The thirty-third episode of Hand Of Pod goes online just before the first leg of the double-header between Argentina's and Brazil's 'domestic international' teams, and Sam, Dan and Dan look at what Alejandro Sabella might reveal in these matches. We also speculate on how well former Oxford United boss Ramón Díaz will do in charge... Continue Reading →

The twenty-ninth episode of Hand Of Pod is, as the milkmaid said to the parson, quite a whopper. That's largely because Sam, Australian Dan and Seba have not one but two rounds of Torneo Apertura matches to look back on, as well as River Plate's historic debut in the Nacional B (second division). There's more,... Continue Reading →

Méndez takes over at San Lorenzo

San Lorenzo suffered the loss of their manager Diego Simeone on Saturday afternoon following another loss at home, this time to Gimnasia La Plata. Their directors wasted no time naming Simeone's replacement though, confirmed Sebastián Méndez as first-team manager for the remainder of the season. The Colombian was a member of the San Lorenzo side... Continue Reading →

Diego Simeone resigns

Diego Simeone stood down as manager of San Lorenzo on Saturday afternoon following yet another home defeat for the Boedo team. Having lost 1-0 against Gimnasia La Plata, El Cholo announced his decision to the press on the basis that, 'this is what's best for the club.' Under Simeone, San Lorenzo had gone on a... Continue Reading →

The news this week

HEGS has lost a little of its news value lately due to diminishing spare time on my part, so as of today I'm going to try and remedy that slightly. As Thursday turns into Friday at the start of each round from now on, I'll be giving a quick rundown of some of the main... Continue Reading →

Championship form at La Academia

The weekend's clásico in the Nuevo Gasómetro was one, like last week's super, in which a certain amount was lacking. Both sides seemed as preoccupied with guarding their own goal as each other, and less so with trying to score for themselves. An incredible finale, though, saw Racing snatch an equaliser from the jaws of... Continue Reading →

One boss in, one on the way out?

Diego Simeone was officially unveiled as San Lorenzo manager on Tuesday in a press conference, whilst other reports claim that Argentinos manager Claudio Vivas will have his charge of the team terminated if El Bicho lose to Independiente on Sunday. Simeone's task in Boedo is a simple one, to start: win the first match. Whilst... Continue Reading →

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