Episode 114: Teo Gutiérrez’s never-ending transfer saga, Argentinos leading the way & more

22 Aug

We’re only three rounds into the season, but all the same it’s a little bizarre to be looking at a league table and seeing Argentinos Juniors on top of it. In the hundred and fourteenth episode of Hand Of Pod, Santiago sings the praises of their manager Ricardo Caruso Lombardi, Sam continues to get exasperated by River Plate’s eternal struggles to get Teo Gutiérrez registered to play, and Joel is the usual voice of calm reason. We also consider Boca Juniors’ and Estudiantes de La Plata’s improvement, why Rosario Central haven’t yet lived up to the promise of the opening weekend, and how much trouble Luis Zubeldía is in at Racing, as well as Gerardo Martino’s barely acceptable start as Barcelona manager. Listeners’ questions include whether Lionel Messi really needs to win a World Cup before he’ll be considered better than Diego Maradona.

As ever, Mystic Sam’s predictions are right below, and you can subscribe to us on iTunes if you haven’t already by clicking here.

Mystic Sam’s fourth round predictions
Belgrano v Gimnasia
Rafaela v Newell’s
Racing v Arsenal
Vélez v Lanús
Central v Godoy Cruz
Argentinos v Tigre
Olimpo v All Boys
River v Colón
Estudiantes v Boca
Quilmes v San Lorenzo

And in the remaining second round match (to be played on Tuesday)…
Newell’s v Gimnasia

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