Flights

The flights are by easyJet and take off from Newcastle.

Friday 16 October
Check in opens Fri 16 Oct 04:20
 Closes Fri 16 Oct 05:40 We need to ensure that we are at check in for 4:20 so we don't get bumped off the flight if late.
Newcastle To Faro | flight 6443 | departs Fri 16 Oct 06:20
arrives in Faro Fri 16 Oct 09:30 

Monday 19 October
Check in opens Mon 19 Oct 08:00
 Closes Mon 19 Oct 09:20.
Faro To Newcastle | flight 6444 | departs Mon 19 Oct 10:00
arr. Mon 19 Oct 13:05

Hotel

Paraiso Albufeira
DO MUNICIPIO LOTE 31, ALBUFEIRA 8200-161

Built in 2001, this hotel offers a total of 414 apartments spread over 8 floors. Guests may make use of the 2,000 m² garden and pool complex, a stylish foyer with 5 lifts and a lounge bar, safes, a currency exchange facility and a 24-hour reception desk. In addition, there is a games room, a TV room, a hairdresser's salon, a newspaper stand and a small supermarket, several shops, a nightclub, a café, a cosy piano bar and an air-conditioned à la carte restaurant (highchairs for infants available on request). There is a conference room, a public Internet terminal and a WLAN Internet connection available for use by business guests. In addition, medical assistance is available to guests and there is a car park, a kids club (summer only) and playground for younger guests.

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Room facilities: Bathroom, Direct dial telephone, Satellite / cable TV, Radio, Kitchenette, Fridge, Individual air-conditioned, Central heating, Safe, Lounge, Balcony

Service facilities:
Air-conditioned in common areas, Reception area, 24h. Reception, Safe, Money Exchange, Lift-s, Kiosk, Supermarket, Shop-s, Hairdresser, Bar-s, Disco / Club, Conference room, Game room, Restaurant -s, Restaurant - Air-conditioned, Restaurant - non-smoking area, High chairs, Mobile phone network, Public Internet, WLAN access point, Launderette, Medical Service, Bicycle rental, Car park, Playground, Indoor pool, Outdoor pool, Fresh water pool, Heated pool, Children's pool, Snack / pool bar, Sun loungers, Parasols, Whirlpool, Sauna, Sunbathing Terrace, Steam bath, Massage, Gym 
 
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Portugal Tour | Day 3.

Portugal Tour 2009 - 18th October 2009

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DF FC 6 Sassco.co.uk 4. Day 3, the final day of the tour. I was up at 7:00am and by 8:00am was making my way to McDonalds for breakfast. Nothing was...Read More

Portugal Tour | Day 2.

Portugal Tour 2009 - 18th October 2009

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FC Ferreiras 0 Sassco.co.uk 2. A more relaxed morning. The long day the night before took it out of us. Si and Hembrough were having breakfast at a place called Betty...Read More

Portugal Tour | Day 1.

Portugal Tour 2009 - 17th October 2009

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Juventude Sport Campinense 1 Sassco.co.uk 1. As expected, the paranoia kicked in about 6:00pm on the Thursday evening. I must have sent around seven or eight (or more) texts to everyone...Read More

Portugal weather.

Portugal Tour 2009 - 15th October 2009

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Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Sunny Max: 26°C 79°F Sunrise: 07:40 Sunny Max: 26°CSunrise: 07:41 Sunny Max: 25°CSunrise: 07:42 Sunny Max: 26°CSunrise: 07:43 Wind, humidity, pressure and visibility Wind: ESE 11mphHum: 43% Press: 1017mB Vis: Good Wind: E 17mphHum: 43% Press:...Read More

Venue change for Ferreira's g…

Portugal Tour 2009 - 12th October 2009

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As mentioned earlier, for the second game (on Saturday), we will now be on 3G turf now, as FC Ferreira's first team will be playing on the main pitch. We'll...Read More

Sunday afternoon bar.

Portugal Tour 2009 - 12th October 2009

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We play our host, Gary Thomas' team on Sunday just before lunchtime. Afterwards, we'll be at the Bar Solar Da Palanicie near the football pitch at Alfamar where we can...Read More

In the newspaper in Portugal.

Portugal Tour 2009 - 12th October 2009

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More publicity in Portugal. Algarve Resident, the local newspaper (online and in print) for the area, will be featuring Sassco's tour. Thanks to Inês Lopes at the newspaper and also Gary Thomas...Read More

On the radio in Portugal.

Portugal Tour 2009 - 12th October 2009

Pleased to announce that the local radio station, KISS FM Algarve will be mentioning our tour and also the match details up to and on game days. When we were in...Read More

Hospitality in Portugal on Fr…

Portugal Tour 2009 - 10th October 2009

After our late game on Friday (the day we land in Portugal), we've been invited into the restaurant/bar in the Imortal Stadium, as they have put on chicken and chips for after the...Read More

Portugal Tour flag.

Portugal Tour 2009 - 29th September 2009

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When in Malta, we didn't have any flag or banner to fly from the hotel room or to drape Muers in. For Portugal, we've obtained a two metre wide banner with...Read More

27 days until Portugal.

Portugal Tour 2009 - 18th September 2009

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With only 27 days remaining until the tour, a few final arrangements have been sorted. The times for the games have been set. The opening game will take place at 8:30pm...Read More

Portugal Tour 2009 venues.

Portugal Tour 2009 - 6th August 2009

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Two new pictures of the Municipal 3G pitch, courtesy of tour operator, Gary Thomas. This is the venue for our Friday afternoon game against Juventude Sport Campinense/Loulé. Looks quite impressive...Read More

About the organisers

Portugal Tour 2009 - 13th July 2009

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The driving force behind the tour has been myself (Davinder Sangha) as well as all the players who came on the Malta Tour 2009. I expected Malta to be a...Read More

Portugal Tour pennants

Portugal Tour 2009 - 6th July 2009

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Remember the pre-match handshakes when we played our three games in Malta? We received pennants and emblems from the opponents, while all Dave Gourlay could offer was a handshake and a...Read More

Fixtures

Portugal Tour 2009 - 14th June 2009

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16th October (Friday) Juventude Sport Campinense/Loulé 8:30pm Municipal 3G pitch 17th October (Saturday) FC Ferreiras 5:00pm Estadio Da Nora 18th October (Sunday) Destination Football FC 11:00am Hotel Alfamar pitch  

Full tour costs now published

Portugal Tour 2009 - 14th June 2009

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The costings for the tour are in. The total to pay overall is £258 per person based on the 13 who are travelling. Obviously, you take off the deposit paid...Read More

Opponents and venue changed.

Portugal Tour 2009 - 11th June 2009

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Slight change on the schedule. Friday we play v Juventude on an artificial pitch next to the actual Municipal Stadium, but not in the stadium itself.  Saturday we play v FC Ferreiras...Read More

The venues

Portugal Tour 2009 - 3rd June 2009

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On Friday 16th October, our game will take place at the Municipal 3G venue against Juventude Sport Campinense. The pitch is a third generation artificial turf which is FIFA approved...Read More

Portugal Tour shirt.

Portugal Tour 2009 - 16th May 2009

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The new Portugal Tour 2009 shirt is as shown in the image. The brand is Adidas (obviously) and the sizes are based on the requests made by the individual player...Read More

Flights and hotel

Portugal Tour 2009 - 8th May 2009

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FlightsThe flights are by easyJet and take off from Newcastle. Friday 16 OctoberCheck in opens Fri 16 Oct 04:20
 Closes Fri 16 Oct 05:40 We need to ensure that we...Read More

Squad details

Portugal Tour 2009 - 8th May 2009

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01 Dave SmithReturns as goalkeeper for the tour. Currently playing for Sassco on Saturday when the manager gets one of his sadistic moments and forces Simpson to play outfield. An...Read More

Football venues

Portugal Tour 2009 - 26th March 2009

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Football venues provisionally confirmed in Portugal     Municipal Estadio de Albufeira.It's likely that we'll be playing on this pitch on Friday evening. Municipal Estadio de Albufeira.We'll be on the same pitch on Sunday.     Hotel...Read More

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