Argentines Abroad: 23rd – 26th October 2009

On Saturday one group of Argentines abroad got off to a very good start in a new campaign - José Luis Brown's national Under 17 team beat Honduras 1-0 in the first match of their age group World Cup in Nigeria. Sergio Araujo scored the only goal of the game. Around the world in the... Continue Reading →

Movement of jah people

Next season's Argentines Abroad (on which note, the HEGS / MA Award winner will be announced on Thursday) are swelling their ranks in the annual exodus from the banks of the Paraná and Río de la Plata (the rivers of Babyl... I'll stop, shall I? OK). Rodrigo Palacio is finally leaving La Bombonera and Santiago... Continue Reading →

Championship form at La Academia

The weekend's clásico in the Nuevo Gasómetro was one, like last week's super, in which a certain amount was lacking. Both sides seemed as preoccupied with guarding their own goal as each other, and less so with trying to score for themselves. An incredible finale, though, saw Racing snatch an equaliser from the jaws of... Continue Reading →

A breathtaking win for Boca

The AFA's incompetence in organising a playoff system that might have either rendered the final match meaningless, or ensured that one team would go into it without any motivation to win, has been papered over by Boca Juniors, who on Saturday evening beat San Lorenzo de Almagro 3-1 in Racing's stadium. One (very) depressing point: one... Continue Reading →

Plummetting interest

On the day the US Federal Reserve announced an astonishing rate cut, things at the other end of the Americas also begin to look a bit less interesting. San Lorenzo met Tigre in the first match of the title-deciding triangular, and it was the Cuervo who came out on top, meaning that if they beat... Continue Reading →

To the last day!

The Argentine title race is closer than it's ever been. Two years ago, Boca Juniors lost their last two matches to set up a playoff - the first ever - against Estudiantes which the La Plata side won. On Sunday this weekend, Boca drew away to Gimnasia La Plata, at the same time as Tigre... Continue Reading →

Maintaining the lead

After most of the Tuesday evening matches were finished, San Lorenzo are leading the way at the top of Primera A. In spite of playing poorly in El Sur, they were leading 2-0 at half time thanks to strikes from Néstor Silvera (pictured) and Pablo Barrientos, but saw the lead pegged back early in the second half... Continue Reading →

A different Solari to Olimpo!

No, still not Santiago. This is a quick correction to the story I posted a couple of hours ago (below). Despite Olé's reporting, the Solari brother who Olimpo are claiming to have signed is not youngest brother David, but in fact middle brother Esteban, who doesn't play in the lower divisions in Italy but, rather... Continue Reading →

Solari to Olimpo!

Well, it pays to have an attention-grabbing headline. No, the Internazionale striker hasn't decided to pack in his Italian career in order to help the Aurinegro out with their relegation battle. But his little brother, the generous soul, has done exactly that. David Solari becomes Olimpo's first summer reinforcement. League champions Lanús, meanwhile, are still hoping to hang... Continue Reading →

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