Another look at the start of the year

Following the piece Pitch Invasion published by me earlier in the week, the excellent Soccer Lens have been kind enough to feature another article by me. The Pitch Invasion piece dealt largely with Racing - this one looks at Vélez's good start to the Clausura, and the mixed beginnings Argentine sides have enjoyed in the... Continue Reading →

A quick start

Hugo Tocalli's debut as head coach of Vélez Sársfield could have gone a little better - his side could have kept a clean sheet - but one thing's for sure: it couldn't have been much more exciting for the fans. In front of a home crowd, the Liniers side raced into a 4-1 lead against... Continue Reading →

Another trophy

It's only an invitational tournament, so it doesn't matter in the slightest, but Lanús, it seems, are developing a taste for silverware after claiming their first ever championship last month. On Monday, the Granate won the Copa Ciudad de Buenos Aires without even playing, as Vélez Sársfield beat Estudiantes de La Plata 2-1 in the... Continue Reading →

Continuing the trend

Lanús showed their first card of the year on Tuesday in a triangular tournament against Vélez Sársfield in the José Amalfitani. The Apertura champions continued where they left off the league season, playing well and running out 2-0 winners against the hosts, who were playing their first match of former Under-20 selección head coach Hugo Tocalli's reign.... Continue Reading →

The Hugo has landed

Hugo Tocalli took charge on Thursday of his first practice as Vélez Sársfield boss, as players at most of Argentina's top flight clubs returned from their summer holidays to commence pre-season training. Elsewhere, Matías Silvestre has insisted he's not going down without a fight at Boca, Juan Sebastián Verón had some cutting words for Diego... Continue Reading →

Restructuring in Liniers

There's change afoot at Vélez Sársfield. The vicepresident of the Liniers institution, Roberto Jiménez, who was also president of the Professional Football department of the club, had his resignation accepted on Wednesday after a disagreement with the rest of the board. '[The resignation] was of an un-declinable nature, so we decided to approve the resignations... Continue Reading →

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