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 →

Survival in the Primera: who needs what, and how relegation works

With two matches remaining of the 2011 Torneo Clausura, there are six clubs currently fighting to avoid the upper of the two relegation playoff spots in the notorious Promedio, Argentina's three-season-long, points-average table which is used to decide which sides are relegated. Quilmes, Huracán and Gimnasia La Plata are the clubs battling between themselves to... Continue Reading →

A guest slot

If you were wondering why I've not written much here on HEGS about the upcoming final weekend of the 2009 Torneo Clausura season, including the 'finalísimo' between Vélez Sársfield and Huracán and the relegation battles on Sunday, it's because I've been talking about them. Frequent HEGS comment-botherer, journalist, and fellow webmaster over at Mundo Albiceleste... Continue Reading →

Clausura ’08: Round 19 fixtures

Here it is, ladies and gents: the final weekend of the Primera A Torneo Clausura 2008. River are already champions, but there's still the small matter of relegation to sort out, and to that end the weekend's most important match is the winner-takes-all game in Santa Fé, where Colón host Racing. I'm in Nottingham on... Continue Reading →

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