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Episode 351 – Furniture movers

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Episode 351 – Furniture movers

On this week’s podcast… We recap Benfica’s win at the Mata Real, look ahead to Belenenses Sad at Estadio da Luz this friday, and the first leg of the Portuguese semifinal against Famalicao.

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Episode 350 – 7Up

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Episode 350 – 7Up

On this week’s episode… We record our 350th episode, and what an episode, as we got to recap Benfica’s win at the Alvalade, which allowed us to go up 7 points on porto in the table. On the second half of the podcast we look ahead to Benfica’s next Liga Nos match away at P. Ferreira.

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Episode 349 – Ugly Ducklings Shine

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Episode 349 – Ugly Ducklings Shine

On this week’s podcast… We recap both the Aves, and Rio Ave games, and look ahead to the Lisbon Derby against Sporting. P.S. Our audio crapped out at the end of the podcast and we had to cut it short

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Episode 348 – One shot to rule them all

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Episode 348 – One shot to rule them all

On this week’s podcast…. We catch you up with a brief recap of the League Cup and Portuguese Cup games that took place before the end of the year. We then look back at the difficult game in Guimaraes against Vitoria, where Benfica was able to come away with the 3 points, despite not being the best team on the field. Nonetheless the first half goal by Cervi and a solid defensive effort in the second half was enough to prolong our 16 game winning streal away from Estadio da Luz. In the second half of the podcast we discuss Julien...

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Episode 347 – Hitting stride

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Episode 347 – Hitting stride

On this week’s podcast… We start things off by looking back at Benfica’s home match against Famalicao, we then turn our attention to the two cup games, Braga for the Portuguese Cup, and Setubal for the League Cup. Before we go we discuss the rumors about Benfica being interested in Julian Weigl from Dortmund, and the chance to bring back Nico Gaitan.

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Episode 346 – Too much, too late.

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Episode 346 – Too much, too late.

On this week’s podcast… We look back at the game against Boavista at the Bessa, where Benfica rode the away support wave to get the three points. We then discussed Benfica’s last game of the UCL group stages, where Benfica stamped their entry into the Europa League. We discuss the change in approach by Lage in Europe, and ponder what could have been had this approach been used from the start. Lastly we look ahead to Benfica’s home match against this years cinderella team of the Liga Nos, Famalicao. thanks for...

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Episode 345 – Mountains and Valleys

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Episode 345 – Mountains and Valleys

On this week’s podcast… We look back at the Leipzig, Maritimo, and Covilha games. throughout these 3 games Benfica hit peaks and valleys, the disappointing collapse in Germany after being 2-0 into the 90th minute, the trashing of Maritimo at the new pitch at the Luz, and the poor result against second division Covilha for the League Cup. We look at Lage’s choices, and decisions, the affirmation of Vinicius as the #1 choice at forward, and Benfica’s lack of competence to dispatch a second division team. In the second...

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Episode 344 – Almost Black Saturday

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Episode 344 – Almost Black Saturday

On this week’s episode… With Black Friday upon us, we recap the Vizela suffered win, the trip to Leipzig that will dictate Benfica’s future in Europe. We also catch up with some renewal news, and cap it off by looking ahead to Benfica’s next Liga Nos game in the new pitch at Estadio da Luz.

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Episode 343 – Honey, we’re Pregnant

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Episode 343 – Honey, we’re Pregnant

On this week’s episode… We look back at Benfica’s game in the Azores, against Santa Clara, discuss the struggles this team has had outside of Estadio da Luz, ponder what this team’s identity is, and how the news of Mrs Lage’s expectancy galvanized the team at half time against Santa Clara. We also discus the possible incursion by Benfica into the winter market, talk about the rumors surrounding Yonny Gonzales, and players who are free that could be a good fit. We will pause for international break, and will be...

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Episode 342 – New improvements, and continued struggles.

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Episode 342 – New improvements, and continued struggles.

On this week’s episode… We go from positive to negative recapping the visible improvements in the last two games of the Liga Nos against Portimonense and Rio Ave, to the the continued frustration with the poor showing’s in Europe. We talk about line up changes, conventional knowledge head scratchers, squad rotation, and youth versus experience. We finish up by looking ahead by previewing Benfica’s next league game against Santa Clara.

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