Episode 90: previewing the 2013 Torneo Final & wondering where Riquelme will go

In the ninetieth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, Dan and Joel preview the 2013 Torneo Final, which kicks off with Unión hosting Arsenal de Sarandí on Friday evening. We discuss Fernando Gago’s move to Vélez Sarsfield – easily the most spectacular signing of the summer – and what Vélez’s chances are of retaining their title, as well as talking about Racing’s transfer window departures, River Plate’s relative success and most of the other ins and outs, before moving on – we couldn’t very well avoid him – to the interminable saga of Juan Román Riquelme’s ever changing mood. Will he play for Boca? Will he play for Tigre? Should we really care any more? After that, we answer listeners’ questions on Argentine sides in the 2013 Copa Libertadores and more.

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Mystic Sam’s Final 2013 1st round picks
Unión v Arsenal
Argentinos v Vélez
Estudiantes v Tigre
All Boys v Godoy Cruz
Boca v Quilmes
San Martín v San Lorenzo
Rafaela v Racing
Independiente v Newell’s
Belgrano v River
Lanús v Colón

5 thoughts on “Episode 90: previewing the 2013 Torneo Final & wondering where Riquelme will go

  1. Just because you mentioned TV rights for the Argentinian league, a brief description of the situation in the US: when I arrived from Europe in 2011 I understood that the only TV station broadcasting the Argentinian league was TyC Sports. It should be noted that the schedule of TyC in the US is different from what TyC shows in Argentina (even on their website there are the two different schedules the domestic and the international one). To my surprise I descovered that GOL TV also has rights and shows some of the games. Even more, I would say GOL TV shows the most important ones every weekend (especially the ones of Boca and River including the Superclassico).

    1. He actually featured on Tuesday night away to Emelec, and was as good as anyone on Vélez’s team in a pretty drab defeat. Once they get going it should be a match made in Heaven, though…

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