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 on Nuno’s first season in charge (2017/18). On the 31st of … Continue reading Nuno had a dream: How Nuno Espírito Santo turned his dream into a reality

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 in the coming years. Part of the Nations League squad that … Continue reading The Diogo Jota Conundrum

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 well as Borussia Dortmund’s Raphaël Guerriero. Frankfurt hitman Paciência announced that … Continue 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 few days, various entities have carried out successive alignment meetings so … Continue 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) is a European youth tournament, formed in the 2012/13 season and … Continue 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 support them during these testing times. The reason I have chosen … Continue reading From Liverpool to Jamor: My Charity Walk

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-professional clubs during this time of crisis with finances and assistance. … Continue reading Portugal donate 50% of Euro 2020 prize to support amateur football

Football Content Awards: VOTE Próxima Jornada!

The Football Content Awards voting process has started and you can now vote for Próxima Jornada (Aaron Barton) as Best New Content Creator. If you follow the link below, click the dropdown bar to go to Best New Content Creator. Then type in Próxima Jornada (Aaron Barton) and click done! No sign up needed. Click this link: https://footballcontentawards.com/2020-voting/ Each vote is greatly appreciated as we … Continue reading Football Content Awards: VOTE Próxima Jornada!

FC Famalicão: A Positive Start

While it is still really, really early in the season, over the past couple of weeks I couldn’t help but watch with keen interest at the progress Famalicão are making and have made so far and ultimately thought it more than fitting to take a closer look at their start to the 2019/20 campaign. For FC Famalicão, the club formed in 1931 in Vila Nova de … Continue reading FC Famalicão: A Positive Start

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 initial thoughts about the players? What kind of player are they? … Continue reading Bruno Jordão and Pedro Neto sign for Wolves