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Episode 156: River Plate extend their lead & more nonsense from the AFA

In the hundred and fifty-sixth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, Peter and Andrés are joined, surprisingly, by Neil Clack and we discuss a week of enormous confusion in the headquarters of the Argentine Football Association; dates have been moved back and forth for not one, not two, but… 200 more words


Prediction model Argentine Primera División

I am constantly dealing with statistics from the Primera División of Argentina, and last week I was comparing shot averages, shot effectivity and save percentages. Doing this I started thinking about some of those statistics and how to apply them to predict the upcoming gameday. 323 more words

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Episode 155: Bianchi sacked, River go top, Di María's star showing for Argentina & more

The hundred and fifty-fifth episode of Hand Of Pod is a rather long one, because we’ve had a lot to cover; Sam, Peter and Andrés are joined by a special guest, the Sydney Morning Herald’s Sebastian Hassett, who’s been touring South America since the World Cup finished. 218 more words


Echaron a Bianchi de Boca

El DT dirigió la práctica de la tarde y le pidió a Angelici una última oportunidad; sin embargo, decidieron echarlo, tras un año y medio en el cargo; la goleada sufrida ante Estudiantes resultó la estocada final; “Tenemos que poner un fin y empezar un ciclo nuevo”, fue tajante el presidente. 101 more words

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[Argentina] Primera Division Review: Velez stay perfect, Sanchez inspires River

Velez Sarsfield preserved their 100 per cent record in the Argentine Primera Division, while River Plate ran rampant midweek.

In-form attacker Lucas Pratto was on target again as Velez made it four wins from four, edging Lanus 1-0 at the Estadio Jose Amalfitani on Thursday. 452 more words

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[Peru] Primera Division Review: Juan Aurich close on Apertura title

Juan Aurich all-but sealed the Apertura title in the Peruvian Primera Division, after Melgar slipped up once again.

Barring a final-day catastrophe, Roberto Mosquera’s men will lift the title as they sit three points clear of the table – and substantial goal difference – from second-placed Melgar. 426 more words

Primera Division

Episode 154: A glut of goals, Vélez have maximum points and crisis at Boca Juniors

The hundred and fifty-fourth episode of Hand Of Pod is one of those rare episodes which clocks in at well under an hour. Sam is joined by English Dan for a daytime recording, looking back on a goal-filled weekend of action in the Primera which saw no fewer than three 4-0 scorelines and a 3-3 – this season still hasn’t produced any goalless draws. 163 more words