Episode 31: Everton’s new centre forward, and the Apertura finally takes off

In the latest episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam and the Dans discuss Denis Stracqualursi, and what Everton fans can expect from him in the Premier League, and an interesting weekend of Torneo Apertura matches which saw the championship finally get going properly. We talk about Ricardo La Volpe’s possible return to Banfield (he’s since been confirmed as the new manager there), Alejandro Sabella’s possible first-ever Argentina starting XI, some animal nicknames which may or may not be used for Argentine players, and Gio Moreno’s probable return to the Racing team (via the subs’ bench) this coming weekend, among other subjects. Enjoy.

As usual, Mystic Dan’s predictions are below. And you can subscribe here on iTunes. Please send your feedback to sam [at] hastaelgolsiempre [dot] com.

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

4 thoughts on “Episode 31: Everton’s new centre forward, and the Apertura finally takes off

  1. Gentlemen, I discovered your podcast after hearing Sam Bowi .. eh Kelly, on Canada’s football/futbol podcast “The Footy Show.” Been listening since then, I thank you all for your efforts.

    A fan of Newell’s, have been since my abuelo took me to my first live game as a child, watched Newell’s play Argentinos Junior and some kid phenom.

    While the sale of Strac Attack is unfortunate for La Primera as a whole, I’m dismayed at the level of selling occuring at Newell’s the last three years. This latest on the cheap sale of Fideleff is the most desperate sale i’ve seen from any club Argentino in the last year. Fideleff is young, growing as a player, and his contributions on set pieces seem to quite literally comprise the entirety of LA Lepra’s scoring threats up to the Belgrano game. I would venture to guess he could have further developed into a very good CB within 3 “seasons,” and therefore would have likely generated much greater interest and a larger fee. What the hell is going on with Newell’s?

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