This week's Hand Of Pod is a sensible length, so rejoice! Sam, Australian Dan and Seba meet again, and there are plenty of hot topics to get through. Santiago Silva has left Vélez Sarsfield for Fiorentina, seriously damaging the champions' title defence. We discuss the relative economic strengths of the Argentine league with Europe (and... Continue Reading →

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Torneo Apertura 2009 in review

The Torneo Apertura started in chaos, with no-one sure which TV channels games would be screened on and many finding it so difficult to find just one title contender that Boca Juniors, of all teams, were held up by some commentators as the most likely candidates (I'd never make a silly mistake like that of... Continue Reading →

A quick start

Hugo Tocalli's debut as head coach of Vélez Sársfield could have gone a little better - his side could have kept a clean sheet - but one thing's for sure: it couldn't have been much more exciting for the fans. In front of a home crowd, the Liniers side raced into a 4-1 lead against... Continue Reading →

Another trophy

It's only an invitational tournament, so it doesn't matter in the slightest, but Lanús, it seems, are developing a taste for silverware after claiming their first ever championship last month. On Monday, the Granate won the Copa Ciudad de Buenos Aires without even playing, as Vélez Sársfield beat Estudiantes de La Plata 2-1 in the... Continue Reading →

Three points of gold

It's been a relatively low-scoring weekend so far in Primera A, with Newell's squeezing past Banfield and the 0-0 in Avellaneda cancelling out Vélez's 3-1 win over Gimnasia in Pedro Larraqui's first game in charge. And then came San Martín vs. Gimnasia de Jujuy, a match both sides desperately needed to win. San Martín went... Continue Reading →

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