Archive | October, 2012

Episode 82: reviewing Racing v Newell’s, and previewing a monumental superclásico

26 Oct

In the eighty-second episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan, Joel and Ed run their critical eyes over the biggest clash of last weekend, Racing v Newell’s (2nd v 1st), and explain why we enjoyed it even though many who weren’t there thought it wasn’t such a great game on TV. We discuss the continued development of an interesting title race, before moving on to the biggest match of the year in Argentina: the return of the superclásico after River Plate’s year in the second division. We preview River v Boca Juniors – which will be played on Sunday afternoon – and talk about the history and some of the reasons it’s become the biggest fixture in the country. Enjoy.

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Episode 81: World Cup qualifying review, and the main domestic headlines

19 Oct

The eighty-first episode of Hand Of Pod is another bumper one, with a look back on Argentina’s 3-0 dispatching of Uruguay last Friday and Tuesday’s hard-fought 2-1 win away to Chile, as well as the main World Cup qualifying results in the rest of the CONMEBOL region, including an impressive Radamel Falcao García- and James Rodríguez-inspired win over Paraguay for Colombia. We then move on to the domestic scene, where the main story is Juan Antonio Pizzi’s confirmation as San Lorenzo manager, before answering a veritable barrage of listeners’ questions. Next week: the superclásico preview. Enjoy!

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Episode 80: More love for Newell’s, another River win & previewing Argentina v Uruguay

11 Oct

Episode 80 of Hand Of Pod sees Sam, English Dan and Joel welcome guest Ed Malyon to Buenos Aires, and in a bumper episode we go through last weekend’s Torneo Inicial action – which included a woeful loss for Boca Juniors, a very impressive win for leaders Newell’s Old Boys and a thumping 5-0 victory for River Plate against Godoy Cruz. We also answer listeners’ questions on the sons of ex players coming through club youth ranks and more, and cast our eyes over Argentina’s upcoming World Cup Qualifiers – at home to Uruguay on Friday and away to Chile on Tuesday. Enjoy.

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Episode 79: golazos by the bucket full, and an Argentina Z v Brazil B preview

3 Oct

The seventy-ninth episode of Hand Of Pod sees Sam, Dan and Joel meet to discuss a goal-filled weekend. There were thirty-five goals in ten matches, and Joel drew the short straw and managed to pick what turned out to be the only goalless draw of the round to attend. We wonder how anyone could possibly have doubted Matías Almeyda’s position at River Plate (ahem), consider yet more ridiculous pressure being heaped on Julio César Falcioni at Boca Juniors, and cast our expert eyes over Wednesday night’s Argentina v Brazil ‘local national team’ friendly, which will kick off just under a couple of hours after this episode was uploaded. Enjoy.

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