Finally, something for River fans to smile about

San Lorenzo lost 2-1 to Argentinos Juniors on Saturday, and just as I type this Boca Juniors have lost at home to Independiente by the same score. River Plate don't even play until tomorrow, but their bitter rivals losing matches isn't the best news of the day for them. Because on Saturday night the votes... Continue Reading →

Ortega stays with River

The latest complicated chapter in the saga of Ariel Ortega's turbulent time at River Plate has seemingly come to an end after the playmaker agreed to remain at the club for another year, until the end of his contract in June 2009. Many had thought El Burrito would be making his way to Estudiantes after his recent bust-up... Continue Reading →

Riquelme and Díaz: both staying put

Argentina's two biggest clubs both suffered knock-backs on Thursday from living legends to their fans. José Manuel Llaneza, a Villarreal director, explained that Juan Román Riquelme still hadn't come to an agreement with Boca Juniors about his transfer home from the Spanish club, where he fell out with manager Manuel Pellegrini around a year ago.... Continue Reading →

A brave new world?

Reconciliation could be in the air in Núñez. Following Daniel Passarella's resignation from the manager's role at River Plate, numerous names have been thrown into the hat. Américo Gallego was an early favourite, before it emerged that River's playing legend (and perhaps, before too long, president), the Uruguayan ex-number 10 Enzo Francescoli, had ruled himself out... Continue Reading →

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