Fight Central

Newell's Old Boys got a HEGS headline last week thanks in part to their chairman, Eduardo López. It obviously affected the air in Rosario, because on Monday a video was made public of the city's other top-flight football president, Horacio Usandizaga of Rosario Central, engaging in some extraordinary tirades against his very own players, including... Continue Reading →

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All the ups and downs

With the completion at the weekend of the Promociónes, the 2007-2008 season is now complete in Argentina. Racing, of course, are the most notable survivors of the relegations playoffs, but there have been shocks in other divisions with little-fancied All Boys winning the Primera B championship, and Nueva Chicago losing their playoff to fall down... Continue Reading →

Copa Libertadores: the last sixteen

Wednesday night finally saw the completion of the 2007 Torneo Apertura, as Gimnasia La Plata hosted Arsenal de Sarandí and drew 1-1, the match having been postponed in December due to clashing with the first leg of Arsenal's Copa Sudamericana final. The bigger news, though, is the draw for the first knockout round of the Copa Libertadores,... Continue Reading →

Editorial: Lessons to learn?

Now personally, I've never paid too much attention to the idea of new year's resolutions (the last editorial aside, that is). Making promises to yourself which you admit from the start won’t be kept seems rather to be shooting oneself in the foot. Besides which resolutions are always so dull – why doesn't anyone resolve... Continue Reading →

From tiger to lion

One of the top goalscorers of the Apertura, Leandro Lázzaro, changed clubs on Wednesday, moving from a town just to the north of Buenos Aires to a city to the south of the capital. His transfer from Tigre to Estudiantes will set the La Plata club back US$300,000. Elsewhere, the saga of River's barra brava... Continue Reading →

Stat additions

If you've got little to do today, and like looking at numbers a bit, make your way over to the recently expanded Tables page. There, you'll find the embryonic league table for the Torneo de Verano, as well as the final standings in the Apertura and the top scorers for that campaign - as well... Continue Reading →

Christmas behind bars

Several of River Plate's most notorious barra bravas have spent Christmas this year in jail, and now they're to be joined for the new year by their boss, Alan Schlenker, after a senior judge ordered the capo of Los Borrachos del Tablón to do time in a preventative institute for his suspected 'intellectual' part in... Continue Reading →

Valuating Valeri

When a small club do well in Argentina, there's a pattern which is generally followed in terms of what happens next to their players: they move to River or Boca, and from there, if they continue to shine, on to Europe. This year though, Lanús have impressed so much that an exception may be about to... Continue Reading →

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