Argentines Abroad: Another Messi double and more

Another weekend passed some time ago now, and illness during the week combined with the recording of a couple of Hand Of Pod specials is the reason this post is going up late, but we've news of Lionel Messi's return to goalscoring form in Spain, a Mauro Formica goal for Blackburn in England, and Diego... Continue Reading →

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Argentines Abroad: Maxi downs Chelsea, Gago’s brilliant strike and more (video)

As ever, there were a number of Argentine goals during the weekend just gone in leagues across Europe. Oddly, there were none in Mexico this weekend (for the first time since I began accepting contributions for this post!), so Tom Clark hasn't been able to fill us in with anything. In England, though, Sergio Agüero... Continue Reading →

In the tenth episode of Hand Of Pod, listeners are welcomed into my new home with my flatmate Katie, friend Jenny and of course the Dans, English and Australian, (Seba couldn't make it this week) to discuss Javier Pastore's potential transfer to Barcelona (or Manchester United?), Matías Almeyda's contention that River Plate are set to... Continue Reading →

Be afraid…

With two days still to go before Argentina take on Germany in perhaps the most evenly-matches quarter-final of the South Africa 2010 World Cup, there's not a lot interesting to report - Diego Maradona won't be changing the formation, though one or two players might come in or be dropped. You can read about those... Continue Reading →

Palermo sign the ‘new Kaká’

Well that's what they say he's going to become, anyway. Javier Pastore, the just-turned-20-year-old hero of Huracán's championship challenge during the Torneo Clausura, was unveiled as the newest signing at Palermo, where he told the press, 'my model is Riquelme.' Elsewhere in Europe, various Argentines played in pre-season friendlies for their clubs, including Javier Mascherano,... Continue Reading →

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