A chapter closed, and a problem of Olympian proportions

After the initial announcement just over a month ago, the day Racing Club fans had been waiting for arrived on Monday. Blanquiceleste, the company who ran the club from 2001 until early June, were signed out of existence by the judges presiding over their case yesterday. Meanwhile, a little to the west of Avellaneda, in... Continue Reading →

Another European move, and Racing are on the Llop…

It's an appalling pun I know. But the manager himself is a good one, according to Héctor García Cuervo, the administrator who chucked Blanquiceleste out on their ears a few weeks ago. The manager who (eventually) saved Racing from relegation will continue in his post next year. Meanwhile, Lanús youngster Lautaro Acosta has joined Sevilla, and... Continue Reading →

Blanquiceleste out

Hold the front page. Minutes before I was going to bed tonight (which I will be doing in, erm, a few minutes) Olé's website popped up a new front page with the headline 'Chau, Blanquiceleste'. It was reported here last week that the Governor of Buenos Aires Province had appointed Héctor García Cuerva as the... Continue Reading →

Two managers leaving

Olimpo lost their manager on Friday, Gustavo Echaníz stepping down from his charge of the Bahiense side, whilst Lanús are now starting to plan for life without their most successful ever boss - Ramón Cabrero has announced he'll leave the club in June. The AFA, meanwhile, have been hard at work confusing Racing fans with... Continue Reading →

A blast from the past

Things just don't stop happening at Racing. A new twist in the tale of the club's dreadful present came into view on Tuesday, as former club legend (and manager) Reinaldo 'Mostaza' Merlo made a legal petition to have Blanquiceleste S. A., the registered company who currently own the club, declared bankrupt. Blanquiceleste / Racing president... Continue Reading →

Editorial: Lessons to learn?

Now personally, I've never paid too much attention to the idea of new year's resolutions (the last editorial aside, that is). Making promises to yourself which you admit from the start won’t be kept seems rather to be shooting oneself in the foot. Besides which resolutions are always so dull – why doesn't anyone resolve... Continue Reading →

Yet more bother at Racing

And us English think Newcastle United are a joke team. The pre-season in Argentina continues, and there's been more mudslinging and attempts to get out at one of the country's biggest clubs - and this time some of it's even come from the manager himself. OK, you know I'm talking about Racing because you've read... Continue Reading →

Following orders

There's been a lot of booing and hissing up in Victoria, where Leandro Lázzaro's been portrayed, in his own words, as 'the bad guy in this film.' On Thursday, Lázzaro - who thought all parties had agreed a transfer to Estudiantes on Wednesday - was still training with Tigre. And there's another player dispute elsewhere: Adrián... Continue Reading →

A bad morning

It wasn't the best of mornings for Independiente's star striker Germán Denis. The leading goalscorer of the Apertura was jogging in a Mar Del Plata park with his team-mates, warming up for an open training session on the side's first day in the city, when he felt a most unwelcome sensation in his shorts. All... Continue Reading →

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