Primera A

2017-18

Are there changes on the way in the Argentine league?

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Over the next few years, like, not necessarily immediately. AFA president Claudio Tapia spoke to the press on Wednesday, and at least one of the things he said gave hope to those of us who've hoped for improvements to the Argentine league system for ages. What did he say, exactly? Well, most excitingly, he said.

Some details about the 2017-18 Primera División season

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On Monday we finally heard when the 2017-18 top flight season in Argentina will kick off, under the auspices of the new Superliga. The first weekend of the championship will be the weekend of Sunday, 20th August, according toOlé, and initially the organisation will 'borrow' various services from the AFA, including the disciplinary tribunal and.

Boca Juniors

For ESPNFC: five reasons behind Boca Juniors’ title win

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With the Argentine Primera División season over, I wrote an article this week forESPNFC looking at some of the main factors in Boca Juniors' title victory, from the personality of their sometimes embattled manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto to the potency of their front three, and how it helped them recover from the blow of Carlos.

Hand Of Pod 262: the season review

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The two hundred and sixty-second episode of the best and worst English-language Argentine football podcast on the internet is up now. In it, I talk to Andrés about Boca's title win, what's left to decide continental qualification next year, our team (or rather, squad) of the season – which you can see over on theHOP.

Which Argentine clubs are playing in next year’s continental cups?

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The Argentine Primera División season is over, and the era of thirty-team championships goes with it; with four teams going down and just two coming up (we don't know whom yet, because the B Nacional still has between five and ... Continue reading →

Weekend Primera preview: 2016-17 round 12

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Welcome back to my humble blog, everyone! Budget tightening at The Bubble means that I'll be writing for them less frequently for a few months, and the main victim of that decision is my weekly Friday article in which I ... Continue reading →

Boca Juniors v River Plate April 2016: three links to watch on

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Boca Juniors host River Plate in the centrepiece of this weekend's round ofclásicos in Argentina, and it's being shown in Argentina on three TV channels meaning you've got three official streams to choose from. The game kicks off at ... Continue reading →

Boca Juniors v River Plate April 2016: three links to watch on

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Boca Juniors host River Plate in the centrepiece of this weekend's round ofclásicos in Argentina, and it's being shown in Argentina on three TV channels meaning you've got three official streams to choose from. The game kicks off at ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera, eleventh round: all the goals

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The goals from the eleventh round of action in the 2016 Primera División are right here for your enjoyment, including Atlético Tucumán legend Luis Rodríguez's hundredth career goal, all the goals from Boca Juniors' 4-1 thrashing of Aldosivi and a ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera, eleventh round: all the goals

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The goals from the eleventh round of action in the 2016 Primera División are right here for your enjoyment, including Atlético Tucumán legend Luis Rodríguez's hundredth career goal, all the goals from Boca Juniors' 4-1 thrashing of Aldosivi and a ... Continue reading →

Primera 2016 preview: round 9

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The ninth round of Primera action is almost upon us, and as ever I've previewed it forThe Bubble. Defensa y Justicia v Arsenal de Sarandí might not be a properclásico but it could well be an interesting match all the ... Continue reading →

Primera 2016 preview: round 9

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The ninth round of Primera action is almost upon us, and as ever I've previewed it forThe Bubble. Defensa y Justicia v Arsenal de Sarandí might not be a properclásico but it could well be an interesting match all the ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera, seventh round: all the goals

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I'm a couple of days late posting up this video, but here are all the goals from last weekend's Primera División action, which saw Lanús' unbeaten record ended by Racing and considerably more surprisingly, Rosario Central's unbeaten start come crashing ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera, seventh round: all the goals

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I'm a couple of days late posting up this video, but here are all the goals from last weekend's Primera División action, which saw Lanús' unbeaten record ended by Racing and considerably more surprisingly, Rosario Central's unbeaten start come crashing ... Continue reading →

River Plate v Boca Juniors: some links to watch on

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The new television situation for the Primera in Argentina means three different channels are showing thesuperclásico this afternoon (in case you stumble on this page in months or even years' time, this is the 6th March, 2016superclásico I'm talking about). ... Continue reading →

River Plate v Boca Juniors: some links to watch on

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The new television situation for the Primera in Argentina means three different channels are showing thesuperclásico this afternoon (in case you stumble on this page in months or even years' time, this is the 6th March, 2016superclásico I'm talking about). ... Continue reading →

Primera 2016 preview: round 6

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The sixth round of the 2016 Torneo de Transición is upon us, and it's a big one, because on Sunday River Plate host Boca Juniors in thesuperclásico. It will be Guillermo Barros Schelotto's second match in charge of Boca, as ... Continue reading →

Primera 2016 preview: round 6

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The sixth round of the 2016 Torneo de Transición is upon us, and it's a big one, because on Sunday River Plate host Boca Juniors in thesuperclásico. It will be Guillermo Barros Schelotto's second match in charge of Boca, as ... Continue reading →

Fortnightly opinion: Guillermo Barros Schelotto joins Boca Juniors

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Following Rodolfo Arruabarrena's sacking as Boca Juniors manager on Monday, the club wasted little time appointing a successor, and on Tuesday Guillermo Barros Schelotto was confirmed in charge of the league and Copa Argentina champions. In my latest opinion piece ... Continue reading →

Rodolfo Arruabarrena sacked by Boca Juniors

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On Monday, following Sunday evening's 1-0 defeat away to Racing and with a Copa Libertadores group game at home to the same opponents and next weekend'ssuperclásico away to River Plate coming up, Boca Juniors sacked their manager, Rodolfo Arruabarrena. Four ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera preview: round 5

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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 forThe Bubble, previewing the weekend and highlighting the matches you should definitely make sure not ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera, fourth round: all the goals

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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 ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera preview: round 4

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The fourth round of Primera División action kicks off on Friday afternoon, and as usual I've previewed it forThe Bubble. There are a number of attractive games in this round, with the Avellanedaclásico between Independiente and Racing the most obvious ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera, third round: all the goals

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TheFútbol Para Todos video of all the goals from the round just gone isstill not in HD, for some reason. But fingers crossed this time they don't decide to lock it after a few hours. It includes all five from ... Continue reading →

Weekly football preview: round 3

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There's a midweek round of matches in Argentina this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and I'm back forThe Bubble to preview it, picking out the matches you should definitely make time for, the ones you might want to put on in ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera, second round: all the goals

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The second round of matches in this year's Primera brought only one win for the Big Five 2-1 for San Lorenzo against Sarmiento. There were fine goals for Atlético Tucumán and Belgrano in their wins over Boca Juniors and ... Continue reading →

Videos

Primera 2016, round 13: all the goals

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All the goals from the 'weekend' of action which ended on Tuesday evening are here for your viewing pleasure, including a couple of fine diving headers in Mar Del Plata to kick things off, and a wonderful strike from Jaime ... Continue reading →

Primera 2016, round 13: all the goals

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All the goals from the 'weekend' of action which ended on Tuesday evening are here for your viewing pleasure, including a couple of fine diving headers in Mar Del Plata to kick things off, and a wonderful strike from Jaime ... Continue reading →

Primera 2016, round 12: all the goals

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The round ofclásicos was by a long way the lowest-scoring weekend in an otherwise goal-packed championship, but there were some goals, including a superb free kick from Santiago García for Godoy Cruz against San Martín in the wine region derby, ... Continue reading →

Primera 2016, round 12: all the goals

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The round ofclásicos was by a long way the lowest-scoring weekend in an otherwise goal-packed championship, but there were some goals, including a superb free kick from Santiago García for Godoy Cruz against San Martín in the wine region derby, ... Continue reading →

Primera 2016, tenth round: all the goals

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A few days late, this post, but here are all the goals from last weekend's Primera División action, including two penalty-taking goalkeepers, a hat trick for Huracán forward Ramón Ábila and an amazing late comeback from Vélez Sarsfield to hand ... Continue reading →

Primera 2016, tenth round: all the goals

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A few days late, this post, but here are all the goals from last weekend's Primera División action, including two penalty-taking goalkeepers, a hat trick for Huracán forward Ramón Ábila and an amazing late comeback from Vélez Sarsfield to hand ... Continue reading →

Primera 2016, eighth round: all the goals

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There were 52 goals in 15 matches in the eighth round of Primera action, and average of almost three and a half per game, and the high point wasanother 6-3 away win for Racing, again in the province of Santa ... Continue reading →

Primera 2016, eighth round: all the goals

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There were 52 goals in 15 matches in the eighth round of Primera action, and average of almost three and a half per game, and the high point wasanother 6-3 away win for Racing, again in the province of Santa ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera, sixth round: all the goals

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The superclásico was disappointing, but we didn't have to look far for goals in Argentina this weekend; there were 48 in total, an average of 3.2 per game. That total included nine in Santa Fe, where Racing got a 6-3 ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera, sixth round: all the goals

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The superclásico was disappointing, but we didn't have to look far for goals in Argentina this weekend; there were 48 in total, an average of 3.2 per game. That total included nine in Santa Fe, where Racing got a 6-3 ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera, fifth round: all the goals

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The goals from the fifth round of matches in the Primera División are up now, and it seemsFútbol Para Todos have listened to my weekly complaints on Twitter (yes, I'm claiming full responsibility here) because they're in HD! There was ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera, first round: all the goals

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Here are all the goals from the first round of Primera División action, which saw River Plate thrash Quilmes, San Lorenzo held away to Patronato and Racing beaten by Atlético Tucumán. Filed under: Goal videos, Independiente, Primera A, Racing Club, ... Continue reading →

Liverpool

Two articles: a Lucas Alario profile, and Álvaro Recoba’s farewell party

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I was busy on Thursday (busy by the standards of an underemployed freelancer, at least). I wrote three articles, and two of them are already online. ForThe Mirror, here's a profile of one of Liverpool's transfer targets, River Plate centre ... Continue reading →

Two articles: a Lucas Alario profile, and Álvaro Recoba’s farewell party

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I was busy on Thursday (busy by the standards of an underemployed freelancer, at least). I wrote three articles, and two of them are already online. ForThe Mirror, here's a profile of one of Liverpool's transfer targets, River Plate centre ... Continue reading →