Monthly Archives: February 2008

Another look at the start of the year

Following the piece Pitch Invasion published by me earlier in the week, the excellent Soccer Lens have been kind enough to feature another article by me. The Pitch Invasion piece dealt largely with Racing – this one looks at Vélez’s … Continue reading

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Clausura ’08: Round 4 fixtures

Two of last week’s victors clash in the weekend’s first match, and it’s not often you get to write that sentence when one of the teams involved is Central. Leaders Vélez travel to Jujuy and Independiente look to bounce back … Continue reading

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Los Borrachos are at it again

Sadly familiar scenes in Retiro. Two hours before Wednesday night’s Copa Libertadores match between River Plate and Club América, the internal squabble enveloping River’s barra brava, Los Borrachos del Tablón, blew up yet again at the train station in the … Continue reading

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River Plate 2 – 1 Club América de México

River desperately needed a win on Wednesday night to get their Copa Libertadores campaign up and running, but played underwhelmingly and were only drawing with tough opponents, unable to make the breakthrough in the second half. And then up popped … Continue reading

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Racing away from success

The kind folk at Pitch Invasion have published another of my musings, this time on the opening weeks of the Clausura and Racing’s truly terrible start to the year. ‘Micó isn’t to blame – he only came in after Gustavo … Continue reading

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A word in his ear

Pedro Troglio’s been talking too much. He’s been upsetting some people who have a lot of influence over his continued wellbeing and, on Wednesday, the Independiente manager had a visit from some gentlemen who sat him down and told him, quietly … Continue reading

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Back to the future

Pedro Pompilio’s time as Boca Juniors president is over. For now. The General Inspection of Justice, which had been looking into the executive committee’s decision to ratify Pompilio as Mauricio Macri’s successor, ruled late on Tuesday that without elections, there … Continue reading

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Nothing to see here…

The first all-Argentine fixture of Copa Libertadores Group 2 was played on Tuesday evening in La Plata, and it wasn’t the most thrilling of spectacles. Estudiantes hosted Lanús and, after the high-scoring shenanigans of both sides in the league on … Continue reading

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Clausura ’08: Round 3 goals

The goals from the third round of the 2008 Torneo Clausura are online now, and can be seen through TN‘s website by clicking here. They’ve gone back to the normal simple goal video this week after last week’s massively overlong … Continue reading

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