Grondona wades in on relegation fight as Quilmes & Olimpo managers get angry

If Saturday wasn't already going to be a maddening enough day for fans of all the clubs involved in the relegation dogfight in Argentina, events on Friday made sure it would become just a little more nail-biting for fans of two clubs in particular. They were, of course, the two clubs in the fight who... Continue Reading →

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Hand Of Pod Episode 17: Díaz quits San Lorenzo; the new old Messi, and the old old Torres

In the seventeenth episode of Hand Of Pod, Seba rejoins Sam, Dan and Dan. He's not happy with the way referees have been treating his club, and he's not afraid to make his anger heard, but a little surprisingly it's another HOP-er who drops an expletive, for which we of course apologise unreservedly. We also... Continue Reading →

The eighth episode of Hand Of Pod looks at the ongoing feud between Carlos Tevez and Argentina's national team coach Sergio Batista, as well as taking in our thoughts on the Racing vs Boca Juniors clásico last Saturday and much more besides. You can get it, as ever, on the HOP blog, or subscribe on... 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 →

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