Brazil v Argentina in New Jersey: digital match preview by Howler

If you follow me on Twitter, you'll probably already be aware that with Argentina playing Brazil in a friendly in New Jersey in a few hours' time, a new US soccer magazine is launching a pilot issue. Howler aims to be a vehicle for some of the best football writing both in the States and... Continue Reading →

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As Vélez Sarsfield and Boca Juniors fans won't have failed to notice, last week saw the conclusions of the ties in the 2012 Copa Libertadores quarter-finals. There were mixed fortunes for Argentina's two remaining sides; Vélez went out on penalties to holders Santos after a heroically backs-to-the-wall performance in Brazil saw them surrender their first... Continue Reading →

Hand Of Pod’s two resident Racing fans are both on holiday this week, but Sam and Australian Dan are battling on, insistent that their partners' absence is but a flesh wound, and are joined by the one and only Joel Richards, who does a sterling job of patching the bleeding. On the menu is a... Continue Reading →

Apologies that I've not been posting on HEGS since the Copa América final on Sunday, but it's been a busy week. Normal service will soon be resumed, honest. The twenty-seventh episode of Hand Of Pod is our look back on an eventful and historic Copa América Argentina 2011, and Sam, Australian Dan, English Dan and Seba... Continue Reading →

The semi-finals of the 2011 Copa América are now over, and Uruguay and Paraguay will be the sides competing for the title in the Estadio Monumental on Sunday. In this article for ESPNSoccernet, I take a look back over the semis, and salute the contribution to the tournament given to the two losing semi-finalists, Peru... Continue Reading →

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