days.
Braga celebrate victory in the Portuguese Cup (Image via the Record.pt)
In the sixth edition of the competition, SC Braga wins their fourth official title in history. SC Braga scored the only goal in a penalty at the end of the first half, playing the rest of the game with one more man. The game took place in Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra.
FC Porto ves Braga is without a doubt the game of the weekend. It'll be a matchup between the 2nd and the 4th, both teams trying to keep up with their rivals, Benfica and Paços de Ferreira respectively. Benfica, with one more game, is sevenpoints ahead of FC Porto, with five more games to go, that means 15 points in discussion (18 for FC Porto) and no margin of error for the Dragons.
Nicola Leali during the Serie A match between Reggina Calcio and SS Virtus Lanciano (Photo by Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images)
Mohamed Al-Hendy breaks down the best under-21 world football players in the game, starting with 100 and going all the way to number one. Stick with SWOL for the following installments of the SWOL Top 100 U-21′s to Watch in 2013.
Sem margem para quaisquer dúvidas, Jackson Martinez foi considerado o melhor reforço da Liga Portuguesa pela esmagadora maioria dos leitores que participaram na última votação levada a cabo neste blogue, recolhendo 82 dos 182 votos totalizados. Contratado aos mexicanos do Jaguares de Chiapas por 8,9 milhões de euros, o ponta-de-lança colombiano "pegou de estaca" no FC Porto e rapidamente se tornou na referência atacante da equipa azul e branca.
Radamel Falcao of Club Atletico de Madrid (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
After quickly appointing a new manager following the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo, Chelsea will now be able to focus again on the task of winning the Premier League title.
While the hopes for the 2012-13 season are dwindling week by week, with Chelsea in 3rd position, already 10 points back of league leaders Manchester United, the London side have great appeal in world football and present themselves as a favorable destination for those players who wish to ply their trade in the Europe's top league.
O PSG é o quarto clube em que Zlatan Ibrahimovic e o brasileiro Maxwell jogam juntos. Evaldo e Domingos Paciência protagonizam um caso com algumas semelhanças. É que o Corunha é também o quarto clube onde o lateral esquerdo é treinado pelo técnico português após já terem trabalhado juntos na equipa "B" do FC Porto, no Sporting de Braga e no Sporting.
Campeão europeu de sub-17 em 2003 e principal estrela dessa selecção, Márcio Sousa é apenas mais um exemplo de um atleta que gerou grandes expectativas nas camadas jovens e na transição para sénior nunca conseguiu sequer chegar perto das exibições que o notabilizaram. No jogo decisivo contra a Espanha disputado em Viseu, o estratega e número 10, então jogador dos juvenis do FC Porto depois de ter começado no Vitória de Guimarães, marcou os dois golos que garantiram a conquista do troféu.
Benfica vs Porto 2-2 Highlights Matic Mangala Martinez Gaitan Goals Video 2013 is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Benfica vs Porto 2-2 Highlights Matic Mangala Martinez Gaitan Goals Video 2013 is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter SL Benfica vs FC Porto 2013 ( Benfica Porto VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Benfica vs Porto 2-2 ( Matic, Gaitan/ Mangala, Martinez) Stadium of Light, Benfica, Lisbon- 20.
Há muito se sabe que Radamel Falcao é letal na hora de atirar s balizas. O que se desconhecia era o seu jeito para marcar livres directos, uma faceta que até o ponta-de-lança colombiano assume que nunca foi o seu forte. Até que ontem, com a partida Real Sociedad-Atlético de Madrid a encaminhar-se para o final com o 0-0 no marcador, o árbitro assinalou falta descaída para o lado esquerdo do ataque visitante.