Floating down the river

My latest piece for ESPN Soccernet takes a look at what's becoming an increasingly deep rut for Ángel Cappa and his River Plate team, even as the fans have been adjusting to finally having a president they don't mind being in charge at the club. Diego Buonanotte and Rogelio Funes Mori are discussed, as well... Continue Reading →

Thoughts from the weekend: River Plate 1 – 1 Quilmes

River Plate only managed a draw in the final match of the eighth round of the Torneo Clausura. They were playing Quilmes, a newly-promoted side and as such key opponents in River's own battle against the relegation promedio as well as supposedly easy targets for three points in the chase for the title. River were... Continue Reading →

New decade, same transfer roundabout

First of all, happy new year, HEGS readers! On Sunday the first of Argentina's clubs returned to their training facilities to prepare for the pre-season of the Torneos de Verano and (for some) Copa Libertadores qualification. The new year brings familiar issues though: Banfield are starting to accept that they're likely to lose Santiago Silva, whilst... Continue Reading →

Millonarios show some character

In probably the most unexpected development of the domestic league's fourteenth round, River Plate played with spirit and intelligence to overturn a deficit and actually win a football match on Sunday afternoon. 1-0 down after only two-and-a-half minutes at home to Atlético Tucumán, it looked like the same old story for River. But they turned... Continue Reading →

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