Nuno had a dream: How Nuno Espírito Santo turned his dream into a reality

Part I – Out of Darkness Cometh Light To celebrate Nuno Espírito Santo’s 3 year anniversary in charge of Wolves and his continued championing of Portuguese players in England, Próxima Jornada has produced a 2-part piece on his time in England so far. This first piece entitled, Out of Darkness Cometh Light focuses solely onContinue reading “Nuno had a dream: How Nuno Espírito Santo turned his dream into a reality”

FreeSports announce increase in televised Liga NOS fixtures!

FreeSports, the sister channel of sports heavyweight PremierSports announced an increase in broadcasted Liga NOS fixtures in the UK. The channel, which is available to those in the UK free of charge will be showing THREE fixtures from each Jornada/Round of fixtures! The channel will be showing the second match of Primeira Liga’s return asContinue reading “FreeSports announce increase in televised Liga NOS fixtures!”

Rony Lopes: The Interview

As we move towards the end of May, the footballing world also moves towards resumption. Bundesliga football is back in Germany, Liga NOS will return on the 3rd of June and La Liga is likely to be back around the 8th of June.  Aaron Barton spoke to Sevilla and Portugal international Rony Lopes in anContinue reading “Rony Lopes: The Interview”

The Diogo Jota Conundrum

The main body of this article was taken from a longer Próxima Jornada piece entitled Portugal: A Goalscoring Problem? This can be found by clicking the green link. Diogo Jota is a relative newcomer to the Seleção set-up, but the 23-year-old is a player that many believe could be a valuable asset to Portugal inContinue reading “The Diogo Jota Conundrum”

Portugal: A goalscoring problem? A Closer Look

Yesterday, Raphaël Guerreiro became the 2nd top Portuguese scorer across Europe’s Top 5 leagues behind Cristiano Ronaldo. One side of the coin is that Raphaël has done extremely well, excelling in his more advanced role for Dortmund. Since the resumption of the Bundesliga following the enforced break, he has managed to find the back ofContinue reading “Portugal: A goalscoring problem? A Closer Look”

Liga Portugal announces remaining Primeira Liga fixtures

The Liga have announced the dates and times for the remaining matches in the Primeira Liga following the resumption of the league. Fixtures are subject to change due to TV licensing The Liga will kick off on Wednesday June 3rd with Portimonense v Gil Vicente at 19:00, before Famalicão take on FC Porto at 21:15.Continue reading “Liga Portugal announces remaining Primeira Liga fixtures”

Portuguese Impact on Bundesliga Return

Today marked the return of football, at least football within the top 5 European leagues. It’s return brought with it no supporters, no noise and a strange vibe but ultimately, football is back. There are currently 3 active Portuguese talents within the German top flight, Eintracht Frankfurt duo Gonçalo Paciência and André Silva as wellContinue reading “Portuguese Impact on Bundesliga Return”

Liga NOS to return on June 4th, 2020

Liga Portugal earlier announced that the Primeira Liga (Liga NOS) will return to action on the 4th of June, following a break of 88 days due to COVID-19. The Liga’s statement outlined the plans for the resumption of football, which will obviously be played ‘behind-closed-doors’ with no spectators.  The statement read: “Over the past fewContinue reading “Liga NOS to return on June 4th, 2020”

Revisiting FC Porto’s UEFA Youth League triumph: 1 year on

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of FC Porto’s UEFA Youth League triumph, a 3-1 win against Chelsea FC. This campaign is a great story and an key developmental episode for many players who have the potential to represent their clubs and the Seleção at the very highest level. The UEFA Youth League (UYL) isContinue reading “Revisiting FC Porto’s UEFA Youth League triumph: 1 year on”

From Liverpool to Jamor: My Charity Walk

Hi there! As you may know, Próxima Jornada is ran solely by me (Aaron) and I am writing today not to analyse a team or to provide insight, but to ask a small favour. I have decided to raise funds for both the UK’s NHS and the Portuguese NHS (Serviço Nacional de Saúde) to supportContinue reading “From Liverpool to Jamor: My Charity Walk”

Your Favourite Portuguese Players

As you may have seen on Twitter, Próxima Jornada recently asked you to submit your 5 favourite Portuguese players of all time with a reason for each player. The beauty of football is that, for the most part, it is subjective. Each player can mean something entirely different to each individual supporter. We can feelContinue reading “Your Favourite Portuguese Players”

Portugal donate 50% of Euro 2020 prize to support amateur football

The Federação Portuguesa do Futebol (FPF) yesterday announced that the national team’s players, the technical team and the staff have decided to give half of the qualification prize for Euro 2020 to the fund created to assist amateur football. The ‘fundo de Apoio às Competições’ has been created by the FPF and will support non-professionalContinue reading “Portugal donate 50% of Euro 2020 prize to support amateur football”