Jornada 4 Preview: Benfica v. Sporting Derby Time!!!By: Greg | September 26th, 2008
As you’re all well aware (and according to the big bosses, I’ve made you too aware) I’ve been away for a while with vacation and work. I’m back rolling now and after a terrible scolding from the Mormon Alliance who are clearly our largest sponsor on this site, I’m also back to being more topical. I’m sorry if I got off track with filler describing my vacation in Vegas but sometimes T&A is just too exciting not to blog about it (see our “WAGs” section).
Don’t you worry: the man won’t get us down. Since there are about eleven English speaking people with the Internet who are interested in Portuguese football ramblings, we have to keep this blog on the Offside in tact. I let my wife down way too often, so my quota for let downs is maxed out (with my immediate family thus rounding out the total to five). I won’t let you down, my faithful loves. And I don’t think this weekend’s fixture schedule will let you down either.
-=Jornada 4=- (All times Local) We’ve got a hell of a early season derby (hence our friend in the “derby hat” to the left here) between Sporting and Benfica on the docket for tomorrow. It’ll be played at Benfica’s home court, Estadio da Luz, and seeing as how tight Benfica played Porto at home earlier, I don’t expect their early season troubles to make this game anything less of a gem to watch. This week’s edition of FixtureFacts reflects this blog’s fashion forward take on life and brings you each club’s home sock color indicated parenthetically. Yes, we care about what goes on their feet, Lieutenant Dan.
Friday, September 26th @ 21:15 — Porto (Royal blue and white) v. P. Ferreira (Yellow)
Saturday, September 27th @ 17:15 — Braga (Red) v. Naval (Green)
Saturday, September 27th @ 19:00 — V.Setúbal (White) v. Rio Ave (Green)
Saturday, September 27th @ 20:45 — Benfica (Red) v. Sporting (Green and White Hoops)
Sunday, September 28th @ 16:00 — Marítimo (Red) v. Académica (Black)
Sunday, September 28th @ 16:00 — Nacional (Black) v. E. Amadora (White)
Sunday, September 28th @ 20:15 — Trofense (Blue) v. V.Guimarães (White)
Monday, September 29th @ 19:45 — Belenenses (Blue) v. Leixões (Red)
I might be off on some of those colors as I had to research both the Portuguese Liga website as well as Wikipedia and they didn’t exactly agree each time. The Liga website had written descriptions that contradicted the pictures of the uniforms they gave. Feel free to kill me in the comments if you like
Have a great weekend, catch the Sporting – Benfica game if you have access to RTP (10:15 PM Eastern on RTPi). Otherwise, I’ll see you back again on Monday with less gushing over Vegas and more Portuguese football. Kisses ALL AROUND!