Gonçalo Cardoso signs for West Ham United

Gonçalo Cardoso has today put pen to paper on a 5-year deal taking him from Boavista FC to the East End of London. Aaron Barton for Próxima Jornada looks at who Gonçalo Cardoso is and gives West Ham supporters an insight into what they can expect from their new signing. Cardoso had his first tasteContinue reading “Gonçalo Cardoso signs for West Ham United”

Bruno Jordão and Pedro Neto sign for Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers yesterday announced the double-signing of Portuguese duo Bruno Jordão and Pedro Neto! I was recently asked to answer a few, short questions on both players for an Italian based Lazio publication. I have transcriped the interview below to give any Wolves fans a quick idea of their new signings! 1.   What are your initialContinue reading “Bruno Jordão and Pedro Neto sign for Wolves”

Ricardo Quaresma and The Trivela: A Brief History

Today marks the anniversary of Ricardo Quaresma’s first goal for Portugal, a now-famous trivela against Belgium in 2007. I  found myself at home watching this goal that happened some 12 years ago, over and over again, still in the same state of shock and awe that I was when I first witnessed it. It gaveContinue reading “Ricardo Quaresma and The Trivela: A Brief History”

Portugal U20 – The World Cup Preview

On the 24th of May, the FIFA U20 World Cup will kick off in Lublin, Poland. Portugal U20 will be there hoping to battle it out and ultimately take home the prize, a title the Portugal U20 sides have won twice before (1989, 1991). The 1991 squad featuring stars such as Luís Figo, Rúi CostaContinue reading “Portugal U20 – The World Cup Preview”

Benfica Are Champions: Bruno Lage and How the Title Was Won

Benfica’s victory over Santa Clara today, confirmed the 37th Primeira Liga title for the Lisbon giants. However, this season has not always been plain sailing, Próxima Jornada looks at the 2018/19 campaign and how they managed to wrestle the league title back from rivals FC Porto. Turn back the clocks to Sunday November 11th, 2018.Continue reading “Benfica Are Champions: Bruno Lage and How the Title Was Won”

Florentino Luís: The Report

Following a fantastic breakthrough campaign for SL Benfica, Florentino Luís has sprung from youth football into the minds and mouths of football fans and journalists across the globe. Próxima Jornada looks closely at Florentino Luis and analyses his campaign thus far. Part of the illustrious Portugal age group that are current European U17 champions andContinue reading “Florentino Luís: The Report”

A Tale of Two Derbies: Marco Silva’s first season in charge of Everton FC

As the Premier League season begins to come to a close, Próxima Jornada looks at Silva’s first season in charge of Everton, analyses the key moments and looks to the future of this great club and its Portuguese manager. As Marco Silva was announced as Everton manager, opinions differed depending on who you spoke to.Continue reading “A Tale of Two Derbies: Marco Silva’s first season in charge of Everton FC”

José Gomes and the Reading Revival

José Gomes has brought back a positive vibe to the Madejski and seems to have the Reading fanbase on board, Próxima Jornada looks at how Gomes has done and how he has managed to make such a great impact. Paul Clement was removed from his position due to a run of desperately poor results whichContinue reading “José Gomes and the Reading Revival”

2004: FC Porto knock Manchester United out the Champions League

It is March 2004 and FC Porto, managed by a sharp, young and up-and-coming Portuguese manager named José Mourinho are pitted against English champions Manchester United. Mourinho’s Porto finished second in Group  F, winning just 3 out of 6 games, scraping a 2-3 win against Marseille and drawing with Partizan Belgrade in the process. DespiteContinue reading “2004: FC Porto knock Manchester United out the Champions League”

The latest Portugal squad and what it means for the future

Today at 12:30, Fernando Santos announced his Portugal squad for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Ukraine and Serbia. Notable Inclusions Firstly, João Felix. His name was on the tip of everybody’s tongue before the announcement of the latest squad, “would he make it or wouldn’t he?” As it turns out, he has made itContinue reading “The latest Portugal squad and what it means for the future”

Three U23 Liga NOS talents from outside the Big 3

This article focuses on three players in Liga NOS, who are U23 and plying their trade for a club outside of the big 3. *Wenderson Galeno is contracted to Porto but is currently playing for Rio Ave Liga NOS is a league that is full to the brim with young Portuguese talent, with a largeContinue reading “Three U23 Liga NOS talents from outside the Big 3”

The Beginners Guide to Bruno Fernandes

Sporting CP’s Bruno Fernandes’ performances so far this season, have seen the 24-year-old Portuguese international linked with a whole host of elite European clubs, the latest club to be linked with Fernandes is Manchester United, who have apparently made ‘contact’ with the Portuguese club in relation to their captain. Fernandes spent his time as aContinue reading “The Beginners Guide to Bruno Fernandes”