Copa Libertadores 2013: Comeback king Ronaldinho leads Galo to first title

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON LOVELY LEFT FOOT When Ronaldinho, overweight and under-motivated, left Flamengo amidst a cloud of discontent and controversy, it looked as if his career was spirally towards an ignominious end. … Continue reading

Under-20 World Cup 2013 Best XI

FULL ARTICLE FEATURED AT BACK PAGE FOOTBALL France emerged victorious from a penalty shootout with Uruguay to win their first ever U20 World title in Istanbul on Saturday.  After a slow start to… Continue reading

Torneo Final 2013 Best XI

With the Torneo Final done and dusted, Mala Leche picks it’s dream team of the season.  The formation is directly inspired by the deserved success of champions Newell’s and so Mala Leche FC… Continue reading

Torneo Final 2013 End of Season Awards

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON BACK PAGE FOOTBALL As the Torneo Final draws to a close, Mala Leche reflects on what has been another turbulent, unpredictable, occasionally bizarre and thoroughly exciting season in Argentina.… Continue reading

Ballz, Beerz & Bratwurstz (?)

BLOG FIRST FEATURED ON ‘THE MISERABLE TWO’ Love it or hate it, football is a global language.  It’s ubiquitous presence around the globe means it is always likely to be a point of… Continue reading

Another Fallen Giant

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON INSIDE FUTBOL The notions of what constitutes a club ‘big’ are always prone for debate amongst football fans.  Success – be it recent or historical – is usually key… Continue reading

A Boludo Abroad: The Adventures of Pablo Migliore

  Former San Lorenzo goalkeeper Pablo Migliore, following a brief spell in prison for aiding and abetting an alleged murderer, is beginning a new chapter of his life in Croatia with Dinamo Zagreb. … Continue reading

Return of the Scoundrel

ARTICLE FIRST FEATURED ON INSIDE FUTBOL Up in the remote north western province of Jujuy last Sunday, a 16 minute hat trick sealed the return to the top flight of one of the… Continue reading

5 Breakthrough pibes of the Torneo Final

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE AT INSIDEFUTBOL Argentina has a long and illustrious history of producing exciting young players and, despite failures at international  youth level, that trend is showing no signs of abating. … Continue reading

Everyone loves an underdog

The term ‘football hipster’ is increasingly creeping into modern footballing parlance despite what feels like an apparent tide of unilateral unpopularity.  Poured scorn upon by bread&butter types and niche experts alike, it seems that the… Continue reading

Super Schelotto Bros.

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE AT INSIDEFUTBOL As the Torneo Final reaches its half way stage, the race for the title is beginning to take shape.  Among those fighting for the top spot are… Continue reading

Bayan Mahmud: A Road Less Travelled

Stowed away on a boat travelling to an unknown location, Bayan Mahmud could not have imagined what lay ahead.  28 months ago he was fleeing from a tribal war in his native Ghana,… Continue reading

Revista del Argieball: Week 5

LANUS FINALLY BREACHED BUT REMAIN TOP Lanus remain top of the table after beating a weakened Arsenal side 2-1 on Sunday.  Ismael Blanco put the hosts in front with a neat finish from… Continue reading

Willy or Won’t He?

(Article first featured on Lovely Left Foot) With the next round of World Cup qualifiers just around the corner, Argentina sit top of the group with 20 points from nine games and look well… Continue reading

Revista del Argieball: week 4

BOCA HUMBLED AS UNION END DROUGHT The big story of the week was Juan Roman Riquelme’s return to the field in what was supposed to be a routine win for Boca at home… Continue reading