In the eighty-third episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, English Dan and Joel are joined by acclaimed football author and editor of The Blizzard, Jonathan Wilson, who helps us review Sunday’s superclásico, which ended in a 2-2 draw between River Plate and Boca Juniors thanks to a late equaliser from Julio César Falcioni’s teacher’s pet Walter Erviti. We also look at Newell’s Old Boys’ win over champions Arsenal de Sarandí, and at Racing’s away loss to Vélez Sarsfield, who are now second, three points behind Newell’s. All this, and listeners’ questions ranging from the national team to why you should keep watching Argentine football in spite of some horrendous crowd trouble in the Boca end on Sunday.
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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