River Plate: the rebuilding begins, and next season’s new horizons

The morning after the night before, River Plate are being forced to adjust to life as a Nacional B institution. J.J. López is gone as manager, and might leave the club altogether. Ramón Díaz, who watched the game on television in Miami, has offered to take charge in the second division. Juan Pablo Carrizo returns... Continue Reading →

A country in chaos

One day after Paul the Octopus died, Argentina's former president Néstor Kirchner also passed away. He was the husband of current president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and the whole country's been thrown into chaos for the day, as if it wasn't already by the national census that's caused businesses across the land to close down... Continue Reading →

All the ups and downs

As I've done in every year of HEGS' existence, always at great inconvenience to myself (seriously, you wouldn't believe how long it takes to pull this information together for such a short post) you'll find here the only single page on the whole internet (I think) with all of Argentina's promotions and relegations, across every... Continue Reading →

Gimnasia do it again

Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata lost the first leg of their Promoción last year away to Atlético Rafaela 3-0, but still stayed up. This week, they lost the first leg 1-0 away to Atlético Rafaela, but after a dramatic second half they've kept their place in the Primera División, winning 3-1 in La Plata for... Continue Reading →

Ascenso TV rights

Argentine sides enter The Copa Sudamericana on Tuesday night, with Tigre hosting San Lorenzo in the first leg of their preliminary round tie as I type, but I'm buggered if I'm staying up until the thing finishes - the goals will be online on Wednesday night. Given the fuss over the Primera División TV rights... Continue Reading →

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