Weekly opinion: River Plate’s Club World Cup semi-final win

River Plate secured their place in the Club World Cup final about twelve hours ago, with a 1-0 win over Sanfrecce Hiroshima in Osaka. It was nervy in spite of them largely having the better of play (but not the best chances) throughout, and in my latest column for The Bubble I discuss why those nerves... Continue Reading →

Martino to Barcelona; all his Newell’s side’s goals of the 2013 Torneo Final

Well, if anything was going to get me to post something here, it would be a story this big, wouldn't it? Even though this is really just a link - I've written this piece for ESPNFC on Gerardo Martino, the man who left Newell's Old Boys a couple of weeks ago following their Copa Libertadores semi-final... Continue Reading →

The new Messi?

Never let it be said that Barcelona's scouts are lazy. Not content, in recent years, with discovering Lionel Messi, Bojan Krkic and Giovani Dos Santos to name but three, the club's newest signing has just been confirmed - and impressed by Messi, they've gone for another young Argentine. Mauro Iscardi turns 15 on Tuesday of... Continue Reading →

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