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Episode 368 – Tourism in Algarve

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Episode 368 – Tourism in Algarve

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 benefit from a Porto slip up, and can go even on points.

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Episode 367 – Benfichism

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Episode 367 – Benfichism

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 team’s performance, Lage’s substitution choices, and wonder why we can see things in the game that Lage misses. We touch up on the the latest “scandal” story...

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Episode 366 – Carlos dos Santos – Playmaker 10

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Episode 366 – Carlos dos Santos – Playmaker 10

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 BTV this past Monday, we pulled out a few statements from the 90 minute interview and we offer our opinion. Lastly, the Liga Nos is back! Benfica returns to the pitch this...

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Episode 365 – Light at the end of the tunnel

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Episode 365 – Light at the end of the tunnel

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 Benfica, we discuss a variety of topics: midfield shuffle, forward situation, depth of squad to accommodate injuries, among other topics.

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Episode 364 – Sergiu Anton

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Episode 364 – Sergiu Anton

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 currently runs Roca Technical Soccer in Canada, also offers some advice to young players who want to make football their life.

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Benfica, More than Ever

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Benfica, More than Ever

The following post appeared originally on BenficaIndependente.com We are proud to be one of the founding projects of this site. On March 18, 2020, a state of emergency was declared in Portugal. Given what was happening all over the world, we can hardly say it was a surprise but it was not any less painful. News reports filled with numbers of infected, suspected cases, dead and recovered, But the uncertainty about tomorrow – ours and that of our loved ones -, marked our lives for those days. For a greater good – for individual and...

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Episode 363 T-Minus 3 weeks

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Episode 363 T-Minus 3 weeks

On this week’s episode.. We discuss the new information from the Portuguese government to restart the Liga Nos. Testing, monitoring, rules, regulations all have been established to provide safe conditions for the return. We also discuss the possibility of the league being played in only 6 stadiums upon the return. Few transfer rumors also. Stay Safe.

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Episode 362 – The Return

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Episode 362 – The Return

After a short absence we are back doing what we love. On this episode, we discuss the league’s eminent return, as the Portuguese government has authorized the return to training for Liga Nos teams. We discuss the current situation in Portugal, the return of Benfica to training, the plan to restart the league, among other things. We hope you are all staying safe. Liga Nos return planDownload

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Episode 361 – Keaton Parks

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Episode 361 – Keaton Parks

On this week’s episode… We welcome Keaton Parks to talk about his young career. From the days in Frisco, to the Big Apple,  we discuss his arrival in Portugal, signing with Benfica, making his first team debut, and his return to the United States to play in the MLS. We still had some time to play the player name word association game.

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Episode 360 – Sports Talk

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Episode 360 – Sports Talk

On this week’s episode…. We welcome Alex Seixeiro from Canada’s The Fan and Sports Net to talk through what has been the impact, and the direction of sports talk, in a time where all sports are on pause. Alex also happens to be a big Benfica fan, we discuss last season’s success with Bruno Lage, how he’s seen this season so far, how he thinks should be the future of this season, and we play a player-word association game with Alex.Thanks for listening, stay safe.

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