Hand Of Pod end of season review with special guest Tim Vickery

The end of season special of Hand Of Pod is an epic - an hour and three quarters - for which I apologise, but there's good reason: South American football broadcasting legend Tim Vickery was talking to us in person over a glass (okay, several glasses) of wine, and dinner, and we simply couldn't bring ourselves... Continue Reading →

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Something for the weekend

It won't have escaped the attentions of many HEGS readers that Brazilian club Internacional won the Copa Libertadores on Wednesday night in a very entertaining second leg of the final against Mexicans Chivas (3-2 on the night, 5-3 on aggregate). Andrés D'Alessandro was key to their success, and as such there's plenty of Argentine interest... Continue Reading →

Riquelme’s Corinthian spirit

Stories in the Brazilian press at the start of the week had Corinthians, one of the country's biggest clubs and the current employers of Ronaldo, planning to sign Juan Román Riquelme from Boca Juniors in a bid to boost their Copa Libertadores campaign in 2010, their centenary year. I've written about it for Soccernet, and... Continue Reading →

Argentines Abroad: 3rd & 4th October 2009

As the selección converge on Ezeiza from all corners of the world (well, western Europe) for the final, must-not-balls-up-this-time double-header of World Cup qualifiers against Peru (Saturday in El Monumental) and Uruguay (a week on Wednesday in Montevideo's Estadio Centenario), it's heartening that some of them have had more auspicious weekends than Carlos Tevez, who... Continue Reading →

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