Benfica Podcast - Talking to the Doll

Episode 339 - Voice to the People

An episode of Benfica Podcast - Talking to the Doll

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

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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 back in 2 weeks.
November 13, 2019
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.
November 7, 2019
Episode 341 - Keep it Moving
On this week's episode.... We look back at the Lyon and Tondela wins,  discuss the state of the pitch at Estadio da Luz, and look ahead to  Benfica's next games against Portimonense, Rio Ave, and matchday 4  against Lyon in France.
October 30, 2019
Episode 340 - Back Refreshed?
On this week's podcast... After a long international break, we are back  with another episode. This week we look back a Benfica's Portuguese Cup  match against Cova da Piedade, look ahead to UCL matchday 3 against  Lyon, where Benfica must win in order to keep their European hopes  alive, and we cap it off by previewing this weekend's Liga Nos match  away versus Tondela.
October 23, 2019
Episode 339 - Voice to the People
On this week's episode... We decided to give voice to the fans to discuss anything related to Benfica.
October 9, 2019
Episode 338 - Veni, Vidi, Vinicius
On this week's podcast.... We look back at Benfica's matches against  Guimaraes for the League Cup, and Vitoria de Setubal for the Liga Nos.  We discuss line up changes, the struggles in the final third, and  Benfica's moment of form. On the second half of the podcast we look  ahead to Benfica's match day 2 in Russia against Zenit, and discuss the  choking of a fan by Luis Felipe Vieira in the AG.
October 2, 2019
Episode 337 - Safourovic
On this week's episode... We look back at Benfica's tough game up in  Moreira de Conegos where a small pitch and a lack of imagination made  for a 90 minute nail biter. Employee of the month Seferovic grabbed the  winning goal in added time when Rafa had tied the game after being down  for most of the half. We also discuss some of Luis Felipe Vieira's  interview, and look ahead to Benfica's domestic matches against  Guimaraes(League Cup) and Setubal for the Liga Nos.
September 25, 2019
Episode 336 - Benxit
On this week's episode.... After International break, Benfica was back in action both domestically and in Europe. We recap the match against Gil Vicente, and match day one against Red Bull Leipzig at the Luz, and look ahead to this upcoming Saturday's game against Moreirense. In between we discuss line up choices, European approaches, and the 18/19 balance sheet. 
September 19, 2019
Episode 335 - Almeidinhos Returns
On this week's Benfica podcast.... We start off by recapping Benfica's  win at the Pedreira, discuss the transfer window, turn our attention to  the UCL and Allianz Cup draws and look at Benfica's September schedule
September 4, 2019
Episode 334 - Lessons to be Learned
On this week's episode..... We look back at Benfica's loss in the classico against porto. Steve breaks down the game tactically, and explains what when wrong. We also discuss the midfield pairing, and the forward pairing, and think it's time for some changes from Lage's part. Lastly we look ahead to another hard game this weekend, against Braga at the quarry. 
August 28, 2019
Episode 333 - Over / Under
On this week's podcast... We welcome  to help preview the Clasico against porto this weekend, but before  that, we recap the Belenenses game, discuss the RDT and Seferovic  partnership, and their lack of goal output. 
August 21, 2019
Episode 332 - League Opener
On this week's Benfica Podcast..... We look back at another 5 goal  result for Benfica in the opening match of the Liga Nos, look ahead to  Belenenses, and take a quick look at pot 2 where we will be in the UCL 
August 14, 2019
Episode 331 - 5uper 5tart
 On this week's podcast.. We welcome Adrian  from Rabona TV to help us break down the Derby in the Supercup against  Sporting, and to share his project as well as his trip to Santa Clara CA  to watch Benfica live for the first time. The Chalkboard Steve  also joined us to breakdown the game tactically. Lastly we look ahead  to Benfica's league opener against P. Ferreira this upcoming weekend. 
August 7, 2019
Episode 330 - Until Next Time
 On this week's episode... We take a look back at Benfica's last game of  the ICC against AC Milan, where Benfica capped of their participation  winning all 3 games. We welcomed Mike D  to talk about his special experience at Foxboro. We recap the ICC, and  look ahead to the official kickoff of the Portuguese domestic  competition with the match up against SPorting in the Super Cup.  
July 31, 2019
Episode 329 - United States of Benfica
 On this week's podcast... we look back at Benfica's first two games of  the ICC against Chivas and Fiorentina, look ahead to the last game  against Milan, and discuss some news items. 
July 26, 2019
Episode 328 - ICC Bound
On this week's podcast... We look back at Benfica's first two friendlies of the season, and offer our opinion on the new signings. Cristiano caught up with Keaton Parks for an update on how the Benfica loanee is doing in the MLS, and lastly we look at the travel roster for the ICC and discuss some news tidbits.
July 17, 2019
Episode 327 - The Boys are Back
On our first episode of the new season... We look at who is in and who is out, take a look at who is at camp, look at Benfica's pre-season schedule, and briefly discuss the domestic fixtures for the new season.
July 9, 2019
Off Season Bonus Episode - 18/19 Best of Part 5
On the last part of the best of the 18/19 season, we pick up back up on the first leg of Benfica against Eintrach, and revel on the Felix hat trick, only to contrast with the disappointment of the second leg. On the final stretch, we talk about the game at the pedreira, the final game of the season and thoughts on the team's performance under Lage.
July 3, 2019
Off Season Bonus Episode - 18/19 Best of Part 4
On another bonus episode...this time we go back to Lage's era in progress, right after the Benfica's trashing of Sporting at the Alvalade, the balls in Turkey, the 10-0 against Nacional, and the win at the dragao that put us in first place for good.
June 26, 2019
Off Season Bonus Episode - 18/19 Best of Part 3
On this bonus episode....we flash back to the time Rui Vitoria, was saved by a light, then finally sacked, to Lage's appointment. In between you can listen to our despair on Benfica's situation, our momentary happiness for Vitoria's almost sacking, the speculation on new coaches, Cristiano mentioning Taarabt may have a chance with a new coach, the huge let down of Vieira's about face, and the relief of Rui Vitorias sacking. featuring snippets from special guests, Joao Magalhaes, and Toronto's own Alex Seixeiro. Enjoy
June 18, 2019
Off Season Bonus Episode - 18/19 Best of Part 2
On another best of podcast... We take a trip down the 18/19 memory lane, as we cover the last week's of Vitoria, Episode 300, and the first mention of Bruno Lage.
June 11, 2019
Off Season Bonus Episode - 18/19 Best of - Part 1
While you're hopefully enjoying the off season and missing Benfica, we decided to put together some highlights of the early part of the season podcasts. From pre-season to Renato's goal at the Luz, enjoy the little snippets, and highlights of our podcast.
June 5, 2019
Episode 326 - Season Wrap
On this week's extra long podcast.. We wrap up the season by talking through some defining moments of the season, and our highs and lows. We also give our player awards with special distinction to Cristiano's Chicken Fingers award. Lastly we play the game of keep, sell, loan with the squad and tell you what we think Benfica should do with each of the players. thank you for listening, and for supporting us throughout the season.
May 29, 2019
Episode 325 - (32+5=37) Champions!
On this week's podcast... Benfica are Liga Nos Champions for the 37th time. We briefly discuss the Santa Clara game, talk about the championship, and the celebrations.
May 22, 2019
Episode 324 - 1 Point away
On this week's podcast.... We recap the Rio Ave game, discuss Samaris' renewal, and look ahead to the title game at Estadio da Luz this weekend where Benfica can claim their 37th championship title   thanks for listening
May 15, 2019
Episode 323 - Rafa to the rescue
On this week's episode.. We recap the Portimonense game, and look ahead to the tough trip up north to play Rio Ave, in the penultimate round of the Liga Nos. thanks for listening
May 9, 2019
Episode 322 - Second Half Dynamite
On this week's episode.... We recap the huge win at the Pedreira, and look ahead to Benfica's next match against Portimonense at Estadio da Luz. thanks for listening
May 1, 2019
Episode 321 - Back to Manco City
We look back at Benfica's second leg of the Europa League quarter finals, where Benfica lost a two goal aggregate advantage and got knocked out by Eintrach Frankfurt. We also recap Benfica's beating of Maritimo for the Liga Nos, and look ahead to the crucial game at the Pedreira against Braga this weekend.
April 24, 2019
Episode 320 - The fights continue
On this week's episode... We look back at the Eintrach and Setubal games, and look ahead to the second leg against Eintrach and this monday's Liga Nos match against Maritimo at Estadio da Luz.
April 17, 2019
Episode 319 - Usual Suspect
On this week's episode.... We look back at the Sporting and Feirense games, look ahead to Eintrach and Setubal, and answer your twitter questions.
April 10, 2019
Episode 318 - Swiss Quartz
On this week's podcast... We are back after international break, we break down the Tondela game, discuss VAR, look ahead to the second leg of the Portuguese Cup against Sporting, and this weekend's match against Feirense. We had Bruno Barros come in and talk about his Diabinhos project which you can find here
April 3, 2019
Episode 317 - We called, You answered
On this week's podcast... We look back at Benfica's second leg Europa League game against Zagreb, discuss the emphatic response in Moreira de Conegos, discuss international break thanks for listening
March 20, 2019
Episode 316 - Generosity killed the attack
On this week's podcast.... We recap a less than positive week for Benfica with a loss in Croatia, and a home time against Belenenses. We look ahead to the second leg against Zagreb at the Luz, and a tricky match up against this season's sensation team Moreirense, in Moreira de Conegos.
March 13, 2019
Episode 315 - Sliding into First
On this week's podcast....We look back at the Classico, and Benfica's win at the dragao. A personalized and confident Benfica team went into the dragao and won convincingly, we enlisted the help of Hugo who was in attendance at the dragao. We also preview the first leg against Dynamo Zagreb for the round of 16 for the Europa League, and Benfica's next domestic game against Belenenses . thanks for listening
March 6, 2019
Episode 314 - St George
On this week's podcast....We recap both the Galatasaray and the Chaves games. Consider our chance against Zagreb, and look ahead to the huge match up against Porto at the Dragao.
February 27, 2019
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