Próxima Jornada Meets: Estoril Midfielder Rosier Loreintz

When Estoril Praia knocked out three different Primeira Liga sides out the Taça de Portugal en route to the semi-finals, it was clear to see that Bruno Pinheiro’s men belonged in the Portuguese top flight. Sure enough, Estoril won the Segunda Liga, winning 20 of their 34 games and gained promotion to the top flight in the process. Supporters of the Canarinhos were in dreamland, … Continue reading Próxima Jornada Meets: Estoril Midfielder Rosier Loreintz

A View from the Opposition | SL Benfica v FC Barcelona

It is Matchday Two in the UEFA Champions League and SL Benfica welcome FC Barcelona and former Benfica manager Ronald Koeman, to the Estádio da Luz. For this edition of A View from the Opposition, Próxima Jornada spoke to Omar Hawwash, the talented presenter, host of The Driven Shot podcast and creator of Blaugranagram. Omar, who frequently collaborates with FC Barcelona on their official platforms, … Continue reading A View from the Opposition | SL Benfica v FC Barcelona

A View from the Opposition | Borussia Dortmund vs Sporting CP

It is Matchday Two in the UEFA Champions League and defending Primeira Liga champions Sporting travel to Signal Iduna Park to face German heavyweights Borussia Dortmund.  For this edition of A View From the Opposition, Próxima Jornada caught up with commentator, presenter and all-round Bundesliga expert Derek Rae. Best known for his work as the lead voice on Bundesliga for ESPN, his commentary on EA Sports’ FIFA series and the DFL World Feed, Derek provides … Continue reading A View from the Opposition | Borussia Dortmund vs Sporting CP

Ryan Gauld: The Interview

On November 8th, newly-promoted SC Farense secured their first win of the season, a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Vasco Seabra’s Boavista. The talisman for Farense that day and indeed for the last 18 months, Ryan Gauld. A player who was catapulted into the headlines at just 16-years-old and dubbed “mini-Messi” in his native Scotland, the 24-year-old talent has found his feet at Farense where he … Continue reading Ryan Gauld: The Interview

Os Belenenses: Redemption and Rebirth

At the end of the 2017/18 Primeira Liga season, a historic club was changed forever. Os Belenenses, founded in 1919 and steeped in tradition (one of only two clubs outside of the ‘Big 3’ to have won the Primeira Liga) split from the SAD (Sociedade Anónima Deportiva) following a long-running and bitter feud. As a result of the split, Os Belenenses were forced to start … Continue reading Os Belenenses: Redemption and Rebirth

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 an open and frank discussion that covers all things from football’s … Continue reading Rony Lopes: The Interview

Nuno Gomes: The Interview

689 club appearances, 254 goals. 79 international caps, 29 goals. Represented the Seleção at 3 UEFA European Championships and 2 FIFA World Cups. A man revered throughout Europe for his technical ability, his craft, and a deadly eye for goal. We are of course are talking about the legend that is, Nuno Gomes. Aaron Barton for Próxima Jornada was able to chat with Nuno Gomes … Continue reading Nuno Gomes: The Interview

“Look after my boy” | Bruno Fernandes speaks on Jorge Jesus (Interview Excerpts & Translation)

This following interview was conducted by Renato Senise (@Renato_Senise) in Portuguese for DAZN Brasil. The content of the interview was translated and transcribed by Matt O’Connor for Próxima Jornada (@ProfMatheu) Jorge Jesus, the enigmatic former Sporting and SLB manager is making waves of late, to put it mildly. His impact in Brazil since his arrival as Flamengo manager in June 2019 has been immeasurable and … Continue reading “Look after my boy” | Bruno Fernandes speaks on Jorge Jesus (Interview Excerpts & Translation)

Gonçalo Cardoso: The Interview

It’s been a whirlwind couple of months for Gonçalo Cardoso. Firstly, he was thrown straight into the Boavista first team to cover an injury which resulted in him playing 16 straight games in the Primeira Liga. Clubs around Europe began to take note of his performances at both club and youth international level, until one club in particular, West Ham United, came calling with an … Continue reading Gonçalo Cardoso: The Interview