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On this week's podcast... Benfica played their first two televised pre-season games, and we have some initial thoughts to share. We also found out who our opponent will be in the UCL prelim, Spartak Moskow led by Rui Vitoria, cue the JJ vs RV narrative. Lastly we look at the Liga Bwin season schedule and the jam packed month of August for Benfica…
 
On this week's podcast... We recap the Tondela game, and the afternoon game time take us to the afternoon games during our younger days following Benfica. We reminisce about what it was like to follow Benfica across the ocean pre-internet days. Lastly we look ahead to the Classico, which could be a test of who wants to continue to be a part of this…
 
On this week's podcast...We couldn't start without addressing the big topic in world football, the Super League, Cristiano offers his perspective. We then look at the Gil Vicente game where it was the same old Benfica, and if the hope was that perhaps we could still get second place, the reality is we have Braga on our ankles instead. We look ahead…
 
On this week's episode.... After a prolonged absence due to international break we are back to recap all of the latest Benfica action. We take a brief look at the game against Braga where Benfica passed Braga to take over 3rd place. Discuss Vlachodimos' wish to leave Benfica, recap the Maritimo game where Benfica got their first penalty kick call o…
 
On this week's episode... AJ Duarte aka Negative Jorge joins us to recap the Boavista game, where Benfica had a relatively easy time against a 10 men Boavista, and for once provided for a relaxing watch, and we looked ahead to a crucial game against Braga at The Quarry where Benfica will have a change to move up to 3rd place with a win.…
 
On this week's podcast... We start by looking back at the second leg of the Portuguese Cup semi-final where JJ opted to rotate the squad, a convincing win against a good Estoril that despite being in Portugal's second tear, showed themselves at a good level through both legs. Next we look at the game against B-Sad, a first half to forget, a second …
 
On this week's podcast... We look back at the Guimaraes and Famalicao games, discuss if Ramos should be getting more time in lieu of the lack of goal scoring from both of our starting forwards. Look at Benfica's covid cases for the season and determine how it has effected the teams performance, and look ahead to Estoril and Moreirense.…
 
On this week's podcast.... We start off by recapping the B-Sad win, which booked us a place in the semifinal round against Estoril. We then turned our attention to the derby, where Benfica had a chance to close the distance to Sporting, but instead we were left in a bigger hole. We discuss the approach to the game, and why Benfica needed to do more…
 
On this week's podcast.... We look back a Covid stricken Benfica, and our matches against Braga in the semifinals of the League Cup, and another league game in which we find a way to lose points. Covid has hit the team hard, but can Covid be an excuse for a Braga game which we could have won, and a Nacional game where we played for 15 minutes? We d…
 
On this week's podcast... We look back at Benfica's game against porto; we discuss tactical changes, attitude, and where do we go from here. Benfica will play in the semifinal of the League Cup under the dark cloud of Covid after announcing that 17(!) members of technical staff, roster, and directive have tested positive for COVID. We look ahead to…
 
On this week's podcast.. We are running out of words, and logic to understand what is going on with Benfica. We look at the 3 parties to blame after another abysmal 45 minutes of football where we get pushed by minnows. Players, JJ, and front office all have their share of blame in the current situation. Before we turned off the mics we look ahead …
 
On the last podcast of 2020... We look back at the Super Cup game against porto, we discuss attitude, grit, commitment, all of which were probably part of Luisao's talk to the team at the end of the game. We also discussed the game against last place Portimonense, a tale of two halves, in opposite sides of the spectrum. 2020 has been and extremely …
 
On this week's podcast... We look back at Benfica's win in Barcelos against Gil Vicente, preview another crucial match for Benfica under JJ in this season's Super Cup against Porto. We discuss the importance of the game against Porto and how it could set the stage for an extremely difficult January month. Lastly we look ahead to the next game of th…
 
On this week's podcast.... It's a triple play of game recaps, first we looked back at the last match of the Europa League group stages, where Benfica had minimal hopes of finishing first in the group, then a game against Vilafranquense for the Portuguese Cup where Benfica exercised their logical domination against a second division team. The last r…
 
On this week's podcast.... After the international break Benfica returned to action in this season's debut of the Portuguese Cup. None of the internationals made the game roster as JJ opted to include 9 "B" team players and 2 juniors in the game call up sheet. The score line is not indicative of Benfica's domination of the game, but of their lack e…
 
On this week's podcast...On the eve of the elections, Alfredo takes a moment to speak about the club's moment, the division, the hatred, and the ugly mutual disrespect among fans. We get back to our regularly schedule program recapping the Lech Poznan game and the Belenenses SAD game, and look ahead to Standard Liege with the help from Scott Coyne …
 
On this week's podcast... We look back at Benfica's match against Farense where Benfica was able to come away with the three points, but also lots to review for improvements during the international break. We also discuss Benfica's activity in the transfer windo, who went out, who came in, and we offer our overall opinion on the window as a whole. …
 
On this week's podcast....We start off by discussing the Ruben Dias and Nicolas Otamendi deal.We then recap the Moreirense game, where Benfica could have smashed Moreirense had it not been for the many wasted opportunities. To wrap it all up, we look ahead to Benfica's match against newly promoted Farense at Estadio da Luz.…
 
On this week's episode.... Benfica opened up their domestic campaign against last year's Cinderella team, Famalicao. A handful of goals and 4 changes from the midweek match up against PAOK, ensured Benfica got the 3 points in the inaugural game of the season. We recap the game, and discuss the performances of Waldschmidt, Everton and Darwin. Lastly…
 
On this week's podcast... We look back at the last game of the 19/20 season, discuss the abysmal performance by Benfica, We then turn our attention to the unveiling of Jorge Jesus which we hope will usher in a new era of glory for club. We go through the roster and our loanee list and play our "Sell, Keep, Loan" game, and discuss signings, start of…
 
On this week's podcast... We welcome Filipe D'Avillez the author of "1,000 miles to Jamor" a book about the road to the Portuguese Cup final, that follows the minnows of Portuguese football, and the passion that surrounds Portugal's second biggest trophy. We also recapped the last game of the season against Sporting, and looked ahead to the season'…
 
On this week's podcast...We recap Benfica's game against Desportivo das Aves, a match surrounded by factors that expose the bad side of Portuguese football, and of small teams being run by outsiders. We then get to the juicy part of the podcast with Cristiano and Alfredo discussing the appointment of Jorge Jesus, from opposite ends of the spectrum.…
 
On this week's podcast....It's the end of the line for Bruno Lage. After Benfica's latest and second consecutive loss, Lage and LFV reached the conclusion that there were no longer conditions for Lage to continue at the helm of this team. We briefly recap the game, and get into the team's current abysmal situation. We discuss guilty parties, possib…
 
On this week's episode...Timo joins us as we recap the Rio Ave game where Benfica struggled once again, but ended up sealing the 3 points, perhaps with the help of two opposition red cards. We also recap Benfica's loss to Santa Clara at Estadio da Luz by the score of 3-4. Last time Benfica gave up 4 goals at the Luz was in 1997, in the middle of th…
 
On this week's podcast we look back at Benfica's game against Portimonense, where Benfica decided to take the second half off, and squander a 2 goal advantage. We discuss the possible disconnect between team and coaches, lack of leadership, and Lage being out-coached. We also look ahead to this Wednesday's match where Benfica will once again benefi…
 
On this week's episode...As the Liga Nos returned, Benfica was presented with a golden opportunity to take over first place. Entering the game against 14th place Tondela knowing Porto had lost their game, Benfica couldn't muster enough creativity, ideas, and intensity to beat Tondela at an empty Estadio da Luz. We look back at the game, discuss the…
 
On this week's episode.... We welcome Carlos dos Santos, who is not only CJ Santos' dad, but also the co-creator of Playmaker 10 a company that helps your kids navigate the European football waters as a young kid trying their luck abroad. We also spoke to Carlos about CJ's upbringing and trajectory until he got to Benfica. Luis Felipe Vieira was on…
 
On this week's episode.....As the season nears its' return we bring you up to speed on all the latest on the return of the Liga Nos including actual days and times for the next 10 fixtures. Yes, you read correctly, days and times. We also review all the stadiums that have already been approved to hold games on the return. Turning our attention to B…
 
On this week's podcast....We welcome Romanian born Sergiu Anton, who had a brief stint with Benfica juniors, training and playing along side players like, Ferro, Ruben DIas, Joao Carvalho, Diogo Goncalves, Alfa Semesdo among others. Sergiu talks about his experience at the Seixal, Braga, and Nacional da Medeira. Sergiu, who is the founder and curre…
 
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