Independiente & Tigre in a spirited draw (video)

Sunday evening brought the first domestic action in the Primera División in 2013, although it wasn't the beginning of the Torneo Final, but rather was mopping up some leftovers. Independiente v Tigre in the twelfth round of the 2012 Torneo Inicial was called off due to torrential rain causing floods in Avellaneda, and due to... Continue Reading →

Latest on In Bed With Maradona

It's been a busy day. As well as making my radio debut (repeated on http://www.resonancefm.com/listen tomorrow at 3:30pm UK time, or there's a podcast up in the next couple of days for those who missed it earlier), I've also been previewing the eighth round of the 2010 Torneo Apertura, which is already underway, for In... Continue Reading →

Torneo Apertura 2009 in review

The Torneo Apertura started in chaos, with no-one sure which TV channels games would be screened on and many finding it so difficult to find just one title contender that Boca Juniors, of all teams, were held up by some commentators as the most likely candidates (I'd never make a silly mistake like that of... Continue Reading →

Ending with a draw

The clásico grondonino in Sarandí ended all square on Friday afternoon, so Arsenal and Independiente go off on their winter holidays relieved, no doubt, that the Clausura is finally over for them. Arsenal will finish bottom of the Clausura table if Argentinos Juniors beat San Lorenzo in the Nuevo Gasómetro next weekend, whilst Independiente haven't... Continue Reading →

Gaining their independence

Two Independiente players may be in line for moves to foreign climes soon. One of them you've probably heard of (if you follow the Argentine league, anyway), the other... well, if you've heard of the other you need to get out more. Lucas Pusineri, 32-year-old midfield stalwart, might have an offer from Major League Soccer,... Continue Reading →

Training news

Américo Gallego has taken his first training session as boss of Independiente, dressed all in red as he spoke to the press. Meanwhile, Christian 'El Flaco' Fabbiani has rejoined his River Plate team-mates after his 'mini-pre-season' in Tandil weighing fully five kilos less than he did a few weeks ago, and River's derby opponents on... Continue Reading →

Ins and outs

A very quick mention of a couple of moves in the domestic league which are mooted. Juan Sebastián Verón could be leaving Estudiantes, whilst San Lorenzo are keeping hold of their manager (by the looks of it) and Independiente are about to decide on a new one following Miguel Angel Santoro's resignation at the weekend... Continue Reading →

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