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 →

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New weekly column for The Bubble: Huracán’s date with destiny

Starting this week, I have a weekly football column for Argentine English-language news site The Bubble. I've been given free rein to write about whatever I fancy from week to week (suggestions are always welcome, especially in quiet weeks!), and have started with this: a piece on Huracán's first-ever international cup final, which begins in a... Continue Reading →

Huracán welcome back a legend

Following the resignation of Héctor Rivoira from the Huracán bench on Monday, the Parque Patricios club have moved swiftly to find a replacement. They announced on Monday that they'd given a contract to Miguel Ángel Brindisi, just over eight years after his last match in charge of El Globo. The 20th September was club president... Continue Reading →

Two more managers resign

It's becoming a veritable Black Monday in the Argentine Primera División. Daniel Garnero resigned as Independiente manager this morning, and now he's been followed by Huracán manager Héctor Rivoira, who took charge of this morning's training session before phoning club president Carlos Babington to communicate his resignation. If Rivoira was aiming to be the first... Continue Reading →

Torneo Apertura 2009 in review

The Torneo Apertura started in chaos, with no-one sure which TV channels games would be screened on and many finding it so difficult to find just one title contender that Boca Juniors, of all teams, were held up by some commentators as the most likely candidates (I'd never make a silly mistake like that of... Continue Reading →

Rodrigo Silvera’s mum speaks out

Tuesday night saw the return of football hooliganism to England after stabbings outside the West Ham United vs Milwall League Cup match, but there's been a small step forward in the battle against violence in Argentine football. You've probably not heard of Rodrigo Silvera if you're not Argentine. Back in November (the 1st, to be... Continue Reading →

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