Episode 142: Crazy league restructuring from the AFA, Gimnasia go top & Argentinos are down

2 May

The hundred-and-forty-second episode of Hand Of Pod sees Sam, Peter and Andrés begin with an in-depth consideration (much more in-depth, we’d be prepared to bet, than the AFA gave it) of the Argentine Football Association’s decision this week to expand the top flight to thirty teams and change the entire league structure as from next February. What it means for the top flight, what the second half of 2014 in Argentine football will look like, why it’s been done and how many people are happy about it (just the one, and you can guess his name), among other subjects. We then get on to the football from last weekend, in which Argentinos Juniors were relegated, Gimnasia La Plata took a two point lead at the top of the Torneo Final, Boca Juniors looked impressive and there were some fine goals scored. Oh, and down in the second division, Independiente won a match!

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

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