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 409: River beat ten-man Boca, and previewing Argentina's World Cup qualifiers
This week's Hand Of Pod sees Sam, Santi and Andrés review a couple of rounds of league action, including River Plate's 2–1 win over Boca Juniors in Sunday's superclásico, which sent River top of the table. We also preview the upcoming World Cup qualifying triple header, in which (as long as no health authorities invade the pitch this time) Argentina will take on Paraguay in Asunción and Uruguay and Peru in Buenos Aires.
Episode 408: What happened in Brazil v Argentina and catching up on the rest
This week, Sam and English Dan catch up with what's been going on in the three weeks since we last recorded. The main focus is on trying to unpick exactly what went on in São Paulo a couple of weeks back when the Brazil v Argentina World Cup qualifier was called off – and what do we think will happen next? We also give you a quick overview of the other World Cup qualifying matches (including yet another record for Lionel Messi) and give you a Liga Profesional update.
Episode 407: Argentina v the Premier League
On this week's HOP Sam, English Dan and Santi preview the upcoming World Cup qualifying triple-header, and have a rant at the (partially successful) attempt by English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese clubs to distort the World Cup qualifying process.
Episode 406: no Argentines left in the Copas
In this week's HOP, Sam, English Dan, Andrés and Santi discuss a week which has seen Argentina's last two representatives – River Plate and Rosario Central – dumped out of the Copas Libertadores and Sudamericana, and look back on last weekend's Liga Profesional action.
Episode 405: getting up to speed
In this week's HOP Sam, English Dan and Santi catch up on what's been going on in the two weeks since we were last able to record. It's been an OK couple of weeks for Independiente (who at least one their clásico), an underwhelming one for Boca Juniors (even though they won their clásico ... well, a shootout), a poor one for River Plate and a manager-sacking one for Racing. Much happier, though, are league leaders Colón and Lanús striker José Sand, who just can't stop scoring goals. Oh and apparently Lionel Messi moved clubs? We're surprised no one's really been talking about it.
Episode 404: River and Central are left flying the flag
In this week's HOP, Sam, English Dan, Andrés, Santi and Tony look back on the first three rounds of action in the 2021 Liga Profesional de Fútbol, as well as on both legs of the last sixteen ties in the Copas Libertadores and Sudamericana, which have left just River Plate (in the Libertadores) and Rosario Central (in the Sudamericana) flying the flag for Argentine football in the quarters.
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.