2010 Clausura round 15: the fallout, and the last four goals

The goals from the 2-2 draw between Arsenal de Sarandí and Argentinos Juniors are online now at last, and are embedded below for your viewing pleasure. Now I'm finally able to say I've enjoyed a weekend of football action as HEGS author in Buenos Aires, I can also attempt something new to HEGS - you'll... Continue Reading →

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Just more passionate fans, eh?

One or two of the comments on my most recent Soccernet article suggest that Argentina's barra bravas are no more than choreographed fans who are more passionate about the game than typical English fans who turn up to the game and eat prawn sandwiches without looking at the pitch (that's a typical English fan, apparently).... Continue Reading →

A deal with the devil

UK readers may remember that a month or so ago I was writing in When Saturday Comes about the Argentine government's under-the-radar plans to try and finance a large group of barra bravas to travel to the World Cup in South Africa come June. A couple of weeks ago there were some further developments, and... Continue Reading →

New year reading matter

If you're an eagle-eyed regular reader of HEGS, you may recall at some point during the last week a comment being made about dodgy Argentine NGOs trying to help secure funding for certain barra brava gangs to travel to the World Cup in South Africa to support the national side in June. Now, if you... Continue Reading →

More pain for Huracán

Following the misery of having lost the clásico to San Lorenzo on Saturday, it was announced on Sunday - the same day that there was trouble prior to the Rosario derby - by prosecutor Walter López that the Estadio Tomás A. Ducó would be closed provisionally whilst an investigation is underway into incidents prior to... Continue Reading →

Rodrigo Silvera’s mum speaks out

Tuesday night saw the return of football hooliganism to England after stabbings outside the West Ham United vs Milwall League Cup match, but there's been a small step forward in the battle against violence in Argentine football. You've probably not heard of Rodrigo Silvera if you're not Argentine. Back in November (the 1st, to be... Continue Reading →

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