Episode 232: River and Boca impress, the Big Five make history and much more

15 Sep

The two hundred and thirty-second episode of Hand Of Pod sees Sam, Fran and Andrés discuss very impressive wins for River Plate and Boca Juniors last weekend, as well as running the rule over early joint-leaders (along with River) Estudiantes de La Plata and Independiente. Last weekend was just the second time in the professional era that all of the Big Five have won to nil on the same weekend, although we caught rather less of Racing’s and San Lorenzo’s matches than we probably should have before attempting to discuss them. Also up for debate: are Rosario Central suddenly a bit crap, or are Vélez Sarsfield rather better than we thought they were? And how is the relegation battle – worth talking about even at this early stage thanks to the promedio system – shaping up?

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Mystic Bob’s predictions (last week Mystic Tony got 6/15):
Colón v Talleres
Lanús v Union
Central v Patronato
Aldosivi v Banfield
Quilmes v Independiente
San Lorenzo v Vélez
Sarmiento v Newell’s
Temperley v Arsenal
Atlético Tucumán v Estudiantes
Belgrano v Olimpo
Godoy Cruz v Boca
River v San Martín
Racing v Defensa y Justicia
Tigre v Huracán
Gimnasia v Atlético de Rafaela

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