Editorial: The Apertura review

Another championship is over, and as the players (except Boca's) head off on their summer holidays, it's time to reflect again on yet another thrilling short tournament. Unexpected champions was the least of it - we've seen an avalanche of goals, players pushing themselves into the limelight and yet more booing from the stands of the Monumental... Continue Reading →

The merry-go-round begins

The Apertura is over, then, and immediately the game of managerial musical chairs has started. Diego Simeone leaving Estudiantes was probably the least surprising development, whilst elsewhere Ossie Ardiles has walked out on Huracán. Gustavo Costas, recently relieved of his responsibilities at Racing, is set to take on a foreign posting... Simeone's exit was as surprising for... Continue Reading →

Apertura ’07: Round 19 fixtures

The final weekend of the 2007 Torneo Apertura is upon us in Primera A, and whilst the championship's already been decided after two matches last Wednesday, there are some juicy ties to send us off. Central, fresh from last week's win, host Argentinos, who are gunning for their  best-ever short tournament finish. And Arsenal, newly crowned... Continue Reading →

Not so little any more

The good people at Footballing World have been kind enough to publish a piece by me on Lanús's recent championship win, going back over what's been an unpredictable twelve months on the pitch in Argentine football: 'The dream of a first-ever Argentine league title wasn’t to be for Tigre. The newly promoted side from the... Continue Reading →

That Monday feeling

Some people love Mondays, and others hate them. Oh, alright, so everyone hates them. But this wasn't just any Monday for Ramón Cabrero, the 'father' of a young Lanús team who've swept all before them in winning a thrilling Apertura to finally give the club's cleaning lady a reason to take a duster to that... Continue Reading →

Apertura ’07: Round 18 goals

The goals from the latest round of Apertura matches, including the one which gave Lanús their historic title win, are online now, and can be seen through the TN website by clicking here. If you read on you'll find the running order for this clip, as well as my personal favourite goals from the weekend,... Continue Reading →

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