Tag Archives: Boca Juniors

Everything Wrong With Argentine Football In 58 Seconds

A couple of weeks ago, a Boca Juniors barra recorded and released this set of rules for all Xeneize players to adhere to. Unsurprisingly, loyalty and subservience to the Boca tribe are of paramount importance, and they come at the expense of all decency and … Continue reading

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Watching Football In Buenos Aires: A Beginner’s Guide

This originally appeared in Playground Buenos Aires magazine. Watching football in Buenos Aires is unique. No other city can match the sheer number of teams here or the passion of the Porteño fans. There are twenty-four clubs within the Capital and … Continue reading

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Hand Of Pod: Episode 132

I once again appeared on the Hand Of Pod podcast this week, discussing two rounds of Argentine Primera fixtures and the two matches I was at in person. We also look at San Lorenzo’s return to form, Boca’s utter abjectness … Continue reading

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Looking For Riquelme – Part IV: The Riquelmista Who Played With Fire

The further we walked from El Viaducto, the more determined I was to get into Arsenal vs Boca at any cost. Aware that we were on potentially hostile territory, I refrained from articulating this thought to Santi and Nico, who … Continue reading

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Looking For Riquelme – Part III: Where There Is A Will, There Is A Way

I had been in Argentina for a month before the opportunity arose to see Juan Román Riquelme in action. As I arrived halfway through the Torneo Inicial season, there were plenty of Boca Juniors games being played. There was one … Continue reading

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Looking For Riquelme – Part II: The Wilderness Years

The 2007 Copa América was a glorious tournament for fans of Juan Román Riquelme – except, that is, for me. While Riquelme was giving arguably his best national team performances, scoring five of Argentina’s sixteen goals in the tournament and … Continue reading

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Looking For Riquelme – Part I: Discovering A Genius

I was about twelve when I first became aware of Juan Román Riquelme. I’d love to lie and say that I discovered him on late-night broadcasts of Boca Juniors matches; that I stayed up late to watch him humiliate Real … Continue reading

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