Podcast 131 10/29/14
Oct29

Podcast 131 10/29/14

In 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...

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Back to the Future for Benfica?
Oct27

Back to the Future for Benfica?

Benfiquistas, cast your minds back for a moment. It’s the 29th August, 2004. There’s a new head at the Benfica table, in the form of Italian tactician Giovanni Trapattoni. After a flying start at the Municipal de Aveiro with a brace from the not-so-prolific Norwegian Azar Karadas and defensive midfielder Petit, Benfica make heavy weather of their victory over Beira Mar, eventually finishing 3-2 winners. It turns out to be an...

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Searching for Smiley Man
Oct26

Searching for Smiley Man

Picture courtesy of @Pedge21 Where Is Benfica’s Steven Vitória? The weekly ongoing joke during the Benfica Podcast is the whereabouts of Toronto born defender Steven Vitória. We (The Benfica Nation) are concerned about the whereabouts of the 26-year-old centre back and I have taken it upon myself to find out his whereabouts. Steven Vitória was born on January 11, 1987 in Toronto, Canada. Steven began playing at a young age and...

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His Name Is Jonas
Oct22

His Name Is Jonas

PLAYER PROFILE Besides not knowing the whereabouts of Steven Vitoria, the Benfica Nation is intrigued to learn more about newly appointed striker Jonas. His name is Jonas and he’s supposed to be a big deal. On September 12, 2014 Jonas arrived to SL Benfica from Valencia and signed a 2 year deal on a free transfer. Although he is unable to represent Benfica throughout their current UEFA Champions League campaign, Jonas will be...

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Podcast 130 10/21/14
Oct21

Podcast 130 10/21/14

In this week’s podcast 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....

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