Ricardo Pereira: The Interview

Ricardo Pereira discusses his footballing career so far, his hopes for the future and everything in between.

CR700: Cristiano Ronaldo hits 700 career goals

Another match, another milestone met for Portugal’s top-scorer Cristiano Ronaldo. Monday 14th October 2019 marks the date that Cristiano hit 700 career goals, with a penalty against Ukraine in a 2-1 defeat for his nation. An absolutely extraordinary feat, courtesy of an even more extraordinary talent. The man from Madeira continues to break records, evenContinue reading “CR700: Cristiano Ronaldo hits 700 career goals”

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 oneContinue reading “Gonçalo Cardoso: The Interview”

The Portuguese Abroad: Where are they?

Portuguese football is forever expanding and Portuguese footballers are everywhere! Whilst the biggest concentration of Portuguese players is naturally in Portugal, Europe is also filled with Portuguese talents both young and established, internationally capped and uncapped. What league has the most Portuguese players? I have used the TransferMarkt official database to categorise all of theContinue reading “The Portuguese Abroad: Where are they?”

The Jorge Jesus Revolution

With Flamengo currently perched atop of the Brasileiro Série A, Aaron Barton for Próxima Jornada looks at the impact Jorge Jesus is having in charge of the Rubro-Negro. When the 65-year old Amadora native decided it was time to rejoin the managerial workforce, it was met with a raft of disconcertment, particularly from the BrazilianContinue reading “The Jorge Jesus Revolution”

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”

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”