Torneo Final 2014 round 2: not just a crapping dog

Yes, a dog crapped on the pitch during Rosario Central v River Plate on Sunday. You've all seen the pictures and/or videos, so let's move on, because some other stuff happened during the second weekend of Torneo Final action. Most notably, there was a tentative move - could it be? - away from the heavy... Continue Reading →


Friday night football: starting where the Torneo Inicial left off?

Friday evening's matches brought one draw - a 0-0 between Vélez Sarsfield and Tigre in front of an empty stadium in Liniers - and two home wins; 1-0 to Estudiantes against Arsenal de Sarandí, and more surprisingly, 2-0 to Olimpo against the champions San Lorenzo in Bahía Blanca. The Torneo Inicial saw home advantage count... Continue Reading →

¡San Lorenzo campeón! (Video)

Sunday evening saw the 2013 Torneo Inicial come to a close with two matches which saw the only four teams with chances of the title play each other. Leaders San Lorenzo - who started the day with 32 points - visited Vélez Sarsfield (30), whilst Newell's Old Boys (30) hosted newly-crowned Copa Sudamericana winners Lanús... Continue Reading →

American (or US-based) HEGS readers might already have heard of one of North America's newest soccer publications, the beautiful glossy magazine Howler. Their third issue is out this week, and along with other fascinating articles, it contains a contribution by me. I've translated and explained a few of the most well-known chants from one of Argentina's most... Continue Reading →

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