Thoughts from the weekend: River vs Independiente

I'm going to start a series today based on my thoughts about the match (or one of the matches) I attended over the weekend in the Argentine Primera División. The weekend just gone, that was Sunday's clásico between River Plate and Independiente. The home side need as many points on the board as early as... Continue Reading →

Looking back over the opening two rounds

The 2010 Torneo Apertura is already one-nine-and-a-halfth of the way through, and with River plate hopeful of putting together the kind of run they need to avoid relegation, Boca Juniors still waiting for Juan Román Riquelme to return to fitness after finally signing a new contract, and Racing also up with the frontrunners, it's been... Continue Reading →

Pavone edging closer to River

One of River Plate's main winter transfer targets has been a centre forward who can provide a, shall we say, slightly more consistent goal threat than Rogelio Funes Mori for the new season. Having already brought goalkeeper Juan Pablo Carrizo home, they're now closing in on Mariano Pavone. The Real Betis striker had been tempted... Continue Reading →

Not much doing at River

With the transfer news at Boca Juniors largely covering the extensions of existing players' contracts, River Plate Ángel Cappa has been getting impatient about the Núñez side's ability to even do that. The season may only have ended two weeks ago but Cappa was at pains on Saturday to remind Daniel Passarella and the rest... Continue Reading →

Clausura 2010 round 16: the fallout

The biggest winners of the weekend just gone were undoubtedly Racing Club, who took an enormous step towards securing their place in the Primera División next season as their rivals fell by the wayside. On Sunday night Ariel Ortega had a car accident (he, and the occupants of the other car, are fine), Seba Verón... Continue Reading →

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