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 →

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The 2011 Torneo Apertura is here!

Hasta El Gol Siempre is back, ladies and gents. I apologise for the long absence of any posts on here since the Copa América final, but I've been just as busy working as I was during the Copa itself, if not more (more of that in a short while), and it's been quite pleasant in some... Continue Reading →

We had difficulty shutting up this week. A full 45 minutes of actually quite good stuff (if we say so ourselves) was cut, and the podcast still comes in at over an hour. Diego Maradona is the focus of much of the early part, his ongoing wars of words with AFA president Julio Grondona and... Continue Reading →

Maradona refuses to go quietly

Just under an hour ago, Diego Maradona walked into a packed press room to give a prepared speech to Argentina's press on his thoughts after refusing to sign the contract extension the AFA offered him yesterday. He fired some shots across the bows of the organisation, but didn't come out with anything truly incendiary. All... Continue Reading →

Maradona out: official

Just a quick post to confirm the story posted here on HEGS yesterday: the AFA have just announced officially that Diego Maradona's contract as national team manager won't be renewed. Julio Grondona seemingly deliberately made Maradona an offer he knew would be rejected yesterday, to sidestep the political fallout from being the man to 'sack'... Continue Reading →

Bad management

Wednesday has been an interesting day for the suits at the AFA, now back home, who've been embroiled in some heated discussions about the future of the national team. It's taken up so much of their time that, in between fitting in their luxurious banquets, the fat incompetent old fools haven't yet got round to... Continue Reading →

Full time approaching for Diego?

Ahead of the World Cup qualifying double-header which kicks off against Peru on Saturday, Diego Maradona did his bit for team harmony amongst the under-pressure Argentina squad by telling the press that he wasn't sure whether he'd continue as manager if the team qualify for next year's global extravaganza in South Africa. Maradona's words, addressed... Continue Reading →

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