How did those resolutions work out?

I've looked at 2008 as far as the action between the touch- and goal lines is concerned already - if you're struggling to remember, the Clausura review is here, and the Apertura one is here. It's time, though, to take a look at how each of the clubs lived up to the suggestions I put forward for new year's... Continue Reading →

Almost crazy over Lunati

There was no doubt as to the hot issue of the day in the Argentine press on Monday. The Boca Juniors vs. Independiente clásico in La Bombonera saw two red cards for the visitors during a second half which referee Pablo Lunati seemed to be losing control of at one point. Guillermo Rodríguez grabbed a... Continue Reading →

A leopard never changes its spots

So the saying goes, and so it's proven this weekend. Germán Denis has moved clubs and continents, joining Ezequiel Lavezzi at Napoli, and is scoring as freely as ever in pre-season for his new side. He got a hat-trick in his first appearance (as did Lavezzi last year, funnily enough) and scored again on Sunday... Continue Reading →

A slim advantage

With two matches remaining of the 2008 Torneo Clausura, River Plate edged narrowly ahead of Estudiantes in the table, and with the opening of a two-point gap at the top of the table they can keep alive their dream of claiming a first trophy in four years, in Diego Simeone's first campaign in charge. River... Continue Reading →

Clausura ’08: Round 5 fixtures

No fewer than four clásicos this weekend, two between 'Big Five' clubs - Racing host San Lorenzo and Independiente visit Boca - one sort-of derby, an all-Santa Fé Province clash between Central and Colón, and a proper derby between two of the clubs from the zona Sur of Gran Buenos Aires, with Banfield visiting champions... Continue Reading →

More new arrivals

River, Huracán and San Lorenzo all welcomed new signings on Wednesday, with Boca suffering a minor injury setback to their pre-season training schedule. Meanwhile, Independiente have had another hard day in training following Germán Denis's dog attack on Monday, and Germán Herrera, the Argentine striker who's just signed for recently relegated Corinthians in Brazil, receiving a somewhat backhanded... Continue Reading →

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