Episode 38: Grondona’s inevitable election win & Chelsea’s young transfer target

Julio Grondona was named Argentine FA President for another four years as we recorded this episode, a development slightly more inevitable than the sun rising tomorrow. Sam, Seba, Dan and Dan look into the reasons behind FIFA Vice-President Grondona’s grip on Argentine football (by 2015 he’ll have been AFA President for 36 years), and why a hidden camera sting which caught him boasting about bribes and much more the day before the elections had no effect. We also run the rule over Lucas Ocampos, River Plate’s 17-year-old star who’s reportedly wanted by Chelsea, consider Boca Juniors’ options in replacing injured forward Lucas Viatri, and look at Independiente’s slowly improving form, before embarrassing ourselves by trying to list, off the tops of our heads, every football club whose stadium lies within the City of Buenos Aires.

As usual, Mystic Dan’s predicitions are listed below for round 12, and you can click here to subscribe on iTunes if you haven’t already done so.


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

3 thoughts on “Episode 38: Grondona’s inevitable election win & Chelsea’s young transfer target

  1. Hey guys,

    I’ve interacted with Dan C. on twitter and through email, but I just want to generally extend my praise for this podcast. I’m planning on going on a summer program in Buenos Aires with my university. This is a wonderful hour that scratches the surface and opens the doorway to a sphere of Argentinean culture I find myself enjoying more and more each week.

    Well done. And keep going!

    Saludos desde Boston,

  2. Just who the hell do you cats think you are, depriving us of a podcast going into the weekend? Careless, like the San Lorenzo chief of security (hopefully, you all can comment on the Bottinelli fracaso

    Get a podcast together fellas. Con prisa!

    Do it for the children, if for no one else…

    1. It was online within twelve hours of your request, so I hope you enjoyed it! The timing when there’s a midweek round is always tricky, and of course when it’s a beautiful day outside, cooping myself up indoors to edit and upload the new episode isn’t always top of my list of priorities. The current round ends on Monday, though, so we’ll be back to recording as usual on Tuesday, and it should be online (possibly late) on Wednesday night as normal.

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