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An English-language podcast about Argentine football, recorded weekly in Buenos Aires during the season (and very occasionally when the season's not on).

An English-language podcast about Argentine football, recorded weekly in Buenos Aires during the season (and very occasionally when the season's not on).
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Argentina

Description:

An English-language podcast about Argentine football, recorded weekly in Buenos Aires during the season (and very occasionally when the season's not on).

Twitter:

@HandOfPod

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 342: A historic result at the Women's World Cup, and previewing the Copa América

6/14/2019
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In the three hundred and forty-second episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan and Andrés discuss Argentina's fantastic Women's World Cup showing against Japan, where they claimed their first ever point at an official World Cup (and Sam tells you why the word 'official' appears in that sentence), and we look forward to Argentina's clash with England on Friday and, regarding a national team we're less optimistic about (namely the men's one), we preview the Copa América, which kicks off with...

Duration:01:23:04

Episode 341: Tigre win their first trophy, and plenty of international talk

6/7/2019
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In the three hundred and forty-first episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan and Andrés look back on Tigre's first ever major trophy win, after the Victoria club got their own back on the Argentine top flight by winning the first ever Copa Superliga, and in so doing taking a place in the group stage of next year's Copa Libertadores, by beating Boca Juniors 2-0. We also preview the Women's World Cup and Copa América (a bit), and pick over the bones of Argentina's elimination at the hands of...

Duration:01:16:22

Episode 340: Previewing the Copa Superliga final

6/1/2019
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In the three hundred and fortieth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan and Andrés discuss the semi-final seconds legs of the Copa Superliga, and look forward to Sunday's final between Tigre and Boca Juniors. Also, there's a look at the Copa América squad and how the kids are doing in the U-20 World Cup.

Duration:01:13:00

Episode 339: Tigre eviscerate Atlético, Argentinos and Boca bore us

5/22/2019
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In the three hundred and thirty-ninth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam is joined by English Dan and Andrés to discuss the first legs of the Copa Superliga, which saw Tigre all but book their place in the final ... only for CONMEBOL to bafflingly announce a couple of days later that even if they win the cup, they won't be allowed in to next year's Copa Libertadores. We also have the Copa América final squad to run the rule over, and plenty more besides.

Duration:01:13:38

Episode 338: we wanted to preview the Copa Superliga semis, but well ... you'll see.

5/16/2019
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In the three hundred and thirty-eighth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan and Andrés discuss three quarters of the Copa Superliga quarter-finals ... but not three quarters in *that* way; three quarters in the other way. Two of the ties conclude after this episode goes online, so previewing the semi-finals is tricky, but we are able to look at Argentina's preliminary squad lists for the Women's World Cup and the men's Copa América, among other things.

Duration:01:32:25

Episode 337: Warming up for the Copa Superliga quarter-finals

5/9/2019
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In the three hundred and thirty-seventh episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam and Andrés look back on an action-packed weekend of Copa Superliga action which saw River Plate eviscerate Aldosivi, Boca Juniors breeze past Godoy Cruz on a sodden Bombonera pitch, and a hilarious – if distinctly amateur-hour – kit mixup at San Lorenzo v Argentinos Juniors, among plenty more. We also look forward to a weekend which contains the first legs of the quarter-finals and a last-weekend title decider in the women's...

Duration:01:15:12

Episode 336: the Copa Superliga gets serious

5/3/2019
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In the three hundred and thirty-sixth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan and Andrés discuss last weekend's Copa Superliga action, with the stakes heightening as the top six from the Superliga season just gone enter the competition. There's also a quick roundup of happenings in the women's league and the second division, as well as the shortest listeners' questions section in HOP history, because no one sent us any.

Duration:00:51:14

Episode 335: the big boys join the Copa Superliga

4/26/2019
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In the three hundred and fifty-fifth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan and Andrés look back on the second legs of the Copa Superliga first round, which saw a few more interesting matches than the first legs had produced, and look forward to this weekend, when the quality of the competition should improve markedly as the teams who finished first to sixth in the league enter the fray. We also take a look at next season, and the Superliga's spectacular lack of communication surrounding...

Duration:01:20:10

Episode 334: the Copa Superliga is born

4/19/2019
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In the three-hundred-and-thirty-fourth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan and Andrés discuss the first ever weekend of Copa Superliga action, which was ... less than thrilling, it's probably fair to say, although there were a couple of decent matches. We also give you the latest on the women's Primera, and the boys' Under-17 and Under-15 national teams, who've had successes in recent days.

Duration:00:54:03

Episode 333: tidying up the loose ends from the last weekend of the Superliga

4/11/2019
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In the three-hundred-and-thirty-third episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam and Andrés look back on the final weekend of Superliga action of the season, and tie up the loose ends that were left after Racing's title win a week earlier: who won out in the battle to not get relegated? Which teams prevailed in the struggle to qualify for the Copa Sudamericana? Did Atlético Tucumán get the 13-goal swing (plus close the points gap) they needed to qualify for the Libertadores ahead of River Plate? There's...

Duration:01:06:50

Episode 332: ¡Racing campeón!

4/3/2019
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In the three-hundred-and-thirty-second episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan and Andrés look back on a weekend of Superliga action which saw Racing crowned champions of Argentina in spite of late goals for both Tigre and Defensa y Justicia. They also look at what's left in the final weekend of the campaign coming up: the relegation battle, the race to finish in the Copa Sudamericana spots, and whether Boca Junors can leapfrog Defensa to claim second place.

Duration:01:19:47

Episode 331: trying to ignore the negatives, but there are just so many of them

3/28/2019
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In the three-hundred-and-thirty-first episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, Andrés and English Dan look back on two woeful friendly performances by Lionel Scaloni's Argentina – a second-ever defeat to Venezuela and a narrow win over Morocco – which did absolutely nothing to breed optimism ahead of the Copa América. We also preview the last two weeks of the Superliga season, with the title run-in and the Copa Sudamericana qualification battle taking centre stage.

Duration:01:20:57

Episode 330: reviewing everything in the league, and previewing the internationals

3/22/2019
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In the three hundred and thirtieth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, Andrés and English Dan meet to discuss a weekend of Superliga action which saw the title race and relegation battle become abruptly less tense with two games to go – although the only thing confirmed so far is San Martín de Tucumán's relegation – and to preview the international friendlies of the next few days, which see Lionel Messi return as Argentina face Venezuela and Morocco.

Duration:01:22:30

Episode 329: the title race tightens, and details of the 2020 Copa América

3/15/2019
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In episode three hundred and twenty-nine of Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan and Andrés discuss the title and relegation battles in the Superliga, which have both tightened up considerably with three matches to go, and look at the interesting decision by CONMEBOL to award hosting of the 2020 Copa América (yes, there will be a 2020 Copa América) to Argentina and Colombia.

Duration:01:27:31

Episode 328: Racing's league lead remains at 3 points, and Scaloni welcomes Messi back for Argentina

3/7/2019
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The three-hundred-and-twenty-eighth episode of Hand Of Pod sees Sam joined by Andrés and English Dan to review a weekend on which the gap at the top remained at three points, with Racing and Defensa y Justicia the only realistic title hopefuls (and likely to be the only ones with even a mathematical chance by the end of the coming round). We also look back on Tuesday's Copa Libertadores matches involving Argentine sides, and consider Lionel Scaloni's Argentina squad – which was named after...

Duration:01:11:21

Episode 327: Racing go three points clear thanks to Defensa y Justicia's finishing problem

2/28/2019
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In three hundred and twenty seventh episode of Hand Of Pod sees Sam joined by Andrés and Andy Jacobs of TalkSPORT's Hawksbee and Jacobs to discuss a weekend which saw Racing pull three points clear at the top of the Superliga thanks to a 3-1 victory away to Independiente in the clásico de Avellaneda and Defensa's defeat the following day to Boca Juniors in spite of dominating the match – which is becoming a familiar story.

Duration:01:13:17

Episode 326: Still neck and neck at the top, and previewing the Avellaneda clásico

2/22/2019
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In the three hundred and twenty-sixth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan and Andrés discuss an interesting weekend of action which saw Tigre win their first game under Néstor Gorosito, and victories for both of the top two (Racing and Defensa y Justicia), who remain neck and neck with six games to go and that tantalising clash between them in the Cilindro on the final weekend. River were held and Boca Juniors won and then lost, and we announce the lucky winner of the six-month free...

Duration:01:17:54

Episode 325: Quintero scores a stunner, Defensa go joint top, and welcoming our new sponsors

2/15/2019
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In the three hundred and twenty-fifth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, Andrés, Tony and English Dan have some exciting news: HOP is now sponsored by Fanatiz, and as well offering HOP listener 20% off their first three months with the code 'hopfz' if you go to www.fntz.co/hop, they're also giving you the chance to win a six-month subscription entirely free! One lucky listener will win the prize, but you'll have to listen to the episode to find out how. We look back on a weekend which saw River...

Duration:01:24:53

Episode 324: a low-scoring weekend, and Argentina's Sudamericano Sub 20 progress

2/7/2019
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The three hundred and twenty-fourth episode of Hand Of Pod sees Sam joined by English Dan, Andrés and Tony to discuss a low-scoring weekend of Superliga action in which the title race remained much the same (Racing and Defensa y Justicia both won), Saturday was about as exciting as we told you last week it was going to be, and Patronato got their second win in a row (and fourth of the season). We also discuss Argentina's Sudamericano Sub 20 performances, and answer listeners' questions.

Duration:01:22:33

Episode 323: Racing maintain their lead, Argentina U20s progress, and Almirón to Newcastle

1/31/2019
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In the three hundred and twenty-third episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, Dan and Andrés are joined by Jon Arnold, who tells us a bit about his impressions of football in Argentina and Uruguay during his holiday. We discuss the first full weekend of Superliga action in 2019, which saw Racing maintain their three-point lead over Defensa y Justicia at the top, and River lose yet again. And we have a few words on new Newcastle United record signing Miguel Almirón, who we saw during his time at Lanús...

Duration:01:18:32