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Podcast talking about the latest news and happenings in the Liga NOS, 2Liga and Seleção. Special emphasis on Benfica, FC Porto and Sporting CP.

Podcast talking about the latest news and happenings in the Liga NOS, 2Liga and Seleção. Special emphasis on Benfica, FC Porto and Sporting CP.


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Podcast talking about the latest news and happenings in the Liga NOS, 2Liga and Seleção. Special emphasis on Benfica, FC Porto and Sporting CP.






Episode 86: Barcelona/Liverpool Visit Portugal, Conceição's Tough Decision, and Liga Managers on the Hot Seat

Topics: Week 7 Liga Predictions ... Liverpool (x FC Porto), Barcelona (x Benfica) Head to Portugal for UCL ... Paulinho ... Darwin Núñez ... Famalicão ... Conceição's Tough Decision ... Cristiano, Mom, and Sporting ... 2Liga Report ... Rui Costa makes it official as Benfica candidate ... Thanks for listening!


Episode 85: Portugal Rankings, Congested Schedules, and the Bruno Fernandes/Cristiano Synergy

Topics: Estoril x Sporting CP ... Week 6 Liga Picks ... Portugal's UEFA & FIFA Rankings ... 2Liga Showdown: 1st Place Rio Ave x 2nd Place Feirense ... FC Porto's rising star Luis Diaz ... Undefeated Benfica ... Portimonense ... Ruben Dias ... Upcoming League Cup matches ... Thanks for listening!


Episode 84: The Classico, Cristiano and the French Referee

Episode 84 Topics: Classico Sporting CP x FC Porto ... Santa Clara x Benfica ... Cristiano, Bruno, and United ... Week 5 Liga Picks ... Portugal/France Referee Exchange Program ... Champions League Starts Tuesday ... Pablo Sarabia ... Benfica Election ... FIFA World Cup Every Two Years? ... Nuno Mendes ... Canada/USA World Cup Qualifiers ... Thanks for listening!


Episode 83: Cristiano Ronaldo Saves Portugal Again...And Breaks Another Record. Nuno Mendes to PSG.

Episode 83 Topics: Can Portugal win without Ronaldo? He saves them again ... Transfer Round Up ... Will Nuno Mendes succeed at PSG? ... Sporting CP x FC Porto, Santa Clara x Benfica Week 5 preview ... Centralized TV Rights back in the news ... Ruben Dias star is rising, Bernardo Silva is falling ... Describing new League Cup format ... FC Porto's recent transfer market strategy ... Thanks for listening!


Episode 82: Final Week of Transfer Window, Cristiano & Bruno Together: Good News for Portugal, Big 3 Updates

Episode 82 Topics: Guest Steve Torres (Twitter @Steve1T) ... Final week of the transfer window ... Cristiano & Bruno: How Portugal will benefit ... Fernando Santos squad selections ... Why Santos should stay as manager ... Week 4 Liga predictions ... Jose Peseiro & Venezuela Problem ... Did you see reported Portugal 2022 Pre-Match Jersey? ... Benfica, Sporting CP, FC Porto Updates ... Thanks for listening!


Episode #81: Biggest Match in 10 years for Benfica? Are Bruno Fernandes & Jota just good club players? Will Wendell solve Porto's LB problems?

Topics: The most important match for Benfica, possibly in the past 10-12 years, is on Tuesday in PSV. Why Jorge Jesus must manage the best match of his career at PSV to advance to UCL groups. Why did Santa Clara sell Carlos Junior now? Nuno Mendes returns to training for Sporting CP. Will he finally overcome injuries? Did FC Porto solve their left-back problems by signing Wendell from Leverkusen? Toni is Porto's newest star. Is SC Braga overrated? Do they have a chance for another Top 2...


Podcast Episode #80: Jorge Jesus and Vitor Pereira Need Social Media Lessons

Topics: A look ahead at the schedule for the upcoming week. Is João Mário the new Benfica leader? Is Sporting CP pricing their players too high? Who will be sold first Palhinha, Matheus Nunes, Jovane, or Nuno Mendes? Who is FC Porto target Morelos (Glasgow Rangers)? Why Jorge Jesus and Vitor Pereira (Fenerbahçe) need social media lessons. Portugal is now ranked 8th in the FIFA rankings. Is that correct? Thanks for listening!


Podcast: Liga is Back! Sporting 2 Wins, 1 Trophy; Talking Benfica Win in Russia; FC Porto's Pepê Loves Pressure

Topics: The 2021-22 Liga Bwin season has started! Sporting shows no signs of slowing down. Pote scores two more goals. Will Sporting 2021-22 be even better? Talking Benfica's big win in Moscow and their busy week coming up with 2 matches in 4 days. FC Porto's Pepê loves playing under pressure, but will he play or sit behind Luis Diaz? Other topics: Nani is selected for the MLS All-Star game and did Ricardo Horta & Paulo Fonseca make a mistake not accepting offers from MLS's Atlanta United?...


Podcast: Exploring the Good/Bad of the Big 3 during Pre-Season, Benfica x Spartak, Super Cup Sporting x SC Braga, Fans Allowed Back!

Big week coming up! Discussing Benfica’s Champion League 1st leg match at Spartak Moscow and the start of the 2021-22 Liga Bwin season that gets officially underway on Friday, August 6 with Sporting hosting Vizela. Also reviewing FC Porto’s pre-season. Other topics include Rui Costa’s first media interview with TVI, fans are allowed back at stadiums and trying to understand the TV situation outside Portugal for the Super Cup. The episode ends with a big congratulations to Neemias Queta on...


Podcast: Special Interview with Portuguese Journalist David Novo of Record. Why Benfica Must Qualify for Champions League. Is Nuno Mendes worth over 50M?

TOPICS: Interview with journalist David Novo (Twitter: @DavidNovo1) of major Portuguese sports daily RECORD. How do Portuguese media get their transfer information? Through Agents? Clubs? Entourages? How hard is the job of a journalist? Why Benfica must qualify for the Champions League. Man City has denied interest in Nuno Mendes but they are expected to return. How much is Mendes worth and will City pay it? Will Joao Mario work at Benfica? How good is FC Porto's new signing Pepe? What was...


Podcast: Rui Costa takes over, How long will Honeymoon last? LFV Resigns. Why did Joao Mario stay in Lisbon? Why FC Porto is in the best shape now among the Big 3.

TOPICS: Rui Costa takes over, how long will the Honeymoon last? LFV resigns to avoid more controversy. A look back at his history at Benfica. Why did João Mário stay in Lisbon? Why FC Porto is in the best shape right now among the Big 3. They have one big advantage that the other big clubs don't have. Should Portugal allow foreign ownership of clubs? It is a controversial topic but here are a few viewpoints. Wait, are fans allowed back in stadiums or not? An update on that. One more thought...


Podcast: Talking João Mário, LFV, Fans Back at Stadiums, Liga Schedule Review, Pre-Season is Fully Underway!

Guest Bhavin (Twitter @Baavin). TOPICS: Talking about the João Mário situation with Benfica, Sporting, and Inter. What was it like around Lisbon on May 11 when Sporting won the title? Bhavin tells us about his experiences that night. How bad is the LFV situation and what do fans in Portugal think? We also discussed TV rights and why the Portuguese Super Cup during normal times should be played outside Portugal. The podcast starts with a review of the 2021-22 Liga and Liga Cup schedule draw....


Podcast: Why is there so much interest from Turkish clubs on Portuguese players & managers? Updates on Benfica, FC Porto, Sporting CP.

Interview with Burak Cubukcu (Twitter: @NosFutebol, @burak_cubukcu_). Why is there so much interest from Turkish clubs in Portuguese players & managers? Discussion on Portuguese players/managers' history in Turkey. Who was the best Portuguese player in Turkey? Pre-Season is Underway! Updates on Benfica, FC Porto, Sporting CP regarding the good & bad news of the transfer market. Other episode topics include: why Renato Sanches should stay at Lille and the real problem of why Portugal failed...


Podcast: Reviewing the Good & Bad of Group F Play ... Why Every Knock Out Match is Now a Final ... Still waiting on a player, besides Cristiano, to step up for Portugal. Who will it be?

Episode 73 Topics: Reviewing the good & bad of Group F play ... What needs to be done to beat Belgium ... Still waiting on a player, besides Cristiano, to step up for Portugal at the EURO. Who will it be? ... Latest Benfica, FC Porto, Sporting pre-season news .... Are you traveling to Portugal this summer? Here is what you need to know.


Podcast: EURO 2020 Preview. Besides Cristiano & Bruno, which player will step it up for Portugal this month? Why Hungary is the most important match.

Episode 72 Topics: EURO Preview ... Besides Cristiano & Bruno, which player will need to step up for Portugal this month? ... Why Hungary is the most important match in the group ... Benfica, FC Porto, Sporting CP Updates ... Silly Season ... U21 Review ... Portugal play USA tough in women's friendly ... Portuguese managers abroad update ... Thanks for listening!


Podcast: Seleção x Israel; One Problem with Portugal/Spain World Cup Bid; Benfica, FC Porto, Sporting Updates; U21 Final; Women's Team Will Play USA

Episode 71 Topics: The upcoming Seleção match x Israel ... Portugal women's team plays USA & Nigeria ... U21 Final x Germany ... Silly Season Arrives ... Benfica, FC Porto, Sporting transfer market updates ... The one problem with the Portugal/Spain 2030 World Cup Bid ... Thanks for listening!


Podcast: Talking Nani, Joao Moutinho & Orlando City; Was Nani's Suspension Fair? Benfica, FC Porto, Sporting Updates

Episode 70 Topics: Guest Jason "JJ" Jose (Twitter Jason_Jose) of the Orlando Lions Den Podcast ... Talking Nani & Orlando City ... Was Nani's MLS Suspension Fair? ... Should Nani have been called up to the Seleção for EURO 2020? ... How is Joao Moutinho doing in Orlando? ... How big is the Portuguese community in Florida? ... Benfica, FC Porto, Sporting CP Updates ... What happened to Rio Ave? ... Portugal U21 begin EURO quarterfinal on Monday against Italy! ... Thanks for listening!


Podcast: End of the Season Awards; Portuguese Playing in Europa & Champions League Finals

Episode 69 Topics: Special guest Nino Torres of Gol TV joins the podcast this week to talk about the 2020-21 End-of-the-Season Liga Awards for categories such as Best Player, Best GK, Best Defender, Best Midfielder, Best Striker, and Best Young Player. We also talk about his choice to win the rescheduled 2020 EURO next month. This episode also includes a mention on the Europa and Champions League Finals next week that feature Portuguese players. Thanks for listening!


Podcast: Talking Pros & Cons of Champions League Final in Porto, Sporting Celebration Controversies, Fernando Santos EURO Squad, Portuguese Managers Abroad Without Jobs

Episode 68 Topics: Talking about the Pros and Cons of hosting the Champions League Final in Porto. The major controversies over Sporting's celebrations. Who is at fault? What happened? Fernando Santos EURO squad announcement. Why are there so many Portuguese managers abroad without jobs? Finish with Portugal Covid update.


Podcast: Round 32 Preview; Sporting CP & Sporting Lisbon Name Problem; Cristiano to MLS, China or Portugal?; One Year Anniversary of Liga Returning After Shutdown

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?