Though many fans of River Plate are still slowly coming to terms with the thought of having to play in the second division in Argentina, others have already begun planning and thinking about the challenge ahead.
Today, I became “one of those fans”. The kind whose team just got relegated, whose goal now is merely to get back to what they once were, rather than in striving to be the best. The kind who are caught crying in the stands at the sheer helplessness of watching your team fail utterly.
What’s your team? I get asked that question all the time when people first learn I’m a football fan. And they usually learn that pretty quickly, since being Argentine is fairly synonymous with being a football fan, in the view of most of the football-playing world. My answer is pretty simple: River Plate. I’m very proud… Continue reading Saving my love and hate for the future
River Plate are in a serious relegation battle in Argentina as the season kicks off, and it has me looking at the concept of relegation in a whole new light. Suddenly, my nature as a football fan has changed and the wins of the past mean little. All that matters is The Average.
The transfer activity by Real Madrid and Manchester City has created the false impression that the transfer market has been quite active. Actually, the opposite may be true.
After a truly awful campaign, River Plate is looking to sell off its assets to balance the books. The outgoing club administration is try to at least leave without a financial deficit, but it’s the deficit in football that concerns most fans, and selling off major players wouldn’t seem to be a step in the right direction to right that ship. Or would it?
The poor performance of Argentine clubs in this year’s Copa Libertadores is just another example of mismanagement on the part of the administrations of those institutions