Episode #67 Topics: Round 32 Preview...Sporting CP & Sporting Lisbon Name Problem...Cristiano to MLS, China or Portugal?...Taca de Portugal Kick-Off Time Controversy...Reflecting on 1 Year Anniversary of Liga Resuming Training...Will We Have Normal Match Schedules This Summer?
Episode #66 Topics: Final Liga Matches Coming Up...Most Expensive Classico in History?...Has Sporting Done Enough to Win Title?...Why Benfica Is in Danger of Their Most Brutal August to Come in History...Is Paulo Fonseca Gone from Roma?...Is Bruno Fernandes United's Best Transfer Ever?...What is the Future for Tiago Dantas?...Special Thanks to Edite Fernandes, one of Portugal's best women's footballers.
Episode 65 Topics: Talking Sporting & FC Porto Liga NOS Race ... What is Happening at Sporting CP? ... Paulinho's Social Media Issues ... Six Matches Left! ... European Super League & Liga NOS. Why the ESL demise really helps Portugal ... Portugal Covid Update ... EURO 2020 News about Germany x Portugal.
Episode 64 starts with talking about the upcoming Liga schedule, the final 8 Liga matches left, Sporting under pressure, FC Porto success in Europe, and the current Benfica resurgence. Plus, comments about the Liga naming rights deal and why this may not be the only one coming soon to Portugal. Finish with Portuguese abroad report with Gedson & Rui Vitoria news.
Episode 63 features special guest Pedro Santos of the Columbus Crew. He talks about his experiences in Major League Soccer, winning the 2020 MLS Cup, how him and his family have transitioned to life in the United States, and how he went from SC Braga to the Crew. Plus, Santos has played for prominent Portuguese managers such as Nuno Espírito Santo, Paulo Fonseca, Sergio Conceicao, Abel Ferreira, as well as Jesualdo Ferreira. He talked about his experiences playing for some of these well-respected managers.
Episode 62 features Canadian sports broadcasting legend Sid Seixeiro, who came on to talk about his first love the Seleção, his incredibly successful broadcasting career, and his latest project working on morning television. Also, second half of episode features the latest news on the Liga, the Big 3, and a final word on the VAR controversy in Serbia.
EPISODE 61 starts with a Seleção, U21, and Round/Week 25 preview plus a mention of the next podcast guest. Then moves on to talking about comparing JJ and Amorim: Who would you hire if you had a choice? Is Diego Costa a good idea for SLB? Why not give Goncalo Ramos a chance? Why FC Porto must absolutely renew with Sergio Conceição. Ends with Portugal Covid update and listener comments.
Episode 60 starts with Week 24 & Seleção Preview. Then moves on to talking Sports Business in Portugal: Why stadium naming rights deal are coming to the Liga. Why are fans now not allowed in stadiums? Portugal President makes a big announcement about centralized football TV rights. The curious case of why there is no 24 hour sports talk radio in Portugal, despite the obsession with football. The latest updates on Portugal Covid and EURO 2020. If you have tickets, should you go?
Guest Bhavin (Twitter @Baavin) joins the second segment of podcast to talk about how exciting it has been for Sporting CP fans this past season. We also discuss the controversy over Ruben Amorim’s managerial license complaint and the latest on the Palhinha situation. There is also a little talk about Sporting basketball’s team and does it make sense for Cristiano Ronaldo to come to Sporting.
Other segments of the podcast will focus on FC Porto’s stunning elimination of Juventus and is Benfica finally starting to show signs of life? We end with Portugal Covid update, player/manager abroad update, and listener comments. Don’t forget to comment on Twitter or Facebook on whether you agree or disagree with anything you heard. You can also e-mail your comments to Psoccercom@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!
Topics: Talking Portuguese Referee Exchange Program ... Unstoppable Sporting CP ... Benfica/LFV x Nacional ... Portugal Camp at Juventus ... 10, 12, 14, or 16 Liga Clubs? ... Champions League 2nd Leg: Juventus x FC Porto ... Player/Manager Abroad Update ... Listener Comments.
Topics: Guest Marc Dos Santos - Manager Vancouver Whitecaps FC ... Talking with Marc about MLS during a pandemic, Liga NOS, his career, his FC Porto Experiences ... The real story about Vancouver chasing Otavio of FC Porto and asking him about rumors regarding Sporting's Bruno Gaspar ... Portuguese Managers/Players Abroad Update ... Latest on Portugal Covid Situation.
Topics: Next Week's FC Porto x Sporting CP ... Ruben Amorim's Future ... Breaking Down Benfica's Problems ... FC Porto x Juventus Review ... Player Abroad Update ... Andre Silva ... Portugal Covid Update.
Mid-Season Liga Awards ... Is it over, are Sporting the Liga Champions? ... FC Porto Cards Controversy ... Benfica Rising? ... Pacos de Ferreira Streak ... Who is better Cristiano or Messi? ... Player Abroad Update ... Portugal/Spain 2030 World Cup Bid ... Portugal Covid Update.
Episode 53 features a second appearance on the podcast by special guest Cristiano Oliveira (Twitter @10CO10). We talk about the Portuguese Casas in Newark (NJ), as well as FC Porto, Sporting, and Benfica updates, plus the upcoming Lisbon Derby. There was Liga TV rights news released this week and we helped break it down. We end with a Portugal Covid update.
Episode 52 features special guest Sergio Rodrigues (Twitter @Sergio_R81) talking about the past and current history of Benfica & FC Porto Casas on Rogers Road in Toronto. Also discussed Benfica, FC Porto, Sporting CP updates, and latest Player Abroad news. We talked about Cristiano Ronaldo's record 760 goals and end with Portugal Covid update.
In this episode the talk is about the Classico and how the draw hurts both Benfica & FC Porto. Is Sporting losing momentum? The latest on EURO 2020 next summer. Recognizing Abel Ferreira's success in Brazil with Palmeiras. Episode ends with an update on Portugal's Covid situation and the new lockdown.
Episode 48 focuses on the Big 3. Sporting with big tests coming up in January. Can they handle it? FC Porto is winning many matches. How did they turn it around? What Is Benfica's problem? Best matches of the season coming up in January. Great for supporters, but will be tough on managers and players. Happy Holidays!
Welcome to the latest episode from PortugueseSoccer.com. Talking about the Liga NOS return, League Cup Qualifier Update and the latest on Sporting, Benfica, FC Porto News. Also, Cristiano seeks international scoring record. When will he break the record?
Podcast talking about the latest highs-and-lows in the Liga. Why is FC Porto losing so many points? Is the new Sporting CP the real deal? Benfica is on a 7-match win streak. How much can they win this season?
Special guest Cristiano Oliveira (twitter @10co10) comes on to discuss the current events regarding Sport Lisboa e Benfica. We discuss the differences in philosophy of the club from 2019 compared to this 2020 season. The surprising Tiago Dantas loan to Bayern Munich and is there a buyout? Will Luís Filipe Vieira win the Presidential Election on October 30? We end by making a result prediction on the France x Portugal Nations League match. (42:27)
Transfer Updates on Ruben Dias, Alex Telles, Toni Martinez, and Goncalo Ramos. Big Thursday Next Week. Can Rio Ave Defeat AC Milan in Europa playoff? (Episode lasts 28:32)
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Update on Covid-19 & Sporting-Gil Vicente; What has happened to Benfica? When will Toni Martinez to FC Porto happen?
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Preview of the Big Champions League 3rd Round Preliminary match on Tuesday between PAOK x Benfica.
Why are agents so Important for Portuguese clubs?
Discuss the current differences between Benfica and Sporting younger players. Why right now it is probably better to be a young player at Sporting.
FC Porto Transfer Update. When will Toni happen? What is attracting Otamendi to possibly return to Porto?
Talk about the movie Ronaldo from a few years ago.
Topics: Why going to Wolves is the best choice for Fabio Silva. Rui Costa's Big Two Weeks for Benfica. Latest on Sporting CP x SC Braga Controversy over Ruben Amorim. When will they allow fans at matches? Latest coronavirus update in Portugal.
In this episode the upcoming national team schedule is discussed with the League of Nation matches against Croatia and Sweden. How important is Benfica's Champions League draw? What is happening with FC Porto's lack of transfer activity thus far? Braga is upset at Sporting over their lack of payment for Ruben Amorim. Why haven't they been paid yet? Has Jorge Jesus lost his patience with Benfica, as reported by the Record? Let's discuss. (28:56)
What happened to Cavani? There were reports of a done deal but now its dead. What happened?
Santos announces his League of Nations squad this week. Will he select Benfica players with Champions League qualifiers a short time away?
When will FC Porto sell? They have only brought in two players and need to sell to buy.
Sporting was busy announcing six new players as the revolution under Amorim continues. Will Sporting be better?
UEFA praised Portugal. Check out what the President of UEFA said.
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Podcast: Talking about Benfica rumors will they get Cavani, Vertonghen? Will Porto really sell Fabio Silva? How much does Adrien want to return to Portugal? Champions League starts in Lisbon! Let's discuss. (21:53)
Jorge Jesus Returns to Benfica: Will Part 2 Be Better? What Happened to Aves and Why May They Miss Week 34 Match? Will FC Porto Field Their Best XI Against SC Braga? Sporting Battle for Third Place. Lots to discuss.
Bruno Lage is on the Hot Seat due to poor results. Per various media reports Pochettino, Emery, Marco Silva or Jorge Jesus are reportedly the top choices for next Benfica Manager. Are they a good fit for Benfica?
Is Ruben Amorim the best manager in Liga? Let's discuss.
Is this the weakest Liga NOS competition in years? Why are Benfica and FC Porto struggling so much? Why a special congratulations should be sent to Liga NOS & Federation. What are the great benefits to host Champions League Final 8. Let's discuss. (15:11)
Podcast: Bruno Lage is on the Benfica Hotseat, can he survive the season if results don't get any better? Is the Champions League Final 8 coming to Lisbon? Happy Portugal Day Weekend! Let's discuss Week 26 about to finish and Week 27 to come (Correction in Podcast: FC Porto play Tuesday not Wednesday) (13:00).
Who is really in 1st Place in the Liga NOS - Benfica or FC Porto? Why is there so much confusion? Another ugly attack (Benfica Bus) in Portugal. Why the whole world will know about it. The Champions League Final 8 in Lisbon? Let's discuss.
What is the good news, the bad news, and ugly stuff about the released Liga NOS Schedule that will start on June 3? Why are there so many matches Monday to Friday? Is 13 stadiums too much? Why visiting Benfica, FC Porto, Sporting CP museums are good for you. Let's discuss.
Portugal life is resuming slowly as the country opens up and Liga NOS is no different as teams continue training hard to prepare for June 4. Are Benfica, FC Porto, Sporting ready to start the season? Should Maritimo's Stadium be used? Will free over-the-air Portuguese TV broadcast Liga matches? Let's discuss.
Why are stadium controversies happening? Should Maritimo get to host in their stadium? Why doesn't Benfica want to play in the Estádio do Dragão against Rio Ave, per news report? Why was the Taça de Portugal date moved TBA status? Lots to discuss. Give a listen.
Podcast: Why is Resuming the Liga the Biggest Marketing Opportunity Ever for Benfica, FC Porto, Sporting? Who thought of the Idea for just the Big 3 Club Presidents to Meet the Prime Minister? Schedule Details Discussed in this podcast.
Sporting CP has started restricted training. SC Braga starts on Monday. Benfica and FC Porto next week. Portuguese Health Authorities to announce protocols for resuming later this week. What will they require? Here are some thoughts.
The latest information on when Liga may resume. A possible big transfer market problem on the horizon for Portugal? What happens if season doesn't finish? Which club goes direct to the Champions League group stage and who has to go to playoff?
Today UEFA made big news announcing new measures to help domestic leagues finish their season. Will discuss that, as well as mention an idea, already used by other sports in Portugal, for a consideration of a 27 week season to help avoid fixture congestion for the 2020-21 Liga schedule.
Another quick newsflash podcast, this one on the latest off-the-pitch news at Sporting. Bruno de Carvalho wants to be Sporting CP President Again? Is this possible with the bylaws? How long will Silas last as manager? Would Pedro Martins, Abel or Jardim want the job? Give a listen in this short podcast.
Bruno Fernandes nearly done to United. Media now reporting new United offer of 55 million upfront + 10 million for reasonable objectives + 15 million harder objectives for potential 80 million euros total. Record deal for Sporting CP.
Welcome to the first edition of the PortugueseSoccer.com podcast with special guest @Steve1T from Twitter.
Sporting CP x Liverpool thoughts?
Benfica stuff in the ICC?
Will Sporting CP sell Bruno Fernandes?
Is Joao Felix worth the buyout price of €120m+?
Predicting Top 3 in Liga NOS 2019-20?
Best manager in Liga NOS?
Should a Liga NOS match or Super Cup be played abroad?
Thoughts on Taca da Liga. Is it popular enough?
@Steve1T talks about his twitter account.