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It’s a very long winter, this one. For Argentine football fans (and fans of Argentine football), I mean. It might not always be dull, what with the good old Argentine Football Association (AFA) finding new and increasingly amazing ways to …

Let it never be said that the members of the Normalization Committee running the Argentine Football Association (AFA) at the moment aren’t persistent. There are many things to be sorted out still before the new domestic season begins in mid-late …

Remember how earlier this week we were all terrified about the possibility of having the Argentine Football Association (AFA) kicked out of FIFA, thus barring the national team and all clubs from international competitions? Well, it looks like that’s not

Even by the lofty standards of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), the last couple of weeks have been a bit mad. The ongoing discussions of a Super League haven’t gone away, but they’ve been added to by the government’s recent …

The end of the domestic football season is almost upon us, and while we still don’t have a clue what format (or which TV channels) we’ll be watching the Argentine league in next season (this week’s Hand Of Pod

We’ve only got two rounds of matches left (plus the championship final) in the Torneo de Transición, but there are still things to be decided yet, including one of the final spots, 2017 Copa Libertadores qualification and that one …

The midweek fixtures were brutal for Argentine clubs, as Tuesday and Wednesday saw Huracán, River Plate and Racing all exit the Copa Libertadores — Rosario Central and Boca Juniors are left flying the flag on the continental stage after their …

Leicester City is champion of England. In a result as brilliant as it is unexpected, the league which in many ways seems set up to provide the smallest chance of a genuine surprise champion has one of the most surprising …

Well, last weekend’s football was rubbish, wasn’t it? It turns out having a whole lot of high-pressure, tension-filled rivalry matches all on one weekend is disastrous for an otherwise high-scoring league’s goals-per-game average. Even in last weekend’s non-derby matches the …

Every football fan likes a good clásico, and boy have we got a lot of them coming up this weekend. No fewer than eight of this weekend’s Primera División matches are derby rivalries of some intensity or another, and …