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Benfica Podcast - Talking to the Doll

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

Episode 263 - Classico Woes, to UCL blows

On this week’s podcast… We look back at the Classico, discuss the low lights, and try to find a silver lining. We also discuss Varela’s metamorphosis, and Zivkovic’s place in Classico’s history. On the second half we put the last nail on Benfica’s Champions League coffin, and look ahead to Estoril, and December’s fixtures.On this week’s podcast… We look back at the Classico, discuss the low lights, and try to find a silver lining. We also discuss Varela’s metamorphosis, and Zivkovic’s place in Classico’s history.  On the second half we put the last nail on Benfica’s Champions League coffin, and look ahead to Estoril, and December’s fixtures.

Author: talkingtothedoll
Posted: December 6, 2017, 3:54 am

Episode 262 - Jonas Centenarium

On this week’s podcast…
We look back at the poor game in Russia, and recap the 6-0 thumping of Vitoria de Setubal, with a mention of Jonas’ 100th goal. In the second half of the podcast we preview the Classico against porto, discuss Julio Cesar’s decision to rescind his contract, and take your twitter questions

 

Author: talkingtothedoll
Posted: November 29, 2017, 4:35 am

Episode 261 - Horses for some, cold for others

On this week’s podcast… we look back at Benfica’s Portuguese Cup game against Vitoria de Setubal, We discuss the opportunities that Rafa, Cervi got, and the debut of Keaton Parks. On the second half, we look ahead to CSKA for the UCL, and preview the second game against Vitoria de Setubal this time for the league.

 

Author: talkingtothedoll
Posted: November 22, 2017, 4:12 am

Episode 260 - Geeking out on tactics

On this week’s podcast.. We look back at Benfica’s game against Vitoria de Guimaraes, discuss the new look 4-3-3 formation, and go deep into tactical talk.

Author: talkingtothedoll
Posted: November 8, 2017, 4:27 am

Episode 259 - Trick or Rant

On this week’s episode…
We look back at Benfica’s performance against Feirense, and Manchester United. We discuss the current state of the team, discuss what is going on with this team, question whether Vitoria has lost this team or if there are other factors at play for the poor form of the team. Lastly we look ahead to Guimaraes and November’s match ups.

thanks for listening…

Author: talkingtothedoll
Posted: November 2, 2017, 3:07 am

Episode 258 - Rolling up the shorts

On this week’s podcast… We look back at the UCL game against Manchester United, we discuss the debut of Mile Svilar, depth control tactics, and some positives. We then get into Benfica’s domestic league match against Desportivo da Aves, where Benfica was able to grab their second win away from Estadio da Luz. Lastly we look ahead to Feirense and the trip to Old Trafford.

 

Author: talkingtothedoll
Posted: October 25, 2017, 2:36 am

Episode 257 - Define Insanity

On this week’s podcast… we look back at Benfica’s Portuguese Cup game against Olhanense. We discuss the debuts of Svilar as well as Douglas, and read into a possible new tactical formation by Rui Vitoria. Next up, we look at Benfica’s UCL game against Manchester United, discuss the possibililty of different tactics, and Benfica’s game plan. To finish off, we look ahead to this weekends match versus Desportivo das Aves.

 

thanks for listening

Author: talkingtothedoll
Posted: October 18, 2017, 2:42 am

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