Clausura: Banfield beat All Boys, and trouble in Rosario (video)

Saturday's two games in the Torneo Clausura turned into only one game, thanks to a firefight outside Newell's Old Boys' ground in Rosario which left one policeman wounded. The gunfight was between members of Newell's barra brava, and it's not known at the moment when the match will be rescheduled for - San Lorenzo president... Continue Reading →

Clausura: River still in trouble, Vélez slip up (video)

The weekend's games in the 2011 Torneo Clausura have left things very tight at the top of the Clausura table, thanks to Tigre's home victory over league leaders Vélez Sarsfield. Vélez rested a lot of their first-choice players ahead of Thursday night's Copa Libertadores semi-final second leg, and suffered for it in a 2-1 loss.... Continue Reading →

We had difficulty shutting up this week. A full 45 minutes of actually quite good stuff (if we say so ourselves) was cut, and the podcast still comes in at over an hour. Diego Maradona is the focus of much of the early part, his ongoing wars of words with AFA president Julio Grondona and... Continue Reading →

Clausura: Olimpo & Independiente wins pile pressure onto River Plate (video)

Saturday's games in the 2011 Torneo Clausura saw relegation-threatened pair Olimpo and Independiente both win their matches. Olimpo's win over Argentinos Juniors, in particular, shifts the pressure to one of Argentina's giants, River Plate, who go into Sunday's clásico against San Lorenzo needing a win to avoid finishing the weekend in the relegation playoff places. Independiente... Continue Reading →

For the 20th episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, Dan, Dan and Seba welcome special guest Asli Pelit to the show. Asli's a Turkish TV presenter who was at La Bombonera to see Boca Juniors beat River Plate 2-0 in Sunday's superclásico, and as well as giving us her impressions of that game, she also... Continue Reading →

Torneo Clausura: round 14 fixtures

The fourteenth round of the the 2011 Torneo Clausura has arrived, and that, of course, means it's superclásico time. Don't forget the Hand Of Pod preview episode. There are nine other games taking place this weekend though - or rather eight. Colón vs Huracán was supposed to be going on as I type, but has... Continue Reading →

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