Talk:2002–03 S.L. Benfica season

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GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:2002–03 S.L. Benfica season/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: The Almightey Drill (talk · contribs) 22:46, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi Threeohsix!

I make minor changes myself, because I see no point in ordering people to put a comma or merge two sentences into one.

If I find a query as I read, I will ask you about it.

Then I will check the references. '''tAD''' (talk) 22:46, 13 April 2016 (UTC)


In the lead, "indoors players". Somebody who doesn't know may presume that Petit and Rocha played futsal. Are you trying to indicate that they are some of the best within the Portuguese league? That is my guess. In that case, I would substitute "indoors" for "domestic". '''tAD''' (talk) 22:49, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

  • Changed to domestic

Small thing to be added anywhere in the article: who was the captain? I know that Sabrosa was it the following season, was he still captain in 2002-03? '''tAD''' (talk) 23:06, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

  • It was Drulovic, added it before Player statistics, would be very difficult to jammed it elsewhere.

In general - text could be broken up by images (not essential). '''tAD''' (talk) 23:11, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

  • I chose only to use images that were taken during the season, or relate to it directly.

In general - a lot from Record. This is not a problem at GA level, but at FA level they would likely ask for a wider variety of reporters '''tAD''' (talk) 23:13, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

  • It's a lot from Record across all articles until 2008, because Record is only reliable source that keeps their news online dating back to 1999. The only other source is Correio da Manha, from the same publisher, which are basically the same news.

Not something for you to improve, but Sabrosa's quote of "I died on the beach" gives me shivers when I remember what would happen to his nephew seven years later :'( '''tAD''' (talk) 23:41, 13 April 2016 (UTC)


Who are Ramos and Dámasio? I can deduce that they have some standing in the club's boardroom, but can you identify them for the reader? '''tAD''' (talk) 23:01, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

  • Added explanation of who they were.

As I'm reading before going to the references, are the opponents in Switzerland identified? '''tAD''' (talk) 23:01, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

  • Identified them, altought pre-season games are hardly important.

In a slight change, I put that the Inter game was on 22 July (based off the date in the reference), change it if this was the day before and the report was written on 23 July. '''tAD''' (talk) 23:01, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

  • Forget this, I just read further '''tAD''' (talk) 23:16, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

A bit about the Guadiana Trophy could be added, as this tournament has its own Wikipedia page. '''tAD''' (talk) 23:17, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

  • I think Guadiana Trophy ended. It was only relevant when Benfica and Sporting faced each other. Other editions were crap

I added that (in 2002) Real Madrid were the European champions, even if we do not overdetail a friendly match, it is still useful to identify how good that team was. '''tAD''' (talk) 23:01, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Looking at the pre-season, it could be worth it to add in the signings of Peixe and Féher (RIP), as they were from a title rival, and it balances the sale of Jankauskas. '''tAD''' (talk) 23:04, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

  • I created a new sentence so I could add Feher. For Peixe, I won't do it, because by the time he joined Benfica he was long past it, he actually did Porto a favour.

Are Caneira and Jankauskas the only players to mention leaving? We obviously can't write all of them in the section, but there is Maniche also going to Porto, and Enke going to Barcelona. '''tAD''' (talk) 23:52, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

  • They were the only starters. Maniche spent the year in the B-team and Enke was benched for months, because he openly admitted he wasn't staying. I added them anyway.

November to February[edit]

Why was the Gil Vicente game moved? '''tAD''' (talk) 23:21, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

  • The players did not want to play between Christmas and New Year...

"jogo de barba rija" - I can guess this signifies a rough game. The metaphor doesn't translate in English. If you can explain the metaphor to me I can help you find a more accurate translation. '''tAD''' (talk) 23:31, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

  • Sometimes I have to be literal, because some translations are near impossible. "Barba rija" is hard to translate without losing something.


Names should be consistent. Sometimes I see full names like "Zlatko Zahovič", sometimes just his surname. Also, I see "Argel" in the matches section, and his full name in the statistics section. I would recommend surname or playing name for all players in the matches section, simply because it is shorter. (am I right in thinking he is always called "Nuno Gomes" in Portugal, never only "Gomes", because Gomes is not his real surname?) '''tAD''' (talk) 23:49, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

  • I've think I fix that and other concerns. Feel free to add more.--Threeohsix (talk) 09:00, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

All sources are live and reliable. Passing '''tAD''' (talk) 06:13, 15 April 2016 (UTC)