A weekly podcast by two brothers about all things football in Portugal
Another transfer window slams shut, and the Long Ball Futebol podcast are here to round up all the action from an incredible deadline day which saw Enzo Fernández move to Chelsea, Pedro Porro move to Tottenham Hotspur, and Vitinha move to Marseille. There's discussion of those moves plus plenty of other highlights from the January transfer window!With the Primeira Liga schedule a bit disrupted, we take the opportunity to focus on some of the smaller clubs in action over the weekend, with games from Paços de Ferreira, Gil Vicente, Casa Pia, Vizela, Boavista, and more all discussed.To contact the show you can find us on twitter @LongBallFutebol
Thanks for downloading the Long Ball Futebol podcast! On this week's podcast we discuss everything from Sporting's inconsistencies, poor form, and off-field issues, how Braga are still fighting for the title, Arouca continue to impress as this year's underdogs, and the relegation battle gets tighter as Marítimo close the gap on Santa Clara ...This week we're giving a big shout out to our friends at The Portugal Corner, make sure to subscribe to their podcast for great Portuguese football coverage:Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3JhYDg9UQ5mpMMOkaItpwxApple - https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-portugal-corner/id1553421610
Thanks for listening to the Long Ball Futebol Podcast! This week we discuss all the action from one of the biggest games in the Primeira Liga, the Dérbi de Lisboa as Benfica and Sporting play out an entertaining 2-2 draw, but who came out of the game better off? We also discuss wins for Porto and Braga who look to capitalise on Benfica dropping points in the title race, and how Paços became the first team to get a new manager bounce ... with their old manager. Timestamps:03:30 - Benfica vs Sporting21:11 - Porto vs Famalicão26:37 - Braga vs Boavista34:05 - Paços de Ferreira vs Rio Ave41:35 - Re-cap of the weekend's results/table round-upTo contact the show you can find us on Twitter @LongBallFutebol
On Part 2 of our 'Mid-Season Review' show we discuss all the teams outside the top 5 of the Primeira Liga this season, from Vitória down to Paços, and everything in between. How have Portimonense ended up in 7th place? How have Gil Vicente been so bad? Do we owe João Henriques an apology? And will Paços ever win a game?
With the world cup coming up and a long break from Portuguese Futebol on the horizon, we're taking the opportunity to have a proper look at the season so far with a 'mid-season review', split into two parts with part two coming tomorrow! In part one we discuss the top 5 as Portugal's biggest clubs - and one of the little ones - have differing seasons at the top of the table. In this episode we discuss everything Benfica, Porto, Braga, Sporting, and Casa Pia from the season so far ...
This week Albert & Barney look back on a weekend of Primeira Liga Futebol which saw Benfica solidify top spot, and Braga & Casa Pia capitalise on Porto and Sporting dropping points as consistency/inconsistency become this episodes buzzwords. We discuss wether Amorim should stay at Sporting, wether Porto can find the consistency to challenge for the title, and which clubs at the bottom of the table have what it takes to survive, and who might get sucked into a relegation battle ...To contact the show you can find us on Twitter @LongBallFutebol
Thanks for listening to the Long Ball Futebol Podcast. On this week's show Barney and Albert recap all the action from the weekend's Clássico between Porto and Benfica, as well as discussing matches from Sporting, Braga, Boavista, Vitória, and Casa Pia. Plus theres an in depth look at the table with 10 games of the season gone.To contact the show you can find us on twitter @LongBallFutebol
This week Barney & Albert deal with the aftermath of a weekend that confirms once and for all the existence of the 'Long Ball Futebol Curse', which dictates that if we praise a team, they are doomed to fail, as Benfica, Braga, Boavista, & Portimonense all either lose or drop points. Benfica drop points for the first time this season, Braga lost to Porto, Famalicão get an incredible win in Joao Pedro Sousa's first game back in charge, and Marítimo lost to Casa Pia.We deal with all the action from the games above, and cover even more Refereeing and VAR controversy from the weekend, plus much more.To contact the show you can find us on Twitter @LongBallFutebol
With the international break upon us, we asked you for your questions for a special 'Mid-season Q&A Special' of the Long Ball Futebol Podcast. We discuss everything you put to us, including: How long can Braga & Boavista sustain their league positions? Where will Sporting finish this season? Can anyone catch Benfica? And what is our XI of the season so far? To find out the answers to all those and more, press play now ...
This week on the Long Ball Futebol podcast we discuss Jornada 7 of the 22/23 Primeira Liga season as Benfica and Braga continue their great form, Porto and Sporting drop points AGAIN, and Paços get their first point of the season. PLUS there's a recap of last week's European football and much more ...To contact the show you can find us on twitter @LongBallFutebol
On this week's Long Ball Futebol Podcast, Albert & Barney discuss all the action from the Primeira Liga, as well as recapping the biggest deals from Transfer Deadline Day, and looking ahead to upcoming European Football! We tackle the biggest topic of the week as refereeing and VAR controversy overshadows a great spectacle as Benfica beat Vizela, Braga continue their excellent form witha win in the Minho Derby, Porto and Sporting bounce back from defeat with good wins after ringing the changes to their XIs, and Vasco Seabra becomes the first managerial casualty of the season ...Timestamps:06:55 - Transfer Deadline Day roundup15:05 - Benfica vs. Vizela (including referee/VAR discussion)31:20 - Braga vs. Vitória38:06 - Porto vs. Gil Vicente47:30 - Sporting vs. Estoril56:47 - Santa Clara vs. Marítimo (including Vasco Seabra sacking)
On the Long Ball Futebol Podcast this week, we discuss the two massive upsets as Porto and Sporting both suffer surprise losses at the hands of newly promoted teams, Benfica and Braga continue to set the pace at the top of the table with fantastic wins, Paços de Ferreira and Marítimo still cannot get a point on the board, and MUCH more including our reaction to the Champions League and Europa league group stage draws ...Thank you to Patrick Ribeiro who joined us for this episode, you can follow patrick on Twitter @P_SRibeiro
On this week's show, Albert & Barney discuss all the action from the weekend's Primeira liga action including THAT goal celebration, the first clássico of the season, which clubs have had good starts to the season, and which clubs could be in trouble ...To contact the show you can find us on Twitter @LongBallFutebol
Thanks for listening to the Long Ball Futebol Podcast! Albert is away this week so we are joined by friend of the podcast Kevin Araujo Fernandes (@kevinaraujof) to discuss all the best moments from Jornada 2 of the Primeira Liga season. Sporting look good without Paulinho, Benfica and Porto scrape wins and Boavista and Chaves both come from behind to win.To contact the show you can find us on Twitter at @LongBallFutebol
Thanks for listening to the Long Ball Futebol Podcast! The Primeira Liga is back and Albert & Barney are back to discuss all the best moments from Jornada 1 of the new season. There's an absolute classic in the quarry as Braga and Sporting play out a 3-3 draw, Porto and Benfica get off to impressive, high scorring starts, and Estoril impress with their new look youthful squad.To contact the show you can find us on Twitter at @LongBallFutebol
On the final part of our pre-season preview show we are joined by José from Especialistas da Segunda to discuss the three newly promoted teams: Rio Ave, Casa Pia, and Chaves. José tells us the story of their season last year, how they were promoted, and what we can expect from them this season. There's discussion about Rio Ave's Primeira Liga pedigree, Casa Pia planning for promotion for the last two years, and why a Chaves player could be one of the surprise packages of the Primeira Liga season ...Follow Especialistas de Segunda:Twitter - https://twitter.com/especdesegundaInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/especialistasdesegunda/YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD-l2B6QWXgsn8d7CNzM8zA
In Part 2 of our Season Preview show we look at the club's outside of the big 3 from last season (the newly promoted clubs are coming up in Part 3). We discuss wether Braga are closer to cracking the top 3, how will Vitória fair after selling so many players, can Gil Vicente recreate the magic of last season, and much more fromt the Primeira Liga's mid table teams ...
Hello and welcome to season 3 of the Long Ball Futebol Podcast! We're back for another season covering the world's greatest league, the portuguese Primeira Liga! In the first of a 3 part 'season preview show' special, we discuss Porto, Sporting, and Benfica's transfer windows so far, and what we can expect from them this season, look out for episodes on the rest of the league, and the newly promoted teams over the coming days ...
Ladies and Gentlemen, take your seats for the 2nd anual Long Ball Futebol Awards ceremony! Join us for our season finale as we crown the Long Ball Futebol Award winners for the 21/22 season. In a massive episode we announce the winners of such awards as Best Signing, Worst Signing, Best Young Player, Best Manager, and Best Player. We also reveal our Team of the Season, and our best XI from players outside the top 4! Finally, we answer your questions in a quick fire Q&A to round things off.Thank you to everyone who's listened to the Long Ball Futebol podcast this season, we hope you enjoy this special episode.
Thanks for listening to the Long Ball Futebol Podcast! This week's a big one, as the 21/22 Primeira Liga season draws to a close, we sit down for our annual end of season roundup! There's so much to discuss this week including the final weekend of fixtures as the relegation battle draws to a dramatic close, we reflect on our pre-season predictions, and we analyse EVERY Primeira Liga club's season.To contact the show you can find us on twitter @LongBallFutebol
Thanks for listening to the Long Ball Futebol Podcast. This week we discuss Porto finally being crowned champions of Portugal, thanks to a 1-0 win against Benfica in the Estadio da Luz. But why did this game not live up to expectations? And what is it that causes Portugal's biggest clubs to often stoop to dirty tactics and the dark arts in the big derbys? PLUS we round up the relegation battle as the Primeira Liga's bottom three clubs head into a decisive final day of the season ...
Thanks for listening to the Long Ball Futebol podcast! On this week's show we discuss all the action from the dérbi de Lisboa, Porto scoring 7 past Portimonense, Moreirense & B-SAD winning in the fight for survival, and Vitória & Marítimo both score 4. PLUS much more ...To contact the show you can find us on Twitter @LongBallFutebol
Thank you for listening to the Long Ball Futebol podcast! This week we're delighted to be joined by Jamie Farr from PortuGoal.net to discuss all things Jornada 29 from the Primeira Liga. This week we discuss everything from Benfica's shortcomings, Darwin Nunez's prospects, chaos between Moreirense & Gil Vicente, Kenji Gorre's great form for Boavista, and should Braga be aiming higher than 4th place?To contact the show you can find us on twitter @LongBallFutebol
Thank you for listening to the Long Ball Futebol podcast! This week to celebrate the end of the international break it's a BUMPER episode, Albert & Barney analyse EVERY game from Jornada 28 of the season as Benfica lose to Braga, and the relegation battle is set a light by a number of key results.
Thank you for listening to the Long Ball Futebol Podcast! This week we discuss the biggest game of the week in the Primeira Liga, as Gil Vicente cut the gap between them and 4th placed Braga down to 1 point! We discuss their phenomenal season so far, and what this result means for the fight for 4th place wiht 8 games left!Plus we talk about Porto's win on the road to the title, Benfica dropping points thanks to an early red card, Marcus Edwards impressing on his first Sporting start, Vitória earning a well deserved win in Madeira, Estoril beating fellow strugglers Portimonense, and the experienced veterans leading the way for Paços.To contact the show you can find us on Twitter @LongBallFutebol
Canada. You've heard of it, the land of snow, poutine, and good friends of ours 'The Portgual Corner' a.k.a Evan, Patrick, Justin, and Chris. This week Albert & Barney couldn't record so we thought what better opportunity was there than to showcase one of our favourite shows, and our first choice was 'The Portugal Corner'. So strap in for 90 minutes of conversations about but not limited to: Jersey Reveals, Popping Bottles, Abdoulaye Ba, Champions league soccer, Benfica and Ajax, Manchester United and Atletico Madrid, We got the Mics, Renato Sanches Cumpilations, popping your jersey off, Plinko Passes from Bernardo Silva, Bob Marley Kits, Porto and Lazio, Penalty dives, Penalty Shootouts, All things Penalties, Chump of the week, Martin Atkinson, Wolverhampton Wanderers getting robbed, Injury Updates, Braga and Sheriffs, Barcelona is back and better than ever, Porto and Sporting Drop Points while Benfica keeps it Strong, the Relegation battle continues, Tears to your Eyes for Yaremchuck, Red Card Calls against Porto, Bielsa gets fired and he should try out at Benfica, the wall of Rafeal Leao, Juicy Trivelas, Stonk of the Week, & Joao Wonder! Enjoy! Follow The Portugal Corner below:Twitter: https://twitter.com/joao_wonder Instagram: https://instagram.com/theportugalcornerAnchor: https://anchor.fm/joao-wonder Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/3JhYDg9UQ5mpMMOkaItpwx Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-portugal-corner/id1553421610?l=en Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy80YzM4YzQ1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw=
Thank you for listening to this week's Long Ball Futebol podcast! This week we discuss Porto's fiery encounter with Moreirense, how they're able to win the ugly way, and if the referee managed to completely ruin the game? Plus we discuss Arouca's 5th win of the season against Vitoria, and their hopes of survival after moving out of the relgation zone. There's also time for discussion of Benfica, Sporting, Famalicao, and Paços de Ferreira PLUS much more ...
This week on the Long Ball Futebol Podcast we discuss the biggest game of the season as Porto take on Sporting in a derby that started wonderfully before descending into chaos. We discuss the reasons for controversy in that game, and what the ramifications could be on Portuguese football's international reputation. Plus we discuss all the other action from another Primeira Liga Jornada, as well as previewing the upcoming Champions League and Europa League fixtures ...
This week on the Long Ball Futebol podcast we discuss a brilliant Dérbi do Minho game, referee controversy between Gil Vicente & Santa Clara, and wins for the Big 3 PLUS much more ...
Thank you for listening to the Long Ball Futebol podcast! This week it's a January transfer deadline day special! We discuss Luis Díaz's move to Liverpool from Porto, Marcus Edwards joining Sporting, plus all the other transfer news from the last week.We also find time to talk about the Taça da Liga final between Benfica and Sporting, and some Primeira Liga action from Vitória, Vizela, Portimonense, and Tondela.To contact the show you can find us on twitter @longBallFutebol
Thank you for listening to the Long Ball Futebol Podcast! This week we discuss all the transfer news of the week, Braga beating Sporting in the Alvalade, Vitória beat Estoril and move up to 6th in the table, plus much more! Apologies for some technical issues which meant we lost the last 15 minutes of this show, we will make up for it next week!
Thank you for listening to the Long Ball Futebol podcast! On this week's show we discuss the latest transfers as Chiquinho joins Wolves and Jesus Corona joins Sevilla. We dive into all the Primeira Liga action as Porto beat B-SAD, Benfica slip up against Moreirense, Sporting get back on the horse against Vizela, Santa Clara turn a corner, and Marítimo continue to impress under Seabra.To contact the show you can find us on Twitter @LongBallFutebol
Thanks for listening to the Long Ball Futebol Podcast! This week, on a jam packed show, we discuss Lito Vidigal's sacking at Moreirense and if they're the worst run club in Portugal, we talk about Sporting dropping points at Santa Clara thanks to an inspired performance from Lincoln, and the much praised Gil Vicente play their best game of the season against Vitoria. PLUS much more ...To contact the show you can find us on Twitter @LongBallFutebol
Happy New Year from Long Ball Futebol! In our first episode of 2022, we discuss Porto's win over Benfica in the second Clássico in 7 days, the departure of Jorge Jesus, and the difference in class between both teams. We also talk about Paulinho silencing the doubters for sporting, Braga winning big with a youthful side, Boavista improving under Petit, and Paços de Ferreira succeeding with a new manager ...
It's the last Long Ball Futebol podcast of 2021! To celebrate we answer YOUR questions submitted on Twitter, after a lengthy discussion of Benfica's 7-1 demolition of Marítimo, Ivo Viera leaving Famalicão, and much more action from another great week of Primeira Liga futebol ...
This week on Long Ball Futebol! Barney & Albert recap all the action from the Champions and Europa league, as well as the draw for the knockout rounds. They also discuss Darwin Núñez and Rafa's impressive form for Benfica, how Marcus Edwards is ready to have the best season of his career, and how it all went wrong for Santa Clara ... PLUS coverage of Porto, Sporting, and Vasco Seabra's Marítimo ...
Thank you for listening to the Long Ball Futebol podcast! On this week's show, we dive in depth into the dramatic Lisbon derby, look at how Gil Vicente are becoming one of the most exciting teams in the division, and how recent managerial changes might shake up the league ...To contact the show you can find us on Twitter @LongBallFutebol
Thank you for listening to the Long Ball Futebol podcast! On this week's show the boys discuss the shameful events in the Jamor stadium as B-SAD play against Benfica with only 9 players on the pitch. But it wasn't all doom and gloom as the rest of the weekend's action was full of drama, wonderful football, and some magical moments - we round up all the main action from Jornada 12 of the 21/22 Primeira Liga season ...
It's a Taça de Portugal special on this week's episode of Long Ball Futebol! We discuss the best games from last weekend's action, including two Campeonato de Portugal sides progressing, as well as Liga 2 and Primeira Liga sides in action, PLUS we discuss who could manage the portugal national team from the Primeira Liga, and what are our favourite cup memories..?
This week the boys round up Jornada 11 of the 21/22 Primeira Liga season, including Benfica's 6-1 demolition of Braga, Porto and Sporting setting the pace at the top of the table, plus all the action from lower down the league including Famalicão scoring 5 against Boavista, Tondela scoring a hat-trick of penalties, and Vitoria beating Moreirense...We apologise for the lower than normal audio quality on this show due to technical difficulties.To contact the show you can find us on twitter @LongBallFutebol
Thank you for listening to the first EVER Long Ball Futebol weekender, recorded live from Porto, Vila do Conde, Famalicão, and Braga! Join us as we take you on a marathon, 90 minute journey through the north of Portugal taking in the the atmosphere at matches from all parts of the Portuguese football spectrum; from the Derbí de Invicta in the Estádio do Dragão, to Segunda Liga action at Rio Ave, to a press conference with Carlos Carvalhal in Braga. Sit down and settle in for a long ride ...TIMESTAMPS:02:00 - Porto vs. Boavista28:00 - Rio Ave vs. Academico de Viseu53:04 - Famalicão vs. Vizela57:19 - Braga vs. Portimonense01:25:54 - Press conference with Carlos Carvalhal
Thank you for listening to this episode of Long Ball Futebol!On this week's show the boys round up Jornada 9 of the 21/22 Primeira Liga season, including discussion of the Big 3 as Mehdi Taremi shines for Porto, and Benfica grind out a hard earned victory against Vizela. We also chat about Portimonense vs Estoril as two of this season's surprise packages face off, and Vitória get a vital win which will be a big boost to their confidence. PLUS much more ...To contact the show you can find us on twitter and Instagram @LongBallFutebol, or email us at LongBallFutebol@gmail.com
Thank you for listening to the Long Ball Futebol podcast! This week the boys roundup Jornada 8 of the 21/22 Primeira Liga season, including discussion of Benfica's surprise loss to Portimonense, and what it means for the title race, Boavista and Braga fighting out an exciting draw, Vitoria slowly improving with their star man Marcus Edwards, and Gil Vicente impressing.To contact the show you can find us on Twitter @LongBallFutebol
Thanks for listening to the Long Ball Futebol podcast! This week we round up Jornada 7 of the 21/22 Primeira Liga season! This week we discuss wins from The Big 3, Braga's mixed fortunes, Famalicão's struggles, and promising signs from the likes of Gil Vicente & Tondela.To contact the show you can find us on Twitter @LongBallFutebol, or email us at LongBallFutebol@gmail.com
Thank you for listening to the #LongBallFutebol podcast! After a break for holiday, Albert's back from Lisbon and the boys are back to doing what they do best; chatting about Primeira Liga football! This week, Benfica retain their 100% win record, Porto show just how good they can be, Braga leave it late in a typically unconvincing fashion, and Portimonense continue to impress under the radar. PLUS much more...To contact the show you can find us on Twitter @LongBallFutebol or email us at LongBallFutebol@gmail.com
Thanks for listening to the Long Ball Futebol podcast!It's the international break, so we took the opportunity to relax, take a breather, and assess the season so far after a whirlwind start to the 21/22 Primeira Liga season! We're joined by Jamie Farr to talk about the summer transfer window, how The Big 3 are shaping up, and the surprises - both good and bad - of the Primeira Liga so far.Read Jamie's weekly PortuGOAL column here.Follow Jamie on TwitterFollow Long Ball Futebol on Twitter
Join us for the very first ever 'LBF LIVE' as Albert & Barney make the trip down to White Heart Lane for Paços de Ferreira's second leg tie against Tottenham Hotspur.Experience the excitement, anticipation, fear, confusion, anger (£10 bag drop), hunger, and ultimately pride as we take you on a journey from the Capital do Móvel to North London (via Newcastle). Strap in, it's gonna be ... emotional
Thank you for listening to Long Ball Futebol!This week we discuss portuguese clubs success in the Europa Conference League, including Paços' victory over Spurs! We take a look at all the action from this week's Primeira Liga, and there's a special discussion at the end about why Primeira Liga players are overlooked by European clubs ...To contact the show you can find us on twitter @LongBallFutebol or on email at LongBallFutebol@gmail.com
Thank you for listening to the Long Ball Futebol podcast!This week we discuss the controversial game in the Açores, the big 3's solid starts to the season, Vitoria's struggles, and Samuel Lino (again). PLUS we preview this week's upcoming European and domestic football.To contact the show you can find us on twitter @LongBallFutebol or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Long Ball Futebol 'Big Season Preview Show'! In a mammoth episode we preview EVERY Primeira Liga club ahead of the start of the season, assessing their transfer windows so far and chances for the season ahead. PLUS we're delighted to be joined by Zé from Especialistas de Segunda to learn more about Estoril Praia, FC Vizela, and FC Arouca! Only interested in your own club? Don't worry, we got you, just checkout the timestamps below to jump straight to our discussion of your team.To get in contact with the show you can follow us on twitter @LongBallFutebolFollow 'Especialistas de Segunda' here: https://linktr.ee/especialistasdesegundaTIMESTAMPS:06:57 - Sporting CP18:07 - FC Porto29:27 - SL Benfica37:26 - SC Braga43:19 - Paços de Ferreira47:57 - Santa Clara51:49 - Vitoria SC55:54 - Moreirense57:58 - Famalicão01:00:30 - B-SAD01:02:25 - Gil Vicente01:04:42 - Tondela01:06:26 - Boavista01:08:57 - Portimonense01:11:01 - Maritimo01:14:28 - Estoril Praia, FC Vizela, and FC Arouca with our special guest 'Especialistas de Segunda'