The fourth episode of Hand Of Pod is online now, less than 24 hours before I return to England. You can listen to myself and the Dans discussing Argentine football over frankly slightly too much Fernet Branca on the HOP blog, or of course on iTunes. Enjoy.
Hand Of Pod episode 3
The third episode of Hand Of Pod, featuring myself and the Dans English and Australian, is online now. We discuss Cristian Fabbiani's girth, Martín Palermo's slowness, Juan Sebastián Verón's lack of pace and reveal just how little we know about Goiás, Independiente's opponents in the Copa Sudamericana final. You can listen to it here.
Hand Of Pod episode 2
In the second episode of Hand Of Pod, I rejoin Dan and Dan to discuss last week's superclásico and Argentina's Lionel Messi-inspired win over Brazil. Last week's River Plate-supporting guest Gerardo is back to give us his take on both. We also look at the race for the league title, and the Copa Libertadores qualification... Continue Reading →
Hand Of Pod is now on iTunes
A brief announcement: Hand Of Pod, the podcast I'll from now on be regularly producing, also featuring Dan Colasimone of Argentina Football World and Dan Edwards of Goal, is now available on iTunes. We've already had comfortably upwards of 200 listeners to the first episode, so if you want to get in on the ground... Continue Reading →
River Plate 1 – 0 Boca Juniors: the goal
River Plate have beaten Boca Juniors in a competitive match for the first time in over three years, with a 1-0 win in El Monumental on Tuesday. Former Boca defender Jonatan Maidana scored the only goal of a game River dominated, and in which Boca star Juan Román Riquelme was non-existent in the first half... Continue Reading →
It’s superclásico day!
Eleven days after it should have been played, the biggest fixture in the Argentine calendar - and, in terms of league position and current form, just possibly the most mediocre match of the season - will kick off at 7pm Argentine time this evening. River Plate host Boca Juniors in one of the biggest derbies... Continue Reading →
Riquelme’s return in time for the superclásico
To begin the superclásico previews this weekend, I've written a piece for ESPN Soccernet looking at the return of Juan Román Riquelme to competitive action for Boca Juniors last weekend, and what it might mean for his side when they visit River Plate on Tuesday. The other big issues surrounding the game, such as both... Continue Reading →
If you've been wondering why HEGS has been fairly quiet this week, it's because I've been attempting, in the wake of Néstor Kirchner's death on Wednesday, to write an article on the links between Peronist politics and football in Argentina, and to keep that article down to a mere 1,000 words. It's not been easy,... Continue Reading →
Floating down the river
My latest piece for ESPN Soccernet takes a look at what's becoming an increasingly deep rut for Ángel Cappa and his River Plate team, even as the fans have been adjusting to finally having a president they don't mind being in charge at the club. Diego Buonanotte and Rogelio Funes Mori are discussed, as well... Continue Reading →
In Bed With Maradona again
My latest post at In Bed With Maradona, examining some of the peculiar things said by managers in the last few days (in particular River Plate's Ángel Cappa, Boca Juniors' Claudio Borghi, and Banfield's Julio César Falcioni) is online now. You can read it right here.