Argentines Abroad: the final weekend in November

The weekend just gone saw as many crucial contributions from Argentines as ever in the world's biggest leagues, and a welcome return to form for the usual suspects in the Mexican league after last week's no-show. With the usual contributions from Mexico, Portugal, Spain and France, here's the latest roundup. In England's Premier League, Jonás... Continue Reading →

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Argentines Abroad: the pre-international roundup

With the World Cup qualifiers approaching, it's time to take a look at how Alejandro Sabella's boys - and those he's not called up - did in the weekend just gone for their clubs. Alejandro Faurlín impressed in defeat in England, Lionel Messi was subdued but ultimately decisive in Spain, where Marcelo Bielsa only gains... 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 →

Torneo Apertura 2009 in review

The Torneo Apertura started in chaos, with no-one sure which TV channels games would be screened on and many finding it so difficult to find just one title contender that Boca Juniors, of all teams, were held up by some commentators as the most likely candidates (I'd never make a silly mistake like that of... Continue Reading →

Thursday night action

It was an intrigue-packed evening of football in Argentina on Thursday, in the eighth round of the 2009 Torneo Apertura. Colón went fourth with a performance full of golazos to beat Arsenal 4-1. Shortly afterwards champions Vélez Sársfield, who haven't lost a single match at home in 2009, ended Argentinos Juniors' unbeaten run with a... Continue Reading →

¡Vélez campeón!

In circumstances about as controversial as they come, and after thirteen minutes of second half stoppage time, Vélez Sársfield beat Huracán by a single late goal from Maxi Moralez - who was sent off for his celebration - to climb above them in the table and claim the Torneo Clausura 2009 title. Huracán had a... Continue Reading →

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