Episode 56: Racing’s poor form, Independiente win again, Trezeguet’s hero status at River and more

The fifty-sixth episode of Hand Of Pod sees Sam, Dan and Dan discussing Independiente’s win over Rafaela last weekend, Racing’s defeat away to Newell’s Old Boys, Boca Juniors once again topping the Clausura table and more, including the extraordinary start to David Trezeguet’s spell at River Plate. San Lorenzo changed managers this week (we recorded just before Ricardo Caruso Lombardi was confirmed as the new man) and Aussie Dan has a bit of a rant about clubs’ lack of imagination when appointing new bosses. Paulo Dybala gets a mention again, and there are more live questions, since that was so much fun to do last week. Mystic Dan isn’t trying to predict exact scorelines again, sadly.

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Episode 50: Boca’s turbulent week, Lanús’ impressive start and more

The fiftieth episode of Hand Of Pod is a weekend release as we weren’t able to record earlier in the week. In it, we look back over an interesting first round of matches in the 2012 Torneo Clausura, and also consider Godoy Cruz, Lanús and Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores in midweek. Lanús, Rafaela and Boca started well with wins, San Lorenzo were dire, and Racing (in the eyes of Sam and Australian Dan) were pretty poor. English Dan disagrees on that last point, of course. We also discuss the Argentines at Catania, and some others abroad, including new Everton cult hero Denis Stracqualursi’s recent upturn in form. Thanks to all our listeners for helping us to fifty episodes (we wouldn’t have bothered if you weren’t paying attention), and we hope you enjoy the next fifty as well!