Benfica Podcast - Talking to the Doll

An English Podcast about Sport Lisboa e Benfica. News, Game recaps, game previews and opinion.

Episode 256 - The fault in our stars

On this week’s podcast.. We look back at the painful loss against Basel, the stalemate in Madeira, discuss the Eusebio Cup cancellation, the General Assembly, and look ahead to Benfica’s October schedule. Throughout the pod, we discuss the team’s form, Rui Vitoria’s choices, and decisions, as well as where this team needs to do to get out of this rot.


Author: talkingtothedoll
Posted: October 5, 2017, 3:24 am

Episode 255 - How do you spell relief? - F-E-J-S-A

On this week’s podcast…
We look back at Benfica’s League Cup tie against Braga where Rui Vitoria tried out the 4-3-3. We discuss the emergence of Ruben Dias, and Julio Cesar’s start. Next up we recap the P. Ferreira game where Benfica got back on the winning track, with the best performance of the season.  Lastly we look ahead and preview the games against Basel for the UCL, and Maritimo for the Liga NOS.

Author: talkingtothedoll
Posted: September 27, 2017, 3:11 am

Episode 254 - Time to go to work

On this week’s podcast… We look back at Benfica’s first lost of the season against Boavista. We discuss Ruben Dias’ debut, Felipe Augusto and Samaris versus Fejsa. We also discuss holes in the squad, and the inability of the club to have the foresight to plan for those holes. Next up, we discuss the League Cup, and Benfica’s next championship game against P. Ferreira.

thanks for listening

Author: talkingtothedoll
Posted: September 20, 2017, 3:38 am

Episode 253 - Wanted : Alive and Well - Pizzi

In this week’s podcast..
We look back at the closing of the transfer window, discuss the players that came in, and Benfica’s inability to address key losses. Next up we recapped both the Portimonense and the UCL game against CSKA. Lastly we look ahead to Boavista, and answer your twitter questions.

Author: talkingtothedoll
Posted: September 14, 2017, 3:39 am

Episode 252 - An Ave to forget.

On this week’s podcast…

We look back at Benfica’s game against Rio Ave, discuss the Champions League draw, and look ahead to the month of September for Benfica.


Author: talkingtothedoll
Posted: August 30, 2017, 2:44 am

Episode 251 - The Sun, the Moon, and Jonas

On this week’s podcast..

We look back at the Braga, Chaves, and Belenenses games. We discuss possible transfers, and look ahead to Rio Ave.


Author: talkingtothedoll
Posted: August 23, 2017, 3:15 am

Episode 250 - O Captain! My Captain!

On this week’s podcast…

We look back at Benfica’s Super Cup match against Guimaraes. We look at Luisao’s great accomplishment of becoming the Benfica player with the most titles to his name, and preview the Liga Nos season opener against Braga

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Author: talkingtothedoll
Posted: August 9, 2017, 2:52 am

Episode 249 - Trust the Process

On this weeks episode.. We recap the pre-season, address the obvious holes on the roster, and look ahead to Benfica’s first game of the season - the Supercup against Guimaraes.


Author: talkingtothedoll
Posted: August 2, 2017, 2:51 am

Episode 248 - Making the Cut

On this week’s episode. We look back at the two games Benfica played in the Algarve, and discuss who impressed and who didn’t. Next we look at the list of the 33 players that Vitoria brought to St Andrews, and make our final cuts to get to a 25 man roster.


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Author: talkingtothedoll
Posted: July 26, 2017, 2:55 am

Episode 247 - Swiss Holes

On this week’s podcast… We look back at the two pre-season games Benfica played in Switzerland. We talk about roster depth in defense, the goalie position, and Sferovic. On the second half of the podcast, we discuss Nelson Semedo’s deal with Barcelona, and look ahead to the remaining preseason, and discuss some transfer rumours.


Author: talkingtothedoll
Posted: July 19, 2017, 3:20 am

Episode 246 - Season Curtain Raiser

On the first podcast of the season.. We look at Benfica’s pre-season, we run down the list of players who are at camp, and look at the pre-season calendar. In our middle section, we interview Benfica Junior keeper CJ dos Santos. Lastly we look at some of the highlights’ of the season calendar.


Author: talkingtothedoll
Posted: July 12, 2017, 4:01 am