The Algarve League is at the fourth tier of football in Portugal. Decidedly semi-professional at best, there is a First Division of sixteen teams and second Division of just nine teams. There is no organised football below this league, participation in football for fun just doesn’t seem to be on a wish list for anyone around here!
Last Saturday a local derby took place at Guia with Imortal Albufeira being the visitors. A crowd of about 100 watched a closely fought match on a sunny but rather windy afternoon. Imortal won 1-0 with a goal in time added at the end.
My words and pictures are at http://www.albufeira.com/forum/imortal-football-club-albufeira_topic6292_page28.html
Current League table http://www.afalgarve.pt/index.php/futebol-distrital/sen-1-div
A very pleasant sunny afternoon it was.
Albufeira marina bars
Hard life for some!
Just before it started raining hard! Putting out the sunbeds this early is a little optimistic!
Members of one of the local cat tribes were not ready for a fight on Friday, when a couple of large gulls swooped down and helped themselves to their food. Can’t blame them perhaps. We all know how vicious gulls can be.
The striped one walked off, an angry expression on its face.
I took a short walk down to the marina on Sunday afternoon before spending some time in one of the local dens of iniquity drinking beer and watching football.
It was sunny and 19C but a bit windy. There were plenty of people enjoying a walk around, sitting outside the bars and children having fun on roller skates, segways and rollerboards.
A few more at http://1drv.ms/1oDiyqR
Not much chance to be out and about this week. We have had several days of fairly wet weather, and some foggy days also.
A typical view from my window.
Nicer weather is due from Tuesday and on Wednesday I have to go to Portimão, so I will take the opportunity to take some pictures around the city.
Along the back road towards Algarve Shopping yesterday afternoon.