Top five signings from Argentina’s summer transfer window

The blinds were lowered and the curtains drawn on Argentina's summer transfer window on Thursday night, and plenty of clubs were active right up to the last minute. As I outlined here a few days ago, some clubs (San Lorenzo especially) seem to be putting faith in the squads which got them through the first... Continue Reading →

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2016 Primera, fourth round: all the goals

Here are all the goals from the fourth round of matches in the Primera championship, which include two wonderful matches as San Lorenzo pipped Vélez Sarsfield by the odd goal in five, Independiente and Racing produced a thrilling finish to what had otherwise been a deadly dull clásico in Avellaneda, Boca Juniors thrashed Newell's Old Boys... 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 →

Usandizaga apologises

Horacio Usandizaga, the magnificently-named but rather less impressively brained president of Rosario Central, apologised on Tuesday for his comments last week - made public on Friday - regarding the club's squad. Usandizaga's son, Manuel, who also works for Central, appeared before the press to assure them his father was truly sorry. Referring to the tirade... Continue Reading →

Fight Central

Newell's Old Boys got a HEGS headline last week thanks in part to their chairman, Eduardo López. It obviously affected the air in Rosario, because on Monday a video was made public of the city's other top-flight football president, Horacio Usandizaga of Rosario Central, engaging in some extraordinary tirades against his very own players, including... 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 →

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