Episode 74: Tax dodging and whining about the opposition – and that’s just River Plate…

30 Aug

In the seventy-fourth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, Dan, Joel and Dan are joined by Mariano, our tamed San Lorenzo fan, once again as we dissect an underwhelming weekend of Primera División action marked mainly by River Plate’s somewhat tiresome reaction to their own incompetence in last weekend’s 0-0 draw against San Lorenzo. We also look at a tax scandal involving player transfers (not only involving River, in case that headline confused you), consider Independiente’s ongoing turmoil, and run the rule over the latest national team squad, which includes Hernán Barcos, a player you could be forgiven for not having heard of if you don’t live in South America.

As ever, Mystic Dan’s predictions are below, and you can click here if you want to subscribe to us on iTunes.

Mystic Dan’s round 5 predictions
All Boys v Unión
Newell’s v Estudiantes
Arsenal v Lanús
Vélez v Belgrano
Tigre v San Lorenzo
Boca v Rafaela
Godoy Cruz v Independiente
Colón v River
Quilmes v Argentinos
Racing v San Martín

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4 Responses to “Episode 74: Tax dodging and whining about the opposition – and that’s just River Plate…”

  1. Razvan 2 September, 2012 at 12:52 am #

    Did not really get it during the podcast, can you say few words about the upcoming book on Argentinian football?

    • hastaelgolsiempre 2 September, 2012 at 5:17 am #

      Hi Razvan,

      There’s not really much to ‘get’… Jonathan Wilson’s writing one, and it’ll be out at some point before too much longer. That’s about it, really. We’ll try and ask him about it if we manage to get him on the pod again next time he’s in Buenos Aires.

  2. bitingflea 3 September, 2012 at 10:07 am #

    why Boca played Rafaella at Velez’s stadium?

    • hastaelgolsiempre 3 September, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

      Pretty sure we mentioned that that was going to happen, although when we recorded we didn’t know where exactly it would be. It was due to the fans dropping the sponsors’ sign on Independiente’s bench in the Copa Sudamericana.

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