Episode 325: Quintero scores a stunner, Defensa go joint top, and welcoming our new sponsors

In the three hundred and twenty-fifth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, Andrés, Tony and English Dan have some exciting news: HOP is now sponsored by Fanatiz, and as well offering HOP listeners 20% off their first three months with the code ‘hopfz’, they’re also giving you the chance to win a six-month subscription entirely free! One lucky listener will win the prize, but you’ll have to listen to the episode to find out how. We look back on a weekend which saw River beat Racing with a stonking Juanfer Quintero free kick, allowing Defensa y Justicia’s 95th-minute winner over Argentinos Juniors to send them joint top. We also look at Argentina’s overall Sudamericano Sub 20 performance, and answer some listeners’ questions.

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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)

Episode 323: Racing maintain their lead, Argentina U20s progress, and Almirón to Newcastle

In the three hundred and twenty-third episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, Dan and Andrés are joined by Jon Arnold, who tells us a bit about his impressions of football in Argentina and Uruguay during his holiday. We discuss the first full weekend of Superliga action in 2019, which saw Racing maintain their three-point lead over Defensa y Justicia at the top, and River lose yet again. And we have a few words on new Newcastle United record signing Miguel Almirón, who we saw during his time at Lanús and who Jon has been enjoying for the last two years in MLS.

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Episode 322: the Superliga is back, Emiliano Sala, and Argentina’s women want professionalism

The three hundred and twenty-second episode of Hand Of Pod sees Sam joined by English Dan, Andrés and Tony to look back on the first two Superliga matches of 2019, as River Plate lost at home to Defensa y Justicia and ten-man San Lorenzo ground out a 0-0 draw at home to Huracán. We have a few words on Emiliano Sala after the news that his aircraft disappeared on Monday night, and discuss a developing disagreement between clubs, league and players in the Argentine women’s game which has seen appeals to make women’s football in Argentina professional.

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Episode 321: Marcelo Bielsa and the philosophy of ethics

There’s not much actual football to discuss on this week’s Hand Of Pod, but episode 321 sees Sam, Andrés and Tony run the rule over Marcelo Bielsa’s hilarious/heinous (delete as you see fit) headline-grabbing in the English Championship, as well as a bit more transfer talk with Boca Juniors captain Pablo Pérez on his way to Independiente.

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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.

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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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