Independiente move grounds again

Thrown out by Racing's new president of the indignity of a groundshare with their fiercest local rivals, and finding that the new-look Doble Visera won't be ready for the Clausura after all, Independiente are entering into a new groundshare agreement. Appropriately, it's with another club who've only just returned home themselves - and need improvement... Continue Reading →

Would everybody please stop getting shot (or stabbed)?

This week, I’ve written for ESPN Soccernet on the murder of Daniel López in Colón’s stadium during their match against Banfield on Saturday, along with the death, early on Sunday morning, of Rodrigo Silva, the Huracán barra who was shot three-and-a-half weeks ago by members of San Lorenzo’s firm. There’s also a look at the... Continue Reading →

Home at last?

Huracán could be the recipients of some long-awaited good news before long. The inspectors of the Chief of Government's Mass Events department (the 'Government' in question being that of the City of Buenos Aires) have finished their inspection of Huracán's Estadio Tomás A. Ducó, and will be reporting back their findings on Friday. Club president... Continue Reading →

Almost crazy over Lunati

There was no doubt as to the hot issue of the day in the Argentine press on Monday. The Boca Juniors vs. Independiente clásico in La Bombonera saw two red cards for the visitors during a second half which referee Pablo Lunati seemed to be losing control of at one point. Guillermo Rodríguez grabbed a... Continue Reading →

Strong wind blowing

Huracán have continued their upward spiral this weekend, visiting Tigre in Victoria and coming away with a 2-1 victory to make it two wins on the trot and keep them in with a realistic shot at the qualification spots for next year's Copas. Tigre aren't the force they were in the Apertura, and although Diego... Continue Reading →

A three-day digest

It's been an interesting few days whilst I've been away, and I hope I don't miss anything out of a whirlwind summary: Saturday's superclásico in Mendoza was a thriller, seeing five goals and four red cards as River avenged their 1-0 defeat of the Torneo de Verano with a 3-2 victory. On the same day,... Continue Reading →

Starting with a draw

Diego Simeone's first match in charge of River Plate saw a virtually entire second-string side draw 1-1 with Pedro Troglio's Independiente in Mar del Plata, after leading through a Matías Abelaires penalty at the interval. Gastón Machín got the equaliser near the end of the match. River started with a side full of youth players,... Continue Reading →

More new arrivals

River, Huracán and San Lorenzo all welcomed new signings on Wednesday, with Boca suffering a minor injury setback to their pre-season training schedule. Meanwhile, Independiente have had another hard day in training following Germán Denis's dog attack on Monday, and Germán Herrera, the Argentine striker who's just signed for recently relegated Corinthians in Brazil, receiving a somewhat backhanded... Continue Reading →

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