Episode 138 12/16/14

16Dec

On tonight's Podcast....

We look back at Benfica's win at the dragao. We talk Lima, Andre Almeida, Maxi, Samaris, and JJ's coaching prowess.
After injecting a huge dose of optimism into this team we turn our attention to the Portuguese Cup game against Braga.
Lastly we look ahead to Benfica's next home game for the league against last place Gil Vicente, in a game that has all the makings of a trap game.

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Episode 137 12/9/14

9Dec

in this episode...

As usual we open up the podcast by looking back at Benfica's weekend game. This weekend we hosted and beat Belenenses. We focus on Lima, Talisca, and the hot topic of the hour - Deyverson and Miguel Rosa.

In our middle segment we look at Benfica's last Champions league match, where, with nothing to play for, JJ lined up a team composed of bench players.

Lastly we look ahead to this weekend's clasico at the dragao.

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Episode 136 12/2/14

2Dec

in this week's episode...

We open up the podcast by looking back at the Academica game. We discuss Jonas' and Talica's co-existence. Andre Almeida's consistency, and Samaris,

Before we turn our attention to the upcoming Belenenses game, we get into Maxi's renewal, the teams approach to the Champions League, and JJ's cockiness.

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Episode 135 11/27/14

27Nov

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Benfica hosted and beat Moreirense in the Portuguese Cup to advance to the next round. We take a look at the increasing importance of Jonas in this team, Cristante's future, and next round's opposition, Braga.

With the lost against Zenit and a Monaco win against Leverkusen, Benfica crashed out of Europe. We discuss the team's approach to this competition, the loss of revenue from European competition, and what that could mean for Benfica in the Winter transfer window.

Lastly we look at Benfica's upcoming home fixture against Academica, and a very busy December with 5 games in 2 weeks,one of which will be a trip to the dragao.

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Episode 134 11/18/14

18Nov

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With Benfica being off, we dedicate this week's podcast to the National Team.
We discuss call ups, Santos' tactical ideas and Raphael Guerreiro.

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Episode 133 11/11/14

11Nov

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We gets started by looking back at Benfica's game against Nacional da Madeira. It wasn't pretty but Benfica got the all too important 3 points, which ended up being crucial as our direct rivals both tied. We talk about the left back situation, the defensive midfield situation and some of the positional holes this team has.

On the second segment, we look at the Fernando Santos call up sheet for the Euro qualifier match against Armenia, and the exhibition against Argentina in Manchester.

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Podcast # 132 11/4/14

5Nov

In this week's podcast..

We review the game against Rio Ave, Champions League Monaco match,and look ahead to this upcoming weekend's fixture against Nacional.

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Episode #131 10/28/14

29Oct

131pic.jpgIn this week's podcast....

We start up the podcast by discussing Benfica's game at Monaco for the Champions League. Against what looks like to be the weakest team of this group, Benfica failed to grab maximum points, and we find ourselves last in the group. We discuss the team's approach and future intentions, and if the Europa League will be more of a distraction than anything else in our plight to the "bi".

In the second segment of the pod, we turn our attention to the match at the Pedreira, where Benfica usually have issues with local Braga. We debate the attitude in this game versus the Monaco game, and we get into a JJ debate,as well as our bench quality.

Lastly we look ahead to Benfica's next home game versus Rio Ave.

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Episode 130 10/21/14

21Oct

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We look back at Benfica's game against Sporting da Covilha for the Portuguese Cup, We discuss JJ's complete overall of the starting 11 and offer our opinion on the debutantes - did they impress or disappoint?

In the middle  segment of the podcast, we look ahead at to the Champions LEague Match against Monaco. Steve breaks down Monaco, and we talk about possive 11,s and Bernardo Silva.

Lastly, we look back at this week's upcoming match against Braga at the Pedreira.

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Episode 129 10/15/14

15Oct

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Since Benfica was off we turn our attention to the national team. We look at Fernando Santos' first 11 and new tactical look. Also on the table, the 4 shunned players, and their effect on the national team. We spend a little time talking about the game before turning our attention to Portugal's U21 squad who qualified to the European Championship. Looking at this squad, there's no reason not to feel optimistic about the future of the national team. It may not be a golden generation but the talent pool is definitely rich in talent.

On the second half of the pod, we get back to Benfica, and look at Benfica's upcoming Portuguese Cup game against Sporting da Covilha. Perhaps a chance for some of the less used players to play, we take a stab at possible 11s.

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