Slide Rule Passes And…Slide Rules

“Title challengers, and relegation battlers. Under normal circumstances, the two would be mutually exclusive terms in which to describe a football team. Under the unique way in which the Argentine system is run, though, they’re more than compatible. On Sunday, River Plate lost for the first time this season, putting them in the direct relegation positions for the first time this year in spite of the fact that they’re only two points off the lead in the title race. Only in Argentina.” (In Bed with Maradona)

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