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Select articles from the publication El Hogar that offer images of famous teams and players in 1915. This issue of the magazine from 1915 is one of the earliest examples of a soccer-focused magazine publication in Argentina.
Alumni Athletic Club (white shorts) and Porteño (dark shorts) compete for the during the league championship in 1911 at Club Gimnasia y Esgrima de Buenos Aires. Alumni won 2-1 and secured the league title once again (10 titles in 12 years). [Image in…
British referees make their debut at the start of the 1948 first division season. The Buenos Aires Herald notes that the foreign officials "controlled all the games, and each one did a definitely good job of work."
An arduous effort by Boca to win this game contrasts with El Grafico's coverage of 'anti-futbol'
Critical assessment of the continued use of violence by River's opponents and the failure of referees to sanction them. No reference is provided to determine if any River player does the same.
Because El Gráfico was busy heaping praise on itself the previous week, this delayed summary of La Plata's stadium disaster, focusing on the safety and well being of people who attend these matches.
First article on Juan Carlos Lorenzo Much is made of his attempt to bring in tactics from Europe, but which El Grafico found as not very novel and not a solution to what Argentine football lacks…rather a continuation of its problems
After capturing the 1954 primera "B" title, Estudiantes returns to the first division
Both Racing and Estudiantes emerged in 1966 as revelatory teams, albeit different in approaches. One attacked with long balls and four forwards, while the other focused on preventing goals and counterattacking through its midfield.
Gimnasia y Esgrima is one of the two major clubs from La Plata
The loss by neighborhood rival Racing provides Independiente a chance to do what their neighbors could not: win against a team from La Plata. This is a form of masculinity where fans could emasculate rival fans from Racing by stating that they were…
The use of overly defensive styles and tactical fouls is becoming more commonplace
The trend towards catenaccion continues as teams play in overtly defensive and physical styles
Punched and kicked by a mob waiting in the tunnel during the match, a Boca Juniors player is attacked (who let these assailants in the tunnel?)
The main article chastises club and city officials for not taking stadium security seriously until a tragedy occurs. Another article looks at the effect of new stadium investigations on Ferro Oeste.
Early photograph of Gimnasia y Esgrima (Buenos Aires)
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