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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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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Pre-Season Day 3
Jul06

Pre-Season Day 3

After Friday’s completion of the squad’s physical and medical examinations, and an afternoon trip to the Sagres brewery in Vialonga, the squad had their first contact with the ball at the Seixal this Saturday. Saturday’s training session, which was closed off to the media, was the first official training session for new signing Luis Felipe. The 23 year old  Brazilian right back signed a deal with Benfica for the next...

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Pre-Season Day 1
Jul04

Pre-Season Day 1

Benfica got their 2014/2015 started this Thursday.  A mix of new faces, loan returns, and the majority of last season’s team, were all spotted at the Caixa Futebol Campus in the Seixal today. A total of 29 players reported to Benfica’s training facilities, the number is far from being the number of players that JJ will work with during the season, but seeing who reported allows us to have a good idea which players were...

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