In the 24th episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, Dan and Dan discuss Vélez's title win on Sunday, and offer their commiserations to Lanús. Sam gives an impromptu history lesson about Alumni, the first side to dominate the Argentine top flight, English Dan tells us about an amazing comeback from Godoy Cruz away to Racing,... Continue Reading →

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Clausura 2011: Palermo leaves La Bombonera, and ¡Vélez campeón! (Video)

A dramatic weekend's action ended in Argentina with Martín Palermo's final match at La Bombonera as Boca Juniors drew 1-1 with Banfield, but although that got more of the headlines and TV coverage, Vélez Sarsfield are the biggest winners of the day. Their 2-0 victory over Huracán and Lanús' 1-0 loss at home to Argentinos... Continue Reading →

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 →

In the fourteenth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, Dan and Dan are once again back on the fernet (after an alcohol-free episode 13), whilst Seba is dry as ever. We discuss the two giants of Argentine football; Boca Juniors, who had another Riquelme-inspired win, and River Plate, who scored an absolutely fantastic goal which... Continue Reading →

A ‘laughable’ offer

That's how Juan Román Riquelme has described Boca Juniors' offer to him to give him a new three year contract. After breakfasting this morning with the news that Claudio Borghi had described the playmaker's contract negotiations as '80% closed,' Román has shot back on television, insisting that, 'it seems like [the directors] are just trying... Continue Reading →

Argentina 2 – 0 Greece: my reaction

Argentina's passage to the second round of the 2010 World Cup having been confirmed on Tuesday, the country's main concern during Wednesday's matches was who their rivals in the quarter-finals will be should they see off Mexico on Sunday. There was also time, though, for some reflection on the better-even-than-hoped-for group performance, and in particular... Continue Reading →

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