Benfica Podcast 117 7/15/14
Jul15

Benfica Podcast 117 7/15/14

In this week’s Podcast…. We are back, and we get right into Benfica’s Pre-Season. Who’s at camp, who left, and new signings. We get things started by reading off the extensive list of who is at camp. B team players, returning players and new signings. Staying with new signings, we look at every new signing, with complete stats of what each player did this past season, and we offer our opinion on each one of...

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The Oblak Situation
Jul10

The Oblak Situation

It was approximately one year ago in which the idea of 20-year-old Jan Oblak getting a start at Benfica seemed a far-fetched idea. This was around the time in which Benfica coach Jorge Jesus mentioned in an exclusive Benfica TV interview that the idea of Jans Oblak getting a start at Benfica was not going to happen. The reason? JJ felt that at the time Oblak lacked experience and was not ready. Oblak had just returned back to Benfica...

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14/15 Roadmap
Jul09

14/15 Roadmap

This past Sunday the Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profisional (LPFP) held the drawing for this upcoming season’s fixtures. Along with the drawing, the LPFP also announced last season’s award winners. Jorge Jesus won the Coach of the Year award, Enzo won the Most Valuable Player award, Jan Oblak won the Best Goalkeeper award, and to round off the awards, Bernardo Silva won the Revelation Player of the Year for the second...

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Pre-Season Day 4
Jul08

Pre-Season Day 4

After having Sunday off, the squad reported back to work this morning at the Seixal. Certainly the biggest news surrounding the team are the exits of Markovic and Jan Oblak. The two players had orders to report to the Seixal this morning and only one of them showed up. Markovic, who was all over the papers as having completed a move to Liverpool for a reported 25 million Euros this past weekend, reported to camp, and was spotted...

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Preseason Uncertainties
Jul07

Preseason Uncertainties

As you scan through the names of the fishing boats anchored in the port of Seixal, instead of reading “Maria Rita” or “O Rei dos Polvos” you will read such names as Liverpool FC, Zenit St Petersburg, Valencia and Atletico Madrid. Europe’s richest clubs have come to this not so secret hot spot yet again, in search of that prize catch to bring back to their fans in England, Spain or Russia. At this time last year, Luis Fillipe Vieira...

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