Episode 48: Gay Simon, Platense and other silly names

The 48th episode of Hand Of Pod is another summer special for 2012. In it, Seba tells us about the foundation and history of one of the Argentine lower divisions’ biggest and most traditional clubs, Platense, who are the club David Trezeguet cut his teeth at. From there we take a diversion through other Argentine clubs and why they’re called what they are, in another shortened episode to help you warm up for what’s to come in the Clausura. Enjoy.

Episode 47: Summer special 1 with special guest Futsal Dan

English Dan is on holiday, but fear not, Dan lovers! The forty-seventh episode of Hand Of Pod – and the first of our summer 2012 specials – features two Dans all the same. And what’s more, for the first time ever, both of them are Australian! This won’t be at all confusing. Sam and Australian Dan are joined by Dan Cappellaro, a futsal player from Perth who’s in Buenos Aires on trial with Deportivo Caseros, one of Argentina’s top futsal teams. You can follow him on Twitter here, and check out his website too. He tells us how he got noticed by them, compares Argentina’s football culture with Australia’s, and asks us just why Argentina is so crazy about football. It’s a short episode, but a sweet one to whet your appetite for the year ahead. Enjoy.