Hand Of Pod covers the world of Argentine football, from the domestic league to the national team. Sam Kelly and a rotating cast of friends give weekly updates during the season on what's happening on and off the pitch.
Episode 382: Reviewing the WCQs and Libertadores groups
No recording last week means Sam, English Dan, Tony, Andrés and Santi have two weeks of action to catch up on in this week's HOP. We look back on Argentina's first two matches in the men's World Cup qualifiers and also review the last round of Copa Libertadores group action and the draw for the knockout stage, as well as looking at the Copa Sudamericana draw. And there's a bit of news about the upcoming Copa de la Liga Profesional, which kicks off at the end of next week.
Episode 381: Previewing Argentina's opening World Cup qualifying double header
The 2022 World Cup qualifiers are finally upon us, and in this week's HOP Sam, English Dan, Andrés, Tony and Peter preview Argentina's opening double header at home to Ecuador and away to Bolivia. Prior to doing that, we look back on last week's Copa Libertadores games.
Episode 380: reviewing the return of the Libertadores and looking at Argentina's latest squad
This week on Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan, Tony, Andrés and Santi look back on the first two post-lockdown rounds of Copa Libertadores matches, which went better than expected for Argentine clubs. We also run the rule over Lionel Scaloni's Argentina squad announcement, and give you the latest news on the likelihood of domestic football returning to Argentina this year.
No idea what's going on with Sam's voice in this one, by the way.
Episode 379: Boca's COVID-19 outbreak as the Libertadores returns
This time on Hand Of Pod, Sam is joined by English Dan, Tony and Santi to discuss how preparations are going for the return of the Copa Libertadores next week – in particular at Boca Juniors, whose plans have been somewhat hamstrung by almost the entire first team and a bunch of coaches testing positive for COVID-19. Will Argentine clubs be at a disadvantage due to not having played football in six months? What's happening to the women's game in the country? These questions and more are answered here.
Episode 378: CONMEBOL strongarm the AFA
In this week's HOP, Sam, English Dan, Andrés and Santi discuss CONMEBOL's recent strongarming of the AFA – and, perhaps, the Argentine government – into opening football in Argentina before they wanted to, with the rather sudden announcement that the Copas Libertadores and Sudamericana will be kicking off again later in the year.
Episode 377: the lockdown update
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.
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Just what I've been searching for!
Been searching all over the internet for an English spoken podcast tracking the Argentine league! Very Informative and entertaining. Many thanks, keep up the good work!
I really like this podcast, it has to be commended that a few "good" guys decided to keep us europeans well inform about all things Argentina, both the leagues, the classics and the national team. I've become a fan and i really think that if you want to have more in your football "arsenal" you should really give it a try and subscribe, this even knowing that as an "boca" fan am probably greatly neglected in this series but like i said before you will be keep up to date with all scores, games, transfers and the national team, so yes is cool. If your interested in football and you want to keep in touch with this championship you should really give this dudes a chance and subscribe, although a really wish they would fulfil the only defect that is not having a in house "boca" fan. but keep up the good work!
Really informative and entertaining view into the world of Argentine football, definitely worth subscribing.