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 426: Boca and Racing cruise through; River and Estudiantes are shocked
The Copa de la Liga knockout stage has begun, and after Tuesday's two matches brought the expected home wins for Racing and Boca Juniors, who'll meet in the first semifinal on Saturday, Wednesday saw two shock results, as Argentinos Juniors outplayed Estudiantes before putting them out on spot kicks and Tigre took advantage of a howling defensive error to beat River Plate, in spite of a Puskás Award contender from Enzo Fernández. Sam, English Dan, Santi and Andrés are on hand to talk you through it all.
Episode 425: the Copa de la Liga groups draw to a close
This week, Sam and English Dan look back on last week's action and (most of) the midweek Sudamericana and Libertadores results, as well as looking forward to this weekend's last group stage matches in the Copa de la Liga.
Episode 424: the Copa de la Liga group stage edges towards a close
This week's HOP sees the return of a prodigal son, as Sam, English Dan and Andrés welcome Seba back to the studio, and it's an epic chat taking in Racing's fine form, the Estudiantes machine, racism in Argentina (including a very brief history lesson on the colonisation of Patagonia) and more.
Episode 423: a lot of catching up
We've got plenty of catching up to do now Sam and Dan are back from their (separate) holidays, and they're joined by Andrés, Tony and Santi to dive deep into the waters of the Copa de la Liga, including Racing's magnificent form, a surprising win for Talleres against River Plate and Independiente's deep, abiding, lustful love of a sweet, sweet draw.
Episode 422: reviewing the clásicos and previewing the CONMEBOL WCQ Royal Rumble
This week, Sam and English Dan review the weekend of clásicos, which saw away wins for ... well, quite a lot of teams actually, including Boca Juniors over River Plate and Racing over Independiente. We then switch our attention to Thursday night's upcoming CONMEBOL WORLD CUP QUALIFYING FIGHT TO THE DEATH which, erm, actually probably won't finalise things, but Uruguay v Peru should be tremendously entertaining for the neutral all the same.
Episode 421: it's clásico weekend!
This week on HOP, Sam, English Dan and Andrés discuss last weekend's matches and look forward to this weekend's glut of clásicos, including most notably Saturday's clásico de Avellaneda and Sunday's superclásico.
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.