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The internet's longest-running English-language Argentine football podcast, fueled by fernet since November 2010. Presented by Sam Kelly, with a rotating cast of friends.

The internet's longest-running English-language Argentine football podcast, fueled by fernet since November 2010. Presented by Sam Kelly, with a rotating cast of friends.

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Argentina

Description:

The internet's longest-running English-language Argentine football podcast, fueled by fernet since November 2010. Presented by Sam Kelly, with a rotating cast of friends.

Twitter:

@HandOfPod

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 377: the lockdown update

5/29/2020
HOP is back! This week, Sam, Tony and English Dan give you an update on the discussions that have been had in Argentine football – and what's happened quarantine-wise in Argentina as a whole – in the two months and a bit since we last recorded. We also answer a couple of listeners' questions. The plan now is to record about once every two weeks until football returns, but we're not really any the wiser yet about when that will be.

Duration:00:46:09

Episode 376: entering quarantine

3/20/2020
This week's Hand Of Pod will be the last episode we'll record in March. That was already going to be the case when Sam, English Dan, Andrés, Julian and Tony met to record, because the government announced on Monday that football across the country was suspended for the rest of the month. It's now well and truly the case, though, because on Thursday evening President Alberto Fernández announced a nationwide quarantine which will end when March ends. As such, we review the opening weekend of...

Duration:01:10:14

Episode 375: ¡Boca campeón! and what is going on with the Superliga?

3/13/2020
In this week's Hand Of Pod, Sam, Andrés and Tony look back on the drama of Boca Juniors' title win, as the Xeneize pipped River Plate on the last day to win their third Argentine championship in four seasons. We also looked at the other drama from the weekend just gone ... which was almost none, because continental spots and relegation won't be decided until the end of the Copa Superliga group stage (if indeed that goes the distance). We also discuss the current situation regarding next...

Duration:01:15:22

Episode 374: Boca cut River's lead ... but will it matter?

3/5/2020
In this week's Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan, Andrés and Santi look back on a weekend which saw Santi very frustrated by Independiente (again), and which saw Boca Juniors win and River Plate draw, meaning River enter the final weekend of Superliga action just a point clear at the top. Will Boca get the combination of a win and a bad result for River they need to claim the title? We'll find out on Saturday night.

Duration:01:04:07

Episode 373: River keep their noses in front of Boca in the title race

2/28/2020
On this week's Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan, Andrés, Tony and Santi look at a weekend of action which saw the title race officially whittled down to the country's two biggest clubs, with River Plate still enjoying a three-point advantage over Boca Juniors with two matches remaining. Boca visit relegation strugglers Colón on Friday night, while River host Defensa y Justicia on Saturday.

Duration:01:29:07

Episode 372: the title race enters the final straight

2/20/2020
In this week's Hand Of Pod, sponsored by albicelestes.com, Sam, English Dan, Tony and Andrés are joined by a new panel member, Santi, to discuss a weekend which saw both of the frontrunners for the title win their matches, meaning that River Plate's lead ahead of Boca Juniors at the top of the table remains at three points, now with just three matches to go. We discuss last weekend's matches, the title run-in and much more, including a lot of listener questions.

Duration:01:45:35

Episode 371: the title race begins to open up, but Copa spots are still tight

2/14/2020
In this week's HOP, Sam, Tony and Andrés discuss a weekend which saw a dramatic clásico de Avellaneda, and witnessed the title race, so tight just a couple of weeks ago, begin to open up as the main contenders enter the home straight. Below those top spots, though, the race for the remaining Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana qualification places is still ridiculously tight. We've also got a Primera Femenina round-up, and plenty more.

Duration:01:43:26

Episode 370: A familiar duo in the top two places

2/7/2020
On this week's Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan, Andrés and Tony look back on a weekend of action which saw River Plate maintain their three-point lead at the top of the table, while Boca Juniors took advantage of Argentinos Juniors' slip-up to go second. The Primera Femenina restarts this coming weekend so we give you an update on that, and there's lots more besides.

Duration:01:22:16

Episode 369: River continue their perfect start to 2020

1/30/2020
This week's Hand Of Pod sees Sam, Andrés, English Dan and Julian review the seventeenth round of Superliga action, which was the first of the new year. Julian runs the rule over Boca Juniors' summer, Andrés enjoyed a nervy but satisfying win for River in Mendoza (just for a change) and there was frustration for Dan's Racing under new boss Sebastián Beccacece.

Duration:01:28:01

Episode 368: Back to business

1/24/2020
In the first Hand Of Pod of 2020, Sam, English Dan, Tony and Andrés preview this weekend's return to Superliga action as the summer break comes to a close. Why are River Plate unhappy with kit suppliers adidas? Will Daniele De Rossi ever truly retire? How much longer will the Superliga be around for? All these questions and more are considered this week.

Duration:01:27:54

Episode 367: Seeing out 2019

12/20/2019
In the final episode of 2019, Sam, English Dan, Andrés and Tony look back on the last few games of the year, which tidied up a couple of the Superliga matches postponed from earlier rounds, and decided a couple of trophies of varying importance.

Duration:01:06:52

Episode 366: No one wants to win the title

12/13/2019
In the penultimate HOP of 2019, Sam, English Dan, Tony and Andrés review a round of Superliga action – the last before the summer break – in which most of the title hopefuls dropped points, not for the first time.

Duration:01:00:36

Episode 365: Getting up to date on the last couple of weeks

12/6/2019
Hand Of Pod is back after Sam's holiday, and in this week's episode, English Dan, Andrés and Tony fill him in on what's been happening while he was away, including a review of River Plate's late collapse in the Copa Libertadores final, why Diego Maradona resigned and then unresigned as Gimnasia manager, and the main talking points ahead of Boca Juniors' presidential election on Sunday.

Duration:01:29:36

Episode 364: Previewing the 2019 Copa Libertadores final

11/20/2019
This Saturday, the first ever single-match final of South America's biggest club competition will be played, as holders River Plate take on Brazilian giants Flamengo in Lima's Estadio Monumental. In this week's Hand Of Pod – recorded last Thursday, because Sam is away on holiday – Sam and Andrés take you through both sides' route to the final, and consider what might happen on Saturday afternoon.

Duration:00:46:42

Episode 363: No one at the top wants to win, and looking forward to Argentina v Brazil

11/15/2019
In this week's Hand Of Pod, Sam and Andrés look back on a weekend of Superliga action which saw all of the top four drop points (Boca Juniors were the only ones to even draw), ensuring a tight title race has got even tighter due to wins for a few of the chasing pack. We also consider the Copa Argentina semi-finals, one of which was played during and one of which was played after this recording (the final will pit Central Córdoba de Santiago del Estero against River Plate), and look forward...

Duration:00:55:56

Episode 362: The title race tightens up, and Estudiantes' new stadium is close

11/8/2019
In this week's Hand Of Pod, Sam, Andrés and Tony are again joined by special guests Phil and Jamie to discuss a weekend in which victories for River Plate, Boca Juniors and Lanús combined with a draw for Argentinos Juniors to leave four teams separated by just a point at the top of the table. As well as this, Colón take on Independiente Del Valle in the Copa Sudamericana final on Saturday, and on that same day Estudiantes open their new stadium – although with a party rather than a match,...

Duration:01:21:20

Episode 361: A visit from two special guests as Argentinos go clear at the top and River go third

11/2/2019
This week in the Hand Of Pod studio, Sam, English Dan and Andrés are joined by two very special guests: Phil Carney, who runs the Lanús in English Twitter account, and Jamie Ralph, who runs the Newell's in English account, are both visiting Argentina for a couple of weeks, and came in to say hello. With them, we review a midweek round of Superliga action which saw Argentinos Juniors go clear at the top of the table, and River Plate go third – with Lanús, whose win over Boca Juniors was...

Duration:01:26:16

Episode 360: Reviewing the Libertadores semi-finals

10/25/2019
On this week's Hand Of Pod, Sam and Andrés look back on the Copa Libertadores semi-final second legs, reviewing River Plate's progression in spite of defeat against Boca Juniors and Flamengo's crushing win over Grêmio. They ask whether the final will be as one sided as this week's two matches appear to suggest. And Mystic Sam predicts not one but two rounds of the Superliga.

Duration:01:15:24

Episode 359: thrashing Ecuador, and previewing the superclásico (again!)

10/17/2019
In this week's Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan and Andrés review Argentina's 6-1 tonking of Ecuador in Elche, and cast their eye over the players who might have won themselves consideration by Lionel Scaloni when more meaningful fixtures come around. We also take a look at the latest Primera Femenina results, and preview next week's Copa Libertadores semi-final second leg between Boca Juniors and River Plate.

Duration:01:12:19

Episode 358: Argentina fight back against Germany

10/12/2019
The main topic on this week's Hand Of Pod is Argentina's stirring comeback from 2-0 down at half time to draw 2-2 away to Germany in Dortmund, thanks to goals from Lucas Alario and Lucas Ocampos. We also look back on a weekend of Superliga action which saw several more than decent matches, a very surprising result in the Nuevo Gasómetro, and Unión edging the clásico santafesino.

Duration:01:20:36