Last-minute cramming

Estudiantes (yeah, you see?) start their Copa Libertadores semi-final on Thursday night, and they've got some frantic last minute preparations for the big exam still to come. After left back Marco Angeleri and centre half Cristian Cellay were both ruled out with injury, Estudiantes have got dispensation from CONMEBOL to sign an emergency defender to... Continue Reading →

Ledesma left at home, and Newell’s right of admission

Diego Maradona's not pleased with the AFA, after revealing that the reason for his not calling up Juan Román Riquelme and Sebastián Battaglia was that the governing body insisted Boca Juniors play on Sunday rather than Saturday, even though the date of the France friendly has been fixed for months. He has therefore decided to... Continue Reading →

Who’s in charge here?

Newell's Old Boys continue to be beset by problems created by their hooligan gang. On Monday a group of 25 - 30 barra bravas invaded the club's premises - some carrying firearms - and threatened club members and staff who were present, destroying some of the fittings. The attack comes in the wake of the... Continue Reading →


That's how San Lorenzo's fans are seeing things after their team dropped yet more points on Saturday night. Lanús decided to have one of their good days and completely overran the joint leaders in the Nuevo Gasómetro. Boca can overtake San Lorenzo by winning on Sunday, whilst if Tigre win they'll be all on their... Continue Reading →

Party pooping

Huracán won the match against Estudiantes which marked the 100th anniversary of their founding on Saturday, but the big day was tragically overshadowed when three of their fans were shot - probably by members of the barra brava of their local rivals San Lorenzo - as their coach returned to Parque Patricios after the match... Continue Reading →

In need of a revolution

As the city near which the Argentine flag was raised for the first time, and the birthplace of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, Rosario is perhaps one of Latin America's most revolutionary cities, and on Wednesday that tradition continued with a very small march in Buenos Aires. Che was a Central fan, but this week it's supporters... Continue Reading →

Animal Farm

The brave new world of Argentine stadium security is up for debate, and the lunatics have made the opening gambit in the race to run the asylum. The ringleaders of barra bravas from twenty-seven clubs right across the country and up and down the divisions met at Platense's conference venue. Their plan - and this... Continue Reading →

Boca hooligan banned

Mauro Martín, the current capo of Boca Juniors' barra brava, La Doce, was sentenced on Tuesday to twenty days in jail for his part in a fight between his own barra and that of Vélez Sársfield during Boca's 3-2 away win over the Liniers side on the 23rd April 2006. Martín's full sentence includes twenty days in... Continue Reading →

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