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It's been a busy day. As well as making my radio debut (repeated on http://www.resonancefm.com/listen tomorrow at 3:30pm UK time, or there's a podcast up in the next couple of days for those who missed it earlier), I've also been previewing the eighth round of the 2010 Torneo Apertura, which is already underway, for In... Continue Reading →

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Public appearances

Those HEGS readers who are living in London - and, indeed, those who aren't - are in for a special treat today. From 9pm British Summer Time, you'll be able to enjoy the sound of my dulcet tones on your radio airwaves, as I'll be joining in the discussion on Resonance FM's Cafe Calcio football... Continue Reading →

More barras deported

The South African authorities have confirmed that eighteen more barra bravas forming part of the NGO-sponsored Hinchadas Unidas Argentinas group will be deported back to Argentina from South Africa shortly, after causing disturbances during Argentina's opening World Cup match against Nigeria. These deportations add to the ones from last week when the group first landed... Continue Reading →

Under investigation?

As the selección engaged in a game of attack vs defence which supposedly revealed Diego Maradona's first-choice eleven for Saturday's World Cup debut against Nigeria, funny goings-on were underway on Tuesday morning back in Buenos Aires. The barra bravas deported from South Africa are planning legal recourse to return to watch the tournament, whilst another... Continue Reading →

Running free, and getting caught

After the military-style concentración for the first week of Argentina's stay in South Africa, and the opening-up of training to the press over the last few days, the selección's players have finally been allowed an afternoon off following a morning training session, as Diego Maradona edges closer to deciding on his starting XI against Nigeria.... Continue Reading →

Violence for export

When the Argentine national team flew to South Africa a week ago today, twenty-two barra bravas from Chacarita Juniors and Boca Juniors were on the same flight, in the economy section. The AFA denied any knowledge of this, but one of them was, in 2009, used as an AFA-approved bodyguard for one of Lionel Messi's... Continue Reading →

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