River Plate hit seven in the Nacional B, Vélez win away in the Sudamericana (video)

It was inevitable, in spite of a certain lack of cohesion in their play to date, that at some point River Plate were going to click and put in a good team performance, and that their opponents that day were liable to get pretty nastily thrashed. So it proved in River's first midweek match of... Continue Reading →

Apertura 2011: Argentinos finally win, and Rafaela down Lanús (video)

Friday and Saturday only saw three top flight matches in Argentina, but they were significant all the same. On Friday night, Argentinos Juniors claimed their first victory of the season, at the tenth attempt, beating Belgrano 2-1 away from home to finally lift themselves off the bottom of the table. Saturday's big matches started with... Continue Reading →

In the thirty-fifth episode of Hand Of Pod Sam, Dan, Dan and Seba begin with a discussion of just how much of a massive idiot Carlos Tevez is, and conclude with a reflection on Cristian Fabbiani's suitability for the second division in Argentina. In between we discuss Wednesday night's Brazil v Argentina friendly second leg, Seba... Continue Reading →

This week's Hand Of Pod is a sensible length, so rejoice! Sam, Australian Dan and Seba meet again, and there are plenty of hot topics to get through. Santiago Silva has left Vélez Sarsfield for Fiorentina, seriously damaging the champions' title defence. We discuss the relative economic strengths of the Argentine league with Europe (and... Continue Reading →

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