Episode 58: A gun-toting striker, fistfights with fans, racist t-shirts and much more besides

The fifty-eighth episode of Hand Of Pod is a bumper edition. Not only do we have both Seba and Joel Richards on the same pod for the first time since their short-lived Enganche podcast with Sam four years ago (which spawned the idea for HOP when Sam moved to Buenos Aires), but Dan and Dan are both with us as well, and we’ve got plenty to discuss. Independiente thrashed Racing in the clásico on Saturday, after which Racing striker Teo Gutiérrez almost went postal, Boca Juniors players got into a fight with Tigre fans which left Santiago Silva with fractured fingers, San Martín v Vélez was called off with five minutes left, Racing and Godoy Cruz bade farewell to their managers, and River Plate fans courted controversy with some racist t-shirts. All this and more on the best Argentine football podcast around. Enjoy.

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Episode 52: An amazing own goal, Tigre’s continued battle and more

The fifty-second episode of Hand Of Pod begins with Sam, Dan and Dan in discussion of Diego Sosa’s ridiculous own goal which gifted Estudiantes a win over San Martín last weekend, and continues to take in topics including a double managerial sending-off in the Santa Fe derby, River Plate’s latest league result in the second division and Tigre’s increasingly impressive battle against relegation, which just might start to look possible if results this coming weekend go the way Mystic Dan predicts. Racing are still rubbish, so for a change we don’t spend too long on them this week. Oh, and this week’s episode was recorded a few hours before Boca Juniors’ 11-month unbeaten run in all competitions came to an end. Enjoy.

Episode 12: death at the match

In the twelfth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan and Seba welcome back Australian Dan from his sojourn around Mendiza and Córdoba. There’s a big discussion on the main issue of the weekend, the death of San Lorenzo fan Ramón Aramayo at the apparent hands of the police force, and we talk about some of the issues surrounding security in Argentine stadia. As well as this, there’s talk of four disallowed goals last weekend in the league, Boca Juniors’ ongoing crisis, and the Argentine representatives in the Copa Libertadores de América.

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UPDATE: Having uploaded in a bit of a rush last night, I’ve now updated with, as usual, Mystic Dan’s predictions for the weekend ahead now appearing below the ‘Continue reading’ link.

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