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 →

The Hand Of God turns 25

You've probably already seen elsewhere, but this is an Argentine football website, so I couldn't let it pass un-noticed. 25 years ago today, Argentina took on England in the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup in the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, and Diego Maradona scored two goals that have come to encapsulate Argentine football:... 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 →

For the 20th episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, Dan, Dan and Seba welcome special guest Asli Pelit to the show. Asli's a Turkish TV presenter who was at La Bombonera to see Boca Juniors beat River Plate 2-0 in Sunday's superclásico, and as well as giving us her impressions of that game, she also... Continue Reading →

The year 51 A.D.

That's 'After Diego'. We're entering that year today, because Saturday, 30th October 2010 sees Diego Armando Maradona celebrate his 50th birthday. It's been a fittingly eventful year for him, during which he's become a grandfather, had numerous arguments with Pelé (okay, so there's nothing new there), irritated his own country's president, strengthened his friendship with... Continue Reading →

Riquelme renews, and more on Maradona

This is actually merely catching up with yesterday's news, because reporting it yesterday would have seen it get swamped by Diego Maradona's press conference, so I didn't. Juan Román Riquelme has finally renewed his Boca Juniors contract for another four - yes four! - years. Boca boss Claudio Borghi claims to be delighted, whilst Martín... Continue Reading →

In Bed With Maradona

This is a quick announcement about a new world football site I've agreed to write about Argentina for. It's called In Bed With Maradona, and aims to provide a truly global sweep on the world game. Once the Torneo Apertura gets underway, I'll be writing a weekly piece for them on the central stories in... Continue Reading →

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