BENFICA: VENCEDOR DA SUPERTACA CANDIDO DE OLIVEIRA EDICAO 2014
Aug10

BENFICA: VENCEDOR DA SUPERTACA CANDIDO DE OLIVEIRA EDICAO 2014

Wow, what a night!! I have to admit, I did say we will win this game. Despite the awful display of football presented during the pre-season. We had to win it. And we did. The team lined up tonight looked a much stronger side, thanks to our usual titular Luisao+Jardel, Enzo Perez (a joy to watch) and Gaitan. We finally looked like a team with some sort of potential. This game gave us a good preview of what we will look like this...

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The Bad, The Ugly, & the Not So Good – Pre Season 14/15
Aug10

The Bad, The Ugly, & the Not So Good – Pre Season 14/15

  When 1954 World Cup winning coach Sepp Herberger coined the phrase, “the ball is round”, he hardly could have been aware of the chrysalis the phrase would take on over the consequent years. Some 60 years later, the phrase’s nucleus still remains the simplest and most compelling way to describe the sport’s cruel yet submissive manner of being notoriously unpredictable, often in the most dramatic of ways.   12 months ago,...

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Podcast 120 8/5/14
Aug05

Podcast 120 8/5/14

In this Episode…. We start off with Cardozo’s exit, and discussing our own personal feelings about Cardozo. Not always a consensual choice among fans, Cardozo’s numbers are hard to dispute. The best foreign goal scorer of all time at Benfica, and 9th overall in the club’s rich history, Cardozo leaves behind numbers that will be hard to surpass not to mention unforgettable. We wish Cardozo the best of luck in...

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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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