In the eighty-third episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan and Joel are joined by acclaimed football author and editor of The Blizzard, Jonathan Wilson, who helps us review Sunday’s superclásico, which ended in a 2-2 draw between River Plate and Boca Juniors thanks to a late equaliser from Julio César Falcioni’s teacher’s pet Walter Erviti. We also look at Newell’s Old Boys’ win over champions Arsenal de Sarandí, and at Racing’s away loss to Vélez Sarsfield, who are now second, three points behind Newell’s. All this, and listeners’ questions ranging from the national team to why you should keep watching Argentine football in spite of some horrendous crowd trouble in the Boca end on Sunday.
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Mystic Sam’s thirteenth round predictions
Arsenal v Vélez
Rafaela v Belgrano
Argentinos v San Martín
Tigre v Racing
Estudiantes v Unión
Godoy Cruz v Newell’s
Quilmes v Colón
Boca v San Lorenzo
All Boys v River
Independiente v Lanús
One thought on “Episode 83: River Plate fans’ Pink Floyd superclásico tribute and more, with Jonathan Wilson”
Can you guys run through the main differences between a match day experience In Argentina compared to England. There are a number of angles you can answer this, maybe compare European nights at Old Trafford to a Copa Libertadores match in la Bombonera or Copa Sudamericana fixture at Independiente’s ground or contrast a Londond derby to a B.A derby, or even compare a 2nd tier match in each of the countries.