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Benfica Podcast - Talking to the Doll

Benfica Podcast - Talking to the Doll

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An English Podcast about Sport Lisboa e Benfica. News, Game recaps, game previews and opinion.
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Episode 412 - First Look

Episode 412 - First Look

2021-07-2101:35:21

On this week's podcast... Benfica played their first two televised pre-season games, and we have some initial thoughts to share. We also found out who our opponent will be in the UCL prelim, Spartak Moskow led by Rui Vitoria, cue the JJ vs RV narrative.  Lastly we look at the Liga Bwin season schedule and the jam packed month of August for Benfica
On our first podcast of the 21/22 season... We open up the podcast discussing the offseason, pre-season camp, ins and outs, and wrap it up by discussing this whole LFV bomb that has rocked Benfica world
Episode 410 - It's Over.

Episode 410 - It's Over.

2021-05-2601:59:47

On the last podcast of the season....We briefly recap the Portuguese Cup final, give out our season awards, and finish off with the traditional sell, keep, loan segment. Thanks for your listenership, and your support throughout an extremely frustrating and sad season.  Have a good summer, see you in July.
On this week's podcast... We recap the derby where Benfica ended Sporting's unbeaten season, recap the final regular season game against Guimaraes, and look ahead to the season curtain call against Braga in the Portuguese Cup Final. 
Episode 408 - 3 to go

Episode 408 - 3 to go

2021-05-1201:08:25

On this week's podcast.. We start off by looking back at the porto game, but quickly tangent into roller hockey. We then discuss the game against Nacional, and the derby against newly crowned champion Sporting.
On this week's podcast... We recap the Tondela game, and the afternoon game time take us to the  afternoon games during our younger days following Benfica. We reminisce about what it was like to follow Benfica across the ocean pre-internet days. Lastly we look ahead to the Classico, which could be a test of who wants to continue to be a part of this team.
On this week's podcast... We look back at the wins against Portimonense and Santa Clara, reminisce about Joao Vieira Pinto, and look ahead to Tondela. thanks for listening.
On this week's podcast...We couldn't start without addressing the big topic in world football, the Super League, Cristiano offers his perspective. We then look at the Gil Vicente game where it was the same old Benfica, and if the hope was that perhaps we could still get second place, the reality is we have Braga on our ankles instead. We look ahead to the always memorable trip to Portimao where in the past years have provided to be the beginning of the end for former coaches.
In this week's podcast.... We look back at Benfica's win over P. Ferreira, and look ahead to the Gil Vicente game.
On this week's episode.... After a prolonged absence due to international break we are back to recap all of the latest Benfica action. We take a brief look at the game against Braga where Benfica passed Braga to take over 3rd place. Discuss Vlachodimos' wish to leave Benfica, recap the Maritimo game where Benfica got their first penalty kick call of the season. Lastly, we look ahead to Pacos de Ferreira.
On this week's episode... AJ Duarte aka Negative Jorge joins us to recap the Boavista game, where Benfica had a relatively easy time against a 10 men Boavista, and for once provided for a relaxing watch, and we looked ahead to a crucial game against Braga at The Quarry where Benfica will have a change to move up to 3rd place with a win.
On this week's podcast... We start by looking back at the second leg of the Portuguese Cup semi-final where JJ opted to rotate the squad, a convincing win against a good Estoril that despite being in Portugal's second tear, showed themselves at a good level through both legs. Next we look at the game against B-Sad, a first half to forget, a second half to remember, as the team showed signs of growth at both a playing and a confidence levels. Lastly we look ahead to Boavista at Luz when Benfica hopes to get revenge for the first round 3-0 loss a game that was the beginning of the season's derailment.
On this week's podcast...We look back at the Arsenal and Rio Ave games, and look ahead to the second leg of the Portuguese Cup semifinal against Estoril, and the match up against B-Sad for the Liga Nos
On this week's podcast... What if..... We recap Arsenal and look ahead to the second leg, we discuss the Leite for Vlachodimos change, penalties uncalled, and a look ahead to Rio Ave.
On this week's podcast... We welcomed Troopz to talk Arsenal, and the banter was very lively, so lively to the point that we decided to leave the depressing talk behind. Enjoy.
On this week's podcast... We look back at the Guimaraes and Famalicao games, discuss if Ramos should be getting more time in lieu of the lack of goal scoring from both of our starting forwards. Look at Benfica's covid cases for the season and determine how it has effected the teams performance, and look ahead to Estoril and Moreirense.
On this week's podcast.... We start off by recapping the B-Sad win, which booked us a place in the semifinal round against Estoril. We then turned our attention to the derby, where Benfica had a chance to close the distance to Sporting, but instead we were left in a bigger hole. We discuss the approach to the game, and why Benfica needed to do more. We also discussed the transfer window, the Rui Costa interview, and looked ahead to Guimaraes and Famalicao.
Episode 395 - (No)Excuses

Episode 395 - (No)Excuses

2021-01-2701:29:57

On this week's podcast.... We look back a Covid stricken Benfica, and our matches against Braga in the semifinals of the League Cup, and another league game in which we find a way to lose points. Covid has hit the team hard, but can Covid be an excuse for a Braga game which we could have won, and a Nacional game where we played for 15 minutes? We discuss both sides of the Covid coin, and try once again decipher what is going on with this team. In the second half, we look ahead to the Portuguese Cup quarter finals against B-Sad, and the Derby against Sporting at the Alvalade where a only a win is good enough. We discuss the scenario of a loss, and wonder if there is also a bad spell for Sporting, which could keep the league still within reach in the event of a loss.
On this week's podcast... We look back at Benfica's game against porto; we discuss tactical changes, attitude, and where do we go from here. Benfica will play in the semifinal of the League Cup under the dark cloud of Covid after announcing that 17(!) members of technical staff, roster, and directive have tested positive for COVID. We look ahead to the match up against Braga, and consider some coincidences
Episode 393 - Clean Sheets

Episode 393 - Clean Sheets

2021-01-1401:05:18

On this week's podcast... We recap the two clean sheets against Tondela, and CF Estrela for the Portuguese Cup, and look ahead to the match up at the dragao where Benfica hopes to end their 4 game losing streak against porto.
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