Riquelme says yes to Tigre, but will Boca let him go?

Saturday has brought news that's been expected for some time in Argentine football; Juan Román Riquelme, who announced he wouldn't be playing for Boca Juniors again in the wake of their defeat in last year's Copa Libertadores final, has agreed terms with his local club Tigre (of whom he's a lifelong fan), defeated finalists in... Continue Reading →

Copa Sudamericana: Tigre and Millionarios fight out a goalless draw in semi-final first leg

In Victoria on Tuesday night, Tigre played in a continental semi-final for the first time in their history, in spite of the fact that in the league their form has been so poor they're still without a domestic win this season. In each of their previous Sudamericana home matches, they'd scored four goals. The pattern... Continue Reading →

Struggling rivalry

I've been in Barcelona on holiday since Wednesday, hence the lack of action on HEGS during the past few days, but before I left I still kept myself busy off-blog by writing a piece for ESPN Soccernet on the managerial pressures at Argentina's two domestic giants, River Plate and Boca Juniors. If you'd like to... Continue Reading →

Movement of jah people

Next season's Argentines Abroad (on which note, the HEGS / MA Award winner will be announced on Thursday) are swelling their ranks in the annual exodus from the banks of the Paraná and Río de la Plata (the rivers of Babyl... I'll stop, shall I? OK). Rodrigo Palacio is finally leaving La Bombonera and Santiago... Continue Reading →

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