Benfica Podcast - Talking to the DollMay 03, 2023
Episode 507 - A chance for redemption
On this week's podcast... We look back at the Famalicao game, wonder if Roger will continue to ride Tengstedt, and if Benfica is finally on the up and up. We also looked ahead to the Inter and Moreirense game.
Episode 506 - Johnny Effn Snow
On this week's podcast... We recap another loss in the UCL against Real Sociedad, and we look back at an epic derby against Sporting
Episode 505 - By Any Means Necessary
On this week's podcast... We look back at the Chaves game, and discuss if the 3-4-3 is here to stay. We also look ahead to matchday 4 against Real Sociedad, and the eternal derby against first place Sporting this weekend.
Episode 504 - Lost Plot?
On this week's podcast.... The struggle continued at home against Casa Pia, we look back at the game and ponder on whether or not Roger has lost the plot. Good thing is that the team was back in action this past tuesday for the league cup and we got back to the wins with a new look featuring 3 center backs, is it here to stay, or merely an adaptation to address key injuries in the squad? Lastly, Chaves on the horizon, we look ahead to this weekend's match away from the Luz.
Episode 503 - UCL MIA
On this week's podcast... Portuguese Cup recap of the Lusitania game, and another pale UCL night.
Episode 502 - Dean Blundell
On this week's podcast... It's international break, no games to recap, but we caught up with Canadian broadcast royalty Dean Blundell and Jeff Nesker to talk about their trip to Portugal where they attended the Super Cup game and had a special guided visit to Estadio da Luz and the Cosme Damiao museum.
Episode 501 - Antonio Silva
On this week's podcast.. We look back at the Estoril game, discuss the Roger's numbers, and whether he deserves the criticism being thrown at him.
Episode 500 - Thank You
On this week's episode.... 500 is a huge milestone for a project that started in the bedroom, that grew to create a community, and friendships that endure to this day. Fro episode 500 we brought back the OG, Steve Santos.Thank you for all your support as always, as for the podcast, Porto and Inter recaps, and Estoril preview.
Episode 499 - Wasteful
On this week's podcast... We look back at Benfica's home loss against Salzburg, the win in Algarve against Portimonense, and look ahead to the classico and MD2 of UCL competition against Inter.
Episode 498 - Champions Eve
On this week's podcast...We start up be recapping the Vizela game, and discussing Schmidt's in game management. We then turn out attention to the UCL and match day 1 against RB Salzburg. Lastly we preview Benfica's trip to Algarve to play Portimonense this upcoming weekend.
Episode 497 - Open Forum
On this week's podcast... We open it up to the Freddy's tp tell us what's on their Benfica mind.
Episode 496 - Team Interrupted
On this week's podcast... We look back at Benfica's win against Vitoria, discuss Rui Costas' interview, UCL draw, and the last signing of the window, Bernat
Episode 495 - 3 Points
On this week's podcast...We start up by discussing Benfica's win at Gil Vicente, where the result was really the best of the game. We also look ahead the Vitoria game, the UCL draw and the closure of the transfer window.
Episode 494 - Get it together Roger
On this week's podcast...We recap the FC Estrela da Amadora game, discuss Roger's line up choices, and agree that Neres needs to start. Lastly we look ahead to the Gil Vicente game.
Episode 493 - False Start
On this week's podcast... After the win against Porto in the super cup, we drop the season opener to Boavista. We breakdown both games and look ahead to Benfica's home opener against Estrela da Amadora.
Episode 492 - Here We Go
On this week's podcast...We open up by discussing the transfer market, Ramos confirmed to PSG, Cabral and Trubin in Lisbon to sign. Next, we looked at the Super Cup against porto and the start of the domestic league against Boavista.
Episode 491 - Final Tune Up
On this week's podcast....Benfica went through their last test before the official beginning of the season, a solid test against a Feyenoord team that exposed some areas of Benfica's game. Schmidt and the team came away with lots of game film to watch and correct before the super cup. Lastly we look ahead to Benfica's domestic fixtures.
Episode 490 - New Season
We are back for another season.... On this episode, we run down the ins and outs, briefly speak about the friendlies. Benfica has played thus far, and discuss some of the story lines this pre-season.
Episode 489 - Keep, Loan, Sell
It's our customary end of the season market place.
Episode 488 - The Champion is back
On this week's episode... The title is ours. We look back at the final game of the season and give out our awards for Flop, revelation player, defensive player, midfielder, attacking, and the MVP of the season
Episode 487 - Double Championship Point
On this week's podcast... We look back at the derby, and look ahead to the final game of the season where Benfica can clinch the 38th championship of its history
Episode 486 - Bring it home
On this week's podcast...We look back at Benfica's win in Algarve, look ahead to Sporting, and discuss Grimaldo's departure.
Episode 485 - We missed YOU.
On this week's podcast...We look back at the key win against Braga, in a performance level we hadn't seen in a bit. We also previewed the game against Portimonense.
Episode 484 - The Final Stretch
On this week's podcast...We look back at the Gil Vicente game and preview Braga.
Episode 483 - Refocus
On this week's podcast...We recap the Inter and Estoril games, and how these two results can be important for the rest of the season.
Episode 482 - Nothing's Lost
On this week's podcast...We look back at the 3rd consecutive lost for Benfica, and discuss the team's current state. To close up we preview the UCL second leg against Inter, and the game against Estoril.
Episode 481 - PTSD
On this week's podcast...it was a frustrating 4 days for Benfica and for us fans, we rcap the losses against Porto and Inter, and look ahead to Chaves.
Episode 480 - The Week Ahead
On this week's podcast...We look back at the Rio Ave game, discuss Roger Schmidt's renewal, and look ahead to the Classico and the quarter final first leg against Inter.
Episode 479 - Can we dream?
On this week's podcast.. We recap the Vitoria game, discuss the UCL draw, and the international break
Episode 478 - Island Invasion
On this week's podcast...We look back at he Maritimo game, wonder if the segregation attitudes, the anti-away fan by many of the clubs in the league is a product that the league wants to sell abroad. How much longer does the league need to understand this is not an attractive proposition forthe outside world, but most of all discouraging for Portuguese fans to want to go to a game, and to fill the seats. Perhaps that is why seats are empty week in and out, because clubs are not fan centric. We also looked ahead to the Guima game.
Episode 477 - Chocolate
In this week's podcast...We recap the Brugge and Famalicao games, and look ahead to Maritimo.
Episode 476 - Sweating it out
On this week's podcast... We look back at Benfica's win against Vizela, and look ahead to Famalicao and Brugge
Episode 475 - The Neres Factor
On this week's podcast... We recap the Boavista game, and look ahead to Vizela. Keep your eye on the fake news, forces are conspiring to destabilize Benfica.
Episode 474 - The Champions is back
On this week's podcast....We recap the Braga game, the refereeing issues in Portugal, the game against Brugge, and look ahead to Boavista.
Episode 473 - Picking up steam
On this week's podcast... We get things underway by recapping the Casa Pia game, touch up on Andre Almeida's farewell ceremony. We then look ahead to Braga for the Portuguese Cup, and finish up by talking about Rui Costa's interview where he discussed the transfer window, and Enzo's exit.
Episode 472 - February is here
On this week's podcast... The winter transfer window is over we bring you all the ins and outs, including our thoughts on Enzo's departure, but before that we recapped the P Ferreira and Arouca games. Lastly we look ahead to Casa Pia and the month of February for Benfica
Episode 471 - The Island of Dr Enzo
On this week's podcast... We recap Benfica's win in Azores against Santa Clara, look ahead to P.Ferreira, and discuss the latest moves in the winter transfer window.
Episode 470 - Derby Draw
On this week's podcast... We recap the derby, look ahead to Santa Clara, and recap the latest transfer window action.
Episode 469 - Efficiency Wanted
On this week's podcast... We look back at the wasteful win against Portimonense, and look ahead to the Portuguese Cup match against Varzim, and the derby against Sporting.
Episode 468 - World Cup hangover
On this week's podcast...We recap Benfica's first, and deserved loss of the season against Brage, discuss the Enzo saga, and look ahead to Portimonense and the month of January.
Episode 467 - Back to what really matters
On this week's podcast.. We catch up after almost a month's absence. We discuss World Cup, League Cup and start discussing January transfer window
Episode 466 - See you soon
On this week's podcast..we look back at the Estoril and Gil Vicente games, and discuss some world cup.
Episode 465 - Goal Gluttons
[Apologies for the quality of the sound, mics were malfunctioning]
this week's podcast... We look back at the Estoril game, discuss the impact that non-starters have had on the team, and Antonio Silva. Lastly, we look ahead to the Portuguese Cup match up against Estoril and the last game before the World Cup break against Gil Vicente.
Episode 464 - Rocktober
On this week's podcast.. we welcome, the man, the myth the legend Bakero to our podcast. We breakdown, the Chaves and Maccabi games, discuss our love for this team, and how far we can go, and talk to Bakero about his love for Benfica and his collection of old games.
Episode 463 - Superior
On this week's podcast.... we recap the wins at the dragao, and against Juventus, where Benfica clinched a spot in the round of 16, and look ahead to Chaves.
Episode 462 - Paris-Caldas-Dragao
On this week's podcast... We recap the Caldas game,and discuss the team's approach. Was it underestimating, lack of motivation, or difficulty to come down from the PSG game. We also looked ahead to Benfica's trip up north, and wonder does Roger Schmidt have this team on a different mindset that would help us get past the ghosts of the past. TO finish up we touched up on the match against Juventus at the Luz.
Episode 461 - Competent
On this week's podcast... We recap both PSG fixtures, and Rio Ave, and look ahead to the Portuguese Cup march against Caldas
Episode 460 - Sparkless
On this week's podcast.... We recap the Vitoria SC game, and look ahead to PSG and Rio Ave, and... oh yeah Cristiano is back
Episode 459 - Perfect at the International break
On this week's podcast.. we look back at the wins against Juventus, and Maritimo, discuss Rafa's reneging the national team, and look at an extremely busy October for Benfica.
Episode 458 - Marginal Matinee
On this week's podcast... We touch up on a couple points in Rui Costa's interview, then get into the action against Famalicao, wonder where football is going in Portugal when a kid is victimized for the color of the shirt he is wearing. We also look ahead to Juventus, and Maritimo.