Beach party

For the second year running, River Plate's fans can celebrate on the beaches of Mar del Plata after their side succesfully defended the Torneo de Verano trophy won last January. The extra-heated atmosphere that River - San Lorenzo matches have taken on since Ramón Díaz took over at the Boedo club was present as ever,... Continue Reading →

Ischia gains popularity

Well, that's one way to do it. Carlos Ischia wasn't the Boca fans' choice of new manager, and his appointment caused some anger towards Pedro Pompilio when the latter first unveiled him, but on Saturday night, in the Estadio Mundialista of Mar del Plata, he took a huge step to winning over the fans: He... Continue Reading →

Out with the old, in with the new

Happy new year, everyone. The year may only be two days old, but already 2008 is well underway in the Argentine footballing world. One basic but important thing to mention first: new president Cristina Kirchner's decision to bring a daylight savings system back to Argentina means the country is now only two hours behind Greenwich... Continue Reading →

One in, one out

River Plate are doing a bit of restructuring following Diego Simeone's entrance as manager, and that started in earnest today with one of the players the new manager had reportedly requested before signing his contract - Uruguayan striker Sebastián Abreu. Meanwhile, if the Copa Libertadores squad list of Brazilian giants Fluminense is anything to go by,... Continue Reading →

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