For ESPNFC: five reasons behind Boca Juniors’ title win

With the Argentine Primera División season over, I wrote an article this week for ESPNFC looking at some of the main factors in Boca Juniors' title victory, from the personality of their sometimes embattled manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto to the potency of their front three, and how it helped them recover from the blow of Carlos... Continue Reading →

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Hand Of Pod 262: the season review

The two hundred and sixty-second episode of the best and worst English-language Argentine football podcast on the internet is up now. In it, I talk to Andrés about Boca's title win, what's left to decide continental qualification next year, our team (or rather, squad) of the season – which you can see over on the HOP... Continue Reading →

2016 Primera, eleventh round: all the goals

The goals from the eleventh round of action in the 2016 Primera División are right here for your enjoyment, including Atlético Tucumán legend Luis Rodríguez's hundredth career goal, all the goals from Boca Juniors' 4-1 thrashing of Aldosivi and a brilliant hit from San Lorenzo midfielder Franco Mussis.

Primera 2016 preview: round 9

The ninth round of Primera action is almost upon us, and as ever I've previewed it for The Bubble. Defensa y Justicia v Arsenal de Sarandí might not be a proper clásico but it could well be an interesting match all the same, and there are plenty more fascinating match-ups elsewhere. You can read the full preview... Continue Reading →

Rodolfo Arruabarrena sacked by Boca Juniors

On Monday, following Sunday evening's 1-0 defeat away to Racing and with a Copa Libertadores group game at home to the same opponents and next weekend's superclásico away to River Plate coming up, Boca Juniors sacked their manager, Rodolfo Arruabarrena. Four months ago, he won the league and cup double, but he never really looked satisfactory... Continue Reading →

2016 Primera preview: round 5

A new round of Primera División action begins tonight - albeit tonight's matches aren't themselves the most attractive of the weekend. As ever, I'm back for The Bubble, previewing the weekend and highlighting the matches you should definitely make sure not to miss. You can read that here. And if you want to listen to episode... Continue Reading →

Weekly football preview: round 3

There's a midweek round of matches in Argentina this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and I'm back for The Bubble to preview it, picking out the matches you should definitely make time for, the ones you might want to put on in the background, and those you really shouldn't bother with. Independiente v Rosario Central is the... Continue Reading →

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