Primera 2016 preview: round 9

The ninth round of Primera action is almost upon us, and as ever I've previewed it for The Bubble. Defensa y Justicia v Arsenal de Sarandí might not be a proper clásico but it could well be an interesting match all the same, and there are plenty more fascinating match-ups elsewhere. You can read the full preview... Continue Reading →

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Two articles: a Lucas Alario profile, and Álvaro Recoba’s farewell party

I was busy on Thursday (busy by the standards of an underemployed freelancer, at least). I wrote three articles, and two of them are already online. For The Mirror, here's a profile of one of Liverpool's transfer targets, River Plate centre forward Lucas Alario. And for ESPNFC , I wrote something on the Uruguayan reaction to Álvaro... Continue Reading →

Primera 2016 preview: round 6

The sixth round of the 2016 Torneo de Transición is upon us, and it's a big one, because on Sunday River Plate host Boca Juniors in the superclásico. It will be Guillermo Barros Schelotto's second match in charge of Boca, as he looks to turn around the fortunes of the team he's inherited from Rodolfo Arruabarrena.... Continue Reading →

Rodolfo Arruabarrena sacked by Boca Juniors

On Monday, following Sunday evening's 1-0 defeat away to Racing and with a Copa Libertadores group game at home to the same opponents and next weekend's superclásico away to River Plate coming up, Boca Juniors sacked their manager, Rodolfo Arruabarrena. Four months ago, he won the league and cup double, but he never really looked satisfactory... Continue Reading →

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