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Training intensifies as Palmeiras prepare for a decisive sequel of games against traditionally strong adversaries, starting with Fluminense away this Sunday, then São Paulo (H), Grêmio (A), Flamengo (H) and Corinthians (A). No better time for players to return from the medical department: defensive midfielders Arouca and Gabriel are recovered, as well as centre-back Yerry Mina. With Gabriel Jesus back from the Olympic Games, the squad is again nearly complete: Lucas Barrios will need another 10-14 days and, of course, there is Fernando Prass, out for the remainder of the year.

Fernando Prass this week kicked off his physiotherapy sessions. Although he is not defending Palmeiras on the pitch, his day-to-day presence at the club and during the games have been inspirational. Prass himself seems motivated enough, recognising the hard work that lies ahead but assuring he will return stronger and better than ever.
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2016 - Prass recovery.
Gabriel Jesus also seems focused, in spite of all the attention deriving from his spell at the Seleção. Still top scorer in the league, even after a sex games absence, yesterday Jesus stated that he loves the club and that it would be a dream to wrap up the season as Brasileirão champion. He assured he would not shy away from any situation on or off the pitch.

2016 - Luan at Atlético ParanaenseLuan, the one and only, has joined Atlético Paranaense for the remainder of the year. Palmeirenses hardly believed the announcement and now rejoice, intensively wishing for the forward’s success at Atlético. After all, the paranaenses might put in an offer by the end of the year, allowing Palmeiras to recover some of the loss.

Speaking of Atlético Paranaense: during the away game on 15 August, cameras caught an Atlético supporter directing a torrent of racist abuse toward Tchê Tchê. Palmeiras quickly issued a statement, in the strongest language condemning the act and supporting the player in whatever action he might chose to take. The Supreme Tribunal of Sports has been made aware of the crime. Tchê Tchê himself seems inclined to letting the whole thing go. From Atlético Paranaense, not a word.

tsunami_verde_logoTomorrow, 26 August, the Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras celebrates its 102nd birthday. Anything Palmeiras urges each one of you, near or far, to pull on your favourite Palmeiras jersey and wear it with more than average pride on Friday: may this year’s Tsunami Verde be a rehearsal of another celebration due in a little less than four months’ time!

Scoppia che la vittoria è nostra!

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Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England.

Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England.

Brendan Eliason, Oakland, California, USA

Brendan Eliason – Oakland, California, USA

Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Dublin, Ireland.

Dublin, Ireland.

Bruno Cannavan and son, Hong Kong, China

Bruno Cannavan and son – Hong Kong, China

Adriano, Humberto with family and Tainara - Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Adriano, Humberto with family and Tainara – Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Fabio Klein Kimura - Boston, USA

Fabio Klein Kimura – Boston, USA

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Address: anything.palmeiras@gmail.com. Keep them pictures coming, people!

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In uniform

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Monday 26 August, Palmeiras commemorate 99 years. Ever since 2006 – and after an initiative of supporter Marcelo Santa Vicca – Palmeiras’ birthday has been known as the Green Tsunami: a metaphor for the large number of palmeirenses taking to the streets wearing our colours. It will not be different this year.

The other day I was at the local bakery when a man, wearing the jersey of a rival team, acted rather disrespectfully toward an older lady. The incident was brief, but his behaviour was noted by several people in the establishment. After he left, at least two of the bystanders made some sort of remark relating to his team.

This made me reflect upon an often overseen fact: when we pull on our Palmeiras jersey, we are in uniform. While wearing the uniform, we embody Palmeiras. We are Palmeiras, Palmeiras are us. With that comes responsibilities, like it or not.

Tomorrow – while in your, while in OUR uniform – keep in mind that you are representing not only yourself but also 15 million other supporters and a respected institutions with almost a century of glories. Let that sink in, let that influence your thinking, your acting, your presence. Let that guide you in your interaction with all brothers and sisters in our society. Make us proud.

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Anything Palmeiras not only encourages you to participate in the Tsunami Verde, but also to send in your picture. Going with the international spirit of this blog, the picture should be snapped abroad, i.e. outside of Brazil, and of course on the 26 August 2013. The motif could be you, your friends, your family, anyone anywhere… Just make sure everyone’s in their Palmeiras jerseys.

E-mail your picture – digital (not scanned), non-edited, snapped on the 26 of August 2013 (date visible either on the picture or contained/tagged within the picture) – to anything.palmeiras@gmail.com together with your name and the name of the city where the picture was taken. All contributions that comply with the above specifications will be posted on the blog.

Scoppia che la vittoria è nostra!

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The 2012 edition of the Green Tsunami was not as overwhelming as in previous years. Perhaps the palmeirense is a little exhausted. Perhaps the defeat against Santos the day before took its toll. Anyway, a few braves sent in pictures from around the world: thank you so much for your contributions and for flying our colours! Avanti Palestra!

Kicking off in style with Rafael Cacace…

…and Jéssica Cacace – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sal Chiappetta – Newbury Park, California, USA

Burcu Gurbz – Ízmir, Ízmir Province, Turkey

Rod Jacobs – Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

Marco Nishimura – Oizumi, Gunma, Japan

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And then two bonus pics from friends who were abroad but not necessarily on a Green Tsunami day!.

Lincoln & Alan Costa – Lafayette Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ricardo Moscarelli – Trafalgar Square, London, England

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This coming 26 August marks Palmeiras’ 98th birthday. Ever since 2006, and as a result of an initiative by Marcelo Santa Vicca, palmeirenses commemorate the day by wearing their team jerseys in numbers so impressive that the phenomena has become known as The Green Tsunami, O Tsunami Verde.

Anything Palmeiras not only encourages you to take part in the commemoration, but also to send in your picture! In order to narrow it down a bit and go with the international spirit of this blog, the picture should be snapped abroad, i.e. outside of Brazil, and of course on the 26 August 2012. The motif could be you, your friends, your family, anyone anywhere… Just make sure everyone’s in their Palmeiras jerseys!

E-mail your picture – digital (not scanned), non-edited, snapped on the 26 of August 2012 (date visible either on the picture or contained/tagged within the picture) – to anything.palmeiras@gmail.com together with your name and the name of the city where the picture was taken. All contributions that comply with the above specifications will be posted on the blog!

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Speaking of jerseys: Palmeiras/Adidas launched their first and second uniform 2012/2013 in May, but Anything Palmeiras failed by not providing info on the happening. Well, no crying over spilled milk: to your right enjoy a glimpse of the brand new third jersey of the season, launched today, which will be used against Santos tomorrow Saturday. And below, a few pictures of the current first and second jerseys, in addition to some training outfits.

AVANTI PALESTRA!
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Close to perfect

What a weekend.

As already mentioned in a previous posting, I woke up to a major surprise on Saturday morning: number of visitors to the blog going through the roof and more encouraging comments posted from one day to the other than during my whole previous three months of blogging existence. The impact is a result of Anything Palmeiras being featured in the 3VV news bulletin last Friday. Again, thanks to everyone involved: together, we help making Palmeiras stronger both at home and abroad.

My signed jersey

You guys remember the Green Tsunami competition? Well, I was one of the lucky few that won! (check out my picture here) For almost two months I’ve been waiting for my prize: a team jersey signed by the player squad. And on Saturday, it finally arrived! It’s not easy to make out the signatures (black on dark green) but the thumbnail links to the original picture which should allow you to see them more clearly.

In order to make an already fantastic weekend a truly spectacular one, there was only one ingredient pending: Palmeiras thrashing Corinthians on the Sunday. I was clearly asking too much; Mr. Gekko is wrong as greed obviously isn’t good. Palmeiras put on a truly poor performance and most players – in particular those whom we have learnt to expect great things from – disappointed. Undefeated in the last seven rounds, Palmeiras lost 1-0 to the skunks. Highlights? Nah, forget about it.

There’s no time to cry over missed opportunities: total focus needs to be on Wednesday’s first quarterfinal leg of the South America Cup against Atlético-MG. The mineiro team has surely boosted its confidence after the rather surprising 3-4 win over Cruzeiro on Sunday and Wednesday’s game will be difficult, very difficult. We will need key players inspired and eager to give their best during the full 90 minutes in order to construct a good advantage when going into the second leg next week.

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Green Tsunami offers you the chance to win an official team jersey, signed by players of the squad!

In order to participate, take a picture of you, your friends, your family, anyone anywhere… Just make sure everyone’s in their Palmeiras jerseys!

E-mail your picture – digital (not scanned), non-edited, snapped on the 26 of August 2010 (date visible either on the picture or contained/tagged within the picture) – to galeria@ts​unamiverde​.com.br together with your name and the name of the city where the picture was taken.

The best pictures will be chosen by the staff of Tsunami Verde. A total of nine (9!) jerseys will be handed out to the winners: one for the city of São Paulo, one for each region (5) of Brazil and three jerseys for pictures taken abroad (outside of Brazil).

Deadline for sending in pictures is Saturday 28 August, 7pm (UTC/GMT -3). The winners will be announced on Sunday 29 August.

This promotion is possible due to the support of the Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras. Don’t miss out on this one!

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