Episode 54: Refereeing controversy, an Avellaneda revival and Tigre’s enduring hope

22 Mar

The fifty-fourth episode of Hand Of Pod takes in quite a lot. We begin with Colón’s highly controversial equaliser against San Lorenzo at the weekend, a goal which will see referee Diego Abal miss at least a couple of rounds of the Torneo Clausura. After getting some of the weekend Primera scores mixed up, we then take in the revival in the fortunes of both Avellaneda sides in the last two weeks, Tigre’s climb out of the automatic relegation places for the first time this season, and discuss whether Estudiantes are finally back, and whether Racing at last have a high enough arsehole quotient in their squad. As well as all this we ask whether Atlético Rafaela and Godoy Cruz are losing it, run a fine-toothed comb over hot European transfer targets Paulo Dybala and Matías Suárez, and discuss why everyone suddenly seems to want Argentine second division players anyway. There’s even time for Seba to insult us, when we were only trying to help him with his English.

As ever, Mystic Dan’s predictions are below, and you can click here if you’d like to subscribe to us on iTunes (go on, please…).

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

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