Episode 324: a low-scoring weekend, and Argentina’s Sudamericano Sub 20 progress

The three hundred and twenty-fourth episode of Hand Of Pod sees Sam joined by English Dan, Andrés and Tony to discuss a low-scoring weekend of Superliga action in which the title race remained much the same (Racing and Defensa y Justicia both won), Saturday was about as exciting as we told you last week it was going to be, and Patronato got their second win in a row (and fourth of the season). We also discuss Argentina’s Sudamericano Sub 20 performances, and answer listeners’ questions.

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This week, Mystic Sam has a challenger! Since the episode was recorded, it’s been announced that Colón v San Lorenzo won’t be played this week, due to an outbreak of suspected dengue fever in the Colón squad.

Mystic Lee
Tigre v Banfield
Huracán v Vélez
Lanús v Gimnasia
Estudiantes v Patronato
Independiente v Unión
Atl.Tucumán v Talleres
Colón v San Lorenzo
Newell’s v Central
Godoy Cruz v San Martín (T)
River v Racing
Belgrano v Boca
Defensa v Argentinos
Aldosivi v San Martín (SJ)

Mystic Sam
Tigre v Banfield
Huracán v Vélez
Lanús v Gimnasia
Estudiantes v Patronato
Independiente v Unión
Atl. Tucumán v Talleres
Colón v San Lorenzo
Newell’s v Central
Godoy Cruz v San Martín (T)
River v Racing
Belgrano v Boca
Defensa v Argentinos
Aldosivi v San Martín (SJ)

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Episode 320: Summer transfers, the Sudamericano Sub 20, and Messi’s return?

Hand Of Pod is back for 2019, and in episode 320 Sam is joined by English Dan, Andrés, Tony and Mariano to review … well, no football at all, obviously. But we do have talk of some of the early moves in the transfer window, including the shocking news of Luis Rodríguez’s move from Atlético Tucumán to Colón (Colón!), as well as discussion of the possibility of Lionel Messi returning for Argentina, and a look at Argentina’s squad for the upcoming Sudamericano Sub 20.

You can follow HOP in various ways. We have a Facebook page, and a Twitter page. You can subscribe on iTunesStitcher or TuneIn. And if you’d like to help support the pod financially, you can find us on Patreon.

Hand Of Pod episode 7

In the seventh episode of Hand Of Pod, we welcome a new member to the team. Seba García, the creator of the very excellent Mundo Albiceleste, joins us for the first time as a regular fourth contributor to the podcast. Zombie is also present, and he’s not pleased at all at the performance of the kids in the Sudamericano Sub 20. We discuss the upcoming Racing vs Boca Juniors clásico, which will be without both key playmakers. Giovanni Moreno’s injury had just started filtering through when we recorded, and it emerged afterwards that Juan Román Riquelme also won’t be able to play. Mystic Dan has had another go at divining the upcoming results, after only getting four out of ten last week. His predictions are below the ‘Continue reading’ line, but to listen to the pod, just click ‘play’. And don’t forget, if you want to you can subscribe on iTunes.

Also a plug for last week’s Gib Football Show, a Copa Libertadores preview special featuring Sam along with a few other experts on South American football.

You can find each of us on Twitter too! Sam Kelly is @HEGS_com; Seba García is @MundoAlbicelest; Australian Dan (Colasimone) is @ArgentinaFW, and English Dan (Edwards) is @DanEdwardsGoal.

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Hand Of Pod episode 4

Hand Of Pod episode 4
Zombie, one of the resident HOP dogs

In the fourth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, Dan and Dan discuss the denouement of the Argentine season, which will be played out between now and Monday night in the final two rounds of the Torneo Apertura. We also take a look back at the first leg of Independiente’s Copa Sudamericana final against Goiás, and you’ll hear our considered response to the announcement of the Argentina squad for the South American Under 20 championships, which will be played in Peru in January. You can listen or download right here, or of course subscribe to us on iTunes. Enjoy.

The theme music, as ever, is composed, performed and produced by Nick Ball.