Episode 200 - This one is for YOU

26Apr

In our 200th episode...

We open up our 200th podcast with messages from our listeners. We then discuss Benfica's game against Rio Ave. On the second half. we look ahead to the Guimaraes game that comes up this friday. A crucial game for Benfica and 1 of 3 finals on the way to what hopefully ne our 3rd in a row.

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Episode 199 - Pizzi makes us queasy

19Apr

In this week's episode...

We start the podcast by looking back at Benfica's match against Setubal. After an excellent first half, that included a turn around to overcome a 0-1 deficit inside the first minute, Benfica dropped hard in the second half, and almost gave up the tie in the dying minutes of the game. We discuss the game, the few standout performances and Pizzi.
In the second half of the pod, we look ahead to another final in Vila Do Conde this upcoming weekend, and we also look at the ramifications of the B team possibly being relegated to the 3rd division.

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Episode 198 - No Shame in Our Game

13Apr

On this week's episode...

We open the pod by looking back at Benfica's second leg UCL game against Bayern Munchen, Patrick Kendrick, who was at the game, offers his insight on the atmosphere and Benfica's performance.
In the second half, we look back at the Academica game, and look ahead to Setubal's game

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Episode 197 - From Lisbon to Munich

6Apr

In this week's podcast...

We open up the podcast by looking back at Benfica's heavy yet somewhat misleading trashing of Braga at Estadio da Luz. Patrick Kendrick who called the game live for the English speaking world offers his views on Benfica's convincing win.

In the second half of the podcast, we look at Benfica's game against the all powerful Bayern Munich in Germany for the UCL Quarter Finals. A good showing by Benfica, who comes away from Germany with minimum damage. Lastly we look ahead to Academica, which comes up this weekend.

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Episode 196 - The Emma Experience

29Mar

In this week's episode...

We took advantage of the international break to interview a very special Benfica fan. You may know her as the  Chinese fan that has been featured on several media outlet articles for following Benfica around, we know her has one of our fans and devout Benfica fan - Emma Runyunz.

We sat down with Emma to ask her about her fascination with Benfica, and to hear stories from her adventures following Benfica, from North America to the Luz, to her presence at the Derby in Alvalade.

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Episode 195 - As the time expired

22Mar

In this week's episode...

We start off the pod by looking back at Benfica's close call against Boavista. We discuss the game, line up changes due to injuries, and the way the game went down, with Jonas scoring the winner in added time, just when everything seemed headed to Benfica losing first place.

In the second half of the Podcast, we discuss the UCL drawing, where Benfica got paired up with Bayern Munich. We discuss our chances, and hopes. Lastly we discuss Renato Sanches' call up to the national team, for two friendlies this coming week.

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Episode 194 - One of those Weeks

15Mar

In this episode...

We start off this week's show by remembering the week Benfica has had, which continued with a successful trip to Russia where Benfica defeated Zenit to get to the quarter finals of the Champions League. We discuss Lindelof's, Ederson's and Paposeco's performances along with the rest of the team. To close out the topic we look ahead to Benfica's possible opponents as well as where the two quarter final matches fall in Benfica's schedule.

In the second half of the Podcast, we recap Benfica's game against Tondela, and look ahead to this weekend's game against Boavista

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Episode 193 - Controlling our Destiny

8Mar

In this week's episode...

We open up by discussing the Derby between Benfica and Sporting. We talk about Benfica's approach, Sporting's early jitters and the way the game turned out amng many other things.
In the second half, we look ahead to Benfica's CL match against Zenit, a game that Benfica goes into with a 1-0 advantage after the first leg. We discuss who will play next to Lindelof in Jardel's absence, and what approach Benfica should take in this game. Lastly we look ahead to Benfica's game against Tondela.

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Episode 192 - On the eve of the Derby

1Mar

In this week's podcast....

After a week's absence we are back to recap the P Ferreira and the Uniao da Madeira games. We discuss winning in difficult pitches such as the Mata Real, and the decline of Samaris' playing. We also discuss Rui Vitoria's squad management against Uniao, saving players in danger of picking up a yellow card and being suspended  for the derby. Patrick Kendrick offers his opinion on Grimaldo, after having seen him for a whole 90 minutes. We also discuss Talisca's abilities, and offer some opinion on how he could be more useful.

In the second half, we look ahead to the Derby against Sporting this coming weekend. Will Jonas, and Gaitan show up for this game, and truly be the difference makers for this team. We talk about the probability of Lisandro playing if he is healthy. To conclude we offer our opinions on what ramifications the Derby can have for Benfica and what would be a favorable result for Benfica.

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Episode 191 - One For One

18Feb

In this week's episode.....

We start off by looking at the Classico, a game that Benfica should have won but squandered the opportunity to put porto away in the title race. We discuss Benfica's lack of effectiveness, which had been paramount in the 13 game win streak. We talk about Jonas' inability to show up in the important games for Benfica, and how Gaitan and Pizzi were also ineffective. Also a topic, Rui Vitoria's read of the game, which included a late game substitution of Salvio, who hadn't seen action yet this season.

In the second half of the pod, we breakdown Benfica's UCL game against Zenit. A game that Benfica dominated, and won in the dying minutes of the second half, against a Zenit team who came to Lisbon from their mid season break, looking to not lose any points. We discuss, Lindelof's progression, Eliseu's performance, and Jonas finally getting an important goal.

Lastly we look ahead to P. Ferreira and answer some twitter questions

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