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, eighth round: all the goals

There were 52 goals in 15 matches in the eighth round of Primera action, and average of almost three and a half per game, and the high point was another 6-3 away win for Racing, again in the province of Santa Fe (this time against Atlético de Rafaela). Tigre and Newell's drew 3-3, Huracán beat Temperley... 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 →

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 →

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