In the fifteenth episode of Hand Of Pod Sam, Dan, Dan and Seba discuss what we can only term a startling revelation from Racing full back Iván Pillud. We round up all the salient points from the Torneo Clausura in the weekend just gone, discuss Ariel Ortega's latest indiscipline (and wonder how much longer he's... Continue Reading →

A youngster leaves Argentina, and a legend returns

It's been a week of big name moves in Argentina's footballing landscape, with three of the deals in particular standing out. On Friday it was confirmed that Diego Buonanotte will move from River Plate to Málaga of the Spanish First Division at the end of the season (he'll remain at the Núñez club for the... Continue Reading →

Ariel Ortega leaves River Plate

River Plate legend Ariel Ortega on Monday confirmed his exit from the Núñez club, remarking that he'd felt 'uncomfortable' ever since J.J. López was given charge of the giants on the eve of the superclásico against Boca Juniors. A few days ago, López informed Ortega that he didn't fit in with his plans for the... Continue Reading →

Clausura 2010 round 16: the fallout

The biggest winners of the weekend just gone were undoubtedly Racing Club, who took an enormous step towards securing their place in the Primera División next season as their rivals fell by the wayside. On Sunday night Ariel Ortega had a car accident (he, and the occupants of the other car, are fine), Seba Verón... Continue Reading →

Some pre-season action

Boca Juniors' squad took off for Europe on Sunday in readiness to take part in the Audi Cup in Munich (their first match is on Wednesday against Manchester United), but over the weekend there have already been some Argentine clubs and players in pre-season action. River Plate beat Everton thanks to a great Ariel Ortega... Continue Reading →

Ortega’s not coming back

At least not yet. After a summer transfer break full of 'yes he will... no he won't... yes he will...' style changing of minds, Ariel Ortega will not be returning to River Plate for the Clausura. At least not as of 9:30pm Argentine time on the 5th February. This will probably have changed at least... Continue Reading →

Ascenso roundup

There may have been no matches in Primera A the weekend just gone, but the lower divisions carried on as normal, unaffected by the performances (or otherwise) of the world's national teams. Now, then, seems as good a time as any to have a quick look at how the first month or so of lower... Continue Reading →

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