Episode 84: Vélez, Newell’s and Belgrano in a tightening title race, San Lorenzo’s woes and more

9 Nov

In the eighty-fourth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan and Joel are joined again by that doyen of football journalism, Jonathan Wilson to look back on an eventful weekend in the Torneo Inicial title race which saw Newell’s Old Boys’ lead at the top cut to just one point ahead of Vélez Sarsfield, and two ahead of major surprise package Belgrano de Córdoba. We look at impressive performances from youngsters Leandro Paredes (Boca Juniors) and Facundo ‘Chucky’ Ferreyra (Vélez), and answer listeners’ questions ranging from how many languages Mr Wilson speaks to Julio César Falcioni’s greatest achievement as Boca Juniors manager. And we completely ignore the Supercopa Argentina, which was being played as we recorded (Arsenal de Sarandí beat Boca Juniors on penalties after a 0-0 draw, in case you care).

Mystic Sam’s predictions are below the line, and don’t forget you can click here to subscribe to us on iTunes, and follow our Twitter musings here.

Mystic Sam’s fourteenth round predictions
Belgrano v Argentinos
Newell’s v Quilmes
Vélez v Godoy Cruz
San Lorenzo v All Boys
River v Unión
Estudiantes v Rafaela
Racing v Arsenal
Lanús v Tigre
San Martín v Independiente
Colón v Boca Juniors

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