The end of season special of Hand Of Pod is an epic – an hour and three quarters – for which I apologise, but there’s good reason: South American football broadcasting legend Tim Vickery was talking to us in person over a glass (okay, several glasses) of wine, and dinner, and we simply couldn’t bring ourselves to cut anything. We discuss River Plate’s relegation, where ‘Tricky’ Ricky Álvarez could fit into Arsenal’s system (if of course he does go there), our favourite players of the Torneo Clausura just gone, and the differences between Pelé and Diego Maradona as players, as well as looking forward to the upcoming Copa América. Enjoy.
Tim’s blog is linked to above, but you can also find all our own sites with these links: Aussie Dan is webmaster of Argentina Football World, and Seba is the head honcho at Mundo Albiceleste. English Dan is the South America editor for Goal.com. And massive thanks to Turkish TV presenter Asli Pelit, who hosted and cooked for us – you’ll find her Twitter profile here.
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Congrats on the Vickery coup ! Seems HEGS and The Hand of Pod are on the up !
Haha, thanks Johnny. It was entirely Asli’s doing though, we owe her one!
Good show.. sounds like you guys had a blast. Always liked the legendinho on the world football phone in. He made a good point about the non-buenos aires clubs making some noise right now. congrats on the show!
Thank you guys for the Podcasts during Clausura, I have really enjoyed it. If you are ever in Australia let me know, Shrimps on the Barbie are on me.
Likewise if you’re in Washington DC/Northern Virginia! I got some great southern-style smoked pork ribs for ya!
Haha… very kind of both of you! We might take you up on the offer if HOP ever starts actually making money…
Finally found a couple of hours to listen to it fully and… great job, and it makes it even greater that it’s free stuff. Many thanks! Hope to hear pods again next season.