Fortnightly opinion: Guillermo Barros Schelotto joins Boca Juniors

Following Rodolfo Arruabarrena's sacking as Boca Juniors manager on Monday, the club wasted little time appointing a successor, and on Tuesday Guillermo Barros Schelotto was confirmed in charge of the league and Copa Argentina champions. In my latest opinion piece for The Bubble, I look at GBS's demands and his managerial style, to consider whether he... Continue Reading →

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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 →

2016 Primera, fifth round: all the goals

The goals from the fifth round of matches in the Primera División are up now, and it seems Fútbol Para Todos have listened to my weekly complaints on Twitter (yes, I'm claiming full responsibility here) because they're in HD! There was a 90th-minute winner for Godoy Cruz, a 94th-minute equaliser in the clásico for Huracán at home... Continue Reading →

2016 Primera preview: round 5

A new round of Primera División action begins tonight - albeit tonight's matches aren't themselves the most attractive of the weekend. As ever, I'm back for The Bubble, previewing the weekend and highlighting the matches you should definitely make sure not to miss. You can read that here. And if you want to listen to episode... Continue Reading →

2016 Primera preview: round 4

The fourth round of Primera División action kicks off on Friday afternoon, and as usual I've previewed it for The Bubble. There are a number of attractive games in this round, with the Avellaneda clásico between Independiente and Racing the most obvious - but Boca Juniors v Newell's Old Boys, Rosario Central v River Plate and San... Continue Reading →

Weekly football preview: round 3

There's a midweek round of matches in Argentina this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and I'm back for The Bubble to preview it, picking out the matches you should definitely make time for, the ones you might want to put on in the background, and those you really shouldn't bother with. Independiente v Rosario Central is the... Continue Reading →

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