It's been a week of as many changes off the pitch as we expected following the exodus of managers in the closing few weeks and immediately after the conclusion of the Torneo Apertura. Julio César Falcioni took charge at Boca Juniors, who have now trained their sights on his former Banfield charge Walter Erviti; former... Continue Reading →
My latest post at In Bed With Maradona, examining some of the peculiar things said by managers in the last few days (in particular River Plate's Ángel Cappa, Boca Juniors' Claudio Borghi, and Banfield's Julio César Falcioni) is online now. You can read it right here.
With the transfer news at Boca Juniors largely covering the extensions of existing players' contracts, River Plate Ángel Cappa has been getting impatient about the Núñez side's ability to even do that. The season may only have ended two weeks ago but Cappa was at pains on Saturday to remind Daniel Passarella and the rest... Continue Reading →
The biggest winners of the weekend just gone were undoubtedly Racing Club, who took an enormous step towards securing their place in the Primera División next season as their rivals fell by the wayside. On Sunday night Ariel Ortega had a car accident (he, and the occupants of the other car, are fine), Seba Verón... Continue Reading →
It's been a funny old year for Ángel Cappa and Huracán. After a storming Torneo Clausura in which they were robbed of the title only on the last day by some appalling officiating, they've fallen away drastically in the second half of the year. Cappa tried to resign last week, but the players talked him... Continue Reading →
Independiente find themselves managerless on Sunday evening after losing by a single goal to Huracán in Argentinos' stadium. Claudio Borghi, who's overseen just two wins so far in the Apertura, and three consecutive defeats after the loss today to Leandro Díaz's brilliant overhead kick, stood down from his post after the match, telling reporters; 'after... Continue Reading →