Episode 9: Relegation-threatened title challengers, & how to pick your team

In the ninth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, Dan, Dan and Seba talk about River Plate and Olimpo, the league leaders who are also battling against relegation. The non-Argentines also field a question on how they came to support the teams they do (and Dan and Sam provide a quick potted history of Ferro Carril Oeste, Hand Of Pod’s local club). Mystic Dan now has his own theme tune, and we use his powers to look forward to two clásicos at the end of this week, one in the Zona Sur of Greater Buenos Aires and the other down in La Plata.

You can listen or download right here (the download link is the downwards-pointing arrow on the right of the widget), or of course subscribe on iTunes. And please check out Nick Ball’s band, Albert Ball’s Flying Aces, on Myspace. He’s the composer of the HOP theme tune and Mystic Dan’s incidental music. For Dan’s predictions, as ever, click ‘Continue reading’ below.

Mystic Dan’s third round predictions
All Boys – San Lorenzo
Estudiantes – Gimnasia
Newell’s – Huracán
Racing – Olimpo
Godoy Cruz – Colón
Banfield – Lanus
River – Argentinos
Vélez – Boca
Quilmes – Tigre
Arsenal – Independiente

If a team is in bold, Dan’s tipped them for the win. If neither side is bold, he thinks it’ll be a draw.

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