Episode 115: Big Five all lose for the first time ever & Argentinos are getting a nosebleed

28 Aug

It was an historic weekend in Argentina; for the first time ever, all of the Big Five – River Plate, Boca Juniors, Racing, Independiente and San Lorenzo – lost in the same round of matches. So inevitably, this week’s Hand Of Pod, which features Sam and English Dan, focusses on the grandes and their varying states of disarray, with both Avellaneda clubs having fired their managers (since our recording, Omar De Felippe has been confirmed as new Independiente boss). We also consider with incredulity the fact that Ricardo Caruso Lombardi’s Argentinos Juniors are still up near the top of the table, and have exclusive not-live coverage of the second half of Newell’s Old Boys v Gimnasia La Plata, which was being played as we were recording.

As usual, Mystic Sam’s predictions for the coming weekend are below. And don’t forget you can subscribe to HOP on iTunes by clicking here.

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

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