The team coached by Petit has 10 points in four matches, as in 1984/85 and 1995/96, but now has a better record in terms of goals scored. Despite starting the season with a complicated calendar, with two trips (Portimonense and Estoril) and the reception to Benfica, Boavista managed three wins and conceded a draw.
Boavista became Boavistao and is having the best start to the season in the club’s history. With three wins and a draw in the first four rounds, the team coached by Petit equaled the records of 1984/85 and 1995/96, but has a better performance in terms of goals. For now, there are ten goals scored and four conceded, surpassing what was done 39 years ago, when he scored eight goals and conceded three. 28 years ago, with 10 points, he scored six goals and conceded two.
At the start of the season, the Boavisteira team conceded just one draw, against Casa Pia, in a schedule with two trips, one to Portimão and the other to Estoril. And, in between, the reception to champion Benfica.
The great start of the season for the team coached by Petit has been surprising even due to the difficulties that the Boavista coach has been experiencing. First, because he lost some regular starters, such as goalkeeper Bracali and the entire attacking line, formed by Mangas, Gorré and Yusupha. Salvador Agra, Bozenik and the returning Tiago Morais (ex-Leixões) entered and have been in evidence. In goal, João Gonçalves, only 22 years old, is also in great shape. The substitute is Luís Pires, 18 years old. And the third goalkeeper is Tomé Sousa, 16 years old.
Prevented from signing up players, by decision of FIFA, Boavista has in the experienced Chidozie, Abascal, Filipe Ferreira, Seba Pérez and Makouta the guarantee of security, in addition to the quality of Pedro Malheiro and Reisinho.
Not even the year of the title was so good
If in the 1984/85 seasons, under the command of Mário Wilson and, later, João Alves, and in 1995/96, coached by Manuel José, Boavista scored 10 points in the first four rounds, just like now, and ended the championship in fourth place, achieving qualification for the UEFA Cup, in 2000/01, in the season of the title of champion, added just seven points in four rounds. The victories in the first two rounds against Beira-Mar (4-2) and Leiria (4-0), followed by a draw (0-0) in Reboleira, against Estrela da Amadora, and the defeat at home, against Braga (2-1).