Cantero loses his battle against Independiente’s barra brava

A brief update as, once again, I try and haul HEGS back on track. I've just written a piece for ESPNFC about the resignation of Javier Cantero, who stepped down as Independiente president a week ago today. Read about why he's left the club and why it was a sad day in Argentine football's struggle against violence... Continue Reading →

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Hand Of Pod 12: death at the match & Argentina’s Libertadores crew

In the twelfth episode of Hand Of Pod, the Anglophone world's foremost (and, indeed, only) Argentine football podcast, Sam, English Dan and Seba welcome back Australian Dan from his sojourn around Mendiza and Córdoba. There's a big discussion on the main issue of the weekend, the death of San Lorenzo fan Ramón Aramayo at the... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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